Songs that reference other bands, artists, and celebs

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'Back in the Day': - Christina Aguilera -Christina Aguilera gets all retro and nostalgic with 'Back in the Day' from 2006.

'Pocahontas': - Neil Young -The lyrics to 'Pocahontas,' released on Neil Young's 1979 album 'Rust Never Sleeps,' primarily describe the massacre of an indigenous tribe by European colonizers.

'For You Blue': - The Beatles -Beatle George Harrison's traditional 12-bar ditty 'For You Blue' references American blues guitarist Elmore James in spoken dialogue.

'Johnny Cash': - Lenny Kravitz -Lenny Kravitz's tribute to legendary country singer Johnny Cash appears on his 2018 album 'Raise Vibration.' 

'Tower of Song': - Leonard Cohen -Taken from his 1988 album 'I'm Your Man,' 'Tower of Song' includes the lines "I said to Hank Williams, how lonely does it get.

'This is How We Do': - Katy Perry -Taken from her 2013 album 'Prism,' Katy Perry admits to singing real bad at Mariah Carey-oke early on in this dance-pop.

'That Don't Impress Me Much': - Shania Twain -Canadian country singer-songwriter Shania Twain mentions Brad Pitt and Elvis on her 1998. 

'Andy Warhol': - David Bowie -David Bowie's 1971 album 'Hunky Dory' includes three songs dedicated to American icons: Andy Warhol, Bob Dylan, and Lou Reed.

'Vogue': - Madonna -Madonna runs off a veritable roll call of vintage celebrity names on 1990's 'Vogue.

'Free Fallin': - Tom Petty -Taken from Tom Petty's 1989 debut solo album 'Full Moon Fever,' 'Free Fallin' references Elvis Presley in the lyrics.

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