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

censored ash966 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 13 19:06:28 PDT 2016


A few more:

"Shake it like a Polaroid picture". -Outkast
"My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard" - Kelis
"Ypu better work" -RuPaul





On Monday, June 13, 2016, <censored> <ash966 at gmail.com> wrote:

> "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
> <javascript:;>> 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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