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{{Shout Out}}s in music, song titles, lyrics, and band names.

For related tropes, see [[ShoutOut the index page]]. See also SongOfSongTitles.

* ShoutOut/BoBurnham
* ShoutOut/FallOutBoy
* ShoutOut/IronMaiden
* ShoutOut/PsychoLeCemu
* ShoutOut/{{Space}}
* ShoutOut/SufjanStevens
* ShoutOut/{{Superchick}}

!!Other examples:
* Music/FiftyCent
** "187 Yayo" references Hummer, Nike sneakers, ''Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'', and ''Series/TheWire''.
** "Flight 187" references Max B, Michael Vick, Puff Daddy, and Tru Life.
** "Many Men (Wish Death)" references ''Film/GoodFellas'', Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, and Music/TupacShakur.
* Anotha Level, ''Let Me Take Ya''
-->Because I don't smoke crack jack just fat sacks of indo \\
I'll whoop your ass with [[Franchise/StreetFighter Ken]] on my [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Nintendo]]
* Afroman's "Crazy Rap (Colt 45)" references Creator/CheechAndChong, Cadillac Coupe Deville, Music/DollyParton, ''Theatre/DrivingMissDaisy'', Hawaiian Punch, Hennessy, UsefulNotes/KentuckyFriedChicken, and Palmdale.
* On Music/{{Alabama}}'s "Southern Star", after the line "Let my mind just go and drift away", the guitarist plays the riff from "Drift Away" by Dobie Gray.
* Music/BeastieBoys's ''Flowin' Prose'' references Gandhi, Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Toucan Sam.
* Music/BigSean's "Supa Dupa" references Music/EltonJohn, Music/{{Jojo}}, Creator/LindsayLohan, Music/MichaelJackson, UsefulNotes/MichaelJordan, ''Franchise/MortalKombat'', ''Franchise/{{Robocop}}'', ''Series/{{Roots|1977}}'', ''Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', and ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''.
* CB Radio's ''True Loves'' references John Wilkes Booth, [=MacBook=], and Toucan Sam
* Music/ThreeDoorsDown's song "Kryptonite" is obviously a ComicBook/{{Superman}} reference. The music video is even about superheroes.
* ''Acid Mothers Temple'' are fond of titling their albums or songs with punning references to their influences. A few of the more prominent examples:
** ''Absolutely Freak Out (Zap Your Mind!!)'' mashes up the titles of two [[Music/FrankZappa Mothers Of Invention]] albums, ''Music/AbsolutelyFree'' and ''Music/FreakOut''.
** ''Starless And Bible Black Sabbath'' similarly combines a Music/KingCrimson album title with Music/BlackSabbath. The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starless_and_Bible_Black_Sabbath#mediaviewer/File:Starlessbibleblacksabbath.jpg cover art]] is also a clear homage to that of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Sabbath_%28album%29#mediaviewer/File:Black_Sabbath_debut_album.jpg Black Sabbath's self-titled album]].
** ''41st Century Splendid Man'' is another King Crimson reference, to "21st Century Schizoid Man".
** ''Son Of A Bitches Brew'' is a play on Music/MilesDavis' ''Music/BitchesBrew'', with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Son_of_a_Bitches_Brew#mediaviewer/File:Son_Of_A_Bitches_Brew_-_Album_Cover.jpg another homage cover]].
** ''Are We Experimental?'' is a pun on The Music/JimiHendrix Experience's ''Music/AreYouExperienced''... As yet another [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Are_We_Experimental%3F#mediaviewer/File:Are_We_Experimental%3F.jpg cover art homage]] (to the better-known [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Are_You_Experienced#mediaviewer/File:Are_You_Experienced_-_US_cover-edit.jpg US edition cover]]) makes obvious.
* Music/AdamAndTheAnts' ''Cleopatra'' has a reference to the film Film/{{Cleopatra}}, and what a disappointment it was
--> What a weak distorted image
--> [[Creator/ElizabethTaylor Elizabeth]] and [[Creator/RichardBurton Richard]] gave you
* Music/{{Aerosmith}}'s "Livin' On The Edge" includes a nod to the refrain of "You're A Better Man Than I" by The Yardbirds:
-->If you can judge a wise man by the color of his skin
-->Then '''mister, you're a better man than I'''
** "Girl Keeps Coming Apart" includes a couplet borrowed from Music/FrankZappa's "Dinah-Moe Humm" from ''Music/OverNiteSensation'': "She was buns up and kneelin' / I was wheelin' and dealin'". Zappa is credited in the liner notes for this.
** The {{Music/Air}} instrumental "Mike Mills" is named after the director responsible for many of their music videos (not to be confused with the Music/{{REM}} bassist of [[NamesTheSame the same name]]).
* The video for Music/{{aha}}'s "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3ir9HC9vYg The Sun Always Shines On TV]]" features an orchestra of mannequins, a nod to Music/{{Kraftwerk}}'s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXa9tXcMhXQ "The Robots"]], which had robotic likenesses of the band singing and playing the instruments.
* The bridge of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqlsCNCwOEc Put Your Hands Up]] by Alex featuring Marwa references Music/MichaelJackson's "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough", The Supremes' "Stop in the Name of Love", and a melodic hook from the refrain of Dead or Alive's "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)".
* Music/AliciaKeys' "Girl on Fire" has "She's a lonely girl, and it's a lonely world" (Eddie Holman) and "She gonna let it burn, baby, burn" (The Trammps). Earl Shuman, the writer of the former song, is suing Keys for plagiarism.
* Music/AltJ's song "Breezeblocks" references ''Literature/WhereTheWildThingsAre'' at least twice. The song has the line "Do you know where the wild things go? They go along to take your honey" and later the ending chorus says "Please don't go - I'll eat you whole - I love you so, I love you so, I love you so" in reference to the books line “Oh please don't go - we'll eat you up - we love you so!"
* ''The Antlers'' have a song titled "Sylvia". Here are a few lines from the chorus; you get three chances to guess [[Creator/SylviaPlath who]] it's a shout out to, but you'll only need one.
-->Sylvia, get your head out of the oven\\
Go back to screaming and cursing\\
Remind me again how everyone betrayed you
* Music/{{AOA}}'s "Get Out" MV has all the members cosplaying as several female characters to promote female empowerment - Choa as [[Film/LegallyBlonde Elle Woods]], Jimin as [[Film/TheProfessional Mathilda]], Yuna as [[Film/LaraCroftTombRaider Lara Croft]], Youkyung as [[Film/TheFifthElement Leeloo]], Hyejeong as [[Film/KillBill The Bride]], Mina as [[Film/BreakfastAtTiffanys Holly Golightly]], Seolhyun as [[Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet Juliet]] (the 1968 version with Creator/OliviaHussey) and Chanmi as [[Film/HarryPotter Hermione]].
* Apoptygma Berzerk - Incompatible: "[[Film/TheMatrix I ate the red pill, no turning back]]".
** Similarly, in "Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)" by Music/FlorenceAndTheMachine:
--> Was that the wrong pill to take?
* The Aquabats love cramming shout-outs into their songs however they can. Examples include:
** "Idiot Box!" includes references to Casper the Friendly Ghost, WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo, Mr. Magoo, MickeyMouse, and and an off-hand allusion to Marc Antony's monologue in ''Theatre/JuliusCaesar''.
** "Tarantula!" contains two references to ''Franchise/IndianaJones'': a girl by the name of Marianne (Marion), who is the daughter of one Professor Jones.
** "Radiation Song!" contains several references to ''[[Franchise/MadMax The Road Warrior]]'', as well as several direct quotes from the film.
** The bridge from "Fashion Zombies!" is a parody of Creator/VincentPrice's monologue from the end of Music/MichaelJackson's "Music/{{Thriller}}"; the first three lines of both are even the same.
* Arthur Conley's "Sweet Soul Music" (itself a retool of Sam Cooke's "Yeah Man") does several shout outs, where he says "Spotlight on" and names the singer and some part of the lyrics they've used or their style. He mention Lou Rawls, James Brown, Wilson "Wicked" Pickett, and, on Otis Redding's segment, has the horn section play the chorus from Redding's "Sad Song (Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa)" at a faster tempo.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sp3JOzcpBds For your]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhCoDd21QpE listening pleasure]].
** Tower of Power are into this to an obnoxious level, including a ShoutOut to this very song in "Soul With a Capital S". "Diggin' on Music/JamesBrown" is another example.
* A Skylit Drive's first album ''Wires... and the Concept of Breathing'' contains various {{ShoutOut}}s to the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' franchise.
* The [[ClassicCheatCode Konami Code]] was paid homage to by the band The Ataris by the song entitled just what the code was: "Up, Up, Down, Down, etc..."
** It also appears in "Anyone Else But You" by indie darlings The Moldy Peaches -- "Up up down down left right left right B A start/just because we use cheats doesn't mean we're not smart."
** Eventually, it even became the name of a band in its own right.
** The band "The Gothsicles" produced an album, titled [=NESferatu=], that has a song (and several remixes) about the Konami Code and its giving you "thirty guys" in ''{{VideoGame/Contra}}''.
** Music/{{Deftones}} are apparently ''Contra'' fans as they have an original instrumental titled ''U,U,D,D,L,R,L,R,A,B,Select,Start'' in their 2006 album, ''Saturday Night Wrist''.
** Schoolyard Heroes have an entire song about the code. 95% of the lyrics are the code repeated over and over.
** "30 Lives" by The Motion Sick, featured in ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution X''.
* The second verse of A7's "Piece of Heaven" has the line "Now I'm better off alone", a reference to Alice Deejay's hit "Better Off Alone", which uses the same instrumentation.
* Music/BadReligion's 2002 album, ''The Process of Belief'' has a line about "Milo went to college, but you knew about that," a ShoutOut to the Music/{{Descendents}}' album, ''Milo Goes to College''.
* Music/BarenakedLadies has lots of shout-outs, especially in their earlier albums.
** Music/{{Rush}}'s "Tom Sawyer" and "The Spirit of Radio", and Music/VinceGuaraldi's "Linus and Lucy" are sampled and a reference to "[[Music/LedZeppelin Stairway to Heaven]]" is made during "Grade 9".
** The band repeats the phrase "[[Music/KilroyWasHere Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto]]" several times in "The King of Bedside Manor".
*** Not to mention the fact that they do so immediately after yelling "STYX!"
** Among other things, ''Series/TheXFiles'', ''Anime/SailorMoon'', Creator/AkiraKurosawa, Snickers candy bars, [[Music/ThePolice Sting]], and Music/LeAnnRimes are all referenced in "One Week".
** "Odds Are" features the lyrics "twenty-three or four to one" which is a reference to Music/{{Chicago}}'s song "25 or 6 to 4".
** The video of "One Week" starts with a homage to the "Doll on a Music Box" scene in ''Film/ChittyChittyBangBang''.
** "Music/BrianWilson".
** Not only is "Silverball" a thinly-veiled shout-out to {{Pinball}}, but the lyrics also include shout-outs to the ''Pinball/LordOfTheRings'' game and the original pinball rock opera, ''Music/{{Tommy}}''.
* The Bevis Frond's ''Vavona Burr'' opens with the 30 second AlbumIntroTrack "Frond Cheer", a version of Country Joe And The Fish's "Fish Cheer" that spells "Frond" instead of "Fish". Country Joe [=McDonald=] gave ParodyAssistance by leading the cheer himself.
* Another band that seems fond of these is Music/BlindGuardian. Naming an album ''Music/ANightAtTheOpera'' after the Music/{{Queen}} album is a bit obvious for a Shout Out, but the song "Welcome to Dying" ends with "I spread my wings and fly away" repeated four times which, given that they covered Queen's "Spread Your Wings" and are huge Queen fans, is probably a Shout Out.
** "Blood Tears" includes the following lines of Music/{{Metallica}}'s "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)":
-->"Welcome to where time stands still
-->No one leaves and no one ever will"
** Another probable ShoutOut include the chorus of "The Script for My Requiem", which mentions "jester's tears" (Music/{{Marillion}}'s first album is called ''Script for a Jester's Tear'').
** These lines in "And Then There Was Silence" references Dream Theater's first album, which is called ''When Dream and Day Unite'':
-->"The vision's so clear
-->''When day and dream unite'', the end is near"
** And, of course, there are all the references to literature and mythology. There's a list on Music/BlindGuardian's page.
* The Music/BlueOysterCult song "Revenge of Vera Gemini" contains the line "No More Horses, Horses, (We're going to swim like a fish)". This is a double reference to Music/PattiSmith's album ''Music/{{Horses}}'' and to the BOC's own song "Subhuman". Of course, the [[Music/PattiSmith co-writer of "Vera Gemini" sings co-vocals on this track...]]
* Boney M.'s famous "Oh, those Russians!" at the end of "Rasputin" is probably a shout-out to "Oh, those Turks!" in Eartha Kitt's performance of "Üsküdara" ("Kâtibim") - a Turkish folk song [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong the melody of which forms the musical core of "Rasputin"]].
* Music/BonJovi, "It's My Life": "My heart is like an open highway, like [[Music/FrankSinatra Frankie]] said, 'I did it my way!'". When Paul Anka, lyricist of "My Way", covered the song, it was changed to "He did it My Way".
* "Ready Or Not" by Bridget Mendler contains the lines "I could be your kryptonite", referencing ComicBook/{{Superman}}.
* In "Stronger", Music/BritneySpears calls back to "Baby One More Time": "My loneliness ain't killing me no more!"
** Also in "Inside Out" she has "You're the only one who drives me crazy" and "Hit me one more time it's so amazing" mentioned of cause her privous hit singles (You Drive Me) Crazy! and "Baby One More Time".
* Music/BuiltToSpill's "Distopian Dream Girl" includes the lyrics:
-->My stepfather looks just like Music/DavidBowie
-->But he hates David Bowie
-->I think Bowie's cool
-->I think ''{{Music/Lodger}}'' rules
-->My stepdad's a fool
** "Nowhere Nothin' Fuckup" borrows most of it's verse lyrics from "Oh! Sweet Nuthin'" by Music/VelvetUnderground, while the title is a reference to a fictional song mentioned in Creator/PhilipKDick's novel ''Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said''.
** "You Were Right" is a variation on the SongOfSongTitles, as every line of the verses quotes a lyric from a famous rock song (e.g. "You were right when you said [[Music/TheRollingStones 'you can't always get what you want']] / You were right when you said [[Music/TheFreewheelinBobDylan 'it's a hard rain's gonna fall']]"). Though they're not necessarily citing songs they're influenced by here, just ones that fit the pattern of being classic rock radio staples with pessimistic lyrics (or at least ones that have individual lines that sound pessimistic out of context).
** "Planting Seeds" has the lines "I've heard that they'll sell anything / And I think they might / I think Creator/BillHicks was right / about what they should do". This alludes to an oft-referenced Hicks quote: "If you work in advertising or marketing... kill yourself".
* Butter 08's "Dagobrah" is named after Dagobah, the [[SingleBiomePlanet swamp planet]] from Franchise/StarWars: The altered spelling is possibly for the sake of WritingAroundTrademarks, though the added "r" is distinctly pronounced in the chorus. Since it's a HardcorePunk pastiche, the song also parodies the spoken word section from Music/MinorThreat's "Out Of Step":
--> Listen! I'm not trying to tell you how you live your life!
--> I'm just saying there are a lot of things out there that are real important to people that I don't find much importance in...
-->Whether it's eating squishies or playing mini-golf!
* Buzzoven have admitted their name is a double {{Music/Melvins}} shout out - the name of Melvins vocalist Buzz Osborne (sometimes credited as King Buzzo) plus their song "Oven".
* Rapper Music/{{Cage}} originally went by the name '''Alex''', as a nod to ''Film/AClockworkOrange''. His single "Agent Orange" sampled Wendy Carlos' score from that film. ''Film/TheyLive'' is referenced in the artwork for his album ''Movies for the Blind''. [[Music/DeadKennedys Jello Biafra]], doing an imitation of [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush The Dubya]], says "I'll Fuck Anything That Moves!", quoting Dennis Hopper's character from ''Film/BlueVelvet''.
* The Cardigans' "Heartbreaker" has an intro that sounds a lot like "Black Sabbath" by Music/BlackSabbath, and at the end of the song that same part is reprised, with Nina Persson saying "Oh no, please God help me" in the same way Ozzy did in that song. As unlikely as it might seem, given how low they generally are on the MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness, the band are all fans of Ozzy-era Music/BlackSabbath, and have also done covers of "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" and "Iron Man".
* Music/EricCarmen's ''Make Me Lose Control'' has the line:
-->Jennifer's singing ''Stand by Me'' / And she knows every single word by heart
* In Music/CatherineWheel's 1995 song "Hole", the first lyrics of the chorus are "Always the pretty songs for us to sing along and get fucked up", which bears a similarity to the chorus of "In Bloom" by Music/{{Nirvana}}. (Probably the most common interpretation of this song is that it's about the death of Kurt Cobain.)
** From the same album, "Receive" includes the lyrics "Grow my hair long and strange / I'll be a walking mountain range", which is similar to lyrics from "I Shall Be Free No. 10" by Music/BobDylan.
** Then, from their next album, "Phantom of the American Mother" includes the lyrics "Now there's a sinking look in your eyes / Like black holes in the sky", which references "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" by Music/PinkFloyd. (Catherine Wheel also recorded a cover of the title track of the album that song was from, ''Wish You Were Here''.)
** Also, one of the songs on their second album is titled "[[Music/KingCrimson Fripp]]".
* In Chamillionaire's "Ridin'", there is a cassette tape deck and video output to a car TV monitor for one or more game consoles. "[=PlayStation=]" refers to the first UsefulNotes/PlayStation, or the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2, as the song came out in 2006. The video shows an UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}} controller.
-->"And my shine on the deck and the TV screen / And ride with a new chick, she like "Hold up" / Next to the [=PlayStation=] controller".
* The works of Music/CharlesIves are full of {{Shout Out}}s - particularly to marches, hymns, folk songs, and school fight songs.
* Chilly Kids' "At The Ice Arcade" references ''VideoGame/{{Asteroids}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Berzerk}}'', ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'', Grandmaster Flash, "The Message", ''VideoGame/PacMan'', Main/{{Pinball}}, and ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders''.
* Music/ChrisBrown's "Look At Me Now" references Cîroc vodka, Creator/CirqueDuSoleil, ''Series/GuidingLight'', ''Film/TheKarateKid'', Lamborghini, Music/LLCoolJ, and Sprite.
* Music/TheClash's version of "Police And Thieves" starts with Joe Strummer ad-libbing "Going through a tight wind!", which is a lyric from "Blitzkrieg Bop" by Music/TheRamones. It's possibly the earliest musical shout out the Ramones ever got, as the Clash song only came out a year after the first Ramones album.
* The video for Music/CyndiLauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" ends with a recreation of the stateroom scene from the Creator/TheMarxBrothers' movie ''Film/ANightAtTheOpera''.
* The lyrics to Music/DaftPunk's "Teachers" are essentially a long list of artists who have influenced them: the majority are [=DJs=] and producers involved in techno or house music, but a few less expected names being checked are Music/BrianWilson, Music/DrDre, and Music/GeorgeClinton.
* Danger Dan
** ''Ölsardinenindustrie''
-->Im Grunde will ich lieber ''[[VideoGame/MarioKart Mario Kart]]'' auf dem [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Nintendo]] spielen \\\
Und jede Stunde, die ich damit verschwendet habe ''[[VideoGame/MarioKart Mario Kart]]'' zu spielen
** ''Rumsitzen''
-->Heute will ich nur noch 'n Fuffi Weed und ein [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Nintendo]] \\\
Ich will einen alten UsefulNotes/GameBoy, mit ''VideoGame/SuperMarioLand'' und ''Videogame/{{Tetris}}''
* HipHop producer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura is apparently a big fan of comedian/actor/writer Chris Elliott:
** His duo with fellow hip hop producer Prince Paul, Handsome Boy Modeling School, named themselves after a fictional modeling school from an episode of the Elliott-starring sitcom ''Get a Life'', and their album ''So... How's Your Girl?'' frequently used samples from the same episode. The pseudonym Nakamura used for the Handsome Boy Modeling School project was Nathaniel Merriweather, which was probably meant to sound similar to Nathaniel Mayweather, Chris Elliott's character in ''Film/CabinBoy''.
** Another ''Cabin Boy'' reference he made was titling a mix album ''Wanna Buy A Monkey?'', after dialogue from the film. His publishing company is Sharkman Music, referencing the ''Cabin Boy'' character Chockie, who is "half man, half shark"... Similarly, when he produced [[Music/KoolKeith Dr. Octagon]]'s "halfsharkalligatorhalfman", he included some dialogue about Chockie as SpokenWordInMusic.
* The first verse of Music/DavidBowie's "Music/TheManWhoSoldTheWorld" seems to be from the perspective of the ''other'' man in "Antigonish" (the one who wasn't there).
** Also, the Bowie album ''Music/DiamondDogs'' is riddled with {{Shout Out}}s to Creator/GeorgeOrwell's ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour''. Examples include the tracks "We Are The Dead", "1984" (of course), "Big Brother," and possibly "Rebel Rebel," which is sometimes thought to refer to the character Julia in the novel. Why all the shout outs? Well, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Bowie originally wanted to make a musical based on]] ''Nineteen Eighty Four'' but couldn't get the rights from Mrs. Orwell, so he incorporated what he had written so far into a concept album.
** Bowie loves shout outs -- there's one right in the ''title'' of his first hit, [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey "Space Oddity"]].
* "Stuart" by Music/TheDeadMilkmen mentions "That Johnny Wurster kid that delivers papers in the neighborhood". The character in the song is named after Jon Wurster, a friend of the band best known for drumming for Music/{{Superchunk}}.
** In a much more overt shout out, they have an album called ''Literature/TheKingInYellow''.
** "Punk Rock Girl" mentions Mojo Nixon ("We asked for Mojo Nixon, they said 'he don't work here' / we said if you don't got Mojo Nixon, then your store could use some fixin'!").
** In "Fez", they make the self-effacing claim that "ripping off the Music/ButtholeSurfers is how we make our living".
* Music/DeepPurple's song "The Mule" includes these lyrics:
-->''No one sees the things you do\\
Because I stand in front of you\\
But you drive me all the time\\
Put the evil in my mind\\
Just another slave for the mule''\\
** The short story series ''{{Literature/Foundation}}'' includes an antagonist called "The Mule", who has MindControl powers, and operates in secrecy so that no one knows his real name or his appearance.
* The verses in Def Leppard's "Rocket" contain references to the Rolling Stones, David Bowie (twice), Elton John (also twice), the Beatles, Thin Lizzy, Queen and others.
* "Calling Elvis" by Music/DireStraits is a shout out to... well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin take a wild guess]].
* The Dismemberment Plan named themselves after an easily missed bit of dialogue from ''Film/GroundhogDay'': It's a phrase Ned Ryerson uses during one of the [[GroundhogDayLoop many times]] he attempts to sell Phil Connors insurance.
* A live atmosphere example: Music/{{Disturbed}} like to reference ''Film/SilenceOfTheLambs'', playing clips from it before certain songs. The most prominent example of this is the show entrance, which has the lead singer strapped down to a hand truck in a straight jacket, wheeled out on-stage by one of the road crew, dressed in a white coat.
* Numerous shout outs in Music/DoctorSteel's body of work. His song "The Dr. Steel Show" mentions and contains the tune of "[[Theatre/SouthPacific Bali Ha'i]]", referencing his secret island base. It also contains part of the tune of ''Series/HRPufnstuf'' (which also takes place on a mystical island). ''Spaceboy'' samples ''Music/AlsoSprachZarathustra''. The end of his song, ''Lullabye-bye'', contains the beginning of the Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This". The opening lines of his song, ''Ode to Revenge'', are a very twisted version of Nat King Cole's "Nature Boy". The song "Series/LandOfTheLost", itself an {{Homage}} to the Sid and Marty Krofft show, has a literal shout out, with a sample of Creator/RitaMoreno's "HEY YOU GUYS!" from ''Series/TheElectricCompany1971''.
* "[[Music/DonMcLean American Pie]]" has many. [[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory Speculation]], [[EpilepticTrees sometimes really wrong]], on ''what'' is referenced is common.
* Music/{{Drake}}
** "HYFR" references Georgia State University, and George Strait, “All My Ex’s Live in Texas”.
** "Pop Style" references Channing Tatum, Chevrolet Tahoe, and Kawasaki motorcycles.
** "Summer Sixteen" references Canada Goose, Music/JimiHendrix, Music/KanyeWest, and Music/LilWayne.
* On the subject of Dream Theater, the third movement of the song "Octavarium" is nothing but a gigantic list of well-placed shoutouts. The Other Wiki has a nice list right [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octavarium_(song)#III._Full_Circle here]].
* Music/DrDre's "Nuthin' but a "G" Thang" references Compton, Death Row Records, ''Film/{{Dolemite}}'', Dr. Dre, Evander Holyfield, Long Beach, and Snoop Dogg.
* Dr. Hook's "On the Cover of ''Rolling Stone''" is a dream about what this rock group will do if they end up being pictured there.
* Dum Dum Girls have said their name was inspired both by the Music/IggyPop song "Dum Dum Boys" from ''Music/TheIdiot'' and the Vaselines song and album ''Dum Dum''. It's been speculated that vocalist Dee Dee Penny's StageName was inspired by [[{{Music/Ramones}} Dee Dee Ramone]], but she's denied this.
* In the 1995 [[Music/DuranDuran John Taylor]] album track "Anon" (from his solo album ''Feelings Are Good and Other Lies''), he sings, "As for Little Buddha/I like Creator/KeanuReeves." Keanu dated John's ex-wife Amanda de Cadenet shortly after the two divorced.
* Music/DuranDuran shoutouts:
** Their debut album included an instrumental called "Tel Aviv". When lead singer Simon Le Bon was working on an Israeli kibbutz before joining the band, he used to hang out in Tel Aviv.
** ''Rio'' includes a song called "Last Chance on the Stairway", which in and of itself is a reference to the phrase "l'esprit d'escalier", or not being able to think of something good to say in response to someone else until it's too late. It also contains the lyric, "Just like a scene out of Voltaire, twisting out of sight," referring to how in many of Voltaire's works (''Candide'' in particular), the storyline twists and turns so fast the protagonists never seem to know what hit them.
** On their 1988 album ''Big Thing'', there's a song called "Lake Shore Driving", which is a ShoutOut to Chicago's Lake Shore Drive. Chicago is one of keyboardist Nick Rhodes's favorite cities.
** The band's name is derived from the MadScientist Durand Durand in ''Film/{{Barbarella}}''. Although they produced a song titled "Electric Barbarella" containing sound samples from the film, the lyrics have little to do with it, instead being about a {{Sexbot}}.
* Dynamite Hack named themselves for a line of dialogue in ''{{Film/Caddyshack}}'' - At one point in the film, Carl Spackler offers Ty Webb some marijuana, which he refers to as "dynamite hack".
** "Dear Kate," is a somewhat tongue-in-cheek ode to British model Kate Moss - her last name is never mentioned, but it's made clear through specific references to magazines she's appeared in, as well as a nod to the controversy over her waifish appearance. There's also this line, describing how the narrator's friends don't understand his celebrity crush on her:
-->They all think [[{{UsefulNotes/Pettanko}} you're flat]]
-->They all think your face looks like Eric Stoltz in ''[[{{Film/Mask}} Mask]]''.
* According to [[WordOfGod the band themselves]], the line "They stab it with their steely knives, but they just can't kill the beast" from the Music/{{Eagles}}' "Music/HotelCalifornia" is a ShoutOut to Music/SteelyDan. This line was actually a response to "Everything You Did" by Steely Dan, which includes the line "Turn up the Eagles, the neighbors are listening".
* The refrain of Edge of Dawn's "Beyond The Gate" echoes the ending of ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' notably Bowman's descent into the sun and transformation into the Starchild: "I'm a suicidal planet and I'm aiming for the sun, all the gravity inside me will give way to a beautiful calm..." The title may reference the Star Gate. The band itself is named after a song from Music/{{Covenant}}'s first album.
* The electronic band Music/EgoLikeness is named after the holographic portraits from ''Franchise/{{Dune}}''.
* Eiffel 65's "My Console" references The UsefulNotes/PlayStation console, and some [=PS1=] era games: ''[[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Tekken 3]]'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'', ''VideoGame/GranTurismo'', ''VideoGame/OmegaBoost'', ''VideoGame/BloodyRoar'', ''VideoGame/TheXFilesGame'', ''VideoGame/RidgeRacer'', ''VideoGame/{{Oddworld}}'', and ''Winning Eleven''.
* DoomMetal group Electric Wizard named themselves after two Music/BlackSabbath songs, "'''Electric''' Funeral" and "The '''Wizard'''". They've made further Sabbath references with album artwork: their self-titled album renders their name in a very similar font to that seen on the cover of Black Sabbath's own self-titled album, while the front cover to the EP ''Legalise Drugs And Murder'' is nearly identical to that of Sabbath's ''Master Of Reality''. Outside of that, they're fond of referencing horror films, often via SpokenWordInMusic clips.
* Music/EazyE's "Boyz-n-the Hood" references the 1964 Chevrolet Impala, Bacardi, Guess jeans, and Eazy's friend Kilo G (not the rapper Kilo-G). The remix version's prologue references Music/{{NWA}}'s "Gangsta Gangsta".
* Music/ElvisCostello:
** The opening line to his song, "London's Brilliant Parade," "Outside my window..." is said in a very similar way to Music/{{Cream}}'s song, "World of Pain".
* Music/{{Eminem}}
** "Like Toy Soldiers" references Music/FiftyCent, Music/JayZ, and Music/{{Nas}}.
** "Rap God" references Music/RunDMC.
** "'Till I Collapse" [[TakeThat/{{Music}} disses]] Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston, and references Andre 3000, Jadakiss, Music/JayZ, Kurupt, Music/{{Nas}}, Music/TheNotoriousBIG, Redman, and Music/TupacShakur.
** "We're Back" references Music/JayZ, Music/{{Nas}}, Music/TheNotoriousBIG, and Music/TupacShakur.
* Eric B. and Rakim's "Microphone Fiend" is one of the most quoted songs in hip-hop. A lot of subsequent tracks have included the line "kick a hole in the speaker/pull the plug/and then jet" as a shout-out.
* Music/EricChurch's 2013 single "Like Jesus Does" is book-ended by the line "I'm a long-gone [[Music/WaylonJennings Waylon]] song on vinyl". The second verse also contains the line "[[Music/DonMcLean I'm a good ol' boy drinkin' whiskey and rye on the levee]]".
* AlternativeRock / PopPunk band Eve 6 named themselves after a character from the ''[[Series/TheXFiles X-Files]]'' episode "Eve".
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABYnqp-bxvg The video]] for Feist's "1234" ''might'' be a shout-out to the "Bonjour!" song from ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'': The singer wears a spangly blue outfit while everyone else wears plain clothes in yellows, reds, greens, and purples (some wear blue jeans, but they don't [[EverythingsBetterWithSparkles sparkle]]).
* The Far East Movement song "Rocketeer" features references to ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' ("Where we go, we don't need roads") and ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' ("we're on to next level, Super Mario").
* The band Fightstar did an entire concept album about ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', and it's actually not bad.
** Not to mention a song entitled "Shinji Ikari"!
** And the song ''Lost Like Tears In Rain'' which is sung from Shinji's POV. It even ends with the line "It's Neon Genesis"! The title of the song itself is a reference to Film/BladeRunner.
* Music/FiveIronFrenzy's cover of "Sweet Talkin' Woman" ends with Reese Roper shouting "[[Music/ElectricLightOrchestra E.L.O.]], I have all your albums! Yes!"
** Also, a WholeSongReference in "A Flowery Song"--the chorus ''is'' the English Common Doxology.
* Music/FlamingLips "The Sun" features the line "It'd be so kind to see your face in my door", a slight variation on a lyric from Music/CaroleKing's "So Far Away" ("it'd be so ''fine'' to see your face in my door").
** Early in their career, they made a habit of referencing Music/TheBeatles: "The Spontaneous Combustion Of John" quotes "The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill" from ''Music/TheWhiteAlbum'' ("Like the first time Captain Marvel zapped him right between the eyes"). ''Oh My Gawd!!!'' is [[BookEnds book-ended]] with Beatles samples - opening track "Everything's Explodin'" starts with a SpokenWordInMusic clip from "Revolution #9" ("Take this, brother, may it serve you well") and closer "Love Yer Brain" ends with a loop taken from "Tomorrow Never Knows". And "Out for a Walk" includes a clip of "La Marseillaise" that seems to be taken straight from the intro of "All You Need Is Love".
* "Wind Up" by Music/FooFighters namedrops "Manimal" by hardcore punk band The Germs in the chorus ("Want a song that's indelible, like 'Manimal'"). Somewhat interestingly former Germs member Pat Smear was playing with the Foo Fighters at the time.
** "Times Like These" has "I'm a ''new day rising''" (an album by Music/HuskerDu).
* Franca Morgano - "Firewalker" has multiple shout-outs: "I can Walk on (the) Water (Catch) and I'm Walking in the Sky (DJ Encore), you just tumble in my footsteps when I'm walking Through the Fire (Chaka Khan)..."
* Music/FrankTurner loves employing this trope in many of his songs, but most obvious of all is in "Substitute". The first chorus references Shakespeare ("If music was the food of love...") and in the second references Music/TheBeatles ("If love is really all that we need...").
* Futuristic, ''Pound Cake (Remix)''
-->Listen to my art switch, spitting since cartridge \\
In a [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Nintendo]], [[UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo64}} Nintendo 64]] that's that ''[[VideoGame/MarioKart Mario Kart]]'' shit \\
''[[VideoGame/PerfectDark Perfect Dark]]'' bitch, change of heart, that's the game
* G-Eazy, ''California Culture''
-->Stayin' stoned to the bone, I couldn't be higher \\
Playing [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Nintendo]], ''[[Franchise/StreetFighter Street Fighter]]''
* Music/TheGame's "100" references Music/LilWayne, Music/TheNotoriousBIG, OVO Sound, Puff Daddy, and the Rolls-Royce Ghost.
* Music/{{Genesis}} examples:
** Plenty in ''Music/TheLambLiesDownOnBroadway''. "Needles And Pins" (The Searchers); "My run-run-Runaway" (Del Shannon); "Raindrops-a Keep Falling On My Head, they keep falling on my..." (Burt Bacharach); "I wandered lonely as a cloud" (Robert Burns); "It's only knock and know-all, but I like it" (Music/TheRollingStones), etc., etc.
** The ''3 X 3'' EP is a twofold reference. The EP's name is a reference to Music/TheRollingStones' album ''12 X 5'', and the cover of the EP is a black-and-white photograph of the band members jumping into the air in a very similar fashion to the cover of Music/TheBeatles' ''Twist and Shout'' EP.
* Music/GeorgeStrait's "Blue Clear Sky" got its seemingly-backwards title as a shout-out to ''Film/ForrestGump''.
* Gilby Clarke's solo debut album ''Music/PawnshopGuitars'' has a few.
** "Cure Me...Or Kill Me" mentions "the [[Series/TheAddamsFamily Addams Family]] blood"
** "Johanna's Chopper" mentions "Franchise/{{Superman}}'s magic train"
* God Lives Underwater titled their album ''Life In The So-Called Space Age'' as a Music/DepecheMode shout out - that phrase appears in quotes on the back cover of the Depeche Mode album ''Black Celebration''.
* On the booklet for Music/GunsNRoses' ''Music/UseYourIllusionI'', "You Could Be Mine" has thanks for Music/EltonJohn and his lyricist Bernie Taupin, as a title of one of their songs is on the lyrics ("'Cause I think ''we've seen that movie too!''").
* Grimes' album ''Geidi Primes'' is titled after Geidi Prime, a planet in ''{{Franchise/Dune}}'' - six of the ten songs on the album are also titled with ''Dune'' references. She also chose her stage name as a reference to the artist Ken Grimes.
* "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxi_Driver_%28song%29 Taxi Driver]]" by Gym Class Heroes namedrops several bands within only two minutes. The list that's linked probably isn't even complete.
** Their cover of [[Music/RedHotChiliPeppers "Under The Bridge"]] replaces the song's TitleDrop with the chorus of KRS-One's "The Bridge Is Over".
* The Hold Steady have a lovely shout out to Bruce Springsteen's famous line, "Tramps like us, baby, we were born to run" in their song "Charlemagne in Sweatpants" with the line "Tramps like us, and we like tramps."
** The Hold Steady have numerous shout outs to the likes of Dillinger Four, Jack Kerouac, Youth of Today, Seven Seconds, John Cassavetes, John Berryman and more.
** The Hold Steady have shout outs to their own songs: "Stay Positive" alone references "Hornets! Hornets!", "Positive Jam", "Massive Nights", "Sweet Payne", and "Most People are [=DJs=]". And that's just one song.
** The Hold Steady are a band composed of Shout Outs - poets, bands both obscure and well-known, previous events in the ongoing story of Holly, the Bible and earlier song lines and titles. There's now have a whole wiki devoted to explaining references.
** "Raise a toast to Saint [[Music/TheClash Joe Strummer]] I think he might have been our only decent teacher!"
* Music/TheHorrors thrive on this trope. Notable examples include:
** “Sheena Is A Parasite”, which is a ShoutOut to Music/TheRamones and their song “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker”. This makes more sense when you realize that the song is actually a short, brutally told history of punk rock.
** Faris openly lifted lines from the Jay and the Americans song “She Cried” for the bridge of “Who Can Say”.
** Their song “Monica Gems” is a general ShoutOut to Sixties PsychedelicRock.
** The band recently repainted their studio floor [[OrangeBlueContrast orange and blue stripes]] in homage to [[Music/PinkFloyd Syd Barret]].
* The iconic Ian Dury and the Blockheads single "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reasons_to_be_Cheerful,_Part_3#Composition Reasons to be Cheerful, Part 3]]" is a veritable list of shout outs to the things Ian found delightful, from Music/ElvisPresley and [[Creator/{{Motown}} Smokey Robinson]] to Steven Biko, Creator/WoodyAllen, Italian crooner Adriano Celentano, and the Creator/TheMarxBrothers.
* Music/IceCube, ''Friday''
-->My big homey just got out \\
Used to be down now he's just cracked out \\
He's 'bout hard as [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]] \\
In his sweat shirt, khakis and Chuck Taylors\\\
Smokin indo \\
Playin dat [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Nintendo]] \\
Hear a rat tat tat on my window
* The Music/IconaPop song "Girlfriend" uses lines from Music/TupacShakur's "Me And My Girlfriend". It uses the line "All I need in this life of sin is me and my girlfriend" from the chorus and changes "Down to the ride to the bloody end" to "Down to ride 'till the happy end". Tupac's song is about a gun while [=IconaPop=] sings about ThePowerOfFriendship (or [[LesYay romance]] to [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation some]]).
* Inquérito, ''Meu Super-Herói''
-->Meu bom velhinho me manda um [[UsefulNotes/{{Atari2600}} Atari]] se der \\
Põe na lixeira que aqui em casa não tem chaminé \\\
E a tv sempre mostrava ao contrário, num entendo \\
Criança feliz tinha que ter [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Nintendo]] \\\
Carregava sempre a mesma arma, a marmita \\
O desemprego era o medo, a [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Kryptonita]]
* Interface's ''Mirror, Mirror'' references a line from Assemblage 23's ''The Noise Inside My Head'': "A prisoner to the noise inside your head".
* Music/InThisMoment's "Big Bad Wolf" uses ''Literature/ThreeLittlePigs'' references as allegories about the protagonist.
* The video to the Music/{{INXS}} track "Mediate" is a homage to the "Subterranean Homesick Blues" section of the Music/BobDylan {{rockumentary}} ''Film/DontLookBack''.
* Ivan Ives, ''Villain''
-->Well, I guess y'all thought I was the shit \\
Cause like a [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Nintendo]], I got my [[UsefulNotes/The16bitEraOfConsoleVideoGames 16 bit]]
* Jared Evan, ''Super Nintendo (Outerlude)'': Video shows ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'' in an [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]].
-->What ya gonna do? \\
What ya gonna do when the game is over? \\
[[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Nintendo]], yea \\
But you ain`t on my level, aye
* Music/JasonAldean's 2013 single "1994" repeatedly name-drops 1990s country hitmaker Music/JoeDiffie and several of his song titles.
* Music/JayZ's "Big Pimpin'" references Bun B, Pimp C, and Timbaland.
* Jimmy Eat World's song "A Praise Chorus" contains a shout out to "Crimson and Clover" by Tommy James and the Shondells, "Our House" by Madness, "Why Did We Ever Meet" and "All of My Everything" by Promise Ring, "Don't Let's Start" by They Might Be Giants, and "Kickstart my Heart" by Motley Crue - all in one verse:
-->Crimson and clover, over and over\
Our house in the middle of the street - why did we ever meet?\\
Started my rock n' roll fantasy\\
Don't, don't, don't let's start\\
Why did we ever part?\\
Kickstart my rock n' rolling heart
** "Authority Song" has the lines "The DJ never has it / JMC ''Automatic''": JMC is an abbreviation for Music/TheJesusAndMaryChain, and ''Automatic'' is one of their albums.
* The fourth movement from Music/JohannesBrahms' Symphony No. 1 in C minor contains a very obvious shout out to Music/LudwigVanBeethoven's ''Ode to Joy'' -- written into the Symphony when Music/RobertSchumann named Brahms "the second Beethoven". After the Symphony was finished (it only took Brahms 14 years to write it) Hans von Bulow dubbed it "Beethoven's Tenth". When told the two symphonies bore a certain similarity, Brahms replied, "Any ass can see that."
* Johnny Polygon, ''Lovesick (Super Nintendo)''
-->Love sick, masochists if this is all we are \\
[[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Nintendo]] \\
It's okay, it's alright, we gon' get fucked up tonight \\\
I play too much [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Nintendo]] \\
Staring at TV \\
Looking through windows so long \\
Ooh, baby, it hurts so good (so long) \\
Ooh, baby, it hurts so good (so long) \\
I play too much Super Nintendo \\
Super Nintendo (so long)
* Music/JohnWilliams' theme to ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'' plays "When You Wish Upon a Star" from Disney's ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' quite clearly at one point. The tune is played as a message to the aliens at the end of the film.
* Music/{{Juniel}}'s stated ''Manga/OnePiece'' inspired her to write "Summer Vacation". Sure enough, the lyrics have lines like "With an old treasure map and a compass in our hands, let’s go to find our brilliant dreams".
* Though he's never mentioned by name, "D.A.N.C.E." by Justice is a tribute to Music/MichaelJackson. The biggest hints at this are blatant lyrical nods to his hits "P.Y.T." ("You were such a P.Y.T.") and "Black Or White" ("Neither black or white / it doesn't matter"), as well as The Jackson 5's "ABC" ("Just easy as ABC").
* Music/KanyeWest:
** "Bonnie & Clyde Freestyle" references Music/{{Eminem}}, Music/JayZ, Mase, Music/{{Nas}}, Music/TheNotoriousBIG, and Music/TupacShakur.
** "Breathe In Breathe Out" references ''Film/{{Candyman}}'', Lexus GS, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan Altima, [[Trivia/CentralProcessingUnit Pentium]], and the Sony Handycam.
** "Siiiiiiiiilver Surffffeeeeer Intermission" not only refers to ''Comicbook/SilverSurfer'' and ''[[Film/FantasticFour2005 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer]]''; it is a shout out to Max B and the mixtape ''Public Domain 2: Rise of the Silver Surfer''.
* Ken Ashcorp's "20% Cooler" is basically one big reference to ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', as obvious by the title coming from a memetic line stated by Rainbow Dash. It shout-outs to the cartoon many times.
* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bubOcI11sps announcing video]] by the Swedish band Music/{{Kent}} for their last album, ''Då som nu för alltid'' is basically ''consisting'' of this trope: It's full of references to old songs, albums and music videos by the band, in an amazing way.
* DJ Khaled's "I'm So Hood (Remix)" references ''Film/{{Batman}}'', Cadillac, ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', Joe Frazier, the New Orleans Saints, the Rolls Royce Phantom, and T-Pain's "I'm So Hood".
* Music/KidRock referenced "Amazing Grace" in "Cowboy": "I once was lost, but now I'm just blind", combining that line and the next, "Was blind but now I see". "Cowboy" references [[Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Amadeus Mozart]] and "Rock Me Amadeus" by Falco, and Beck's beer, Boone's wine, Four Seasons Hotel, Larry Flynt, and the Los Angeles Lakers.
** "All Summer Long"'s refrain ends with "singing Sweet Home Alabama all summer long" followed by the well-known guitar scores from the famous Lynyrd Skynyrd song.
** In "Bawitdaba", in addition to referencing Busy Bee Starski, "Rapper’s Delight" by Music/TheSugarhillGang, Jack Daniels Whiskey, and Southern Comfort, Kid Rock is giving a shout out to strippers, those who peruse at strip clubs, cars packed with speakers, gangstas consuming 40 oz. beers, prostitutes utilizing beepers, crackheads, critics, cynics, heroes at the methadone clinic, hookers in Hollywood, hoods throughout the world, gangs receiving money, Ford Mustangs, pornography, acquaintances in cell block six of a county jail, grits, and the notorious hijacker D.B. Cooper.
* Layzie Bone's "I Get Higher" references Toucan Sam of Froot Loops.
* "Sphinxes" from Music/LeonardBernstein's "Divertimento for Orchestra" is an unadorned representation of the principal theme which recurs throughout the work, much like the movement of the same name (intended not to be played) from Schumann's "Carnaval".
* The artwork to Liars' "There's Always Room On The Broom" single is an AffectionateParody of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Einst%C3%BCrzende_Neubauten_logo the logo]] of Music/EinsturzendeNeubauten - a crudely drawn broomstick and witch-hat are added to the stick figure-like symbol, and "Einstürzende Neubauten" is crossed out and replaced with "Liars".
* In Canadian electropop singer Music/{{Lights}}' song "Ice" she pays a brief lyrical homage to Music/VanillaIce ("...I'll let a little light melt the '''Ice Ice Baby!'''").
* Lil B, ''Video Game Master''
-->Yeah, Lil B bitch \\
Yeah! I'm overseas bitch, yeah, playing Creator/{{Nintendo}} \\
Video games, all games, nigga, all-terrain \\
All the things, about anything, man I don't care \\
Yes, all games, any game... \\
[[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Zelda-uh]] \\
[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Super Mario]], [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Smash Bros]], anything man, smash hoes like [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Smash Bros]] \\
Smash in the back of this NASCAR, yeah so hard \\
[[VideoGame/GranTurismo Gran Turis']], yes sir \\
[[Franchise/FinalFantasy Final Fantasy]] is the bitch \\
[[WebGames Flash games]], you better not play games \\
I'm not playin games, nigga [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 PS2]] bitch \\
Don't play games, I got [[UsefulNotes/{{Xbox360}} Xbox 3-6-Oh]], yes \\\
Yes sir, put on pause \\
Mod chips and mod chips, I got video games like mod chips \\
I got [[UsefulNotes/{{Xbox360}} 360 games on my XBox]] \\
Hundred million games on my [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation PS]] \\
Hundred million games on my [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 2]], bitch \\\
Video games, [[VideoGame/ETTheExtraTerrestrial ET]], [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} TT, Tekken 3, Tekken 6, 8]], haha \\\
Video games \\
Play video games, nigga, y'kna mean? \\
I told y'all I've been on them motherfuckin games since the [[UsefulNotes/SEGAGenesis Sega Genesis]] \\
[[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Nintendo]], y'kna mean? [[UsefulNotes/{{Atari2600}} Atari]], UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast, y'kna mean? \\
[[UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 PS2]] nigga, [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation PSOne]], y'kna mean? All that shit man, super fun \\
[[Videogame/MetalGearSolid Metal Gear Solid]] on y'all motherfuckers, y'kna mean? \\
I'm on y'all a hundred percent man \\
Hah, yeah \\
Video games, so real so strict \\\
$50, oh my fucking god I don't give a fuck, [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 PS2]], $50 games? Hahaha \\
Yeah \\
I just wanna tell y'all man, niggas playing video games all day
* Music/LilJon's "In Da Club" references ''Film/KillBill''.
* Lil' Troy's "Wanna Be a Baller" references 2 Low, the Chevrolet Impala, the Ford Expedition, Lil Ike’s Auto Collision, Lil’ Will, Lorinser, Mercedes-Benz, Moët & Chandon champagne, Short Stop Records, Swisher Sweets, Vogue Tyres, and Yungstar.
* Music/LilWayne's "10,000 Bars" references ''Film/AustinPowers'', Big Daddy Kane, Music/BigPun, Bill Gates, Corona beer, Creator/DiscoveryChannel, Ferrari, Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, Mase, Maybach, UsefulNotes/McDonalds, Mercedes-Benz, Nelly, Music/TheNotoriousBIG, ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor'', Music/TheProdigy, "Smack My Bitch Up", Range Rover, Music/TupacShakur, ''ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'', and ''Franchise/XMen''.
* Music/LimpBizkit's "Take a Look Around" has "[[http://www.lyricstime.com/eric-b-rakim-follow-the-leader-lyrics.html Follow me into a solo]], remember that, kid? So what you gonna do?"
* [[Music/TheLonelyIsland This is]] [[EarWorm the tale of]] [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Captain Jack Sparrow!]]
* The Finnish metal band Music/{{Lordi}} has the song "Bringing Back The Balls To Rock", which contains numerous references to Eighties rock, and one single's cover art is Music/{{KISS}}'s ''Creatures of the Night'' cover, but with them instead.
* The third movement of Luciano Berio's Sinfonia is a veritable potpourri of shout outs and quotations.
** The form of the movement is based on the third movement of Music/GustavMahler's Second Symphony.
** The orchestra plays snatches of Music/ClaudeDebussy's "La Mer", Maurice Ravel's "La Valse", Creator/IgorStravinsky's "The Rite of Spring", as well as quotations from Arnold Schoenberg, Anton Webern, Music/JohannesBrahms, Henri Pousseur, Paul Hindemith and others.
** An octet of singers and narrators intone (there's no other description) texts from Beckett, Joyce and others.
* Ludacris
** "Area Codes" references ''Film/NewJackCity'' and ''Series/NorthernExposure''.
** "Beast Mode" references ''Series/ThirtyRock'', Creator/AlecBaldwin, ''VideoGame/AngryBirds'', ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', Bed, Bath & Beyond, ''Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy'', ''Def Jam'', Website/{{Facebook}}, Creator/ForestWhitaker, Honda Civic, John Dillinger, ''Series/{{Martin}}'', ''VideoGame/PacMan'', ''Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'', ''Franchise/StarWars'', Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}, ''ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'', and ''Franchise/XMen''.
** "Get Lit" references ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty: VideoGame/ModernWarfare'', Lamborghini Aventador, and Nike Air Jordan sneakers.
** "He-Man" references ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'', ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'', and ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh''.
** "Hip Hop Quotables" references ''Film/AustinPowers'', ''Series/CrankYankers'', Donald Trump, Ferrari, Foot Locker, the National Basketball Association, Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles, Shaquille O'Neal, and ''Franchise/StarWars''.
** "Not Long" references ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983''.
** "Number One Spot" references ''Film/AustinPowers'', Cristal champagne, Music/IceT, UsefulNotes/McDonalds, Mike Tyson, Nike sneakers, and ''Series/TheOReillyFactor''.
* Music/MarianasTrench gives a shout out to Music/ImogenHeap, Music/TheBlackEyedPeas, and Music/MumfordAndSons in "Pop 101" while the lyrics reference Music/JustinBieber and the video references Music/{{LMFAO}}, Music/{{Kesha}}, and Robin Thicke.
** "Here's to the Zeros" gives a TakeThis shout out to the success of [[Music/CarlyRaeJepsen "Call Me Maybe"]].
* Music/MarilynManson has Omega, his persona throughout the ''Music/MechanicalAnimals'' ConceptAlbum + Part 2 of his triptych. Omega is an [[Music/DavidBowie androgynous space alien turned rock star]].
* "Down At The Twist And Shout" by Mary Chapin Carpenter (a song about her love of cajun music) mentions the band [=BeauSoleil=]. [=BeauSoleil=] provided background vocals for the song.
* Max Tundra's "Gondry" is all about how cool director Michel Gondry's music videos are (and how much he'd like Gondry to direct a video for him, despite the fact that it'd probably be too expensive). There's yet to be a Michel Gondry directed Max Tundra video, but Gondry did in fact hear the song - The booklet included with ''Director's Series, Vol. 3 - The Work of Director Michel Gondry'' includes a letter he sent to Max Tundra about it, complete with an outline of what kinds of videos he could shoot for different listed budgets.
* The British band Music/{{McFly}} is named after Marty [=McFly=] in the ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' trilogy.
* Music/MercuryRev's "Delta Sun Bottleneck Stomp" ends with the repeated line "Waving goodbye, I'm not saying hello", which seems to echo a line in The Music/FlamingLips "Felt Good To Burn" ("I wasn't waving goodbye, I was saying hello"). It's probably an intentional nod, because Mercury Rev's Jonathan Donahue was in The Music/FlamingLips when they had written "Felt Good To Burn" itself.
* Method Man
** "4:20" references ''Literature/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', Mercedes-Benz, ''Literature/{{Tarzan}}'', and Timberland.
** "4 Ever" references Coretta Scott King and Twix.
* Music/MichaelKamen's score for ''Film/DieHard2'' quotes Mrs. Gulch's theme from ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' for the moment when [=McClane=] uses a bicycle to take out a bad guy!
** Music/JohnWilliams' score for ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' has one for the Wicked Witch of the West's theme as Dooku is on a "flying scooter" - perhaps noting a parallel betwen that vehicle and a FlyingBroomstick.
* Mike Watt's ''Contemplating The Engine Room'' is a ConceptAlbum about working in a ship's engine room, which is meant as a metaphor for his experiences in Music/{{Minutemen}} (among other things). Accordingly, when his AuthorAvatar narrator gives a long list of fellow crew members in "Topsiders", he actually uses the names of various people who had some connection to SST Records, the record label the band were on: Members of Music/BlackFlag, Hüsker Dü and The Meat Puppets are named, as are people like frequent SST RecordProducer Spot, Black Flag roadie Mugger, and Black Flag and Minutemen cover artist Raymond Pettibon. The album also has a couple of references to "Fireman Hurley", who is clearly meant to be former Minutemen drummer George Hurley.
* "I Love 64" by mind.in.a.box: "[[Music/TheBeatles Will you still love me when I'm sixty-four (bits)?]]"
* The EP ''Supernaut'' by [[{{Music/Ministry}} 1,000 Homo DJs]] has a cover that homages that of Music/BlackSabbath's ''Master Of Reality'' - fittingly enough, the title track is a Black Sabbath cover.
* Monuments - the song "Horcrux" is a ShoutOut to HarryPotter, as in the part of The Amanuensis's storyline the song tells the main character has to hand over a piece of himself to the gatekeepers of the Garden of Sankhara (the basic principle of a horcrux in the Harry Potter franchise).
* The Mooney Suzuki named themselves as a shout out to two former {{Music/Can}} vocalists: Malcolm '''Mooney''' and Damo '''Suzuki'''.
* The Music/{{vocaloid}} song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eYAKofgVIM Full Moon Laboratory]] by Music/{{mothy}} is a shout out to ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''.
* Moulty Records was an independent record label that mainly released Boston GarageRock and {{Punk}} music, and was named after Victor "Moulty" Moulton, the drummer from 60's Boston garage rock group The Barbarians. There was also a pun involved: They wanted to release records with "hooks", as in catchy refrains, and Moulty lost a hand for an accident and thus had a literal hook in its place.
* Murda Turk, ''Dat Doen We Niet Meer (Remix)''
-->[[Franchise/{{Superman}} Up, up and the way we go]] \\
''[[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Star Trek: Enterprise]]'' \\
Lay low, ik blijf zo \\
[[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Nintendo]] \\
Ik ben old school, ik ben oude school
* The parade theme adopted by Music/MyChemicalRomance during their performances of ''Music/TheBlackParade'' was an allusion to Music/TheBeatles' ''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand''.
* My Morning Jacket's "Librarian" mentions "Rainy Days and Mondays" by the Music/{{Carpenters}}, and alludes to Karen Carpenter's death.
* The video for "Ghost" by Music/MysterySkulls is a shout-out of ''Film/TheExorcist'', right down to the girl levitating off the bed.
* "99 Red Balloons" by Nena references ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'':
-->"Everyone's a superhero, everyone's a Captain Kirk"
** If you look at the German lyrics, it means that everyone ''thinks'' they are Captain Kirk - that they live in deluded states, really. Which is why they think 99 balloons are a nuclear threat.
--> Hielten sich fuer Captain Kirk
* Randy Newman's "Kathleen" quotes the 1958 Italian pop hit "Nel blu dipinto di blu," better known in the English-speaking world by the title used for Dean Martin's TranslatedCoverVersion: "Volare"
-->"Nel blu, dipinto, Dipinto di blu
-->Felice de stare, Di stare lassu"
-->That means you love him and he loves you
-->"Piu bel ci sono Ci sei tu"
* [=OnCue=], ''Inhale Exhale''
-->Cause I felt like I had them, since I was 9 with ''[[VideoGame/AladdinCapcom Aladdin]]'' \\
On the [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Nintendo]], so please tell me where did this time go?
* Nelly
** "Hot in Herre" references Jason Kidd.
** "(Hot Shit) Country Grammer" references the Chicago Bulls, Cocoa Puffs, Kenwood, Music/MCHammer, Mercedes-Benz, Range Rover, [=Seattle SuperSonics=], ''Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'', and Too Short.
** "Ride Wit Me" references Cristal champagne, Mercedes-Benz, Range Rover, and ''Series/WheelOfFortune''.
* Music/NickiMinaj's Anaconda, which also uses a remixed sample from Music/SirMixALot's Baby Got Back, has a part in its lyric video where Nicki suddenly appears inside the theater of Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 and seems to really scare Tom Servo.
* "Jaw Knee Music" by NOFX is just a big collection of {Shout Out}}s to classic punk bands, including the Music/TheDeadKennedys, Music/BlackFlag, Stiff Little Fingers and many others.
* The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Juicy" references the battle between the [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Nintendo]] and [[UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis Sega Genesis]] in the UsefulNotes/ConsoleWars, often given a [[{{ShoutOut/Music}} Shout Out]]:
-->[[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Nintendo]], [[UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis Sega Genesis]] \\
When I was dead broke, man I couldn't picture this
** A$AP Rocky, ''New York Bittersweet Symphony''
-->And I'm blowing up fast so I feel like [[Music/TheNotoriousBIG B.I.G]] \\
With the [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Nintendo]], [[UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis Sega Genesis]]
** Chris Morris, ''Super Nintendo'' samples "Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis" from Music/TheNotoriousBIG's ''Juicy'', and samples ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' The "Super Nintendo" album cover shows [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Ryu and Ken]], [[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry Donkey Kong]], [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Link]], [[VideoGame/PunchOut Mike Tyson]], [[Videogame/NinjaGaiden Ryu Hayabusa]], [[Franchise/{{Kirby}} Kirby]], [[VideoGame/MetroidPrime Samus Aran]], [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario and Wario]].
-->On this [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Nintendo]] I go so hard \\
My light bill large and I ain't paying the rent bro \\
And if they cut it shit that's what my friends for \\
I'm all Up in they crib tryna play my Nintendo\\\
''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Street Fighter's]]'' my game, ''[[Franchise/MortalKombat Mortal Kombat]]'' the same \\
Ryu And Liu Kang Will send your ass to Japan \\
Bet five and it's on \\
A fireball to your chest \\
Finish off with a combo and put 'em to rest \\
Mom's yelling for chores and my girl says she's bored \\
So I turn off the game and I'll be back in the morn \\
Yeah I'll be back in the morn.
** King Chip, ''Dear Hip-Hop''
-->[[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Nintendo]], [[UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis Sega Genesis]] \\
I was ten years old with the flow I reminisce
** Minority$ociety, ''Dreams''
-->Who know the old days can change the way you think \\
No taking it for granted, could be gone in a blink of an eye \\
Now it's too late, click rewind \\
Back to my [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Nintendo]], [[UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis Sega Genesis]] days.
** Music/SnoopDogg, ''Santa Claus Goes Straight to the Ghetto'':
-->I want a [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Nintendo]] ... yeah, [[UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis Sega Genesis]], yeah \\
[[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Street Fighter II]], all these games...
** Spose, ''Why Am I So Happy?''
-->When I was six, my biggest worry if I can reminisce \\
Was that I’d have a [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Nintendo]] but not a [[UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis Genesis]]
** Teiji Mack, ''Cigarett Trips''
-->Full crib, [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Nintendo]], [[UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis Sega Genesis]] \\
Back then the buttons for the [[Franchise/StreetFighter Hadouken]], seemed limitless \\
Pressing anything to hit a [[Franchise/MortalKombat fatality]]
** Too Far Boyz, ''Juicy ;)''
-->[[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Nintendo]], [[UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis Sega Genesis]] \\
That's what I used to to before I found my dick.
* The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Hypnotize" references the BMW M3, Coogi, "Da Doo Ron Ron" by The Crystals, the Detroit Pistons, DKNY, ''Film/KingOfNewYork'', the Lexus [=LX450=], ''Series/{{Martin}}'', the Mercedes-Benz [=SL600=], Moschino, ''ComicBook/RichieRich'', ''Series/{{Roots|1977}}'', ''Series/StarskyAndHutch'', ''Franchise/StarWars'', Timberland boots, Fruit of the Loom Underoos, and Versace.
* Ogre You Asshole are named after dialogue from ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds'', sort of: The story goes that drummer Arata Nishi ran into Eric Judy of Music/ModestMouse, who were touring Japan at the time, and being a fan, he asked Judy to name their band - he replied "I can't" at first, but then he wrote "Ogre You Asshole" on Nishi's arm. It was only later that the band learned it was a reference to the movie, which none of them had seen. After the band did take the time to watch the film, they made a further shout out by calling an album ''[=AlphaBeta=] vs. Lambda'', after the dueling fraternities at the center of the plot.
* Okkervil River's song "Plus Ones" from their album ''The Stage Names'' is a SongOfSongTitles, and the same album's closer, "John Allyn Smith Sails", fuses a story about the suicide of poet John Berryman with a cover of the song "Sloop John B".
* Orange Goblin included a pretty major shout out to Black Sabbath in their song "Nuclear Guru". They borrowed the final verse of Sabbath's "Into the Void" for their song's final verse.
-->Mama said she's come to take us home\\
Leave this broken planet all alone\\
Find a world where love is there to stay\\
Peace and happiness in every day\\
It's gonna be okay
* One verse of "Rip It Up" by Orange Juice ends in the line "...and my favorite song is entitled boredom", which is a shout out to the Music/{{Buzzcocks}} song "Boredom". The lyric is immediately followed by a musical quote of that song's distinctive two note guitar solo.
* Ozma's ''Rock And Roll Part Three''. It wasn't their [[ChronologicalAlbumTitle third release]] [[note]] It was actually their debut, not counting a self-released demo[[/note]] or a sequel to anything else called "Rock And Roll"; the title was meant as a nod to Gary Glitter's "Rock And Roll, Part One" and "Rock And Roll, Part Two".
* Panic! At The Disco's first album, ''A Fever You Can't Sweat Out'', has several Chuck Palahniuk references, most obvious in the song "Time to Dance".
* Peter, Paul and Mary's "I Dig Rock-And-Roll Music" directly references by name, The Mamas and the Papas and "California Dreaming" and indirectly references their drug habits (John Phillips would, years later, admit he gave drugs to his daughter [=McKenzie=]), by mentioning how he could really get on the scene that the Mamas and the Papas were into, but he couldn't flat out admit what it was because "if I really say it, the radio won't play it." Donovan and Music/TheBeatles are also name-dropped in the same song.
* Petty Morals named themselves after a Music/KeithRichards quote. During a trial resulting from a drug raid, Richards was quoted as saying of himself and the other members of Music/TheRollingStones "We are not old men. We are not worried about petty morals". The band also sells t-shirts based on the quote.
* Pinback's "AFK" includes the line "I miss you, but not in a Music/{{Slint}} way". This is most likely a reference to the Slint song "Good Morning, Captain", which ends on a very creepy note with Brian [=McMahan=] [[CarefulWithThatAxe shrieking "I MISS YOU!"]]
** "Hurley" is named as a shout out to former Music/{{Minutemen}} drummer George Hurley: [[NonAppearingTitle He's not actually mentioned anywhere in the lyrics]], but the song samples the drum beat from "It's Expected I'm Gone".
* Music/PoetsOfTheFall
** The title of their first album, (and later ''Temple of Thought'' [[BonusMaterial Bonus Track]]) ''Signs of Life,'' is a nod to Music/PinkFloyd’s instrumental of the same name.
** Zoltar the Fortuneteller, the SadClown automaton singer from the video for "[[https://youtu.be/MKk1u5RMTn4?list=PLjACqN5i5sDWIIpg-5EB4WcitMMqnXhFP Carnival of Rust]]," is named for the Zoltar Speaks machine in ''Film/{{Big}}.''
** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3rYhyIk8jM&list=PLjACqN5i5sDV1jkUkrNCzytFOlYdQN8rM The Ultimate Fling]]" has nods to two of Firm/DirtyHarry’s quotes in its chorus; specifically, "Make my day," and "Do [[BeamMeUpScotty you]] feel lucky?"
* The first lyrics from "Movin' On Up" by Primal Scream are "I was blind, now I can see / You made a believer out of me", which are very similar to the lyrics in the bridge of "Yoo Doo Right" by Can, a band that Primal Scream have mentioned in interviews as an influence on them.
* Music/{{Prince}} shout-outs:
** "Get Your Groove On": "Bring the player, I'll bring the [=CDs=] / But don't U put nothing slow on / That new D'Angelo, some N.P.G. / And we'll make a bet 2 see who keep their clothes on."
** "Good Love": "Music/GustavMahler No. 3 jammin' on the box."
** "Undisputed": "My level is now what you must learn to rise above / Talk to D'Angelo or better yet ?uestlove."
* Speaking of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', the entirety of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0j5XWnb8aE A Thousand Angels]] by Rachel Macwhirter is basically a shout out to it.
** She's also done a ''Webcomic/HannaIsNotABoysName'' fan song, which can be found [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPzeZp7-JuY here]].
* Music/TheRadiatorsUS:
** "Long Hard Journey Home" is a tribute to Music/ProfessorLonghair, who is namechecked in the first line.
** "I Want to Go Where the Green Arrow Goes" references the [[ComicBook/GreenArrow comic book character]].
** "Sunglasses On" is full of references to the [[Literature/TheBible biblical]] character Moses.
** ''The Last Watusi'' (their farewell concert and album) was a reference to Music/TheBand's farewell concert and album, ''The Last Waltz''. A watusi, like a waltz, is a type of dance--but a much less...respectable one.
* The Raveonettes have said they arrived at their name by mashing up references to two of their main musical influences: Specifically, it's meant to be a shout out to both the GirlGroup The Ronettes and the Music/BuddyHolly song "Rave On".
* Music/RedHotChiliPeppers' "Good Time Boys" includes several prominent references to other bands: Music/{{Fishbone}} ("Funk it up, Fishbone"), {{Music/X}} ("If you don't believe me just ask John Doe", along with a brief sample of "White Girl"), Music/{{Minutemen}}, and [=fIREHOSE=] ("He'll tell you in a '''minute''' about the '''men''' he knows / he'll tell you 'bout a band called [=fIREHOSE=]"). A line mentioning "the Watt towers" might also be an oblique reference to Mike Watt (who was in both Music/{{Minutemen}} and [=fIREHOSE=]).
** "Melowship Slinky In B-Major" from Music/BloodSugarSexMagik has "''Good god, [[Music/JimiHendrix purple haze]] now / Good god, [[Music/BadBrains the baddest of brains]] now''".
*** One of their {{B Side}}s is an instrumental titled "Fela's Cock" - fans who don't catch the reference to Nigerian musician and political activist Music/FelaKuti tend to assume it's a typo for "''Flea'''s Cock".
** "Deep Kick" has the line "...but the Music/ButtholeSurfers always said 'it's better to regret something you did than something you didn't do'", referencing the intro to Music/ButtholeSurfers' "Sweat Loaf".
** "Purple Stain" off of ''Music/{{Californication}}'' is chock-full of these.
* Music/ReeceMastin has a few in "Rock Star" the music video and song, one to his audition on Series/TheXFactor, one to Music/EmmaStone and Music/{{Pink}} and Patrone and some other moments in his history.
* Music/ReelBigFish have references to their other songs in the song "Alternative, Baby".
* "On the Radio" by Regina Spektor: "On the radio/We heard [[Music/GunsNRoses November Rain]]/The solo's real long/But it's a pretty song" and "And on the radio/You hear November Rain/That solo's awful long/But it's a good refrain"
* The Rentals' "Sweetness And Tenderness" has the lines "It's just like when Music/GaryNuman says / 'you're just a viewer, cold and distant'". Minus the actual namedrop, this is a slight paraphrasing of Gary Numan's "Conversation" ("You're just the viewer, so cold and distant").
* "Life Is a Rock (But the Radio Rolled Me)" by Reunion, in addition to being a SongOfSongTitles, drops ''tons'' of references from 50s, 60s and 70s pop culture. (Although the reference to UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper ''isn't'' a ShoutOut. Hopefully.) If you're interested, see the list at the end of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_is_a_rock this article]] at Wiki/TheOtherWiki or, perhaps better still, watch [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16kh-AP4OCU this video]].
** Incidentally, [=McDonald's=] used the music from "Life Is a Rock" for their "Menu Song" in the late 80s. (Mmm, [=McDLT=].)
* Rittz, ''Profit''
-->No tours and shit, no [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Nintendo]], but I got cartridges
* Rocket From The Crypt named themselves after another band, Rocket From The Tombs - this became slightly more confusing when Rocket From The Tombs, who had broken up in 1975 without releasing an album and were mainly heard via [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes bootleg recordings]], reunited and started releasing official studio albums. The Rocket From The Crypt album ''Scream, Dracula, Scream!'' was named after a Music/WesleyWillis catchphrase, although Wesley probably got it from the title of {{blaxploitation}} horror parody film ''Film/ScreamBlaculaScream'' to begin with.
* Redman's "Dunfiato" references Berkeley College, Darryl Strawberry, ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'', Kendrick Lamar, Martin Luther King Jr., Michael Jordan, Serena Williams, ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', Tic Tac mints, and Wayne Gretzky.
* Remy Banks's ''Saturday'' references Apple Jacks, Billionare Boys Club, Cartoon Network, Children of the Night.
* The name of PowerPop band Ridel High is a pun combining Rydell High, the fictional high school setting of ''Film/{{Grease}}'', with the name of their vocalist, Kevin Ridel.
* The title of [[Music/HootieAndTheBlowfish Darius Rucker's]] second country album (and third solo album), ''Charleston, SC 1966'', is a shout-out to Radney Foster, one of the main influences on Rucker's country career. Foster's debut album, which Rucker said "showed me the possibilities of country music", was named after Foster's birthplace and year of birth: ''Del Rio, TX 1959''. One guess as to where and in what year Rucker was born...
* "Road Trip" by Scottish folk-rock band Runrig includes a paraphrase of Music/BruceSpringsteen with the line "'Cause, baby, tramps like us were born with the ''cianalas''" (Gaelic for homesickness).
* The end of Music/{{Rush}}'s "The Spirit Of Radio" has a spoof of the last line of Music/SimonAndGarfunkel's "The Sound Of Silence".
* RZA's "And Justice For All" references Ghostface Killah, "Can It Be All So Simple", ''Film/FullMetalJacket'', ''Comicbook/GhostRider'', ''In The Heat of The Night'', Julius Erving, ''Series/{{Mash}}'', ''Series/{{Roots|1977}}'', and ''Trapper John, M.D.''
* Almost [[OnceAnEpisode Once An Album]], Music/{{Sabaton}} has a song made entirely of references to other metal songs, bands or lyrics.
* Music/{{Sade}}'s song ''Smooth Operator'' has the following lyrics:
-->''[[AlbumTitleDrop Diamond life]], lover boy\\
He move in space with minimum waste and maximum joy\\
City lights and business nights\\
When you require streetcar desire for higher heights''
->Which is a shout out, of course, to the movie, ''Film/AStreetcarNamedDesire''.
* Saigon, ''Oh yeah (Our Baby)''
-->I remember one time I was over at my Auntie house \\
Spending the night. And we playin' [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Nintendo]]
* Scott Walker's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMUk1R_fKEA "The Seventh Seal"]] is a lyrical homage to the Ingmar Bergman film [[Film/TheSeventhSeal of the same name]].
* Seth Gueko, ''Barre de Fer''
-->Du coup j'crève mes ballons, j'me console avec ma [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Nintendo]]
* MC Silk, ''[=#Hot16challenge=]''
-->Synapsy stymulowane [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Nintendo]] \\
Dla zasady suki synu, jak samuraje kendo
* Simon Curtis' "Joystick" is an innuendo filled IntercourseWithYou song consisting completely of video game references.
** His song "Diablo" uses a piece of "If U See Amy" by Music/BritneySpears.
* [[Music/OCRemix Sixto Sounds & zircon's]] [[VideoGame/MegaMan3 Flash Man]] remix "Nuclear Flash" includes a short riff from the old Ruby-Spears ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'' cartoon. [[http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR01702/ Hear it here]] (section in question is at ~1:56).
* Skepta, ''Mike Lowery''
-->Yes, London! You know: fish, chips cup o' tea, bad food, worse weather, [[Film/MaryPoppins Mary fucking Poppins]], London \\\
I just say [[Film/{{Candyman}} Candyman]] five times in the mirror but nothing ain't happening \\\
I been producing since ''[[VideoGame/MarioPaint Mario Paint]]'' on the [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Nintendo]].
* In Music/TheSmashingPumpkins' song "If There Is a God", the singer ponders that if there were a God, He'd like "his loud guitars and his [[Music/TheRiseAndFallOfZiggyStardustAndTheSpidersFromMars spiders from Mars]]".
* Music/SnoopDogg
** "Drop It Like It's Hot" references Chandon champagne, Ice Cream sneakers, Rolex, and the Rolls-Royce Phantom.
** "Gin and Juice" references Daz Dillinger, Kurupt, Long Beach, and Tanqueray gin.
* South Park Mexican
** "Hillwood" references Cadillac and Lexus.
** "You Know My Name" references Chevrolet Impala and Lexus.
* Solarstone's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1E8DUibDUSo "The Last Defeat, Part 2"]], in addition to being stylistically reminiscent of Music/SarahMcLachlan, includes the lyric "A Sweet Surrender".
* In the middle of Music/SoulCoughing's "Casiotone Nation", Mike Doughty throws in quotes from the title theme from ''Film/YorTheHunterFromTheFuture'' ("Yor, Yor, he's the man, he's the man") and Music/{{Fugazi}}'s "Waiting Room" ("everybody's movin', everybody's movin', everybody's movinmovinmovinmovin'!").
* Spencer Owen's ''Uncaged'' references ''Franchise/HarryPotter'', Dumbledore, Hermione, Snape, and Susan Sarandon.
* [=SpongeBOZZ=]'s ''Streetfighter'' references [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Nintendo]], Jack in ''[[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Tekken 6]]'', Ryu and Ken in ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', ''Film/FightClub'', Creator/HeathLedger, ''Film/KissOfTheDragon'', ''Film/OngBak'', Creator/JohnWoo, Creator/JackieChan, Creator/BruceLee, and ''Franchise/MortalKombat''.
* Music/StevieWonder's "Sir Duke" from ''Music/SongsInTheKeyOfLife'' has a lot of references to 1940s musicians (names not appearing in the lyrics in square brackets):
-->Music knows it is and always will \\
Be one of the things that life just won't quit\\
But here are some of music's pioneers\\
That time will not allow us to forget\\
For there's [Count] Basie, [Glenn] Miller, [Louis] "Satchmo" [Armstrong]\\
And the king of all Sir Duke [Ellington]\\
And with a voice like Ella [Fitzgerald]'s ringing out\\
There's no way the band can lose
* Music/AlStewart has a lot:
** "Terminal Eyes" is a deliberate imitation of "[[Music/TheBeatles I Am the Walrus]]." The liner notes dedicate the song to "egg-men everywhere."
** "Year of the Cat" mentions Creator/HumphreyBogart and Creator/PeterLorre.
** "Song on the Radio" mentions French florist [[http://www.lilypaloma.fr/ Lily Paloma]].
** "Flying Sorcery" references the Wright Brothers, Leonardo Da Vinci, Manfred von Richtofen's "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jagdgeschwader_1_%28World_War_I%29 Flying Circus]]," [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Havilland_Tiger_Moth de Havilland Tiger Moth]] biplanes, British aviatrix [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_Johnson Amy Johnson]], and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hal_Far_Fighter_Flight the Gloster Gladiator biplanes that flew in defense of Malta in WWII]].
** As you might expect, his other historical songs are full of them.
* Stephanie Mabey's "The Zombie Love" is about a zombie woman who falls for a living man. Being a late 2000s, early 2010s song it [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece obviously]] references a certain book.
-->And all of your friends, they'd try to kill us. But only because they'd be jealous that our love is deeper than [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Edward and Bella's]].
* Music/RichardStrauss's symphonic poem "Ein Heldenleben" (A Hero's Life) has a section titled "The Hero's Works of Peace" which is mostly made out of {{Leitmotif}}s lifted out of Strauss's previous compositions. These include several each from Strauss's popular tone poems "Don Juan," "Don Quixote" and "Also Sprach Zarathustra," but the single most frequent source is his little-known first opera ''Guntram''.
* Music/{{Sublime}}
** "April 29, 1992" references "Deep Cover" by Music/SnoopDogg and Music/DrDre.
** "Caress Me Down" references the ''Franchise/GIJoe'' Kung Fu Grip and Ron Jeremy.
** "Doin' Time" references Bradley Nowell, DJ Marshall Goodman, Long Beach, California, and the Dalmatian Lou Dog.
** "Garden Grove" references Garden Grove, Lou Dog the Dalmatian, and the music from Jamaica.
** "KRS-One" references Music/KRSOne, Breath Control by D-Nice and KRS-One, and Elijah Muhammad.
** "Smoke Two Joints" references "Rock Me Tonight" by Freddie Jackson.
** "STP" references Flava Flav, Just-Ice, Matt Vargas, and {{Reggae}} music.
** "What I Got" references Long Beach, California, the Dalmatian Lou Dog, "Lovin'" by Half Pint, "My Mom Smokes Pot" by the Rolling Scabs, "The New Style" by the Beastie Boys, and "Nappy Heads" by Fugees,
** "Wrong Way" references "It’s Up To You" by The Specials.
* Sugar Ray's "Fly" has the line "Twenty-five years old, my mother, God rest her soul." This is a direct reference to a line from Gilbert O'Sullivan's "Alone Again, Naturally", in which the mother's age was 65.
** "Rivers" was written to sound like a Music/{{Weezer}} song, and its NonAppearingTitle refers to Weezer's Rivers Cuomo. The shout out was apparently appreciated; about ten years later, Rivers Cuomo wrote "Love Is The Answer" for Sugar Ray to perform, and appeared on their version of the song.
* "Alive" by Music/{{Superchick}} has a reference to Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy.
* Swashbuckle, a pirate-themed ThrashMetal band, begins their song "Cruise Ship Terror" with some dialogue that ends with "[[Music/{{Megadeth}} Take no prisoners, take no shit!]]" They also have a song, "We Are the Storm," is shouts out to Music/Alestorm and other FolkMetal bands.
* Teenage Fanclub named their album ''Thirteen'' after the Music/BigStar song of that name. Another nod to a Big Star song title was in the liner notes to ''Bandwagonesque'' - the "thank you" list had the heading "Thank You Friends".
* Music/ThousandFootKrutch's song "I Get Wicked" has the line "P.S.: Don't play me like a [[UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS 3DS]]."
* Music/TitusAndronicus use quite a few shout outs in their music, perhaps the most badass being the ones in reference to Bruce Springsteen. See: "Tramps like us, baby we were born to '''DIE'''!"
* Tone-Loc's ''Funky Cold Medina" tells how "Just like Mick Jagger, ''I can't get no satisfaction''."
* Music/ToriAmos has given shout outs to Creator/NeilGaiman in many of her songs:
** "If you need me, me and neil'll be hangin' out with the DREAM KING / Neil says hi by the way," in "Tear in Your Hand".
** "Get me Neil on the line. No, I can't hold. Have him read 'Snow Glass Apples' where nothing is what it seems," in "Carbon" refers to Gaiman's short story, "Snow, Glass, Apples".
** "Seems I keep getting this story twisted so where's Neil when you need him," in "Space Dog".
** "and if there is a way to find you, I will find you. but will you find me if Neil makes me a tree," in "Horses" refers to [[http://www.hereinmyhead.com/neil/plug.html a deal between Tori and Gaiman]] during his writing of ''Stardust''.
** "Got a sister named Desire...Teach me about them old worlds big brother," in "A Sister Named Desire".
** "Where are the Velvets?" in "Hotel" refer to characters from ''Neverwhere''.
** "Wednesday...so we go from year to year with secrets we've been keeping..." in "Wednesday," referring to the character in ''American Gods''.
** "Neil is thrilled he can claim he's mammalian/'But the bad news,' he said, 'Girl, you're a dandelion.'" in "Not Dying Today".
** She also includes him in the album credits of ''From the Choirgirl Hotel'', ''Scarlet's Walk'', ''Strange Little Girls'', ''Under the Pink'', and ''To Venus and Back''.
** Also, a shoutout to Music/NineInchNails in "Precious Things": "With their nine inch nails and little fascist panties..."
* Music/{{Train}}'s "Soul Sister" has the line "Hey soul sister, ain't that MrMister on the radio, stereo", referring to the group that performed "Broken Wings".
* Two Song Place, a subunit comprising Music/FTIsland's Song Seunghyun and comedian Song Eunyi, parodied many KoreanPopMusic music videos that were popular the time in their video for "Age Height". They parodied
** Music/{{EXO}} twice, first by reenacting "Wolf"'s... tree scene, and secondly with "Growl" by having the two and their backup dancers dancing in uniforms like the original.
** Sunmi's "24 Hours" by having Eunyi depressingly sit on the bed in a white shirt like the soloist.
** [[Music/{{TwoNEOne}} 2NE1]]'s "Missing You" by having Eunyi plus some female backup dancers reenacting a group scene.
** miss A's "Hush" by Eunyi and female backup dancers dancing the choreography in the same outfits plus the comedian biting the lollipop like Suzy.
** Troublemaker's "Now" with the pair copying the backhug and car scenes and Seunghyun spoofing Music/{{B2ST}}'s Hyunseung's ComicBook/TheJoker scene.
* ''Tyga'''s Switch Lanes references Chris Brown, Chris Tucker, [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII E-Honda]], ''Money Talks'', Nike Air, and Rihanna.
* [=UFO=]'s "Doctor, Doctor" has an incredibly obvious shout out to Music/LedZeppelin in its "Livin', Lovin'" chorus, although they make it sound original by taking it in a different direction. They also reference a band playing "[[Music/JimiHendrix Little Wing]]", and have an album with the incredibly Springsteen-ish title ''The Wild, the Willing, and the Innocent''.
* A few shout outs crop up on the album ''Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?'' by The Unicorns:
** "Les Os" has the lines "Is this love of ours alive? / Is it chemically derived?", which paraphrase "What Is The Light" by Music/FlamingLips ("What is the light / that you have / Shining all around you? / Is it chemically derived?").
** "Ready To Die" mentions [[Music/TheNotoriousBIG Biggie Smalls]] in it's lyrics, so it's probably not a coincidence that the song shares it's name with his first album.
** "(I Was Born) A Unicorn" includes a spoken breakdown that parodies Creator/VincentPrice's spoken word section of [[Music/{{Thriller}} "Thriller"]].
* Music/{{U2}}'s "Staring At The Sun" included the line "Stuck together with God's glue", which is a reference to an album of the same name by Something Happens.
* Vampire Weekend's song "Holiday" has a first line ("Holiday, oh, holiday, and the best one of the year") that closely echoes the first line of Fairport Convention's "Matty Groves."
* The title of Velvet Crush's ''Teenage Symphonies To God'' is a shout out to Music/TheBeachBoys - Brian Wilson was frequently quoted as describing the never released ''Smile'' as "A teenage symphony to God". They also called a compilation ''A Single Odessey'' as a shout out to The Zombies' ''Odessey And Oracle'' (note that both titles spell "odyssey" the same way).
* {{Grindcore}}[=/=]HardcorePunk band Venomous Concept have a name that plays on the name of HardcorePunk band Poison Idea - According to the band themselves, their name is meant to sound like "Poison Idea" rendered in IntentionalEngrishForFunny, so it's both a tribute to Poison Idea and an AffectionateParody of Japanese hardcore bands with GratuitousEnglish names.
* Aside from being named after a ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' character, Veruca Salt have made a lot of shout outs to other bands:
** The album ''American Thighs'' is named for a line in Music/{{ACDC}}'s "You Shook Me All Night Long".
** ''Eight Arms To Hold You'' was also a WorkingTitle for a [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] album (which became ''Help!'' instead).
** In another Beatles reference, the bridge to "Volcano Girls" parodies "Glass Onion":
-->Told you 'bout the Seether before
-->You know the one who's neither or nor
-->Well here's another clue if you please
-->[[TheWalrusWasPaul The seether's Louise]]
** The bridge of "Born Entertainer" is a nod to Music/CheapTrick's "I Want You To Want Me":
-->I want you to want me
-->I need you to need me
-->I dare you to ditch me
-->I beg you to miss me
** "Number One Blind" includes a short bridge with the repeated lyric "It is time", a confirmed reference to Music/ThePixies' SingleStanzaSong "Stormy Weather".
** "Laughing In The Sugar Bowl" has the lines "[[{{Music/LedZeppelin}} 'Whole Lotta Love']] is playing on the radio" and "[[{{Music/TheB52s}} 'Dirty Back Road']] is playing on the stereo".
* Music/VisionDivine to Survivor's "Eye Of The Tiger" on their instrumental Nemesis.
* [[Music/WalkOffTheEarth Walk Off The Earth's]] "[[https://youtu.be/1bt-FHaFVH8 Red Hands]] references "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Betty Black Betty]]":
-->Don't put the blame on me, child, the damn thing gone wild
* Music/{{Weezer}} have a few songs full of these:
** "I look just like Music/BuddyHolly, oh, oh, and you're Creator/MaryTylerMoore..."
*** And the video to that song is a homage to ''Series/HappyDays'', complete with footage from the series.
** "In The Garage" references the Franchise/XMen, Music/{{KISS}}, and ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons,'' while "El Scorcho" mentions Music/GreenDay, Cio Cio San from the opera ''Theatre/MadameButterfly'', and professional wrestlers Johnny Grunge and New Jack.
** "Heart Songs" is essentially an earnest {{Narm}} filled ListSong of Rivers Cuomo's musical influences (the fact that one of these is [[MemeticMutation 'Never Gonna Give You Up']] doesn't help).
** "Jamie", "Susanne", and "Mykel And Carli" are tributes to the band's lawyer, an A & R assistant at their record label, and the former leaders of their fan club, respectively.
** And, of course, "Pork and Beans" -- while the song itself is mostly {{Take That}}s to the mainstream (Timbaland is even mentioned by name), the video is ''filled'' with {{Shout Out}}s to [[MemeticMutation YouTube memes]], with a lot of Internet celebrities personally appearing in original footage.
** "Devotion" includes a somewhat obscure KISS reference: Rivers Cuomo mentions being "no six foot, hot look, all American man" in that song, whereas in "All American Man", Paul Stanley refers to himself as "a six foot, hot look, all American man".
* Music/WeirdAlYankovic directly quotes a verse of the ''Series/GilligansIsland'' theme in "Amish Paradise": "No phone, no lights, no motorcars, not a single luxury. Like Robinson Crusoe, it's as primitive as can be". Also, "[[Music/{{Prince}} Tonight we're gonna party like it's 1699"]].
** The name and cover of Al's fifth album, ''Even Worse'', are an obvious reference to Music/MichaelJackson's ''Music/{{Bad}}''.
* The band Whirlwind Heat named themselves after the cover art to Music/SonicYouth's ''Goo''. Said album cover includes the following text: "I stole my sister's boyfriend. It was all '''whirlwind, heat,''' and flash. Within a week we killed our parents and hit the road"
* "I've Seen All Good People" by Music/{{Yes}} has the background vocals "[[Music/JohnLennon All we are saying/is give peace a chance]]". Along with another Lennon shoutout in the lead vocals, "send an instant karma to me/initial it with loving care."
* HeavyMetal band Zimmers Hole named their album ''When You Were Shouting At The Devil... We Were In League With Satan'' after two metal albums from the eighties, Music/MotleyCrue's ''Shout At The Devil'' and {{Music/Venom}}'s ''In League With Satan''. It supposedly came out of a band member overhearing an argument about who was "more metal" and turned into a band in-joke; Since Venom are considered more "underground" than Motley Crue, the title translates to "when you were a poseur, I was the real deal".
* What would happen if some radio executive somewhere decided that it would be a good idea to form a bubblegum pop band aimed solely at [[FanGirl teenaged female nerds]]? They might end up with something like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=189QSTKC5no "Yuri the Only One",]] a pop song whose lyrics are ''entirely composed of video game and anime references.'' A sample of the lyrics:
-->[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion You're my angel out of Tokyo-3]],\\
[[CelShading Cel-shaded face]] [[FanVid in an AMV]],\\
Just like [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Ranma, you're the better half of me.]]
** Hell, the opening riff of the song is the main theme of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''.
* The album ''Prayer for the Weekend'' is filled with {{Shout Out}}s: "The Worrying Kind" has the line "[[Music/DavidBowie just a mortal with potential of a superman]]," "New Pollution" actually shifts into a lyrical and musical parody of "Amazing Journey" from ''Music/{{Tommy}}'' at the start of the chorus, and the title track is one long ShoutOut to Alice Cooper. Beyond that, a line from "Little Dysfunk You" is "always quoting Morrisey, but did you ever do it with a boy?"
* A trance tune called "14 Hours To Save The Earth" references a line from the ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}'' movie: "But we only have 14 hours to save the earth!" One of the mixes is called the Rocket Ajax mix, after War Rocket Ajax from the same movie.
* A couple SouthernRock bands have songs containing a bunch of {{Shoutout}}s to other SouthernRock bands or artists:
** MollyHatchet's "Gator Country" [[ShoutOut shouted out]] to Music/LynyrdSkynyrd, CharlieDaniels, [[Music/TheAllmanBrothersBand Richard Betts]], ElvinBishop, the MarshallTuckerBand, and TheOutlaws.
** And TheCharlieDanielsBand song "The South's Gonna Do It Again" [[ShoutOut shouted out]] to the MarshallTuckerBand ("them Tucker boys"), Music/LynyrdSkynyrd, [[Music/TheAllmanBrothersBand Richard Betts]], ElvinBishop, Music/ZZTop, BarefootJerry, and "C.D.B." (themselves).
* Eurobeat songs frequently contain shout-outs, for example "Go Rocky Joe" by Maximum Power, in addition to being [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong very similar to]] "Spiderman" by Mark Foster, has the line "Rocky Joe, now somebody's watching you", shouting out to "Somebody's Watching Me" by Rockwell.
* The NewWaveOfBritishHeavyMetal was chock-full of bands named after songs by Music/ThinLizzy, [=UFO=], and Music/JudasPriest. Chinatown, Black Rose, Heavy Pettin', Obsession, and Dissident Aggressor, just as the tip of the iceberg. Later speed metal bands borrowed Exciter (Music/JudasPriest song, band initially an Iron Maiden clone), Music/{{Overkill}} (Music/{{Motorhead}} song), and Machine Head (Music/DeepPurple album).
* Two CoveredUp versions with Shout Outs to the performer of the cover: Seal's "Fly Like an Eagle" goes into the chorus of his song "Crazy", and Lenny Kravitz's "American Woman" goes "I gotta go! I gotta get away! Baby I gotta go! I wanna ''fly away!''".
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7pJFMZPlUs Taj Mahal's "Jorge Ben"]] is a full song shout out to South American musician Jorge Ben Jor, who wrote [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYOojpMqQSQ "Taj Mahal"]] - which was well known for being Rod Stewart's "inspiration" for his one disco single(of which le later lost a lawsuit over).
* Music/TupacShakur
** "5 Deadly Venomz" references ''Film/FiveDeadlyVenoms''.
** "California Love" references Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers, Elliot Ness, Inglewood, Locs sunglasses, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Oakland, Pasadena, Sacramento, and San Francisco.
* Ty Dolla $ign's "Blasé" references Bombay Sapphire, Christian Louboutin, Hennessy, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Ludacris's "Area Codes", and Nate Dogg.
* Warren G's "Annie Mae" references Music/TheSugarhillGang's "Rapper's Delight".
* Creator/WillSmith's "Gettin' Jiggy With It" references ''Series/TheJeffersons'', the Los Angeles Lakers, Oakland Raiders, and Shaquille O'Neal.
* Music/WuTangClan
** "Bring Da Ruckus" references ''Film/The36thChamberofShaolin'', ''Film/FrightNight1985'', Richard Nixon, Steven Seagal, and ''Film/ShaolinAndWuTang''.
** "16th Chamber" references ''Series/TheAndyGriffithShow'', Bo Jackson, ''Five Fingers of Death'', ''WesternAnimation/HongKongPhooey'', Mystic beer, and Snapple.
** "Can It Be All So Simple" references Honda Acura Legend, Jeep, Lexus, Toyota Land Cruiser, and ''Film/ShaolinAndWuTang''.
** "Clan in Da Front" references Ballantine's Finest, ''Claudine'', ''Film/CooleyHigh'', ''Film/{{Dolemite}}'', Music/EllaFitzgerald, ''Franchise/IndianaJones'', ''The Mack'', ''Film/MiracleOnThirtyFourthStreet'', Pampers Diapers, and ''Film/ShaolinAndWuTang''.
** "Da Mystery of Chessboxin'" references ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'', ''Film/EnterTheDragon'', ''Film/FiveDeadlyVenoms'', Creator/JacquesCousteau, Mariah Carey, ''Series/{{Roots|1977}}'', ''Film/ShaolinAndWuTang'', Timberland, Toyota Land Cruiser, and ''Franchise/TheTwilightZone''. , while the title references the 1979 movie ''Mystery of Chessboxing''.
** "I Can't Go To Sleep" references Big L, Music/BigPun, ''Series/CandidCamera'', Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King Jr., Medgar Evers, Music/TheNotoriousBIG, and Music/TupacShakur.
** "Method Man" references ''Film/The36thChamberofShaolin'', ''WesternAnimation/FatAlbertAndTheCosbyKids'', ''Film/MaryPoppins'', ''Film/ShaolinAndWuTang'', and ''Literature/ThreeLittlePigs''.
** "Protect Ya Neck" references Arnold Schwarzenegger, Joe Frazier, ''Franchise/TheLoneRanger'', Pablo Escobar, ''Film/ShaolinAndWuTang'', "She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain", ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'', and Tevin Campbell.
** "Shame On A Nigga" references Lexus, ''Anime/{{Voltron}}'', and ''Film/TheWarriors''.
** "Triumph" references ''Comicbook/GhostRider'', ''Literature/TheGunsOfNavarone'', ''Franchise/MortalKombat'', Puma sneakers, Rod Strickland, Sonny Liston, and ''Theatre/AStreetcarNamedDesire''.
** "Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing ta Fuck Wit" references ''Executioners from Shaolin'', ''Series/FamilyFeud'', ''The Gavin Report'', Super Cat, ''Franchise/{{Tarzan}}'', and Zulu Nation.
** "Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber" references Joe Frazier, ''Series/{{Maverick}}'', Muhammad Ali, ''Mystery of Chessboxing'', and Nike sneakers.
** "Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber, Pt. 2" references ''Film/GoodMorningVietnam'', Joe Frazier, Lexus, ''Series/{{Maverick}}'', Muhammad Ali, ''Mystery of Chessboxing'', ''Night Flight'', and Creator/SpikeLee.
* Wynonna Judd's "Girls with Guitars" has the riffs to "Sunshine of Your Love" and "Smoke on the Water". The final line of the song quotes Music/DireStraits' "Money for Nothing" as well.
* XV
** ''80's Baby''
-->Getting a [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Nintendo]] was a thing in your dreams \\
I was the first one on the block with it, felt like a king
** ''Awesome'' references Cuba Gooding, Jr., ''Film/DeathProof'', ''Series/FullHouse'', Music/PinkFloyd, Planters peanuts, and ''Film/WaynesWorld''.
* Yo Gotti's "Down in the DM" references Angela Simmons, BMW, Instagram, Facetime, and Snapchat.
* Your Old Droog, ''Sonic Youth''
-->Team [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Nintendo]], I never played [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]] as a youth \\
NBA Live with Mitch Richmond on the cover
* Galaxy Hunter's ''Quantum of Galaxy'' album is named after the James Bond film ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'', and the intro track has the line "I am Hunter, Galaxy Hunter" along with interpolating the 007 theme's progression.
* The verse of More's "Around the World"(not to be confused with ATC's hit released the same year) is a melodic reference to Music/{{Europe}}'s "The Final Countdown".
* The first verse of Music/{{Steps}}' "Deeper Shade of Blue" quotes Music/TheInkSpots' "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall". The chorus also references the line "Planet Earth is blue, and there's nothing I can do" from Music/DavidBowie's "Music/SpaceOddity".
* The main lyric of "Magic Carpet Ride" (no relation to the Steppenwolf song) by Mighty Dub Katz is a reference to "White Horse" by Laid Back: "If you wanna get high, get on my carpet ride. If you wanna get rich, you're gonna pay like it's a bitch."
* Near the end of Jr. Jr.'s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nq0mpgHNapc "Gone"]] video, the chorus line of disembodied legs performs a gravity-defying 45-degree lean similar to that in Music/MichaelJackson's "Smooth Criminal", but sideways.
* The bridge of Music/MariahCarey's "Fantasy", which SampledUp Music/TomTomClub's "Genius of Love", covers the first verse of the original song.