Ariana Grande’s ‘7 Rings’ & 4 Other Songs That Sampled ‘The Sound of Music’

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Ariana Grande dropped her sassy new tune “7 Rings” on Thursday, and fans quickly noticed the melody sounded awfully familiar.

The tune was sampled from The Sound of Music‘s “My Favorite Things,” which worked perfectly with the new song’s luxurious lyrics. “Breakfast at Tiffany’s/ And bottles of bubbles/ Girls with tattoos who like getting in trouble/ Lashes and diamonds, ATM machines/ Buy myself all of my favorite things,” she switches up the first verse.

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However, Ari isn’t the first major artist to tap into the Julie Andrews classic film for musical inspiration. See below for four other pop songs, from Gwen Stefani to Outkast, that sampled The Sound of Music.

1. Gwen Stefani, “Wind It Up”
Stefani’s 2006 hit samples the film’s “The Lonely Goatherd” and the music video opens with the tune’s yodeling lyrics: “High on a hill was a lonely goatherd/Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo.”

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2. Outkast, “My Favorite Things”
The high-energy instrumental appeared on the duo’s 2003 album, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. The electonic update of the tune gives the 1965 version of “My Favorite Things” a hip-hop, jazzy twist with toe-tapping drums and bass.

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3. Christina Aguilera, “Searching for Maria”
In the intro to “Maria” off Liberation, the songstress quietly sings the song of the same name from the film. ““Searching For Maria” is a reference to one of my favorite films The Sound of Music – in which the character of Maria, an irrepressible free spirit, struggles to find herself and her freedom,” she wrote of the tune on Instagram.

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4. JLS, “The Club Is Alive”
The boy band took a modern twist on the film’s opening song, turning “the hills are alive” to “the club is alive.” The tune was released in 2010.

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