I Can't Believe I Never Clocked These 11 Subtle Times Musicians Made References To Their Earlier Work

    Some lyrics are just so good, you gotta hear them twice!

    We all love Easter eggs in TV and movies, but what about when it comes to songs? A lot of artists have actually left little hints in their music videos and songs for the most devoted fans to find, and I had fun finding some!

    So here are 11 artists that have referenced one of their songs in another one of their songs:

    1. Britney Spears

    on the left an image of britney spears in the baby one more time video. on the right an image of britney spears in the stronger video

    Outside of the storylines of the two songs, it was proposed shortly after the release of the album that the lyric callback in "Stronger" was actually a jab directed at Britney's management.

    When Britney Spears sang "my loneliness is killing me" on ...Baby One More Time and then sang "my loneliness ain't killing me no more" on Stronger... ahh yes, that was history

    Twitter: @sbstryker

    The rumour was that this was possibly Britney's way of saying that she could make it on her own, but considering the fact that both songs were written by producer, Max Martin, this is just speculation.

    2. Post Malone

    on the left an image of post malone in the congratulations video. on the right an image of post malone in the wow video.

    Towards the end of 2018, Post Malone was adamant about putting out more music following the massive success he had with his first studio album Beerbongs & Bentleys at the beginning of that year.

    Trying to put out a new body of work before the end of the year but we all know how that goes wish me luck k

    Twitter: @PostMalone

    He released "Wow." on Christmas Eve that year, partly as a surprise gift to his fans and partly as a celebratory reward to himself for the chart-topping year 2018 was for him.

    3. Beyoncé

    on the left an image of beyonce in the crazy in love video. on the right an image of beyonce from the get me bodied remix video

    4. Cardi B

    on the left an image of cardi b from the bodak yellow video. on the right an image of cardi b from the motorsport video.

    Unfortunately, Cardi B and Nicki Minaj continued to fuel the long-held fan theories that they disliked each other.

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    Following the release of "Motorsport", Cardi B in a radio interview went on to say that she never heard Nicki's verse until after the song was released. Nicki Minaj got real after hearing Cardi's side of the story, telling Beats 1, "I remember when I first came in the game, if a female of that stature had done a feature with me on it, I would only be singing their praises and saying thank you. The first interview she did after ‘Motorsport’ came out, it just really hurt me."

    From then, it seems both rappers actually did still have time for the drama.

    5. Harry Styles

    on the left harry styles performing meet me in the hallway. on the right harry styles performing only angel

    6. Billie Eilish

    on the left an image of billie eilish from the ocean eyes video. on the right an image of billie eilish from the you should see me in a crown video.

    In an interview with Beats 1, Billie Eilish interestingly revealed that "you should see me in a crown" was actually written almost right after "ocean eyes".

    7. Lady Gaga

    on the left an image of lady gaga from the just dance video. on the right an image of lady gaga performing monster

    8. BTS

    top an image of bts from the no more dream video. on bottom an image of bts in the yet to come video.

    BTS created a three-episode radio series with Apple Music called BTS Radio: Past & Present to welcome the release of "Yet To Come" and their subsequent anthology album, Proof. During the show, they discussed the meaning of "Yet To Come" and its references to their past work a bit further.

    9. Kendrick Lamar

    on the left an image of kendrick lamar from the backseat freestyle video. on the right an image of kendrick lamar from taylor swifts bad blood remix video

    Moreover, this song reference in his verse on the remix also served as a reference to the fact that Taylor Swift showed herself to be a fan of "Backseat Freestyle" in a now-deleted Instagram post celebrating the release of her album 1989.

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    10. The Jonas Brothers

    on the left an image of nick jonas in the burnin up video. on the right an image of nick jonas from the cool video

    Of all the questions we asked the @jonasbrothers... This was the most important one 👠💃

    11. Blackpink

    on the left an image of lisa from blackpink in the boombayah video. on the right an image of lisa from blackpink in the pink venom video.

    Speaking more on the group's confident image and the meaning of "Pink Venom"'s lyrics, rapper Jennie told Billboard, "We wanted to relay our identity in the song as much as we could... Since 'pink' and 'venom' have contradicting images, we thought they were kind of reminiscent of us…we are named Blackpink and contradiction is our charm."

    What's your favourite musical Easter egg? Let us know in the comments!