Post by OldSchoolAT40Fan on Jan 23, 2013 19:04:39 GMT -5
"Tik Tok" by Ke$ha referenced "Mick Jagger" in the lyrics.
"Californication" by Red Hot Chili Peppers (not sure if it made it to the second run of AT40 in 1999?) referenced Kurt Cobain - though only mentioning the last name.
"1985" by Bowling for Soup referenced Nirvana and Bruce Springsteen, if I recall.
Train's 2009 song "Hey Soul Sister" references Madonna.
In Paul McCartney's "Let 'Em In" from 1976, Paul referenced the first names of the Everly Brothers , Phil and Don, Keith Moon as "Uncle Ernie" and his famous former bandmate. "Brother John".
"The One That Got Away" by Katy Perry - the song that may have broken Michael Jackson's past record of 5 #1 songs from Bad - mentioned Johnny Cash in the lyrics.
"Summertime" by DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince referenced the band "Madness" in the lyrics. And a group called Muse has a current hit called "Madness", if I recall - not sure if it's on AT40 now or has been.
"Hey Nineteen" not only mentioned "Aretha Franklin" but also the band "Queen" (though indirectly).
There were lots of other AT40 hits that referenced "Queen" as well, though indirectly.
Prince's "Raspberry Beret" did make a subtle reference to "Lightning Seeds", though without the "D".
Also, "Kiss" by Prince references the band KISS. As well as Faith Hill's "This Kiss", Exile's "Kiss You All Over", Lita Ford's "Kiss Me Deadly", Hall & Oates' "Kiss On My List", and so many others.
"1985" also mentions U2 and Blondie, both of whom scored a few hits during AT40's run. "Don't Call Us, We'll Call You" by Sugarloaf contains references to "John, Paul and George" (What? No Ringo??) "Sir Duke" by Stevie Wonder has a reference to Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong. (Although he would not officially score an AT40 hit until 1988, his "Hello Dolly" was played as an extra on the first AT40 show in July 1970). "Hey Soul Sister" also contains a nod to Mr. Mister of "Broken Wings" and "Kyrie" fame.