Honored Social Butterfly

Songs That Feature Other Song Titles In The Lyrics

Name any song that has another song’s title in the lyrics. Songs that refer to another song, but may not have the complete title, are also acceptable for this topic. I’ll start with this one -


Speed King - Deep Purple

Good Golly Miss Molly

Tutti Fruitti


Hard Headed Woman




“Music can change the world, because music can change people.” Bono
Honored Social Butterfly

Life is a rock (But the radio rolled me), Reunion

Take it easy, Eagles

Liar, Three Dog Night

Take me higher, Various

Loco-motion, Little Eva, GFR

Shimmy shimmy ko-ko bop, Rosalyns 

Finger poppin’, Various

CC Rider, Animals

Gimme Shelter, Stones

Wah wah, George Harrison

Good vibrations, Beach Boys

Help me Rhonda, Beach Boys

Surfer girl, Beach Boys

Little Honda, Beach Boys

Tighter tighter, Alive&Kicking

Sugar sugar, Archies

Yummy yummy, Ohio Express

I want to take you higher, Sly&the Family Stone

Light my fire, Doors

Dance to the music, Sly&the Family Stone

1-2-3, Len Barry

Uptight (Everything’s alright), Stevie Wonder




Trusted Contributor

One After 909 by the Beatles


  - Danny Boy by various singers (sung by the Beatles in that song at the end of it - from the Let       It Be album).


NOTE:  One After 909 was done by the Beatles in 1963, which sounds different than the later Let It Be album version.  

Regular Social Butterfly

Having A Party - Sam Cooke


"Play that song called "Soul Twist"
Play that one called "I Know"
Don't forget them "Mashed Potatoes"
No other songs will do"

Honored Social Butterfly

Garden Party, Ricky Nelson


All right now, Free

Hello to Mary Lou, his song

Johnny B. Goode,  Chuck Berry

Also mentions: Yoko brought her Walrus

and references “Dylan’s shoes”



Honored Social Butterfly

Reminiscing, Little River Band

Dancing in the dark, Springsteen

Honored Social Butterfly

Everybody Loves To Cha Cha Cha: Sam Cooke  (mentions Tom Dooley and Tea For Two).

Social Butterfly

Mother and Child Reunion-Paul Simon 


Let it be 

Honored Social Butterfly

Broken Man’s Lament  -  Emmylou Harris


Whiter Shade Of Pale - Procol Harum




“Music can change the world, because music can change people.” Bono
Honored Social Butterfly

La Dee Dah:  Billy & Lillie  (mentions My Special Angel, You Send Me, Tonight Tonight).

Trusted Contributor

Piano In The Dark by Brenda Russell

   - Cry Just A Little by Paul Davis

   - Just A Little by The Beaubrommels 


Step By Step by Eddie Rabbitt

  - Treat Her Like A Lady by Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose

  - Never Let Her Go by David Gates


Sweetheart by Frankie and the Knockouts

  - "Who Loves Ya Baby"  famous catch phrase from Kojak (Telly Savalas)

  -  Who Loves You by Frankie Valli  


Honored Social Butterfly

The Best Is Yet To Come - Scorpions 


Forever Young - Dylan


“Music can change the world, because music can change people.” Bono
Social Butterfly

Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’-Michael Jackson


Billie Jean

Regular Social Butterfly

It's My Life - Bon Jovi

In the Refrain

"It's my life
It's now or never
But I ain't gonna live forever
I just want to live while I'm alive
(It's my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said, "I did it my way"
I just want to live while I'm alive
It's my life"

Trusted Contributor

All You Need Is Love by The Beatles

   -  She Loves You (Yea, Yea, Yea) by the Beatles


I've Got A Feeling by The Beatles

  - Everybody Knows by Dave Clark Five


Let It Be by The Beatles

   - The Sound Of Music by Julie Andrews (MOVIE)

Honored Social Butterfly

Short Fat Fannie:  Larry Williams  (Long Tall Sally, Heartbreak Hotel, Fever, Tutti Frutti, Hound Dog, Blue Suede Shoes, Honky Tonk, MaryLou, Jim Dandy, Blueberry Hill).

Honored Social Butterfly

The devil went down to Georgia

Charlie Daniels Band

Fire on the Mountain, Marshall Tucker Band

House of the rising sun, Animals

Honored Social Butterfly

Superstar, Paul Davis

Philadelphia Freedom, Sir Elton

Perfect Harmony, Various

Superstar, his song and the Carpenters

Heart like a wheel, Linda Ronsadt

Help, I think I’m fallin’ in love with you, Joni Mitchell

Honored Social Butterfly

Avalon, Roxy Music

Samba, Bossa Nova, Various artists

Regular Social Butterfly

D'You Know What I Mean - Oasis


The Fool On The Hill - Beatles

Trusted Contributor

Just Like Me - Paul Revere and the Raiders


  Love Me Do - The Beatles 

Honored Social Butterfly

You can’t catch me, Chuck Berry

 Maybellene, his song 

Regular Social Butterfly

Little Red Corvette - Prince

Love Machine - The Miracles (Also covered by Wham)

Honored Social Butterfly

Dirty deeds done dirt cheap, AC/DC

TNT and High Voltage, both songs by them


Honored Social Butterfly

Harlem Shuffle, Stones

Limbo, Chubby Checker

Hitch Hike, Marvin Gaye

Slide, Bar-Kays 

Little Pony, Various

Monkey Shine, Various

Shake a tail feather, Five Du-Tones

Trusted Contributor

All Right Now by Free (later - Bad Company)

     - Happy Together by the Turtles


Backstabbers by The O'Jays

     - Smiling Faces by Undisputed Truth 

Social Butterfly

Mona Lisa’s and Mad Hatters-Elton John


“Spanish Harlem” Ben E. King

Regular Social Butterfly

A Praise Chorus - Jimmy Eat World


In the Bridge between the 2nd verse and the ending several references are made, some more explicit than others.


"Crimson and clover, over and over
Crimson and clover, over and over
Our house in the middle of the street
(And clover)
Why did we ever meet?
Started my rock 'n roll fantasy
(And over)
Don't, don't, don't let's start
(And clover)
Why did we ever part?
Kick start my rock and rollin' heart
(And over)"

Social Butterfly

(I Never Wanted) to be a Star-Cat Stevens 


Matthew & Son



Honored Social Butterfly

I heard it through the grapevine, CCR,

Marvin Gaye

Two of us, Beatles

Yesterday, Beatles



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