There’s a song I like to listen to. I’ve been listening to it for about 47 years. It came from a novelty album my mom bought for me at the local A&P in the mid-60s.
It was basically a dance party record with spooky sounds and laughs played over instrumental reworkings of what were then popular songs. Next to the songs were listed the dances they were good for: Fox Trot, Hully Gully, Swim, Twist, etc. All the songs were reworkings of songs popular at the time. None of the songs though were obvious ripoffs. In fact, it took me years to realize my favorite song on the record was a take on my favorite popular song of the time.