Top 10 Songs that Mention Other Songs in the Lyrics


The Top Ten

1 It's My Life - Bon Jovi

"Like Frankie said I did it my way" is a reference to My Way by Frank Sinatra (also an iconic song) - Metal_Treasure

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2 Speed King - Deep Purple

There are several references in this song:
"Good Golly, said little Miss Molly
When she was rocking' in the house of blue light
Tutti Frutti was oh so rooty
When she was rocking' to the east and west
Lucille was oh so real
When she didn't do her daddies will
Come on baby, drive me crazy, do it, do it" - Metal_Treasure

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3 We Didn't Start the Fire - Billy Joel

Mentions Rock Around the Clock (by Bill Haley & His Comets) - Metal_Treasure

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4 Walk of Life - Dire Straits

"Here comes Johnny singing oldies, goldies
Be-Bop-A-Lula, Baby What I Say
Here comes Johnny singing I Gotta Woman"
I Got a Woman, originally by Ray Charles (1954), was covered by several artists with the name Johnny: Johnny Hallyday, Johnny Rivers, Johnny Cash and June Carter.
They were released before the Dire Straits song. - Metal_Treasure

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5 American Pie - Don McLean

Helter Skelter in a summer swelter. The Byrds flew off with a fallout shelter. Eight miles high and falling fast!
American Pie is higher than any of these songs in the best songs of all time list. Should be 1st here too

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7 All Summer Long - Kid Rock

"Singing Sweet Home Alabama all summer long"
(Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd) - Metal_Treasure

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8 Runnin' Down a Dream - Tom Petty UListen to Sample
9 5:15 - The Who

"M-m-my Generation
Uppers and downers" (My Generation by The Who) - Metal_Treasure

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10 Killer On the Loose - Thin Lizzy UListen to Sample

The Contenders

11 Hey Soul Sister - Train

"I believe in you, like a virgin, you're Madonna" (Like A Virgin - Madonna) - Metal_Treasure

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12 Tokyo Narita - Halsey & Lido

This song references “Suga Suga” by Baby Bash, because it says “All we do is drive, sugar how’d you get so fly? ” Which includes a lyric to the song. It also references the artist in an earlier line by saying “Til we back out on the 405 with Baby Bash.” Also, the line that includes “All we do is drive” is also a reference to Halsey’s 2015 song, Drive. In the first verse of Tokyo Narita, the song also says “So we could finally hear Views on some decent speakers.” Views is an album by Drake, and there is also a track on the album titled “Views.”

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