12 Songs You Didn’t Know Were Sampled
4. 2Pac's 'California Love' Sampled 'Woman To Woman' By Joe Cocker
One of 2Pac’s best love songs owes some of its success to Joe Cocker.
As with previous entries on this list, the backing riff which can be heard distinctly throughout California Love is not an original composition. It can also be heard throughout Woman To Woman, which made it to number one in the Spanish singles chart.
Woman To Woman can also be found in many other songs, though California Love is the most prominent reaching number 1 in the US Billboard Top 100, and even the videogame Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.