In The Band song "The Weight," Nazareth ("Went down to Nazareth") refers to a town in Pennsylvania where the Martin Guitar company was located.
Jeff Lynne sang the word "groose" in the chorus of "Don't Bring Me Down" as a nonsense placeholder, but left it in when he found out it means "greetings" in German ("gruss").
In 1979, Madonna was a dancer on Patrick Hernandez' tour, where she boogied to his hit "Born To Be Alive."
Public Enemy didn't appreciate the Bobby McFerrin hit 'Don't Worry, Be Happy." in "Fight The Power," Chuck D raps, "damn if I say it you can slap me right here."
"Soul Man" was a new term when the song was written in 1967. As defined by Sam & Dave, the "soul man" was a farmer "comin' to ya on a dusty road."
R.E.M. got the title "Shiny Happy People" from a Chinese propaganda poster.
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