(More Than) A Handful Of… Songs Named After Famous People

I was going to make this list based solely on the discovery of Frank Zappa’s Bobby Brown (Goes Down), but alas, it is not about this guy:

This was the key to Whitney Houston's crack pipe...

Even still, I thought it would be fun anyway to collect (More Than) A Handful Of… Songs Named After Famous People.  Enjoy, or care less, which I will do in tandem with you.

  • Beastie Boys – Paul Revere
  • David Bowie – Andy Warhol
  • Duck Sauce – Barbra Streisand
  • Fenix TX – Phoebe Cates
  • Goldfinger – Wayne Gretzky
  • Gorillaz – Clint Eastwood
  • MIKA – Grace Kelly
  • Outkast – Rosa Parks
  • The Postal Service – Clark Gable
  • Scissor Sisters – Paul McCartney
  • Sufjan Stevens – John Wayne Gacy, Jr. (this one is creepy, natch…)
  • Taylor Swift – Tim McGraw
  • Weezer – Buddy Holly

(SIDENOTE: Obviously, this is not all of the songs named after famous people.  I almost put Falco’s Rock Me Amadeus, Herman’s Hermits’ I’m Henry the Eighth, I Am and Kim Carnes’ Bette Davis Eyes, but their titles contain ancillary words.)

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