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Araki has a big thing for non-Japanese music, particuarly classic rock and prog rock. The sheer number of references in his work is baffling. This was a nightmare regarding translation, since most of the names were copyrighted, so they had to rename a lot.[[note]]And that's not counting years of the fans directly translating the names to the band names when the pronunciation was different, e.g. Wamuu rather than Wham! (Wamu!).[[/note]] And as it went on, a little pop group here, a little rapper there, in addition to more contemporary bands.

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[[folder:''Phantom Blood'']]
* '''[[Music/RonnieJamesDio Dio]] [[Creator/MarlonBrando Brando]]'''
* '''Wang Chan''' → Wang Chung, a pop group of TheEighties.
* '''[[Music/REOSpeedwagon Robert E.O. Speedwagon]]'''
* '''Poco''', named after the 70's band of the same name.
* '''Will A. [[Music/LedZeppelin Zeppeli]]'''
* '''[[Music/EmersonLakeAndPalmer Tarkus]]''' and '''[[Music/{{Yes}} Bruford]]'''
* The Sage '''[[Music/TomPetty Tonpetty]]''' and his disciples '''[[Music/DireStraits Dire and Straizo]]'''
* The zombie that attacks Jonathan and his friends before meeting the monks is named [[Music/BryanAdams Mr. Adams]].
* Four of Dio's zombies are named '''[[Music/LedZeppelin Page, Plant, Jones and Bornnam]]'''.
* One of Dio's minor zombie henchmen is named Doobie after the soft rock band The Doobie Brothers.
* '''[[Music/{{Styx}} Father Styx]]'''
* When Jonathan meets Dio at his castle, he boasts to have come from Hell to fight him, much like [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar Kenshiro shouted to Shin]] before their duel. In another parallel, after Dio is defeated and falls off the tower, a boy asks why Jonathan couldn't truly hate Dio.
* Jonathan himself shares a name with another protagonist of a 19th century vampire novel, [[Literature/{{Dracula}} the one that started it all]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:''Battle Tendency'']]
* '''Smokey Brown''', named after the R&B singer Smokey Robinson.
* '''Caesar Anthonio [[Music/LedZeppelin Zeppeli]]'''
* '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisa_Lisa Lisa Lisa]]''' and her servants '''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenny_Loggins Loggins]]''' and '''Messina''', the latter named after an ex-member of the band Poco.
* '''Wired Beck'''. The first name is a reference to one of Jeff Beck's albums, and the other, well...
* The Pillar Men are named '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Santana Santana]], [[Music/{{ACDC}} Esidisi]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wham! Wamuu]] and [[Music/TheCars Kars]]''', all of them after bands of similar names.
* '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzie_Q Suzi Q]]'''.
** Suzie Q's name may also be a reference to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzi_Quatro Suzie Quatro]].
* Lisa Lisa kills Wired Beck in classic ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' fashion - complete with Joseph assuring Beck that "YouAreAlreadyDead."
* During the flashback when Speedwagon's plane was hijacked, Joseph is reading ''Franchise/{{Superman}}''. In the TV anime, it is replaced by ''Manga/{{Baoh}}'', an earlier work of Araki's.
* The Pillar Men seek the Red Stone of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aja_(album) Aja]].
* The island where Joseph's training with Lisa Lisa and Caesar takes place, Air Supplena Island, is named after the band [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Supply Air Supply]].
* The song "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyxOXjZHl9U Propaganda]]" from the anime quotes ''Creator/FriedrichNietzsche'', more specifically ''Literature/AlsoSprachZarathustra''.
** Speaking of the OST, "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjqVgj3Qrzw Welcome to the World]]" opens with a guitar riff too similar to "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9O6e7cgkeqw Owner of a Lonely Heart]]" for it to be unintentional. Cemented by the fact that "Owner" and "Roundabout", the show's ending theme, are both songs by the band Yes.
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[[folder:''Stardust Crusaders'']]
* In the beginning, Holly was singing Little Eva's hit (rerecorded by many other artists from Music/GrandFunkRailroad to Music/KylieMinogue), "The Loco-Motion".
* When Joseph demonstrates the powers of Hermit Purple, a series of images appears, one of them being the cover of Tom Petty's debut solo album ''Full Moon Fever''.
* All of the initial Stands are named after the [[TarotMotifs Major Arcana Tarot cards]]. Later, Egyptian God names are used, and when they ended, band names were the source.
* '''Jotaro Kujo'''[='=]s last name is a nod to the Creator/StephenKing novel ''Literature/{{Cujo}}''.
** When the crew registers in the hotel run by Enya, Jotaro registers under the alias "Qtaro Kujo", a reference to the children manga ''Obake no Q-taro'' by Fujiko Fujio.
* '''Muhammad [[Music/PaulaAbdul Avdol]]'''
** One of his attacks with Magician's Red is called Crossfire Hurricane, after the first line from Music/TheRollingStones' "Jumpin' Jack Flash" ("I was born in a crossfire hurricane...")
* '''Jean-Pierre [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Polnareff Polnareff]]'''.
** The character's sister is named Sherry, after the singer's hit song "Tout, Tout Pour Ma Chérie" (''everything for my darling'').
** Silver Chariot's helmet resembles ''Fist of the North Star''[='=]s Jagi.
** He does a ShoutOut to Literature/ThePrincessBride, more exactly towards Inigo Montoya. Although they look and act nothing alike, Polnareff and Montoya have oddly similar backstories, both being European fencers who lost a family member after they were killed by a man with a deformed hand. It's outright [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] when he and Kakyoin are finally facing J. Geil and losing (badly). J.P. calmly explains to a desperate Kakyoin that, when the moment of revenge arrives, you don't just shout random insults. There's a certain code you have to follow, and there are some precise phrases that have to be spoken. [[MyNameIsInigoMontoya You know]] [[YouKilledMyFather how]] [[PrepareToDie it ends.]]
* '''Gray Fly''' is named after Music/TheEagles member, Glenn Frey.
** His Stand, Tower of Gray, which represents coming disaster, matches Glenn's M.O. of assassination by [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident causing fatal transportation accidents]].
** The stand's extra mouth is inspired by that of the title creature in ''Film/{{Alien}}''.
* The false '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_and_Tennille Captain Tenille]]'''.
** Dark Blue Moon is a ShoutOut to ''Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon''.
* '''Forever''' is named after the album ''[[Music/WuTangClan Wu-Tang]] Forever''. He uses a Stand called Strength.[[note]]''Stardust Crusaders'' predates both the formation of the Wu-Tang Clan and the release of Wu-Tang Forever. However, Araki didn't give Forever his name in the initial serialization of Stardust Crusaders but instead in an art book released in 2000.[[/note]]
** Strength was inspired by the famous ghost ship ''Mary Celeste'', while parts of its appearance (especially in the OVA) were influenced by the 1980 horror movie ''Death Ship''.
* '''{{Music/Devo}} The Cursed'''. In the Viz translation, he's called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soul_Sacrifice Soul Sacrifice]].
** The cursed murderous doll possessed by his Stand Ebony Devil is a ShoutOut to ''Film/ChildsPlay''.
* '''[[Music/TheBeatles Rubber Soul]]'''.
* '''Hol Horse''' either references hip-hop group Full Force's name or rock duo [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hall_%26_Oates Hall & Oates]].
* '''[[Music/TheJGeilsBand J. Geil]]''', renamed '''[[Music/TheJGeilsBand Centerfold]]''' in the Viz translation.
* '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nena Nena]]'''
* '''Music/{{ZZ|Top}}'''
** Wheel of Fortune was inspired by the films ''Film/{{Christine}}'' and ''Film/{{Duel}}''.
* '''[[Music/{{Enya}} Enya]] the Hag'''
* '''Music/SteelyDan''', changed by the Crunchyroll sub changed his name to [[{{Franchise/Superman}} Dan of Steel]]
* '''Arabia Music/FatsDomino'''
* '''Mannish Boy''' is named after a song by Music/MuddyWaters, a blues musician
** Death Thirteen attacks people in dreams, reminiscent of [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]].
* '''Music/{{Cameo}}'''
* '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bette_Midler Midler]]''', a character who's better known as a playable character in the FightingGame
* '''Music/{{Iggy|Pop}}'''
* '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Youssou_N%27Dour N'Doul]]'''
* '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oingo_Boingo Oingo & Boingo]]''', whose names are changed in the Viz translation for [[Music/ThePolice Zenyatta and Mondatta]]
* '''Music/{{Mariah|Carey}}'''
* '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alessi_Brothers Alessi]]'''
* Anubis's victims '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaka_Khan Chaka and Khan]]'''. His original user was Caravan Serai, named for one of Santana's albums.
* '''Music/{{Pet Shop|Boys}}'''
* '''Music/KennyG'''; gets renamed "[[Music/MichaelJackson Billie Jean]]" for the English releases.
* Brothers '''Daniel J.''' and '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terence_Trent_D%27Arby Telence T. D'Arby]]'''
* '''Music/VanillaIce''', whose Stand is called Music/{{Cream}}.
* US Senator '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilson_Phillips Wilson Phillips]]''', DIO's unwitting chauffeur
* Dio's name in Part III is shortened to just "DIO" and written in all caps as well and writing it consistently in English letters even in Japanese printings, changing the shoutout to Ronnie James Dio's band, also named "DIO." His gained Stand is named The World, after the namesake tarot card.
** Dio hiding in Egypt is a reference to the DIO song ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_in_Line Egypt (The Chains are On)]]''
* In the manga version of the scene where Joseph uses Hermit Purple on a TV to get a message from randomized channels, ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'' and ''Film/TheGodfather'' are among the shows displayed. The anime removes the references, but still shows a character asking where "Michael" is and adds a reference to ''Gorgeous Irene'', one of Araki's previous works. Also shown on the TV is an all-female talk show called ''[[Series/TheView The Vision]]'', complete with a host who looks like Creator/WhoopiGoldberg.
* When Joseph is revived via the blood from DIO's corpse after having his own blood drained, he tries to prank Jotaro by pretending to be possessed by DIO. He's spared from a vicious beating when he proves it's really him by remembering the name of the lead actress from ''Franchise/{{Tarzan}} the Ape Man'' (Creator/BoDerek) and the singer of the parody song "Eat It" (Music/WeirdAlYankovic - Yankovic himself even posted an excerpt of the scene [[https://www.instagram.com/p/4KYC8sGu_1/ on his Instagram account]]!)
* Episode 8 of the ''Stardust Crusaders'' anime has cameos of [[Franchise/LupinIII Lupin and Jigen]] when the party enters the hotel.
* Episode 12 appears to have a nod to Part 4 in one shot: when it shows the outside of the hospital Joseph is escaping from, the Morioh town M logo can be seen.
* Joseph claims he knows how to ride a camel because he's seen ''Film/LawrenceOfArabia'' three times.
* When Kakyoin wakes up from his nightmare in Episode 19, Polnareff tells him he thrashing around and shaking the bed like ''Film/TheExorcist''.
* The opening for the second season of the ''Stardust Crusaders'' anime is titled "Sono Chi no Kioku~end of THE WORLD" which may refer to Pat Metheny Group's [[labelnote: *]]who provides the ending theme "Last Train Home"[[/labelnote]] "To the End of The World" and DIO's "End of The World".
* During the gambling with the elder D'Arby, Joseph taunts him by intentionally mispronouncing his name. This is probably a reference to ''Film/TheSting'', in which a trickster character keeps keeping a mafioso's name wrong during a poker match to make him lose his cool.
* The English Dub of Episode 20 has Mannish Boy yell "crap baskets!", which according to WordOfGod is an intentional reference to WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged.
* In the dub of the Empress episode, Joseph scolds Polnareff for being tricked by Nena, or as he so kindly puts it, being "[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidV played like a damn fiddle.]]"
[[/folder]]

[[folder:''Diamond is Unbreakable'']]
* '''Josuke Higashikata''''s stand: [[Music/PinkFloyd Crazy Diamond]]. ''All Star Battle'''s English release changes it to "Shining Diamond" which retains the reference, though on a more subtle level.
** He also physically resembles Elvis, what with his hair and all.
* '''Anjuro "Angelo" Katajiri''''s name is inspired by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%27Angelo D'Angelo]].
** "Angelo" uses a stand named [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asia_(band) Aqua Necklace]].
* '''Koichi Hirose''''s stand: [[Music/PinkFloyd Echoes]].
** Koichi also looks like Gohan (Super Saiyan 2 version) from ''Manga/DragonBall'', while Echoes Act 1 and 2 bears similarities to the villain Cell, in that both take three forms, with the first two forms having a long tail and the second and third having progressively more humanoid shapes. Act 3 may also be likened to the villain Frieza.
* '''Okuyasu Nijimura''''s stand: [[Music/TheBand The Hand]].
* '''Keicho Nijimura''''s stand: Music/BadCompany.
* '''Toshikazu Hazamada''''s stand: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surface_%28band%29 Surface]].
** Surface is also a reference to Perman's (a work of ''Creator/FujikoFujio'') eponymous copy-robots. In the series, the copy-robot transforms into an identical clone to help the main character keep his secret identity during missions.
* '''Yukako Yamagishi''''s stand: [[Music/{{Sade}} Love Deluxe]].
* '''Akira Otoishi''''s stand: [[Music/RedHotChiliPeppers Red Hot Chili Pepper]].
* '''Shizuka Joestar''''s stand: [[Music/{{U2}} Achtung Baby]].
* Both rats' stand: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ratt Ratt]].
* '''Rohan Kishibe''''s stand: [[Music/BobDylan Heaven's Door]].
* '''Tonio Trussardi''''s Stand: Music/PearlJam.
* '''Reimi Sugimoto''' has no stand, but has two references to Music/PinkFloyd: her name is a play on "See Emily Play" and she has a dog called "Arnold".
** Her backstory seems to be a direct reference to the urban legend 'Humans Can Lick Too'.
* '''Yoshikage Kira''''s Stand: [[Music/{{Queen}} Killer Queen]], with bonus points for the chorus of the song itself being a very apt description of the stand's power set.[[note]][[SerialKiller She's a Killer Queen]]; [[MadeOfExplodium gunpowder, gelatin;]] [[ActionBomb dynamite with a laser beam;]] [[StuffBlowingUp guaranteed to blow your mind;]] anytime.[[/note]]
** Killer Queen's Second Bomb Sheer Heart Attack and final form Killer Queen Bites The Dust.
* '''Shigekiyo Yanguu'''[='=]s Stand: [[Music/NeilYoung Harvest]].
* Yoshikage's father, '''Yoshihiro Kira'''[='=] Stand: [[Music/PinkFloyd Atom Heart Father]].
* '''Ken Ooyanagi''''s stand: Boy II Man, a play on Boyz II Men.
* '''Mikitaka Hazekura'''[='=]s stand(?): Music/EarthWindAndFire.
* '''Yuya Fuganami's''' stand is named [[Music/DeepPurple Highway Star]].
* '''Toyohiro's''' Stand: Film/SuperFly (obviously more the soundtrack than the film).
* '''Terunosuke Miyamoto's''' Stand: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enigma_%28UK_band%29 Enigma]].
* '''Masazo Kinoto's''' Stand (with a mind of its own): Music/CheapTrick.
* '''Gatta's''' stand: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stray_Cats Stray Cat]].
* '''Aya Tsuji's''' stand: Cinderella refers to the old fairy tale and also the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinderella_(band) band from the 80's]].
* Koichi's family has an old dog named [[Music/ThePolice "Police."]]
* In one of Yukako's earliest appearances, she mentions Music/{{Prince}} and asks what the term "funky music" means. For bonus points, the anime episode that adapted the scene aired about a month after Prince passed away.
* When Okuyasu, at Tonio's restaurant, eat the mozzarella and tomato appetizer he finds delicious, he compares the dish to a Music/SimonAndGarfunkel duet, a sketch of Ucchan and Nanchan (a japanese comedy duo) and to ''Manga/AshitaNoJoe''.
* The ship Joseph Joestar arrives on is called the S.S. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traffic_(band) Traffic]]
* When Joseph first meets Okuyasu, he mishears Okuyasu's name and calls him [[Manga/OsomatsuKun "Osomatsu"]].
* While Jotaro and Josuke are searching for a rat, they come across a large clump of rats in a cube made of the rat's own meat. Jotaro pokes it with a stick, to see what it is. Josuke claims that he poked it in the same way [[Manga/DoctorSlump Arale pokes a piece of poop with a stick.]]
** When Jotaro first announced they were looking for a rat stand user, Josuke immediately thinks of MickeyMouse.
* When Rohan meets Kinoto and is curious about why he doesn't want people to look at his back, Rohan's reminded of Duke Togo from ''Manga/{{Golgo 13}}''.
* In the Sheer Heart Attack chapter, an excerpt about Morioh from a book about Japanese vacation spots is mentioned, with the publisher being [[Manga/SakigakeOtokojuku Minmei]] Shobou.
* The name of the oneshot ''Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe'' references the English name of ''Literature/AlsoSprachZarathustra''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:''Vento Aureo'']]
* '''Giorno Giovanna''''s stand: [[Music/{{Prince}} Gold Experience and Gold Experience Requiem]]
** [[http://i.imgur.com/1G0bcwa.png One of Giorno's poses]] resembles [[http://www.nena.de/sites/default/files/u16/mig03.jpg this picture of Nena]].
* '''Bruno Bucciarati''''s stand: [[Music/TheRollingStones Sticky Fingers]]
* '''Polpo''''s stand: Music/BlackSabbath
* '''Leone Abbacchio''''s stand: [[Music/TheMoodyBlues Moody Blues]]
* '''Guido Mista''''s stand: Music/SexPistols
* '''Narancia Ghirga''''s stand: Music/{{Aerosmith}} The character is a reference to the song "Dude Looks Like a Lady" a song by Aerosmith
* '''Pannacotta Fugo''''s stand: [[Music/JimiHendrix Purple Haze]]
* '''Trish Una''''s stand: Music/{{Spice Girl|s}}
* '''Coco Jumbo''' has two references to the same band: his stand is called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._President_(band) Mr. President]] and his name is inspired in one of their songs.
* '''Mario Zucchero''''s stand: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soft_Machine Soft Machine]]
* '''Sale''''s stand: [[Music/{{Kraftwerk}} Kraft Work]]
* '''Formaggio''''s stand: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Feat Little Feet]]
* '''Illuso''''s stand: [[Music/MichaelJackson Man in the Mirror]]
* '''Pesci''''s Stand [[Music/TheBeachBoys Beach Boy]]
* '''Prosciutto''''s stand: [[Music/TheGratefulDead Grateful Dead]]
* '''Melone''''s stand: Music/BabyFace
* '''Ghiaccio''''s stand: [[Music/TheWhiteAlbum White Album]] and its air-freezing ability, White Album [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/While_My_Guitar_Gently_Weeps Gently Weeps]]
* '''Tizziano''''s stand: Music/{{Talking Head|s}}
* '''Squalo''''s stand: [[Music/TheClash Clash]]
* '''Carne''''s stand: [[Music/TheNotoriousBIG Notorious B.I.G.]]
* '''Risotto Nero''''s Stand: Music/{{Metallica}}
* '''Cioccolata''''s stand: Music/GreenDay
* '''Secco''''s stand: Music/{{Oasis}}
* '''Diavolo''''s stand: Music/KingCrimson. He also has a sub-Stand named after a King Crimson song, Epitaph.
* '''Scolippi''''s stand: [[Music/TheRollingStones Rolling Stones]]
* The janitor at Giorno's boarding school resembles [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:''Stone Ocean'']]
* '''[[Music/DollyParton Jolyne]] Cujoh''''s stand: [[Music/JimiHendrix Stone Free]]
* '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermès Ermes]] [[Music/ElvisCostello Costello]]''', and her stand, Music/{{KISS}}.
* Green Dolphin Street Prison is a reference to the film ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Dolphin_Street Green Dolphin Street]]'', as well as the jazz standard "On Green Dolphin Street".
* '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guess_%28clothing%29 Guess]]''': [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goo_Goo_Dolls Goo Goo Dolls]]
* '''Emporio Alnino''''s stand: [[Music/TalkingHeads Burning Down The House]]. Emporio himself is named for Giorgio Armani's sub-label ''Emporio Armani''.
* '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Galliano Jongalli A.]]''' and his stand, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Manhatten_Transfer Manhatten Transfer]]
* '''[[Music/FooFighters F.F.]]'''
* '''Enrico Pucci''''s stands: Music/{{Whitesnake}}, [[Music/PaulMcCartney C-Moon]] and [[Music/LedZeppelin Stairway To Heaven]]/[[Music/{{Queen}} Made in Heaven]]. Enrico is named for EnricoCover and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emilio_Pucci Emilio Pucci]].
* '''WeatherReport'''
* '''Narciso [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Sui Anasui]]''''s stand: [[Music/VanHalen Diver Down]]
* '''Rocco Barocco''', named after a well-known fashion designer.
* '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_McQueen Xander McQueen]]''': [[Music/{{ACDC}} Highway to Hell]]
* '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mila_Schön Mirashon]]''': Music/MarilynManson
* '''Lang [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wrangler_%28jeans%29 Wrangler]]''': [[Music/TheRollingStones Jumpin' Jack Flash]]
* The pigeon sent to retrieve Jotaro's disc, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savage_Garden Savage Garden]].
* '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Mara Sports Max]]''': Music/LimpBizkit.
* '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vivian_Westwood Viviano Westwood]]''': [[Music/BobDylan Planet Waves]].
* '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenzo_Takada Kenzo]]''': [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thom_Brennan Dragon's Dream]]
* '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolce_%26_Gabbana D&G]]''': [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yo-Yo_Ma Yo-Yo-Ma]]
* '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gucci Guccio]]''': [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Survivor_%28band%29 Survivor]]
* The Green Baby's Stand is [[Music/TomJones Green, Green Grass of Home]].
* '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miu_Miu Miu Miu]]/Miuccia Miuller''': [[Music/ElvisPresley Jail House Lock]]
* '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emanuel_Ungaro Ungalo]]''''s stand: [[Music/{{Queen}} Bohemian Rhapsody]]. Not the mention the fact that the very basis of his power is ReferenceOverdosed.
* '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonia_Rykiel Rikiel]]''''s stand: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jigsaw_%28band%29 Sky High]]
* '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donatella_Versace Donatello Versus]]'''[[note]]"Versus (Versace)" is a Versace fashion line[[/note]]: ''Music/{{Underworld}}''.
* The epilogue is titled '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What_a_Wonderful_World What a Wonderful World]]'''.
* The snails, with their associated body horror and polymorphing could be a reference to ''Manga/{{Uzumaki}}''.
* The rain of frogs in the prison caused by Weather Report could be a reference to ''Film/{{Magnolia}}''.
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[[folder:''Steel Ball Run'']]
* '''Gyro''''s stand Scan can become [[Music/{{ACDC}} Ballbreaker]].
* '''Johnny''''s stand: [[Music/FleetwoodMac Tusk]]. His horse, Slow Dancer, is named after "Slow Dancer" by Boz Scaggs.
* '''Lucy Steel''' is named after Music/TheBeatles song 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds'.
* '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Stills Stephen Steel]]'''
* '''Diego''''s stand: [[Music/DavidBowie Scary Monsters]]. His horse is Silver Bullet, after Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band.
** Diego's backstory with his mother feeding him soup from her hands is a reference to Osamu Tezuka's ''Manga/{{Dororo}}'', where the titular character's mother does the exact same thing.
* '''[[Music/JamesBrown Hot Pants']]''' stand: [[Music/TheProdigy Cream Starter]]. Her horse is [[Music/JamesBrown Get Up]].
* '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Funny_Valentine Funny Valentine's]]''' stand: [[Music/{{ACDC}} Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap]]. Later on he gets an ability named [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_Train Love Train.]]
* To avoid lawsuits, the English localization translated President Valentine's stand as [[BlandNameProduct "Filthy Acts at a Reasonable Price"]].
** Or was it [[MemeticMutation "Immoral Initiatives Instigated Inexpensively?"]]
*** Crimes for Dimes!
* A flashback to Valentine's childhood involves him receiving a handkerchief that belonged to his late father, who hid it on his person while being tortured as a prisoner of war. With the exception of [[EyeScream where]] the handkerchief was hidden, it's practically a shot-for-shot remake of the famous [[AssShove watch scene]] in ''Film/PulpFiction''.
* '''[[Music/TheAllmanBrothersBand Mountain Tim's]]''' stand: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oh_Lonesome_Me Oh! Lonesome Me]]. His horse, Ghost Rider in the Sky, is named after widely-recorded country classic "Ghost Riders in the Sky".
* '''[[Music/SimonAndGarfunkel Mrs. Robinson]]''', riding [[Music/SimonAndGarfunkel El Condor Pasa]].
* '''[[Music/NeilYoung Sugar Mountain]]'''
* '''Wekapipo''' is named after the single "Wake Up People" by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soul%27d_Out SOUL'd OUT]], who at the time performed the theme song for the ''Phantom Blood'' movie. His custom made Steel Ball is named [[Music/NeilYoung Wrecking Ball]]
* '''Magent Magent''' is also named after a SOUL'd OUT single (though the song is spelled "Magenta Magenta"), but his Stand is named after the song [[Music/MarcBolan 20th Century Boy]].
* '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goodbye_Pork_Pie_Hat Pork Pie Hat Kid's]]''' stand: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wired_(Jeff_Beck_album) Wired]]
* '''Gaucho''' is named after the album of the same name by Music/SteelyDan. His horse, Peg, is named after one of their songs.
* '''[[Music/RingoStarr Ringo]] [[Music/WillieNelson Roadagain]]'''. His stand Mandom is a possible translation of the Japanese name ("True Man's World") for "Lovers of the World" by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Wallace Jerry Wallace]], as well as the name of a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandom Japanese cosmetics company.]]
* '''[[Music/DeepPurple Blackmore]]''''s stand, Catch the Rainbow, is named after a song by Music/{{Rainbow}}.
* The Eleven Nameless Men's Stand, [[Music/TheRollingStones Tatoo You!]].
* '''[[Music/MikeOldfield Mike O.]]''''s stand: Music/TubularBells.
* '''Pocoloco''''s name could be a reference the band [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poco Poco]], or the song [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Un_Poco_Loco Un Poco Loco]]. Both his [[NamesTheSame stand and horse]] are named [[Music/{{Outkast}} Hey Ya!]].
* '''The Boom Boom family''' has Andre Boom Boom, L.A. Boom Boom, and Benjamin Boom Boom, all of whom take their name from Andre Lauren Benjamin, better known as Andre 3000 from Music/{{Outkast}}. Their shared Stand, Tomb of the Boom, is named after an Outkast song.
* '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mister_Sandman Sandman]]''''s(a.k.a Soundman) stand: [[Music/MilesDavis In A Silent Way]]
* '''[[Music/FranzFerdinand Dr. Ferdinand]]''''s stand: [[Music/DavidBowie Scary Monsters]]
* '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oye_Como_Va Oyecomova]]'''. His stand's name Boku no Rhythm wo Kiitekure is a Japanese translation of the opening lyric of the song.[[note]]''Oye como va, mi ritmo.''[[/note]]
* '''[[Music/GunsNRoses Axl R.O's stand, Civil War]]'''
* '''[[Music/{{Perfume}} D-I-S-C-O and his stand Chocolate Disco]]'''
* The chapters "Both Sides Now" are named after a Judy Collins song.
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* '''Jousuke Higashikata''''s (and '''Josefumi Kujo''''s) stand: [[Music/{{Prince}} Soft & Wet]]
* '''Yasuho Hirose''''s stand: [[Music/{{Prince}} Paisely Park]]
* '''Joushuu Higashikata''''s stand: [[Music/NatKingCole Nut King Call]].
* '''Oujirou Sasame''''s stand: [[Music/TheBeachBoys Fun Fun Fun]]
* '''Daiya Higashikata''''s stand: [[Music/{{Rihanna}} California King Bed]]. Her first dialogue has her asking Josuke if he knows of Music/{{Yes}} and later in her story arc she starts to sing [[Music/{{Queen}} Bicycle Race]].
* Speaking of Yes, the Wall Eyes bear a resemblance to the... structures... on the cover of their album [[http://cdn-images.9cloud.us/5/relayer_1527453073.jpg Relayer]].
** Speaking of those structures, you say those Wall Eyes came after a major earthquake? Scientists around the world don't know their cause or purpose? [[TheEnigmaOfAmigaraFault Where have we heard that one before?]]
* '''Kyou Nijimura''''s stand: [[Music/LadyGaga Born This Way]] ([[{{Retcon}} Formerly]] [[Music/TheJam Going Underground]]).
* One of the places in Morioh is known as "Shakedown Road", which could also be called "[[Music/TheGratefulDead Shakedown Street]]". The reason it's like this is the Stand of the ginkgo trees there: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Kosma Les Feuilles]].[[note]]Autumn Leaves[[/note]]
* '''Tsurugi Higashikata''''s stand: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_Moon_%28band%29 Paper]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_Moon_(album) Moon]] King, as well as being a reference to [[NatKingCole It's Only A Paper Moon]]
* '''Norisuke Higashikata''''s stand: [[Music/{{Metallica}} King Nothing]]
* '''Yotsuyu Yagiyama''''s stand: [[Music/PaulSimon I Am A Rock]]
* '''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Carlos_Jobim Jobin]] Higashikata''''s Stand: [[Music/DeepPurple Speed King]].
** After returning from vacation, he, among other things, offers a ''[[Anime/{{Gigantor}} Tetsujin 28-go]]'' Sofvi figure as a gift to Josuke.
* '''Aishou Dainenjiyama''''s stand: [[Music/PeterFrampton Doobie Wah!]]
* '''[[Music/AphexTwin The A. Phex Brothers']]''' Stands: Schottkey No. 1 and Schottkey No. 2.
* Tamaki Damo with a stand name of Vitamin C is undoubtably a [[Music/{{Can}} Can]] reference what with the name being reference to Damo Suzuki of Can and their song Vitamin C.
* Dual layered with the "Milagro Man" - as Milagro is Spanish for "Miracle" it's a reference to "Miracle Man" by Music/OzzyOsbourne, but Milagro is also the name for a Japanese leather goods company which produces (among other things) wallets. Thus tying back into the whole money aspect.
* '''Dolomite''''s stand: [[Music/ElvisPresley Blue Hawaii]]
* '''Rai Mamezuku''''s stand: [[Music/SnoopDogg Doggy Style]]
* '''Urban Guerilla''', his stand Brain Storm, and his companion Rock Animal Doremifasolati Do are all references to Music/{{Hawkwind}}.
* '''Poor Tom''' and his stand Ozone Baby both refer to songs by Music/LedZeppelin.
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* The non-canon light novel ''LightNovel/JorgeJoestar'' swaps the Stands' MusicalThemeNaming for movie references:
** One version of '''DIO''' has a Stand named [[Film/ThePassionOfTheChrist The Passion]]; fittingly, it takes the form of a crown of thorns. [[spoiler:'''Jonathan''' also gains it once he comes BackFromTheDead thanks to the Saint's Corpse's bones - in this continuity, they're actually Dio's.]]
** '''Aya Tsuji''''s Stand Cinderalla (which allows her to replace others' body parts) is renamed Film/FaceOff.
** '''Koji Hirose''''s Stand (a propeller): Film/BlueThunder.
** '''Muryotaisu Nijimura''''s Stand (three dolphins): [[Film/TheBigBlue Grand Bleu]].
** '''Fukashigi Nijimura''''s Stand (a 30-year-old New York cop): Series/NYPDBlue.
** '''Shigetaka Yangu''''s Stand (which controls stray dogs): Film/StrayDog.
** An alternate universe '''Bruno Bucciarati''' has a female, needle and thread-based version of Sticky Fingers called Film/{{Stepmom}}.
** An alternate universe '''Leone Abbacchio''' has a Moody Blues-like Stand that uses videotapes named Film/{{Videodrome}}.
** An alternate universe '''Guido Mista''''s Stand: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Iron_Ladies The Iron Ladies]].
** An alternate universe '''Narancia Ghirga''''s Stand: [[Film/DasBoot U-Boat]].
** An alternate universe '''Funny Valentine''''s Stand: Film/SingingInTheRain.
** '''Funnier Valentine''''s Stand: Film/RearWindow.
** An alternate universe '''Dolcio Ciocclata''''s Stand: [[Film/TheBlob Blob]].
** An alternate universe '''Secco Rottario''''s Stand: Franchise/EvilDead.
** An alternate universe '''Prosciutto Geppano''' has a version of The Grateful Dead with spiral theming on its body; its name is Film/{{Twister}}.
** An alternate universe '''Pocoloco''''s Stand: [[Film/TheRightStuff Right Stuff]].
** An alternate universe '''Goyathlay Soundman''''s Bound[[note]]not a Stand[[/note]]: Film/{{Dune}}.
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