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Buddy Holly – Song Lyric Sunday – Famous Mentions

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Buddy Holly – Song Lyric Sunday – Famous Mentions

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For today’s SLS, Jim has asked for songs that mention famous people in the lyrics. Thanks, Jim!

If you’d like to join in this weekly fun challenge, and see other entries, just click the above link.

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The first song I though of was this one by Weezer. It mentions Buddy Holly and Mary Tyler Moore.

The video is shown as being the group performing in the diner that was a featured spot on the TV show, “Happy Days”.

I liked that show, and I like this song, too.

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“Buddy Holly”, by Weezer, was released from their album, “Weezer (the Blue Album), in 1994. It was written by Rivers Cuomo, and is on the DGC label.

Fun fact – This was released on what would have been Buddy Holly’s 58th birthday, September 7th.

Fun fact – In a very early version of this song, the celebrities mentioned were Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire.

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The song mentions Buddy Holly.

From wiki – Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959), known professionally as Buddy Holly, was an American musician and singer-songwriter who was a central and pioneering figure of mid-1950s rock and roll. He was born in Lubbock, Texas, to a musical family during the Great Depression, and learned to play guitar and sing alongside his siblings. His style was influenced by gospel music, country music, and rhythm and blues acts, which he performed in Lubbock with his friends from high school.

The song mentions Mary Tyler Moore.

From wiki – Mary Tyler Moore (December 29, 1936 – January 25, 2017) was a noted American stage, film and television actress, as well as a producer and social advocate. She was widely known for her prominent television sitcom roles in The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966) and The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–1977).[

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[Verse 1: Rivers Cuomo]
What’s with these homies dissin’ my girl?
Why do they gotta front?

What did we ever do to these guys
That made them so violent?

[Pre-Chorus: Matt Sharp, Rivers Cuomo]
Woo-hoo, but you know I’m yours
Woo-hoo, and I know you’re mine
Woo-hoo, and that’s for all time

[Chorus: Cuomo]
Woo-ee-ooh, I look just like Buddy Holly
Oh-oh, and you’re Mary Tyler Moore
I don’t care what they say about us anyway
I don’t care ’bout that

[Verse 2: Cuomo]
Don’t you ever fear, I’m always near
I know that you need help
Your tongue is twisted, your eyes are slit
You need a guardian

[Pre-Chorus: Sharp, Cuomo]
Woo-hoo, and you know I’m yours
Woo-hoo, and I know you’re mine
Woo-hoo, and that’s for all time

Woo-ee-ooh, I look just like Buddy Holly
Oh-oh, and you’re Mary Tyler Moore
I don’t care what they say about us anyway
I don’t care ’bout that
I don’t care ’bout that

[Bridge: Cuomo and Sharp]
Bang! Bang!
Knock on the door
Another big bang, get down on the floor
Oh no! What do we do?

Don’t look now but I lost my shoe
I can’t run and I can’t kick
What’s a matter, babe, are you feelin’ sick?
What’s a matter, what’s a matter, what’s a matter you?
What’s a matter, babe, are you feelin’ blue? Oh-oh!
(And that’s for all time
And that’s for all time)

[Chorus: Cuomo]
Woo-ee-oo, I look just like Buddy Holly
Oh-oh, and you’re Mary Tyler Moore
I don’t care what they say about us anyway
I don’t care ’bout that
I don’t care ’bout that
I don’t care ’bout that
I don’t care ’bout that

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