In the music industry, it’s often a case of what goes around, comes around. What’s old is new again and yesterday’s hits become today’s classics. Sampling music has long been a staple of the hip hop scene, but not many people realise that it’s a practice commonly used in all styles of music.
Some of today’s biggest hits use samples from obscure songs of yesteryear, while other tracks, like Jonas Blue’s ‘Fast Car’, are covers of original hits. In this playlist, we explore some hit songs and uncover the original ones they sampled. From Drake and Rihanna to Robbie Williams and Beyoncé, you’ll hear the classic hit songs that inspired the stars of today.