Martin Had A Dream: The Best MLK Samples And Shout-Outs In Music History

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9. “I Have A Dream,” DJ Quicksilver

You normally don’t think of MLK and raves in the same sentence … that is, if you haven’t heard DJ Quicksilver’s pulsating techno song that samples the “I Have A Dream” speech.

10. “HIStory,” Michael Jackson

“HIStory” appeared on Jackson’s 1995 greatest hits album of the same name, and it is built around a number of samples of speeches from important historical figures from the realms of politics (Ted Kennedy), sports (Hank Aaron) and civil rights (MLK), among others. It was never released as a single, but that has not stopped the legions of MJ fans from memorizing its every lyric.