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Songs That Reference Other Artists

Listen closely. The lyrics in these songs make reference to other popular artists. They mention the artists’ names in the words of the track. Examples include:

  • “…you can sit me here next to Britney Spears. Christina Aguilera better switch me chairs” – The Real Slim Shady by Eminem
  • “Put Van the Man on the jukebox” – Shape of You by Ed Sheeran
  • “Okay, so what do you think, you’re Elvis or something?” – That Don’t Impress Me Much by Shania Twain
  • “And a Jay-Z song was on” and “And a Britney song was on” – Party in the USA by Miley Cyrus
  • “Wake up in the morning feelin’ like P. Diddy” – TiK ToK by Kesha
  • “Stay and play that Blink-182 song” – Closer by The Chainsmokers ft Halsey
  • “Now all the Beyoncé’s, and Lucy Liu’s, and baby dolls” – Hey Ya! by Outkast

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