Friday, October 1, 2010
Song lyrics mentioning other pop stars
Did this a while back with film stars.
Sweet Home Alabama came on the radio recently, which mentions Neil Young. Which got me thinking for ten minutes on other songs that mention other pop stars / bands. No self-mentions - Hey, hey we're the Monkees, Madness, Chakha Khan. No tributes - I remember Elvis Presley etc.
Mott the Hoople - All the young dudes (T Rex)
Human League - Things that dreams are made of (Johnny, Joey, Dee Dee)
Weezer - Buddy Holly (thanks Niamh!)
The Clash - 1977 (Elvis, Beatles, Rolling Stones)
David Bowie - Drive in Saturday (Jagger)
Ian Dury - Sweet Gene Vincent
Neil Sedaka - Queen of 1964 (Jagger, again, and Elvis, again)
Johnny Cash - The Night Hank Williams came to town
Dexy's Midnight Runners - Geno (Washington)
Dexy's Midnight Runners - Jackie Wilson says