Pop songs that STOLE from classical music

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Pop songs that STOLE from classical music

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  1. Tetyana Love

    Tetyana Love

    Acum 3 ore

    just listen to Muse. Almost all of their songs are somehow copied, but enchanting. Nevertheless they are genius!

  2. Tyler White

    Tyler White

    Acum o Zi

    If Cardi B ever sings classical music we're doomed JS lmao

  3. lol lol

    lol lol

    Acum o Zi

    Canon in D gives almost all classical musicians pain. We get nightmares :、)

  4. Marx The Black Hole

    Marx The Black Hole

    Acum 6 Zile

    Not too many people who listen to modern music even know that half of there music is actually stolen because they can't come up with a good song anymore

  5. Sophie NOT Sophia

    Sophie NOT Sophia

    Acum 7 Zile

    I have ben singing for years and i know for a fact im not pitchy. Gues what… i have a vocal coatch. She says im not but thate was this one girl sayd to me when i was singing with my bff. She sayd in the middle of our FRIGGING PERFORMENCE that “she’s good your pitchy” buuut… i hurd her sknging. She dousent have an ear for music

  6. Sophie NOT Sophia

    Sophie NOT Sophia

    Acum 7 Zile

    Franz schubert is literaly josh gad

  7. Shiree Thielbar

    Shiree Thielbar

    Acum 14 Zile

    Alanis Morsette “You oughta know” is from The Planets Suite for Orchestra, op. 32: IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity

  8. Joe Namath

    Joe Namath

    Acum 23 Zile

    Me: Sees Johann Sebastian Bach Me who was a fan of composers Me: Clicks on video

  9. iiis1eepyh0ll0w


    Acum 23 Zile

    Op: now : over-powered Op: back then in music: Opus

  10. green peas

    green peas

    Acum 25 Zile

    Why does your video featuring classical music have to be the horniest-

  11. comment cat

    comment cat

    Acum 26 Zile

    many canon D influenced songs are born every year. its the standard

  12. Apis4


    Acum 27 Zile

    Fun Fact: Every Rap song made between 1980 and 2000 basically lifted part of Igor Stravinsky's Firebird Suite. The Orc Hit sample that came on the proprietary sample software disc with the Fairlight CMI, the first commercially available music production system to have a digital sampler, was lifted directly from the aforementioned. In turn, it became the most used sample of all time. Every time it was, in essence, a little piece of Stravinsky's work was sampled in to whatever song.

  13. Katie Wilkinson

    Katie Wilkinson

    Acum lună

    Joel I agree that pachabel canon is the best and it’s pretty too. They play it a lot at weddings. And yes Joel classical music is the best.

  14. Nancy O'Malley

    Nancy O'Malley

    Acum lună

    Pavarotti looks like John Rhys-Davies! The TV show Sliders even poked fun at that fact in one episode when the locals of that parallel Earth mistook the Professor for the opera star! Can't remember which episode that happened in, though!

  15. RiverRat540


    Acum lună

    Do build a b by Bella porch 😂😂

  16. Peter Michna

    Peter Michna

    Acum lună

    I actually like classical music😳

  17. Francisca Miranda

    Francisca Miranda

    Acum lună

    Joel: "Uhm... Pretty cool" Me: "SACRILEGIOUS!!!!!!!"

  18. EternalSilence


    Acum lună

    Vitamin C - Graduation also sampled Canon in D. It's a really obvious one and arguably the most well-known. Very surprised it wasn't in this video.

  19. György Cziffra

    György Cziffra

    Acum lună

    Most of these aren’t stolen just similar or intentionally borrowed

  20. Amy Michelle Mosier

    Amy Michelle Mosier

    Acum lună

    You forgot the Toys and Lover’s Concerto.

  21. Swiftie By Heart

    Swiftie By Heart

    Acum lună

    Me quessing the songs 1. Reflection from Mulan 2. There’s a Christmas song like this dunno what it’s called 3. Memories ig? 4. Hey Jude!!! 5. Do re mi??? 6. No idea 10. Cant help falling in love with you 13. And at last I see the light 15. I Can!!!

  22. Nathan Van Driel

    Nathan Van Driel

    Acum lună

    Less talking, more comparing

  23. Marco Geurts

    Marco Geurts

    Acum lună

    @RoomieOfficial the song El Diablo from Elena Tsagrinou wich represented Cyprus at ESC2021 in Rotterdam is a copy of bad romance

  24. RaMa262


    Acum lună

    Johann Levine - Memories / Canon in B Adam Pachelbel - Canon in D

  25. Rainbow Traveller

    Rainbow Traveller

    Acum lună

    Roomie you need some ear training

  26. LJTT


    Acum lună

    twoset getting mad in the background...

  27. darksue


    Acum lună

    Thought the same thing about Mad World/Donnie Darko XD

  28. Koriana Diatiy

    Koriana Diatiy

    Acum lună

    That first one is also used in "Blue Christmas" like full on chunks.

  29. Jalubee McV

    Jalubee McV

    Acum lună

    Isn’t copyright against the law?

  30. tsikovi


    Acum lună

    Foog moment

  31. Ellie


    Acum lună

    Honestly I get why they steal classic music I mean classic music is so pretty who wouldn’t want to

  32. Nancy O'Malley

    Nancy O'Malley

    Acum lună

    You should do "Pop Songs stolen/inspired by Broadway Musicals"

  33. Kim B, that's me

    Kim B, that's me

    Acum lună

    I like how Joel made French sound like it had an aggressive tone (like German?) lol.

  34. Azure Shade

    Azure Shade

    Acum lună

    Johann's Canon in D Major is one of my favorite classical pieces. So every time Maroon 5's Memories plays on the radio I hum the original along with it just like Roomie did in the video. lol

  35. george price

    george price

    Acum 2 luni

    The Beatles "Because" is just "Moonlight Sonata" in reverse.

  36. Mélykim Laprade-Noury

    Mélykim Laprade-Noury

    Acum 2 luni

    Anyone else missing Joel so they’re rewatching all his old videos? 🥲🙋🏼‍♀️

  37. Musix Blender

    Musix Blender

    Acum 2 luni

    I guest Canon had so many version like memories from maroon 5, graduation (Friends & forever), Beautiful in white, Bad things & many more. I guest canon are very popular.

  38. Tawnya Penner

    Tawnya Penner

    Acum 2 luni

    The Beethoven Sonata number 8 is also very closely sampled/copied in the song " Midnight Blue " . Almost note for note. Louis Tucker sings it

  39. N M

    N M

    Acum 2 luni

    How could you doh doh doh doh that Zayn?!

  40. expeLIDER - Liderazgo Multidisciplinario

    expeLIDER - Liderazgo Multidisciplinario

    Acum 2 luni

    Minute 2.20 is Madonna Promise to try

  41. ATeddyBeerA


    Acum 2 luni

    Gabriel Fauré-> movie “The Rock”



    Acum 2 luni

    Like metal and rock music literally took a lot from classical music.



    Acum 2 luni

    I liked how he says "Beyonce to be honest" XDDD

  44. SnackBoii


    Acum 2 luni

    40hr gang

  45. The Void Crew

    The Void Crew

    Acum 2 luni

    Oh 2nd note the David Guetta one - i'm almost positive Malice Mizer (a popular japanese vkei band in the 90s) used the chords to the classical piece.

  46. The Void Crew

    The Void Crew

    Acum 2 luni

    HEY ROOMIE: My mom actually dated Eric carmen 3 times and then threw a drink in his face XD

  47. tapth1s


    Acum 2 luni


  48. phil merlot

    phil merlot

    Acum 2 luni

    You just showed me why Oasis are even more crap than I thought they were.

  49. ContradictionDecepti


    Acum 2 luni

    Does anyone else get David bowie man from mars vibes from the first one

  50. DYVN


    Acum 2 luni

    9:06 also got sampled on Xzibit - Paparazzi and 14:38 is also Kiss - Beth (just ending in a different note)

  51. Athena Mumma

    Athena Mumma

    Acum 2 luni

    Every Directioner loved that 'are you inZayn?' comment... cos that's a phrase from the Directioner fandom😂😂

  52. Athena Mumma

    Athena Mumma

    Acum 2 luni

    Can't Help Falling In Love is my fav Elvis song, and the song's mv is from the movie Blue Hawaii

  53. Bawang


    Acum 2 luni

    Yo Hey jude sounds somewhat like Tchaikovsky violin concerto

  54. Joy


    Acum 2 luni

    That Ave Maria bit done by Beyoncé is like the sound of finger nails scratching the black/chalk board.

  55. Avishag Albo

    Avishag Albo

    Acum 2 luni

    Try to put them more on each other and match them for us because I can't recognize melodies as good as you can

  56. isecoldmusic


    Acum 2 luni

    Are you kidding Joel? Lil Nas X is so fake. His music is bubblegum at it's worse. Jus saying 🤦‍♂️

  57. Thelaretus


    Acum 2 luni

    7:15 Indeed, Pavarotti is merely a singer; you shouldn't attribute pieces to the performers, as that would make no sense. *_Vesti la giubba_* is an aria from the 1892 opera _Pagliacci,_ music and libretto by Ruggiero Leoncavallo (yes, that's actually his name). The original singer at the premiere in Milan was Fiorello Giraud and the conductor was the great Arturo Toscanini.

  58. indyola


    Acum 2 luni

    The Billy Joel / Beethoven song was even more strongly by 1982's Midnight Blue by Louise Tucker, which was a top 40 song internationally.

  59. indyola


    Acum 2 luni

    The David Guetta / Ezio Bosso song was stolen from the beginning of the Fugue from Tocatta and Fugue in D minor by J. S. Bach. Just the exact same 8 notes repeated. Same tones and same rhythm.

  60. Alain Dubois

    Alain Dubois

    Acum 2 luni

    Yes, you need Gabrielle Fauré's walrussy bouche.

  61. The Protean Geek

    The Protean Geek

    Acum 2 luni

    Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 is quite obviously a heavy influence and sampled for David Bowie's Life on Mars too.

    • The Protean Geek

      The Protean Geek

      Acum 2 luni

      Kamelot took from Grieg's Solveig's Song from the Peer Gynt Suites - they're a metal band so not a pop song but still.

  62. BlueeDenise


    Acum 3 luni

    I just love it when companies or ignorant fans accuse another singer of "stealing" a song when that allegedly stolen song was derived/inspired from an already existing classical piece or any other old song, like ave maria in this case.

  63. Micah Schmidt

    Micah Schmidt

    Acum 3 luni

    Clair-de-lune is definitely something you should listen to

  64. peachy corgi

    peachy corgi

    Acum 3 luni

    15:12, I found out about this the other day, they use the remade one for the Telstra ads

    • peachy corgi

      peachy corgi

      Acum 3 luni

      Welp I was won't about this part and what was next, but I know they definitely did that

  65. Sandou Mir

    Sandou Mir

    Acum 3 luni

    You can not actually "STEAL??!" from the public domain. Sigh. So much nonsense from this guy.

  66. Mauro Costa

    Mauro Costa

    Acum 3 luni

    You really should listen and learn more about classic music and oldies! It hurts to see the lack of knowledge. Sorry bro but classic, rock and Jazz it's a must to know when dealing with music....or lose credibility

    • Auksė Čižauskaitė

      Auksė Čižauskaitė

      Acum 3 luni

      If you new here. Joel is multi-instrumentalist, he has played in orchestra. He and his dad is jazz musicians. Joel was going in jazz concervatory, he talked about that before. Joel is competent in jazz, funk, and pop genre.

  67. Surfalong


    Acum 3 luni

    What roomie missed is some of those steals (Eric Carmen / Celine Dion in his list) from classical composers, turned out to be extremely expensive. The reason. Rachmaninoff lived until 1943. In the 1970s the composers copyrights still applied in full (his music only went public domain in 2013). Rachmaninoff's estate got a huge windfall from both Eric Carmen (that was a big hit) and Celine Dion. Eric Carmen had even a bigger hit and far more record sales than Celine Dion with All by myself. RoomieOfficial overlooks that in the 1970s singles and albums sold in far higher number than in the late 1990s (and certainly more than today).

  68. Robert Willoughby

    Robert Willoughby

    Acum 3 luni

    The Second Bach one, - the Fugue - is the basis for Focus's "Carnival Fugue"

    • Robert Willoughby

      Robert Willoughby

      Acum 3 luni

      Fun Fact: Rossini was "only" 19 when he died. How? He was born on February 29th, so he had only 19 "official" birthdays (he was actually 76 when he died).

  69. GrapheneCarbide


    Acum 3 luni

    classical music is not a song but rather a piece. pop music sucks. all trash. nothing original

  70. homiepr8


    Acum 3 luni

    Pachelbels Canon is used in so many songs. The farm altogether now. Greenday basket case. Coolio c u when you get there... most of axis of awesome lol

  71. MF Rza Sweatshirt

    MF Rza Sweatshirt

    Acum 3 luni

    vamp anthem by playboi carti

  72. Vessela Hobson

    Vessela Hobson

    Acum 3 luni

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

  73. Vessela Hobson

    Vessela Hobson

    Acum 3 luni

    Isn't most classical music public domain anyway?

  74. paras166


    Acum 3 luni

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

  75. Metal Monkey

    Metal Monkey

    Acum 3 luni

    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)

  76. Lahelandriel


    Acum 3 luni

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

  77. Mangan2504


    Acum 3 luni

    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.

  78. Soledad Monticelli

    Soledad Monticelli

    Acum 3 luni

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

  79. Iksiruk


    Acum 3 luni

    My man's good at singing Ave Maria though

  80. NealCamerlengo


    Acum 3 luni

    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.

  81. Carlos Ezequiel

    Carlos Ezequiel

    Acum 3 luni

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

  82. Carlos Seabra

    Carlos Seabra

    Acum 3 luni

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

    • Ben Raphael Kanoff

      Ben Raphael Kanoff

      Acum 3 luni


  83. The Fashionably Depressed Bard

    The Fashionably Depressed Bard

    Acum 3 luni

    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.

  84. Ghost in the Synth/Osakablade

    Ghost in the Synth/Osakablade

    Acum 3 luni

    Wow, Pavane came back has Roger Taylor of Queen

  85. honilock


    Acum 3 luni

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

  86. Tune4you


    Acum 3 luni

    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.

  87. Tune4you


    Acum 3 luni

    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.

  88. Bodhisattwa Som

    Bodhisattwa Som

    Acum 3 luni

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

  89. Sara Binde // Vegan Travel Foodie

    Sara Binde // Vegan Travel Foodie

    Acum 3 luni

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

  90. Shengjun Wang

    Shengjun Wang

    Acum 3 luni

    Guess that classical music piece when?

  91. Willi Ender

    Willi Ender

    Acum 3 luni

    What about jethro Tull playing Bachs bourre?

  92. Sweet moon of Boca

    Sweet moon of Boca

    Acum 3 luni

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

  93. Erik Huisman

    Erik Huisman

    Acum 3 luni

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

  94. asterixxer


    Acum 3 luni

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

  95. Pardix


    Acum 3 luni

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

  96. Pardix


    Acum 3 luni

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

  97. Claudia Yamane

    Claudia Yamane

    Acum 3 luni

    MAN! All the italian names ahahahahaha xD

  98. Melina Seifert

    Melina Seifert

    Acum 3 luni

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

  99. Donavon Cash

    Donavon Cash

    Acum 3 luni

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

  100. tuggaboy


    Acum 3 luni

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