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    Modern popular songs based on classical music.

    I've been researching crossover music because I want to understand it better, and see how crossover is basically responsible for many of the various genres today.

    I found an interesting list (http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclop...lassical-music) of popular songs that are directly based on classical music compisitions.


    1910s

    * (1913) "Hungarian Rag" by Julius Lenzberg - based on the Second Hungarian Rhapsody by Franz Liszt.
    * (1918) "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" by Joseph McCarthy and Harry Carroll - based on the Fantasie Impromptu in C Sharp Minor by Frederic Chopin.
    * (1919) "The Marine Hymn" by L. Z. Philips - based on an air from Jacques Offenbach's Genevieve de Brabant
    * (1919) "Peter Gink" by George L. Cobb - based on the Peer Gynt Suite by Edvard Grieg.

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    1920s

    * (1922) "Goin' Home" popularized by Paul Robeson - based on the "Largo" from Dvorak's Symphony No. 9, "From the New World"

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    1930s

    * (1930) "In an Eighteenth-Century Drawing Room" by Raymond Scott - based on Mozart's Piano Sonata, K. 545
    * (1937) "Song of India", arr. Tommy Dorsey - based on a theme from Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade
    * (1938) "My Reverie" by Larry Clinton - based on Debussy's Rverie
    * (1939) "The Lamp is Low" - Peter DeRose and Bert Shefter - based on Maurice Ravel's Pavane pour une infante dfunte

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    1940s

    * (1945) "Full Moon and Empty Arms", by Buddy Kaye and Ted Mossman - based on Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2.
    * (1946) "Summer Moon" by Klenner, sung by Lauritz Melchior - based on Igor Stravinsky's The Firebird (Berceuse)


    1950s

    * (1952) "The Bigger The Figure", by Louis Prima - based on Rossini's Largo al factotum from The Barber of Seville.
    * (1953) "Stranger in Paradise" by George Forrest and Robert Wright, in the Broadway musical Kismet - based on a theme from Alexander Borodin's Polovetsian Dances
    * (1956) "Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)" by Al Hoffman and Dick Manning - based on a theme from Chabrier Espaa, Rhapsody for Orchestra
    * (1958) "Catch a Falling Star" by Lee Pockriss and Paul Vance - based on a theme from Brahms' Academic Festival Overture
    * (1959) "Once Upon a Dream" in the Disney movie Sleeping Beauty - based upon a waltz in Tchaikovsky's ballet Sleeping Beauty.

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    1960s

    * (1960) "Asia Minor" by James Wisner - based on Edvard Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor
    * (1960) "It's Now Or Never" by Elvis Presley - based on O Sole Mio by di Capua.
    * (1962) "Nut Rocker" by B. Bumble and the Stingers - based on Tchaikovsky's "March of the Wooden Soldiers" from the Nutcracker Suite
    * (1963) "Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh! (A Letter From Camp)" by Allan Sherman - based on Ponchielli's "Dance of the Hours" from La Gioconda
    * (1964) "Rap City" by The Ventures - based on Johannes Brahms' Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G minor
    * (1965) "A Lover's Concerto" by The Toys - based on J.S. Bach's Minuet in G from the Anna Magdalena Notebook.
    * (1966) "Past, Present and Future" by The Shangri-Las - based on Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano sonata No. 14, "Moonlight"
    * (1967) "Imitation Situation" by Fever Tree (San Francisco Girls) - used opening passage of J.S. Bach's Toccata_and_Fugue_in_D_Minor
    * (1967) "A Whiter Shade Of Pale" by Procol Harum - (loosely) based on J.S. Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 3, Air (commonly known as Air on a G String) and Cantata 140 "Sleepers Awake".
    * (1968) "Because" by John Lennon - inspired by Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano sonata No. 14, "Moonlight"
    * (1968) "Hall of the Mountain King" by The Who - inspired by Edvard Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite
    * (1968) "Prelude B - I'm so Glad" by Deep Purple on Shades of Deep Purple - nicely lifted from Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade: The Sea and Sinbad's Ship,
    * (1968) "Variations On A Theme By Erik Satie" by Blood Sweat & Tears - based on Trois Gymnopdies by Eric Satie
    * (1969) "Albinoni's Adigio in G Minor" by The Doors on Boxed Set Disk 1 Without A Safety Net - based on Tomaso Albinoni's Adagio
    * (1969) "Jane B" by Serge Gainsbourg for Jane Birkin - based on Frederic Chopin's "Prelude No. 4"
    * (1969) "Sabre Dance" by Love Sculpture - based on Aram Khatchaturian's "Gayane"

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    1970s

    * (1970) "Knife Edge" by Emerson, Lake and Palmer - based on Sinfonietta, first movement by Leos Janacek
    * (1970) "A Song of Joy" by Waldo De Los Rios for Miguel Rios - based on Beethoven's Ninth Symphony
    * (1971) "Baby Alone In Babylone" by Serge Gainsbourg for Jane Birkin - based on the 3rd movement of Brahms's Symphony No. 3
    * (1972) "Abaddon's Bolero" by Emerson, Lake and Palmer - based on Bolro by Maurice Ravel
    * (1972) "Also Sprach Zarathustra" [i] by Deodato - a funk arrangement of Richard Strauss' composition of the same name
    * (1972) "Cans and Brahms" by Yes - based on Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 4, third movement
    * (1972) "Hoedown" by Emerson, Lake and Palmer - based on Rodeo by Aaron Copland
    * (1972) "Horizons" by Steve Hackett from Genesis on Foxtrot - (loosely) based on Suite For Cello, by J.S. Bach
    * (1972) "Pictures at an Exhibition" by Emerson, Lake and Palmer - entire album based on the work by Modest Mussorgsky
    * (1972) "Song Sung Blue" by Neil Diamond - based on Mozart's "Piano Concerto No. 21", second movement
    * (1973) "Joybringer" by Manfred Mann's Earth Band - based on "Jupiter - bringer of jollity" from Gustav Holst's The Planets suite
    * (1973) "Toccata" by Emerson, Lake and Palmer - based on Ginastera's First piano concerto, fourth movement
    * (1974) "Annie's Song" by John Denver - based on Peter Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5, second movement
    * (1974) "Minuetto Allegretto" by The Wombles - based on Mozart's "Symphony No. 41"
    * (1974) "Voices of Syn" by Klaus Schulze on Timewind - incorporates a collage of Verdi songs sung by an operatic singer.
    * (1975) "Could It Be Magic" by Barry Manilow - quotes extensively from Chopin's Prelude in C minor
    * (1975) "Fanfare for the Common Man" by Emerson, Lake and Palmer - based on Aaron Copland's work of the same name.
    * (1975) "I Believe in Father Christmas" by Emerson, Lake and Palmer - based on Lieutenant Kije Suite, Opus 60, by Sergei Prokofiev (released as a single under the name of Greg Lake alone).
    * (1976) "All By Myself" by Eric Carmen - based on Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2
    * (1976) "A Fifth of Beethoven" [i] by Walter Murphy - disco version of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, featured in Saturday Night Fever
    * (1976) "Ma Lou Marilou" by Serge Gainsbourg - based on the 1st movement of Beethoven's

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    * (1976) "Never Gonna Fall In Love Again" by Eric Carmen - based on Rachmaninoff's Second Symphony
    * (1977) "If I Had Words" by Scott Fitzgerald and Yvonne Keeley - based on Camille Saint-Sans' Symphony No. 3 ("Organ Symphony")
    * (1977) "Rockaria" by The Electric Light Orchestra - based on "Un Bel Di" from Puccini's "Madame Butterfly"
    * (1978) "Lady Linda" by The Beach Boys - based on J.S. Bach's Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
    * (1979) "If I Had You" by The Korgis - based on Rachmaninov's "Variations on a theme by Paganini" Variation 18, based on Paganini's "Caprice No 24 in A minor"

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    1980s

    * (1980) "Swan Lake" by Madness - based on Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake"
    * (1980) "Toccata" by Sky - based on Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
    * (1981) "Can Can" by Bad Manners - a manic ska version of the Can-Can from Offenbach's "Orpheus in the Underworld"
    * (1981) "Difficult to Cure" by Rainbow - based on Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" (last movement of the ninth symphony).
    * (1983) "This Night" by Billy Joel - adapted from Beethoven's Pathtique Sonata
    * (1984) "Icarus Dream Suite" by Yngwie J. Malmsteen - based on Tomaso Albinoni's, Adagio.
    * (1984) "Madame Butterfly" by Malcolm McLaren and the World Famous Supreme Team - based on Giacomo Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly.
    * (1984) "Rite of Spring" by Birdsongs of the Mesozoic - based on Igor Stravinsky's work of the same name
    * (1985) "Lemon Incest" by Serge Gainsbourg for Charlotte Gainsbourg - based on Frederic Chopin's "tude No. 3 in E (Tristesse)" (in opus 10)
    * (1986) "Russians" by Sting - based on "Romance" theme from Lieutenant Kije Suite, Opus 60, by Sergei Prokofiev
    * (1987) "Lost Song" by Serge Gainsbourg for Jane Birkin - melody after part of Edvard Grieg's "Solveig's song" (in Peer Gynt, Suite No. 2, opus 55)
    * (1989) "And So It Goes" by Billy Joel is based on the hymn Jerusalem by Charles Hubert Parry.
    * (1989) "Leningrad" by Billy Joel - quotes at length the song Waldesnacht, du wunderkhle by Johannes Brahms
    * (1989) "Rose of Pain" by X Japan - takes much of its melody from Johann Sebastian Bach's "Little Fugue" in G Minor

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Edvard Hagerup Grieg (June 15, 1843–September 4, 1907) was a Norwegian composer and pianist. ... Peer Gynt is a play by the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Billy Joel was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999. ... And did those feet in ancient time is a poem by William Blake from the preface to his work Milton: a Poem (1804). ... Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (February 27, 1848 October 7, 1918) was an English composer, probably best known for his setting of William Blakes poem, Jerusalem. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Billy Joel was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999. ... Johannes Brahms (May 7, 1833 – April 3, 1897) was a German composer of Romantic music, who predominantly lived in Vienna, Austria. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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    1990s

    * (1990) "Mea Culpa" by Enigma - based on the Gregorian chant "Kyrie Eleison"
    * (1990) "Operaa House!" by Malcolm McLaren and the World Famous Supreme Team - based on the "Flower Duet" from Lo Delibes' opera Lakm
    * (1991) "World In Union" by Kiri Te Kanawa (official theme song of the Rugby Union World Cup) - based on "I Vow to Thee, My Country" from Holst's The Planets Suite, opus 32, Jupiter, Bringer of Jollity (also covered by Ladysmith Black Mambazo (1995) and Shirley Bassey/Bryn Terfel (1999))
    * (1994) "Basket Case" by Green Day - based on Johann Pachelbel's Canon in D Major
    * (1995) "Clubbed to Death" [i] by Rob Dougan on Furious Angels - parts inspired by Edward Elgar's Enigma Variations
    * (1996) "Clubbed to Death 2" [i] by Rob Dougan on Furious Angels - parts quoting Frederic Chopin's "Prelude No. 4 in E minor" (in Preludes, opus 28)
    * (1997) "Tubthumper" by Chumbawamba - quotes Jeremiah Clarke's Trumpet Voluntary.
    * (1998) "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" by Sweetbox - based on Johann Sebastian Bach, Air from the Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major
    * (1999) "Arpeggios From Hell" reworked/renamed "Molto Arpeggiosa" by Yngwie J. Malmsteen - based on Beethoven's Piano sonata No. 14, "Moonlight", 3rd movement
    * (1999) "Barber's Adagio for Strings" by William Orbit - a techno/electronic version of Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings"
    * (1999) "Love of my Life" from Supernatural by Santana and Dave Matthews - based on the third movement from Johannes Brahms's Symphony No. 3

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    2000s

    * (2000) "Graduation (Friends Forever)" by Vitamin C - based on Johann Pachelbel's Canon in D Major
    * (2000) "Hall of the Mountain King" [i] by Apocalyptica - cello/metal cover of Edvard Grieg's Peer Gynt (Suite No.1, opus 46)
    * (2000) "Love U Crazay" by En Vogue from Masterpiece Theatre - set to Tchaikovsky's "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" from Nutcracker
    * (2000) "Those Dogs" by En Vogue from Masterpiece Theatre - set to Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata.
    * (2001) "Black, Black Heart" by David Usher from Morning Orbit - containing Lo Delibes' "The Flower Duet" from Lakm
    * (2001) "Piano & I" by Alicia Keys - based on Beethoven's Piano sonata No. 14, "Moonlight", 1st movement
    * (2001) "Someone to Call My Lover" by Janet Jackson - uses Erik Satie's Gymnopedie No. 1 (as well as America's "Ventura Highway").
    * (2001) "Yatta" by Happa-tai - based on Johann Pachelbel's Canon in D Major
    * (2002) "I Can" by Nas - contains a sample of the classical piece Fur Elise by Beethoven.
    * (2002) "Symphony in X Major" by Xzibit - based largely on a (minor key) section Johann Sebastian Bach's Third Brandenburg Concerto
    * (2003) "When I Get You Alone" by Thicke - based on a sample from Walter Murphy's "A Fifth of Beethoven" (q.v.) - itself based on Beethoven's Fifth Symphony
    * (2003) "Karma" by Alicia Keys - contains a sample from Johannes Brahms' Violin Concerto
    * (2004) "Paris" by Delerium - based on Johann Pachelbel's Canon in D Major
    * (2005) "They" by Jem - largely based on Prelude 12 from J. S. Bach's The Well-tempered Clavier (Book 2)

    I find the more modern music interesting because I'm not really aware of some of the earlier music on this list (1910s, 1920s, etc.).

    I'm posting this list here because I hope someone here can find it interesting and beneficial as I have in understanding the evolution of popular music better.

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    Re: Modern popular songs based on classical music.

    Nice post, Jason.

    It's funny to see such a list, but I was shocked when I saw that Delerium - Paris was based on Canon by Johan Pachelbell... as I remember Paris it is not based on Canon but maybe I will have to double-check.

    I actually like the idea of mixing classical music with modern music as it can add some complexity to the often rather monotone and predictable sound of the modern stuff.
    But it is not always that the adaption of the classical music is succesfull. Nas - I can (based on Fr Elise) is, in my opinion, one of the worst rap-beats I have ever come across.

    But if you want to hear a good track with samples from classical music, I would recommend Lamb - Angelica, based on Debussy's Clair de Lune... It is amazing how well they adapt the piano music to a very modern trip hop beat.... The only problem is that Debussy's name is not written anywhere (not even on the inside of the album over!) so he will not get any credit!!!

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    Re: Modern popular songs based on classical music.

    ^ That's what makes me sick. Not giving credit to someone who inspired your song (you more or less "stole" it then). I see this a lot in hip-hop and rap. One band that I see this happen with a lot is Led Zeppelin. They never seem to get credit for the many songs who have used Zeppelinesque samples.

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    Re: Modern popular songs based on classical music.

    Yeah, nice post. I remember being aware that Eric Carmen's All By Myself was Rachmaninoff but I wasn't cognizant of many of the others.

    Gongchime

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    I wonder, would Jack Fina`s 'Bumble Boogie' (based on Rimsky-Korsakov`s 'The Flight of the Bumblebee') count as a popular song?...
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    Hi there...

    I just wanted to say that there is an crossover artist that gives credit to the original composer,actually he did'n even change the names of the pieces and they are still popular in clubs everywhere,especially in croatia(maybe becouse he's croatian )

    Anyway,his name is Maxim Mrvica,and his first crossover album is named "the piano player".He's very popular in Japan,lives in London....
    I was on his concert last summer,I have to admit that I heard better as well as worse,but the album is great.
    Some of the pieces are:The flight of the bumblebee
    Grieg's piano concert in a-minor
    Handell's sarabande
    Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
    Chopin's revolutionary etude in c-minor
    etc.
    Maybe you'll like it...

    Yours truly
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    Quote Originally Posted by jason View Post
    ^ That's what makes me sick. Not giving credit to someone who inspired your song (you more or less "stole" it then). I see this a lot in hip-hop and rap. One band that I see this happen with a lot is Led Zeppelin. They never seem to get credit for the many songs who have used Zeppelinesque samples.
    Heh, of course Led Zeppelin heavily, uh, "appropriated" other blues and pop music without giving credit (unless sued). Not picking on the band, but it's funny to see them mentioned as not getting credit for something

    As for the OP, John Lennon said the melody and chord changes in the Beatles "Because" was based on Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata". He heard Yoko playing it on the piano, and morphed it and switched it around.

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    Wow - that is some list Jason and must have taken quite a while to research.

    From the sound of it I always think that "The Bittersweet Symphony" by The Verve should be based on a classical music piece but I think it is actually based on a Rolling Stones tune. Does anyone know which one ?

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    Bittersweet Symphony is based on The Last Time by The Rolling Stones. Apparently, it was a sample of an obscure orchestral recording and the old Stones' manager, Allen Klein, received lots of royalties on the back of it as he owned the publishing rights.

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    Well, Dirty Funka sure had lots of fun with Zeppelin's 'Immigrant Song.' But what he did was as much a homage as anything else.

    As far as Zep's blues plagairizing goes, it's just part of a long tradition. Blues music is largely derivative & bluesmen were in the habit of borrowing each others guitar licks anyway. Also, many blues legends have passed away & tracking down surviving relatives or estates (if any) must be tricky. Page/Plant once met with the widow of one such bluesman, with the intention of paying her personally in lieu of royalties; she scoffed at the thousands they offered & demanded substantially more. Very offputting for the pair.

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    Here is my first post! Nice list!

    I know more... The Nederland DJ Tiesto also remade some classical songs into trance (I don't know what are exactly names of classical songs):

    Addagio for strings
    Forever today
    Euphoria, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jason View Post
    ^ That's what makes me sick. Not giving credit to someone who inspired your song (you more or less "stole" it then)...
    Ah, good old plaigarism. Still, if it was good enough for Shakespeare and JRR Tolkein...
    Last edited by Sybarite; Dec-23-2006 at 20:36.

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    Thanks for the list. We should not really forget about our classics because we will look back into it one way or another. I just hope that they will be given proper credits.

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    Nice list. Main names missing are the bands Ekseption and Renaissance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izabella View Post
    Anyway,his name is Maxim Mrvica,and his first crossover album is named "the piano player".He's very popular in Japan,lives in London....
    Are you talking about Maksim? He visited our country so I was able to watch his concert. I am piano player myself.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gongchime View Post
    Yeah, nice post. I remember being aware that Eric Carmen's All By Myself was Rachmaninoff
    I never knew that All by Myself was based on Sergei Rachmaninoff's work. How could I not know that? Classical music still rocks!



    Anyway, this is a very nice and informative post Jason. Thank you very much!

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