In 2004 the Shapeshifters (or Shape:UK if you live in the US)  scored a modest hit with Lola’s Theme. Before that in 2003 however, it was already circulating as an instrumental only. The version with vocals had its entire instrumentation re-played from the instrumental version that contained a sample. That sample is Johnny Taylor’s 1982 hit What About My Love. So technically speaking the 2004 doesn’t contain a direct sample.

There’s a second sample in the song and that’s also not direct. The vocals sung by a singer named Cookie were mostly original. The chorus however was directly borrowed and resung from Love Me Tonight by Anthony White from 1994.

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