'Hey Jude' Most Referenced Song In Literature

The Beatles' "Hey Jude" may be the most referenced song in literature, says a new study from website smalldemons.com. According to the site, the classic Fab Four track appears in at least 55 works of fiction ranging from Stephen King to Toni Morrison.

The site, which was made to curate word mentions in a variety of subjects, put together a list of the top 20 songs names listed in literature.

"Hey Jude" was just one of five songs by the Beatles in the top 20 and joined by "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" at number seven, "Eleanor Rigby" at number eight, and "I Want To Hold Your Hand" and "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club" at fifteen and sixteen.

The Top 20 is as follows:

1. The Beatles - "Hey Jude"

2. Elvis Presley - "Heartbreak Hotel"

3. Led Zeppelin - "Stairway To Heaven"

4. USA For Africa - "We Are The World"

5. ABBA - "Dancing Queen"

6. Carl Perkins - "Blue Suede Shoes"

7. The Beatles - "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds"

8. The Beatles - "Eleanor Rigby"

9. Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"

10. Queen - "Bohemian Rhapsody"

11. Los Del Rio - "The Macarena"

12. Michael Jackson - "Beat it"

13. Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Proud Mary"

14. OneRepublic - "Apologize"

15. The Beatles - "I Want To Hold Your Hand"

16. The Beatles - "Sgt Pepper"s Lonely Hearts Club"

17. "Lili Marleen" (first recorded by Lale Andersen)

18. Michael Jackson - "Beat It"

19. Bob Dylan - "Like A Rolling Stone"

20. Rolling Stones - "(I Can"t Get No) Satisfaction"

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