Actors/Actresses in song titles

Many songs have been inspired by actors and actresses but are not referenced in the title, here’s some UK hits that did. (I’ve not included things like Lady Madonna which is clearly not about the American singer!)

 

Artist Title Year Position
Danny Mirror I Remember Elvis Presley 1977 4
Kim Carnes Bette Davis Eyes 1981 10
Kirsty MacColl There’s A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis 1981 14
Haysi Fantayzee John Wayne Is Big Leggy 1982 11
Madness Michael Caine 1984 11
Bananarama Robert De Niro’s Waiting 1984 3
Suzanne Vega Marlene Dietrich 1986 21
Stump Charlton Heston 1988 72
Dire Straits Calling Elvis 1991 21
Junior Vasquez If Madonna Calls 1996 24
James Just Like Fred Astaire 1999 17
Leilani Flying Elvis 2000 73
Gorillaz Clint Eastwood 2001 4
Manic Street Preachers Let Robeson Sing 2001 19
Daniel Bedingfield James Dean (I Wanna Know) 2002 4
Sheryl Crow Steve McQueen 2002 44
Androids Do It With Madonna 2003 15
Kill City Just Like Bruce Lee 2004 64
Mika Grace Kelly 2007 1
Robbie Williams & Pet Shop Boys She’s Madonna 2007 16
The Automatic Steve McQueen 2008 16
Scouting For Girls Elvis Ain’t Dead 2008 8
Duck Sauce Barbra Streisand 2010 3
Pharrell Williams Marilyn Monroe 2014 25
Fall Out Boy Uma Thurman 2015 71
Tiesto & Dzeko Ft Preme & Post Malone Jackie Chan 2018 5

 

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