Songs that Mention Famous People in the Lyrics


The Top Ten

1 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen


2 We Didn't Start the Fire - Billy Joel

Many famous people were mentioned in the lyrics to this song - more than in any other song - Metal_Treasure

3 Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - Wham!

"You get the gray skies outta my way, you make the sun shine brighter than Doris Day" - ummmbrella

4 Candle in the Wind - Elton John
5 American Pie - Don McLean

"When the jester sang for the king and queen, in a coat he borrowed from James Dean, and a voice that came from you and me" - ummmbrella

This whole song references so many different things. - CloudInvasion

6 Killer Queen - Queen

" She keeps Moet et Chandon in her pretty cabinet. 'Let them eat cake' she says. Just like Marie Antoinette. A built-in remedy for Kruschev and Kennedy at anytime an invitation you can't decline" - ummmbrella

7 Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple

"Frank Zappa and the Mothers
Were at the best place around" - Metal_Treasure

8 Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
9 I Am the Walrus - The Beatles

"Elementary penguin singing Hare Krishna. Man, you should have seen them kicking Edgar Allen Poe" - ummmbrella

10 Vogue - Madonna

The Contenders

11 Roll Over Beethoven - Chuck Berry

"Roll over Beethoven
And tell Tchaikovsky the news" - Metal_Treasure

12 Revolution - The Beatles

"But if you go carrying pictures of chairman Mao, you ain't going to make it with anyone anyhow. Don't you know it's gonna be - ummmbrella

13 Rap God - Eminem
14 New Americana - Halsey
15 Rasputin - Boney M
16 Genius of Love - Tom Tom Club
17 Hey Nineteen - Steely Dan
18 It Came Out of the Sky - Creedence Clearwater Revival
19 Get in the Ring - Guns N' Roses
20 The Blues Had a Baby and They Named It Rock and Roll - Muddy Waters

Mentioned in the lyrics to have said "The Blues got soul" are: James Brown; Ray Charles; John Lee Hooker; Otis Redding...And, er also Queen Victoria! - Britgirl

21 Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson
22 Cult of Personality - Living Colour
23 God Save the Queen - Sex Pistols
24 Buddy Holly - Weezer
25 Rock And Roll Heaven - The Righteous Brothers
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