Songs That Quote Other Songs

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  1. gtttrrr

    gtttrrr Country Gent

    Dec 7, 2011
    United States
    Momma said “ if you can’t say something nice…, use ellipses” :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::);):confused::confused:
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  2. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    "Sweet Home Alabama" mentions "Southern Man".
  3. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    for sure :p
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  4. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    American Pie
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  5. MrWookiee

    MrWookiee Country Gent

    Jun 17, 2020
    SoCal, USA
    A line in Maynard Ferguson's "He Can't Swing" gives a nod to Duke Ellington's "It Don't Mean A Thing" (If it Ain't Got That Swing) by almost quoting it without actually doing so. I love the lyrics, even if it's slightly off-topic.
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  6. Happy Daze are here again.
    Does this mean Rock & Roll has jumped the shark?

    Lol. Having just left the topic of Clickbait in the thread
    about selling off 20 assets in retirement:

    I am confronting my reluctance to play several 3 minute youtube videos to find lyrical Faberge Easter Eggs.
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  7. Hammerhands

    Hammerhands Country Gent

    Aug 26, 2011
    The Beatles’ All You Need is Love starts with The French National Anthem.

    World Party’s Way Down Now was already sounding a lot like Sympathy for the Devil before they added the "Hoo hoos" at the end.

    The Pixies v2.0 wrote a song about Kim Deal called All I Think About Now and used her "ooo-ooohs" from Where is My Mind but reversed the pitches ["oooh-ooo?"].

    All the Bond songs use the naw-ne-neh-nah-nah-nah James Bond theme in them somewhere.
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  8. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    About Sympathy for the devil, is this one quotation or plagiarism?

    And speaking about the Rolling Stones' songbook, is this one quotation or sample?

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  9. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    Joey and Rory have a little ( Blood ,) Sweat & Tears reference in this song
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  10. Howitt

    Howitt Electromatic

    Oct 16, 2020
    Huntington Station, NY
    Jeff's Boogie quotes 'What's It All About, Alfie' and Mary Had A Little Lamb.

    Howard Emerson
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  11. Howitt

    Howitt Electromatic

    Oct 16, 2020
    Huntington Station, NY
    It Ain't Necessarily So by George Gershwin melodically quotes the blessing sung before reading from the Torah.

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  12. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    Gene And Eddie quotes lots of songs...
    Pink Floyd's The Wall briefly quotes Vera Lynn's We'll Meet Again
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  13. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    All the Beatles freaks here and no one has mentioned Come Together?

    It quotes the line “Here come ol’ flattop” from Chuck Berry’s You Can’t Catch Me.
  14. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    "Sunshine of Your Love" (Cream) - the guitar solo is based upon "Blue Moon"
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  15. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2011
    Steven tyler from Aerosmith started quoting hos own 70s lyrics, almost evey album from 84 onward has some refrence to a previous song.
    Livin on the Edge quotes Mr. Yout a Better man than I from the yardbirds.
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  16. dlew919

    dlew919 Country Gent

    Jul 18, 2016
    Sydney, Australia
    Beach Boys, particularly Mike Love and Al Jardine songs, often quote earlier Beach Boys songs. Do it Again, for example mentions 'California Girls'. There are dozens of other examples...
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  17. Its a direct lift. More than words.
    Always felt familiar, but I never attributed it to the Berry song!
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  18. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    Bowie sings about Major Tom in Ashes to Ashes from the early eighties and in his final album Blackstar. Space Oddity was Major Tom’s first appearance in 1969.
  19. SAguitar

    SAguitar Synchromatic

    Jan 17, 2020
    Jack Plate, Oregon
    The late great Wilson Pickett, Land of 1,000 Dances!

  20. S’great, of course. Looking for the point of intersection.
    Are we “nah, nah, nahing” here? Which was the original?
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