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Latto’s ‘Big Energy,’ Mariah Carey’s ‘Fantasy,’ and Other Songs That Sample Tom Tom Club’s ‘Genius of Love’



Tom Tom Club first came together in 1981, and they released their self-titled debut album that same year. One of the singles from the album, “Genius of Love,” remains Tom Tom Club’s most recognizable hit to this day, as the instrumentation on the track has been sampled in many songs in the decades since, including Mariah Carey‘s No. 1 hit “Fantasy” and Latto’s song “Big Energy.” But they aren’t the only songs to make use of the sample.

Mariah Carey and Latto wearing black and performing together
(L-R) Mariah Carey and Latto perform onstage during the 2022 BET Awards | Leon Bennett/Getty Images for BET

Latto’s ‘Big Energy’ sampled Tom Tom Club’s ‘Genius of Love’

Latto released “Big Energy” in 2021 as the lead single from her album sophomore album 777. The song ended up reaching No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, assisted by a remix from none other than Mariah Carey.



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