31 Songs That Are Based On Classical Music

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From David Bennett Piano.

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Check out my other two videos on songs based on classical pieces…
14 Songs That ‘Rip Off’ Classical Music: https://youtu.be/yknBXOSlFQs
Songs Inspired By Bach: https://youtu.be/4E8HUjxroFA

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: https://play.primephonic.com/playlist/7b67fb78-b17d-45e1-9ef8-ffa3d3746be0

SOURCES:
Classical FM analysis of Bernstein’s “Somewhere”: https://www.classicfm.com/composers/bernstein-l/somewhere-west-side-story-beethoven-emperor/
Jimmy Page interview with the BBC: https://youtu.be/DDo4CA13LbY
Elton John interview with iHeartRadio: https://youtu.be/WMlWbQRAue0
Elton John interview with Classic FM: https://youtu.be/EZTe7So4WJk
Mike Oldfield interview with Jools Holland: https://youtu.be/Pp069jEQag8
Black Sabbath interview for Classic Albums: https://youtu.be/YqUidIQ9j8w
Ray Manzarek interview with NTR: https://youtu.be/3VA6YsjL6dY
Billy Joel discussing Beethoven: https://youtu.be/PL3roECB5N0
Barry Manilow discussing “Could It Be Magic”: https://youtu.be/C1GGfgwMF0U
Paul McCartney talking about Bouree: https://youtu.be/3rsJIxV9XVU
Paul McCartney discussing Penny Lane: https://youtu.be/wJqiiDzsPYw
Analysis of John William’s “Battle of Yavin”: https://youtu.be/5ba_h7w9xPo
Ray Mazarek describing writing the intro to “Light My Fire”: https://themuser.blog/2013/05/22/ray-manzarek-on-the-intro-of-light-my-fire/

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