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Songs With Beatles References (Beatles mentioned in others' songs)
15 February 2016
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Ahhh Girl
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^Interesting on first listen through. I’ll listen again after work today.

29 February 2016
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And his Beatles records and the Rolling Stones Harry Chapin – There Only Was One Choice

 

https://youtu.be/52nwiTs7bk8

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17 March 2016
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I was listening to some songs dedicated to my football team and to my surprise I found this lyric “Peñarol es un tango del Mago/Una audaz melodía de Lennon” (Peñarol is a tango from el Mago/A bold melody from Lennon) on this one called Junta Gargantas.

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"We think George Harrison is the most marvelous thing since boys were discovered." - Diane and Jenny of Bedford, the smartest girls ever.

17 March 2016
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Has this been posted yet? 

 

18 March 2016
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I shall take the opportunity here let folks in on a search tip. To find out if the above song has been posted in this thread, I set up my search like this

bigger site:beatlesbible.com/forum/yesterday-and-today/songs-with-beatles-references/

which gave me this result

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When I clicked on the link, I did “control +f” and searched for bigger to find the post that mentions the song.

You can do the search with “Diffy” also.

One more note before I move on to another thought. If you want your post that has a picture or video to be searchable (so that you or I or anyone can find it in the future), you will need to add words to the post (at least that is the only way now I know to search). For a video, type the song title and the singer. For a picture, type a brief description. Those keywords are what we can type into a search later to find the post.

Post 27, 191, and 192 have the songs we have come up with so far in this thread. I’ll consolidate them one of these days…or someone can take on the mission if they like (hint, hint a-hard-days-night-ringo-4). I also put a link to those threads in post 1 of the thread so they can found easily.

Final note, it is fine for people to add songs to the thread even if they have been mentioned. New folks might not know them, and it is fun to revisit the songs. I’ll keep an eye on the new posts and add any songs to the list that aren’t already there.

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18 March 2016
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 “All I Want Is Everything” by Jellyfish

“I think I’d like to play guitar and be a Beatle, that’d be so swell.”

“She wasn't doing a thing that I could see, except standing there leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together.”  - J.D. Salinger

18 March 2016
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“All You Wanna Do Is Dance”  by Billy Joel

“Oh, baby you don’t get turned on by the radio, oh, baby you got nothin’ to play on your stereo. ‘Why don’t the Beatles get back together’?”

“She wasn't doing a thing that I could see, except standing there leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together.”  - J.D. Salinger

18 March 2016
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So many already posted. We have “Randy Scouse Git” by the Monkees,  but what about “No Time” :

“Rock on George, for Ringo one time!” during Micky’s ad lib which is a nod to when Ringo did it during “Honey Don’t “?

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18 March 2016
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“Cook It Awhile” by Fool’s Garden

“Yes, I am far away from home, and though I listen to the Beatles I am a rolling stone.”

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“She wasn't doing a thing that I could see, except standing there leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together.”  - J.D. Salinger

18 March 2016
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I suppose “We Didn’t Start The Fire” has already been said…anyways,

” Lawrence of Arabia, British Beatlemania
Ole Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson”

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30 March 2016
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Not strictly speaking a reference in a song, but on one of the live Pixies recordings (Leeds I think) Frank Black says something along the lines of 

“Yeah so…  We were in the bus y’know before the show…  Getting a little high…  Listening to the White Album .  And you know that bit in ‘Piggies ‘ where they sing ‘What they needs a damn good whacking’?  Well at the exact same moment, this plant fell off the shelf and hit Joey on the head”

It takes him about 2 minutes to tell this anecdote and it feels like an hour.

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"You're not talking to Rikki and the Redstreaks you know!" - John Lennon

2 April 2016
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Not sure if this has been mentioned but “Boys Round Here” by Blake Shelton (I’ve always liked this funky piece of trash but never realized it before):

Well the boys ’round here don’t listen to The Beatles

It’s literally the first line. Whatever if he’s saying that; at least he mentioned them.

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2 June 2016
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Rocket, by Def Leppard has a reference:

  “Jack Flash, rocket man, Sergeant Pepper and the band
Ziggy, Benny and the Jets, take a rocket
We just gotta fly”

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2 June 2016
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Has anybody heard Enya’s My! My! Time Flies! ? It isn’t one of her popular numbers, but you’ll find this in the lyrics:

My! My! Time flies! Four guys across Abbey Road , one forgot to wear shoes (paul-mccartney-facepalm_gif)

Tee hee! a-hard-days-night-john-6

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27 June 2016
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Surprisingly the lyrics not as bad as the song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?…..my7Yul1sbE

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27 June 2016
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And We Danced by the Hooters

 

“She was a be-bop baby on A Hard Day’s Night

29 June 2016
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I checked back, and I’m surprised I never posted this one.

The Police – Born In The 50’s

They screaaaamed when The Beatles sang…

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29 June 2016
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Not precisely a Beatles reference, but close enough for me:  Teddy Thompson’s “Family” on the Thompson album, singing about being the son of famous parents (Richard and Linda Thompson) throws out this comment  — “Sean Lennon, you know what I mean.”

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30 June 2016
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There’s a song on the first Queen album called The Night Comes Down, which contains these lyrics:

When I was young it came to me
And I could see the sun breakin’
Lucy was high and so was I dazzling
Holding the world inside

Maybe not exactly a Beatles reference, but the part about Lucy being high always made me think of Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds .

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