International artists taking bits and pieces from Arab artists is not something new. We've all heard of the lawsuits that have happened because of this. However, have you ever stopped to think that some songs, which haven't gotten that attention, just sound Arabic?
1. Grapes, Black Eyed Peas
0:25 says it all.
2. Galvanize, Chemical Brothers
This song features a legal string sample from Moroccan singer Najat Aatabou’s Hadi Kedba Bayna.
3. Beautiful Liar, Shakira and Beyonc é
Of course, it's featuring Shakira.
4. Butterflies, Karl Wolf
Another Lebanese-born artist who doesn't fail to add an Arab twist to his music.
5. Buttons, The Pussycat Dolls
Listen carefully, you can't miss it.
6. Aicha, Outlandish
The name of the song is enough.
7. Last stop, Dave Mathews Band
Who would have thought Dave Mathews Band?
8. Bananza, Akon
This song brings back old memories, no?
9. Arab Money, Busta Rhymes