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Old 06-19-2019, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Helmut Doork View Post
Personally, I don't think Bittersweet Symphony would be an example, it is lyrically a very well written song that would have been a hit if acapella, or with totally different music, ala Gary Jules' Mad World.
Personal opinion #1: I disagree, I think the sampling makes the song.

Personal opinion #2: I'm having so much fun learning new things in this thread that I kinda wish the question asked was not "which hit single was most dependent on a sample?" but simply "which hit single used which sample?". Maybe the thread will go that way anyways.