Sounds Familiar: A Review Of the Most Sampled Songs Ever

Have you ever heard a song and had deja vu? It’s probably because it’s been sampled about a million times. There’s a reason why those bits and pieces from a particular song have been reused again and again. It’s because the original had a great beat, hook, or melody. While there have been artists or labels that have sued others over the reuse of their music, we kind of love it when we get that nostalgic feeling hearing a particular musical attribute in a different way. Not surprisingly, there are certain songs that had all the right features to have been sampled again and again in different ways. We reviewed the most sampled songs of all time to give you their history so you have a better idea of why they’ve been recycled by artist after artist.

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