Last weekend I finally got around to seeing Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets, a really good 70s movie starring Harvey Keitel and Robert DeNiro. I had a light bulb go on in the first couple scenes when I realized that one of my favorite one-hit wonders from the 2000s took their name from DeNiro's character, the self-destructive Johnny Boy. I'm sure everybody else had this figured out by now, but it seems like a good enough excuse to put two great YouTubes together.
From Mean Streets, "Be My Baby," by the Ronettes.
"You Are the Generation That Bought More Shoes And You Get What You Deserve" by Johnny Boy.
Knowing this now, it's clear JB aren't shy about any inspiration from the Ronettes.