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Songs With Beatles References (Beatles mentioned in others' songs)
26 March 2014
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Oasis' Supersonic (off Definitely Maybe) has the line "Come with me/In my Yellow Submarine"

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31 March 2014
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Green Day's 21st Century Breakdown (from the album of the same name) mentions Working Class Hero (which Green Day covered) And 21 Guns (from the same album) says "Live and let die" 

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I heard the atrocious Bowie / Jagger version of "Dancing In The Streets" from 1985 the other day.

One of the lines in the song is, "Back In The U.S.S.R."

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2 April 2014
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c64wood said
I heard the atrocious Bowie / Jagger version of "Dancing In The Streets" from 1985 the other day.

One of the lines in the song is, "Back In The U.S.S.R."

Yip. It's unlistenable garbage. Was it not #1 as well? Dreadful song

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2 April 2014
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meanmistermustard said

c64wood said
I heard the atrocious Bowie / Jagger version of "Dancing In The Streets" from 1985 the other day.

One of the lines in the song is, "Back In The U.S.S.R."

Yip. It's unlistenable garbage. Was it not #1 as well? Dreadful song

Dreadful version of a great song, definitely. "South A-MER-EE-CAAA!!"

In "King Of Rock", Run-DMC rapped "Every jam we play/We break two needles/There's three of us/But we're not the Beatles!" and got ridiculed for not knowing how many Beatles there were. But in fact they were referring to living Beatles (it was 1985.)

I just want to play. I’d like to think I could work opposite Sinatra, B.B. King, the Beatles, or a polka band... - Jazz musician Rahsaan Roland Kirk, 1967
2 April 2014
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c64wood said
I heard the atrocious Bowie / Jagger version of "Dancing In The Streets" from 1985 the other day.

One of the lines in the song is, "Back In The U.S.S.R."

The video to that version was played in its entirety on an episode of Family Guy. After which Peter regretfully admits, "That happened and we all let it happen".

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2 April 2014
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The Who's "The Seeker" : "I asked Bobby Dylan, I asked the Beatles, I asked Timothy Leary, but he couldn't help me either."

 

Beady Eye have a song titled "Beatles and Stones"

The final line of Blur's B-side, "Rednecks," (which admittedly is a throwaway b-side) is "I've got every Beatles record."

Transatlantic's "Suite: Charlotte Pike" has a line that says "Calming the Beatle inside of me."

That's all of I can think of off the top of my head right this moment...

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3 April 2014
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Zig said

c64wood said
I heard the atrocious Bowie / Jagger version of "Dancing In The Streets" from 1985 the other day.

One of the lines in the song is, "Back In The U.S.S.R."

The video to that version was played in its entirety on an episode of Family Guy. After which Peter regretfully admits, "That happened and we all let it happen".

I think I remember that episode. Conway Twitty singing "You've Never Been This Far Before"  on "Hee Haw" shows up quite often in that show as well.

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I was listening to Paul McCartney's song "Simple as That" and looked up its history. It was written for an anti-heroin campaign. There are mentions of it here and here on the forum. The information I see is that it was in 1986 instead of 1983.

Just a snippet of "Simple as That" even though it doesn't mention the Beatles.

I know it isn't easy to refuse
A lot of butterflies in your head
Tell me this before you have to choose
Would you rather be alive or dead

It's as simple as that
Would you rather be alive or dead
It's as simple as that

And if you love your life
Everybody will love you too

I looked at more songs from that project. Ringo is on there too with this gem. It is more spoken than sung, but, hey, that's o.k.

Hello, Ringo here.
It's a long time since we had the Beatles,
It's a long time since we had yellow submarines,
Though I suppose we still have got plenty of blue meanies,

In fact, I think we've probably got more of those now than ever before.
Yes, time passes so quickly but too quickly for some.
You know what I'm talking about, it's the heroin problem,
And it's a rapidly growing problem too, especially amongst today's kids.

In the sixties and the seventies we had psychedelic drugs,
Flower power and caftans and people wanting to be beautiful,
But that was then. today some kids just want to escape all together from life.
Don't you believe in God?

What's the use of living if you can't take dying?
But what's the use of dying if you've never lived?
Let's show today's kids that there is something better
And let us all make it better all the time.

So come on, don't be stupid. if you put a hole in your arm
You must have a hole in your head!

22 June 2014
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I've enjoyed exploring this thread -- it's been very interesting.  Everfine mentioned Rick Nelson's "Garden Party" with the line, "Yoko brought her walrus, there was magic in the air."  I've learned that the next line is a Beatle reference too:  "Over in the corner, much to my surprise, Mr. Hughes hid in Dylan's shoes, wearing his disguise."  Mr. Hughes refers to George.  That was the name George often used when he traveled.  George and Rick were friends as Rick lived next door to George's California house.  It seems George was considering at the time recording an album of Dylan songs, and that's where that line came from. 

 

Cheers,

Piper :)

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22 June 2014
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There's this in Arabella, a song by Arctic Monkeys:

''And a helter skelter 'round her little finger and I ride it endlessly''

Now, I don't know what you think when you read that, but err...

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23 June 2014
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Linde said
There's this in Arabella, a song by Arctic Monkeys:

''And a helter skelter 'round her little finger and I ride it endlessly''

Now, I don't know what you think when you read that, but err...

I think you misspelt "butt" a-hard-days-night-ringo-8a-hard-days-night-ringo-14a-hard-days-night-george-10

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23 June 2014
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Summer Rain (1968) by Johnny Rivers:

"All summer long, we spent dancin' in the sand
And the jukebox kept on playin'
Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"

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23 June 2014
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I Dig Rock And Roll Music (1967) by Peter, Paul and Mary:

"And when the Beatles tell you

They've got a word 'love' to sell you

They mean exactly what they say"

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23 June 2014
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American Pie (1971) by Don McLean:

"...And while Lenin read a book on Marx
The quartet practiced in the park
And we sang dirges in the dark
The day the music died..."

"...Helter skelter in a summer swelter..."

"...Now the half time air was sweet perfume
While sergeants played a marching tune
We all got up to dance
Oh, but we never got the chance

'Cause the players tried to take the field
The marching band refused to yield
Do you recall what was revealed
The day the music died?

We started singing bye, bye Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
Them good old boys were drinking whiskey and rye
And singing this'll be the day that I die, this'll be the day that I die."

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23 June 2014
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A Simple Desultory Philippic (Or How I Was Robert McNamara'd Into Submission)
(1966) by Simon and Garfunkel:

I been Norman Mailered, Maxwell Taylored
I been John O’Hara’d, McNamara’d
I been Rolling Stoned and Beatled till I’m blind
I been Ayn Randed, nearly branded
Communist, ‘cause I’m left-handed
That’s the hand I use, well never mind!

I been Phil Spectored, resurrected
I been Lou Adlered, Barry Sadlered
Well, I paid all the dues I want to pay
And I learned the truth from Lenny Bruce
And all my wealth won’t buy me health
So I smoke a pint of tea a day

I knew a man, his brain so small
He couldn’t think of nothing at all
He’s not the same as you and me
He doesn’t dig poetry
He’s so unhip that
When you say Dylan, he thinks you’re talkin’ about Dylan Thomas
Whoever he was
The man ain’t got no culture
But it’s alright, ma
Everybody must get stoned

I been Mick Jaggered, silver daggered
Andy Warhol, won’t you please come home?
I been mothered, fathered, aunt and uncled
Roy Halleed and Art Garfunkled
I just discovered somebody’s tapped my phone

© 1965 Words and Music by Paul Simon

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23 June 2014
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Frank Mills (1967) by Rado, Ragni and MacDermot:

 

I met a boy called Frank Mills
On September twelfth right here
In front of the Waverly
But unfortunately
I lost his address

He was last seen with his friend,
A drummer, he resembles George Harrison of the Beatles
But he wears his hair
Tied in a small bow at the back

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23 June 2014
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"Beatles wrote the Nike song and called it macaroni"

The Na-Na Song - Sheryl Crow

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23 June 2014
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Joe said

Linde said
There's this in Arabella, a song by Arctic Monkeys:

''And a helter skelter 'round her little finger and I ride it endlessly''

Now, I don't know what you think when you read that, but err...

I think you misspelt "butt" a-hard-days-night-ringo-8a-hard-days-night-ringo-14a-hard-days-night-george-10

a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

24 June 2014
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"My Boyfriend Got a Beatle Haircut" by Donna Lynn

I would bet that this was the "first ever" reference to the Beatles in a song.

(Recorded January 14, 1964...released February 10)

A comment on YouTube says,

"This Song Went To Number 83 On The Billboard Hot 100 Chart In 1964."

...so it MUST be true!

 

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