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songs that reference other artists/songs in the lyrics?


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Well, off the top of my head,

Mott the Hoople - All the Young Dudes -- mentions the Beatles and the Stones

The Who - You Better You Bet -- mentions T. Rex

The Who - The Seeker -- mentions Bob Dylan and the Beatles

Steely Dan - Everything You Did -- mentions the Eagles

Steely Dan - Hey Nineteen -- mentions Aretha Franklin

Counting Crows - Mr. Jones -- mentions Bob Dylan

Bowling for Soup - 1985 -- whole bunch of stuff, Van Halen, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Nirvana, U2 etc.

Mary Chapin Carpenter - I Feel Lucky -- mentions Dwight Yokam and Lyle Lovett

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Otis Redding by Everclear

Otis Redding by Sara Evans

The Night Shift by The Commodores mentions Marvin Gaye and Jackie Wilson but by first name only.

For The Love Of You by Joss Stone mentions "a D'Angelo song".

The chorus in Slow Jamz by Twista mentions heaps:

She said she want some Marvin Gaye,

Some Luther Vandross,

A little Anita,

Will definately set this party off right.

She said she want some Ready for the World,

Some New Edition,

Some Minnie Ripperton,

And definitely set this party off right

Of course there's lots of tribute songs if you want them.

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Bowie does 2 on Hunky Dory...Andy Warhol and Song For Bob Dylan. Is it the Beatles "For You Blue" where George utters "Elmore James has nothing on this"? Neil Young mentions Johnny Rotten in MY MY Hey Hey. Queen mentions Mott the Hoople in "Now I'm Here". Mott the Hoople mentions the Beatles and the Stones in Bowie's, "All The Young Dudes".

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