Metal Machine Music: The 10 Best Tracks That Sample Lou Reed’s Songs

Yesterday we mourned the loss of a true original, the prototypical New York rockstar, the godfather of punk: Mr. Lou Reed. The man may be gone, but his music lives on, both in his records -and other people’s, too!

Artists from across the musical spectrum of sampled Reed’s work in their own tracks, borrowing (but never bettering) his swag, style and groove. Read on to check out the ten best ways that folks have paid audio tribute to one of rock’s great ones. Crank up your volume and read on! And don’t forget to catch an airing of Berlin, the live concert film featuring a performance of Lou’s infamous 1973 rock-opera. That’s coming at ’cha this Friday at 8 PM on VH1 Classic!


10. “Wildside” by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch (1991)

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