The Greatest Music Samples Ever!

From complete lifts to subtle homages, samples have always been a crucial piece of hip-hop. They’ve also been used in all sub-genres of popular music for decades. These sampled beats and melodies often gain more fame than the songs they borrowed it from. Imitation is the highest form of flattery after all! Here we go through music’s best uses of samples ever!

  1.  ‘Paper Planes’ (2008)– M.I.A.

Sampled from ‘Straight to Hell’–The Clash 

  1. First Class–Jack Harlow

Sampled from Glamorous–Fergie

  1. ‘Crazy In Love’ (2003)– Beyoncé 

              Sampled from ‘Are You My Woman (Tell Me So)’- The Chi-Lites

  1. ‘Hung Up’ (2005)—Madonna

             Sampled from ABBA – ‘Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)’

  1. Vegas-Doja Cat

              Sampled from Hound Dog – Elvis Presley

  1. I’m Good (Blue)-David Guetta and Bebe Rexha

Sampled from Blue (Da Ba Dee)–Eiffel 65 

  1. RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)– Black Eyed Peas, J Balvin

Sampled from The Rhythm of the Night—Corona

  1. Ride It—Regard

Sampled from Ride It—Jay Sean