what are some songs containing shakespeare references? (i.e. check yes juliet)?

hi! what are some modern songs/music that are influenced by shakespeare? besides check yes juliet, love story by taylor swift, and hey juliet by LMNT. either with something in the title, or a line in the lyrics, or the artists name.

thanks sooo much!!

more romeo and juliet songs are great, but also any songs containing references from his other plays would be awesome!

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  • 10 years ago
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    Romeo and Juliet - Dire Straits

    Just like Romeo and Juliet - The Reflections

    Get Over it - The Eagles "lets kill all the lawyers" from Henry VI (part 2)

    Pound of Flesh - Regina Spektor, from Merchant of Venice

    Another Red Letter Day - Awake and Dreaming "A rose by another name..." from Romeo & Juliet

    The Hitler Rap -Mel Brooks "to be or not to be" from Hamlet

    Before there Was Roslyn - The Warrior "Cowards die many times...plus other references, from Julius Caesar

    All That Glitters - several bands have used this title e.g The Bleeders and Death in Vegas

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  • 6 years ago

    Elvis Presley - Are You Lonesome Tonight (contains a passage from Shakespeare)

    Songs with a common Shakespeare expression as a title.

    Citizen King - Better Days

    Neil Young - Heart Of Gold

    Green Day - Good Riddance (not mentioned in the song)

    Kansas - Fight Fire With Fire

    Foreigner - Hot Blooded

    Gilbert O'Sullivan - Out Of The Question

    Cover Girls - All That Glitters Isn't Gold

    Paula Abdul - Cold Hearted

    Little River Band - The Night Owls

    Songs with a word invented by Shakespeare....

    Mudhoney - Overblown

    The Jacksons - Torture

    Aerosmith - Jaded

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  • 5 years ago

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    what are some songs containing shakespeare references? (i.e. check yes juliet)?

    hi! what are some modern songs/music that are influenced by shakespeare? besides check yes juliet, love story by taylor swift, and hey juliet by LMNT. either with something in the title, or a line in the lyrics, or the artists name.

    thanks sooo much!!

    more romeo and juliet songs are great, but...

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    3 years ago

    Shakespeare Allusions In Songs

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  • 10 years ago

    Midnight Romeo - Push Play

    Romeo and Juliet - The Killers

    And also, check out songs by the band To Be Juliet's Secret and Chase Coy

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  • 10 years ago

    The Sharpest Lives - My Chemical Romance : "Juliet loves the beat and the lust it commands, drop the dagger and lather the blood on your hands, romeo."

    At What Point Does a Shakespear Say - Emilie Autumn

    Opheliac - Emilie Autumn: "Doubt thou the stars on fire..."

    Romeo and Juliet - The Killers

    mm i cant think of anything else right now. but there a alot of them.

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  • 4 years ago

    Skyway Avenue...Augest Is Over...Stay Young..Dont Speak Liar...All Again For You....all by We The Kings

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  • 10 years ago

    This Town, Your Grave by InnerPartySystem alludes to Macbeth with the line "Washing your hands in blood won't take away the stain."

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  • 10 years ago

    "II Be Or Not II Be" and "Romeo And Juliet" by Malcolm McClaren.

    *From the album "Round The Outside! Round The Outside!"

    "Mystery Dance" by Elvis Costello.

    "Romeo had Juliet" by Lou Reed (awesome!)

    "Romeo And Juliet" by Dire Straits

    "Romeo And Juliet" by Indigo Girls

    "Romeo" by Basement Jaxx

    "Kissing You (Romeo and Juliet)" by Sade

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