7 Famous Musicians Who Stole Some of Their Biggest Hits

By: Mohammed Shariff May 29, 2012

A lot of people accuse hip-hop artists of stealing their best music. You can't get through a rap song nowadays without hearing bits and snippets of other popular songs that have been "sampled" in. On one hand, it sucks, because now your favorite song is ruined. But on the other hand, at least you have something to complain about now.

What most people don't understand, however, is that those original artists probably "sampled" their songs from someone else who had also sampled in their music, and on and on in an eternal circle of "legitimate" theft. Artists like ...

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wow! that is exactly the same dance.

common in cartoons too.  disney is famous for it.  mickey mouse was steamboat bill, simba was kimba. etc...

And also authors, poets, everyday people also. I mean, how many times have you quoted a saying from somebody famous, or played an instrument and played a variation of a song you know, etc. We all take and use from each other, And that's ok, as long as you're not taking it to make a living off of without the proper acknowledgement.




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