Lyrics that unintentionally (and perhaps amusingly) reference other artists

Iron Maiden - er, Can I Play With Madness - Can I Play With Madness?

Semisonic - Secret Smile - “I’m losing, I’m bluesing, but you can’t save me from Madness”

Rita Ora - Hot Right Now - “You got The Magic Numbers on your speed dial”

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U2- Where The Streets have no name (silly Bono you’ve just used their name right there)

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The Trammps - Burn baby burn! Disco Inferno!

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dollyParton

“joe lean, joe lean, joe lean, joe leeeeeeean.”

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roger miler king of the road

“rooms to let, 50 Cent!”

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Bonnie Tyler

(Turn around, Bright Eyes) Every now and then I fall apart…

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Pavement on famous ‘not punk’ band Smashing Pumpkins

Out on tour with the Smashing Pumpkins
Nature kids, but they don’t have no function
I don’t understand what they mean and I could really give a fuck

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Ash, I presume.

This is clearly intentional.

But at the same time, the fact that William and/or Smashing Pumpkins fans are still upset about it is enough to make it absolutely genius.

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Placebo - “At the drive in, double feature”

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Oh i clearly did not read the thread properly eh

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Dr. Dre - Still DRE - “Still got love for The Streets”

Even a song as shite as Heaven for the Weather, Hell for the Company?

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Rick McMurray and Mark Hamilton have let themselves go!

The Beatles- Here Comes the Sunn O)))

Pulp- The Byrds in Your Garden

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I’d love it if the Byrds were in my garden. Hey, Mr Tangerine Man, grow your own for me.

The National:

“So blame it on me
I really don’t care
It’s a Foregone Conclusion”

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Bette Midler - Wind Beneath My Wings

Did I ever tell you you’re my hero?
You’re Everything Everything I wish I could be

Bit of a cheap one, and there’s a million songs that do the same band but:
Jimmy Eat World “Salt, Sweat, Sugar on the asphalt” suggesting Bob Mould has faceplanted

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“Not bothered about your colour
Concerned about your Creed
In The House Of Love, everybody’s free”

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