Submitted by Gretch, who’s been bothered for the last 20 years by it.
STOP! Hammer Time!
Normally I don’t include sampled music on the site but according to Wikipedia Rick James was not originally credited:
Rick James sued Hammer for infringement of copyright, as the song basically consists of the prominent opening riff of “Super Freak”, which is constantly repeated throughout. The suit was settled out of court when Hammer agreed to credit James as co-composer, effectively cutting James in on the millions of dollars the record was earning. James was accordingly credited as a co-author.
Rick James - "Super Freak" (1981)
MC Hammer - "U Can't Touch This" (1990)
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Pardon my surprise, but how was this not on here a long time ago? this is one of the most obvious ones ha
Can’t get ’em all!!!
Uh, duh, maybe because the song is looped from Rick James. It’s not a secret.
check the following
pj harvey:that was my veil(1996)
amaral: te necesito(2002 i think)
iron maiden: don’t look to the eyes of a stranger(1998)
nirvana: heart shaped box(1993)
This is excellent!
think i found another one
jennifer hanson: beautiful goodbye(2002 i think)
sheryl crow: my favorite mistake(1998)
MADONNA’s new song from MDNA “Masterpiece” (2012):
Safura – “Drip Drop”:
Plagiarism or not…?
Which parts are you specifically referring to in these tracks?
Masterpiece –> 0:47-1:07
Drip Drop –> 0:05-0:23
I forgot to notice that Drip Drop was released in 2010.
Regardless of whether or not it is, it’s pretty funny when you go to 0:47 on the Madonna video, and one of the lyrics is “like a thief in the night”
It IS pretty close
while on sampled music…heres one that was used without permission and im pretty sure timbaland had to pay up for this
tempest: acid jazz evening
nelly furtado: do it(produced by timbaland)
Thanks Travis! This is definitely worthy of a post!