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Started by popstar7 on Jun 11, 2021 4:16:05 PM
Songs about real people

Or mentioning them.

Including unnamed/renamed real people e.g. Jean Genie/Iggy Pop

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popstar7 - 11 Jun 2021 16:33:03 (#1 of 151)

My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder, about his teenage girlfriend Marsha. But she was no longer his girlfriend by the time it was recorded so 'Oh, My Marsha' became 'My Cherie Amour'.

Peacock - 11 Jun 2021 16:33:59 (#2 of 151)

You’re so vain.

Mistadobalina

cozzer - 11 Jun 2021 16:35:13 (#3 of 151)

The Late, Great Johnny Ace , which also mentions the Beatles, the Stones, JFK, John Lennon

Cordelia - 11 Jun 2021 16:37:02 (#4 of 151)

Whole Lotta Rosie.

helenskywalker - 11 Jun 2021 16:39:32 (#5 of 151)

And Your Bird Can Sing

FleurDuMal - 11 Jun 2021 16:44:32 (#6 of 151)

  • Bananarama:
Robert De Niro’s Waiting
  • Madness:
Michael Kane
  • Elton John:
Candle in the Wind

Tylenol - 11 Jun 2021 16:44:38 (#7 of 151)

Professional Widow - Tori Amos

Allegedly about Courtney Love.

Peacock - 11 Jun 2021 16:47:28 (#8 of 151)

Michael Caine, shurely?

cozzer - 11 Jun 2021 16:52:19 (#9 of 151)

God Save the Queen

popstar7 - 11 Jun 2021 16:54:48 (#10 of 151)

Justin Timberlake's Cry Me a River.

About Britney.

barkis - 11 Jun 2021 16:54:51 (#11 of 151)

Sexy Sadie was apparently about the Maharishi who was the Beatles' guru.

darkhorse - 11 Jun 2021 16:55:29 (#12 of 151)

100% by Sonic Youth is about Henry Rollins.

Tuff Gnarl by Sonic Youth is about J Macsis.

darkhorse - 11 Jun 2021 16:56:15 (#13 of 151)

Alanis Morrissette's song about her ex.

Hang on, there's a million songs people have done about their ex.

popstar7 - 11 Jun 2021 16:58:04 (#14 of 151)

Yeah, but are they identifiable?

ReverendBlueJeans - 11 Jun 2021 16:59:50 (#15 of 151)

Wasn't really about Michael Caine, but it names him in the title so counts.

darkhorse - 11 Jun 2021 17:03:03 (#16 of 151)

Yeah, but are they identifiable?

You did not specify that in the thread header.

Tsk, amateur.

barkis - 11 Jun 2021 17:03:45 (#17 of 151)

The Alvin Stardust (w. Mke Batt) song "I Feel Like Buddy Holly" mentioned a number of musicians in addition to Mr Holly.

On edit: Or it might be just Paul McCartney, I don't like the fact I remember the song so I'm not checking.

darkhorse - 11 Jun 2021 17:04:53 (#18 of 151)

Talent is an Asset by Sparks is about Albert Einstein.

thisonehasalittlehat - 11 Jun 2021 17:08:44 (#19 of 151)

Whatever happened to all the heroes

thisonehasalittlehat - 11 Jun 2021 17:10:17 (#20 of 151)

Pink Floyd. Pigs 3 kinds. Mary Whitehouse.

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