When you can use others.
Heidi Montag uses Yaz' "Move Out" for her song "Body Language"
Aubrey O'Day uses New Order's "Bizarre Love Triangle"
Lady Sov used the Cure's "Close to Me" for "So Human" (which I may or may not be semi-responsible for):
and hopefully you remember when Rihanna used "Blue Monday" on "Shut Up and Drive":
Which song from the 80s or 90s would you sample if you were a pop artist?
Here are my picks from the 80s (which are probably obvious):
Joy Division - "Love Will Tear Us Apart"
The Smiths' "William It Really Was Nothing"
Plastic Bertrand's "Ca Plane Pour Moi"
From the 90s:
Spin Doctors - "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong"
Sponge - "Plowed"
Seriously? That guitar riff is pretty great.
as is this guitar riff from Bush's "Machine Head"
of course James' "Laid"
and Harvey Danger's "Flagpole Sitta"
Pulp's "Common People"
and lastly, i think: Elastica's "Connection"
can i be in elastica now?