Songs with other artist name in lyrics


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....thread inspired by MrInsanePolack

Sweet Home Alabama-Lynard Skynyrd

“Well, I heard Mister Young sing about her
Well, I heard ol' Neil put her down
Well, I hope Neil Young will remember
A southern man don't need him around, anyhow“


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Hank Williams Jr. - Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound, mentions his dad "Hank" (Williams)

Weird Al - Word Crimes, mentions Prince (I'm sure there are others from Al!)


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Righteous Brothers - Rock & Roll Heaven, mentions a bunch of then-dead artists!

Sugarloaf - Don't Call Us, mentions "John, Paul and George "

Mott the Hoople - All the Young Dudes, mentions T.Rex, Beatles and Stones


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True - Spandau Ballet references Marvin (Gaye)
Reminiscing - Little River Band has both Glen Miller and (Cole) Porter
We Didnt Start the Fire - Billy Joel...yeah I'm not doing it!


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Oh, and Grand Funk Railroad's "We're An American Band" references Freddy King.

And "It's A Miracle" by Roger Waters references Andrew Lloyd Webber.


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ELO Kiddies— Cheap Trick
Roll Over Beethoven— Chuck Berry
and Children of The Revolution— T.Rex (not so much a direct reference but a sly dig at the Beatles)


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Dallas Smith-I jumped right in

“I don't know what song it was, but I know it was Jackson Brown”


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Here’s a this!!!

SIX in one song.....

Gretchen Wilson-Redneck Woman

“I've got posters on my wall of Skynrd, Kid and Straight”......

....”And I know all the words to every Charlie Daniels song”......

....”And I know all the words to every Tanya Tucker song”....

...”And I know all the words to every Ol' Bo Seafus song”


"Uncle Larry"
Arthur Conley, "Sweet Soul Music" It's a Soul tune from 1967 where the guy says...

"Spotlight on Wilson Picket y'all...
"Spotlight on James Brown y'all"...
"Spotlight on Otis Redding y'all"...
"Spotlight on Lou Rawls y'all"...
"Spotlight on Getagrippa y'all"...

Another one from Johnny Winter's "Rock and Roll Hootchie Koo"

"There was a band called the Jokers they were laying it down"
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Weezer.... Buddy Holly. It’s also the song title . SteelyDan, Hey Nineteen ( Aretha Franklin)
American pie lists a few, and The Who’s Be Lucky references AC/DC and Daft Punk .
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Doesn’t “We didn’t start the fire” want any part of this?
Also “Life is a Rock” is saying to hold his beer...