A Singer Namedrop is when an artist or a band interweaves their name into the lyrics of one of their songs. Dropping one's name is a way to make listeners remember who sang the song. This can take a form of either simply saying the name (regardless of context), indicating that the song is about him or her, or introducing him or herself, usually in the hook.

Singer namedrops are a common element of rap songs, with some rappers using their name as a way of saying "I'm goin' in!" With some rappers, like 2 Chainz, their name is practically a {{catchphrase}}.

Compare CreatorCameo and TitleDrop. Virtually present in a BoastfulRap. Sometimes evokes ThirdPersonPerson.

!!Examples:

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* Almost every rap song ever.
* Music/GreenDay had a song called "Green Day" on their debut album.
** This was when their name was "Sweet Children". They got the name "Green Day" from the song. "Sweet Children" was ''also'' the name of one of their early songs, but it's uncertain whether that song was written before or after their name change.
* For one that was the name's band to begin with, "Music/IronMaiden", which the band uses to finish the regular set.
* "Welllll we were just another band out of {{Music/Boston}}" - from "Rock N' Roll Band"
* Music/LadyGaga uses the word "gaga" often in her songs, like "Just Dance", "Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)", "Bad Romance", "Monster", and "Judas". An example from "Bad Romance":
-->Rah-rah-ah-ah-ah-ah!/Roma-roma-mamaa!
-->'Ga-ga''-ooh-la-la!
-->Want your bad romance.
** In the song "Government Hooker:
-->''Gaga'', ga oh-ah
-->Gaga, ga oh-oh-oh
-->Io ritorne, io ritorne.
-->Io ritorne, io ritorne.
*** There are many, ''many'' Vocaloid covers of Lady Gaga songs. Naturally, any SingerNamedrop instances tend to change from 'Gaga' to the name of the Vocaloid (e.g.: 'Luka')
* In Music/{{Rihanna}}'s "Umbrella" featuring Music/JayZ:
-->''Jay'', Rain Man is back with little Ms. Sunshine
-->''Rihanna'' where you at?
** Music/NickiMinaj uses the nickname "[=RiRi=]" in her feature verse in "Raining Men". This might be a ProductionThrowback to the fact Nicki made a demo intended for Rihanna called "Saxon", with the line "it's [=RiRi=].
* {{Roxette}} does this in "Dance Away" and "Joyride".
* The mention of "Denny Mclaren" in DonMclean's cover version of "The Mountains of Mourne" is this, with a bit of stretching to fit the song's metre; in the original lyrics, it's "Peter O'Loughlin".
* Music/{{Metallica}} and Megadeth each have one. Metallica's in 'Whiplash'
-->We'll never stop
-->We'll never quit
-->Cos we're Metallica
** Megadeth's is in 'Rattlehead': "Thrashing to Megadeth".
* The Low Millions take this up a notch with their song "Low Millions".
* Freddie Mercury does it in {{Queen}} song "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" ("Ready, Freddie") and in his solo song "Mr. Bad Guy". All four Queen members are mentioned in "Invisible Man".
* Chaka Khan's hit "I Feel for You" included a backup rapper who repeated her name dozens of times.
* Jet - "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" inserted the band's name as a word in a sentence, emphasizing it while singing:
-->Big black boots
-->long brown hair
-->She's so sweet with her
-->''Jet'' black stare!
** Except the line is actually "get-back stare".
* Music/CountingCrows do this in ''A Murder of One'':
--> Well, I dreamt I saw you walking
-->Up a hillside in the snow
-->Casting shadows on the winter sky
-->As you stood there, ''counting crows''.
* In "Piano Man" by BillyJoel:
-->He says, "Bill, I believe this is killing me."\\
As his smile ran away from his face...
* In "The Girl is Mine" duet with MichaelJackson and PaulMcCartney, spoken lines include:
-->'''Paul''': "Michael, we're not going to fight about this" \\
'''Michael''': "Paul, I think I told you. I'm a lover not a fighter."
* A few Music/TheyMightBeGiants examples: "Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love" (whose title is a reference to the Mahavishnu Orchestra's "Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love", so the "John" mentioned could also be the group's founder, John [=McLaughlin=]), "Welcome To The Jungle" (NamesTheSame as the Music/GunsNRoses song, but completely different otherwise), and "They Got Lost" all namedrop members of the band. The band in its entirety is name dropped in "They Got Lost" and, naturally, "They Might Be Giants."
** From "When Will You Die":
-->This is Dan, and that's Dan
-->And there's Marty on the drums
-->To complete the band
-->And I'm John, and he is also John
-->And all of us are wondering
-->When you're gonna die
** "Mr. Xcitement" starts with John Flansburgh listing the band name and guest appearances on the song to [[LaughTrack some canned applause]]: "Let it be known... They Might Be Giants. Doughty. The Elegant Two. Mr. Xcitement". In turn, Mike Doughty mentions "Flansy" (a FanNickname for Flansburgh) in one of the verses of the same song.
** When they released "Can't Keep Johnny Down" Linnell and Flansburgh made a point in interviews of distancing themselves from the song's {{Jerkass}} UnreliableNarrator.
* Music/JessieJ drops her name in the hook of "Do It Like A Dude", in the second verse of "Nobody's Perfect", and uses her first name in "Who's Laughing's Now".
* Music/BritneySpears :The opening of "Gimme More" features: "It's Britney, [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch bitch]]!"
* The rapper's repeated "Shakira, Shakira" in Music/{{Shakira}}'s "Music/HipsDontLie". In fact, it's rare to find a song with Wyclef Jean in which he ''doesn't'' namedrop everyone involved.
* In "Hey Paula" by Paul and Paula, the singers address each other by name.
* Wang Chung, "Everybody Have Fun Tonight" ("Everybody Wang Chung tonight!")
* Music/{{Pink}} does this, in "Cuz I Can"
-->P.I.N.K. P.I.M.P.
-->I'm back again
-->I know y'all missed me
* Music/LizPhair, "Rock Me":
-->Your record collection don't exist
-->You don't even know who Liz Phair is.
* MTRKRFT's "Bounce" uses the group's name twice in the beginning.
* At the top of Ma Rainey's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fizLgmUHmw "Black Bottom,"]] an announcer-type says, "You've heard the rest, now I'm gonna show you the best. Ma Rainey's gonna show you her Black Bottom." Also, during the song itself Ma references herself by name a time or two.
* Music/JimiHendrix, "Fire"
-->Move over Rover\\
And let Jimi take over
* Tony Sheridan with backup by Music/TheBeatles in his cover version of "Sweet Georgia Brown."
-->In Liverpool, she even dared\\
To criticise the Beatles' hair\\
With their whole fan club standing there
* By TheBeatles themselves, there's the MindScrew SongOfSongTitles "Glass Onion":
-->Here's one for you all\\
TheWalrusWasPaul
* Music/CoheedAndCambria's "Elf Tower New Mexico" has the line "See, there's Coheed, and then Cambria...", and their old name "Shabutie" is said in the beginning of "Devil in Jersey City".
* Music/DoctorSteel drops his name into his songs "Dr. Steel" and "The Dr. Steel Show".
* In Band Aid's "Do they Know It's Christmas?" [[ThePolice Sti]]ng gets a line about "the bitter sting of tears."
* Wolfgang Gartners Get 'em ft Eve contains both "Wolfgang" and "E-v-e" (spelt out).
* One of Music/FallOutBoy's songs is called "I Slept With Someone In Fall Out Boy And [[AndAllIGotWasThisLousyTShirt All I Got Was This Stupid Song Written About Me]]". The title is never actually sung though.
** Bassist Pete Wentz is also name-dropped in "Saturday", and "Ratatat", which features CourtneyLove, begins with the lyric "It's Courtney, [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch bitch!]]"
* ''Kant Kino'' 's song "We Are Kant Kino".
* My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult: Sung in "And This Is What The Devil Does" (a.k.a. "The Devil Does Drugs"). [[LongTitle Yes, the entire name.]]
* "Rapper's Delight" by the Sugarhill Gang. Almost every verse ends with the rapper calling upon the next one by name to do his verse.
* The [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball Chicago Bears]] "Superbowl Shuffle:"
-->We are the Bears Shufflin' Crew\\
Shufflin' on down, doin' it for you
** And each verse's first line is "My name is X" or "They call me Y" or similar as the individual players do their part.
* Music/{{ACDC}} employs a stealthier take on the trope: The chord sequence in "High Voltage" is A, C, D, C.
* Music/SteelyDan's "Show Biz Kids" includes the line "They got the Steely Dan t-shirts".
* Music/DavidAllanCoe's "You Never Even Called My By My Name:"
-->I've heard my name a few times in your phone book\\
And I've seen it on signs where I play\\
But the only time I know I'll hear "David Allan Coe"\\
Is when Jesus has his final Judgment Day
* Danni Leigh's "Somebody Oughta Do Something About That Girl"'s final verse ends with,
-->I hope no one ever pointed and said,\\
'Danni Leigh's the one wrecking his world,'\\
Sayin', 'Somebody oughta do something about that girl.'
* MIDI Mafia decided to do a ''Producer'' Name Drop when they produced a Music/JustinBieber song, leading many to wonder why one of his songs started with a creepy voice whispering ''mafia...''
** Producer Namedrops are common in urban music. The above MIDI Mafia example occurs in Fantasia's "When I See U", and producer Zombie shouts "ZOMBIE ON THE TRACK!" on Music/{{Drake}}'s "Started From the Bottom".
* In a somewhat similar vein, Ark Music Factory does a Studio Name Drop at the beginning of "Friday" by Music/RebeccaBlack.
* Almost any song produced by J.R. Rotem and/or his label Beluga Heights Records do this. His productions begin with a voice going "J-J-J-J-JR".
** On the verge of J.R. Rotem, Sean Kingston's "Beautiful Girls" opens with "J.R.!!!! SEAN KINGSTON!!!!"
* The Cataracs also do this. And sometimes they do this ''in the middle of the song'' instead of at the beginning.
* Folk singer Music/EricBogle introduces himself in song at the start of his concerts. One version goes:
-->My name is Eric, some folk call me Eck,
-->[[BerserkButton Call me Ricky and I'll break your neck]],
-->If you're feeling formal, Mr Bogle will do,
-->But to my friends it's Eric, and I hope that means you.
* In GOOD Music (Music/KanyeWest's crew and record label)'s "The Morning", featured artist Raekwon does a particularly clever one where he namechecks 4 of the crew's members (all of whom rap on the song); Kanye West, 2 Chainz, Common and Pusha T, by saying:
-->''I say ‘Ye with 2 Chainz on, we Common, let’s Push''
* Escape Club's Wild Wild West has a line in which they say their name.
* Music/BeastieBoys, "Fight For Your Right":
-->Your mom busted in and said, "What's that noise?"\\
Aw, mom you're just jealous, it's the Beastie Boys
** And the members will drop either their stage names or real names in songs fairly often - for instance in "No Sleep Til Brooklyn", Adam Yauch has the line "They call me Adam Yauch, but I'm MCA".
*** A bit of a punny self-reference, also made by Adam Yauch, appears in "3 Minute Rule": "'Cause you know why / A-U-C-H".
* Naughty By Nature, "Hip Hop Hooray":
-->I did your partner cause she's hot as a baker\\
Cause I'm Naughty By Nature, not cause I hate cha
* BobDylan's "Gotta Serve Somebody": "You may call me Bobby, you may call me Zimmy"
* Big & Rich:
** "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)" features the line "havin' ourselves a big and rich time."
** "Filthy Rich" changes from a normal TitleDrop to "everybody's trying to get big and rich..." for the final lines. Also notable for containing the line "Me and my friends were talking that, old Freddie, Bill, and Sonny" (Big & Rich wrote the song with Bill [=McDavid=], Freddy Powers, and Sonny Throckmorton).
** "Rollin' (The Ballad of Big & Rich)" has an interlude by Cowboy Troy that ends by declaring that he's "rolling with the brothers Big & Rich!" Also, this:
--->I'm a crazy son of a [[[SoundEffectBleep bad word]]]\\
But I know I'm going to make it big and rich...
* To quote the Music/NewEdition song "Cool It Now":
-->''Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky and Mike''\\
''If I love the girl, who cares who you like?''
* "I am Music/NickiMinaj, I mack them dudes up..."
** Nicki has a little fun with Roman. She refers to herself as Roman in Music/{{Madonna}}'s "Gimme All Your Luvin'" and "Pound the Alarm", and talks to Roman as Martha in both "Roman's Revenge" and "Roman Holiday".
** She mentions her real name in "Starships":
** Nicki takes from political ads in "I Endorse These Strippers", proclaiming, "I'm Nicki Minaj, and I endorse these strippers!"
-->My name is Onika / you can call me Nicki\\

* Music/{{Drake}} does this pretty often, but he usually calls himself "Drizzy". One example is in "Successful" with the line 'Drizzy, oh yeah [[Music/TreySongz Trey]] I fucking feel you"
* Sort of done in Music/JuliaNunes' "Fair Weather" (with an AlbumTitleDrop in the same line): "Julia, just settle down". In context, the lyric is supposed to be someone else addressing her though.
* Tag Team's "Whoomp! There It Is" has some instances. The intro names the group and lists their members, and then there's "Tag Team, back again". The {{bowdlerize}}d version adds one more by changing "make this motherfucking party hype" to "make this Tag Team party hype".
* Music/BarenakedLadies slip the word "barenaked" into "Be My Yoko Ono".
* Al Dexter's 1943 novelty hit "Pistol Packin' Mama" ends with the title character murdering a fella named Al Dexter.
* Diana Ross mentions fellow-Supremes Mary (Wilson) and Flo (Ballard) in "Back in My Arms Again".
* T. Rex's "Main Man" has Music/MarcBolan suddenly turn into a ThirdPersonPerson in order to inform us that "Bolan likes to rock now, yes he does, yes he does".
* Music/TheRamones' "The Return Of Jackie And Judy" mentions the duo of the title going to the Mud Club to see The Ramones themselves.
** And of course, when they covered Music/{{Motorhead}}'s Ramones tribute song "R.A.M.O.N.E.S.", it basically became a whole song full of this.
* Jason Derülo in about [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ULIqFZgdlc every song to date]].
* From Music/DavidBowie's "Teenage Wildlife": "And you'll take me aside and say/David, what shall I do?"
* Music/{{REM}} added one to their cover of Wire's "Strange". Michael Stipe sings "Michael's nervous and the lights are bright". In the original version it was "''Joey'''s nervous", which didn't refer to anyone in Wire.
* Superdrag's "N.A. Kicker": "It would be a Superdrag if you should pass me by"
* M.C. Sar & The Real [=McCoy=] namedrop first part of their name in song "It's On You"... and the second part in its 1999 remake.
* Masterboy spell their own name in "Shake It Up and Dance", and in "Anybody (Movin' On)" there is:
-->''Hip, hip, make a trip'' \\
''Masterboy will make you flip''
* Basic Element, "The Promise Man":
-->''Attention! This is Basic Element. So get up!''
** "Touch":
--->''Attention, this is Basic Element and we are back!''
** And a similar line in "Rock The World".
* Digital Base Project in their song "Close To You".
* In "Break Your Heart" by Taio Cruz ft. Ludacris, they manage to put both artists in the lyrics.
-->''So you can take this chance, in the end''\\
''Everybody's gonna be wondering how you deal''\\
''You might say this is Ludacris''\\
''But Taio Cruz tell her how you feel''
* Music/ThePixies' "Cactus" has a bridge where the band members yell "[[SpellingSong P! I! X! I! E! S!]]". When Music/DavidBowie covered it, he changed the bridge chant to "D! A! V! I! D!".
* Music/{{BrokeNCYDE}} had "[=BrokeNCYDE=] will never die!" on not one but two songs from ''The Broken!'': "Schizophrenia!!!" and the title track.
* The album version of Music/KennyChesney and Music/UncleKracker's "When the Sun Goes Down" has them ad-libbing the lines "Uncle Kenny's hotter when the sun goes down" and "She thinks Kracker's sexy when the sun goes down" (doubling as a reference to Chesney's "She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy").
* Bomshel, "Bomshel Stomp". Notable for being the only song they retain from their first couple years, when Buffy Lawson was the lead vocalist instead of Kelly Shepard.
* HankWilliamsJr references his nickname "Bocephus" in a lot of his songs.
* Not the singer, but the guitarist, in Music/{{Aerosmith}}'s "F.I.N.E.*": "Even Joe Perry thinks I'm [[BigWordShout (ALRIGHT!)]]"
** Similarly, in live performances of "Hangman Jury", Steven Tyler replaces the original lyric of "I'd stand on the rock that Moses done stood" with "I'd stand on the rock Joe Perry done stood".
* {{Music/KISS}}...well, how are they ''not'' gonna mention the word in song? But it ''does'' receive special emphasis in the second verse of "Calling Dr. Love".
* Music/{{Nirvana}}, in "Paper Cuts".
* "Clarence Carter, Clarence Carter, Clarence Carter, [[PrecisionFStrike wooooo SHIT]] Clarence Carter!" in "Strokin'".
* This is so prevalent in some genres of danceable Latin music (mostly dominican merengue, technomerengue, reggaeton and salsa) that it would be easier to name artists on those genres that ''don't'' do it. Technomerengue artists from the 1990's were the worst of the bunch: seriously, we should be reminded that we're listening to Ilegales, Sandy & Papo, or Proyecto Uno four times in a three minutes song?
** Wisin of Wisin y Yandel usually refers to himself as simply "W" ("doble u"[[note]]In Spanish, the letter "u" is pronounced like "oo"[[/note]] The duo as a whole sometimes refer to themselves as "W con Yandel".
** "ˇˇLUNY TUNES!!"[[note]]A producer duo that have produced many reggaeton songs[[/note]]
** Salsa singers and salsa orchestras are maybe worse, because they don't only namedrop the singer and/or the orchestra, many times they also drop a CatchPhrase along with it.
* With the song "Dirty Love", Music/{{Kesha}} and [[Music/TheStooges Iggy Pop]] introduce each other during the hook.
* A subtle (and possibly unintentional) example in "Miss Murder" by Music/{{AFI}}
-->Hey, Miss Murder can I
-->Make beauty st''ay if I''
-->Take my life
* On ''Under Construction'', Missy Elliott opened damn near every song on there with some variation of the phrase "This is... a Missy Elliott... exclusive".
* Eisbrecher does this on the song "Eisbrecher". And as an added bonus, this song is on their self-titled album.
* Music/{{Rammstein}} does this during the song "Wollt Ihr Das Bett in Flammen Sehen?" And also, obviously, on a track titled "Rammstein".
* The Music/AndOne song "And One" is nothing but this with no other lyrics. But they slip their name into a few other songs as well, with more subtlety.
* In both Music/{{Sir Mix A Lot}} and Music/JonathanCoulton's versions of ''Baby Got Back'', they name themselves ("Mix-A-Lot's in Trouble" and "Johnny C's in trouble"). Amusingly ''averted'' in ''Series/{{Glee}}'', who stole Coulton's version wholesale, including his "Johnny C's in trouble", despite no one named Jonathan (or a derivation) being involved with the number.
* "Are You Satisfied?" by Music/MarinaAndTheDiamonds:
--> Oh, everybody said
--> Marina is a dreamer
--> People like to tell you what you're gonna be
--> It's not my problem if you don't see what I see
* Music/BigStar's "O My Soul":
--> I can't get a license
-->To drive in my car
-->Well, I don't really need it
-->If I'm a big star
* Laura Cantrell's "Old Downtown" features the line "The city lights read L and C".
** Though that may also be a reference to the Life and Casualty Tower in Nashville, Cantrell's old downtown.
* In "I Believe To My Soul", RayCharles says "Last night I was dreaming and I heard you say/"Oh Johnny"/when you know my name is Ray". The song has been covered quite a few times; some artists left the line out, while others, including Albert King and Hunters and Collectors (whose singer's name was Mark), kept it.
* FaithNoMore's "Cuckoo for Caca":
--> Take it from our drummer "Puff": being good, it gets you stuff.
* BloodhoundGang's singer asks in "Why is Everybody Always Picking on Me":
--> Why is everybody always picking on me, always picking apart, ripping apart poor Jimmy Pop Ali?
** Previously, a SelfDeprecation version on "Fire Water Burn".
-->Hello my name is Jimmy Pop and I'm a dumb white guy\\
I'm not old or new but middle school fifth grade like junior high
* Music/JanisJoplin's "Turtle Blues":
--> Yeah, but I'm gonna take good care of Janis, yeah, honey, ain't no one gonna dog me down.
** This example is HarsherInHindsight as she clearly ''didn't'' "take good care of Janis."
* In "Freak Momma" by Sir Mix-A-Lot and {{Mudhoney}}, Mix-a-lot makes a punny reference to the band he's collaborating with - "I wanna get you in the mud, honey".
** Mudhoney's CoverVersion of "Hate The Police" by the Dicks has the lines "Down in them desert sands / Mudhoney won't catch" and "Mudhoney hate policemen, yes it's true". Both are cases of substituting their own name in place of The Dicks' self-references; the original version was even titled "Dicks Hate The Police".
* Music/{{LMFAO}}'s "Rock the Beat" opens with: "We are LMFAO / [[TitleDrop Rock the beat]] and rock the show"
* Music/TheMonkees, in "(Theme from) ''Series/TheMonkees''", on their album ''[[SelfTitledAlbum The Monkees]]'', sing "Hey, hey, we're [[CaptainObvious the Monkees]]!"
** They bring it back as an IronicEcho on the song "Ditty Diego" in their movie ''Film/{{Head}}''.
--> "Hey, hey we are The Monkees / You know we like to please / A manufactured image / With no philosophies..."
* Infinity Ink's "Infinity."
--> Oh, you know we are the Infinity.
--> Oh, you know we are the Infinity.
--> Oh, you know we are the Infinity.
--> Oh, you know we are the Infinity. (Ink, ink, ink, ink...)
* Music/JoniMitchell's "Blue Hotel Room" has the lines "Tell those girls that you've got Joni/She's coming back home."
* Music/{{Prince}}'s "My Name Is Prince" - ironically, released shortly before he [[TheTropeFormerlyKnownAsX changed his name]] to an unpronounceable symbol.
* Music/{{Eminem}} has this usually with either Slim Shady\Shady (his AxCrazy persona) and Marshall (his real name). "Lose Yourself" does this to his character in ''EightMile'', Rabbit.
* [[Music/HelloProject Morning Musume]] do this near the end of their song "Love Machine".
** Mini Moni do this in their songs sometimes. They even did as the "Minihamuzu" in their appearances in the first three Anime/{{Hamtaro}} movies.
* Music/{{Fishbone}}'s "Party at Ground Zero"[[note]]The song was released in 1984 and was about WorldWarIII, aka nuclear war with the Soviet Union, in case you didn't know.[[/note]]
-->"Please do not fear\\
Cause Fishbone is here to say"
* At the end of the [[AWildRapperAppears rap verse]] on Tony! Toni! Toné!'s "Feels Good":
--> ''Tony! Toni! Toné! has done it again!''[[note]]Despite the exclamation points in their name, the line is not [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Punctuated For Emphasis.]][[/note]]
* From Bobby Brown's "Every Little Step", Brown begins a rap verse with the line:
--> ''Everybody wants to know what's goin' down''
--> ''Not the James, not the Jim, but the Bobby Brown''
* A few songs by the Music/SpiceGirls either have the name of the group or the individual members in them: "Wannabe", "Love Thing", "The Lady is a Vamp", "Holler", "Tell Me Why", and "Get Down With Me".
* Music/AKB48's "River" opens with a huge shout of "'''''[[IncomingHam AKBEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE...]]''''' '''FOR-TY-''''''''EIGHT!'''''" They also have a song named after themselves.
* "Float On" by The Floaters has each singer precede their verse with saying their sign and their name.
-->"Cancer... and my name is Paul."
** The title itself is kinda an example, too.
* Music/{{Tara}}'s CatchPhrase: "T-ara come to get down!"
* The TitleTrack on Music/TheProdigy's ''Invaders Must Die'' has a synthesized voice that says, "'''We are... The Prodigy.'''"
* Mary Chapin Carpenter's "Down at the Twist and Shout" namedrops the Cajun group [=BeauSoleil=], who provides instrumentation and backing vocals on the song.
* Music/LeonardCohen ends the song "Famous Blue Raincoat"--which takes the form of a letter to an unknown person--with "Sincerely, L. Cohen".
* An occasional variant that pops up every now and again in rap songs (and even a few R&B songs) is the Record Label Namedrop, where the artist will [[ExactlyWhatitSaysOnTheTin say the name of the label they're signed to]]. Akon's "I Wanna Love You" has him say "Konvict... Music..." in the intro, and Music/TechN9ne frequently mentions his label, Strange Music in his songs.

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* The {{BEMANI}} unit VENUS has a song called "Wow Wow VENUS". The title, as well as just "VENUS", is frequently dropped throughout the song.
--> Wow Wow VENUS, bokutachi VENUS \\
Wow Wow VENUS, kimitachi VENUS \\
Wow Wow VENUS, hitori ja JESUS \\
Wow Wow VENUS, futari de VENUS

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* Parodied in WebAnimation/HomestarRunner with the song ''Rap Song''.
-->'''Tenerence Love''' : My name is Tenerence Love, plus my name is Tenerence Love, divided by my name is Tenerence Love, equals my name is Tene-ee-yeeeh-rence Looove, remainder threeee!

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* On ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' when Bart joins a BoyBand named Party Posse, their first song goes:
-->We're Party Posse, we rule the earth\\
The Greatest band since music's birth
** "And now, because the children are our future, here are the children of Springfield Elementary with a song they call 'The Children Are Our Future'". It's this trope in spirit, as it's sung by children, references children in the title and has little lyrical content besides "children" and "future".
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'', "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll." After Francine starts a rock band called U Stink, Arthur, George, and Buster start a band [[FollowTheLeader called "We Stink"]]. The only verse of their only song that we hear is:
-->Our name's We Stink\\
We like to play Rock and Roll
----