Sample Geneology

Find an example of a song containing a quotation or interpolation of another song, and post links to both of them.

Eminem and Rihanna in the song “Love the Way You Life” used the lyrics and melody from Skylar Grey’s “Love the Way You Lie.”

In 0:46, 3:17, and 3:06 in Gray’s song, we hear the lyrics “Just gonna stand there and watch me burn
But that’s alright, because I like the way it hurts
Just gonna stand there and hear me cry
But that’s alright, because I love the way you lie
I love the way you lie.” These lyrics and melody were used as the main chorus by Eminem and Rihanna in “Love the Way You Lie” in the beginning of the song, at 2:26,and  at 3:49.

Find an example of a song containing a direct audio sample of another song. I recommend usingWhoSampled.com (Links to an external site.). Post links to both songs and explain how the sample was used. Does it form the basis of the beat? Is it a background texture? Does it run throughout the song or just appear once?

Rihanna’s song “Don’t Stop the Music” contains the sample of Michael Jackson’s “Mama se mama sa mama  ka sa”line found at 5:08  in his song “Wanna Be Starting Something.” In Rihanna’s song,  we hear this line in the background at 1:16 and 2:17 of the main chorus Rihanna sings. At 2:34, however, this line becomes the main line and forms the basis of the beat. 

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