Late Night Snack: The Isley Brothers – “Between the Sheets”

January 17, 2013 No comments yet


After Prince, The Isley Brothers are probably my favorite musical act in the history of history. I’ve never asked my mom but I’m sure, if it wasn’t a Prince song, I was conceived to an Isley Brothers record—which would actually explain a lot.

“Between the Sheets” is without a doubt one of the greatest bedroom bangers of all time, and the definition of a ‘Quiet storm’ track. I knew all of the lyrics to this song before I even knew girls had vaginas. Appearing on the group’s 1983 album of the same name, “Between the Sheets” is the quintessential slow jam.

In Between The Sheets by The Isley Brothers on Grooveshark

Being the legendary song that it is, “Between the Sheets” has been sampled what seems like an infinite amount of times. Everyone from Tupac to Gwen Stefani has used this Isley Bros. gem to produce work of their own (Including this dope ass guitar cover).

And now, for your enjoyment, here’s a list of the top 10 songs that sample “Between the Sheets.”

10. Jay-Z – “Ignorant Shit” ft. Beanie Sigel (2007)

Ignorant Shit by Jay-Z on Grooveshark

9. Keith Murray – “The Most Beautifullest Thing in This World” (1994)

The Most Beautifullest Thing in This World by Keith Murray on Grooveshark

8. UGK – “Cramping My Style” ft. Infinity (1992)

Cramping My Style by UGK on Grooveshark

7. Jim Jones – “Summer Wit’ Miami” ft. Trey Songz (2005)

Summer In Miami feat. Trey Songz by Jim Jones on Grooveshark

6. Gwen Stefani – “Luxurious” ft. Slim Thug (2004)

Luxurious (remix) (feat. Slim Thug) by Gwen Stefani on Grooveshark

5. Pretty Ricky – “On the Hotline” (2006)

On the Hotline by Pretty Ricky on Grooveshark

4. Lil’ Vicious – “Nika” (1994)

Nika by Lil' Vicious on Grooveshark

3. Da Brat – “Funkdafied” (1994)

Funkdafied (1994) by Da Brat on Grooveshark

2. A Tribe Called Quest – “Bonita Applebum” [Hootie Mix] (1992)

Bonita Applebum (Remix) by A Tribe Called Quest on Grooveshark

1. The Notorious B.I.G. – “Big Poppa” (1994)

Big Poppa by The Notorious B.I.G. on Grooveshark