Top 10 Songs That Mention Real Persons In the Title
Dante - a major Italian poet of the late Middle Ages.
Vlad III Dracula, a historical figure
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.
I saw a parody of this called Rock Me I'm A Danish.
P.S This song is amazing!
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
Known as the "Dirty Little Coward" that killed his gang leader Jesse James. Good Song and lyrics
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".
A semi-biographical song about Grigori Rasputin.
"RA RA RASPUTIN:
Lover of the Russian queen -
There was a cat that really was gone.
RA RA RASPUTIN
Russia's greatest love machine"
This has to be the catchiest song of all time. IT WON'T LEAVE MY HEAD.
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.
This is the first song that comes to mind for me.
A great prog metal instrumental piece that incorporates direct quotes from Mozart.
Eddie Vedder - the singer of Pearl Jam.
Good song but I have no idea why it's called this
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.
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".
This is a Falco cover but maybe I like it better because it's kinda "metalized". Edguy covered the original version in German.