5. 'Shape Of You' By Ed Sheeran Sampled 'No Scrubs' By TLC
If you’ve ever wondered why Shape Of You has a slight R&B feel, it’s because Ed Sheeran wanted it to. One of the ways he did this was by interpolating No Scrubs into part of the melody.
Now this may be hard to pick out, but if you listen carefully, an example can be found around 30 seconds into Shape Of You and throughout the rest of the song, which has similarity to the melody and tune to 41 seconds through No Scrubs.
For those who find it hard to find the similarities, just know the writers of No Scrubs have a writer’s credit on The Shape Of You single.