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Songs that mention other bands by name

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by gard0300, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. gard0300


    Jan 10, 2011
    Vandalia, Ohio
    How many songs where a band mentions another band in their song?
    Example: You Better You Bet - The Who mentions T-Rex
  2. etoncrow

    etoncrow (aka Greg Harman, the curmudgeon with a conundrum)

    "Well, I hope Neil Young will remember" - Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
  3. Lo-E


    Dec 19, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    RHCP name drop both Fishbone and fIREHOSE. Can't remember the name of the tune, though.
  4. MegaSwing

    MegaSwing Your Obedient Bassist® Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2002
    Baltimore, MD USA
    "Sweet Soul Music" by Arthur Conley

    "The South's Gonna Do it Again" by Charlie Daniels
  5. Febs

    Febs Supporting Member

    May 7, 2007
    Philadelphia, PA
    "Jackie Wilson Said" by Van Morrison mentions Jackie Wilson and the song "Reet Petite."

    John Lennon mentions B.B. King in the Beatles' song "Dig It."

    The Mamas and Papas song "Creeque Alley" mentions John Sebastian of the Lovin' Spoonful and Roger McGuin and Barry McGuire of the Byrds.
  6. Freez


    Nov 8, 2008
    got my KISS records out - Cheap Trick
    like a ROLLING STONE - Dylan
    just like RONNIE says - Eddie Money
    hey hey we're the MONKEES - The Monkees
    with his BEATLES and his STONES - Mott the Hoople
  7. Rokoko


    Nov 30, 2008
    Tower of song by Leonard Cohen

    "i asked hank Williams how lonely does it get, hank williams hasnt answered yet"
  8. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    I'm thinking Subway to Venus.....
  9. cica


    Sep 18, 2012
    Hey, Soul Sister, Ain't that Mister Mister on the radio, stereo...
  10. spindoc


    Sep 4, 2011
    Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple mentions Frank Zappa and the Mothers

    All the Young Dudes (written by Bowie) - Mott the Hoople sings "my brother's still at home with his Beatles and his Stones"
  11. FilterFunk

    FilterFunk Everything is on the ONE! Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    "Genius of Love" by Tom Tom Club mentions Bootsy Collins, Bob Marley and James Brown.
  12. spindoc


    Sep 4, 2011
    If It Makes You Happy - Sheryl Crow mentions Coltrane and Benny Goodman
  13. Plucky The Bassist

    Plucky The Bassist ZOMG! I'm back from the dead!

    Jul 30, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Weezer - In the Garage (mentions KISS, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss)
  14. gard0300


    Jan 10, 2011
    Vandalia, Ohio
    Take Me Home Tonight- Eddie Money
    Mentions Ronnie, referring to Ronnie Spector
  15. ffutterman

    ffutterman Talentless Bass Enthusiast

    May 7, 2010
    Didn't they name drop someone in Aeroplane, too? (Too lazy to Google)

    Also, REM mentions Mott the Hoople and Elvis in "Man on the Moon". Pretty sure Billy Joel names one or two folks in We Didn't Start The Fire.
  16. Febs

    Febs Supporting Member

    May 7, 2007
    Philadelphia, PA
    John Lennon mentions Bob Dylan in "Yer Blues."

    Stevie Wonder mentions Duke Ellington in "Sir Duke," as well as Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Ella Fitzgerald, and Louie Armstrong ("Satchmo").

    Alannah Myles mentions Jimmy Rogers and Elvis in "Black Velvet."

    Steely Dan refers to Aretha Franklin in "Hey Nineteen."
  17. Steely Dan - Hey Nineteen mentions Aretha Franklin.
  18. Jazzdogg

    Jazzdogg Less barking, more wagging!

    Jul 29, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    Tower of Power's "Still Diggin' On James Brown."
  19. etoncrow

    etoncrow (aka Greg Harman, the curmudgeon with a conundrum)

    Jackie Wilson & Marvin Gaye in "Nightshift" by the Commodores
  20. Exploiter8

    Exploiter8 Demons run when a good man goes to war

    Jan 18, 2010
    Commercial FREE!
    Golden Earring's "Radar Love" - "Brenda Lee's Comin' On Strong."

    I still have her 45 boxed up somewhere.


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