SAMPLE THIS

A history of sampling songs (this is only the beginning....this page will be growing all the time)



Sampling did not begin with the rap 'geniuses' of the 90s like P.Diddy and Will Smith. Oh no. Forms of 'sampling' (ie: quoting, allusions) have been used in literature and in music since the dawn of man. In the 50s and 60s, for example, Chuck Berry's distinctive guitar playing was 'sampled' by The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and more. The Beach Boys & John Lennon even got sued cos of it. In the 70s, George Harrison was sued for unintentionally sampling the Chiffons "He's So Fine" when he wrote "My Sweet Lord" (smooth move). So yeah, it's not a new thing, Puffy. When rap and hip hop emerged in the later part of the 20th century, disco proved to be the main source of sampling. Rap's first big breakout, "Rapper's Delight" by the Sugar Hill Gang took the entire song "Good Times" by Chic (which was a #1 hit in 1979, btw) and just rapped different lyrics to it.

Kool and the Gang, James Brown, Parliament Funkadelic, and many disco and soul artists found their songs sampled by these new pioneers. And some didn't like it. Biz Markie, 2 Live Crew, haha, even Vanilla Ice were sued for using samples. Don't mess with Queen and David Bowie, cracker.

Soon enough, the artists being sampled realized that damn, they could make a lot of money if rappers sampled their songs. In the mid-90s, sampling in rap flourished, mainly due to the fact that some of these old geezer's needed money, and they didn't turn down any offers to be sampled. Without the interference from the artists, rappers started sampling like crazy....but sacrificing major dough for the perfect sample. Some examples:

-Puff Daddy got NO MONEY in publishing for "I'll Be Missing You", Sting got 100%
-Warren G got 50% of the royalties for "Regulate", Michael McDonald got 50%

In the late 90s, sampling was out of control due to Puffy and Will Smith who even fucking sampled THE CLASH. That's just WRONG. But sampling just doesn't want to go away, man. The funny thing is, most people nowadays don't even know when a song samples an old one. Take J.Lo's recent hit, I'm Gonna Be Alright". It samples Club Nouveau's "Why You Treat Me So Bad". Most of her teenage fans probably don't remember that song, and they seem to have forgotten when JESSICA SIMPSON AND P DIDDY also sampled that song in the PAST FOUR YEARS. Jesus.

This page is mainly here for reference, and to inform people that some of the current songs they enjoy heavily sample older songs that maybe deserve a listen!

If you want to add any songs that sample, EMAIL ME




THE FORMAT FOR THIS PAGE:

The song being sampled and who it's by
The song and arist that samples it.





NEWFOUND SAMPLES WILL BE LISTED AT THE TOP OF THE LIST, SO KEEP CHECKING BACK.



NEW ADDITIONS TO THE LIST !!!
(AUGUST 2006)



MADONNA-- "Holiday"
"A Public Affair", Jessica Simpson


DIANA ROSS-- "AINT NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH"
"A Public Affair", Jessica Simpson


THE MOON PEOPLE-- "Happy Soul"
"Aint No Other Man", Christina Aguilera


THE MOON PEOPLE-- "Hippy Skippy, Moon Strut"
"Aint No Other Man", Christina Aguilera


LOVE-- "She Comes in Colors"
"Beautiful Stranger", Madonna


LINDA LYDELL-- "What A Man"
"Whatta Man", Salt-N-Pepa feat. En Vouge





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AEROSMITH-- "Dream On"
"Sing For the Moment", Eminem


AEROSMITH-- "Walk This Way"
"Walk this Way", Run D.M.C


HERB ALPERT-- "Rise"
"Hypnotize", Notorious B.I.G


AMERICA-- "Ventura Highway"
"Someone To Call My Lover", Janet Jackson


ANDREA TRUE CONNECTION-- "More, More, More"
"Steal My Sunshine", Len


ANNIE (The Original Broadway Cast)-- "It's The Hard Knock Life"
"Hard Knock Life" (Ghetto Anthem), Jay-Z


DAVID AXELROD-- "Urizen"
"A Day At the Races", Jurassic 5


THE BEATLES-- "Obla-di, Obla-da"
"Why Don't You Get a Job", The Offspring


BEE GEES-- "Stayin' Alive"
"We Tryin' To Stay Alive", Wyclef


CHUCK BERRY*-- "Sweet Little Sixteen"
"Surfin' USA", The Beach Boys


BLONDIE-- "Rapture"
"I'll Be", Jay-Z and Foxxy Brown


DAVID BOWIE-- "Let's Dance"
"Been Around the World", Notorious B.I.G feat Puff Daddy and Ma$e


JAMES BROWN- "Funky Drummer" (aka the most sampled song ever with hundreds of samples)
"Shadrach", The Beastie Boys
"Mama Said Knock You Out", L L Cool J
"Oodles of O's", De La Soul
"Let Me Ride", Dr. Dre
"Rolling With the Heat", The Roots
"I Am Stretched on Your Grave", Sinead O'Connor
"Get Down", Nas
"Rebel Without a Pause", Public Enemy


JAMES BROWN-- "It's a Man's, Man's, Man's World" "
"Fallin'", Alicia Keys


B.T EXPRESS-- "Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)"
"Addictive (So Contagious)", Truth Hurts feat. Rakim


BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD-- "For What It's Worth"
"He Got Game", Public Enemy
"I Wish", Skee-Lo


CAMEO-- "Candy"
"Loverboy", Mariah Carey


CHANGE (FEAT. LUTHER VANDROSS)-- "The Glow of Love"
"All For You", Janet Jackson


CODY CHESNUTT- "The Seed"
"The Seed 2.0", The Roots feat. Cody Chesnutt


CHIC-- "Good Times"
"Rapper's Delight", Sugar Hill Gang
"Rapper's Delight", Erick Sermon featt Redman & Keith Murray


CHI-LITES-- "Are You My Woman"
"Crazy In Love", Beyonce feat. Jay-Z


THE CLASH-- "Rock The Casbah"
"Will 2K", Will Smith


GEORGE CLINTON-- "Atomic Dog"
"Booti Call", BLACKstreet


CLUB NOUVEAU-- "Why You Treat Me So Bad"
"Irresistible" (Remix), Jessica Simpson feat Lil Bow Wow

"Satisfy You", Puff Daddy feat. R. Kelly
"I'm Gonna Be Alright", Jennifer Lopez feat. Nas
"I Got 5 On It", Luniz


LYN COLLINS-- "Think (About It)"
"It Takes Two", Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock


DEBARGE-- "Stay With Me"
"One More Chance", Notorious B.I.G
"Foolish", Ashanti


DELFONICS-- "Ready or Not"
"Ready or Not", The Fugees


DIDO- "Thank You"
"Stan", Eminem


THE DOORS- "Five to One"
"The Takeover", Jay-Z


DURAN DURAN-- "Notorious"
"Notorious", Notorious B.I.G feat Puff Daddy


THE EAGLES-- "Those Shoes"
"High Plains Drifter", The Beastie Boys


THE FIVE STAIRSTEPS-- "Ooh Child"
"Truth", Janet Jackson


FREE-- "All Right Now"
"Funky Cold Medina", Tone Loc


MARVIN GAYE-- "Come Live With Me Angel"
"I Wanna Get To Know You", G-Unit feat. Joe


GARY GLITTER-- "Hello Hello"
"Hello", Oasis


GRANDMASTER FLASH AND THE FURIOUS FIVE-- "The Message"
"Check Yourself", Ice Cube
"Can't Nobody Hold Me Down", Puff Daddy feat. Mase



HERBIE HANCOCK-- "Cantaloupe Island"
"Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)", US3


LAURYN HILL-- "Mystery of Iniquity"
"All Falls Down", Kanye West


BRUCE HORNSBY & THE RANGE- "That's Just the Way It Is
"Changes", 2Pac


ISLEY BROTHERS- "Between the Sheets"
"Big Poppa", Notorious B.I.G


JACKSON 5-- "ABC"
"O.P.P", Naughty By Nature"
"Take Me There", Mya, Mase and BLACKstreet



JACKSON 5-- "I Want You Back"
"My Baby", Lil Romeo


RICK JAMES-- "Superfreak"
"U Can't Touch This", M.C Hammer


RICK JAMES-- "Mary Jane"
"I'm Real" (Remix), Jennifer Lopez feat. Ja Rule


JOHNNY JENKINS-- "I Walk On Guilded Splinters"
"Loser", Beck


JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE-- "Are You Experienced?"
"Passin Me By", Pharcyde


QUINCY JONES-- "Summer in the City"
"Passin Me By", The Pharcyde


K.C AND THE SUNSHINE BAND-- "Boogie Shoes"
"Take It To Da House", Trick Daddy


CHAKA KHAN-- "Through the Fire"
"Through the Wire", Kanye West


KOOL AND THE GANG-- "Jungle Boogie"
"You Want This", Janet Jackson


KOOL AND THE GANG-- "Summer Madness"
"Summertime", DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince


KRAFTWERK- "Trans-Europe Express"
"Planet Rock", Afrika Bambaata
"Ghetto Thang", De La Soul


KRS-ONE-- "South Bronx"
"Jenny from Tha Block", Jennifer Lopez feat. Styles & Jadakiss


DEBRA LAWS-- "Very Special"
"All I Have", Jennifer Lopez feat. LL Cool J


LED ZEPPELIN-- "Kashmir"
"Come With Me", Puff Daddy feat. Jimmy Page


CRAIG MACK-- "Flava In Ya Ear"
"Aint it Funny" (Remix), Jennifer Lopez feat. Ja Rule


MADONNA-- "Holiday"
"Stay Another Season", The Avalanches


MALO-- "Suavecito"
"Someday", Sugar Ray


LATA MANGESHKAR-- "Thoda Resham Lagta Hai"
"Addictive (So Contagious)", Truth Hurts feat. Rakim


HERBIE MANN-- "HiJack"
"Watch Out Now", The Beatnuts
"Jenny From Tha Block", Jennifer Lopez feat. Styles & Jadakiss


MARY JANE GIRLS-- "All Night Long"
"Tell Me", Groove Theory
"Around the Way Girl", LL Cool J


CURTIS MAYFIELD-- "Superfly"
"Tilt Ya Head Back", Nelly feat. Christina Aguilera


MICHAEL MCDONALD-- "I Keep Forgettin"
"Regulate", Warren G feat. Nate Dogg


JOHN MELLENCAMP- "Jack and Diane"
"I Think I'm In Love With You", Jessica Simpson


MIAMI SOUND MACHINE-- "Bad Boy"
"Feel So Good", Ma$e


JONI MITCHELL-- "Big Yellow Taxi"
"Got 'Till It's Gone", Janet Jackson feat. Q-Tip and Joni Mitchell


THE MOMENTS-- "Sexy Mama"
"It Was a Good Day", Ice Cube


THE MONKEES-- "Zilch"
"Mistadobalina", Del tha Funky Homosapian


THE MONKEES-- "Mary Mary"
"Mary Mary", Run DMC


M'TUME-- "Juicy Fruit"
"Juicy", Notorious B.I.G


STEVIE NICKS-- "Edge of Seventeen"
"Bootylicious", Destiny's Child


HARRY NILSSON-- "Me and My Arrow"
"Blazing Arrow", Blackalicious


OHIO PLAYERS-- "Funky Worm"
"Boom! Shake the Room", Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince


THE O'JAYS-- "Backstabbers"
"Wish I Didn't Miss You", Angie Stone


ANDREW LOOG OLDHAM-- "Last Time" (From a Rolling Stones Instrumentral Album)
"Bittersweet Symphony", The Verve


OZZY OSBOURNE-- "Crazy Train"
"Let's Go", Trick Daddy, Twista & Lil Jon


PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC-- "(not just) Knee Deep"
"Me, Myself, and I", De La Soul
"Funky Cold Medina", Tone Loc
"Dre Day", Dr. Dre
"What's My Name", Snoop Dogg


PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC- "Mothership Connection"
"Let Me Ride", Dr. Dre


ANN PEEBLES-- "I Can't Stand the Rain"
"The Rain", Missy Elliot


PHARCYDE-- "Passing Me By"
"Stutter" (Remix), Joe feat. Mystical


THE POLICE-- "Every Breath You Take"
"I'll Be Missing You", Puff Daddy feat Faith Evans and 112


QUEEN and DAVID BOWIE-- "Under Pressure"
"Ice Ice Baby", Vanilla Ice


REDMAN-- "Let's Get Dirty (I Can't Get in Da Club)"
"Dirrty", Christina Aguilera feat. Redman


KENNY ROGERS AND DOLLY PARTON-- "Islands in the Stream"
"Ghetto Supastar", Pras, Mya and ODB


DIANA ROSS-- "I'm Coming Out"
"Mo' Money, Mo' Problems", Notorious B.I.G feat Puff Daddy and Ma$e


ROSE ROYCE-- "I'm Goin Down"
"Oh Boy", Cam'ron


PATRICE RUSHEN-- "Forget Me Nots"
"Men In Black", Will Smith


SEALS AND CROFTS-- "Sweet Green Fields"
"Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See", Busta Rhymes


LABI SIFFRE-- "I Got The"
"My Name Is (Slim Shady)", Eminem


CARLY SIMON-- "You're So Vain"
"Son of a Gun" (I Betcha Think This Song Is About You), Janet Jackson feat Missy Elliot and P. Diddy.


SISTER SLEDGE-- "He's the Greatest Dancer"
"Gettin' Jiggy Wit It", Will Smith


SLICK RICK-- "Children's Story"
"This Is How We Do It", Montell Jordan


SLY & THE FAMILY STONE-- "Everday People"
"People Everyday", Arrested Development


SLY & THE FAMILY STONE-- "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)"
"Rhythm Nation", Janet Jackson


SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE-- "Loose Booty"
"Shadrach", The Beastie Boys


FRANKIE SMITH-- "Double Dutch Bus"
"Gossip Folks", Missy Elliot feat. Ludacris and Ms. Jade
"Snoop Dogg (D-O-Double-Gizzee!)", Snoop Dogg


SPANDEAU BALLET-- "True?"
"Set Adr ift on Memory Bliss", P.M Dawn


DUSTY SPRINGFIELD-- "Angel of the Morning"
"Angel", Shaggy


BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN-- "Born in the USA"
"Banned in the USA", 2 Live Crew


LISA STANSFIELD-- "All Around the World"
"Been Around The World", Notorious B.I.G feat Puff Daddy and Ma$e


STEELY DAN-- "Black Cow"
"Daydreamin'", Tatyana Ali
"Deja Vu", Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz
"Me Myself And I" (Remix), Beyonce


STEELY DAN-- "Peg"
"Eye Know", De La Soul


STEVE MILLER BAND-- "The Joker"
"Angel", Shaggy


SUGAR HILL GANG- "8th Wonder"
"(Woo-HA) Got You All In Check", Busta Rhymes


SWEET-- "Ballroom Blitz"
"Hey Ladies", The Beastie Boys


TOM TOM CLUB-- "Genius Of Love"
"Fantasy", Mariah Carey


2PAC-- "Me and My Girlfriend"
"'03 Bonnie & Clyde", Jay-Z feat. Beyonce
"Me and My Boyfriend", Toni Braxton


T. REX-- "Bang a Gong (Get It On)"
"Cigarettes & Alcohol", Oasis


The TURTLES-- "You Showed Me"
"Transmitting Live From Mars", De La Soul


FRANKIE VALLI-- "Grease"
"Joints & Jam", Black Eyed Peas


VAN HALEN-- "Jamie's Cryin"
"Wild Thing", Tone Loc


VANITY 6-- "Nasty Girl"
"I'm a Slave 4 U", Britney Spears


BILL WITHERS-- "Just the Two of Us"
"Just the Two of Us", Will Smith


BARRY WHITE-- "It's Ecstacy When You Lay Down Next To Me"
"Rock DJ", Robbie Williams
"You Bring Me Joy", Mary J. Blige



LENNY WILLIAMS-- "Cause I Love You"
"Overnight Celebrity", Twista


STEVIE WONDER-- "Pastime Paradise"
"Gangsta's Paradise", Coolio featuring LV.


STEVIE WONDER-- "DO I DO"
"Livin' it Up", Ja Rule feat. Case


STEVIE WONDER-- "I Wish"
Wild, Wild West", Will Smith feat Dru Hill & Kool Moe Dee


XSCAPE- "One of Those Love Songs"
"Thank God I Found You", Mariah Carey and 98 Degrees


*-Many songs in the past forty years have been modled/borrowed from Chuck Berry's guitar style including "Brown Sugar" (Rolling Stones), "Jumpin Jack Flash" (Stones), "Come Together" (Beatles), "Katmandu" (Bob Seger), "Back in the USSR" (Beatles), and "Fun, Fun, Fun" (Beach Boys). So I guess you can say that 'sampling' has been going on since the birth of Rock and Roll!




Resources:

The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits

the-breaks.com

I didn't use much of anything this site, but its a really awesome database of every sample and reference from the Beastie Boys' album "Paul's Boutique"

For De La Soul samples, this page is also very nice.

Here's a list of Gang Starr samples.

A long list of Parliament Funkadelic samples


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