How many song titles can you come up with that reference other musical artists in the song's lyrics?

28 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    "The Great Rock And Roll Swindle"- The Sex Pistols (Mick Jagger, Elton John)

    "Sucks"- KMFDM (Michael Jackson, Depeche Mode, Madonna, Kylie Minogue)

    "New York"- The Sex Pistols (New York Dolls)

    "Do You Remember Rock And Roll Radio?"- The Ramones (Jerry Lee, T. Rex)

    "No Direction"- Bad Religion (Madonna)

    "Flower Child"- Jughead's Revenge (Grateful Dead, Jim Morisson, Jimi Hendrix)

    "Catalina"- The Descendants (The Beatles, The Doors)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    All The Young Dudes (Mott The Hoople) mentions The Beatles and The Stones along with T-Rex.

    Bowie's Panic In Detroit refers to Iggy Pop without naming him.

    Pink Floyd's Nobody Home has a line about an "obligatory Hendrix perm".

    Chiseler (The Fall) makes unkind references to both Floyd and The Stones as being "short" and "giving you hard looks"

    The Replacements 'big hit song' Alex Chilton

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I have a reasonable amount. Almost all of which are from the same band.

    Flop Culture - FM Static

    Mentions Michael Jackson, Van Halen, Luther Vandross, The Beatles, Axl Rose, Avril Lavigne, Mick Jagger... lots of names. This one probably has the most.

    Girl Of The Year - FM Static

    Mentions Slipknot.

    America's Next Freak - FM Static

    Mentions the Backstreet Boys

    Definitely Maybe - FM Static

    Mentions Puff Daddy

    Run For Cover - KJ-52

    Mentions the band Thousand Foot Krutch, and the nickname of their vocalist, who features in the song.

    Impossible - Manafest

    Mentions the nickname of Thousand Foot Krutch's vocalist, who, again, features in the song.


  • 1 decade ago

    1. Elliott Smith references "Cathy's Clown" and "You're No Good" in Waltz #2 (XO) and "Crimson and Clover" in Baby Britain

    2. Jonathan Edwards references Lorretta Lynn in "Listen to the Radio"

    3. Basically every county singer ever has referenced Hank Williams either Jr. or Sr.

    4. Amy Rigby has a song called "Dancing with Joey Ramone"

    5. Shawn Colvin refernced Jane Siberry in one of her songs

    (The like "dragging her red rowing boat cross the forever fields..." but I can't remember the title)

    6. Don McLean's "American Pie" references Buddy Holly and makes an allusion to Bob Dylan

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Sweet Home Alabama references Neil Young, Suite:Judy Blue Eyes is about Judy Collins (even though it doesn't directly mention her name); Smoke on the Water references Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention; Under a Raging Moon (by Roger Daltrey) is about Keith Moon; I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts (by X) references The Minutemen, The Flesheaters, DOA, Big Boys, and Black Flag; Punk Rock Girl (by The Dead Milkmen) references Mojo Nixon; Life in a Northern Town (by Dream Academy) references The Beatles; I'm Stan (by The Dickies) references Kevin DuBrow; You Better, You Better, You Bet references T-Rex; Don Henley Must Die (by Mojo Nixon) is pretty obvious.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    One of my favorite Simon and Garfunkel tunes is A Simple Desultory Phillipic (or how I was Robert McNamara'd into submission). That song has a few references in it (I've been Rolling Stoned and Beated til I'm blind... He's so unhip when you say Dylan he thinks you're talkin about Dylan Thomas. Whoever he was? The man ain't got no culture, but it's allright now. Everybody must get stoned).

    Also, there is a Built to Spill song called You Were Right. It's a series of shout outs to a bunch of classic rock tunes. Great song.

  • 1 decade ago

    Ziggy Stardust, by David Bowie

    George Harrison, Wah Wah

    Garden Party, Ricky Nelson

    and this one has many ref.'s

    Peavey Medley, Dweezil and Ahmet Zappa


    End of the Line, Traveling Wilburys

  • 1 decade ago

    Don Mclean - American Pie Lots of references

    The Righteous Brothers - Rock and Roll Heaven, references Bobby Darin and pirates some of the lyrics

    Commodores - Nightshift - Uses marvin gaye, Jackie Wilson lyrics

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Teenage Dirtbag by Wheatus mentions Iron Maiden.

  • 1 decade ago

    Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire" mentions Chubby Checker, Buddy Holly, Doris Day, Johnnie Ray, Elvis Presley and Bob Dylan.

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