80s | 90s

8 Songs From the Past That Today's Artists Just Can't Leave Alone

- Page 1

You might be disappointed to learn that some of your favorite pop tracks are sampled from '80s or '90s songs.

This means that music producers took a portion of a song's lyrics, vocals, and/or melody to incorporate in a new track.

You'd also be surprised to learn that a majority of pop music right now draws inspiration from other songs. First, take a listen to the track that's been sampled from and then see if you can guess the pop song.

La Di Da Di by Doug E. Fresh & Slick Rick (1985)

This song has been sampled a number of times, but it's most recognizable in Miley Cyrus's 2013 single "We Can't Stop." Lyrics like "La di da di, we like to party" are copied straight from the original track.

Take On Me by A-Ha (1985)

Now that you've heard A-Ha's 1985 track "Take On Me," you'll instantly recognize the beat that was sampled by Christina Aguilera and Pitbull in "Feel This Moment". The 2012 song adds a deep bass to the original melody.

Tom's Diner by Suzanne Vega (1987)

You can hear Suzanne Vega's vocals from "Tom's Diner" in the background of American rock band Fall Out Boy's 2015 song "Centuries".

Baby Got Back by Sir Mix A Lot (1992)

If "Baby Got Back" didn't inspire female rapper Nicki Minaj, then what did? Minaj adds Sir Mix A Lot's verses and she imitates the girls in the beginning of the original song's video.

Can you guess these next ones?

Page 1 Next Page

More Throwbacks

80s

10 Totally Rad Pictures Of Malls In The 80s That'll Give You Serious Flashbacks

Nothing was more important to your young adult life than a trip to the mall. Sure, your parents wanted you to focus on your school work, but let's be honest here, that wasn't going to happen.Going to the mall was where you got all the latest gossip, the scoop on the latest music, and of course all of your fashion ideas. Going to the mall either after class, or on the weekend, was pretty much a requirement if you wanted to keep up in school. But it's hard to remember exactly how it used to look. Luckily for you,

80s

Remembering The Magic Of Legendary 'Night Court' Star Harry Anderson

Harry Anderson was known for his iconic role on Night Court as well as his recurring role on Cheers. Audiences fell in love with his portrayal of Judge Harry Stone, and we were all heartbroken to learn that he had passed away on April 16th, 2018. The actor was found dead in his home in North Carolina home on Monday, at the age of 65. No foul play is suspected at this time, but it's still a shock to know that he's gone. Looking back over his career will give you waves of nostalgia. Let's take a moment to honor

90s

10 Snacks From Your Childhood That You Didn't Realize You Can Still Get Today

Listen, it's fine to reminisce about all the things we used to have, but sometimes it's downright frustrating to remember everything that you want to eat, and then not be able to eat it. Instead, let's take a moment and remember the good and wonderful companies that are still providing us with super good treats and meals that taste like our childhood. Sure, their health value is questionable at best, but who are we to judge! Enjoy yourself, think of this as the shopping list for your retro theme party! This what you can still get:1. Teddy GrahamsWikipediaStill as

90s

It's Been Over 20 Years Since 'Space Jam' Came Out, But What Ever Happened To The Monstars?

Since the Looney Tunes started, they have been able to bring together the entire world with their hilarious cartoons. Whether we were watching Bugs give a haircut, Wile E. Coyote chase the Roadrunner, or Sylvester go after Tweety, there were infinite possibilities and all were entertaining. But one story really beat out the rest as the most memorable, and that was Space Jam. You might not think that a silly 90s movie about basketball could top decades of cartoons, but guess what, it was pretty freakin' awesome if you ask me. Warner BrosSpace Jam came out in 1996 and it
×