[PW] Appeal for Famous 21st Century/1990s Song Lyrics (Quotation Query #750)

censored ash966 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 13 15:49:15 PDT 2016

"Mama said knock you out" --LL Cool J
"Baby got back" - Sir Mix-a-Lot
"Fight the power" -Public Enemy
"Becky with the good hair" -Beyonce
"I'm on the right track, baby, I was born this way" - Lady Gaga
"Now I ain't sayin' she a gold digger (when I'm in need)/But she ain't
messin' with no broke n*****" - Kanye West
"I don't want no scrub/A scrub is a guy that can't get no love from
me/Hanging out the passenger side/Of his best friend's ride/Trying to
holler at me" - TLC

"Stan" meaning an obsessed fan comes from the song of the same name by Eminem.

--Andrea Herman
St. Paul Public Library

On Fri, Jun 10, 2016 at 4:29 PM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu> wrote:
> I am currently working on the second edition of the Yale Book of Quotations.  I would welcome any suggestions of famous lyrics from popular music (hip hop, rock, pop, r&b, country, Broadway shows, etc.) of the 21st century or 1990s.  "Famous lyrics" can include not only longer passages but also short sayings or phrases that have "passed into the language" or become catchphrases or memes.
> Fred Shapiro
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