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

jhaddock jhaddock at whitelead.com
Sat Jun 11 13:38:51 PDT 2016

/You're so fucking special, I wish I was special /- Creep, 1993 - Radiohead/

Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage/  - Bullet with 
Butterfly Wings, 1995 - Smashing Pumpkins

/You're nobody 'til somebody kills you. - /1997 - Notorious B.I.G.

/You better call Tyrone/ - Tyrone, 1997 - Erykah Badu

/How you gonna win when you ain't right within?/ - Doo Wop,  1998 - 
Lauryn Hill


///I've got 99 problems, but a bitch ain't one./ - 99 Problems, 2004 - Jay Z

/The prett//iest people do the ugliest things/ - All Falls Down, 2004 - 
Kanye West

/But everybody's like: Crystal, Maybach, diamonds on your timepiece
Jet planes, islands, tigers on a gold leash
We don't care, we aren't caught up in your love affair - /Royals, 2012 - 


///This shit been mine, mine!/  - 212, 2012 - Azealia Banks

- Jon

On 06/11/2016 08:47 AM, S M Colowick wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 10, 2016 at 2:29 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.
> The '90s were full of iconic, memorable lyrics. If you're going back
> as far as 1991, you have to include this from Nirvana's "Smells Like
> Teen Spirit":
> "I feel stupid and contagious/Here we are now, entertain us"
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