The Flavorwire inbox recently took delivery of a press release about a song called “Mick Jagger,” courtesy of NYC band Baked. The song itself is not bad at all, notwithstanding the fact that its lyrics don’t appeal to have a great deal to do with Jagger himself, and it catalyzed one of our endless intra-office geekouts: what about other songs named for and/or about music industry icons? So, it’s list time! Here are ten particularly notable examples, for better or worse.
The Dandy Warhols — “Cool as Kim Deal”
Kim Deal was (and is) cool as fuck, so she’s a pretty good benchmark as far as a simile for estimating coolness goes. The Dandys themselves never quite got to the top of the Kim Deal Coolness Scale™, but this is definitely one of their memorable moments.