33. Barry Manilow, "Could It Be Magic" (Chopin's Prelude in C Minor)34. Eric Carmen, "All By Myself" 9Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor)
― butvi wouls (Phil D.), Friday, 16 March 2012 12:44 (1 year ago) Permalink
That Pachelbel rant is actually really funny. This is a good version, though, by Jun Togawa (song is 'Mushi No Onna'):
Though even better is her punk version of the same song:
― emil.y, Friday, 16 March 2012 13:39 (1 year ago) Permalink
35. Paul Simon - American Tune (bits from J.S. Bach's St. Matthew's Passion)
― softspool, Friday, 16 March 2012 15:41 (1 year ago) Permalink
36. Bright Eyes - Road to Joy (Beethoven)
― I Fucked Up (jer.fairall), Friday, 16 March 2012 15:43 (1 year ago) Permalink
People are being awfully nice in not suggesting Sting here.
― Feebs K-Tel (NickB), Friday, 16 March 2012 15:46 (1 year ago) Permalink
37. Van Dyke Parks - Number Nine
― Trip Maker, Friday, 16 March 2012 15:48 (1 year ago) Permalink
I mean, I guess you could include Song Cycle, too.
18. Blood, Sweat & Tears, "Variations on a Theme By Erik Satie" (Gymnopédies No.1 & 2)
looks like Satie's Gymnopédies is the go-to classical piece
― my father will guide me up the stairs to bed (anagram)
Was gonna say that not Gymnopedies but Pachelbel's Canon has got to have one of the most popular chord progression in rock/pop music (I - V - VI - IV). Phil D's video sort of ponders on it in a comical way. Here's another one and a list of song with the same chord progression - it's a 4 chord thing so it's practically impossible not to use it eventually but still a lot of hits with that one.
Glyrcerine - BushSuperman - Five For FightingBreakaway - Kelly ClarksonPush - Matchbox 20With or Without You - U2So Far Away - StaindS.O.S. - Jonas Brothers
What's My Age Again - Blink 182Lucky Love - Ace of BaseTorn - Natalie ImbrugliaPassenger - Iggy and the StoogesTonight and the Rest of My Life - Nina Gordon
Don't Stop Believin' - JourneyNo One - Alicia KeysUntil I Fall Away - Gin Blossoms1, 2, 3, 4 - FeistFeels Like Tonight - DaughtryOtherside - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Hurt - Nine Inch NailsWant You to Want Me - Cheap TrickBeautiful - James BluntApologize - One Republic (/Timbaland)Spiderweb - No DoubtChariot - Gavin Degraw
When I Come Around - Green DayHoliday - Green DayUnder the Bridge - Red Hot Chili PeppersTattoo - Jordin SparksLet it Be - the BeatlesIt's My Life - Bon Jovi
Building a Mystery - Sarah McLachlanGreat Escape - Boys Like GirlsDon't Matter - AkonTeardrops on My Guitar - Taylor Swift
Go Wherever You Will Go - the CallingThe Power of Goodbye - MadonnaWelcome to My Life - a Simple PlanShadow of the Day - Linkin ParkSave Tonight - Eagle Eye CherryImpress Me Much - Shania Twain
Everywhere - MIchelle BranchSelf-Esteem - OffspringBig Scary Animal - Belinda CarlisleKeep Holding On - Avril LavigneBehind These Hazel Eyes - Kelly Clarkson
She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5I Hope You Dance - LeeAnn WomackI Remember You - Skid RowMy Sacrifice - CreedRadio Nowhere - Bruce SpringsteenOne Word - Eliot Yamin
Also this one:
But it takes songs that are I think are originally in a different scale to fit in.
― Moka, Friday, 16 March 2012 18:33 (1 year ago) Permalink
My favorite is the instrumental break in 'The Great Valerio' where Richard Thompson aptly incorporates 'La Balancoir' from Satie's 'Sports et Divertissements'.
The viking metal band Tyr has a track on the Land album which is based off one of Grieg's lyric pieces; works incredibly well.
Most intriguing one posted above has to be Strawberry Switchblade/Sibelius' 5th (!)
― Axolotl with an Atlatl (Jon Lewis), Friday, 16 March 2012 18:37 (1 year ago) Permalink
one of my favorite Satie-sampling songs:
― thuggish ruggish Brahms (DJP), Friday, 16 March 2012 19:01 (1 year ago) Permalink
Another Satie favorite:
― thuggish ruggish Brahms (DJP), Friday, 16 March 2012 19:02 (1 year ago) Permalink
anyone mind that I am using this thread to populate this Spotify playlist:
― thuggish ruggish Brahms (DJP), Friday, 16 March 2012 19:12 (1 year ago) Permalink
^^ could also add Family Fodder - Big Dig to that list
― zappi, Friday, 16 March 2012 19:21 (1 year ago) Permalink
41. Silver Apples - Program (Vivaldi - Concerto No. 3 in F Major, Op. 8, RV 293, "L'autunno")42. The Orb - Little fluffy Clouds (Steve Reich - Electric Counterpoint Fast (Movement 3))
― Moka, Friday, 16 March 2012 19:29 (1 year ago) Permalink
43. Nancy Sinatra - In My Room (Bach - Toccata and Fugue in D Minor)
― Moka, Friday, 16 March 2012 19:49 (1 year ago) Permalink
And well I don't think its particulary good but the source composition is great and she has some supporters in ILM.
44. Lady Gaga - Alejandro (Vittorio Monti - Czardas)
― Moka, Friday, 16 March 2012 19:53 (1 year ago) Permalink
Ah yes this one is pretty clever:
45. Scott Fitzgerald and Yvonne Keeley - If I Had Words (Saint-Saëns - Maestoso From Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 78)
― Moka, Friday, 16 March 2012 19:58 (1 year ago) Permalink
46. Diane & Annita - A Groovy Kind of Love (Muzio Clementi - Sonatina Op. 36 N. 5 in Sol Maggiore (Parte 2) - 3. Rondò)47. The Doors - Spanish Caravan (Isaac Albéniz - Asturias)48. Gwen Stefani - Don't Get It Twisted (Julius Fučík - Entrance of the Gladiators) Also 'sampled' in Yakety Yak.
― Moka, Friday, 16 March 2012 20:07 (1 year ago) Permalink
Ok last ones I promise. These two use a sample as the main melody:
49. Sia - Taken for Granted (Prokofiev - Montagues and Capulets (Dance of the Knights)50. Jem - They (Bach - Prelude No 12 in F Minor)(Sample lifted from the Swingle Sisters adaptation)
― Moka, Friday, 16 March 2012 20:12 (1 year ago) Permalink
Bjork's Hidden Place has a Schoenberg sample but I don't know if they count as they simply add to the song but it doesn't seem like it's constructed from it.
― Moka, Friday, 16 March 2012 20:20 (1 year ago) Permalink
stretching the definition of pop/rock, but:
51. Venetian Snares - Szamar Madar (Elgar's Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85)
― skip, Friday, 16 March 2012 21:39 (1 year ago) Permalink
is the harpsichord? break in "in my life" from anything, or did mccartney just make it up ex nihilo?
― Philip Nunez, Friday, 16 March 2012 21:48 (1 year ago) Permalink
George Martin mostly improvised it, I don't think it's anything in particular although it's "Bach-influenced." it's also double speed on the recording.
― butvi wouls (Phil D.), Friday, 16 March 2012 22:02 (1 year ago) Permalink
Jun Togawa - Punk Mushi No Onna
― Milton Parker, Saturday, 17 March 2012 01:02 (1 year ago) Permalink
Khia - My Neck, My Back (Mozart "Lacrimosa" from Requiem mass)
― Bo Jackson Overdrive, Saturday, 17 March 2012 01:04 (1 year ago) Permalink
Am I invisible? ;_;
― emil.y, Saturday, 17 March 2012 01:09 (1 year ago) Permalink
FYI Pachelbel's Canon is a little bit more extensive than just a I-V-vi-IV progression - it's I-V-vi-iii-IV-I-IV-V
― Sexess - Sexual Success Or; Successful Sex (crüt), Saturday, 17 March 2012 03:57 (1 year ago) Permalink