Tagged: Best Samples

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Best Samples: Father Figure

Back in 1993, P.M. Dawn released a hit single called “Looking Through Patient Eyes” that sampled George Michael’s 1987 hit “Father Figure”. The tune takes George Michael’s melody and adds a dash of poetry...

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Who Sampled Who

Explore the DNA of music by finding out what songs are contained in and covered by others. For example, the late Mac Miller sampled the Carpenters’ song “We’ve Only Just Begun” in one of...

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Best Samples: Big Beat

Did you know that Billy Squier is most sampled classic rock artist of all-time? The most surprising thing is the tune “Big Beat”, not one of Billy’s big hits, has been sampled by Run...

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Best Samples: Got To Be Real

Cheryl Lynn’s hit “Got To Be Real” is one of the most recognizable disco/funk bass grooves of all-time. The tune spent three weeks at #12 on the pop chart and hit number one on...

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Best Samples: I’m Coming Out

Diana Ross released the tune “I’m Coming Out” in 1980 and it climbed to #5 during the last days of disco. Seventeen years later, The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Puff Daddy and Mase released “Mo...

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Best Samples: True

The guitar riff from the 1983 number one hit song “True” by Spandau Ballet is instantly recognizable. Whenever the 1980s are recreated cinematically, this iconic melody by Spandau Ballet is mystically in the background. The tune...

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Best Samples: Every Breath You Take

Per Wikipedia, “I’ll Be Missing You” is a song recorded by rapper Puff Daddy and Faith Evans, featuring R&B group 112, in memory of fellow Bad Boy Records artist Christopher “The Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace....

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Best Samples: Owner of a Lonely Heart

Did you know that Owner of a Lonely Heart” by Yes was sampled in a fun rap song “Tic Tac Toe” by Kyper? “Tic Tac Toe” charted on the Billboard Top 40 in the...

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Best Samples: Valerie

One of my favorite samples of all-time is from Steve Winwood’s 1987 remix of the tune “Valerie”. In 2004, Eric Prydz sampled “Valerie” in his dance hall hit “Call on Me”. Per Wikipedia, “Call...