Songs that respond to other songs



I’m a Little Mixed Up - Betty James
I’m Not Mixed Up Any More - Betty James


Aretha Franklin’s Respect is a response to Otis Redding’s track of the same name


Style by Taylor Swift
Perfect by One Direction


Alabama from Harvest.


The line “Treat them like queens until they disagree” is a reference to her ex’s band’s song Sigourney Weaver with the lyric “Treat women like queens even after they leave”


Please Mr Postman - The Marvelettes
Thanks Mr Postman - Bobby Kingy


Mr Pitiful - Otis Redding
Ms Pitiful - Etta James


Isn’t it the same song?


William, It was Really Nothing - The Smiths
Steven, It Was Quite Something (or whatever) - The Associates


Reno Dakota - The Magnetic Fields
Dear Stephin Merritt - Reno Dakota


No Scrubs - TLC
No Pigeons - Sporty Thieves


Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps
Liars - The Other Side of Mt. Heart Attack


Jay-z - takeover/nas - ether

Probably loads of hip hop ones


Adam’s Song by Blink 182 says ‘I took my time, I hurried up, the choice was mine’ referring to Come As You Are


My Generation by The Who
My Degeneration by The Eyes


Bouncing Babies - The Teardrops Explodes
I Can’t Get Bouncing Babies by The Teaardrops Explodes - The Freshies


Thanks DiSers!

So many replies, should keep Mrs PB busy for a while.

Solid work from @DirtyPJ in this thread… I need to buy you a pint or something!


I fought the law - the Clash
I fought the law - Dead Kennedys


You mean I Fought The Law - The Bobby Fuller Four, of course. :wink:


Damn. Had a feeling it might not be an original but didnt check.