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Check out my other two videos on songs based on classical pieces…
14 Songs That ‘Rip Off’ Classical Music:
Songs Inspired By Bach:

Classical music can be a great source of inspiration for songwriters of all styles as, most of the time, even the most famous classical works are in the public domain, and therefore, free for us to use however we please! Countless pop and rock songs have been based on classical pieces, with some of the most influential pieces spawning multiple songs!

🎼 Playlist of all the classical pieces featured in this video:

Classical FM analysis of Bernstein’s “Somewhere”:
Jimmy Page interview with the BBC:
Elton John interview with iHeartRadio:
Elton John interview with Classic FM:
Mike Oldfield interview with Jools Holland:
Black Sabbath interview for Classic Albums:
Ray Manzarek interview with NTR:
Billy Joel discussing Beethoven:
Barry Manilow discussing “Could It Be Magic”:
Paul McCartney talking about Bouree:
Paul McCartney discussing Penny Lane:
Analysis of John William’s “Battle of Yavin”:
Ray Mazarek describing writing the intro to “Light My Fire”:

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