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->''"I feel really sorry for James Blunt. Because every morning, he has to wake up and think 'Oh my God, I'm James Blunt.'"''

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->''"I feel really sorry for James Blunt.Music/JamesBlunt. Because every morning, he has to wake up and think 'Oh my God, I'm James Blunt.'"''



* "Fuck You" is one big TakeThat to former U.S. President UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush.

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* ** "Fuck You" is one big TakeThat to former U.S. President UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush.


** Ironically, New Radicals lead singer Gregg Alexander would later write songs for Hanson.

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** Ironically, New Radicals lead singer Gregg Alexander would later write songs for Hanson.

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** According to lead singer Gregg Alexander, it was an experiment to see which verse critics would focus on. His hypothesis was that they'd focus on the verse about the singers. His hypothesis was proven correct.


''You're all fakes! Run to your mansions!\\

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''You're all fakes! Run to your mansions!\\mansions!''\\


* The idea of TakeThat is explored in the New Radicals' [[OneHitWonder only hit]], "You Get What You Give". The song included two distinctly different verses, one calling for social change and another at the very end insulting various artists. Guess which verse everyone focused on?

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* The idea of TakeThat is explored in the New Radicals' Music/NewRadicals' [[OneHitWonder only hit]], "You Get What You Give". The song included two distinctly different verses, one calling for social change and another at the very end insulting various artists. Guess which verse everyone focused on?on?
-->''Fashion shoots with Music/{{Beck}} and Music/{{Hanson}}''\\
''Music/CourtneyLove and Music/MarilynManson''\\
''You're all fakes! Run to your mansions!\\
''Come around, '''we'll kick your asses!'''''
** Ironically, New Radicals lead singer Gregg Alexander would later write songs for Hanson.

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** [[https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2019/08/21/taylor-swift-re-recording/ You don't need to be an ex or a friend to discover that messing with Taylor Swift is not advised]].

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* ''Music/SpinDoctors'': [[https://twitter.com/thechrisbarron/status/1160017815258173445?s=19 According to lead singer Chris Barron]], "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong" is directed at his step-mother, who told him he'd never make it in show business and would end up living in a school basement, working as a janitor and playing the guitar for rats.


* XForgiveness DeniedX made a limited-run shirt featuring the mugshot of a [[https://www.wmur.com/article/woman-accused-of-driving-wrong-way-on-everett-turnpike-i-293/28697855 fan who was arrested for driving drunk on the wrong side of the highway for ten miles]], who happened to be spotted wearing a shirt of theirs at the show she was attending earlier that night (and was drinking heavily at, despite her regular claims of being straight-edge).

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* XForgiveness DeniedX [=XForgiveness DeniedX=] made a limited-run shirt featuring the mugshot of a [[https://www.wmur.com/article/woman-accused-of-driving-wrong-way-on-everett-turnpike-i-293/28697855 fan who was arrested for driving drunk on the wrong side of the highway for ten miles]], who happened to be spotted wearing a shirt of theirs at the show she was attending earlier that night (and was drinking heavily at, despite her regular claims of being straight-edge).

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* XForgiveness DeniedX made a limited-run shirt featuring the mugshot of a [[https://www.wmur.com/article/woman-accused-of-driving-wrong-way-on-everett-turnpike-i-293/28697855 fan who was arrested for driving drunk on the wrong side of the highway for ten miles]], who happened to be spotted wearing a shirt of theirs at the show she was attending earlier that night (and was drinking heavily at, despite her regular claims of being straight-edge).

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** ''Music/TheQueenIsDead'' and its title track are jabs at the Royal Family, who Morrissey personally disliked.


* Music/LynyrdSkynyrd's southern-rock classic "Sweet Home Alabama" contained a second verse which took a not-too-subtle jab at Music/NeilYoung, who had written one song ("Southern Man") portraying southerners as racist whip-cracking slave-owners, and another ("Alabama") depicting the Yellowhammer State as backward and impoverished. Ironically, Neil Young himself loved the song, wrote a letter to Skynyrd saying so, and one of the members of Skynyrd later wore a Neil Young t-shirt on the cover of the album ''Street Survivors.''

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* Music/LynyrdSkynyrd's southern-rock classic "Sweet Home Alabama" contained a second verse which took a not-too-subtle jab at Music/NeilYoung, who had written one song ("Southern Man") ([[Music/AfterTheGoldRush "Southern Man"]]) portraying southerners as racist whip-cracking slave-owners, and another ("Alabama") depicting the Yellowhammer State as backward and impoverished. Ironically, Neil Young himself loved the song, wrote a letter to Skynyrd saying so, and one of the members of Skynyrd later wore a Neil Young t-shirt on the cover of the album ''Street Survivors.''

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* From [[Music/GeorgeClinton Parliament]]'s [[Music/MothershipConnection "P. Funk (Wants To Get Funked Up)"]]:
-->"Then I was down south and I heard funk with some main ingredients\\
Like Doobie Brothers, Blue Magic, Music/DavidBowie\\
It was cool\\
But can you imagine [=Doobiein'=] your funk? Ho!"


* Music/CarlySimon's "You're So Vain" is one of music's most famous Take Thats, but nobody knows who's the receptor of the song. Warren Beatty said that he's pretty sure its about him. Beatty remains the most popular choice from the hints she's dropped over the years, but she's also stated that the song was a composite and that Beatty was one of several men she wrote the song about. Another name that's frequently tossed out is Music/MickJagger...which would be deliciously ironic, since he provides backup vocals on the song. But only one person other than Simon knows for sure: NBC television producer Dick Ebersol, who not only won the secret, but also a peanut butter sandwich and a personal performance, in a charity auction. He is, sadly, sworn to secrecy.

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* Music/CarlySimon's "You're So Vain" is one of music's most famous Take Thats, but nobody knows who's the receptor of the song. Warren Beatty Creator/WarrenBeatty said that he's pretty sure its about him. Beatty remains the most popular choice from the hints she's dropped over the years, but she's also stated that the song was a composite and that Beatty was one of several men she wrote the song about. Another name that's frequently tossed out is Music/MickJagger...which would be deliciously ironic, since he provides backup vocals on the song. But only one person other than Simon knows for sure: NBC Creator/{{NBC}} television producer Dick Ebersol, who not only won the secret, but also a peanut butter sandwich and a personal performance, in a charity auction. He is, sadly, sworn to secrecy.


* "Ladykillers" by Lush is about men obnoxiously trying to hit on members of the band: one verse describes one "blondie" who was "with us for the summer" and "liked to talk about himself all day and all night": this is a confirmed reference to [[{{Music/Weezer}} Matt Sharp]] -
The Rentals toured with Lush one summer and Sharp had bleached his hair at the time. Another verse is rumored to be about [[Music/RedHotChiliPeppers Anthony Kiedis]], and they cast an obvious lookalike for the music video.

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* "Ladykillers" by Lush is about men obnoxiously trying to hit on members of the band: one verse describes one "blondie" who was "with us for the summer" and "liked to talk about himself all day and all night": this is a confirmed reference to [[{{Music/Weezer}} Matt Sharp]] -
- The Rentals toured with Lush one summer and Sharp had bleached his hair at the time. Another verse is rumored to be about [[Music/RedHotChiliPeppers Anthony Kiedis]], and they cast an obvious lookalike for the music video. Despite this, Miki Berenyi made a guest appearance on a Rentals album after the song was released.

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* "Ladykillers" by Lush is about men obnoxiously trying to hit on members of the band: one verse describes one "blondie" who was "with us for the summer" and "liked to talk about himself all day and all night": this is a confirmed reference to [[{{Music/Weezer}} Matt Sharp]] -
The Rentals toured with Lush one summer and Sharp had bleached his hair at the time. Another verse is rumored to be about [[Music/RedHotChiliPeppers Anthony Kiedis]], and they cast an obvious lookalike for the music video.

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