While the amount of name-checking hits has swelled of late, it's not new territory for songwriters.
In a February 2009 interview on Anytime with Bob Kushell, Sullivan agreed the main character is going through a midlife crisis, but she does not like using the term "midlife".39 on the Hot 100 with "We Love You Beatles," and name-dropping in pop song titles hasn't stopped.Other such notable hits in the rock era, among so many others: "Rock Me Amadeus" (Falco), "Bette Davis Eyes" (Kim Carnes), "Clint Eastwood" (Gorillaz), "Buddy Holly" (Weezer), "When Smokey Sings" (ABC), "Brian Wilson" (Barenaked Ladies) and even Ray Stevens' spoof "I Need Your Help Barry Manilow." ("It's the most flattering thing to happen to me in a long time," Manilow said of the song in 1979.)Interestingly, "Funk" is not the highest-charting 41-week-old song on the Hot 100 this week.is an American singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. She was recognized by ASCAP as Songwriter of the Year, along with Bruce Springsteen, in 1989. In addition to music, she has gone on to starring roles on Broadway and touring musicals including playing Eponine in Les Misérables and Sandy in Grease, as well as independent film and television work.Gibson released her debut album Out of the Blue in 1987, which spawned several international hits, later being certified triple Platinum by the RIAA. She continued to record and release music throughout the 1990s and 2000s. At age 5, she began performing in community theater with her sisters Karen, Michele, and Denise, and cousin T. Normandin and wrote her first song, "Make Sure You Know Your Classroom".