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I'd like to suggest one more category: songs that mention other songs.

That's why: there's an Oasis song, "(What's the Story) Morning Glory", that mentions "Tomorrow Never Knows" (Beatles) on the lyrics. That kind of thing, I mean.

Is it possible to create this new category?

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The example above wouldn't fit the category.

The song "Morning Glory" only contains the words "tomorrow never knows", but it isn't referring to the Beatles' song directly.

The line for that lyric is "Tomorrow never knows what it doesn't know too soon".

The line before that says "Another sunny afternoon, walking to the sound of my favourite tune", but the singer doesn't say what song that is.

I don't know if there is many at all.

I've only heard a couple of songs that do, but I can't recall which ones they were off hand.

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I know of a couple where a band/member is mentioned but I don't recall any songs that reference other songs. Tough categories either way. That's just me, though. :wink:

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"These Days" by Rascall Flatts

"'Norma Jean,' ain't that the song we'd sing in the car." Referencing "Norma Jean Riley" by Diamond Rio.

"Happened on a Saturday Night" by Jason Michael Carroll

"So she left Bobby standin' all alone and empty handed, as the band played 'Why Lady Why'"

references the song "Why Lady Why" by Alabama.

"All Summer Long" by Kid Rock

"Singing Sweet home Alabama all summer long" references "Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd

"Old Alabama" by Brad Paisley

"A little 'Dixieland Delight'"

"A little 'Why Lady Why'"

"And it's 'Love in the First Degree'" references three different songs by Alabama.

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Summer Rain ~ Johnny Rivers

All summer long we spent dancin' in the sand

And the jukebox kept on playin'

"Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"

It's My Life ~ Bon Jovi

Like Frankie said

I did it "My Way"

I just want to live while I'm alive

'Cause it's my life

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Rock And Roll Heaven ~ Righteous Brothers

[Chorus]

If you believe in forever,

Then life is just a one-night stand.

If there's a rock and roll heaven,

Well you know they've got a hell of a band, band, band.

Jimmy gave us rainbows,

And Janis took a piece of our hearts,

And Otis brought us all to the dock of a bay.

Sing a song to light my fire,

Remember Jim that way,

They've all found another place, another place to play.

[Chorus]

Remember bad bad Leroy Brown,

Hey Jimmy touched us with that song.

Time won't change a friend we came to know.

And Bobby gave us Mack the Knife,

Well look out, he's back in town.

They'll all be there together

When they meet in one big show.

[Chorus]

There's a spotlight waiting

No matter who you are

Cause everybody's got a song to sing,

Everyone's a star

(Everybody's got to be a star).

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LIFE IS A ROCK (BUT THE RADIO ROLLED ME)

(Norman Dolph / Paul DiFranco / Joey Levine) - 1974

Reunion

B. B. Bumble and the Stingers, Mott the Hoople, Ray Charles Singers

Lonnie Mack and twangin' Eddy, here's my ring we're goin' steady

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

Sammy's cookin', Lesley Gore and Ritchie Valens, end of story

Mahavishnu, fujiyama, kama-sutra, rama-lama

Richard Perry, Spector, Barry, Righteous, Archies, Nilsson, Harry

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

Life is a rock but the radio rolled me

Gotta turn it up louder, so my DJ told me

Life is a rock but the radio rolled me

At the end of my rainbow lies a golden oldie

FM, AM, hits are clickin' while the clock is tock-a-tickin'

Friends and Romans, salutations, Brenda and the Tabulations

Carly Simon, I behold her, Rolling Stones and centerfoldin'

Johnny Cash and Johnny Rivers, can't stop now, I got the shivers

Mungo Jerry, Peter Peter Paul and Paul and Mary Mary

Dr. John the nightly tripper, Doris Day and Jack the Ripper

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

Miracles in smokey places, slide guitars and Fender basses

Mushroom omelet, Bonnie Bramlett, Wilson Pickett, stop and kick it

Life is a rock but the radio

Life is a rock but the radio

Arthur Janov's primal screamin', Hawkins, Jay and Dale and Ronnie

Kukla, Fran and Norman, Okla Denver, John and Osmond, Donny

JJ Cale and ZZ Top and LL Bean and De De Dinah

David Bowie, Steely Dan and sing me prouder, CC Rider

Edgar Winter, Joanie Sommers, Osmond Brothers, Johnny Thunders

Eric Clapton, pedal wah-wah, Stephen Foster, do-dah do-dah

Good Vibrations, Help Me Rhonda, Surfer Girl and Little Honda

Tighter, tighter, honey, honey, sugar, sugar, yummy, yummy

CBS and Warner Brothers, RCA and all the others

Life is a rock but the radio rolled me

Gotta turn it up louder, so my DJ told me

Life is a rock but the radio rolled me

At the end of my rainbow lies a golden oldie

Spoken: “Listen, remember, they're playing our song”

Rock it, sock it, Alan Freed me, Murray Kaufman, try to leave me

Fish, and Swim, and Boston Monkey, Make it bad and play it funky

Freddie King and Albert King B.B. King and frolicking

Get it on and Nat Gerardi, Papalardi, Hale and Hearty

There’s a perfect more than human gentle words of Randy Newman;

One, two, three; so oh so please, I need a breather!

Tito Puente, Boffalongo, Cuba, War and even Mongo

(Line not credible) Peter Dial, Alex Hood, Boogie Brass

Whoo!!!

:D

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Runnin' Down A Dream - Tom Petty

It was a beautiful day, the sun beat down

I had the radio on, I was drivin'

Trees flew by, me and Del were singin' little Runaway

Runaway - Del Shannon

Raised On Radio - Journey

Stagger Lee, can you Do The Locomotion

Lucille I hear you knocking but you can't come in

Rockin' Robin, C.C Rider,

A Rama Lama Ding Dong

Let the Good Times Roll

My Sweet Sixteen

I'm Maybelline

The Great Pretender

Returned To Sender

I wonder Why Fools Fall in Love

Yeah, Louie, Louie, loves drive-in movies.

Johnny Angel Rocks Around the Clock

Mister D.J. make a dedication

Cause I'm All Shook Up over Peggy Sue

I'm Mister Blue,

The hits keep rockin' station to station

In the Midnight Hour in the Sea of Love

My Turtle Dove.

When I Found my Thrill, On Blue Berry Hill,

We wrote Love Letters in the Sand.

Be Bop a Lu La,

She Loved Me Tender.

Jungle Lion Sleeps Tonight

Radio, radio

We're all raised on radio, radio

I love my radio

Radio, Radio,

Radio, Radio

Short Fat Fannie (1957) - Larry Williams

Tired of slippin' and slidin' with a long tall Sally

Peekin' and a hidin', duckin' back in the alley

Don't wanna rip it up, don't wanna dance with Annie

I've got a brand new lover name is Short Fat Fannie

One day while I was visit'n at Heartbreak Hotel

That's where I met Fannie and she sure looked swell

I told her that I loved her I'd never leave

She put her arms around me, gave me fever

She's my tutti fruiti, I love the child so

She watch me like a hound dog everywhere I go

Whenever I'm around her I'm on my p's and q's

She might step on my blue suede shoes

Well at a honky tonk party just the other night

Fannie got jealous and she started a fight

'Cause I was dancin' with Marylou

I had to call Jim Dandy to the rescue

Short Fat Fannie she's my hearts desire

Short Fat Fannie sets my soul on fire

On Monday we were married on Blueberry Hill

Now we're so happy and I love her still

[instrumental Interlude]

She's my feedback tutti fruiti and I love the child so

She watch me like a hound dog everywhere I go

Whenever I'm around her I'm on my p's and q's

She might step on my blue suede shoes

Well at a honky tonk party just the other night

Fannie got jealous and she started a fight

'Cause I was dancin' with Marylou

I had to call Jim Dandy to the rescue

Short Fat Fannie is my hearts desire

Got the kind of lovin' sets my soul on fire

Short Fat Fannie well I love her so

I'll never let Short Fat Fannie go

And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda (1971) - Eric Bogle

...And they sent me away to the war

And the band played Waltzing Matilda

Having a Party (1962) - Sam Cooke

Everybody's swinging

Sally's doing that twist now

if you take request, I....

I got a few for you

play that song called Soul Twist

play that one called I Know

don't forget the Mashed Potatoes

no other songs will do

:cool:

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Wow! There's more than I thought. I'm glad you brought it up, ECC.

:bow: :bow: to everyone finding them and posting them here.

I'm really liking this thread and looking forward to seeing what else is out there. Keep 'em comin'.

I think I'm gonna have to start listening to the lyrics a little closer and maybe keep a post-it note pad in the car to write a song down if I hear one. :headphones:

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Make Me Lose Control ~ Eric Carmen ....mentions (Uptown, Stand By Me, Be My Baby)

Take Me Home Tonight ~ Eddie Money

(just like Ronnie sang "be my little baby)

Glass Onion ~ Beatles

"I told You about Strawberry Fields"

Sweet Home Alabama ~ Lynryd Skynyrd mentions "Southern Man"

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Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes by George Jones mentions "Hello Darlin' ", "Folsom Prison Blues" ,"Okie From Muskogee" , "I Saw the Light" , "Blue Suede Shoes" and "The Wabash Cannonball".

Nightshift by The Commodores mentions "What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye and "Higher And Higher" by Jackie Wilson.

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"Calling Elvis" - Dire Straits

Calling Elvis - is anybody home

Calling Elvis - I'm here all alone

Did he leave the building

Or can he come to the phone

Calling Elvis - I'm here all alone

Well tell him I was calling just to wish him well

Let me leave my number - heartbreak hotel

Oh love me tender - baby dob't be cruel

Return to sender - treat me like a fool

Calling Elvis - is anybody home

Calling Elvis - I'm here all alone

Did he leave the building

Or can he come to the phone

Calling Elvis - I'm here all alone

Why don't you go get him - I'm his biggest fan

You gotta tell him - he's still the man

Long distance baby - so far from home

Don't you think maybe you could put him on

Well tell him I was calling just to wish him well

Let me leave my number - heartbreak hotel

Oh love me tender - baby dob't be cruel

Return to sender - treat me like a fool

Calling Elvis - is anybody home

Calling Elvis - I'm here all alone

Did he leave the building

Or can he come to the phone

Calling Elvis - I'm here all alone

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An even better category is finding an artist who mentions another of their own songs in the lyrics.

For example 'California Dreamin' is mentioned in Creeque Alley by Mamas & the Papas

Take Me Bak 'Ome in Skweeze Me Pleeze me by Slade

California Girls in Do it Again by Beach Boys

Spinnin Around in In Your Eyes by Kylie

The Young Ones in Saviours Day by Cliff Richard

Chinatown in Killer on the Loose by Thin Lizzy

My Generation in 5.15 by The Who

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