What's your favorite song that references a historical figure in the title or lyrics?

Name one song or more.

I have no control over what gets popular and what doesn't so if this question gets dozens of stars, answers, etc. don't ask me why 'cause I don't have that answer for you and if you dislike the question or can't think of an answer then your back button is located in the upper-left corner of your screen. Thank you.

(This has happened to me enough times to where I feel addressing it is necessary.)

BQ1: Who's your favorite historical figure?

BQ2: Would you ever want to meet that person?

BQ3: What are you listening to right now?

Trolls are gonna troll.

Update:

@Twilight sparkle: Dick.

Update 2:

@Twilight sparkle: Lol, fair enough. And I'm not mad at all. Perhaps I should've put a smiley in there to signify that. :P

Update 3:

Okay, why is it that whenever someone posts songs from Iced Earth's Gettysburg (1863) trilogy, they always get thumbed down?! It's happened to me a dozen times too! Honestly, what's so bad about those songs? They're pretty epic if you ask me. :/

Update 4:

Just ignore the TDs, everyone. None coming from me, not even for the illustrious Twilight sparkle's answer. :D

Also, lol @ Brian thumbing his answer up.

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  • 8 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Kraftwerk - Radioactivity ( mentions Marie Curie)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaScyfSHc-Y

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    Spliff - Herr Kennedy

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3UWDkeqQs0

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    David Bowie - Andy Warhol

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detail...

    The Modern Lovers - Pablo Picasso

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detail...

    BA1 : one would be William Burroughs

    BA2 : probably not , I'd be overwhelmed and act like a retard

    BA3 : Subway Sect- Split Up The Money

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vifdRVjB6h0

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    Brian is so obvious , it's stupid. He's a lot , a lot dumber than I thought. Not a bright lad at all.

  • Gettysburg(trilogy)-Iced Earth

    Cult of Personality-Living Colour

    American Pie-Don Mclean

    bq1:Col.Joshua Chamberlain(he's referenced in the 2nd part of the Gettysburg trilogy)

    bq2:yes if i could go back in time 150 yrs,

    bq3:Midnigt Rider-Allman Brothers Band

  • 8 years ago

    Crowded House - Weather With You

    (Julius Caesar in the lyrics)

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Jesus is just alright with me-The Doobie Brothers(Jesus)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEvy8mROAj0

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    &feature=player_detailpage#t=2s

    American Pie-Don Mclean(Buddy Holly)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAsV5-Hv-7U

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    &feature=player_detailpage#t=0s

    BQ:Herm probably Wagner

    BQ2:Sure,it would awesome

    BQ3:American Pie-Don Mclean

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  • Dr. Gordon Freeman actually said the exact three songs I was gunna say! Damn you, Doctor!

    BQ1: Albert Nobel OR John Pemberton. Trolololo.

    BQ2: Hells to the yeah! Dynamite and cola!

    BQ3: Foo Fighters - Monkeywrench

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Any of the three Gettysburg songs by Iced Earth off of their album "The Glorious Burden"

    Gettysburg 1863: The Devil to Pay

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ty789V9RFzc

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    Gettysburg 1863: Hold at all Cost

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNT6aBGmxeY

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    Gettysburg 1863: High Water Mark

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nn2Y7wffDFc

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    AMAZING trilogy of songs.

    Though my favorite is probably part 3, High Water Mark.

    BQ1: I honestly cannot decide my very favorite, though I find Civil War quite interesting and have always found James Longstreet's career and view during and post-war to be really interesting, and his various entanglements in both Union and Confederate factions. I also always liked Theodore Roosevelt and all the books on him.

    BQ2: Maybe. Theodore Roosevelt for sure.

    BQ3: one of the songs I linked for you, High Water Mark.

    EDIT: @Carver: Nothings wrong with them!:) They're epic, awesome, and actually informative which is the coolest damn part about it. People are just upset we aren't linking songs they like, which probably consists of A7X or something equally stupid.

  • Tom S
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Boney M - Rasputin. Great poiltical dance song that was banned in the eastern block countries during the Soviet communist era.

    The last song I heard was

    Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Stranger in Moscow (Stalin is referred in the lyrics but i like the song because...idk... it's good :P)

    BQ1: Idk

    BQ2:

    BQ3: Benny Benassi- Satisfaction

    Source(s): me
  • 8 years ago

    Iced Earth - The Gettysburgh Trilogy (references civil war generals)

    BQ1: George Washington

    BQ2: sure I guess

    BQ3: Solitude Aeturnus - 'Alone'

  • 8 years ago

    Real McKenzies-Sawney Beane clan

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqTyuQk0WAI

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sawney_Bean

    BQ1 Rudolf Hess

    BQ2 Yes

    BQ3 Alien sex fiend - silver machine

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DX7vDI7D89M

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    &feature=related

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