Songs That Quote Other Songs

SAguitar

Country Gent
Jan 17, 2020
1,181
Jack Plate, Oregon
S’great, of course. Looking for the point of intersection.
Are we “nah, nah, nahing” here? Which was the original?


One-two-three
One-two-three
Ow, uh, alright, uh!
Got to know how to pony
Like Bony Maronie
Mashed potato
Do the alligator
Put your hand on your hips, yeah
Let your backbone slip
Do the watusi
Like my little Lucy
Hey!

Point of intersection...
Do the lyrics work for you? Or maybe I'm missing something here.
 

tartanphantom

Friend of Fred
Jul 30, 2008
5,873
Murfreesboro, TN
Kraftwerk - Trans Europe Express - 1977 :

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



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And Kraftwerk themselves were musically quoted by Coldplay in their 2005 release, "Talk", which purposely uses the melodic riff to "Computer Love" throughout... actually, one of the very few Coldplay songs that I like.




 
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Runamok

Country Gent
One-two-three
One-two-three
Ow, uh, alright, uh!
Got to know how to pony
Like Bony Maronie
Mashed potato
Do the alligator
Put your hand on your hips, yeah
Let your backbone slip
Do the watusi
Like my little Lucy
Hey!

Point of intersection...
Do the lyrics work for you? Or maybe I'm missing something here.
OK. The video quit or skipped because I didn’t get the whole song. Or my brain did. Explains why it was a short clip. Perhaps I wiped the slider ahead.

I have his music, but not listened in some time.

Somehow I thought was the nah, nah, nah. Which made no sense at all.
Thanks for the detail.
 

JeffreyLeePierre

Country Gent
Probably not true but if the below happened, that certainly would give the impression :)

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Even more amazing: if we are to believe Wikipedia, both singles have exactly the same release date, on 1977, September 23rd!

I doubt the Stranglers could have referred to a song disclosed on the very same day as their own release.

Now the fact that they were featured in the same show is plausible (and possibly on purpose from the show organiser).
 

juks

Country Gent
Nov 26, 2020
2,522
Fremont, California
Even more amazing: if we are to believe Wikipedia, both singles have exactly the same release date, on 1977, September 23rd!

I doubt the Stranglers could have referred to a song disclosed on the very same day as their own release.

Now the fact that they were featured in the same show is plausible (and possibly on purpose from the show organiser).

I agree. And if such show happened and was done on purpose, stroke of genius! :).
 

section2

Country Gent
Dec 21, 2016
2,560
Toronto
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!)



I'd forgotten about this song! My sister was a big Veruca Salt fan when we were teenagers, so I absorbed this album by osmosis. They had some great songs.
 

Runamok

Country Gent
you got to know how to pony like Bony Maronie

because in another song …

I got a girl called bony maronie
Thanks. Actually it was resolved, but yours was a clear way to nail the point.
Both good songs. I haven’t spun any Wilson Pickett in a long time.
And put it against Bobby Rush’s version of Boney Maroney.

Addendum. :) This gives me a new way to tag my music!
Songs Referring to Othe Songs. :D
 
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