20 Songs Named After Other Musicians: The Wanted's 'Walks Like Rihanna' & More

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Eric Church, "Springsteen"

Church's jaunty hit nods to Bruce Springsteen's hits like "Glory Days," "Born in the U.S.A." and "Born To Run" while giving the country hit a platform to honor one of his favorite artists.

Duck Sauce, "Barbra Streisand"

Duck Sauce, the goofy side project of A-Trak and Armand Van Helden, scored an out-of-nowhere hit in 2010 with this track, which only has two words comprising its hook and serves as a highly random, damn fun ode to Babs.

Mojo Nixon, "Elvis is Everywhere"

"Elvis is in your jeans! He's in your cheeseburger!" claims the novelty hit of the gonzo rock project Mojo Nix0 -- which also penned the bleakly titled song "Don Henley Must Die." Guess they weren't fans of "Hotel California."

The Cranberries, "I Just Shot John Lennon"

A tribute to the fallen musical legend, this Cranberries track recaps the events of December 8, 1980, and its title recalls Mark David Chapman's infamous response to the question, "Do you know what you've done?"

Meek Mill feat. Rick Ross, "Tupac Back"

The typically intense Maybach Music track pays respect to Mr. Shakur while Ross screams "All eyes on me!" as a reference to the rapper's classic 1996 LP.

Brad Paisley, "Old Alabama"

Want to know this cut from Paisley's "This Is Country Music" sounds so much like the band Alabama? Well, the southern rock group guested on the track, which includes shout-outs to "Tennessee River" and "Dixieland Delight" as Paisley shares the mic with Randy Owen.

Das Racist, "Michael Jackson"

As the first single from Das Racist's "Relax" album, "Michael Jackson" takes closer aim at the King of Pop in its music video, which flips the "Black or White" clip's concept on its head.

Big Sean, "Marvin & Chardonnay"

Big Sean -- one of the hot shots from Kanye West's G.O.O.D. clique -- dropped this single on his debut "Finally Famous," making us wonder what soul singer Marvin Gaye would have thought of autotune and Roscoe Dash.

Against Me!, "Bob Dylan Dream"

This bonus track from the limited edition of Against Me's 2011 album "White Crosses" fantasizes a totally cool friendship with Dylan, in which singer Laura Jane Grace (then Tom Gabel) put fandom aside and just smokes some joints and drinks some wine.

Ashley Monroe, "You Ain't Dolly (And You Ain't Porter)"

In the last song on her 2013 album "Like a Rose" Ashley Monroe dueted with Blake Shelton in this guy-girl ode to country legends Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner.

Dave Matthews Band, "Jimi Thing"

Jimi Hendrix's masterful guitar-playing has been a big influence on Dave Matthews, and the jam band leader paid tribute on this "Under the Table and Dreaming" album cut, which has since become a live staple.

Van Morrison, "Jackie Wilson Said (I'm In Heaven When You Smile)"

'70s singer-songwriter Van Morrison pulled influence from one of his vocal idols -- R&B/soul legend Jackie Wilson -- in this 1972 cut inspired by Wilson's "Reet Petite."