a song with lyrics containing another band’s name

What are some songs whose lyrics mention other musicians by name?

For this question, I decided to go with the classic “I Saw Her Standing There” by The Beatles. Here are some lyrics from the song that mention other musicians:

They all start in a line and end in a line and they’re all in a row (2x)
She’s in the middle and it’s her and she knows she can’t be beat (4x)
It doesn’t matter what you say or where you’ve been (2x)
Cause she’s in the middle and it’s her and she knows she can’t be beat (4x)
You might think that love is such an easy thing to find… But when you get there, its not like all those stories said it would be… But if I had my way, I’d take her away from here, away from here. You might think that love is such an easy thing to find…But when you get there, its not like all those stories said it would be…(repeats 2 times)
There are many more songs that mention other musicians by name. Here are some examples: Imagine – John Lennon & Yoko Ono Free Bird – Lynyrd Skynyrd Stairway To Heaven – Led Zeppelin Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey Money For Nothing – Dire Straits All Along The Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix Black Dog – Led Zeppelin Heart Of Gold – Neil Young Bridge Over Troubled Water- Simon & Garfunkel White Rabbit- Jefferson Airplane Killing In The Name Of- Rage Against The Machine Love Hurts- Nazareth Rock ‘N Roll Queen-Queen Don’t Fear The Reaper- Blue Oyster Cult/Scorpions Get Up Stand

 

 

Songs whose lyrics mention the band’s name…

Discussion in ‘Music Corner‘ started by¬†jmpatrick,¬†Jan 25, 2014.

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  1. jmpatrick

    jmpatrickForum ResidentThread Starter

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    …but aren’t self-titled songs (IE: Bad Company – “Bad Company”) or mentioned in the song’s title (IE: Queen – “Killer Queen”):

    Boston – “Rock N Roll Band”
    The Fifth Dimension – “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In”
    Yes – “Tempus Fugit”

    Others?

  2. Monosterio

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    Steely Dan “Show Biz Kids”
    Chic “Le Freak”

  3. djork

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    Wilco the Song by Wilco

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  4. George P

    George PNotable Member

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    “we were just another band out of Boston….” – that mentions the city, not the band.

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  5. lee59

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    Utopia Theme – Utopia
    My Name Is Prince – Prince (or TAFKAP)

  6. Monosterio

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    Beastie Boys “Fight For Your Right”

  7. Andy Smith

    Andy SmithYou fill up my senses, Like a gallon of Magnet..

    Kinda along those lines….. How about when Freddie M says “Down in the city, just Hoople ‘n’ me…” in ‘Now I’m Here’. Close enough?

  8. lee59

    lee59Member Envy

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    Ah!

    I Go Crazy – Queen (“I don’t wanna go see Queen no more”)

  9. GLYNSTYLER

    GLYNSTYLERForum Resident

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    Iggy Pop: “Turn Blue” (“Jesus? This is Iggy…”)
    John Lennon: “God” (“I don’t believe in Beatles”)

  10. arthurprecarious

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    “To the sound, of old T Rex, and Who’s Next”. The Who “You Better You Bet”

  11. George P

    George PNotable Member

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    And pretty much every Hip-Hop song from that era, right?

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  12. marshmallowpie

    marshmallowpieForum Resident

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    This doesn’t count, but when I first heard Sgt Peppers I used to think Paul was saying “see the Beatles standing there” on Fixing a Hole. >.<

    For a real one, The Honeys – Shoot The Curl.

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  13. JRM

    JRMForum Resident

    “Gotta Serve Somebody”

    You may call me Bobby, you may call me Zimmy

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  14. JRM

    JRMForum Resident

    “Jocko Homo”

    Are we not men?
    We are DEVO!
    Are we not men?
    D-E-V-O

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  15. Monosterio

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    Ray Charles “Don’t You Know” (and he mentions at least his first name in a few others)

  16. Monosterio

    MonosterioForum Resident

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    It’s a good thing I don’t know all that much hip-hop, huh?¬†:winkgrin:

  17. c-eling

    c-elingFruit Juice Everywhere

    Shiny Toy Guns-When They Came For Us

  18. TonyR

    TonyRForum Resident

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    “Calling Dr. Love” by Kiss:

    “The first step of the cure is…a kiss”

  19. 1970

    1970Forum Resident

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    “Give It To The Soft Boys.”

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  20. Monosterio

    MonosterioForum Resident

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    “Creeque Alley” mentions Mama Cass, if that counts.

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  21. jamiesjamies

    jamiesjamiesForum Resident

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    Vengaboys, “Boom Boom Boom Boom.”

  22. TonyR

    TonyRForum Resident

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    “The Hop” Aerosmith:

    “‘Cause you’ll be kickin’ [butt] tonight with the boys in Aerosmith”

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  23. JRM

    JRMForum Resident

    Ice Ice Baby Vanilla, Ice Ice Baby Vanilla

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  24. Say

    SayForum Resident

    The Clash – We are the Clash

    Bowie if you include his pseudonym –
    Ziggy played guitar, jammin’ good with Weird and Gilly,
    The spiders from Mars, he played it left hand…

    Alice Cooper – Be My Lover

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  25. Monosterio

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    There are numerous songs in which the band or artist only mentions a part of his name, such as Billy Joel in “Piano Man.” Do those count?

    Davey

    DaveyNP: Bowery Electric ~ Beat

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    Well, I was just commenting in a Brian Eno thread, so I’ll go with¬†The True Wheel¬†from Taking Tiger Mountain, with Eno and the backup singers repeatedly singing “We are the 801, We are the central shaft” …. and of course 801 became the name of his short-lived but brilliant collaboration for a set of live concerts with Phil Manzanera and all the others. And knowing his penchant for word games and anagrams and the like, it’s only a short reach from 801 to¬†Eight-Naught-One to Eno, though I think Eno claimed it never occurred to him. It does name-check a couple other bands of the time in The Modern Lovers and A Certain Ratio, though.

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