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6 August 2020, 14:29 | Updated: 5 November 2020, 12:06
Sometimes music gets self-referential... Here are some of Radio X's favourite lyrics about other people's lyrics.
"So let the love tear us apart, I've found the cure for a broken heart."
"And I've seen him with girls of the night and he told Roxanne to put on her red light." (The Monkeys reference Mr Sting and The Police)
"And what's a Wonderwall anyway?" Fran Healy claimed he was inspired to write this song after hearing the Oasis classic.
"The blood on the tracks and it must be mine The fool on the hill and I feel fine" Another Beatles reference. Well, two actually. And a Bob Dylan one.
Turner again, this time referencing a song within a film; namely the opening credits of Martin Scorcese’s 1973 classic Mean Streets that features The Ronette’s Be My Baby on the soundtrack: “Like the beginning of Mean Streets, you can be my baby, be my baby.”
"Put Sufjan Stevens on and we'll play your favourite song / 'Chicago' bursts to life and your sweet smile remembers you."
Lennon gets super-self-referential on this “White Album” track, mentioning a whole stack of other Beatlesongs: Lady Madonna, Strawberry Fields Forever, The Fool On The Hill and I Am The Walrus.
"Your needle and your damage done" (from the Neil Young classic)