History MythologyGag / Music

11th Mar '17 4:35:16 PM nombretomado
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* In Lupe Fiasco's character biographies for ''The Cool'', Michael Young History's birthdate is listed as the day Lupe's first album ''Food and Liquour'' was leaked. The Cool's is listed as six months later, a reference to the line in the song ''The Cool''. Yes, there's a song, a CD, and a character all named The Cool.
* In {{Music/Voltaire}}'s song ''Alchemy Mondays'', in the middle he stops to say "Hold everything they're playing my song!" and he sings part of one of his most famous songs, ''When You're Evil'', and then continues with the song.

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* In Lupe Fiasco's Music/LupeFiasco's character biographies for ''The Cool'', Michael Young History's birthdate is listed as the day Lupe's first album ''Food and Liquour'' was leaked. The Cool's is listed as six months later, a reference to the line in the song ''The Cool''. Yes, there's a song, a CD, and a character all named The Cool.
* In {{Music/Voltaire}}'s song ''Alchemy Mondays'', "Alchemy Mondays", in the middle he stops to say "Hold everything they're playing my song!" and he sings part of one of his most famous songs, ''When "When You're Evil'', Evil", and then continues with the song.



* One of Music/HannahMontana's earliest hits is called "Life's What You Make It". The chorus of a MileyCyrus song from 2009, "The Time Of Our Lives", has the line, "Life is only what you make it, now."

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* One of Music/HannahMontana's earliest hits is called "Life's What You Make It". The chorus of a MileyCyrus Music/MileyCyrus song from 2009, "The Time Of Our Lives", has the line, "Life is only what you make it, now."
4th Mar '17 8:14:58 PM pyramidjerry333
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* In "Wrote My Way Out" from ''Music/TheHamiltonMixtape'', the line "I know abuela's never going to win the lottery" references the plot of ''Theatre/InTheHeights'', Creator/LinManuelMiranda's production immediately prior to ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' that centered around a lottery winner from a Hispanic neighborhood. In the context of "Wrote My Way Out," it makes the point that Hispanics are never going to find prosperity by luck, so it's up to Lin-Manuel Miranda to help and represent them through his writing.

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* In "Wrote My Way Out" from ''Music/TheHamiltonMixtape'', the line "I know abuela's never going to win the lottery" references the plot of ''Theatre/InTheHeights'', Creator/LinManuelMiranda's production immediately prior to ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' that centered around a lottery winner from a Hispanic neighborhood. In the context of "Wrote My Way Out," it makes the point that Hispanics are never going to find prosperity by luck, so it's up to Lin-Manuel Miranda to help and represent them through his writing.writing.
* Music/{{Madonna}}'s song "Deeper and Deeper" contains the lines "You got to just let your body move to the music/You got to just let your body go with the flow," a reference to her previous hit "Vogue".
22nd Feb '17 10:49:20 AM DustSnitch
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* The cover of Austra's third album pictures a dark-colored horse, calling back to their first album's opening track, "Darken Her Horse".

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* The cover of Austra's third album pictures a dark-colored horse, calling back to their first album's opening track, "Darken Her Horse".Horse".
* In "Wrote My Way Out" from ''Music/TheHamiltonMixtape'', the line "I know abuela's never going to win the lottery" references the plot of ''Theatre/InTheHeights'', Creator/LinManuelMiranda's production immediately prior to ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' that centered around a lottery winner from a Hispanic neighborhood. In the context of "Wrote My Way Out," it makes the point that Hispanics are never going to find prosperity by luck, so it's up to Lin-Manuel Miranda to help and represent them through his writing.
24th Jan '17 7:37:11 PM wolftickets1969
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* 3 Doors Down released a live album called ''Another 700 Miles'', referencing a line from the song "I Feel You."

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* 3 Doors Down released a live album called ''Another 700 Miles'', referencing a line from the song "I Feel You.""
* The cover of Austra's third album pictures a dark-colored horse, calling back to their first album's opening track, "Darken Her Horse".
16th Dec '16 7:28:52 AM Schroeder1174
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** ''The Division Bell'' is filled to the brim with musical and lyrical allusions to past works. "Cluster One" sounds similar to "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" (it was written as a tribute to Syd Barrett), "Keep Talking" has a synth solo similar to "Run Like Hell" and a talk-box effect similar to "Pigs (Three Different Ones)", "What Do You Want from Me" has a groove similar to "Have A Cigar", and "High Hopes" is reminiscent of "Fat Old Sun" and "Grantchester Meadows". Allusions to "the wall" coming down on "A Great Day For Freedom" are by WordOfGod, ''not'' about TheWall, nor Roger's Berlin "Wall" concert, but it can be easily interpreted that way.

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** ''The Division Bell'' is filled to the brim with musical and lyrical allusions to past works. "Cluster One" sounds similar to "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" (it ("Cluster One" was written as a tribute to RogerWaters, as SOYCD was written as a tribute to Syd Barrett), "Keep Talking" has a synth solo similar to "Run Like Hell" and a talk-box effect similar to "Pigs (Three Different Ones)", "What Do You Want from Me" has a groove similar to "Have A Cigar", and "High Hopes" is reminiscent of "Fat Old Sun" and "Grantchester Meadows". Allusions to "the wall" coming down on "A Great Day For Freedom" are by WordOfGod, ''not'' about TheWall, nor Roger's Berlin "Wall" concert, but it can be easily interpreted that way.
24th Apr '16 6:37:00 AM aye_amber
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* In a particularly meta form of the trope, the Music/DresdenDolls song "Backstabber" has the line "And don't tell me not to reference my songs within my songs."

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* In a particularly meta form of the trope, the Music/DresdenDolls ''The Dresden Dolls'' song "Backstabber" has the line line: "And don't tell me not to reference my songs within my songs."
15th Jan '16 7:55:30 PM Stinkoman87
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* ASP's "Wechselbalg" from the 2011-album ''Fremd'' has the lines "Das Innerste geäußert und aufs Äußerste verinnerlicht. Ein Wechselbalg, die Welt getauscht und nun werden wir sehen." in it's chorus. They are originally from their song "So viel tiefer", which was only realeased on their 2008 Best of ''Horror vacui''.

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* ASP's "Wechselbalg" from the 2011-album ''Fremd'' has the lines "Das Innerste geäußert und aufs Äußerste verinnerlicht. Ein Wechselbalg, die Welt getauscht und nun werden wir sehen." in it's chorus. They are originally from their song "So viel tiefer", which was only realeased on their 2008 Best of ''Horror vacui''.vacui''.
* 3 Doors Down released a live album called ''Another 700 Miles'', referencing a line from the song "I Feel You."
8th May '15 8:45:22 PM nombretomado
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** Roger Waters has used an inflatable pig or two in TheWall tour and solo concerts post-''Animals''. For a few recent solo tours, he scrolled political/social messages (or anti-GeorgeWBush screeds) on the pigs.

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** Roger Waters has used an inflatable pig or two in TheWall tour and solo concerts post-''Animals''. For a few recent solo tours, he scrolled political/social messages (or anti-GeorgeWBush anti-UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush screeds) on the pigs.
7th Apr '15 9:59:36 PM PrincessTogezo
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* A few examples from TheyMightBeGiants:

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* A few examples from TheyMightBeGiants:Music/TheyMightBeGiants:



* Tommy and Gina, from BonJovi's "Living On A Prayer", are referenced fourteen years later in "It's My Life":

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* Tommy and Gina, from BonJovi's Music/BonJovi's "Living On A Prayer", are referenced fourteen years later in "It's My Life":



* {{Queen}}'s "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdlgPnpnKY4&feature=related Lily of the Valley]] references the made-up kingdom of Rhye and its Seven Seas, from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1j-6vRykFs the earlier album.]]

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* {{Queen}}'s Music/{{Queen}}'s "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdlgPnpnKY4&feature=related Lily of the Valley]] references the made-up kingdom of Rhye and its Seven Seas, from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1j-6vRykFs the earlier album.]]



* In MenWithoutHats' song "Pop Goes The World", the lines "And every time I wonder if the world is right,/End up in some disco dancing all night" are followed by about three bars of a distinctive melody from their earlier hit, "Safety Dance".
* Gary Cherone of Extreme (and formerly of Van Halen and Tribes of Judah) has been known to reference lyrics from bands he's been influenced by. When Extreme reunited in 2008 with their album "Saudades de Rock" the song "Sunrise" featured the lyrics "She don't need to beg or borrow", a reference to "Runnin' With The Devil", by the David Lee Roth era Van Halen.

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* In MenWithoutHats' Music/MenWithoutHats' song "Pop Goes The World", the lines "And every time I wonder if the world is right,/End up in some disco dancing all night" are followed by about three bars of a distinctive melody from their earlier hit, "Safety Dance".
* Gary Cherone of Extreme Music/{{Extreme}} (and formerly of Van Halen and Tribes of Judah) has been known to reference lyrics from bands he's been influenced by. When Extreme reunited in 2008 with their album "Saudades de Rock" the song "Sunrise" featured the lyrics "She don't need to beg or borrow", a reference to "Runnin' With The Devil", by the David Lee Roth era Van Halen.



* The break at the end of the guitar solo in "Rest In Peace" features a musical quote from [[JimiHendrix Jimi Hendrix's]] "Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)".
* Eminem does this multiple times, particularly when he name checks Dr Dre. "My Name Is..." sets up the joke:

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* The break at the end of the guitar solo in "Rest In Peace" features a musical quote from [[JimiHendrix Jimi Hendrix's]] Music/JimiHendrix's "Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)".
* Eminem Music/{{Eminem}} does this multiple times, particularly when he name checks Dr Dre. "My Name Is..." sets up the joke:



* [[JethroTull Ian Anderson]] references life as being a "passion play" in various songs. ''A Passion Play'' was one of Tull's most successful albums.

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* [[JethroTull [[Music/JethroTull Ian Anderson]] references life as being a "passion play" in various songs. ''A Passion Play'' was one of Tull's most successful albums.



* {{Pink Floyd}}'s ''TheWall'' has a few of these. One of the most obvious is "Young Lust's" borrowing from "The Nile Song," an earlier tune, but there are others, including a sound effect in "Is There Anybody Out There?" mirroring one from "Echoes."

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* {{Pink Floyd}}'s Music/PinkFloyd's ''TheWall'' has a few of these. One of the most obvious is "Young Lust's" Lust"'s borrowing from "The Nile Song," an earlier tune, but there are others, including a sound effect in "Is There Anybody Out There?" mirroring one from "Echoes."



* One of HannahMontana's earliest hits is called "Life's What You Make It". The chorus of a MileyCyrus song from 2009, "The Time Of Our Lives", has the line, "Life is only what you make it, now."
** The verses of "See You Again" have "I knew you were something special", while the chorus "He Could Be The One" by HannahMontana has "he's got something special". "Another line of "See You Again" has "I have a heart that will never be tamed". A song and album called ''Can't Be Tamed'' came out two years later.

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* One of HannahMontana's Music/HannahMontana's earliest hits is called "Life's What You Make It". The chorus of a MileyCyrus song from 2009, "The Time Of Our Lives", has the line, "Life is only what you make it, now."
** The verses of "See You Again" have "I knew you were something special", while the chorus of "He Could Be The One" by HannahMontana Hannah Montana has "he's got something special". "Another Another line of "See You Again" has "I have a heart that will never be tamed". A song and album called ''Can't Be Tamed'' came out two years later.



** Tony Banks plays an electric grand piano part with the same over-the-hand technique he developed on a few of the track on TheLambLiesDownOnBroadway for "No Reply At All".
** The lyrics to the "Willow Farm" section of SuppersReady refers to the "fox on the rocks" (the album the song was on was called ''Foxtrot''.) and "''the musical box''". "The Musical Box" was a track from ''Nursery Cryme''.
*** The end section of of SuppersReady has the line, "There's an angel standing in the sun". PhilCollins sang the line, "There's an angel standing in the sun, free to get back home" in the end of "Los Endos" as a tribute to PeterGabriel in their ''A Trick Of The Tail'' album.

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** Tony Banks plays an electric grand piano part with the same over-the-hand technique he developed on a few of the track tracks on TheLambLiesDownOnBroadway Music/TheLambLiesDownOnBroadway for "No Reply At All".
** The lyrics to the "Willow Farm" section of SuppersReady Music/SuppersReady refers to the "fox on the rocks" (the album the song was on was called ''Foxtrot''.) ''Foxtrot'', the cover of which features a fox standing on some rocks) and "''the musical box''". "The Musical Box" was a track from ''Nursery Cryme''.
*** The end section of of SuppersReady Music/SuppersReady has the line, "There's an angel standing in the sun". PhilCollins Music/PhilCollins sang the line, "There's an angel standing in the sun, free to get back home" in the end of "Los Endos" as a tribute to PeterGabriel Music/PeterGabriel in their ''A Trick Of The Tail'' album.



* EmilieAutumn's song Swallow has the line "I'm not a fairy, but I need/more than this life, so I became..." referencing her Enchant era where she performed in fairy wings.
* In a particularly meta form of the trope, the DresdenDolls song "Backstabber" has the line "And don't tell me not to reference my songs within my songs."
* Knife Party's "Centipede" opens with "Giant tropical Centipedes share their territories with Tarantulas." A nod to Tarantula by {{Pendulum}}.

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* EmilieAutumn's Music/EmilieAutumn's song Swallow has the line "I'm not a fairy, but I need/more than this life, so I became..." referencing her Enchant era where she performed in fairy wings.
* In a particularly meta form of the trope, the DresdenDolls Music/DresdenDolls song "Backstabber" has the line "And don't tell me not to reference my songs within my songs."
* Knife Party's "Centipede" opens with "Giant tropical Centipedes share their territories with Tarantulas." A nod to Tarantula by {{Pendulum}}.Music/{{Pendulum}}.



* PearlJam's GreatestHitsAlbum ''rearviewmirror'' opens with the first song on their debut album, "Once", and ends with the song they usually close shows with, "Yellow Ledbetter".

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* PearlJam's Music/PearlJam's GreatestHitsAlbum ''rearviewmirror'' opens with the first song on their debut album, "Once", and ends with the song they usually close shows with, "Yellow Ledbetter".



* Lady Gaga's Gypsy has the line "I don't speak German, but I try" , referencing the start Of Scheibe "I don't speak German, but I can if you like.

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* Lady Gaga's Music/LadyGaga's Gypsy has the line "I don't speak German, but I try" , try", referencing the start Of Scheibe Scheibe: "I don't speak German, but I can if you like."
9th Feb '15 7:33:29 AM EbrithilBowser
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* Lady Gaga's Gypsy has the line "I don't speak German, but I try" , referencing the start Of Scheibe "I don't speak German, but I can if you like.

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* Lady Gaga's Gypsy has the line "I don't speak German, but I try" , referencing the start Of Scheibe "I don't speak German, but I can if you like.like.
* ASP's "Wechselbalg" from the 2011-album ''Fremd'' has the lines "Das Innerste geäußert und aufs Äußerste verinnerlicht. Ein Wechselbalg, die Welt getauscht und nun werden wir sehen." in it's chorus. They are originally from their song "So viel tiefer", which was only realeased on their 2008 Best of ''Horror vacui''.
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