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"This one goes out to all the Serbians. Also the ladies. But mostly the Serbians."

The shout-out before the song.

TYPE-1: Alice starts her performance by stating who she's singing her Intercourse with You or Anti-Love Song for. General dedications to "the ladies" and "the fans" are also popular. Common among professional musicians as well as among drunken amateurs at the Karaoke Box.

TYPE-2: Alice requests a song on the radio (or in-universe equivalent) for Bob.

A subtrope of Dedication.

Examples of This Song Goes Out to All the Tropes include:

Type 1


 Billie Joe Armstrong: This song is dedicated to everybody who took the train to get here tonight, alright? This song's called 'Jesus of Suburbia.'

  • GWAR: Live from Antarctica

 Oderus Urungus: [before playing "Sick of You"] ...and this song is dedicated to you insufferable... human filth!

 Chester Bennington: How many musicians do we have in the house? [audience cheers] Good luck to everyone of you guys man. We were on the other side of the barricade a few years ago, man. Coming to these shows, seeing our favorite bands and having the dreams. Just persevere, believe in yourself. One day you'll be up here with us. Or Metallica or Limp Bizkit, Deftones, Mudvayne [song starts] so this one's dedicated to all of you guys out there.

Live Action TV

  • The Parkers episode "Funny, Funny Valentine"

 "Ideal" Lead Singer: This song goes out to a newly engaged couple in the audience.

[Spotlight shines on Professor Oglevee]

Professor Stanley Oglevee: She's gone. Get that damn light off of me.

"Ideal" Lead Singer: Oh... ok. Well, how about a couple who just got back together.

[Spotlight shines on Nikki Parker]

Nicole 'Nikki' Parker: Valentine's Day is for suckas. Get that damn light off of me.

  • Veronica Mars dedicates her karaoke version of One Way or Another to a secret society she’s trying to catch.

 Veronica: This song goes out to my friends in the Tritons.


  • Flight of the Conchords prefaces live performances of "Ladies of the World" with this usually.
  • Jpop BENNIE K's song "Okay" begins with one of the singers saying, "Hey yo, this song is for my girls."
  • Five Iron Frenzy spoofs this on one of their live albums when Jeff says, "This song goes out to all the people who are over here (indicating one side of the audience)."
  • MC Hawking's song "Fuck the Creationists" starts with "This song goes out to all my homies working in the field of evolutionary science".
  • A wonderfully bitchy example by Eagles, when Don Henley said "I'd like to dedicate this song to Mr Rupert Murdoch". The song? Dirty Laundry.
  • Paul Stanley of KISS is legendary for his between song banter, rife with Unusual Euphemism and manly boasting. There exists a bootleg CD with 70 pristine-sounding tracks of Stanley's greatest song introductions, called People, Let Me Get This Off My Chest.
  • On their Severe Tire Damage live album, They Might Be Giants dedicate their song "S-E-X-X-Y" to "the one love of my life -- the ladies!"
  • On the first track of Danger Days: The True Lives of The Fabulous Killjoys, Dr. Death Defying begins the lead-in to "Na Na Na" with, "This one's for all you rock-and-rollers, all you crash queens and motor babies..."
  • Faith No More's cover of "Easy" opens with "Turn the lights on baby... this one's for the ladies in the house."
  • Parodied by Richard Cheese, who dedicates "for the ladies"... "Rape Me".
  • Butthole Surfers "I Hate My Job" starts with the following memorable rant:

 Is the ta- Hey! Alright, this is for Fucking Mark B and John Fucking O'Rourke and I can't say their full goddamn names cuz the corporate shits are gonna sue my ass... I'm tired, I'm frustrated, I'm full of shit and I HATE MY FUCKIN' JOB!

  • BT and Mike Doughty's "Never Gonna Come Back Down" starts with Doughty announcing "I'm just gonna say, uh, this is to the people, not so much the audience as the people sitting in my mind..." It's that kind of song.
  • The Specials' version of Toots & The Maytal's "Monkey Man":

 This one's for all the bouncers... big, big, monkey man!

  • Bad Religion's "All There Is."

 This song goes out to all the hopeless sinners...

Professional Wrestling

  • Non-musical example, Scott Steiner used to end his promos with "This goes to all my freaks in [name of city]! Big Poppa Pump is your hookup! Holla if ya hear me!"

Web Original

 Strong Bad: The Cheat, man. {Music begins} Where did we go wrong? It seems like just yesterday we were setting fire to Strong Sad's underwears.

Strong Sad: {offscreen} That was yesterday!

Strong Bad: This one's for you.

Cue "The Cheat is Not Dead".

  • One of "hiimdaisy's" Phoenix Wright parodies has Gavin dedicating a song to "all the disembarred lawyers out there": 'Forging Evidence (till the Break of Dawn).'

Western Animation

 Homer: This next song is dedicated to a very special lady. She's 100 years old and weighs over 200... tons.

  • Invoked in Family Guy when showcasing how overprotective Peter is. At a concert Peter decks the lead singer of the band they're seeing because he dedicated a song to "all the ladies out there."

Web Comics

Xkcd plays this for laughs with this comic [1]

Type 2

Live Action TV

  • Friends, "The One Where Ross and Rachel Take a Break": after they break up, Ross calls a DJ to dedicate U2's With or Without You to Rachel. Rachel calls the station to tell them how Ross slept with someone during the break, and the dedication is cancelled.
  • Subverted in Veronica Mars, when a little girl who is dying to see Logan get back together with Veronica calls a radio station and asks Nick Lachey's "What's Left of Me" to be dedicated to her, from him. Funny, of course, because neither him nor her are exactly the romantic type... and yet this cheesy song somehow rings true.


  • Cpop singer Landy Wen has a song, "Can U Feel It", where she sings about her anger at her lover (who she thinks does not care about her anymore) until she hears him dedicate a song to her on the radio, at which point they reconcile.
  • There's a country song out there that's basically about "My girl's leaving me; I hope she hears this dedication and is convinced to turn around before she gets out of range."

Western Animation

 Radio DJ: All right, this next song is dedicated to Bart Simpson, with the message "I am coming to kill you slowly and painfully."

Real Life

  • A Radio Caroline DJ in the mid-1970s:

 I'd like to dedicate this next song to Lofty. And at three foot eight, what else would you call him?

  • One of the local country station's morning DJs recently said to her cohost, "I finally found a song I can dedicate to you!" and played "I Pray For You":

 I pray your brakes go out going down a hill / I pray a flower pot falls from the windowsill / and knocks you in the head like I'd like to...

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