100 Songs that should have been sampled by now but haven't been...

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Hi all. I'm new to this site, so apologies if this thread has been done before... So, you are playing sample Deep Throat for the Neptunes, or Dr. Dre or whichever hot-shit production team/persona/Svengali-figure you wish, and you have to call to inform them about that magic four second snippet that's gonna make Billboard Chart gold for the next (insert artist here) single. Bonus points if you also list the artist whose song the sample would appear in.

100) Wha-ha-ha "Nojari" a slow jam, maybe R Kelly?
99) Meredith Monk "Procession" Aceyalone

Matt Sussman, Tuesday, 23 November 2004 08:24 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Or,

Tell me a sample and I'll make the money...

mark grout (mark grout), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 08:54 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Has anyone sampled "Yes Sir I Can Boogie" yet?

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 09:24 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Groovin' with Mr Bloe; it's funny - I seem to have included that song in loadds cof threads (almost as many threads as The Flamingoes' I Only Have Eyes ... which, coincidentally, has just redently been sampled).

Jez (Jez), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 09:32 (twelve years ago) Permalink

98) Sample source: "Moonlight on Vermont" by Captain Beefheart

Used by: Ideally, Missy Elliott, but more likely Beck

Dr Benway (dr benway), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 09:34 (twelve years ago) Permalink

97. Hot Chocolate - pretty much anything by them

Billy Dods (Billy Dods), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 09:46 (twelve years ago) Permalink

power ballads seem to be a rich seem at the moment
I was toying with the idea of making a jungle tune with the theme to The holy grail in it.

lukey (Lukey G), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 10:33 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The Fugees sampled the Flamingos way back there.

Rickey Wright (Rrrickey), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 11:15 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Cyndi Lauper - "She Bop"
Mark Hollis - "The Gift"
The Beatles - "Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except for Me and My Monkey" (this one's kinda understandable since Beatles samples are expensive as hell.)

Mr. Snrub, Tuesday, 23 November 2004 11:40 (twelve years ago) Permalink

has anyone sampled duran duran ?

simon bon rhodes, Tuesday, 23 November 2004 12:36 (twelve years ago) Permalink

yes, Shut Up & Dance did on 'Dance Before The Police Come' back in 1991

Freelance Hiveminder (blueski), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 12:40 (twelve years ago) Permalink

and again on 'Save It Til The Morning After' in 1995

Freelance Hiveminder (blueski), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 12:41 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Van Halen, "Dirty Movies"

MC Transmaniacon (natepatrin), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 12:50 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Rise above by Black Flag.

I can see all the hipsters now throwing down wicked shapes to a banging dance tune using the first four bars.

Lairy Hair (hullcity), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 13:04 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Other than Scooby Snacks, I can't think of any sampling of those bass-heavy bauhaus tracks .. "Of Lillies & Remains" maybe.

dave225 (Dave225), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 14:18 (twelve years ago) Permalink

98) Sample source: "Moonlight on Vermont" by Captain Beefheart
Used by: Ideally, Missy Elliott, but more likely Beck

-- Dr Benway

HOLY FUCKING SHIT that's what I was gonna say!! That's unbelievable! We're both thinking of the drum intro, right?


Myonga Von Bontee (Myonga Von Bontee), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 14:29 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Kraftwerk 'Airwaves' - i have a Futureheads 'Late At Night' style club stormer in mind

Freelance Hiveminder (blueski), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 14:39 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Has the bassline to "54-46 Was My Number" by Toots ever been sampled? I say shove a superfast breakbeat on top of that and take it back to the Old Skool.

Wooden (Wooden), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 14:42 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i think Thievery Corporation used that

Freelance Hiveminder (blueski), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 14:43 (twelve years ago) Permalink

also by Futureheads i meant Futureshock ha

Freelance Hiveminder (blueski), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 14:44 (twelve years ago) Permalink

the breakdown in the italian disco version of "get it on (bang a gong)" by Witch Queen
the "i think it's so groovy now... that people are finally getting together" intro in "reach out of the darkness" by friend and lover

"where evil grows" by the poppy family; actually everything by the poppy family

lots of billy joel breaks

"free for all" by ted nugent

Fritz Wollner (Fritz), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 15:18 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The drum intro to Faith No More's "Midlife Crisis".

Wooden (Wooden), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 15:24 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The first track on Kenny Burrell's "Sky Streets" is begging to be sampled.

Hurting (Hurting), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 15:34 (twelve years ago) Permalink

- the opening drums and bass intro of "Lust for Life" by Iggy Pop
- the guitar from "(I'm)Stranded" by the Saints
- The bassline from "Peaches" by the Stranglers

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 16:24 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Willie the Pimp comes to mind (won't leave my mind)

nattering nabob, Tuesday, 23 November 2004 19:42 (twelve years ago) Permalink

>100) Wha-ha-ha "Nojari" a slow jam, maybe R Kelly?

brilliant

(Jon L), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 19:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink

thanks guys

Rollie Pemberton (Rollie Pemberton), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 20:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

cam'ron and juelz santana kill billy joel's 'movin' out' on 'you oughta know'. they couldn't get it cleared. it's awesome.

Rollie Pemberton (Rollie Pemberton), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 20:03 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The beginning to "Why Can't I Touch It" by Buzzcocks.

Talent Explosion (Talent Explosion), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 20:19 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Van Halen, "Dirty Movies"

Hrm... fuck that... The opening riff from "Mean Streets" is more sampleworthy IMO.

martin m. (mushrush), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 20:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"Rain on the Scarecrow," John Cougar Mellencamp (drum beat)
"Hair of the Dog," Nazareth

wait, has Steve Miller "Take the Money and Run" ever been sampled?

chuck, Tuesday, 23 November 2004 20:24 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Talking of Billy Joel, how about that keyboard riff on the chorus of "Pressure"? For an electroclash tune, maybe...

Wooden (Wooden), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 20:25 (twelve years ago) Permalink

has anyone used "Unbelievable" by EMF? Specifically, the music that plays during the lyrics "the things you say / your purple prose just gives you away" ?

King Kobra (King Kobra), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 20:33 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The lead-in riff for Genesis' "Return Of The Giant Hogweed". Preferably on some jiggy Master P. style 808 shit with hi-hats going all buckwild and every last motherfucker in a three-mile radius shouting the hooks.

nickalicious (nickalicious), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 20:38 (twelve years ago) Permalink

ha ha he says "purple prose" there? I always thought it was "perfect pose".

nickalicious (nickalicious), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 20:38 (twelve years ago) Permalink

If it were 1997 I would have said "(Keep Feelin') Fascination" for Puff Daddy.

How about Duran Duran's "The Chauffeur"?

Joseph McCombs (Joseph McCombs), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 20:55 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Zep, "Good Times, Bad Times"

Dominique (dleone), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 20:57 (twelve years ago) Permalink

N.W.A. used the "Take The Money & Run" drums somewhere on Straight Outta Compton, Chuck. Can't remember which song at present...

Myonga Von Bontee (Myonga Von Bontee), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 22:03 (twelve years ago) Permalink

- the opening drums and bass intro of "Lust for Life" by Iggy Pop

Alex in NYC, see Disco Inferno's "It's a Kid's World". There's another song that samples it, too, but I can't think of it offhand.

Lizzy Mercier Descloux - "Wawa"

Ian Moraine (Eastern Mantra), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 22:08 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah? Must check that out. Cheers!

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 22:32 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Hey, this ALEX punk once made fun of me saying he preferred DI to Disco Inferno, and now suddenly he comes around! ;-)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 22:46 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Has anyone used the intro bassline for Nilsson's "Jump into the Fire"?

LSTD (answer) (sexyDancer), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 22:48 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Hey, this ALEX punk once made fun of me saying he preferred DI to Disco Inferno, and now suddenly he comes around! ;-)

I still do, but if the Igster is being used, I'd like to hear it. Disco Inferno can otherwise go jump in a massive pile of dung.

Has anyone used the intro bassline for Nilsson's "Jump into the Fire"?

Good one!

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 23:29 (twelve years ago) Permalink

spencer davis group, "i'm a man"
pretty much ANY early zz top riff --"just got paid," maybe?
"expressway to your heart," soul survivors
"children of the grave," black sabbath
"two princes," spin doctors
"mississippi queen," mountain
"hot rod," black oak arkansas
"free for all," ted nugent

i mean, when you get down to it, there are TONS of unbelievably funky '70s rock that nobody has thought to touch, as far as I can see. I've never really understood why...

chuck, Tuesday, 23 November 2004 23:44 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Did anybody ever sample the riff from "You Can Leave Your Hat On"?

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 23:50 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"Kerosene", Big Black

jack est moi, Wednesday, 24 November 2004 00:06 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Shangri-La's-"The Sweet Sounds of Summer" (The crazy drum/organ breakdown)

Doobie Keebler (Charles McCain), Wednesday, 24 November 2004 00:31 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"two princes," spin doctors

Seconded. And an enjoyable song in its own right, despite being placed in a jillion lame-ass "comedy" flicks.

Tantrum The Cat (Tantrum The Cat), Wednesday, 24 November 2004 00:36 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"oh well," the rockets (and maybe the fleetwood mac version too)
and "tusk," for that matter (esp now that marching bands are so popular on ying yang twins and destinys child records)

& has anybody ever sampled "me amd julio down by the schoolyard"??

chuck, Wednesday, 24 November 2004 01:20 (twelve years ago) Permalink

& has anybody ever sampled "me amd julio down by the schoolyard"??

No, but Paul Simon made a video for the song in '89 or so with an incredible acapella rap intro by Big Daddy Kane.

Tantrum The Cat (Tantrum The Cat), Wednesday, 24 November 2004 01:43 (twelve years ago) Permalink

the guitar into to Martha and the Muffins' Echo Beach - just because it's so superior to the rest of the song and deserves it's own moment in the sun.

Kim (Kim), Wednesday, 24 November 2004 03:49 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Zep, "Good Times, Bad Times"

-- Dominique (d_leon...) (webmail), November 23rd, 2004 3:57 PM. (dleone) (later) (link)

A little shred of it was used as a sort of between-sample bumper in the Beastie Boys' "Shake Your Rump", and I'm fairly sure a more substantial bit was used for Cornelius' "Heavy Metal Thunder".

And c'mon, there's like 10 different Van Halen tracks that need to be sampled rite now; no need for that-fuckery. (Oh, hey, how about the first several seconds of their version of "Dancing in the Streets"?)

MC Transmaniacon (natepatrin), Wednesday, 24 November 2004 04:55 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"Mississippi Queen" was sampled in "Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun"

Mike O. (Mike Ouderkirk), Wednesday, 24 November 2004 05:26 (twelve years ago) Permalink

lots of billy joel breaks
wait, has Steve Miller "Take the Money and Run" ever been sampled?

I've got a self-produced song containing both of these (the Billy Joel break is from "Don't Ask Me Why".) The reason I've never uploaded that one is because, well, it contains samples of Billy Joel and Steve Miller. Not the coolest dudes to sample in the world.

I would also add:
"Wounded Kite" by Pavement
"Trying to Live My Life Without You" by Bob Seger
"Murder" by Eleventh Dream Day
And this one, written by Stevie Wonder and performed by Ms. Carole Kaye

(God bless whoever showed me that Carole Kaye site on the bass thread!)

Pleasant Plains (Pleasant Plains), Wednesday, 24 November 2004 05:46 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Edgar Winter Group's "Free Ride"--there's an incredibly funky breakdown about 2/3 of the way into the song. Nobody's taken advantage of it, to my knowledge.

Dave Segal (Da ve Segal), Wednesday, 24 November 2004 05:52 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Has anyone used the break in "Magic Man"?

sundar subramanian (sundar), Wednesday, 24 November 2004 05:54 (twelve years ago) Permalink

'Singapore' by Tom Waits (the bass outro)
'Blank Generation' Richard Hell/Voidoids (guitar intro)
something by John Martyn - 'Big Muff' or 'Smiling Stranger'

apols if any of these done already

bham, Wednesday, 24 November 2004 09:57 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I was going to say "Groovin With Mr Bloe", but Jez beat me to it upthread. So how about "Hide Out" by The Hideaways? It's very rare. (But I have a copy. And no, you can't.) Sounds a bit like The Mohawks "Champ" meets "Smokey Joe's La La".

Then there's The Upsetters "Bucky Skank" - especially that ascending glissando bassline.

I also long to hear the spoken intro to X-Ray Spex "I Am A Cliche" dropped into the middle of a hard house track.

mike t-diva (mike t-diva), Wednesday, 24 November 2004 10:14 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Rise above by Black Flag.
I can see all the hipsters now throwing down wicked shapes to a banging dance tune using the first four bars.

-- Lairy Hair (paulhcf...), November 23rd, 2004.

i sampled "thirsty and miserable" for a song i recorded once. the results were mediocre, through no fault of Black Flag's of course.

latebloomer (latebloomer), Wednesday, 24 November 2004 11:03 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The bassline from "Peaches" by the Stranglers

Ms. Dynamite has used this, I think...

OCP (OCP), Wednesday, 24 November 2004 13:28 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The slowed-down/reverbed drum beat from The Pop Group's "Blood Money".

Ian Moraine (Eastern Mantra), Wednesday, 24 November 2004 16:14 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Warda: EHDOUNOUL AYAM, composed by Baligh Hamdi (one of whose melodic fragments was appropriated for "Big Pimpin'"). Crazy Arab psychedelic electric organ intro.

LaRue (rockist_scientist), Wednesday, 24 November 2004 16:34 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I have thought this about so many songs at one time or another, but I can't think of them at the moment.

LaRue (rockist_scientist), Wednesday, 24 November 2004 16:40 (twelve years ago) Permalink

(The intro. to that Warda song is the only good part though.)

LaRue (rockist_scientist), Wednesday, 24 November 2004 16:45 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"children of the grave," black sabbath

ur, someone sampled that.. but I'm not at liberty to say who yet. *cough*

donut christ (donut), Wednesday, 24 November 2004 18:33 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I mentioned this a long time ago in a different thread ... but the horn riff on Jay & the Techniques' "Keep the Ball Rollin'." Someone could use that to a similar effect as that of the Chi-Lites track on "Crazy in Love."

Joseph McCombs (Joseph McCombs), Wednesday, 24 November 2004 20:55 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Pleasant Plains wrote:

would also add:
"Wounded Kite" by Pavement

the slack album!

And this one, written by Stevie Wonder and performed by Ms. Carole Kaye (God bless whoever showed me that Carole Kaye site on the bass thread!)
(God bless whoever showed me that Carole Kaye site on the bass thread!)

you're welcome! ;-D

gygax! (gygax!), Wednesday, 24 November 2004 22:55 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Willie the Pimp comes to mind (won't leave my mind)

if indeed it hasn't been, then it must be b/c mr. zappa was VERY much anti-sampling. as are the executors of his estate, apparently.

notwithstanding that little snag -- the intro to "inca roads" would also be great to use as a sample.

Eisbär (llamasfur), Thursday, 25 November 2004 03:27 (twelve years ago) Permalink

the cars, "candy-o"
many more gary numan songs (other than "cars," "m.e.," "are 'friends' electric?," and "down in the park")

Eisbär (llamasfur), Thursday, 25 November 2004 03:29 (twelve years ago) Permalink

neu!

chris andrews (fraew), Thursday, 25 November 2004 03:36 (twelve years ago) Permalink

can!

chris andrews (fraew), Thursday, 25 November 2004 03:36 (twelve years ago) Permalink

duran duran were sampled on biggie's "notorious" from born again.

and i think can were sampled on ll cool j's 'rub my back', but im not sure.

adam west (adamwest), Thursday, 25 November 2004 05:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

anything by the durutti column. this will change soon....

the surface noise (slight return) (electricsound), Thursday, 25 November 2004 05:18 (twelve years ago) Permalink

blancmange, "living on the ceiling"

Eisbär (llamasfur), Thursday, 25 November 2004 05:21 (twelve years ago) Permalink

altered images

the surface noise (slight return) (electricsound), Thursday, 25 November 2004 05:24 (twelve years ago) Permalink

(i'd like to do something with the solo gtr intro to 'happy birthday')

the surface noise (slight return) (electricsound), Thursday, 25 November 2004 05:24 (twelve years ago) Permalink

japan -- "gentlemen take polaroids" and "quiet life"

Eisbär (llamasfur), Thursday, 25 November 2004 06:16 (twelve years ago) Permalink

And "Adolescent Sex"!

Another nominee: Eno's "No One Receiving". That break is fire. (And it's PHIL COLLINS)

MC Transmaniacon (natepatrin), Thursday, 25 November 2004 06:23 (twelve years ago) Permalink

can!
-- chris andrews (frae...), November 25th, 2004.

I'm sure there's loads of stuff that samples Can. At the moment all I can think of is 'Kowalski' by Primal Scream, which has drums from 'Halleluwah'

bham, Thursday, 25 November 2004 08:52 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Can's "Vitamin C" has been sampled by at least a few people, but damn if I can think of them now.

Dave Segal (Da ve Segal), Thursday, 25 November 2004 21:05 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Anybody say that opening drumbeat from Bob Seger's "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man"? It makes me wanna learn how to sample!

dr. phil (josh langhoff), Monday, 29 November 2004 15:39 (twelve years ago) Permalink

twelve years pass...

I heard 'Think' by Lyn Collins for the first time ever today, and I was thinking about a minute in, 'damn, how is it that I've never heard anyone sample a song this funky?' And then another minute lapsed and I LOLed at my naiveté.

Say, I Heard You Had a Quarrel With Your Best Girl (Old Lunch), Friday, 11 August 2017 19:02 (two months ago) Permalink

montague terrace (in blue) for a hiphop beat

Week of Wonders (Ross), Friday, 11 August 2017 19:15 (two months ago) Permalink

I'm surprised that Danny Taylor of the Silver Apples was never sampled

frogbs, Friday, 11 August 2017 19:18 (two months ago) Permalink

Kind of surprised that there hasn't been much sampling of Scott Walker in general.

MarkoP, Friday, 11 August 2017 20:18 (two months ago) Permalink


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