List of bands named after other performers' songs

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This is a list of bands whose names are taken from songs by other artists where both artists in question have articles on the English Wikipedia.

Exact matches[edit]

Bands named after other performers' albums[edit]

Bands named after their own songs[edit]

Approximations, partial matches, and lyrics[edit]

Incorrect associations[edit]

  • BarlowGirl is not named after Superchick's "Barlow Girls". Superchik recorded their song as a tribute to the band.[17]
  • I Set My Friends on Fire was not named after Aiden's "I Set My Friends on Fire". They stated on the Myspace blog that "(They) didn't even know that it was an Aiden song until it was too late."

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Greatest Funk Classics by New Birth
  2. ^ "Death Cab for Cutie". The Washington Post. February 16, 2001. 
  3. ^ Jerry Bloom (2006). Black Knight: Ritchie Blackmore. Omnibus Press 2008. Blackmore has stated; "It was a song my grandmother used to play on the piano." 
  4. ^ "Interview First Breath After Coma". 
  5. ^ Harvey, John (8 February 2004). "Funeral for a Friend Interview 2004". leedsmusicscene. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  6. ^ Madness – The Dangermen Sessions Vol 1
  7. ^ "WTSH interviews with Neil Halstead and Simon Scoot of Slowdive"
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  10. ^ Sweet Thing Figure Dancing Is Better Than Crying
  11. ^ The great rock discography By Martin Charles Strong, John Peel, p. 242
  12. ^ Al Atkin's recounting of the founding of Judas Priest Archived September 3, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ Binelli, Mark (June 16, 2005). "Hit Men". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2008-04-26. 
  14. ^ Gary James' interview with Mike Pinder of the Moody Blues;
  15. ^ Roberts, David (1998). Guinness Rockopedia (1st ed.). London: Guinness Publishing Ltd. p. 284. ISBN 0-85112-072-5. 
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  17. ^ Biography at Retrieved July 16, 2007 Archived September 26, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.