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You're likely to find a lot of tropes on this website that get their names from popular songs, even if the songs themselves don't use them.


Anonymous

The 13th Floor Elevators

50 Cent

Aerosmith

Anita Baker

Band Aid

Beastie Boys

The Beatles

The Bee Gees

Blue Oyster Cult

Garth Brooks

James Brown

Buckner & Garcia

Johnny Cash

Chamillionaire

Harry Chapin

Cherrelle

The Clash

Sam Cooke

Alice Cooper

Jonathan Coulton

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Cutting Crew

The Dandy Warhols

Taylor Dayne

Dead Kennedys

Chris DeBurgh

Devo

Dire Straits

Carl Douglas

Ian Dury

Bob Dylan

Electric Light Orchestra

Everly Brothers

Falco

Fatboy Slim

Five Man Electrical Band

Stephen Foster

The Four Lads

Fountains of Wayne

The Gershwins

The Geto Boys

Guns N' Roses

Woody Guthrie

The Happy Mondays

Corey Hart

Yoshiki Hayashi

  • Visual Kei (from the X Japan band concept of "Crime of Visual Shock," he was also the first to define the style he had a large position in originating as "Visual Kei.")

Janet Jackson

Antônio Carlos Jobim

Billy Joel

Elton John

Judas Priest

R. Kelly

King Missile

L7

Led Zeppelin

Tom Lehrer

Lemon Demon

Linkin Park

Lordi

Marilyn Manson

Bob Marley

Paul McCartney

Meat Loaf

Metallica

Harry S. Miller

The Monkees

Alanis Morissette

Motley Crue

Muse

National Anthems

Nelly

Randy Newman

Newsboys

Nine Days

Nine Inch Nails

The Offspring

Yoko Ono

Tom Petty

Pink Floyd

Elvis Presley

Prince

Queen

Rammstein

Red Hot Chili Peppers

R.E.M.

Kenny Rogers

The Rolling Stones

Gil Scott-Heron

Nancy Sinatra

Johnny Smith

Soul Asylum

Britney Spears

The Statler Brothers

Sweet

The Temptations

They Might Be Giants

George Thorogood

Toto

The Turtles

Shania Twain

Bonnie Tyler

U2

Van Halen

Venom

The Weather Girls

"Weird Al" Yankovic

The Who

Hank Williams

Wu-Tang Clan

ZZ Top

  1. while the Holy Modal Rounders were the first to use the word "psychedelic" in a song, the Elevators were arguably the first to coin the exact phrase "psychedelic rock"