All of Lana’s 60s and 70s rock references on “Lust for Life”
If you’re a Lana Del Rey fan, or even just vaguely familiar with LDR as a concept, then you know Lana loves her vintage references.
So obviously her new album “Lust for Life” was full of them. And while most of the references were pretty obvious, one of them was a definite deep cut.
From “Lust for Life”
Lyric: “Lust for Life”
Lust for Life is a 1977 album by Iggy Pop
Lyric: “They say only the good die young”
“Only the Good Die Young” is a 1977 song by Billy Joel about a dude begging a virgin to fuck him. Classic.
Lyric: “My boyfriend’s back and he’s cooler than ever”
“My Boyfriend’s Back” is a 1963 pop song by the Angels, that was later covered by The Chiffons and Martha and the Vandellas.
Lyric: “My cherries and wine / rosemary and thyme”
“Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme” is a 1966 album by Simon & Garfunkel
From “Coachella – Woodstock in My Mind”
Lyric: “I’d trade it all for a stairway to heaven”
“Stairway to Heaven” is a 1971 song by Led Zeppelin and every boy you ever hooked up with in college had a poster of it his dorm room wall at some point.
From “Tomorrow Never Came”
Lyric: “Lay, lady, lay on that side of paradise”
“Lay, Lady, Lay” is a 1969 song by Bob Dylan
Lyric: “Cause if I had my way, you would always stay and I’d be your tiny dancer”
“Tiny Dancer” is a 1971 song by Elton John. Sorry, Sir Elton John.
Lyric: “You said to meet me up there tomorrow but tomorrow never came”
“Tomorrow Never Knows” is an iconic 1966 song by the Beatles and John Lennon’s son Sean is featured on Lana’s track. This reference can’t be an accident.
From “Get Free”
Lyric: “I wanna move out of the black into the blue ”
Neil Young wrote two songs to bookend his 1979 album “Rust Never Sleeps.” One of those songs was called “Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)” and the other was “My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue).”