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Old Jul 13, 2009, 08:12 PM   #1
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Question Other bands' songs that mention The Beatles by name

Wasn't sure if this belonged on the "Not Only A Northern Song" forum, but what the hey...

Name songs by other bands where the word/s "The Beatles" - or other derivatives of the band's name - are mentioned. Give the name of the song, the band's name, and the line where it appears.

I can think of a few right off the bat... but posting them all would not be conducive to the spirit of collaboration. So, here's my first entry:

"Life In a Northern Town" by The Dream Academy

He said "In winter 1963 it felt like the world would freeze. With John F. Kennedy and The Beatles."

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Old Jul 13, 2009, 08:33 PM   #2
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Great thread idea! I always wanted to know all the songs out there that mention them.

"All the Young Dudes" David Bowie

"...We can love. Oh yes, we can love. Brothers back at home with his beatles and his stones. We never got if off on that revolution stuff. It was such a drag..."
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Old Jul 13, 2009, 08:51 PM   #3
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Great thread idea! I always wanted to know all the songs out there that mention them.

"All the Young Dudes" David Bowie

"...We can love. Oh yes, we can love. Brothers back at home with his beatles and his stones. We never got if off on that revolution stuff. It was such a drag..."
Good one! (although I always think of that song as more of a Mott The Hoople track)
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Old Jul 13, 2009, 08:55 PM   #4
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Simon and Garfunkel: "A Simple Desultory Philippic (Or How I Was Robert McNamara'd Into Submission" - "I've been Rolling Stone'd and Beatle'd till I'm blind"

Billy Joel: "We Didn't Start the Fire" - "Lawrence of Arabia, British Beatlemania"

Liz Phair: "Dogs of L.A." - "With my Beatle boots and my super-8"

"Weird Al" Yankovic: "One of Those Days" - "Left all my Beatles records out in the sun"
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ringo_rama has opened the flood gates!

"All I Want Is Everything" by Jellyfish: "I think I'd like to play guitar and be a Beatle, that'd be so swell..."

"London Calling" by The Clash: "... phony Beatlemania has bitten the dust!"

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Good one! (although I always think of that song as more of a Mott The Hoople track)
My bad, true!

Ball of confusion - The Temptations

"...unemployment rising fast, the Beatles new record's a gas..."
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Old Jul 13, 2009, 09:24 PM   #7
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My bad, true!

Ball of confusion - The Temptations

"...unemployment rising fast, the Beatles new record's a gas..."
That song rules!
And heres another Bowie one

Afraid:

"I believe we're not alone
I believe in Beatles
I believe my little soul has grown
And I'm still so afraid"
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Old Jul 13, 2009, 11:08 PM   #10
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Not a song, but Jet the australian band (quite good imo) got their name from the Paul McCartney song.

Johnny Rivers - Summer Rain
All summer long we were dancing in the sand,
Everybody just kept on playing,
"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."
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Thought of a good one last night after I shut down my computer...

"Born In The 50's" by The Police: "They screamed when the Beatles sang. And they laughed when the King fell down the stairs
Oh they should've known better"

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I'm surprised no one has mentioned this one:

"Shooting Star" - Bad Company

Johnny was a school boy when he heard his first Beatles song.
"Love Me Do" I think it was. From there it didnt take him long.
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned this one:

"Shooting Star" - Bad Company

Johnny was a school boy when he heard his first Beatles song.
"Love Me Do" I think it was. From there it didnt take him long.
Excellent, bearkat! How could I have forgotten that one?
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World Party: "Sweet Soul Dream"

"... got rare '61 Beatles
I got a film of my dreams..."
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Don McLean: "Miss American Pie"

"...now the half-time air was sweet perfume
while sergeants played a marching tune..."
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Shania Twain's "When":

"John's back with The Beatles & they're going out on tour"

There is another song that mentions Paul and the Frog Song but for the life of me I can't think of that name of it right now - it is a recent one!!

What about "No Time" by The Monkees:

"Rock on George for Ringo one time"
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Yeah, but that was more of an "in-direct" mention - yes?
Yes, but so out in the open I thought it should count as a mention.
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This one's from the musical, Hair. The song's called Frank Mills:

"He resembles George Harrison of The Beatles, but wears his hair tied in a small bow at the back..."

And

Don't Call Us, We'll Call You by Sugarloaf:

"You ain't bad but we've heard it all before
Yeah it sounds like John, Paul and George"
(Then it plays the riff from Eight Days a Week)
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned this one:

"Shooting Star" - Bad Company

Johnny was a school boy when he heard his first Beatles song.
"Love Me Do" I think it was. From there it didnt take him long.
I heard a live version of this recently where they sang "Here Comes The Sun I think it was .."
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