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Songs With Beatles References (Beatles mentioned in others' songs)
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kaleidoscope thighs
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8 January 2011 - 8.09pm

Number Nine said:

Does Glass Onion count?a-hard-days-night-john-1


Cheeky. a-hard-days-night-paul-3

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8 January 2011 - 8.19pm

How Do You Sleep?

To the fountain of perpetual mirth, Let it roll for all its worth.

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8 January 2011 - 8.27pm

Omg, you guys, I just remembered one. Well, Pandora radio remembered it but wwwwhatever a-hard-days-night-paul-4

"I asked Bobby Dylan, I asked the Beatles, etcetc." in the song The Seeker by The Who. a-hard-days-night-george-1

*YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!* a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

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8 January 2011 - 8.40pm

kaleidoscope thighs said:

"I asked Bobby Dylan, I asked the Beatles...


...I asked Timothy Leary but he couldn't help me either. They call me the seeker..."

I can't believe I didn't think of that. It's my favorite Who song.

Well done.

To the fountain of perpetual mirth, Let it roll for all its worth.

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8 January 2011 - 8.42pm

Zig said:

kaleidoscope thighs said:

"I asked Bobby Dylan, I asked the Beatles...


...I asked Timothy Leary but he couldn't help me either. They call me the seeker..."
I can't believe I didn't think of that. It's my favorite Who song.

Well done.


"I've been searchin low and hiIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHHHH."
Thank you very much.a-hard-days-night-john-1

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8 January 2011 - 9.21pm

OHOH.

I dunno if this counts, but some parts of "history" by The Verve sounds like Mind Games. a-hard-days-night-paul-1

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Nigel the good dog
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23 January 2011 - 6.36pm

My sister was listening to this country song by Brad Paisley called American Saturday Night and they said this

"Singing Back in the U.S.S.R."

I flipped. It was awesome! This may be off topic, but when I wake up in the morning I turn on my tv. This day, it was showing a little kid show and they went to England. They were singing a song about England, and they said:

"We love walking across Abbey Road."

I looked and the characters were walking across Abbey Road like the Beatles! It is cool they are putting refrences in little kid shows!

My mind is far away, off in Pepperland…
I'm a girl, don't be confused by my name.
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mr. Sun king coming together
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17 May 2011 - 8.51pm

Not sure if one was mentioned yet, but The Clash's London Calling.

Don't Look to us,

Phony Beatlemania has bitten the dust.

Great song, great album, great band.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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17 May 2011 - 9.06pm

a-hard-days-night-paul-6Now, there's an album I haven't heard in a long time. I wore out the vinyl and haven't replaced it yet. Thanks for reminding me, mr S. It is a great album.

BOT: From the song 1977 also by The Clash - "No Elvis, Beatles or The Rolling Stones..."

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mr. Sun king coming together
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17 May 2011 - 9.15pm

Yes, I got it for my brother for his birthday. That and Sandinista. Although I really need to steal them to put it on my Ipod.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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18 May 2011 - 8.04am

I have to put my "eurovision" contribution in here and mention a song by 60's Italian pop star Gianni Morandi (a kind of Italian Cliff Richard) who did "C'era un ragazzo" which goes:

"C'era un ragazzo, che come me

amava i Beatles e i Rolling Stones.."

translated:

There was a young guy, who just like me

loved The beatles and the Rolling Stones"

it's basically an anti-Vietnam war song. Just some ordinary kid who loves that music and that is taken off to war ..and is killed.

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19 May 2011 - 6.46am

Sorry if these were already said, but In Living In The Material World by George Harrison it's got their names in it!

Met them all here in the material world

John and Paul here in the material world

and though we started out quite poor

we got Ritchie on a tour

and i'm pretty sure that Ritchie means Ritchie, like Ringo, only it's a double meaning too, I think!

The Seeker by The Who also mentions The Beatles

As does We Didn't Start The Fire by Billy Joel, becuase it's says Beatlemania and then so

ONE MINUTE YOU'RE DEFENDING THE WHOLE GALAXY, AND SUDDENLY, YOU FIND YOURSELF SUCKING DOWN DARJEELING WITH MARIE ANTOINETTE AND HER LITTLE SISTER.!

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25 August 2011 - 11.22pm

Admittedly, I don't listen to this song often. So imagine my surprise when I hear, while listening to Ringo's Devil Woman, the line "Sexy Sadie, you look like the devil to me". I often skip the song, but I was too lazy to change it this time. And as for the song, I have a new found appreciation of the song. Now, this may have already been mentioned (possibly by myself), but you also have John's vitriolic attack of Paul, How Do You Sleep, featuring the famous line about Yesterday. And, I've mentioned it before, but London Calling, the Clash song, has the famous (or infamous) line, "Phoney Beatlemania has bitten the dust".

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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25 August 2011 - 11.40pm

I can think of 2 that name a beatle; Life Is Real (Song For Lennon) by Queen written in tribute to John after his murder; Crazy In Love by Beyonce, Jay-Z raps "a star like Ringo".

Going off topic but a a couple of vids that are obviously inspired by the beatles are Hey Ya by Outkast that used the first Sullivan show as its inspiration and Sing by Travis that paid homage to Help!

And then theres anything Oasis ever did - well not the decent lyrics part but pretty much everything else.

"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)

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26 August 2011 - 5.04am

May have been mentioned, but "All the Young Dudes" by Mott the Hoople mentions them: "And my brother's back at home, with his Beatles and his Stones"

And since meanmistermustard brought up music videos, "Californication" by the Red Hot Chile Peppers has a Beatle-esque band wearing Buddy Holly Glasses. 

Because the wind is high, it blows my mind.
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26 August 2011 - 1.58pm

The Manic Street Preacher's Motown Junk- "I laughed when Lennon got shot, 21 years of living and nothing means anything to me".

I take the line "I don't want much, it will be deafening when I do" in the Kaiser Chiefs' Little Shocks to be a reference to I Want You (She's So Heavy).

There's the obvious "I read the news today, oh boy" in David Bowie's Young Americans, and Queen's All God's People has a fantastic moment where Mercury sings "then I, then I, then I, then I went into a dreeeaaaam", which I can't help feeling is a reference to A Day In The Life (certainly sounds like one). That line always gives me goosebumps.

And, of course, Oasis.

And I neeeeeeeeed her all the time

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29 August 2011 - 11.07pm
Definitely had to just play All The Young Dudes thanks to Cranberry Sauce, what a song!
Yeah Oasis have a million. "So I'll start a Revolution from my bed" in Don't Look Back In Anger is one that springs to mind.
Tim Minchin's comedy song Rock n Roll Nerd says "He's more into Beatles than the Stones."
Dans Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip have a song called Thou Shalt Always Kill, the lyrics of which are essentially a list of new commandments. One is "Thou shalt not put recording artists on ridiculous pedestals no matter how great they are or were. The Beatles were just a band…"
I can't think of any more than haven't already been mentioned.

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."

"When I cannot sing my heart, I can only speak my mind."

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30 August 2011 - 12.50am

kelicopter said:

Tim Minchin's comedy song Rock n Roll Nerd says "He's more into Beatles than the Stones."
I love Tim Minchin!
There's also the line "I've even tried to sing Ob-la-di Ob-la-da in the exact voice of Ringo" in Lullaby 

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30 August 2011 - 12.59am

Paulrus said:

kelicopter said:

Tim Minchin's comedy song Rock n Roll Nerd says "He's more into Beatles than the Stones."
I love Tim Minchin!
There's also the line "I've even tried to sing Ob-la-di Ob-la-da in the exact voice of Ringo" in Lullaby 

Oh yeah, of course! He's great, he was at Reading as well but the tent was too packed for me to see him. a-hard-days-night-paul-1

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."

"When I cannot sing my heart, I can only speak my mind."

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DoctorRobert
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30 August 2011 - 2.50pm

There's a line in The Who's "The Seeker" that goes:

I asked Bobby Dylan
I asked The Beatles
I asked Timothy Leary
But he couldn't help me either

Seems to be a reference to pop and drug culture in the 60's.

You all will have read that Dave Dee is no longer with us. But Mickey and Titch and I would like to carry on the good work that's always gone down in number two.

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