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Top Ten Totally Audacious Samples In Pop

By: Clem Bastow

Posted 01/13/2006 - 09:04:58 AM by henry_s:
 "Fix Up, Look Sharp" by Dizzee Rascal, with it's Billy Squier sample ("Big Beat") strikes me as pretty damn audacious...Billy Squier!
Posted 01/13/2006 - 09:41:12 AM by Hubajube:
 I'm thinking Hippychick.
Posted 01/13/2006 - 10:04:23 AM by alasdair_d:
 The first time I heard Breakwater's "Release The Beast", I thought that the cheeky bastards had stolen the riff from Daft Punk's "Robot Rock" ... A quick and depressing trip to the liner notes told me otherwise.
Posted 01/13/2006 - 10:36:39 AM by theokcomputer:
 What about that song (by Ashanti maybe?) that rips Biggie's One More Chance?
Posted 01/13/2006 - 01:28:29 PM by GavinM:
 Yeah, Ashanti's "Foolish," Missy's "Lose Control," Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise" may even be more audacious than Will Smith's stuff (maybe about equal), Gwen's "Luxurious" audaciously rips off "Big Poppa" which itself audaciously ripped off the Isley Bros. "Between the Sheets." Fun article, I love playing the sample game.
Posted 01/13/2006 - 08:36:24 PM by stagger_lee:
 In the category of "Confusing Song Intros" credit should also be given to "Ready or Not" vs. "I Don't Wanna Know"
Posted 01/14/2006 - 11:10:10 AM by ketsume717:
 Definitely "Ready or Not," especially since they didn't even credit Enya for the sample (at least not in the album I bought). Pretty audaciuous, considering how omnipresent her music was at the time.