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.



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* Almost every rap song ever.
** Music/RunDMC has two tracks named after band members: "Jam-Master Jay" and "Jay's Game" from ''[[Music/RunDMCAlbum Run-DMC]]''
** This also happens in many dancehall reggae songs as well.
* 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":
-->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=].
* Music/{{Roxette}} does this in "Dance Away" and "Joyride".
* The mention of "Denny Mclaren" in Music/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 Music/{{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 Music/{{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" from ''Music/TheMiracle'' too.
* Chaka Khan's hit "I Feel for You" included a backup rapper who repeated her name dozens of times.
* 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 Music/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 Music/MichaelJackson and Music/PaulMcCartney from ''Music/{{Thriller}}'', 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, Music/JohnMcLaughlin), "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" from ''Music/AreYouExperienced''.
--> ''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 Music/TheBeatles themselves, there's the MindScrew SongOfSongTitles "Glass Onion" from ''Music/TheWhiteAlbum'':
--> ''Well, here's another clue for you all\\
** "Honey Don't" from ''Music/BeatlesForSale'' Music/RingoStarr sings: "Rock on, George, one time for me!" and "Rock on, George for Ringo one time!"
** Also during the live rendition of "Yesterday" from ''Music/TheBeatlesAnthology'' when George introduces Paul to the crowd with the ironic line: "And for Music/PaulMcCartney from Liverpool: opportunity knocks!"
* Music/JohnLennon and Music/YokoOno did this literally a few times. During "No Bed For Beatle John" on ''Music/UnfinishedMusicNo2LifeWithTheLions'' Yoko and John read newspaper articles about themselves by singing them. And the track "John & Yoko", from ''Music/WeddingAlbum'', is nothing but them two saying, shouting and whispering each others' names for almost half an hour to a HeartbeatSoundtrack.
* 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?" [[Music/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.
** While Jay-Z doesn't drop his name in the intro or outro for "Thriller", he does go ''YO! F-O-B!'' right before the song segues into "The Take Over, The Break's Over".
** Bassist Pete Wentz is also name-dropped in "Saturday" (as even though Pete wrote the lyrics, it made more sense for lead singer Patrick Stump to sing "me and Pete in the wake of Saturday"), and "Rat A Tat", which features Music/CourtneyLove, begins with the lyric "It's Courtney, [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch bitch]]!"
** In "The Mighty Fall", Music/BigSean drops both his own name and Fall Out Boy's
-->Oh God, Sean Don, Fall Out Boy
* ''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 Music/TheSugarhillGang. Almost every verse ends with the rapper calling upon the next one by name to do his verse.
* Music/FrankZappa did this often too. Not only to himself, but also to band members.
** ''Music/WereOnlyInItForTheMoney'' namedrops both Frank and his drummer Jimmy Carl Black.
--> "Hello, Frank Zappa!"
--> "Hi boys and girls, I'm Jimmy Carl Black and I'm the Indian of the group".
** ''Music/RoxyAndElsewhere'': Various namedrops to Napoleon Murphy Brock and Ruth Underwood throughout the album.
** ''Music/OneSizeFitsAll'':
--> "On Ruth! On Ruth! That's Ruth", at the end of "Inca Roads", which is a shout-out to his percussionist Ruth Underwood.
--> "Chester's gorilla" during "Florentine Pogen" refers to Chester Thompson.
** ''Zappa in New York'': During ''Titties & Beer'' and ''Punky's Whips'' drummer Terry Bozzio is namedropped.
** "Stevie's Spanking" from "Them Or Us" (1984) refers to his guitarist Steve Vai.
* Music/CaptainBeefheart:
** During "The Blimp" from Music/TroutMaskReplica: "This is what is going to make Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band a big hit, it's "The Blimp", it's "The Blimp", Frank." With Frank also referring to the RecordProducer Music/FrankZappa.
** Beefheart does this during "Big Eyed Beans From Venus" from "Clear Spot": "Mr. Zoot Horn Rollo hit that long leaning note and let it float."
* The [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague 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/SufjanStevens name-drops himself in the title of "A Conjunction of Drones Simulating the Way in Which Sufjan Stevens Has an Existential Crisis in the Great Godfrey Maze", an [[Main/{{Instrumentals instrumental]] off the album ''Illinois''.
** Also happens in "Vesuvius", with its TalkingToThemself lyrics:
-->''Sufjan, the panic inside, the murdering ghost that you cannot ignore''
* 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!!!!"
** Michael Len Williams II turned his StageName into something tailor-made for this kind of signature: "MIKE WILL MADE IT!"
* 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 (and his bandmates) 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.
--->My name is John, some folk call me Jock,
--->Call me Johnny and I'll knock off your block,
--->If you're feeling formal, Mr Munro will do,
--->But to my friends it's John, and I hope that means you.
--->...but now when's things get tricky,
--->It's time to spend an evening with Johnny and with Ricky.
** Another version:
--->I'm surly and I'm Scottish, my shape is small and spheric,
--->The boys all call me Wee Short Arse, but you can call me Eric.
--->[[BigEater I've been known to eat and drink]], so I'm somewhat corpulent,
--->The boys all call me Garbage Guts, but you can call me Brent.
--->[[BitingTheHandHumor I hate this boring folk crap]], but [[MoneyDearBoy the money comes in handy]],
--->The boys all call me Old Dog's Balls, but you can call me Andy.
--->We will all be much older before the curtain falls,
--->On Eric, and Brent, and Old Dog's Balls.
* 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, lets 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
* Music/BobDylan's "Gotta Serve Somebody" from ''Music/DesolationRow'': "You may call me Bobby, you may call me Zimmy"
* Music/BigAndRich did this several times on their first two albums:
** "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" (Music/BigAndRich 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 [[StealthPun 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":
-->My name is Onika / you can call me Nicki.
** Nicki takes from political ads in "I Endorse These Strippers", proclaiming, "I'm Nicki Minaj, and I endorse these strippers!"
* 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 [[Music/TheSupremes 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]]. Parodied by Mayday Parade in their cover of "In My Head" for Pop Goes Punk.
* For other "Pop Goes" parody examples, Say Anything's cover of Old Dirty Bastard's "Got Your Money" on Pop Goes Crunk has Max Bemis switching out ODB's name drops for his own. Straight non-parody examples of this include Forever the Sickest Kids' cover of "Men In Black" on Pop Goes Crunk, Mod Sun name dropping himself and The Ready Set on their cover of Wiz Khalifa's "Roll Up" on Pop Goes Punk 4, and Cody Carson namedropping Set It Off in their cover of Ariana Grande's "Problem".
* If you are Set It Off, you may do this more than once and in more than 1 way on original tracks and covers.
** In the song Duality of of the album of the same name is the most subtle way of using this trope.
-->"That you could not perceive this freak, gonna Set It Off"
** In the track Hypnotized off of their album Upside Down, verse 2 has a line referencing the lead singer of the band, Cody Carson.
-->"Oh me? Cody died and its no more nice guy season"
* The intro for Sleeping With Siren's "Fly" features Kellin Quinn saying the band's initials, similar to a rap song intro.
* 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.
* Music/DeathGrips Frontman Stefan Burnett (better known as MC Ride or simply Ride) name drops the band in one song and his own birth name in another.
** In the song ''Eh'' from the album ''Bottomless Pit'' Ride drops the bars
-->I might shoot a glance at the desperate, like,
-->Then I forget shit like Death Grips like,
** In the song ''On GP'' from the second disk of their double album ''The Powers That B'' Stefan says his own name in the first verse
-->He turns around
-->Hands me his weapon
-->He slurs "use at your discretion, it's been a pleasure, Stefan"
** The next (and final) track of ''Jenny Death'' is an instrumental track titled ''Death Grips 2.0''
* 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").
* CountryMusic Bomshel obviously name-drop themselves in "Bomshel Stomp".
* Music/HankWilliamsJr references his nickname "Bocephus" in a lot of his songs.
* Music/JerryLeeLewis mentions his name, his nickname "Killer", or both in many songs. Even songs that didn't have them in the original lyrics often get them worked in during his live performances.
* 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".
* Another guitarist namedrop, this time from Music/IggyPop on Music/TheStooges' "No Fun." As guitarist Ron Asheton gets ready for the two-minute guitar solo that ends the song, Pop shouts "C'mon, Ronnie, tell 'em how I feel!"
* {{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" from ''Music/{{Bleach}}''.
* "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".
** "¡¡LUNY TUNES!!"[[note]]A producer duo that have produced ''many'' reggaeton songs, and they won't let you forget which ones[[/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. An example: "¡Otra vez[[labelnote:Translation]]Yet again[[/labelnote]], Maelo Ruiz!" Yes, Maelo Ruiz, we know it's you again.
** Some regional Mexican acts do this sometimes, but "¡¡K-PAZ!!...de la Sierra"[[note]]Sometimes called simply "K-Paz" (pronounced like "capaz"; "capable" in English).[[/note]] does this very often in their music.
* 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'', Music/MissyElliott 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 tracks titled "Rammstein" and "Rammlied".
* 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
** She also namedrops in "Hollywood":
-->"Oh my god, you look just like {{Music/Shakira}},
-->No, no, you're [[Creator/CatherineZetaJones Catherine Zeta]]."
-->Actually, my name's Marina.
* 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", Music/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.
* Music/FaithNoMore's "Cuckoo for Caca":
--> Take it from our drummer "Puff": being good, it gets you stuff.
* Music/TheBloodhoundGang'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" from ''Music/CheapThrills'':
--> 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 Music/{{Mudhoney}}, Mix-a-lot makes a punny reference to the band he's collaborating with - "I wanna get you in the mud, honey".
** Music/{{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 ''Film/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]]
* In 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.
** Parodied by ''Series/SesameStreet'', where the "Lovers of Five" (David, Bob, Gordon, and Luis) identify themselves by name and explain why the like the number 5.
* 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.
* Music/MontgomeryGentry did this twice: Eddie Montgomery sings "A few close friends, Charlie, Troy, and me" in "All Night Long", a duet with Charlie Daniels, and in "My Town", he sings "Maybe later on, me and ol' T-Roy will show you 'round our town". "Troy" or "T-Roy" obviously refers to Troy Gentry, the other half of the duo.
* Music/JamesBrown also loved this! If the MC at the start of all his albums didn't do it for him, like on ''Music/LiveAtTheApollo'', he would namedrop his own name during the song itself.
* Music/BobMarley is introduced with his band at the start of his LiveAlbum ''[[Music/LiveBobMarleyAlbum Live!]]''.
* Music/BrandNew does this a ''lot'' on their debut record, ''Your Favorite Weapon.''
** The most famous example is on the track "Mixtape." "And I'm sick of your tattoos, and the way you don't appreciate Brand New. Or me."
** Lead vocalist Jesse Lacey name-drops himself twice: Once on Jude Law and a Semester Abroad (Jess, I still taste you, thus reserve my right to hate you) and on Seventy Times 7 (I wrote a message on my pillow that said "Jesse, stay asleep in bed."
* During the breakdown in Chuckii Booker's "Games", the song inserts a sample of someone calling the singer's name and plays it repeatedly.
* LFO does this on their (pretty much) only hit Summer Girls:
--> "When I met you, I said 'My name is Rich. You look like a girl from Abercrombie and Fitch.'"[[note]]A well known clothing store chain, also known as simply "Abercrombie".[[/note]].
* Music/KateBush had a [[StealthPun hilarious and subtle one]] in her song "The Dreaming". The song is about the Australian Aborigines, and "bush" is also an Australian slang term for the countryside.
* The intro to Against the Current and Set It Off's collab cover of "Uptown Funk" namedrops both bands.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E46Z-aP7urA "Let's Talk In Bed"]] by Hitomi "Penny" Tohyama, which is entirely in English, features the singer doing a couple of hard-to-understand Teena Marie-esque raps at the start and end of the song. Near the end, one of the lyrics goes, "I am Penny."
* Natalie La Rose drops her name at the very beginning of her debut single "Somebody". It seems a little odd, since her native Dutch accent is very noticeable compared to the rest of the song, which is sung in an American accent.
* In the beginning of "Twenty First Century Boy" by Music/SigueSigueSputnik, a robotic voice introduces the band members:
--> "In the Twenty First Century, we present, the 5th generation of rock 'n roll,
--> starring Martin, Tony, Ray, Chris, Neal, Yana Ya-Ya..."
** Later on in the song, a man's voice yells:
--> "Sigue Sigue Sputnik, affordable firepower!"
* "Be My Lover" by Music/AliceCooper:
--> "She asked me why the singer's name was Alice / I said listen baby you really wouldn't understand"
* Razzy Bailey in "Midnight Hauler": "That sweet gentle woman don't love nobody but ol' R.B."
* Nitty Gritty Dirt Band name-drops all five people who were in the band at the time in "Partners, Brothers, and Friends":
-->Just, as long as Johnny's[[note]]John [=McEuen=][[/note]] got his fiddle\
And Jimmie[[note]]Jimmie Fadden[[/note]] got his drums along\\
Then Jeffrey and me and Bobby[[note]]Jeff Hanna, Jimmy Ibbotson, Bob Carpenter[[/note]] will be\\
Singin' all our favorite songs
* Music/{{Twice}}'s debut single "Like Ooh-Ahh" has the line "better think about it twice". [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by [=GFriend=] when they performed their cover of the song, and changed it to "better think about it [=GFriend=]".
* In The Vision Bleak's "The Lone Night Rider":
--> Here come's the lone night rider, \\
This is his melody... \\
He takes away your pleasure, \\
This is your vision bleak!
* British Music/NewWave band House of Love's song "Shine On" starts out with the lyric "in the garden in the house of love".
* Music/PoetsOfTheFall's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfvtPTvuFTA Drama for Life]]" has the singer explaining the ethos behind the band name, comparing struggling with one's rampant GhostInTheMachine to {{Flight}}, and how full embrace of the creative impulse turns a LeapOfFaith into a fulfilling CasualHighDrop.
-->Higher and higher as we fly\\
We're Poets of the Fall\\
Perfect near-fatal headlong dive\\
A blueprint for life
* Done twice in "The Monster Mash" by Bobby "Boris" Pickett: One verse has him mention the "The Crypt-Kicker Five", alluding to his band The Crypt Kickers. Then, in the final verse, he says "For you the living, this dance is meant too, when you get to my door, tell them Boris sent you."
* Music/MileyCyrus, "See You Again".
-->My best friend Lesley said, "Oh, she's just bein' Miley."
* [[Music/{{Jellyfish}} Jason Falkner]], "Miracle Medicine".
-->It's like the doctors used to say/"All work and no play/Makes Jason run away".
* "Creeque Alley" by Music/TheMamasAndThePapas is basically an autobiography of the band's early days, so it namechecks all of them, as well as many other people on the US folk scene at the time.
* Brazilian band Skank, led by Samuel Rosa, has a song named "Sam". The country's rock scene has a few other bands who name drop themselves:
-->[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MtsWOvrigk So strong we are all other]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titãs Titans]]
-->[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5c0LVQwvyo Os Paralamas do Sucesso were going to play in the capital]]
-->[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q02IbSnmKxo It is crazy Raimundo(s) from Brasilia!]]
* In a variant, Shane Minor shouts "Come on, Paul!" before session steel guitarist Paul Franklin's solo on "Slave to the Habit".
* Similarly, Ray Scott says "Dan the man!" before session player Dan Dugmore's steel guitar solo on "My Kind of Music".
* Music/TraceAdkins name-drops session musicians Jonathan Yudkin and Gordon Mote before their respective fiddle and piano solos on "Rough & Ready".
* Music/TheKLF:
** "KLF is gonna rock you!", in "3 AM Eternal".
** "Justified and Ancient" drops their former name of the Justified Ancients of Mu-Mu, as well as having guest vocalist Music/TammyWynette singing "They said 'Tammy, [[ActorAllusion stand by the JAMs.]]'"
* Shiny Toy Guns drop their name in the chorus of "When They Came for Us":
-->And I miss everyone, but most of all the little ones, and their shiny toy guns.
* Many Music/{{KMFDM}} songs drop either the band name, or Sascha Konietzko's nickname "Kaptain K".
* Music/TheJonasBrothers' RewrittenPopVersion of "Poor Unfortunate Souls" from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' drops Nick and Kevin's names in place of Flotsam and Jetsam.
* "The Ballad Of Marshall Ledbetter" by Lard mentions lead vocalist Jello Biafra in the context of a list of demands: "I wish to speak with Timothy Leary / [[{{Motorhead}} Lemmy]], Jello, and Music/IceCube too". The song is based on a true story: Marshall Ledbetter was a college student who broke into the Florida State Capitol Building and phoned in the unusual list of demands described in the song, including wanting to speak on the phone with Jello Biafra and the other people mentioned.
* Music/HappyMondays on "Hallelujah":
-->Hallelujah, hallelujah
-->When Shaun William Ryder
-->Will lie down beside ya, fill you full of junk
* Music/BrandNew on "Same Logic/Teeth":
-->And you've got your kind of brand new face on
* Music/TaylorSwift has an ironic spoken background one in "22"
-->Who's Taylor Swift anyway, ew
** A StealthPun version exists in "...Ready For It?", also functioning as a ShoutOut:
-->And he can be my jailer, [[Creator/RichardBurton Burton]] to this [[Creator/ElizabethTaylor Taylor]]
* ''Music/{{Tsukiuta}}'s'' theme song, "Tsuki no Uta", has all of the singers hide their names in the song, coming one after the other either blatantly or using the rough equivalent word as a substitute. There's 12 of them, so everyone gets to sing their own part.
* "This is The Outhere Brothers. Back in the room, giving you the boom.", from "Boom Boom Boom".
* The early [[HouseMusic house]] single "Welcome" by Gino Latino has both this and a TitleDrop in the intro lyric.
* The single version of Mike Mareen's "Love Spy" opens with "Hi, this is Mike Mareen".
* Craig David did this with his first three songs. Whilst ''Fill Me In'' and ''Seven Days'' were just namedrops, ''Re-Rewind The Crowd Say Bo Selecta'' (which he did with Artful Dodger) featured the lyric:
-->With Craig David all over your ''(boink sound effect)''
* Music/SClub7 almost invoked this with both ''S Club Party'' and ''Don't Stop Movin''' (the latter having "Don't stop movin' to the S Club beat").
* CountryMusic parodist Music/CledusTJudd usually has a variant, in that many of his parodies name-drop the performer of the original song.
* The Music/DanceGavinDance song "Thug City" opens with "[[LargeHam Ha-haa! Dance Gavin Dance, baby! Downtown Battle Mountain TWOOOOOOOO!!!!]]"
** The chorus of "Pussy Vultures" has the line "My best friend said 'Hey Jon, screw you!'", screamed by Jon Mess.
** Another one from Jon: the last verse of "Buffalo!" opens with the line "HELLO, MY NAME IS JON [[PrecisionFStrike FUCKING]] MESS!"
* In a guitarist version, the Music/{{Santana}} and Maná collaboration "Corazon Espinado" has right before a guitar solo singer Fher Olvera going "echale, mi [[Music/CarlosSantana Carlitos]]!" ("Send it, my Carlitos").
* The first line in Music/OllyMurs's "Dance With Me Tonight" is "My name is Olly, nice to meet you, can I tell you, baby?"
* Music/PinkFloyd: played with in "Have a Cigar" with the line "by the way, which one's Pink?"; [[IAmNotShazam there is no band member named "Pink" but the hypothetical fast-talking record company exec the song was about was supposedly oblivious of this]].
* Music/{{Gorillaz}}'s "19-2000" contains an interesting example in the line "Stop dancing to the music of Gorillaz in a happy mood", which isn't quite as in-your-face as most instances of the trope, and also alludes to the LyricalDissonance present in several of the band's songs.


[[folder: Radio ]]

* The rap that ends the first series of ''Music/MitchBenn's Crimes Against Music'':
-->This is my posse and these are my bitches,
-->This is my audience, this show is Mitch's,
-->This is my beat and these are my rhymes,
-->This is my programme, these are my crimes.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* The VideoGame/{{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


[[folder: Web Original ]]

* 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!


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* 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