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Songs With Beatles References (Beatles mentioned in others' songs)
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Another One
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11 September 2012 - 11.39am

I listen to the latest Bob Dylan,s Album , Tempest , this song : Roll On, John


Doctor, doctor tell me the time of day
Another bottle's empty, another penny
spent

He turned around and he slowly walked away
They shot him in the back
and down he went

Shine your light
Movin' on
You burned so
bright

Roll on, John

From the Liverpool docks to the red-light Hamburg
streets

Down in the quarry with The Quarrymen
Playing to the big crowds,
playing to the cheap seats

Another day in the life on your way to your
journey's end

Shine your light
Movin' on
You burned so
bright

Roll on, John

Sailin' through the trade winds bound for the
South

Rags on your back just like any other slave
They tied your hands and
they clamped your mouth

Wasn't no way out of that deep dark cave

Shine
your light

Movin' on
You burned so bright
Roll on, John

I heard
the news today, oh boy

They hauled your ship up on the shore
Now the city
gone dark, there is no more joy

They tore the heart right out and cut him to
the core

Shine your light
Movin' on
You burned so bright
Roll
on, John

Put on your bags and get 'em packed
Leave right now, you
won't be far from wrong

The sooner you go the quicker you'll be
back

You've been cooped up on an island far too long

Shine your
light

Movin' on
You burned so bright
Roll on, John

Slow down
you're moving way too fast

Come together right now over me
Your bones are
weary, you're about to breathe your last

Lord, you know how hard that it can
be

Shine your light
Movin' on
You burned so bright
Roll on,
John

Roll on, John, roll through the rain and snow
Take the right-hand
road and go where the buffalo roam

They'll trap you in an ambush 'fore you
know

Too late now to sail back home

Shine your light
Movin'
on

You burned so bright
Roll on, John

Tyger, tyger burning
bright

I pray the Lord my soul to keep
In the forests of the
night

Cover him over and let him sleep

Shine your light
Movin'
on

You burned so bright
Roll on, John

 

...They've forgotten all about God

He's the only reason we exist...

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fabfouremily
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11 September 2012 - 1.19pm

I just listened to that song. I can´t remember the last time I cried so much.

Moving along in our God given ways, safety is sat by the fire/Sanctuary from these feverish smiles, left with a mark on the door.

(Passover - I. Curtis)

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Long John Silver
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11 September 2012 - 9.49pm

mr. Sun king coming together said
Are they? They certainly aren't around my area.

Edit: I mean among my group of friends. They get some airplay on the local Alternative station.

Oh sorry didn't saw this post. Well in UK they won Brit award so at least in UK they are popular, so I thought it was the same in Canada.

Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.

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annab93
Over the Rainbow
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14 September 2012 - 2.55am

fabfouremily said
I just listened to that song. I can´t remember the last time I cried so much.

Those words are so beautiful! They were enough to make my cry. Just beautiful.

You make your own dream.

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Ahhh Girl
sailing on a winedark open sea

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14 November 2013 - 2.05am

Life in a Northern Town by Dream Academy has this:

And he took a cigarette out
And everyone else came down to listen
He said, "In winter 1963
It felt like the world would freeze
With John F. Kennedy
And The Beatles."

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Expert Textpert
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14 November 2013 - 6.09pm

Davendra Banhart has a song titled "The Beatles."

John Moran has a song called "Subject: The Beatles" and another called "'Good Morning!' ...It's The Beatles!" on his album, The Manson Family: An Opera.

"This Beatles talk bores me to death." --John Lennon

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TwoAfter908
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27 November 2013 - 12.07pm

I don't know if this has been mentioned before but Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds was mentioned in Dream Theater's song Octavarium.

My favourite song is 'Stairway to Heaven' by Motley Crue on their 1876 album 'Yellow Submarine'.

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Ahhh Girl
sailing on a winedark open sea

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27 November 2013 - 2.27pm

In "Boys 'Round Here", Blake Shelton sings:

"Red red red red red red red red redneck

Well the boys 'round here don't listen to The Beatles
Run ole Bocephus through a jukebox needle"

For those of you who don't listen to American country music, Bocephus is Hank Williams, Jr.

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fabfouremily
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1 March 2014 - 11.08pm

*bump*

Pink Floyd's Let There Be More Light:

The outer hatch rolled slowly back
The service men were heard to sigh
For there revealed in glowing robes
Was Lucy in the sky

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....tr-0LgKreg

 

Moving along in our God given ways, safety is sat by the fire/Sanctuary from these feverish smiles, left with a mark on the door.

(Passover - I. Curtis)

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Mincer Ray
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1 March 2014 - 11.37pm

The Descendants "Catalina" mentions the Beatles and the Doors.

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Sky999
On The Hill
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2 March 2014 - 12.21am

"Summer Rain" 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

FLFIORE
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2 March 2014 - 2.29am

I have a few:

The Guess Who. The pink wine sparkles in the glass says: "McCartney and Lennon just payed all the bills and made Great Britain free".

Paul Simon. "The late great Johnny Ace" says: It was the year of the Beatels, it was the year of the Stones, the year after JFK..."

The Outsiders (a NY group) sang "The guy with the long Liverpool hair". Look for it in Youtube, it is a funny lyric.

The great Italian singer/composer Franco Battiato. "Cucurrucucu paloma" says "Lady Madonna, I can try With A Little Help From My Friends, Goodbye Ruby Tuesday, Come on baby let's twist again".

lmeyer
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2 March 2014 - 2.53am

All Those Years Ago

When We Was Fab

I Am The Walrus

God

Early 1970

We Love You Beatles......the Carefrees

I Love Rock n Roll Music....Peter, Paul, and Mary. "and when the Beatles tell you"

Life in a Northern Town......Dream Academy.   "with JFK and the Beatles"

Garden Party...Ricky Nelson.  "Yoko brought her Walrus, there was magic in the air" 

Judy in Disguise (with Glasses)...John Fred and His Playboy Band. 

 

 

 

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Von Bontee
A Hole In The Road
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3 March 2014 - 3.00am

King Crimson's "Happy Family", though slightly incomprehensible lyrically, is an allegorical song about the breakup of the Beatles ("Rufus, Silas, Jonah & Jude"!) Song is from 1970, so it's surely the first with that subject matter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCJRd-cUxp4

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!"
-- Paul McCartney

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Mr. Kite
910 Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields, Pepperland
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3 March 2014 - 11.21pm

This has to be mentioned upthread, but Randy Scouse Git by The Monkees:

"The four Kings of EMI are sitting stately on the floor,"

 

Made In America by Richie Sambora:

"Never cared much about politics,

'til I was twenty one,

But I woke up when Lennon,

Found the wrong end of a gun."

If I spoke prose you'd all find out, I don't know what I talk about.

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parlance
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4 March 2014 - 10.18am

I didn't see a thread for novelty songs (should I start one? Yes, I know that means "We Love You Beatles" would rear its hideous head), so I'll post here. Posted at Fab Four FAQ 2.0. Photo referenced below is at that link.

Wow, that was quick:

 

On this day in 1964, "Ringo, I Love You" was issued as a single.

(The artist seen here at right, alongside her producer at left and Darlene Love, center.)

Richard Buskin and I recently discussed this record on our podcast [somethingaboutthebeatles.com ]. This was Cher's debut as a lead vocalist, though it was not a "Cher" record per se. Phil Spector, producer of the single, felt that Cherilyn Sarkesian was too ethnic, so it went out under an All-American-sounding handle: Bonnie Jo Mason.

Though Beatle-related novelties were not hard to find at the time, this one drew few radio spins (apart from Buffalo, New York, for some reason), leading some to speculate that such an atypical female voice pledging devotion to the Beatles' drummer masked something unsavory going on, causing deejays to shun it.

Spector was credited as a co-writer, along with his protege, one Vini Poncia - who one day, would become Ringo's longest running songwriting collaborator.

 

Edit: This post was moved from another thread. Emily's post below refers to the one above.

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fabfouremily
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4 March 2014 - 11.29am

^^ I hate that line, not only is it too brutally frank, but there isn't even a right end on a gun.

Moving along in our God given ways, safety is sat by the fire/Sanctuary from these feverish smiles, left with a mark on the door.

(Passover - I. Curtis)

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IveJustSeenAFaceo
Arrived Somewhere (But Not Here)
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19 March 2014 - 11.10pm

I'm listening to The Clash's London Calling, and a line something like "no more fake Beatlemania" just came up.

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WETSRoosa
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20 March 2014 - 1.07am

IveJustSeenAFaceo said
I'm listening to The Clash's London Calling, and a line something like "no more fake Beatlemania" just came up.

"Phony Beatlemania has bitten the dust."

Ironically, the Clash were actually huge Beatles fans... 

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26 March 2014 - 1.56pm

I usually listen to WSM  (home of The Gand Old Opry) in the morning getting ready for work.  Anyway, I caught the last part of this song this morning.

Bigger Than The Beatles - by Joe Diffe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....XD-XH5QKew

 

Then found a parody of that song... (She's Got A Butt) Bigger Than The Beatles - by Cledus T. Judd

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....VT6ACvrKyo

 

 

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