Artists Name-Dropping Other Artists

From “diss tracks” to love letters, stories of coming of age to the ultimate homage to fallen musical heroes, songwriters seemingly just cannot help but shout out other artists in their songs. You listeners had oodles of examples for this theme, so we stretched it to two weeks. You can stream both shows here and a bigger playlist (twice as long!) on WNXP’s Spotify.

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#ThematicStatic Playlist: 2/22/2024

Wheatus – “Teenage Dirtbag”
Run-DMC – “King of Rock”
Drive-by Truckers – “Let There Be Rock”
Wednesday – “Bath County”
Car Seat Headrest – “Cute Thing”
Pavement – “Range Life”
Arthur Conley – “Sweet Soul Music”

Sleater-Kinney – “I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone”
The Replacements – “Alex Chilton”
They Might Be Giants – “We’re The Replacements”
Barenaked Ladies – “Brian Wilson”
Tierra Whack – “Shower Song”
Taylor Swift ft. Lana Del Rey – “Snow On The Beach”

#ThematicStatic Playlist: 2/29/2024

LCD Soundsystem – “Losing My Edge”
Bartees Strange – “Cosigns”
Paula Cole – “The Replacements & Dinosaur Jr.”
Waylon Jennings – “Are You Sure Hank Done it That Way”
Fleet Foxes – “Sunblind”
Metric – “Gimme Sympathy”
Commodores – “Nightshift”
Bratmobile – “Cheap Trick Record”
Weezer – “In The Garage”
JAY-Z – “Heart of the City (Ain’t No Love)”
boygenius – “Leonard Cohen”
Mojo Nixon – “Elvis is Everywhere”
The Dead Milkmen – “Punk Rock Girl”
New Radicals – “You Get What You Give”