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October 5, 2012

The 10 Most Mentioned Songs in Books

By Gabe Habash

There are a lot of cool things you can discover on Small Demons, a website that acts as a book content web, connecting what artists write about. For example, you can look at The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and see all the people, places, music, movies, TV/radio, books, food/drink, magazines, events, vehicles, and weapons mentioned in the book. Click on any of those things, say…Planet of the Apes (mentioned on page 301), and see that that movie was also mentioned in Trainspotting and The Rules of Attraction, among other books.

You can also use the site to find the most commonly referenced songs in literature. Here’s the top 10, with some choice quotes for each song.

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