12 Songs You Didn’t Know Were Sampled

11. 'So Am I' By Ava Max Sampled 'Left Outside Alone' By Anastacia

A more recent example now. Fans of Ava Max and electropop may be shocked to hear that this song is also not 100% original.

Whereas the sampling in this case is not as egregious as the previous examples, and is in fact changed so much it becomes almost unrecognisable, it does not change the fact that part of this song can be credited to another.

One of the memorable hooks from Left Outside Alone, namely -

“All my life I’ve been waiting for you to bring a fairy tale my way…”

- has a very distinct tune, for those who are familiar. This tune can also be heard in the lyrics -

“Do you ever feel like a misfit? Everything inside you is dark and twisted…”

- in the 2019 song So Am I.

Now that you know this, go listen to each song and you’ll probably hear it too.

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