1. Allen Sherman took his tune for "Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah" from Ponchielli's "Dance Of The Hours."
  2. Billy Joel's song "This Night" uses the melody from Beethoven's "Piano Sonata In C Minor," second movement.
  3. Enigma's "Sadeness Part 1" features medieval church music known as "Gregorian Chants."
  4. Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell played "Dueling Banjo," which quotes from the American folk song "Yankee Doodle."
  5. Featherbed, featuring Barry Manilow, performed "Could This Be The Magic," accompanied by Frederick Chopin's "Prelude In C Minor."
  6. In Rick Wakeman's "Journey To The Center Of The Earth," he quotes from Edvard Grieg's "In The Hall Of The Mountain King."
  7. Manfred Mann's Earth Band recorded Springsteen's "Blinded By The Light," which includes a traditional ditty called "Chopsticks."
  8. The introduction of the Beatles' "All You Need Is Love" is from the French national anthem, "Le Marseillaise" by Roget de Lisle.
  9. The melody of Procol Harum's "A Whiter Shade Of Pale" is based on J. S. Bach's cantata known as "Sleepers Awake."
  10. The Toys' "Lover's Concerto" is a 4/4 version of Anna Magdalena Bach's notebook piece, "Minuet In G."

The big hit "All By Myself" was written by Eric Carmen based on the music of Rachmaninoff.