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Does Drake Have Your Parents' Taste In Music?

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    Another day, another Drake leak. As the world sits and waits for Drizzy to finally drop his new album Views From The 6 (supposedly in April but, let's face it, who the hell really knows?) two tracks – that may or may not be from the album – have appeared online today. "Contralla" is quite a standard Drake number. But it's the other one that really intrigues. Drake has decided to put out a cover of "These Days", a song by '60s folky type (and your mum's favourite singer) Jackson Browne. The song, which has been covered by everyone from St Vincent to Elliott Smith (although Nico really made the definitive version), might at first seem like an odd choice for the rapper. But, looking back, we should be used to his left field choices of covers and samples by now. In fact, he has borrowed from more than a few tracks that you'd find happily nestled in your parents' record collection. I mean, we all know he loves a dad dance but this is next level stuff. Just take a look at this lot.




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    "Doing It Wrong" by Drake

    Technically this song from 2011's Take Care borrows from not one but two songs by this MOR favourite...But who is it?

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    "The Wrong Thing To Do" by Don McLean

    The "American Pie" singer is the very definition of easy listening. As well as using this song, Drake also nicks a bit of McLean's "When A Good Thing Goes Bad" (superfan!) One of the comments below this track on YouTube nicely sums up its appeal: "This sounds like a song that would be on at the end of a House episode." Spot on.

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    "Come Winter" by Drake

    This song is dedicated to Canada and love in a cold climate. But wait, whose crooning is that in the background?

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    "Autumn Leaves" by Eva Cassidy

    It's only singer-songwriter Eva Cassidy, who first came to the British public's attention two years after her death in 1996 when Terry Wogan started playing her version of "Fields of Gold" on BBC Radio 2, which I'm beginning to think is Drizzy's favourite station.

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    "Let's Call It Off" by Drake

    Which twee threesome did Drizzy sample for this track from his 2009 mixtape So Far Gone?