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10:00 PM on 08/15/13 
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What are your favorite songs that directly reference other songs, bands or lyrics? A few I can think of:

Amber Pacific - "Poetically Pathetic"
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-Something Corporate - "Konstantine" ("Reference to a song you love, spell 'confusion' with a 'K'")

The Early November - "Baby Blue"
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-The Get Up Kids - "No Love" ("I don't want you to love me anymore")

The Hold Steady - "Girls Like Status"
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-The Mountain Goats - "This Year" ("It was song number 3 on John's last CD / 'Gonna make it through this year if it kills me'")
-Dillinger Four - "Portrait of the Artist as a Fucking Asshole" ("And song number four on that first D4, you want the scars but you don't want the war")

The Hold Steady - "Constructive Summer"
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-Iggy Pop - "Lust for Life" ("Me and my friends are like / The drums on "Lust for Life" / We pound it out on floor toms")
-Joe Strummer ("Here's a toast to Saint Joe Strummer / He might have been our only decent teacher")
-Dillinger Four - "Doublewhiskeycokenoice" ("Me and my friends are like / "Doublewhiskeycokenoice" / We sing along in double-time")

The Hold Steady - "We Can Get Together"
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-Ass Pony's - "It Isn't Happening" ("She played 'Heaven Isn't Happening'")
-Pavement - "Heaven is a Truck" ("She played 'Heaven is a Truck'")
-Heavenly - "Our Love is Heavenly" ("She said Heavenly was cool / I think they were from Oxford / I only had one single / it was a song about a pure and simple love") and ("He wasn't just the drummer / He was the singer's younger brother / I still spin that single / but it don't sound that simple anymore")
-Hüsker Dü - "Girl Who Lives on Heaven Hill," "Do You Remember?", "Makes No Sense At All" ("There's a Girl On Heaven Hill / I come up to her cabin still / She said Husker Du got huge, but they started in St. Paul / Do you remember "Makes No Sense At All?")
-Psychedelic Furs - "Heaven" ("And Heaven is the whole of the heart")
-Meat Loaf - "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" ("And paradise is by the dashboard light")
-Utopia - "Love is the Answer" ("And Utopia's a band / They sang 'Love is the Answer' / And I think they're probably right")

Houston Calls - "Sunrise Goodbyes"]
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-Love Spit Love - "Am I Wrong" ("I think it's funny when you mouth the words / To 'Am I Wrong,' a song I've only heard")

Houston Calls - "Bob and Bonnie"
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-The Beatles - "Blackbird" ("She said 'hey boy, can you play me a song?' / So he put in a quarter and went right along / She said 'how did you know "Blackbird" was just what I wanted?'")

Jimmy Eat World - "A Praise Chorus"
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-Tommy James and the Shondells - "Crimson and Clover" ("Crimson and Clover over and over")
-Madness - "Our House" ("Our house in the middle of the street")
-The Promise Ring ("So come on Davey, sing me something that I know")
-The Promise Ring - "Why Did We Ever Meet?" ("Why did we ever meet")
-The Promise Ring - "All of My Everything" ("Why did we ever part?")
-Bad Company - "Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy" ("Starred in my rock 'n' roll fantasy")
-They Might Be Giants - "Don't Let's Start" ("Don't don't don't let's start")
-Mötley Crüe - "Kickstart My Heart" ("Kickstart my rock 'n' roll heart")

Motion City Soundtrack - "Let's Get Fucked Up and Die"
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-The Promise Ring - "Forget Me" ("Thank you for being my 'Forget-me-nots, marigolds, and other things that don't get old")

Regina Spektor - "On the Radio"]
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-Guns n' Roses - "November Rain" ("On the radio / we heard November Rain / That solo's really long / But it's a pretty song / We listened to it twice / 'Cause the DJ was asleep")

Something Corporate - "I Want to Save You"
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-New Found Glory ("Sinners, sex, and New Found Glory playing as she's putting up her hair")

Something Corporate - "Konstantine"]
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-Jimmy Eat World - "For Me This Is Heaven" ("It's to Jimmy Eat World and those nights in my car / When the first star you see might not be a star")

The Wonder Years - "Woke Up Older"
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-The Mountain Goats - "Woke Up New" ("When John introduced 'Woke Up New' / In St. Augustine I knew I wasn't alone / And when I woke up new without you / There was nothing to do but pack up and go home")
11:31 PM on 08/15/13 
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immediately thought of

New Found Glory - "Hit Or Miss"
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-Michael Jackson - "Thriller" ("Remember the time we wrote our names upon the wall? / Remember the time we realized "Thriller" was our favorite song?")
11:45 PM on 08/15/13 
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My first thought was The Wonder Year's "Living Room Song" - "I'm going to bed tonight / In my New Found glory hoodie"
11:53 PM on 08/15/13 
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Taking Back Sunday - There's No I in Team

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Reference: Brand New - "Seventy Times 7" (Is this what you call tact? I swear you're as subtle as a brick in the small of my back so let's end this call, and end this conversation)

Emmure - 10 Signs You Should Leave

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Reference: Bayside (And it's sad to say that I, I still cry to the Bayside CD everyday. Don't you know that those songs are about you? Check tracks 8 and 9 then call me back)

Gym Class Heroes - Taxi Driver

I'll bold all the bands mentioned:

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I took cutie for a ride in my deathcab
She tipped me with a kiss I dropped her off at the meth lab
Before she left she made a dashboard confessional
And spilled her guts in cursive but whats worse is
I could still see her bright eyes like sunny day real estate
Oh my and in a funny way the ceiling tastes
So high but no chance
My little chemical romance left a bad taste in my mouth
But I approached her like hey mercedes why the long face
Why you cryin? theres no need
Just put on this coheed and fallout
Boy meets girl jimmy eat world
But Schlep eats pills till hes all out
Not once not twice she was thrice times a lady
Mackin on brand new, but I had to
Bounce over to the postal service to
Pick up these pills that take care of my nervousness
And all the way I saw planes and mistook 'em for stars
She played games but she took em too far
At the drive in
Watching soft porn and you can tell
By the trail of the dead, that there was somethin in the popcorn
I hop in my cab destination midtown
Just to get up with some kids that like to get down
I'd made my rounds and that was that
In between the frowns and scraps and heart attacks
And I remember I seen her ass in early november
On a Thursday taking back Sunday for a refund
She shot a wink like no hard feelings
Then she jetted to brazil man them pills had me spun

This is the story of the year right here
This is hot water music
Put ya ramen into it
What up Elliott, haven't seen you in a minute?
09:28 AM on 08/16/13 
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Small but,

Fall Out Boy - XO
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Referencing to Tell That Mick He Just Made My List Of Things To Do Today "I hope you chocked and crashed your car"
10:00 AM on 08/16/13 
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Blink 182 - "Josie"
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- Unwritten Law and Dance Hall Crashers ("Yeah my girlfriend, likes UL and DHC")
11:04 AM on 08/16/13 
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Yellowcard- With You Around

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"All I can think about is you and me driving with a Saves the Day record on."
11:34 AM on 08/16/13 
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Remembered a few more:

The Get Up Kids - "I'll Catch You"
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-Jawbreaker - "Jinx Removing" ("I can see everything / Remembering 'Jinx Removing'")

The Hold Steady - "Barely Breathing"
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References:
-Youth of Today/Shelter ("The summer of '88 was all heat and intensity / Saw the Youth of Today / At the Seventh St. Entry") and ("Same club next summer / And now they're called Shelter / And then after the show / I spoke with the singer / And he tried to hand me a pamphlet about Hare Krishna")


The Hold Steady - "Hot Soft Light"
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-Judas Priest - "Screaming for Vengeance" ("it came on hot and soft and then it tightened up its tentacles / the band played 'Screaming for Vengeance' / and we agreed, 'this world is mostly manacled'")

The Hold Steady - "Joke About Jamaica"
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-Led Zeppelin: "Dyermaker" ("They used to think it was so cute when she said 'Dyer Maker' / All the boys knew it was a joke about Jamaica / She'd always find a ride back home from the bar")

The Hold Steady - "Rock Problems"
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-Cheap Trick - "In Color" and "Southern Girls" ("Didn't want to go out but I felt really light / When someone put on Heaven Tonight / Had a moment in the middle of "In Color" / And in Black And White / Sing along to the "Southern Girls" / Rip me out of my little world")
-The Jim Carrol Band - "People Who Died" ("Back home we were listening to Catholic Boy / And I got hung up on the People Who Died / I didn't even want to go out cause I was way too fried.")

The Hold Steady - "Stay Positive"
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-Youth of Today and 7 Seconds ("When it was back in the day / Back when things were way different / When the Youth of Today / And the early 7 Seconds / Taught me some of life's most valuable lessons")
10:12 PM on 08/16/13 
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This whole song!

07:52 AM on 08/17/13 
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Jimmy Eat World-"Kill"
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Heatmiser-"Half Right" ("Like your favorite Heatmeiser song goes
It's just like being alone")

...and then they just went ahead and covered the whole song. And it was good.
08:19 AM on 08/17/13 
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AND A JAY Z SONG WAS ON AND A JAY Z SONG WAS ON

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03:01 PM on 08/17/13 
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There are babies with guns beheading their friends
In shopping malls around the world
Yet somehow the Kings of Leon still find time
To write songs about girls - Say Anything, Mara & Me
04:53 PM on 08/17/13 
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QUESTION: In "My Life as Rob Gordon" by The Wonder Years, what is The Movielife song referenced in the first line?

"Kelly says that at the end of relationship, the boy starts quoting lyrics from that Movielife song."
07:01 PM on 08/17/13 
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QUESTION: In "My Life as Rob Gordon" by The Wonder Years, what is The Movielife song referenced in the first line?

"Kelly says that at the end of relationship, the boy starts quoting lyrics from that Movielife song."

"Kelly Song"
07:08 PM on 08/17/13 
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QUESTION: In "My Life as Rob Gordon" by The Wonder Years, what is The Movielife song referenced in the first line?

"Kelly says that at the end of relationship, the boy starts quoting lyrics from that Movielife song."

this one.



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