Songs That Quote Other Songs

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  1. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I was listening to this song and had forgotten that the guitar parts at the end quote two well known rock hits.



    what other examples can you cite? Not ripoffs or plagiarism but conscious quotes, either musical or lyrical.
     
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  2. bluenote23

    bluenote23 Country Gent

    Oct 17, 2009
    Montreal, Canada
    I was listening to this the other day on a CD called Girls with Guitars.
     
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  3. juks

    juks Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
    This one mentions at least couple dozen song titles.

     
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  4. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Veruca Salt reference their own Seether and the Beatles' Glass Onion in the last verse. (They kind of tip their hand as the album is called Eight Arms to Hold You - the original title of Help!)

     
  5. section2

    section2 Country Gent

    Dec 21, 2016
    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.
     
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  6. OzzPocket

    OzzPocket Synchromatic

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    Aug 11, 2020
    NYS


    Some odes to Bob Dylan's "Blood on the Tracks" album
     
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  7. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    The most famous French song with such quotations is Rockollection.
    It includes The locomotion, A hard day's night, I get around, Gloria and Satisfaction.

     
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  8. Lockupyourfatdog

    Lockupyourfatdog Synchromatic

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    Aug 8, 2016
    Everett wa


    Jimmy eat world does it a lot. In this song the quote lines from Madness, They Might be Giants and others.
     
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  9. section2

    section2 Country Gent

    Dec 21, 2016
    Toronto
    Barenaked Ladies did it a couple of times on their debut album. "Grade 9" interpolates Rush's "Tom Sawyer," and "The King of Bedside Manor" quotes Styx's "Mr. Roboto."
     
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  10. hcsterg

    hcsterg Friend of Fred

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Kraftwerk - Trans Europe Express - 1977 :

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




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  11. diddlybo

    diddlybo Electromatic

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    atlanta
  12. Hammerhands

    Hammerhands Country Gent

    Aug 26, 2011
    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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  13. Glaw

    Glaw Gretschie

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    Aug 30, 2017
    ca.
    The walrus was Paul.
     
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  14. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Kid Rock's tribute to Lynard Skynards Sweet Home Alabama
     
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  15. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    can't believe we both came upon with this at the same time .....:p
     
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  16. Tele295

    Tele295 Country Gent

    It goes over really well in bars
     
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  17. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    JINX!
     
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  18. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    And the Seether's Louise (see Veruca Salt above)
     
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