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* Music/MyChemicalRomance frontrunner Gerard Way on the song "Vampire Money" in their album ''Music/DangerDaysTheTrueLivesOfTheFabulousKilljoys'', written in response to them rejecting an offer to write a song for the ''Literature/Twilight'' films:

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* Music/MyChemicalRomance frontrunner Gerard Way on the song "Vampire Money" in their album ''Music/DangerDaysTheTrueLivesOfTheFabulousKilljoys'', written in response to them rejecting an offer to write a song for the ''Literature/Twilight'' films:[[FilmOfTheBook Twilight films]]:

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* Music/MyChemicalRomance frontrunner Gerard Way on the song "Vampire Money" in their album ''Music/DangerDaysTheTrueLivesOfTheFabulousKilljoys'', written in response to them rejecting an offer to write a song for the ''Literature/Twilight'' films:
-->"That's why the song 'Vampire Money' is on there, because there's a lot of people chasing that fucking money. ''Twilight''? A lot of people around us were like, 'Please, for the love of God, do this fucking movie.' But we'd moved on."


* The music video for Ted Leo & The Pharmacist's "Bottled In Cork" music video mocks Music/GreenDay's ''Music/AmericanIdiot'' Broadway musical, set up with a pre-video skit in which a band meeting is interrupted by a man who convinces them to launch a musical based on their album that "cheapens what you do, embarrasses everyone involved", but will make them all rich. It can also be seen as just mocking rock musicals / {{Jukebox Musical}}s in general, but the set design, choreography, and costuming of the musical-within-a-music-video all look like a deliberately chintzy parody of ''American Idiot''. [[LyricsVideoMismatch The actual lyrics have absolutely nothing to do with Green Day or rock musicals, however]].

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* The music video for Ted Leo & The Pharmacist's "Bottled In Cork" music video mocks Music/GreenDay's ''Music/AmericanIdiot'' Broadway musical, set up with a pre-video skit in which a band meeting is interrupted by a man who convinces them to launch a musical based on their album that "cheapens what you do, embarrasses do" and "embarrasses everyone involved", but will also make them all rich. It can also be seen as just mocking rock musicals / {{Jukebox Musical}}s in general, but the set design, choreography, and costuming of the musical-within-a-music-video all look like a deliberately chintzy parody of ''American Idiot''. [[LyricsVideoMismatch The actual lyrics have absolutely nothing to do with Green Day or rock musicals, however]].


* After Music/JayZ was slated to headline the Glastonbury music festival, Music/{{Oasis}}' Noel Gallagher complained that "Glastonbury has a tradition of guitar music... I'm not having hip hop at Glastonbury. It's wrong." In response, Jay-Z opened his set by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9eT0LJ9vE4 walking onstage strumming a guitar and singing a hilariously off-key rendition of "Wonderwall" before launching into "99 Problems".]] Making this particular Take That especially ironic is the fact that the crowd seized on this as a big sing-along moment, turning a sly, ambiguously hostile retort against Gallagher into [[SugarWiki/AndTheFandomRejoiced a huge crowd-pleasing moment]]. Doubly ironic is that he managed to turn one of the original lyrics into a sarcastic swipe at Noel.

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* After Music/JayZ was slated to headline the Glastonbury music festival, Music/{{Oasis}}' Noel Gallagher complained that "Glastonbury has a tradition of guitar music... I'm not having hip hop at Glastonbury. It's wrong." In response, Jay-Z opened his set by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9eT0LJ9vE4 walking onstage strumming a guitar and singing a hilariously off-key rendition of "Wonderwall" before launching into "99 Problems".]] Making this particular Take That especially ironic is the fact that the crowd seized on this as a big sing-along moment, turning a sly, ambiguously hostile retort against Gallagher into [[SugarWiki/AndTheFandomRejoiced a huge crowd-pleasing moment]].moment. Doubly ironic is that he managed to turn one of the original lyrics into a sarcastic swipe at Noel.


* After Music/JayZ was slated to headline the Glastonbury music festival, Music/{{Oasis}}' Noel Gallagher complained that "Glastonbury has a tradition of guitar music... I'm not having hip hop at Glastonbury. It's wrong." In response, Jay-Z opened his set by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9eT0LJ9vE4 walking onstage strumming a guitar and singing a hilariously off-key rendition of "Wonderwall" before launching into "99 Problems".]] Making this particular Take That especially ironic is the fact that the crowd seized on this as a big sing-along moment, turning a sly, ambiguously hostile retort against Gallagher into [[AndTheFandomRejoiced a huge crowd-pleasing moment]]. Doubly ironic is that he managed to turn one of the original lyrics into a sarcastic swipe at Noel.

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* After Music/JayZ was slated to headline the Glastonbury music festival, Music/{{Oasis}}' Noel Gallagher complained that "Glastonbury has a tradition of guitar music... I'm not having hip hop at Glastonbury. It's wrong." In response, Jay-Z opened his set by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9eT0LJ9vE4 walking onstage strumming a guitar and singing a hilariously off-key rendition of "Wonderwall" before launching into "99 Problems".]] Making this particular Take That especially ironic is the fact that the crowd seized on this as a big sing-along moment, turning a sly, ambiguously hostile retort against Gallagher into [[AndTheFandomRejoiced [[SugarWiki/AndTheFandomRejoiced a huge crowd-pleasing moment]]. Doubly ironic is that he managed to turn one of the original lyrics into a sarcastic swipe at Noel.


* After Music/JayZ was slated to headline the Glastonbury music festival, Music/{{Oasis}}' Noel Gallagher complained that "Glastonbury has a tradition of guitar music... I'm not having hip hop at Glastonbury. It's wrong." In response, Jay-Z opened his set by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9eT0LJ9vE4 walking onstage strumming a guitar and singing a hilariously off-key rendition of "Wonderwall" before launching into "99 Problems".]] Making this particular Take That especially ironic is the fact that the crowd seized on this as a big sing-along moment, turning a sly, ambiguously hostile retort against Gallagher into [[WinTheCrowd a huge crowd-pleasing moment]]. Doubly ironic is that he managed to turn one of the original lyrics into a sarcastic swipe at Noel.

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* After Music/JayZ was slated to headline the Glastonbury music festival, Music/{{Oasis}}' Noel Gallagher complained that "Glastonbury has a tradition of guitar music... I'm not having hip hop at Glastonbury. It's wrong." In response, Jay-Z opened his set by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9eT0LJ9vE4 walking onstage strumming a guitar and singing a hilariously off-key rendition of "Wonderwall" before launching into "99 Problems".]] Making this particular Take That especially ironic is the fact that the crowd seized on this as a big sing-along moment, turning a sly, ambiguously hostile retort against Gallagher into [[WinTheCrowd [[AndTheFandomRejoiced a huge crowd-pleasing moment]]. Doubly ironic is that he managed to turn one of the original lyrics into a sarcastic swipe at Noel.


* [[Music/TearsForFears Tears for Fears']] 1989 single "Sowing the Seeds of Love" is [[{{Retraux}} meant to evoke a sound and lyrics in the style of the "Peace and Love" and "Flower Power" of the 1960s]], and as such it has several lyrics against war and politics, a good example being the phrase "[[UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher Politician Granny]]". On the other hand, the song ''does'' contain a rather petty non-political take that as well: "Kick out The Style[[note]]As in The Style Council[[/note]], bring back Music/TheJam!!!"

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* [[Music/TearsForFears Tears for Fears']] 1989 single "Sowing the Seeds of Love" is [[{{Retraux}} meant to evoke a sound and lyrics in the style of the "Peace and Love" and "Flower Power" of the 1960s]], and as such it has several lyrics against war and politics, a good example being the phrase "[[UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher Politician Granny]]". On the other hand, the song ''does'' contain a rather petty non-political take that as well: "Kick out outt The Style[[note]]As in The Style Council[[/note]], bring back Music/TheJam!!!"



* 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. 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: 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.

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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. 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: 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. [[note]] It's actually Creator/RayDavies. [[/note]]


* In the unofficial ''{{VideoGame/Portal}}'' edition of ''Advertisement/DumbWaysToDie,'' the "dumbest ways to die" in the bridge are: donating one or more of your vital organs, falling into a pool of toxic waste, going into cryosleep when the power is out, getting put into a potato and eaten by a crow, standing around a platform that's heading towards fire, and [[ScheduleSlip waiting for]] ''[[VideoGame/HalfLife Half-Life 3]].''

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* In the unofficial ''{{VideoGame/Portal}}'' edition of ''Advertisement/DumbWaysToDie,'' ''Advertising/DumbWaysToDie,'' the "dumbest ways to die" in the bridge are: donating one or more of your vital organs, falling into a pool of toxic waste, going into cryosleep when the power is out, getting put into a potato and eaten by a crow, standing around a platform that's heading towards fire, and [[ScheduleSlip waiting for]] ''[[VideoGame/HalfLife Half-Life 3]].''


* In the unofficial ''{{VideoGame/Portal}}'' edition of ''WebAnimation/DumbWaysToDie,'' the "dumbest ways to die" in the bridge are: donating one or more of your vital organs, falling into a pool of toxic waste, going into cryosleep when the power is out, getting put into a potato and eaten by a crow, standing around a platform that's heading towards fire, and [[ScheduleSlip waiting for]] ''[[VideoGame/HalfLife Half-Life 3]].''

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* In the unofficial ''{{VideoGame/Portal}}'' edition of ''WebAnimation/DumbWaysToDie,'' ''Advertisement/DumbWaysToDie,'' the "dumbest ways to die" in the bridge are: donating one or more of your vital organs, falling into a pool of toxic waste, going into cryosleep when the power is out, getting put into a potato and eaten by a crow, standing around a platform that's heading towards fire, and [[ScheduleSlip waiting for]] ''[[VideoGame/HalfLife Half-Life 3]].''


* The Music/VelvetRevolver song "Dirty Little Thing" was stated by bassist Duff [=McKagan=] as a TakeThat to Creatsor/ParisHilton.

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* The Music/VelvetRevolver song "Dirty Little Thing" was stated by bassist Duff [=McKagan=] as a TakeThat to Creatsor/ParisHilton.Creator/ParisHilton.


* The Music/VelvetRevolver song "Dirty Little Thing" was stated by bassist Duff [=McKagan=] as a TakeThat to Paris Hilton.

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* The Music/VelvetRevolver song "Dirty Little Thing" was stated by bassist Duff [=McKagan=] as a TakeThat to Paris Hilton.Creatsor/ParisHilton.



** "And Your Bird Can Sing" from ''Music/{{Revolver}}'' is frequently interpreted as a swipe at Music/TheRollingStones' Mick Jagger, whose "bird" (girlfriend) at the time was singer Marianne Faithfull.

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** "And Your Bird Can Sing" from ''Music/{{Revolver}}'' ''Music/{{Revolver|Beatles Album}}'' is frequently interpreted as a swipe at Music/TheRollingStones' Mick Jagger, Music/MickJagger, whose "bird" (girlfriend) at the time was singer Marianne Faithfull.Music/MarianneFaithfull.


* Music/{{Pavement}}'s "Range Life" included some slightly cryptic take that's at Stone Temple Pilots and Music/TheSmashingPumpkins - the latter had the line "I don't understand what they mean, like I could really give a fuck" directed at them, which Billy Corgan took pretty personally. Stephen Malkmus ''did'' claim the whole song was written from the perspective of a cranky old hipster and didn't reflect his own views, but still made a habit of making digs at Corgan when it came up in interviews, and in live performances of the song he occasionally updated the lyrics to include more current take that's ("Out on tour with the Music/TheCountingCrows / did you hear their new album blows?" for instance).
* "Paint a Vulgar Picture" from ''Music/StrangewaysHereWeCome'' by Music/TheSmiths is a shot at record companies who reissue an artists' back catalogue after their death to capitalize on the DeadArtistsAreBetter effect.

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* Music/{{Pavement}}'s "Range Life" included some slightly cryptic take that's at Stone Temple Pilots and Music/TheSmashingPumpkins - the latter had the line "I don't understand what they mean, like I could really give a fuck" directed at them, which Billy Corgan took pretty personally. Stephen Malkmus ''did'' claim the whole song was written from the perspective of a cranky old hipster and didn't reflect his own views, but still made a habit of making digs at Corgan when it came up in interviews, and in live performances of the song he occasionally updated the lyrics to include more current take that's ("Out on tour with the Music/TheCountingCrows Music/CountingCrows / did you hear their new album blows?" for instance).
* "Paint a Vulgar Picture" from ''Music/StrangewaysHereWeCome'' ''Strangeways, Here We Come'' by Music/TheSmiths is a shot at record companies who reissue an artists' back catalogue after their death to capitalize on the DeadArtistsAreBetter effect.


* The entire song "[[https://youtu.be/DkfZHfDRk3w Morrissey Rides a Cockhorse]]" by the Warlock Pinchers is a big middle finger to Music/{{Morrissey}}

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* The entire song "[[https://youtu.be/DkfZHfDRk3w Morrissey Rides a Cockhorse]]" by the Warlock Pinchers is a big middle finger to Music/{{Morrissey}}Music/{{Morrissey}} of Music/TheSmiths.



* Music/ThePretenders' "How Much Did You Get For Your Soul?" is an open swipe at pop or rock stars who sell out their credibility by letting their music be used for commercial advertising. The lines ''Millions of kids are looking at you, you say, "Let them drink soda pop"'' and ''Who's got soul? / From the African nation to the Pepsi generation'' are generally taken to mean that the main target is Music/MichaelJackson, who had a huge deal with Pepsi.

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* Music/ThePretenders' "How Much Did You Get For Your Soul?" is an open swipe at pop or rock stars who sell out their credibility by letting their music be used for commercial advertising. The lines ''Millions of kids are looking at you, you say, "Let them drink soda pop"'' and ''Who's got soul? / From the African nation to the Pepsi generation'' are generally taken to mean that the main target is Music/MichaelJackson, who had a huge deal with Pepsi.Pepsi and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=po0jY4WvCIc starred in a commercial featuring a rerecorded version of "Billie Jean", dubbed "Pepsi Generation"]].


** The song "Call Me When You're Sober" is a dig from the singer Amy Lee to'Music/{{Seether}}[='=]s singer, Shaun Morgan, following the nasty breakup between them. Seether retaliated with their song "Fake It".

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** The song "Call Me When You're Sober" is a dig from the singer Amy Lee to'Music/{{Seether}}[='=]s to 'Music/{{Seether}}[='=]s singer, Shaun Morgan, following the nasty breakup between them. Seether retaliated with their song "Fake It".



** Music/JohnLennon's solo song "How Do You Sleep?" from ''Music/JohnLennonPlasticOnoBand'' is basically an extended "screw you" to his former songwriting partner Music/PaulMcCartney, in which he denounces everything [=McCartney=] ever did as worthless crap. It was written in response to a slight on [=McCartney=]'s album ''Music/{{Ram}}''.

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** Music/JohnLennon's solo song "How Do You Sleep?" from ''Music/JohnLennonPlasticOnoBand'' is basically an extended "screw you" to his former songwriting partner Music/PaulMcCartney, in which he denounces everything [=McCartney=] ever did as worthless crap. It was written in response to a slight on [=McCartney=]'s album ''Music/{{Ram}}''.''Music/{{Ram}}'' (see "Too Many People" below).



* The idea of TakeThat is explored in the 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?

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



* Don Henley's "Dirty Laundry" is aimed at music journalists that seemed to delight in the infighting that preceded the breakup of The Eagles. He occasionally [[TakeThat dedicated]] the song in live performances "To Mr. Creator/BillOReilly" or "To Mr. [[Creator/FOXNewsChannel Rupert Murdoch]]".

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* Don Henley's "Dirty Laundry" is aimed at music journalists that seemed to delight in the infighting that preceded the breakup of The Eagles. He occasionally [[TakeThat dedicated]] occasionally sarcastically dedicated the song in live performances "To Mr. Creator/BillOReilly" or "To Mr. [[Creator/FOXNewsChannel Rupert Murdoch]]".UsefulNotes/RupertMurdoch".



* "Paint a Vulgar Picture" from ''Music/StrangewaysHereWeCome'' by Music/TheSmiths is a shot at record companies.

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* "Paint a Vulgar Picture" from ''Music/StrangewaysHereWeCome'' by Music/TheSmiths is a shot at record companies.companies who reissue an artists' back catalogue after their death to capitalize on the DeadArtistsAreBetter effect.


*** The intro to "Still Life" from the same album has Nicko McBrain talking, played backwards. This was intended as a take that towards those who accused them of being satanists.

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*** The intro to ** "Still Life" from the same album has opens with drummer Nicko McBrain talking, [=McBrain=] speaking the phrase "What ho said the t'ing with the three 'bonce', don't meddle with things you don't understand...", [[SdrawkcabSpeech played backwards. backwards]]. This was intended as a take that towards those who accused them [[RockMeAsmodeus of being satanists.satanists]].

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