24 Popular Songs That You May Not Know Actually Sample Older Songs

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1."Nice for What" by Drake samples "Ex-Factor" by Lauryn Hill:

Drake in

Along with the beat, the lyrics "I keep letting you back in, how can I explain myself?" and "Care for me, care for me ... there for me, there for me" by Hill are used in Drake's song.

Young Money / Cash Money / Republic, Ruffhouse / Columbia

2."Hung Up" by Madonna samples "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)" by ABBA:

Madonna dancing in the

Madonna samples ABBA's beat in her song.

Warner Bros., Polar Music

3."Break Your Heart Right Back" by Ariana Grande samples "I'm Coming Out" by Diana Ross:

<div><p>Along with the beat, the lyrics "I'm coming out" by Ross are used in Grande's song. </p></div><span> Republic, Motown</span>

Along with the beat, the lyrics "I'm coming out" by Ross are used in Grande's song.

Republic, Motown

4."Whatcha Say" by Jason Derulo samples "Hide and Seek" by Imogen Heap:

Jason Derulo in

Along with the beat, the lyrics "Mmmm whatcha say, mmm that you only meant well? Well, of course you did" by Heap are used in Derulo's song.

Beluga Heights / Warner Bros., Megaphonic

5."Break up with your girlfriend, I'm bored" by Ariana Grande samples "It Makes Me Ill" by NSYNC:

Ariana Grande in

In addition to the beat, the lyrics "Say I’m trippin' if you feel like, but you without me ain’t right" by NSYNC are used in Grande's song.

Republic, Jive

6."Hold Up" by Beyoncé samples "Can't Get Used to Losing You" by Andy Williams:

Beyonce in

Beyoncé samples Williams' beat in her song.

Parkwood, Columbia

7."I Like It" by Cardi B samples "I Like It Like That" by Pete Rodriguez:

Cardi B in

In addition to borrowing the beat, Cardi uses the lyrics "Yeah, baby, I like it like that, you better believe me when I tell you" by Rodriguez in her song.

Atlantic, Alegre

8."Bootylicious" by Destiny's Child samples "Edge of Seventeen" by Stevie Nicks:

Destiny&#39;s Child in

Destiny's Child samples the opening guitar riff from "Edge of Seventeen." Also, fun fact: Nicks makes a cameo in the "Bootylicious" music video.

Columbia, Modern

9."Cheers (Drink to That)" by Rihanna samples "I'm With You" by Avril Lavigne:

Rihanna in

Rihanna samples the iconic "Yeah, yeah" in Lavigne's bridge. Also, fun fact: Lavigne makes a cameo in the "Cheers (Drink to That)" music video.

Def Jam, Arista

10."Stronger" by Kanye West samples "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" by Daft Punk:

Kanye West in

Along with the beat, the lyrics "Work it, make it, do it, makes us harder, better, faster, stronger" by Daft Punk are a key component in West's song. Also, fun fact: Daft Punk are featured in the "Stronger" music video.

Roc-A-Fella / Def Jam, Virgin

11."Look What You Made Me Do" by Taylor Swift samples "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred:

Taylor Swift in

Swift samples Right Said Fred's beat in her song.

Big Machine, Charisma

12."SOS" by Rihanna samples the cover of "Tainted Love" by Soft Cell:

Rihanna in

Rihanna samples Soft Cell's beat in her song.

Def Jam, Sire / Warner Bros.

13."Questions" by Chris Brown samples "Turn Me On" by Kevin Lyttle:

Chris Brown in

In addition to the beat, many of the lyrics from "Turn Me On" are heavily sampled in Brown's song, most notably, "Lemme hold ya, come caress my body, you got me going crazy, turn me on, turn me on..."

RCA, Atlantic

14."Love Me" by Justin Bieber samples "Lovefool" by the Cardigans:

Justin Bieber in

Along with the beat, the lyrics "Love me, love me, say that you love me, fool me, fool me" by the Cardigans are a key component in Bieber's chorus.

Island, Stockholm / Mercury

15."What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction samples "Summer Nights," sung by Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta in Grease:

One Direction in the

One Direction samples the opening riff from "Summer Nights."

Syco / Columbia, Paramount Pictures

16."Something New" by Zendaya samples "Creep" by TLC:

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Not just the beat, but the iconic "Oh I, oh I, oh I" riff by TLC is featured in Zendaya's song.

Hollywood / Republic, La Face / Arista

17."The Show Goes On" by Lupe Fiasco samples "Float On" by Modest Mouse:

Lupe Fiasco in

In addition to the beat, Fiasco features — and interpolates — Modest Mouse's lyrics "Alright already, we'll all float on."

1st & 15th / Atlantic, Epic

18."Feel It Still" by Portugal. The Man samples "Please Mr. Postman" by the Marvelettes:

Portugal. The Man in

Portugal. The Man sample the Marvelettes' beat in their song.

Atlantic, Motown

19."The Way" by Ariana Grande samples "Still Not a Player" by Big Pun*:

Mac Miller and Ariana Grande in

Grande samples Big Pun's beat in her song. Also, Mac Miller, who is featured on the song, raps, "I ain't a player, I just—" which is a nod to Big Pun's original lyric, "I ain't a player, I just crush a lot."

*Both songs sample the piano riff from "A Little Bit of Love" by Brenda Russell.

Horizon Records, Loud / RCA

20."Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X samples "34 Ghosts IV" by Nine Inch Nails:

Lil Nas X in

Lil Nas X samples Nine Inch Nails' beat in his song.

Columbia, The Null Corp.

21."My Type" by Saweetie samples "Freek-a-Leek" by Petey Pablo:

Saweetie in

Saweetie samples Pablo's beat in her song.

Warner, Jive

22."Freak" by Doja Cat samples "Put Your Head on My Shoulder" by Paul Anka:

Album cover for

Doja Cat samples Anka's beat in her song.

Kemosabe / RCA, ABC-Paramount

23."Break My Heart" by Dua Lipa samples "Need You Tonight" by INXS:

Dua Lipa in

Dua Lipa samples INXS's beat in her song.

Warner, Mercury / Atlantic

24."Without Me" by Halsey samples "Cry Me a River" by Justin Timberlake:

Halsey in

Halsey sings "You don’t have to say what you did, I already know, I found out from him," which is from the pre-chorus of Timberlake's hit single.

Capitol, Jive

If you wanna hear the samples versus their originals, then do I have the playlist for you:

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