Hey, Soul Sister, is that Mr. Mister?
November 8, 2013 9:25 AM Subscribe
You guys have been awesome answering my slightly weird music questions
, so, I turn to you again for help with another playlist. I'm looking for songs that reference other artists.
posted by hanov3r to Media & Arts (157 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I'm specifically looking for rock songs (in all of the various ways 'rock' is interpreted, including pop, classic, etc) that mention other artists. I'm *not* looking for rap/hip-hop songs calling out other artists (sorry, Kendrick Lamar
Some samples that I already know of:
- The titular song, "Hey, Soul Sister" by Train, obviously mentions seminal 80s band Mr. Mister.
- "Gimme Sympathy", by Metric, asks "Who would you rather be / The Beatles or the Rolling Stones?".
- 60s and 70s iconic rockers T.Rex are mentioned in a few songs, including The Who's "You Better You Bet", Bowie's/Mott the Hoople's "All the Young Dudes", and The Ramones' "Do You Remember Rock N' Roll Radio?".
- New Radicals mentioned several artists, including Beck and Hanson, in "You Get What You Give".
- Hootie and the Blowfish talk about Bob Dylan in "Only Wanna Be With You".
So... hit me with some more? Thanks!