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If you have song lyrics that name check celebrities for a song use the below form to send it in. No sexually explicit entries. They will not be added.

I'm not talking about songs that just name someone (there's more than I could ever list). I'm referring to songs that name someone famous or well known. For instance the Beastie Boys "name check" Abe Vigoda in "Posse in Effect".

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities, Index

Here's a couple of the most recent entries...

Marty Robbins', "Ballad of the Alamo"
The Lyrics:
With his banners a-dancin' in the dawn's golden light,
Santa Anna came prancin' on a horse that was black as the night.
Who They Mention:
General Antonio López de Santa Anna
Submitted by: Bob
Marty Robbins', "Ballad of the Alamo"
The Lyrics:
Colonel Travis, Davy Crockett and a hundred eighty more;
Captain Dickenson, Jim Bowie, present and accounted for.
Back in 1836, Houston said to Travis:
"Get some volunteers and go fortify the Alamo."
Who They Mention:
William Barret Travis, Davy Crockett, Almeron Dickinson, Jim Bowie, Sam Houston
Submitted by: Bob

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