Songs That Quote Other Songs

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by drmilktruck, Jan 9, 2022.

  1. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    The Clash's Wrong'em Boyo quotes Stagger Lee (Lloyd Price's version) as an intro:






    (And I do like the transition from the intro to the upbeat reggae rythm of the main song).
     
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  2. SAguitar

    SAguitar Synchromatic

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    Jan 17, 2020
    Jack Plate, Oregon

    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.
     
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  3. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Friend of Fred

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    Jul 30, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN

    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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  4. 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.
     
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  5. juks

    juks Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
    Thus was considered as a response to Bowie's Heroes.

     
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  6. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    Oh I didn't know that.
    Amazing.
    I can see nothing in the lyrics that looks like the same theme. Even Berlin's wall and Lenin/Trotsky are not that close: both were dead when the wall was built.
     
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  7. juks

    juks Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
    It's just the Heroes vs. No More Heroes. I don't know if there's any truth in the story.
     
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  8. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    Chicago
    Id never heard that before. Wonder if that came from hugh and the boys or from some journalist like Paul Morley trying to sound clever
     
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  9. juks

    juks Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
    Probably not true but if the below happened, that certainly would give the impression :)

    Screenshot_20220111-234557_Chrome.jpg
     
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  10. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    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).
     
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  11. juks

    juks Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
    I agree. And if such show happened and was done on purpose, stroke of genius! :).
     
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  12. dlew919

    dlew919 Country Gent

    Jul 18, 2016
    Sydney, Australia
    you got to know how to pony

    like Bony Maronie

    because in another song …

    I got a girl called bony maronie
     
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  13. LongJohn

    LongJohn Synchromatic

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    Apr 22, 2016
    Queens, NY
    Eddy Money Take Me Home Tonight. "Just like Ronnie said, be my little baby". Sadly Ronnie passed yesterday. R.I.P.
     
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  14. section2

    section2 Country Gent

    Dec 21, 2016
    Toronto
    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.
     
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  15. 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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  16. dlew919

    dlew919 Country Gent

    Jul 18, 2016
    Sydney, Australia
    Crowded House - whether with you starts ‘waking round the room singing stormy weather’
     
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  17. SAguitar

    SAguitar Synchromatic

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    Jan 17, 2020
    Jack Plate, Oregon
    Back In The USSR, with John singing, "Georgia's always on my-my-my-my-my-my-mind!"
    Kind of just a play on words but still!
     
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