Top 10 Songs That Mention Real Persons In the Title

The Top Ten

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

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

3 Dracula - Iced Earth Dracula - Iced Earth Cover Art

Vlad III Dracula, a historical figure

4 Rock Me Amadeus - Falco Rock Me Amadeus - Falco Cover Art

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

5 The Ballad of John and Yoko - The Beatles The Ballad of John and Yoko - The Beatles Cover Art
6 Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes Cover Art
7 Alexander the Great - Iron Maiden Alexander the Great - Iron Maiden Cover Art
8 I Feel Like a Bullet (In the Gun of Robert Ford) - Elton John I Feel Like a Bullet (In the Gun of Robert Ford) - Elton John Cover Art

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

9 Vincent - Don McLean Vincent - Don McLean Cover Art
10 Calling Elvis - Dire Straits Calling Elvis - Dire Straits Cover Art

The Contenders

11 Mr. Crowley - Ozzy Osbourne Mr. Crowley - Ozzy Osbourne Cover Art
12 Rasputin - Boney M Rasputin - Boney M Cover Art

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.

13 Just Like Jesse James - Cher Just Like Jesse James - Cher Cover Art

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.

14 James Dean - Eagles James Dean - Eagles Cover Art
15 Dinner with Gershwin - Donna Summer Dinner with Gershwin - Donna Summer Cover Art
16 Buddy Holly - Weezer Buddy Holly - Weezer Cover Art
17 Mozart and Madness - Savatage

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

18 Brian Wilson - Barenaked Ladies Brian Wilson - Barenaked Ladies Cover Art
19 My Baby's in Love with Eddie Vedder - Weird Al Yankovic My Baby's in Love with Eddie Vedder - Weird Al Yankovic Cover Art

Eddie Vedder - the singer of Pearl Jam.

20 The Ballad of Ira Hayes - Peter la Farge The Ballad of Ira Hayes - Peter la Farge Cover Art
21 Clint Eastwood - Gorillaz Clint Eastwood - Gorillaz Cover Art

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

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

22 Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 Cover Art

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.

23 Edison's Medicine - Tesla Edison's Medicine - Tesla Cover Art

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".

24 Rock Me Amadeus - Edguy Rock Me Amadeus - Edguy Cover Art

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

25 Robert de Niro's Waiting - Bananarama Robert de Niro's Waiting - Bananarama Cover Art
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