Talk Dirty to Me (dangerbuffalo) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
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ONTD Original: Will Smith's Greatest Hits Aren't His Own

Will Smith once famously declared he didn't have to swear to sell records-- and in his case, having a good hook doesn't hurt either. In fact, Will Smith has used some of the best tried and true funk-n-disco riffs to pepper some of his biggest hits. Can you guess which disco (or post-disco, funk, disco-adjacent) smash Will borrowed from?

Gettin Jiggy With It

[Which song did he borrow from?]
Sister Sledge - He's The Greatest Dancer


Miami

[Which song did he borrow from?]
The Whispers - And The Beat Goes On


Men In Black Theme

[Which song did he borrow from?]
Patrice Rushen - Forget Me Nots


Wild Wild West Theme

[Which song did he borrow from?]
Stevie Wonder - I Wish


Just The Two Of Us

[Which song did he borrow from?]
Grover Washington Jr. - Just The Two Of Us


Bonus: Not funk or disco, but another example of another of Smith's hits being a sample
Switch

[Which song did he borrow from?]
Fats Domino - I'm Walking




source: 1/1 2/2 3/3 4/4 5/5 6/6

I've been on a disco/funk kick lately when it dawned on me just how many of Will Smith's songs borrow heavily from the best eras in music. How many did you get right?
Tags: music / musician, music / musician (r&b and soul), music / musician (rap and hip-hop), music video, ontd original, will smith
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