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Did You Know That Your Favorite Song Samples This?

Music samples are not a new phenomenon in dance music. However, some of your favorite dance tracks contain famous samples that you may not have realized. Whether it's stellar vocals from some of history's greats, or a rework from some of pop's biggest stars these 5 noteworthy tracks prove that sometimes the cover can be as good as the original!

1. Justice - D.A.N.C.E

A little unknown fact about this premier Justice track, the single actually features a rework from Britney Spear's famous 2003 collaboration with Madonna on the track "Me Against the Music".

2. Pretty Lights - Finally Moving / Levels - Avicii

Who wore it better? Compare the two tracks and decide who used Etta James' sultry "Something's Got a Hold on Me" in a more sonically pleasing way. Or maybe just jam out to both of these EDM classics!

3. Tiësto & The Chainsmokers - Split (Only U)

Although the track title refers to Ashanti's sexy RnB throwback "Only U' the track is built on the original's signature guitar riff.

4. Daft Punk - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

You may be surprised to find our that this popular track from the French duo is actually built off of a sample from 1970s funk era Edwin Birdsong's most notable track "Cola Bottle Baby".

5. Skrillex - Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites

Skrillex's breakthrough 2010 track, Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites uses a sample that unless you have a deep fascination with cup stacking, you proooobably haven't heard of. Kudos to to Skrillex for making a YouTube sensation into a viable track sample!

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