Top 10 Songs That Mention Real Persons In the Title


The Top Ten

1 Roll Over Beethoven - Chuck Berry
2 Dante's Inferno - Iced Earth

Dante - a major Italian poet of the late Middle Ages. - Metal_Treasure

3 Dracula - Iced Earth

Vlad III Dracula, a historical figure - Metal_Treasure

4 Rock Me Amadeus - Falco

One hit wonder - a funny and catchy song about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

As a metalhead, I have to admit I consider this song a guilty pleasure. I heard this song for the first time in 2014 - it was a cover done by the metal band Edguy.

Then I found 2 versions done by Falco - in German and English. Lyrics are different but cool - you can find the German version with English subs. - Metal_Treasure

I saw a parody of this called Rock Me I'm A Danish.
P.S This song is amazing! - RiverClanRocks

Quotes from the lyrics:

He was a Punker
He had debts, for he drank
But all the women loved him
(And they shouted):
Come and rock me Amadeus
Baby, baby, do it to me, rock me

He was a Superstar
He was popular
He was so exalted
Excatly that was his flair

He was a virtuoso
Was a rock idol
Women loved his punk - Metal_Treasure

5 I Feel Like a Bullet (In the Gun of Robert Ford) - Elton John

Known as the "Dirty Little Coward" that killed his gang leader Jesse James. Good Song and lyrics

6 The Ballad of John and Yoko - The Beatles
7 Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
8 Alexander the Great - Iron Maiden
9 Dinner with Gershwin - Donna Summer
10 Rasputin - Boney M

This has to be the catchiest song of all time. IT WON'T LEAVE MY HEAD. - IronSabbathPriest

I would recommend 2 metal covers (I heard of this song thanks to them):
Ten Masked Men - Rasputin (death metal cover);
Turisas - Rasputin.

Both music and lyrics are really catchy:
"Ra Ra Rasputin, lover of the Russian Queen". - Metal_Treasure

A semi-biographical song about Grigori Rasputin.

Lover of the Russian queen -
There was a cat that really was gone.

Russia's greatest love machine" - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Vincent - Don McLean
12 Calling Elvis - Dire Straits
13 Just Like Jesse James - Cher

Jesse James - he was an American outlaw, gang leader, bank robber, train robber, and murderer from the state of Missouri and the most famous member of the James-Younger Gang. - Metal_Treasure

14 Mr. Crowley - Ozzy Osbourne
15 James Dean - Eagles
16 Mozart and Madness - Savatage

A great prog metal instrumental piece that incorporates direct quotes from Mozart. - Metal_Treasure

17 Buddy Holly - Weezer
18 Brian Wilson - Barenaked Ladies
19 My Baby's in Love with Eddie Vedder - Weird Al Yankovic

Eddie Vedder - the singer of Pearl Jam. - Metal_Treasure

20 Clint Eastwood - Gorillaz

Good song but I have no idea why it's called this - Himalayansalt

It's because the song sounds like the theme from The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly- which, of course, Clint Eastwood starred in. - Gg2000

21 The Ballad of Ira Hayes - Peter la Farge
22 Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5

It refers to Mick Jagger, from The Rolling Stones. I actually like the Stones and the idea to write a song about Mick Jagger more than this song. - Metal_Treasure

23 Edison's Medicine - Tesla

A band named after Nikola Tesla wrote a song about Thomas Edison. This has to be the most scientific rock combination of all time!
"He was electromagnetic, completely kinetic". - Metal_Treasure

24 Rock Me Amadeus - Edguy

This is a Falco cover but maybe I like it better because it's kinda "metalized". Edguy covered the original version in German. - Metal_Treasure

25 Robert de Niro's Waiting - Bananarama
26 Jesus Christ Pose - Soundgarden
27 Song For Ronnie James Dio - Jorn Lande
28 Amadeus Quattro Valvole - Yngwie Malmsteen

Yngwie is crazy about 3 things: metal, classical music and Ferrari.
He calls his car Amadeus (made - Ferrari Quattro Valvole).
So Yngwie wrote this metal piece mixing all the things he loves. - Metal_Treasure

29 Mr. Rogers - Korn
30 Personal Jesus - Depeche Mode
31 Chewin' George Lucas' Chocolate - The Butthole Surfer
32 Genghis Khan - Iron Maiden
33 Steve McQueen - Sheryl Crow
34 Roll Over Beethoven - The Beatles
35 Rasputin - Turisas

Boney M metal cover. - Metal_Treasure

36 Bela Lugosi's Dead - Bauhaus
37 Da Vinci - Weezer
38 Cleopatra - Weezer
39 Bette Davis Eyes - Jackie Deshannon
40 Stuck in a Closet with Vanna White - Weird Al Yankovic
41 Nero - Vanilla Ninja
42 The Ballad of Chasey Lain - The Bloodhound Gang
43 Robin Williams - CeeLo Green
44 I'm Henry VIII I Am - Herman's Hermits
45 Nostradamus - Judas Priest
46 Barbra Streisand - Duck Sauce
47 Bret Michaels Looks Like an Old Lesbian - Is**trobots
48 Zlatan Ibrahimovic - Spongebozz
49 Mozart - Trans-Siberian Orchestra
50 Pablo Picasso - The Modern Lovers
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Top Remixes

1. Dante's Inferno - Iced Earth
2. Dracula - Iced Earth
3. Roll Over Beethoven - Chuck Berry
1. Roll Over Beethoven - Chuck Berry
2. The Ballad of John and Yoko - The Beatles
3. Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes


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