This directly relates to our class discussion we had on Tuesday regarding remix. These two song examples are a very good example of remix. Personally I think artists using other artists songs and creating something new and different is great. This allows music and artists to continue to create new songs and learn from each other. However, I think that the artist of the original song should always share the rights for the new remixed version and receive profits from it.
But at what point does a song lose its authenticity and simply become a copy of another artists song? Does simply changing the words like Brian Wilson did to Chuck Berry's 'Sweet Little Sixteen' make it original? Or did he simply steal it?