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awardinary
post Apr 13 2020, 09:52 AM
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I don’t know the answer but my initial thoughts were maybe a Christmas song or a charity single that has been used many times over.

Does anyone know what the most covered / sampled song is to feature in the UK charts?
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post Apr 13 2020, 09:55 AM
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The song sampled in Supermode - Tell Me Why seems to be in a lot of things.
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post Apr 13 2020, 10:06 AM
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I'm going to guess it's Unchained Melody which has been a chart hit for:
Jimmy Young 1955 (1)
Al Hibbler 1955 (2)
Les Baxter 1955 (10)
Liberace 1955 (20)
Jimmy Young with the Michael Sammes Singers 1964 (43)
Righteous Brothers 1965 (1)
Leo Sayer 1986 (54)
Robson & Jerome 1995 (1)
Gareth Gates 2002 (1)
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post Apr 13 2020, 10:17 AM
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QUOTE(Toilet Rollo @ Apr 13 2020, 11:06 AM) *
I'm going to guess it's Unchained Melody

That’s a pretty decent shout actually. I can’t see much else beating that. Does it mean we are due another a cover single in the near future or was Gareth Gates the final artist to make use of it I wonder.
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post Apr 13 2020, 10:25 AM
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Good Times by Chic has been sampled in 205 songs, according to who sampled. I haven't checked how many of them charted, and a fair few are lesser known remixes which may not even have appeared on their single releases, but I wouldn't be surprised if there are at least 10 where it appears in the main version which charted.
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post Apr 13 2020, 10:31 AM
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"Love Sensation" by Loleatta Holloway is one of the most sampled tracks ever and a lot of tracks sampling it charted. The ones I remember or could find:

Black Box - Ride On Time
Marky Mark - Good Vibrations
Chase & Status - Blind Faith
Love Sensation (Freemasons 2006 Remix)
Eddie Thoneick & Kurd Maverick - Love Sensation 2006
Sway - Still Speedin
Fisher - You Little Beauty
Cevin Fisher - (You Got Me) Burnin Up
Cappella - Take Me Away
Lenny Fontana & DJ Shorty - Chocolate Sensation

and I'm sure there's plenty more
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post Apr 13 2020, 10:33 AM
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Show Me Love and Tainted Love must come high both for covers / samples !!
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post Apr 13 2020, 10:34 AM
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Yeah I think I once read somewhere it's 'Unchained Melody' if we're talking about the song that has charted for the most different number of artists (it's also been number one by four different artists which I believe is a record). I also read somewhere that 'Yesterday' is the most covered song in history.

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post Apr 13 2020, 10:50 AM
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Why do I think it's Hallelujah or Amazing Grace?
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post Apr 13 2020, 03:00 PM
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The Winstons' 'Amen, Brother' is essentially the basis for the entire genre of drum n bass so I'd guess it would be that (it's only a sample of a 6 second drum loop but still)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amen_break
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post Apr 13 2020, 04:24 PM
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Ain't Nobody is one that springs to mind.. some I can think of

Chaka Khan
LL Cool J
The Course
Jasmine Thompson
Felix Jaehn & Jasmine Thompson
KWS
Delilah ('Go' sampled it heavily)

... I am almost sure there are more versions
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post Apr 13 2020, 04:37 PM
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What about 'Let It Be'?
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post Apr 13 2020, 04:43 PM
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QUOTE(xajnipi @ Apr 13 2020, 05:24 PM) *
Ain't Nobody is one that springs to mind.. some I can think of

Chaka Khan
LL Cool J
The Course
Jasmine Thompson
Felix Jaehn & Jasmine Thompson
KWS
Delilah ('Go' sampled it heavily)

... I am almost sure there are more versions

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post Apr 13 2020, 04:45 PM
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QUOTE(Steve201 @ Apr 13 2020, 05:37 PM) *
What about 'Let It Be'?

Not even close. Only two versions have ever charted, The Beatles and Ferry Aid.
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post Apr 13 2020, 04:47 PM
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QUOTE(RobBot @ Apr 13 2020, 06:43 PM) *
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The BEST version to exist
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post Apr 13 2020, 04:47 PM
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QUOTE(M4NGO @ Apr 13 2020, 11:34 AM) *
I also read somewhere that 'Yesterday' is the most covered song in history.

I read that too, I think it could be recognised by Guinness World Records. Funny as, until a couple of years back, I hadn't even heard the original, never mind any covers.
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QUOTE(Liam.k. @ Apr 13 2020, 05:47 PM) *
I read that too, I think it could be recognised by Guinness World Records. Funny as, until a couple of years back, I hadn't even heard the original, never mind any covers.

I don't even think it's anywhere near The Beatles' best work.
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post Apr 13 2020, 05:13 PM
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QUOTE(RobBot @ Apr 13 2020, 05:43 PM) *
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I think Diana King did a version of it too if I remember correctly.
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post Apr 13 2020, 05:15 PM
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Mary J Blige has sang Ain’t Nobody too.
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post Apr 13 2020, 05:24 PM
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QUOTE(xajnipi @ Apr 13 2020, 05:24 PM) *
Ain't Nobody is one that springs to mind.. some I can think of

Chaka Khan
LL Cool J
The Course
Jasmine Thompson
Felix Jaehn & Jasmine Thompson
KWS
Delilah ('Go' sampled it heavily)

... I am almost sure there are more versions

Liberty X

Natasha & Daniel Bedingfield sang at the Brits too. And their version was released as a B-side to Natasha’s single “I Bruise easily” in 2005


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