Songs That Quote Other Songs

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Country Gent
Dec 21, 2016
2,560
Toronto
The Genesis album "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" is chock-full of references to other songs.

The title track quotes from "On Broadway" right at the end.



"Broadway Melody of 1974" quotes from "Needles and Pins."



"In The Cage" quotes from "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head."



The closing track, "it.", includes the line, "It's only knock and know-all, but I like it."



I'm sure I've missed a few.
 

hcsterg

Friend of Fred
Feb 13, 2012
6,567
France
Kraftwerk - Trans Europe Express - 1977 :

" From station to station
Back to Düsseldorf City
Meet Iggy Pop and David Bowie "




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Hammerhands

Country Gent
Aug 26, 2011
2,432
Winnipeg
The Kinks - Destroyer references Lola and quotes All Day and All of the Night.



George Harrison’s When We Was Fab quotes or references texturally various Beatles tunes.



The Pixies - Levitate Me quotes Larry Norman’s Watch What You’re Doing, "C’mon pilgrom, you know He loves you" which became the title for the EP Come on Pilgrim.

The Dayglow Abortions - Lisa Washed Her Hair borrows the solo from Led Zepplin’s Whole Lotta Love, which is amusing because in the song Stupid Songs, The Cretin sings, "I steal all my solos from The Rolling Stones."
 
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