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Published on February 26th, 2014 | by Alan Cross

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And the Most-Sampled Song of All Time Is…

…NOT James Brown’s “Funky Drummer.” And no, it’s not the “Amen Break” from The Winstons’ “Amen, Brother.”

Yeah, I’m surprised, too.

According to the BBC, the song that’s been repurposed more than any other is this one.

And don’t take the Beeb’s word for it.  WhoSampled.com says that bits of the song appear in over 1,200 other compositions.




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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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