Pop songs that STOLE from classical music

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Pop songs that STOLE from classical music

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  • Faalkar
    Faalkar21 orë më parë

    "I want Beethoven to scold me" *angry Lingling noises*

  • Dustin Carti / Sweatshirt
    Dustin Carti / Sweatshirt2 ditë më parë

    vamp anthem by playboi carti

  • Vessela Hobson
    Vessela Hobson2 ditë më parë

    Omg no Tenacious D!!!! Noooo Joel! Is the D a joke to you???? Redo the video! Redo it now and add the D!

  • Vessela Hobson
    Vessela Hobson2 ditë më parë

    Isn't most classical music public domain anyway?

  • paras166
    paras1663 ditë më parë

    Concerning how much you do not know about basic music history. Like, how have you not heard Claire de lune??

  • Metal Monkey
    Metal Monkey3 ditë më parë

    I got this one....I'm glad you showed Eric Carman instead of Celine Dion Pavarotti isn't Classical music 14:12 I got Calum Scott - You are the reason vibes from that song (I think)

  • Lahelandriel
    Lahelandriel4 ditë më parë

    10:30 is used in thefirst German Opening of "One Piece" :D

  • Mangan2504
    Mangan25044 ditë më parë

    Pavane by Fauvre is also heavily sampled in Natural by S Club 7. I kinda expected this tp turn up here..... Another really cool sample I enjoy is from a german song. Alles Neu by Peter Fox, this samples from Dimitri Shostakovich's 7th symphony Leningrad, Allegro Non Troppo. It was also used in a song by Plan B, but I don't remember which one.

  • Soledad Monticelli
    Soledad Monticelli6 ditë më parë

    Creo que el estribillo de little mix en el minuto 9:35 se parece mucho al tema más conocido de Eminem!! Saludos desde Argentina!!🧉🧉🧉🤗🤗🤗

  • Iksiruk
    Iksiruk6 ditë më parë

    My man's good at singing Ave Maria though

  • NealCamerlengo
    NealCamerlengo7 ditë më parë

    Sorry for the long winded comment. I would like see a video talking about video game music that stole err borrowed from actual bands. Few examples is Touhou 6 Remilia's theme, Touhou 9's Shiki Eiki's theme (though only the opening is from Pink Floyd's Three Other Pigs) and Sakuya Izayoi's theme (which is blatantly The Trooper by Iron Maiden). Having good taste in music is not a justifiable excuse for stealing other songs which is how the guy that did the music for Dragon Ball Kai and the Budakai Games got fired because he did just that. Also the reason why I mentioned Touhou is because ZUN the guy who made it asks people specifically to use original assets for fan game yet he takes other music and puts in in his games. I am well aware that Beethoven is public domain but still don't demand/ask people to use original assets (which includes music) when you are basically doing the exact thing that you ask not to happen.

  • Carlos Ezequiel
    Carlos Ezequiel7 ditë më parë

    vesti la giubba es de Ruggero Leoncavallo jaja pensaba que era d Verdi

  • Carlos Seabra
    Carlos Seabra7 ditë më parë

    I though Joel was going to finish on Debussy, but he finished on the Bach 😏

  • Ben Raphael Kanoff

    Ben Raphael Kanoff

    3 ditë më parë


  • The Fashionably Depressed Bard
    The Fashionably Depressed Bard7 ditë më parë

    As some people have pointed out Eric Carmen had to settle with the Rachmaninov family, because he thought the piece was public domain. Turned out it wasn't. The reason for this: in the USA music becomes public domain 70 years after the composers death, in europe it becomes public domain 150 years after the composers death.

  • Ghost in the Synth/Osakablade
    Ghost in the Synth/Osakablade8 ditë më parë

    Wow, Pavane came back has Roger Taylor of Queen

  • honilock
    honilock9 ditë më parë

    Did this dude just compare Lil Nas X to Queen? Gross

  • Tune4you
    Tune4you10 ditë më parë

    13:50 well my goodness. Another song other than Billy Joel's is called "Midnight Blue" by the Louise Tucker (and other groups). Didn't know that was Beethoven.

  • Tune4you
    Tune4you10 ditë më parë

    Joel : "Is he proposing to the old lady or the younger lady?" lol if that man began singing that song in a room full of women each one would believe she was alone and being sung to specifically regardless of age. I'm thinking that at least with this song he was the male version of a Siren.

  • Bodhisattwa Som
    Bodhisattwa Som10 ditë më parë

    Ava Maria starts: HITMAN flashbacks........

  • Sara Binde // Vegan Travel Foodie
    Sara Binde // Vegan Travel Foodie11 ditë më parë

    The first one, the one by Sergei Rachmanioff reminded me of a song in Les Mis, too.

  • Shengjun Wang
    Shengjun Wang11 ditë më parë

    Guess that classical music piece when?

  • Willi Ender
    Willi Ender11 ditë më parë

    What about jethro Tull playing Bachs bourre?

  • Sweet moon of Boca
    Sweet moon of Boca11 ditë më parë

    as an opera singer i felt SO TRIGGERED when he was listening to pavarotti

  • Erik Huisman
    Erik Huisman12 ditë më parë

    ...........did you really just compare Queen to Lil Nas X?

  • asterixxer
    asterixxer12 ditë më parë

    I have to listen to classic music more. Some are realy beautiful.

  • Pardix
    Pardix13 ditë më parë

    every 80’s guitar player doing a sweep and alternate picking must be in this video

  • Pardix
    Pardix13 ditë më parë

    Pavarotti sings, Joel: “great tone” 😑 really?!

  • Claudia Yamane
    Claudia Yamane13 ditë më parë

    MAN! All the italian names ahahahahaha xD

  • Melina Seifert
    Melina Seifert14 ditë më parë

    "Bach" is german and it is a little river.

  • Donavon Cash
    Donavon Cash14 ditë më parë

    Did he just say the new Queen is Lil Nas ?! 🤯 WTH?!

  • tuggaboy
    tuggaboy14 ditë më parë

    BTW, Claire de Lune (pronounced sth like Klärr de Lünne) goes faster and more intense ahead

  • tuggaboy
    tuggaboy14 ditë më parë

    Queen's vídeo looks like Paparazzi - Well... The other way around

  • ludde sundström
    ludde sundström14 ditë më parë

    Were are all the Muse songs

  • Bias von Pirene
    Bias von Pirene14 ditë më parë

    Well, that Pavarotti thing is actually from "I pagliacci" by ruggero leoncavallo, which is often played together with "cavalleria rusticana" by pietro mascagni, since both only last one hour 🤷🏻‍♂️

  • Me I am Oyasupin
    Me I am Oyasupin15 ditë më parë

    How about Sweetbox, Eternity∞ and Symphobia?!

  • U53rn4m3
    U53rn4m315 ditë më parë

    IMHO "All By Myself" feels stolen from Bowie's "Life On Mars?".

  • Hera
    Hera15 ditë më parë

    Whenever Ave Maria comes on, I get this strange urge to rise out of my coffin and start shooting everyone in sight...

  • kisamehoshigaki09
    kisamehoshigaki0916 ditë më parë

    You goin ta hell fo comparin Freddie Mercury to Lil Nas X bro

  • clowndotexe
    clowndotexe16 ditë më parë

    I'll add Bella Poarch's Build a Bitch to this compilation ngl

  • Super Pieton
    Super Pieton16 ditë më parë

    Bach is prononced "Baj". (the spanish "j", the guttural "r").

  • RyderCraft
    RyderCraft16 ditë më parë

    Trust me I use granular synthesis a LOT and I know exactly what you're talking about when you say most songs today are sampled

  • Kristle Berry
    Kristle Berry16 ditë më parë

    Fugue - Joel “FOOG” 😂😂😂

  • Timm Hermans
    Timm Hermans16 ditë më parë

    Really, how do you speak out does names. I thought that you as European would know how to pronounce French, Italian and German names. But maybe that because your Swedish and I'm Belgen.

  • Brian Carpenter
    Brian Carpenter16 ditë më parë

    Check out the song "It's Not Me It's You" by Prozzak..

  • george stoforos
    george stoforos17 ditë më parë

    Also Xzibit - Paparazzi borrowed from Gabriel Faure - Pavane in F-sharp minor, OP. 50

  • Tammy
    Tammy17 ditë më parë

    Are you inzane 😂😂😂😂

  • The Hamster
    The Hamster17 ditë më parë

    It's Leoncavallo- Pagliacci 'Vesti La Giubba'- It's a very sad , emotional song. Also, LOL, Freddie was definitely inspired by Pagliacci... the clowns in the video clip...

  • TheMoonEcat
    TheMoonEcat17 ditë më parë

    Cat Stephen (Yusuf) took words from psalms to make a song.

  • Andrei Enciu
    Andrei Enciu17 ditë më parë

    Aka "Für Elise"

  • Dragon Punch TCG
    Dragon Punch TCG17 ditë më parë

    But who can forget classical remixes on Dance Dance Revolution and Pump it Up!

  • Gonzalo Fuentes U.
    Gonzalo Fuentes U.17 ditë më parë

    Not including Lacrymosa by Evanescence was a sacrilegy LOL

  • A S
    A S18 ditë më parë

    Ezio Bosso sounds like Odissea Venezia by Rondò Veneziano from 1984.

  • Muhammed Furkan Şahin
    Muhammed Furkan Şahin18 ditë më parë

    Gabriel Faure's Pavane is almost same as Isabelle Il Dovo,

  • Valeriable
    Valeriable18 ditë më parë

    I found some similarities (/ some inspiration) between this year’s Eurovision winner Måneskin’s song “Vent’anni” and Satie’s “Gnossienne no. 1”. Am I the only one that hears the similar chord progressions (or maybe it’s the melody, I’m not well versed in music unfortunately)? Hälsningar från Stockholm 🇸🇪

  • Laila Mahomed
    Laila Mahomed19 ditë më parë

    So many songs sampled Ezio Bosso. When I first heard what "Dangerous" sampled, I thought that was the original.

  • Andrés Ruiz
    Andrés Ruiz19 ditë më parë

    Funny thing: there are thousands of songs with the chord structure from the Canon in D by Pachelbel.

  • franceskinskij
    franceskinskij20 ditë më parë

    joel please remember they're called pieces, not songs

  • Daniel-Pablo Rossner
    Daniel-Pablo Rossner21 ditë më parë

    First one has also got to be inspiration for David Bowie's Life on Mars

  • Evelynn
    Evelynn21 ditë më parë

    i was waiting for "habanera" from carmen the opera, as stromae (brilliantly and purposefully) copied it in his song "carmen" (even down to using imagery from the original lyrics), but i was disappointed ! maybe this will be a new series since it's such a common occurance.

  • Bracchi Alessandro Fine Art
    Bracchi Alessandro Fine Art21 ditë më parë

    Xzibit for the song " paparazzi " sampled Celine Dion who made a cover of Gabriel Faurè Pavane in F-sharp minor

  • N M
    N M21 ditë më parë

    I've just found out The Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 82 (3), by Jean Sibelius can be in this list as well

  • JennyApostolos
    JennyApostolos22 ditë më parë

    next video request: "Inappropriate songs to play at a funeral."

  • Pearakeet
    Pearakeet22 ditë më parë

    The Beethoven Sonata 8 sounded much more like Never Say Never from the Fray to me.

  • Geoff
    Geoff22 ditë më parë

    Canon in D is in EVERYTHING

  • Bisu Zimt
    Bisu Zimt23 ditë më parë

    Speaking of dreamy eyes~ I think a lot of people are here because of yours xD

  • Michayla Lawrence
    Michayla Lawrence23 ditë më parë

    Also I’m pretty sure Beethoven’s sister was also a pretty gifted composer herself and toured the world before Beethoven entered the scene.

  • Michayla Lawrence
    Michayla Lawrence23 ditë më parë

    Why do I know all these classical songs more than the pop songs 🤯 AaAAaAaAaaAh

  • Michayla Lawrence
    Michayla Lawrence23 ditë më parë

    When you, a non classical person, know vesti le giubba more than it’s a hard life : 👁👄👁

  • Michayla Lawrence
    Michayla Lawrence23 ditë më parë

    “Ah pachabels canon I think I know what song stole from this!” You mean almost every song ever :p

  • Agata Olejarczyk
    Agata Olejarczyk23 ditë më parë

    That Bosso's piece is stunning!

  • Olivia Everts
    Olivia Everts23 ditë më parë

    Clair de Lune was also copied by Flight Facilities who was then copied by Telstra 😂 If you live in Australia you’ll know what I’m talking about

  • gAlacTic gLOry
    gAlacTic gLOry23 ditë më parë

    Me - I don't know any of these classical songs like Joel said- Me again when I hear Clair de Lune - FINALLY A SONG I KNOW I WAS TOTALLY WRONG BEFORE!- (I also knew another song lol)

  • Santiago Alexis
    Santiago Alexis23 ditë më parë

    Gabriel Fauré - pavane in f-sharp minor op. 50 sounds the same as Natural from S club 7

  • Kelley Chambers
    Kelley Chambers24 ditë më parë

    My dear Joel.... you'd get so much from Classical music if you give it a valiant effort... it evokes creativity, organized thought and relaxes anxiety... like I said earlier, I'm a die hard grunge girl but I have a soft spot for Classical and many other genres of music.

  • PorcelainRequiem
    PorcelainRequiem24 ditë më parë

    Everything's Gonna Be Alright by Sweetbox samples some of Bach's Air on a G String.

  • MrFirefox411
    MrFirefox41124 ditë më parë

    Where are my TwoSet fans?

  • TehKaiser
    TehKaiser25 ditë më parë

    Classical music is not monolithic. It was the pop of the day.

  • NFS&P Barrister
    NFS&P Barrister25 ditë më parë

    "I need to hear more classical music, it is so relaxing"😂😂😂😂 Sure Joel, may i recommend Tchaivkosky imperial waltz, Grieg "in mountain hall" and everything paganini?

  • 666RoXXy666 Maggot
    666RoXXy666 Maggot25 ditë më parë

    I laughed so hard when you did that "overpowered 13" with those flames 🤣 the op stands for Opera or Opus, I don't remember exactly 😘 but i like ur version more, so thanks for make me laugh the first time since two weeks now ❤

  • Busan26
    Busan2625 ditë më parë

    The group Sweetbox has a few ”borrowed” tunes 😂

  • Vinicius Zanella Fochesatto
    Vinicius Zanella Fochesatto26 ditë më parë

    3:22 it remeber me Memories from Maroon 5 too

  • Jessica Mae
    Jessica Mae26 ditë më parë

    Joel - Watch Blue Hawaii :) She's holding a music box & yes...that moment is very cringy. 😂

  • Jiao Zi
    Jiao Zi26 ditë më parë

    A song named Freaks also copied part of Canon in D Major

  • cutiepiglete
    cutiepiglete26 ditë më parë

    @RoomieOfficial Joel needs to make this a series! More of these videos because I love this one so much!

  • cutiepiglete
    cutiepiglete26 ditë më parë

    Lol Joel's love with the dreamy/not dreamy composers in this video

  • Tylr Ng
    Tylr Ng26 ditë më parë

    I was expecting to see Lana Del Rey's Old Money

  • Solveig Løvmyr
    Solveig Løvmyr26 ditë më parë

    Op means opus, and it is a way to sort the works of a composer in the order from which it was composed. The lower the number is, the earlier it was written

  • Karolina Nowak
    Karolina Nowak27 ditë më parë

    Its just me or song "All by myself" sounds like "Life on mars" by Bowie?

  • Lauren Kistler
    Lauren Kistler27 ditë më parë

    Joel’s the dad that kids constantly ask to stop embarrassing them.

  • Shandi Combs
    Shandi Combs27 ditë më parë

    Check out some Sweetbox songs.

  • Bojana Nikolovska
    Bojana Nikolovska27 ditë më parë

    Beethiven sonata no8 also sounds like Queen Somebody to love

  • Linnéa Brickman-Sühl
    Linnéa Brickman-Sühl28 ditë më parë

    Roomie needs another shirt: "it's a little cringey"

  • Kkachi
    Kkachi28 ditë më parë

    Listening to Beethoven Symphonie Pathetique, I just hear Midnight Blue by Louise Tucker

  • Carrie
    Carrie28 ditë më parë

    You say Cannon in D is a pretty song, as a cellist when I hear it, it just brings me pain

  • Faalkar


    21 orë më parë

    It brings me -a metalhead pain. Then you know its overplayed

  • Umehana


    5 ditë më parë

    Exactly, this piece is the soundtrack in my nightmares, I swear

  • Lindorino
    Lindorino28 ditë më parë

    I miss Mika he was so great!

  • Landon Kim
    Landon Kim28 ditë më parë

    Being a classical musician let's me do this video but by myself and everyday.

  • Hanna Gąsior
    Hanna Gąsior28 ditë më parë

    Fun fact!! 6:18 - J. S. Bach just used his name. It's B-A-C-H theme 👏👏 😎 N this theme was used by classical musician after Bach about 400 times

  • Caitlin LeFebvre
    Caitlin LeFebvre29 ditë më parë

    Joel it is Bach (bo-ck) not (back). Op. Means opera Joel it is Beethoven (bay-to-ven) not (bee-to-ven) Joel it is Prelude (pray-luxe) not (pre-luxe) Thank You

  • Mr. glacer
    Mr. glacer29 ditë më parë


  • ethan 14
    ethan 1429 ditë më parë

    I feel like songs need to be made royalty-free sooner because having it be the artists' life plus 70 years is far too long.

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