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