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A sample is a portion of one sound recording and used as an instrument or element of a new recording. For more information, see the Wikipedia entry for sampling.

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All Summer Long
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Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sweet Home Alabama
All Summer Long
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Werewolves of London
Kid Rock
At The River
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Patti Page
Groove Armada sampled Patti Page's "Old Cape Cod"
Bitter Sweet Symphony
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Andrew Oldham Orchestra
The Verve sampled Andrew Oldham Orchestra's "The Last Time" -- A court case decided that The Verve had used too much of a sample of the orchestrated version of The Last Time. Bitter Sweet Symphony is now credited to Jagger and Richards.
Cellphone's Dead
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Herbie Hancock
Beck sampled Herbie Hancock's "Chameleon"
Come With Me
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Led Zeppelin
Puff Daddy sampled Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir" -- One of two singles from the Godzilla soundtrack
Crazy in Love
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The Chi-Lites
Beyoncé Knowles sampled The Chi-Lites' "Are You My Woman (Tell Me So)"
Dub Be Good To Me
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The Clash
Beats International sampled The Clash's "Guns Of Brixton" -- Beats International was another Norman Cook AKA Fatboy Slim project and Dub Be Good To Me is actually a cover version of the SOS Band's Just Be Good To Me.
Eye Know
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Otis Redding
De La Soul sampled Otis Redding's "Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay" -- Just the Whistlin'
Funky Cold Medina
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Tone Loc sampled Foreigner's "Hot Blooded"
Ghetto Supastar
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James Brown
Pras, Michel, ODB & Mya sampled James Brown's "Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved"
Got 'Til It's Gone
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Joni Mitchell
Janet Jackson sampled Joni Mitchell's "Big Yellow Taxi"
Hand on the Pump
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Gene Chandler
Cypress Hill sampled Gene Chandler's "Duke of Earl"
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The Smiths
Soho sampled The Smiths' "How Soon is Now?" -- The song was covered later by those naughty Russkies t.A.T.u
Hot Stuff
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David Bowie
Craig David sampled David Bowie's "Let's Dance"
How U Get a Record Deal
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Three Dog Night
Big Daddy Kane sampled Three Dog Nights's "An Old Fashioned Love Song"
I Am Stretched on Your Grave
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James Brown
Sinéad O'Connor sampled James Brown's "Funky Drummer"
I'll Be Missing You
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The Police
Puff Daddy & The Family feat. Faith Evans & 112 sampled The Police's "Every Breath You Take"
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
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Negativland sampled U2's "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"
Jimmy James
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Beastie Boys sampled The Jimi Hendrix Experience's "EXP"
Like Toy Soldiers
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Eminem sampled Martika's "Toy Soldiers"
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The Whispers
Will Smith sampled The Whispers' "And The Beat Goes On"
My Name Is
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Labi Siffre
Eminem sampled Labi Siffre's "I Got The"
Pump Up The Volume
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Stock Aitken Waterman
MARRS sampled Stock Aiken Waterman's "Roadblock"
Ready or Not
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The Fugees sampled Enya's "Boadicea"
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Ja Rule sampled Toto's "Africa"
Rhymin’ & Stealin’
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Led Zeppelin
Beastie Boys sampled Led Zeppelin's "When the Levee Breaks"
Set Adrift on Memory Bliss
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Spandau Ballet
PM Dawn sampled Spandau Ballet's "True"
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Sugababes sampled Sting's "Shape of my Heart"
Shot You Down
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Nancy Sinatra
Audio Bullys sampled Nancy Sinatra's "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)"
Something Good
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Kate Bush
Utah Saints sampled Kate Bush's "Cloudbusting"
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Eminem sampled Dido's "Thank You"
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Weather Report
Portishead sampled Weather Report's "Elegant People"
Transeuropean Express
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Afrika Bambata
Kraftwerk sampled Afrika Bambata's "Planet Rock" -- Mr Bambata didn't make much money out of this early hip hop classic, but those pesky Germans did
U Can't Touch This
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Rick James
MC Hammer sampled Rick James' "Super Freak"
Who Stole the Soul?
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Soul Searchers
Public Enemy sampled Soul Searchers' "Blow Your Whistle"
Will 2K
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The Clash
Will Smith sampled The Clash's "Rock the Casbah"
Without Me
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Malcolm McLaren and the World's Famous Supreme Team
Eminem sampled Malcolm McLaren and the World's Famous Supreme Team's "Buffalo Girls"

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