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Old 01-30-2020, 01:14 PM
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Songs That Reference Other Songs (Not Sampling)


What are some songs where the lyrics specifically mention another song?

Note that I'm not talking about sampling (like so many Hip Hop songs), nor am I talking about melodic or lyrical homages to other songs. I'm talking about songs where the lyrics actually mention (or not-entirely-obliquely reference) another song.

Examples:

Kid Rock's "All Summer Long," which includes the lyric "singing Sweet Home Alabama all summer long.

Lynryd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama," which includes the lyric "I hope Neil Young will remember, a Southern man don't need him around," presumably a reference to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's Southern Man.
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A couple from Cowboy Junkies (who I just mentioned in another thread; guess it's that kind of day):

There's a jukebox in the corner, playing "Crazy" all night long...
- "Where Were You Tonight?"

Old Lady Rose, lookin' down her nose
Lonely Miss Lily, hiding in the hall
Lily's praying for the trial to be over
Lady Rose's just waiting for the axe to fall

- "Cowboy Junkies Lament"
I'm assuming this is a reference to Bob Dylan's "Lily, Rosemary & the Jack of Hearts" where Rosemary is executed for murder.

And, a non-Cowboy Junkies one:

Play me something like
Here Comes the Sun

- "Gimme Sympathy", Metric

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"The Band Played Waltzing Matilda" (Pogues version)

Van Morrison - Cleaning Windows

I heard Leadbelly and Blind Lemon
On the street where I was born
Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee,
Muddy Waters singin' "I'm A Rolling Stone"


ETA: one more from the Pogues, "Fairytale Of New York":

And then he sang a song
The Rare Old Mountain Dew

[...]
The boys of the NYPD choir
Were singing "Galway Bay"
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Too late to edit, but also one more from Van Morrison, "Jackie Wilson Said":

Jackie Wilson said
It was Reet Petite
Kinda love you got
Knock me off my feet
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The Beatles Glass Onion references Strawberry Fields, I Am The Walrus, Lady Madonna, and The Fool on The Hill
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Spike Jones and his City Slickers, "Pal-Yat-Chee" in which a redneck goes to see Pagliacci.
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The Beatles Glass Onion references Strawberry Fields, I Am The Walrus, Lady Madonna, and The Fool on The Hill
And "All You Need Is Love" reprises "She Loves You" in the outro.
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Harry Chapin, "Danceband on the Titanic".

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Danceband on the Titanic,
Playing "Nearer my God to Thee",
The iceberg's off the starboard bow,
Won't you dance with me?
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Hootie and the Blowfish, Only Wanna Be With You:

Quote:
Put on a little Dylan sitting on a fence
I say that line is great, you ask me what I meant by
Said, I shot a man named Gray, took his wife to Italy
She inherited a million bucks and when she died it came to me
I can't help it if I'm lucky

I only wanna be with you
Ain't Bobby so cool
I only wanna be with you

Yeah I'm tangled up and blue
I only wanna be with you
You can call me your fool
Only wanna be with you
Underlined lines are a quote from Dylan's Idiot Wind. The phrase "tangled up and blue" is a slight modification to Tangled up in Blue.
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In one of the earliest music feuds I'm aware of ('78), David Allan Coe references several Jimmy Buffett songs in a song called "Jimmy Buffett".
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Warren Zevon - Play it All Night Long

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"Sweet Home Alabama"
Play that dead band's song
Turn those speakers up full blast
Play it all night long

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The first thing I thought of was the guitar lick from the Beatles' "I Feel Fine" in Sugarloaf's "Don't Call Us - We'll Call You," but then I re-read the OP, so that doesn't fit.

So I'll go with one of Mrs. Wheelz's current favorites, "Gimme Sympathy" by Metric. The title is itelf a mashup of two Rolling Stones titles, and the lyrics bring another British band into it:

Who would you rather be
The Beatles or the Rolling Stones

Come on baby play me something like
Here Comes The Sun


And I'll add one of my favorites, Tom Petty's "Runnin' Down A Dream":

Trees went by
Me and Del were singin'
Little Runaway
I was flyin'

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"Going to Graceland" by The Dead Milkmen references "Love Me Tender" and "Heartbreak Hotel" and the album Moody Blue.

Their song "Punk Rock Girl" references "California Dreamin'" (mis-attributed to The Beach Boys, because they're too cool to know).
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I believe the OP is looking for songs in which the lyrics specifically mention the title of another song, not just references to lyrics within other songs.

For example, Glass Onion references:
Lady Madonna
The Fool on the Hill, and
Fixing a Hole.

Strawberry Fields doesn't count because the song title is "Strawberry Fields Forever." The same applies to the references to, but not the mention of "I Am the Walrus."

As for the OP, "Southern Man" is a Neil Young song, not a CSNY song.

In John Lennon's "How Do You Sleep" he says "the only thing you done was yesterday" in a not-too-subtle jab at McCartney.
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What are some songs where the lyrics specifically mention another song?

Note that I'm not talking about sampling (like so many Hip Hop songs), nor am I talking about melodic or lyrical homages to other songs. I'm talking about songs where the lyrics actually mention (or not-entirely-obliquely reference) another song.

Examples:

Kid Rock's "All Summer Long," which includes the lyric "singing Sweet Home Alabama all summer long.

Lynryd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama," which includes the lyric "I hope Neil Young will remember, a Southern man don't need him around," presumably a reference to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's Southern Man.
All Summer Long doesn't qualify, because it samples both Werewolves of London and Sweet Home Alabama.
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All Summer Long doesn't qualify, because it samples both Werewolves of London and Sweet Home Alabama.
And he also mentions singing the song in the lyrics. So yes, it samples, but it also lyrically mentions another song. So it qualifies.
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Bruce Springsteen's "Highway Patrolman" mentions the band playing "Night of the Johnstown Flood".
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Dylan's song "Sara" has the line "writing Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands for you."
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Veruca Salt's first popular song was "Seether" which describes a peculiar woman. Later their song "Volcano Girls" contains the line "Seether's Louise," meaning band member Louise Post.
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Veruca Salt's first popular song was "Seether" which describes a peculiar woman. Later their song "Volcano Girls" contains the line "Seether's Louise," meaning band member Louise Post.
Which is also a cute reference to the Beatles' 'The Walrus Is Paul'.
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It's not sampling if you take the exact same tune for a totally different song (non-parody), is it?

Kitty Wells sings "The tune about the wild side of life" in "It wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels", which references "The Wild Side of Life" by Hank Thompson, which contains the lyric "I didn't know God made Honky Tonk angels".

So, both a reference and a pre-reference between them?

Actually, I think country music has a long history of "reply" songs, so that should make it a rich source of songs called out in the OP.
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Lynryd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama," which includes the lyric "I hope Neil Young will remember, a Southern man don't need him around," presumably a reference to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's Southern Man.
Nothing "presumably" about it: It was a direct answer to Neil Young's Southern Man and Alabama.
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I thought some of these answers sounded familiar.

https://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb...d.php?t=813683
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I thought some of these answers sounded familiar.

https://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb...d.php?t=813683
Dang, I posted exactly the same examples this time like three years ago without remembering .
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^ Ha! I notice others did the same.

Not mentioned in either thread:

Kenny Chesney's "I Go Back" directly names or references "Jack and Diane", "American Pie" "Rock'n Me", and "Only The Good Die Young."

I wonder how long the longest string one could find can be.

I've got:

"I Go Back" to "American Pie"
"American Pie" to [a bunch of songs]

I'm up to two.

Another thread:

https://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb...d.php?t=477022

You didn't participate in that one, EinsteinsHund.
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songs on Tommy and Quadrophenia by the Who include lyrics from other songs on the same album. Also their song Good Looking Boy has lyrics from Can't Help falling in Love and the writers of that song are credited as cowriters of Good Looking Boy.
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Apparently this song was never big in the US, but Anne-Marie's 2002 is the absolute poster child for this thread. She gets up to six in a row
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Adam's song by blink 182 has the lyric

I took my time, I hurried up, the choice was mine, I didn't think enough

Which is a reference to the lyric in Nirvana's come as you are

Take your time, hurry up, the choice is yours, don't be late
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Apparently this song was never big in the US, but Anne-Marie's 2002 is the absolute poster child for this thread. She gets up to six in a row
I'd give that title to "American Pie." Not only because it references more songs, but because it's stood the test of time and known internationally.

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"American Pie" directly references "That'll Be the Day", "The Book of Love", "The Bible Tells Me So", "A White Sport Coat (and a Pink Carnation)", "Like a Rolling Stone", "Helter Skelter", "Eight Miles High", "Jumpin' Jack Flash", and indirectly references "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" & "Sympathy for the Devil".
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Amazing Grace Used To Be Her Favorite Song by Amazing Rhythm Aces, 1975.

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A couple of verses from Dream Theater's "Octavarium:"

Sailing on the seven seize the day tripper diem's ready
Jack the ripper Owens Wilson Phillips and my supper's ready
Lucy in the sky with diamond Dave's not here I come to save the
Day for nightmare cinema show me the way to get back home again

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Flying off the handle be careful with
That axe Eugene gene the dance machine
Messiah light my fire gabba gabba
Hey hey my my generation's home again
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Not sure if this is what the OP is looking for but from wiki:


"Chantilly Lace" inspired an answer song performed by Jayne Mansfield, titled "That Makes It”, hypothetically based on what the girl may have been saying at the other end of the line

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chantilly_Lace_(song)

and if you read down, lots of bits were sampled and mentioned.

Interesting anyway "answer songs".
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Alannah Myles references White Lightning, Mama's Baby, and Love Me Tender in her song Black Velvet. But for those clues, I never would have figured out who or what that song was about.

Bon Jovi recalls the couple from Livin' on a Prayer in his later recording It's My Life:
This is for the ones who stood their ground
For Tommy and Gina, who never backed down


This last one maybe doesn't quite fit, as it's less of a clear reference and more of a rejoinder, but I believe Joni Mitchell wrote The Circle Game in response to Neil Young's Sugar Mountain.
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A couple of verses from Dream Theater's "Octavarium:"

Sailing on the seven seize the day tripper diem's ready
Jack the ripper Owens Wilson Phillips and my supper's ready
Lucy in the sky with diamond Dave's not here I come to save the
Day for nightmare cinema show me the way to get back home again

[...]

Flying off the handle be careful with
That axe Eugene gene the dance machine
Messiah light my fire gabba gabba
Hey hey my my generation's home again
That's an interesting stream of consciousness, connective writing style. I like it.
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Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me) by Reunion references many songs. Select lines from the song include:

Quote:
Take it easy, take me higher, liar liar, house on fire
Locomotion, Poco, Passion, Deeper Purple, Satisfaction
Baby baby gotta gotta gimme gimme gettin' hotter

Shimmy shimmy ko-ko bop and Fats is back and Finger Poppin'

Gotta go Sir, gotta swelter, Leon Russell, Gimme Shelter

Good Vibrations, Help Me Rhonda, Surfer Girl and Little Honda
Tighter, tighter, honey, honey, sugar, sugar, yummy, yummy
among others
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I thought Billy Joel's We Didn't Start the Fire would have a lot. But it only mentions Rock Around the Clock.

One of the few country artists I like is Sawyer Brown. They have a song called Smoking in the Rockies which mentions the Oak Ridge Boys singing Elvira.
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As is to be expected, Tom Paxton's Phil references a couple of Och's songs:

The paper was shaking
The phone started ringing.
I shook every time I heard it ring.
What was my reaction?
I put the phone down.
That was the only news that was fit to sing.
I remember there but for fortune
There but for fortune you and I would go.

And on a lighter note, there's Paxton's Jesus Christ SRO

Jesus, you're the biggest star on Broadway
And what a proper Superstar you look.
A golden oldie, a blast from the past.
It's great to see you've come back at last
And someday I just have to read.....the book.

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The Commodores' "Nightshift" namechecks both Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On?" and Jackie Wilson's "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher":

Marvin, he was a friend of mine
And he could sing a song
His heart in every line
Marvin sang of the joy and pain
He opened up our minds
And I still can hear him say
Aw talk to me so you can see
What's going on

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Jackie (Jackie), hey what'you doing now
It seems like yesterday
When we were working out
Jackie (Jackie, oh) you set
The world on fire
You came and gifted us
Your love it lifted us
Higher and higher


Wilson's "Baby Work Out" and Maze's "Joy and Pain" are also referenced.
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"Out On That Road" by Paul Revere and The Raiders name-checks four other songs by the band: Don't Take It So Hard, Cinderella Sunshine, Hungry and Kicks.
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Tom Petty "Running Down a Dream" -- me and del singing little runaway -- reference to Del Shannon "Runaway"
Bruce Springsteen "Thunder Road" -- Roy Orbison singing for the lonely -- reference to Roy Orbison "Only the Lonely"
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Well, I learned something today. In the Jack Johnson song "Upside Down," I always thought the lyric was "I'll share this love I find with everyone, We'll sing and dance to Mother Nature's Son," a reference to the Beatles' song.

I looked up the lyrics to confirm, and it turns out he's singing "We'll sing and dance to Mother Nature's songs."

So I've got nothing to add, but now have something to contribute to the next "Misheard lyrics" conversation.

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Billy Joel's We Didn't Start the Fire
Quote:
Roy Cohn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, Dacron
Dien Bien Phu Falls, Rock Around the Clock
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Ed Sheeran's Castle on the Hill mentions "Tiny Dancer", a song originally by Elton John. There is another song by a female artist around the same time that also mentions Tiny Dancer, but I can't think who it's by or what it's called at the moment.
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Johnny Rivers' Summer Rain: "All summer long we were dancing in the sand
Everybody just kept on playing "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band".
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There is another song by a female artist around the same time that also mentions Tiny Dancer, but I can't think who it's by or what it's called at the moment.
That would the previously mentioned Anne-Marie in her song Don't Leave Me Alone.
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The Night Hank Williams Came to Town, by Johnny Cash, includes a list of songs by the senior Hank Williams.
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Not exactly mainstream, but if you're into Irish republican music, Rebel Song by Spirit of Freedom is basically a list of other IRA songs.
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Tom Lehrer's Christmas Carol:

Hark, the Herald Tribune sings,
Advertising wondrous things.
God rest ye merry merchants,
May ye make the Yuletide pay.
Angels we have heard on high,
Tell us to go out and buy!
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