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Songs With Beatles References (Beatles mentioned in others' songs)
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21 February 2018
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Silly Girl said
I've been watching this mad piece of hilarity over and over: 

*shudders violently*

Thanks SG. As someone who lived through the times that produced horrid, horrid video - the (gulp) 1980's (paul-mccartney-facepalm_gif) I really appreciate your dredging up that slop. I remember the first time I saw that on MTV - when they used to play music - my jaw dropped in disbelief through the floor, through the concrete foundation and several miles under the Earth. I just recently got over it. Thanks. Thanks a lot.

*reaches for sedatives - developing more nervous tics than a lyme disease research facility*

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21 February 2018
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Don't Hang Up (a collaboration between Ringo and Chrissie Hynde) features references to ...Me and My Monkey, Ticket To Ride and I Am The Walrus in the first few lines:

With my inside outside
Looking for a free ride
Waiting for the band to come

It also sounds like something from 1967/early 68 era Beatles too!

https://youtu.be/YJnKIPgmVgA

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27 February 2018
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Liverpool's Boo Radleys made this namecheck on the closing track, The White Noise Revisited, of the magnificent 1993 album Giant Steps:

Hey, what's that noise?
Do you remember?
Hey, what's that noise?
Do you remember?

Kill yourself at work for what seems nothing at all
Then you go home and you cry and you feel so
Very small, so you listen to the Beatles and relax and close your eyes
And you feel it running through you
Feel the hate well up inside

Hey, what's that noise?
Do you remember?
Hey, what's that noise?
Do you remember?

Fashioned by the blade of a world that does not care
Feeling so removed, drifting through stealing air then
Pause and think about it, try to move and shift the
Pain, but it's there, you feel it choking and you
Scream and feel alive

Hey, what's that noise?
Do you remember?
Hey! what's that noise?
Do you remember?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UrnFuKnu6Y

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6 March 2018
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Roxy Music's "Remake/Remodel." 2/3 of the way through the song they do an instrumental break where the instruments (drums, bass, synth, sax, guitar, piano) take turns with mini "solos" (a la "The End ").  The bass solo is the "Day Tripper " riff.

 

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8 March 2018
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Not their best song, but hasn't been mentioned:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Fp4abwz7CoE

 

"The Beatles and the Stones made it good to be alone ..."

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12 March 2018
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1977 by the Clash: "no Elvis,Beatles or the Rolling Stones"

Still writing the words to the sermon that no one will hear......

31 March 2018
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"I don't hardly know where to begin
I remember we were cruising home from the Beatles concert
I'd had such a wonderful evening sitting there
Watching my Baby screaming and tearing her hair out and carrying on
She was so full of life
Then"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0x8S1U7O3w

 

[One of the strangest records I can remember hearing]

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of 'self' to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

6 April 2018
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Not exactly a song, but I didn't see this mentioned yet.  I cut my teeth on this album and still listen to it all the time:

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Also, these Squeeze videos were shot at Tittenhurst, early 1979:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wQ4GlU-gqzk

 

As they were getting ready to leave for the pub, on the spur of the moment it was decided to film one more, in Ringo's kitchen:

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SpecialCup said
Not exactly a song, but I didn't see this mentioned yet.  I cut my teeth on this album and still listen to it all the time:

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Great band...I always liked how they even had the cover photo taken on top of a roof for that extra bit of homage.

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24 April 2018
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From Widespread Panic's Little Lilly

 

Lilly likes Beatles songs
The words are off, but they don't feel that wrong
She came in through the bedroom window like a blue girl
Like a blue girl, like a blue girl

"The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles!"

-Bob Dylan, Subterranean Homesick Blues

"We could ride and surf together while our love would grow"

-Brian Wilson, Surfer Girl

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I keep coming back to this page for the Sal Mineo tribute video.

 

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"So I memorize the diamond in your eye"

 

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6 May 2018
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 I'm interested to know what you think The Beatles reference is in that song, @SpecialCup, as I can't see any?

Anyway, I come here with a biggie that I didn't know existed until tonight. In 1971, Wilfrid Brambell (who played Paul's Grandfather in A Hard Day's Night ) released a single about the UK's change to decimal money called The Decimal Song. It's b-side was a song (actually a monologue with musical backing) called Time Marches On, and it's all about the break-up of The Beatles...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDibBJ_PbvE

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7 May 2018
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How heartfelt. heart

I really don't want to start crying this early in the morning.

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Ron Nasty said
a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 I'm interested to know what you think The Beatles reference is in that song, @SpecialCup, as I can't see any?

Anyway, I come here with a biggie that I didn't know existed until tonight. In 1971, Wilfrid Brambell (who played Paul's Grandfather in A Hard Day's Night ) released a single about the UK's change to decimal money called The Decimal Song. It's b-side was a song (actually a monologue with musical backing) called Time Marches On, and it's all about the break-up of The Beatles...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDibBJ_PbvE

  

The song lyrics sound personal, but I note it was written by Malcolm Taylor; does that mean that for example Brambell's favorite song was not "Eleanor Rigby "? -- or if it was, it was quite coincidence!

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Jimmy Scott, the ska artist who originated the phrase "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da "  and inspired Paul to write the song released these two tracks in December 1968:

https://youtu.be/qn6gB1RcXlM

https://youtu.be/zzjRGWPPDTU

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I like the first one, "Allulo" -- some nice sax-brass parts.  The "ob-la-di/ob-la-da" reference is rather buried, coming in at about 2:08 (and you can barely hear the first "ob-la").

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Hints of a Beatles b-side in one or two places...

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