SONGS WHERE/SONGS THAT/SONGS WITH/SONGS IN WHICH

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SOME PEOPLE ARE AFRAID ILM IS TURNING INTO THE TVTROPES OF MUSIC, SO HERE'S A CATCH-ALL THREAD WHERE WE CAN DOCUMENT THE THEMATIC/SONIC/COMPOSITIONAL LINKAGES BETWEEN SONGS WITHOUT HAVING TO START A NEW THREAD FOR EACH AND EVERY TROPE THAT POPS INTO OUR HEADS DURING MOMENTS OF DESPERATE BOREDOM

how to diss a peer completely (unregistered), Monday, 12 February 2018 01:44 (two years ago) link

songs where a woman corresponds with her husband under an assumed identity and arranges a liaison with him as a test of his marital fidelity:

Rupert Holmes - Escape (The Piña Colada Song)
Kate Bush - Babooshka

how to diss a peer completely (unregistered), Monday, 12 February 2018 01:45 (two years ago) link

"some people"

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Monday, 12 February 2018 01:45 (two years ago) link

Songs that are not John Cage's 4' 33"

calstars, Monday, 12 February 2018 02:26 (two years ago) link

Songs in which Instrumentation is or is not used

calstars, Monday, 12 February 2018 02:27 (two years ago) link

Songs in which the vocalist audibly takes a drag on a cigarette between verses:

Sandy Denny - "No End"

J. Sam, Monday, 12 February 2018 02:28 (two years ago) link

this would be a good thread to collect all of the disparate 'songs where' threads, cause i can never find any of them.

hoooyaaargh it's me satan (voodoo chili), Monday, 12 February 2018 02:34 (two years ago) link

songs where you can't find what you're looking for

"I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" - U2

hoooyaaargh it's me satan (voodoo chili), Monday, 12 February 2018 02:34 (two years ago) link

songs where you can't find what you're looking for

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K89RsKaEO7I

how to diss a peer completely (unregistered), Monday, 12 February 2018 02:41 (two years ago) link

songs written by a non-famous family member of the recording artist:

Grizzly Bear - Marla
Throwing Muses - Sinkhole

how to diss a peer completely (unregistered), Monday, 12 February 2018 02:46 (two years ago) link

Songs by 90's-era American indie bands about 80's-era British female singers:

Unrest - "Cath Carroll"
June & the Exit Wounds - "Cathy Dennis"

henry s, Monday, 12 February 2018 15:27 (two years ago) link

Songs by 90's-era American indie bands about 80's-era British female singers

Black Tambourine - Throw Aggi Off the Bridge

(about Aggie and Stephen Pastel)

how to diss a peer completely (unregistered), Monday, 12 February 2018 19:50 (two years ago) link

the plot thickens!

henry s, Monday, 12 February 2018 20:04 (two years ago) link

two months pass...

songs where the narrator is so miserable that even the sight of children playing fails to cheer his burdened heart:

Rolling Stones - As Tears Go By
Pearl Jam - Black
Screaming Trees - Winter Song

the yolk sustains us, we eat whites for days (unregistered), Sunday, 22 April 2018 22:26 (two years ago) link

Lol

after party for the apocalypse (Ross), Sunday, 22 April 2018 22:38 (two years ago) link

young girl: hahaha wheeee I love playing in the puddles
Mark Lanegan, grunger: HOW CAN YOU BE SO CAREFREE WHEN MY SOUL IS LITERALLY DYING 😢😢😢

the yolk sustains us, we eat whites for days (unregistered), Sunday, 22 April 2018 22:40 (two years ago) link

songs that in off whacking with which trailer

j., Sunday, 22 April 2018 23:38 (two years ago) link

lol i have been bumping a lot of these

flappy bird, Monday, 23 April 2018 00:08 (two years ago) link

songs where the narrator is so miserable that even the sight of children playing fails to cheer his burdened heart

How could you leave off The Chi-lites, Have You Seen Her

lana del boy (ledge), Monday, 23 April 2018 08:37 (two years ago) link

and Chicago, Make Me Smile

Lee626, Monday, 23 April 2018 09:16 (two years ago) link

Songs in which, it is not I who is mad, it's you normals!

Elton John - Madman Across the Water
Bonzo Dog Band - My Pink Half of the Drainpipe
Supertramp - Asylum

Hideous Lump, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 03:48 (two years ago) link

Songs where the singer is bored of music:

Cat Power - Colors and the Kids

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 24 April 2018 04:28 (two years ago) link

songs where a singer expresses disdain for being put on a pedestal as artist

ionnalee- samaritan

after party for the apocalypse (Ross), Tuesday, 24 April 2018 06:14 (two years ago) link

songs where a singer expresses disdain for being put on a pedestal as artist

London Calling
Don't Look Back in Anger

?

ad homineminem (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 24 April 2018 08:47 (two years ago) link

much better to have a catch-all thread, good job

niels, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 17:04 (two years ago) link

songs where a singer expresses disdain for being put on a pedestal as artist

Eminem - Marshall Mathers

808s & Deep States (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 24 April 2018 17:16 (two years ago) link

songs where a singer expresses disdain for being put on a pedestal as artist

Ani DiFranco - Little Plastic Castle

People talk about my image
Like i come in two dimensions
Like lipstick is a sign of my decling mind
Like what i happen to be wearing
The day that someone takes a picture
Is my new statement for all womankind

And i wish they could see us now
In leather bras and rubber shorts
Like some ridiculous new team uniform
For some ridiculous new sport
Quick someone call the girl police
And file a report

... (Eazy), Tuesday, 24 April 2018 17:19 (two years ago) link

songs where you can't find what you're looking for

"Where Is My Mind"

... (Eazy), Tuesday, 24 April 2018 17:22 (two years ago) link

songs where a singer expresses disdain for being put on a pedestal as artist

Neil Young - On The Beach

^ arguable, but i think he touches on the need for an audience and how frustrating that is - possibly more ambivalent??

after party for the apocalypse (Ross), Tuesday, 24 April 2018 17:24 (two years ago) link

three months pass...

songs where the strength of the protagonist's relationship is evaluated based upon their awareness of their lover's potato preferences:

Gershwin - Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
Sia - Sweet Potatoes

ilxor-com-dog-meat-drawer-7-840-x-600.jpg (unregistered), Friday, 3 August 2018 03:36 (two years ago) link

Songs in which the Beatles wish you a Happy Birthday

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Friday, 3 August 2018 04:20 (two years ago) link

Songs in which the singer reads off a phone number:

“867-5309/Jenny” — Tommy Tutone
“Group Sex” — Circle Jerks
“The Vietnamese Telephone Ministry” — Fiery Furnaces

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Friday, 3 August 2018 04:30 (two years ago) link

^Brenda Lee - Bigelow 6-200

ilxor-com-dog-meat-drawer-7-840-x-600.jpg (unregistered), Friday, 3 August 2018 04:37 (two years ago) link

Transylvania 6-5000

calstars, Friday, 3 August 2018 04:39 (two years ago) link

Oh snap!

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Friday, 3 August 2018 04:40 (two years ago) link

Songs in which the boys are back in town:

Thin Lizzy - The Boys are Back in Town

josh az (2011nostalgia), Friday, 3 August 2018 07:03 (two years ago) link

roxy music - remake/remodel ... "CPL 593H!"

visiting, Friday, 3 August 2018 07:06 (two years ago) link

scraping foetus off the wheel - DI-1-9026

visiting, Friday, 3 August 2018 07:10 (two years ago) link

isaac hayes - good love ... "call good love 69-9-69"

visiting, Friday, 3 August 2018 07:26 (two years ago) link

squeeze - "853-5937"

are there any phone-number songs yet that have modern 8, 10, or 11 digit numbers?

Lee626, Friday, 3 August 2018 08:19 (two years ago) link

City Boy – 5705

the word dog doesn't bark (anagram), Friday, 3 August 2018 08:24 (two years ago) link

roxy music - remake/remodel ... "CPL 593H!"

Not a phone number, it was the registration number of Bryan Ferry's car.

Father Ted in Forkhandles (Tom D.), Friday, 3 August 2018 08:48 (two years ago) link

songs written by a non-famous family member of the recording artist:

Grizzly Bear - Marla
Throwing Muses - Sinkhole

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Lyn Paul - The Waiting Game (Doreen Belcher)

I know. I do.

Mark G, Friday, 3 August 2018 10:21 (two years ago) link

"Maybe Baby" had some lines written by Buddy Holly's mom.

Sam Weller, Friday, 3 August 2018 10:40 (two years ago) link

George Harrison's "Piggies" had one line he couldn't fill, needed to rhyme with "lacking". His mum suggested "What they need's a damn good whacking" which is the "WHOA" line in the song.

Mark G, Friday, 3 August 2018 11:09 (two years ago) link

Songs where the singer is bored of music:

Isn’t this every Cat Power song?

grawlix (unperson), Friday, 3 August 2018 11:30 (two years ago) link

POLL: Songs Written By The Artist's Mom

Sam Weller, Friday, 3 August 2018 11:44 (two years ago) link

Harry Nilsson, "Little Cowboy"
Harry Nilsson, "Marchin' Down Broadway"

Father Ted in Forkhandles (Tom D.), Friday, 3 August 2018 12:07 (two years ago) link

are there any phone-number songs yet that have modern 8, 10, or 11 digit numbers?

Jeremih - 773 LOVE

ant banks and wasp (voodoo chili), Friday, 3 August 2018 12:36 (two years ago) link

This doesn't count but Hoyt Axton's mom wrote "Heartbreak Hotel."

devil's avocado (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 3 August 2018 12:42 (two years ago) link

Songs/tunes that sample Sydney's pedestrian crossing sound:

Orbital, Walk Now
Billie Eilish, Bad Guy

Basement Jaxx, Red Alert
Regurgitator, Superstraight
Giuseppe Ottaviani, Crossing Lights
Polish Club, Iguana

don't care didn't ask still clappin (sic), Thursday, 30 January 2020 02:25 (seven months ago) link

songs where nobody is eating ass or having their ass eaten

[..]

2523 Songbird :: Kenny G

uh yeah, I'm pretty sure Kenny has never gone on record to say that 'Songbird' isn't a wordless meditation on the pleasures of booty eating. otherwise it's a pretty solid list, though!

nothing in the dialog (unregistered), Thursday, 30 January 2020 03:14 (seven months ago) link

Old timey Ilx post up there

calstars, Thursday, 30 January 2020 12:32 (seven months ago) link

Basement Jaxx, Red Alert
Regurgitator, Superstraight
Giuseppe Ottaviani, Crossing Lights
Polish Club, Iguana

found the site with this list, last 3 are all legit but i don't buy the basement jaxx.

Paperbag raita (ledge), Thursday, 30 January 2020 13:54 (seven months ago) link

Neanderthal, solid effort, but sorry. That list includes cRIMson and Clover and pRIMrose Lane. Plus the two tracks by Leean RIMes. All of which are clear coded references.

Okay, you're an ambulance (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 30 January 2020 14:42 (seven months ago) link

Fuck! How could I have forgot those!

I'll be punishing the intern who compiled this list!

... that's Traore! (Neanderthal), Thursday, 30 January 2020 14:51 (seven months ago) link

And I have my doubts about "2551 Lights, Camera, Action! :: Mr. Cheeks"

Hideous Lump, Friday, 31 January 2020 06:00 (seven months ago) link

1 Smooth Asscheeks :: Santana
3 You Light Up My Ass :: Debby Boone
4 I Gotta Feeling (It's Analingus) :: Black Eyed Peas, The
5 Hey Jude (Can I Eat Your Ass?) :: Beatles, The
15 Tossin' Salad And Turnin' :: Bobby Lewis
16 I'll Make Love To You (By Which I Mean I'll Munch Dat Ass All Night) :: Boyz II Men
17 Bette Davis Ass :: Kim Carnes
20 I Want To Hold Your Asscheeks Open :: Beatles, The
21 How You Remind Me (Of That Time You Ate My Ass) :: Nickelback
22 Un-Break My Bung :: Toni Braxton
24 (I Want Your Tongue) Truly Madly But Especially Deeply :: Savage Garden
26 Every Butt You Taste :: Police, The
32 How Deep Is Your Hole :: Bee Gees
33 Bust A Ass Open :: Young M.C.
36 The First Time Ever I Sat On Your Face :: Roberta Flack

I should have been in bed 2 hours ago.

Hideous Lump, Friday, 31 January 2020 06:22 (seven months ago) link

found the site with this list, last 3 are all legit but i don't buy the basement jaxx

ooh, what site? there used to be a thread with other techno/trance tracks that sampled it on inthemix, but the new owners nuked the entire archive a year or two ago and I can't remember any of them

(also I've just relistened to Superstraight and now I suspect either I'm misremembering another Regurgitator song of the era (never got on with T-Wrecks), or maybe the idea was that Kostic based the pre-verse drumbeat on the wait sound?)

don't care didn't ask still clappin (sic), Friday, 31 January 2020 09:21 (seven months ago) link

https://junkee.com/fatboy-slim-greta-thunberg-melbourne/239874

actually they don't mention superstraight and the jaxx is their own theory, think they're talking about the video version but i still don't hear it.

Paperbag raita (ledge), Friday, 31 January 2020 09:57 (seven months ago) link

speaking of the new owners! that's almost certainly not the link you meant to post, but Junkee has been around less than a decade, so it's definitely not "their" theory.

don't care didn't ask still clappin (sic), Friday, 31 January 2020 10:23 (seven months ago) link

luv 2 visit websites that change the url when u scroll

https://junkee.com/billie-eilish-bad-guy-pedestrian-sound-songs/239769

Paperbag raita (ledge), Friday, 31 January 2020 10:28 (seven months ago) link

ha ha, yes, ppl have definitely been picking Red Alert (1999) as a crossing sample since earlier than (checks notes)... yesterday

more hollow "ha ha" at a music publisher deleting two decades of user-generated content at the end of 2018 and then publishing clickbait that could have been better sourced using it, at the beginning of 2020

obv the ITM forums were nothing compared to the wiping of masses of original research and material on M&N, but it's a good thing that civilisation won't survive long enough for future historians to become frustrated

don't care didn't ask still clappin (sic), Friday, 31 January 2020 11:14 (seven months ago) link

I lolled at "Every Butt You Taste."

And let us not even discuss Rimsky-Korsakov.

Okay, you're an ambulance (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 31 January 2020 12:36 (seven months ago) link

Songs in which being a "Nineties Baby" is a focal point:

Victoria Monét – "90's Babies"
Maren Morris - "80s Mercedes"
Icona Pop - "I Love It"
The Weeknd - "Girls Born in the 90's"
Jay Rick$ - "Born in the 90's"
FAVX - "Born in the 90's"
The Cassettes - "Born in the 90s"

(I've never heard of the last few, but they came up in a search of lyrix for one of the others)

Mocha Sauce (morrisp), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 20:38 (seven months ago) link

Videos in which the singer's hair is cut onscreen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bgeqw7s00xg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27BvZLSzaz8
("WARNING: This video may potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy.")

Murdered-Out Highlander XLE (morrisp), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 17:55 (six months ago) link

remembered this from one viewing in 1992, but not well enough

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpeHwGkzpEE

Fantastic. Great move. Well done (sic), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 18:31 (six months ago) link

I feel like there's an obvious one I'm forgetting -- where a singer's head is entirely shorn onscreen?

Murdered-Out Highlander XLE (morrisp), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 18:40 (six months ago) link

i want to say U2's "Numb" but it's not that

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 27 February 2020 00:14 (six months ago) link

three months pass...

songs in which the drummer calls out "A B C D!" instead of "1 2 3 4!" :

A Love Bizarre

calstars, Monday, 15 June 2020 18:55 (three months ago) link

Gunther gleephen glauphen globen

Okay, Boomerang (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 15 June 2020 19:06 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

speaking of lost-and-recovered ITM content:

Doc Martin: When we got to Melbourne, I remember we were all walking around the city. And the crazy sound in Basement Jaxx’s ‘Red Alert’ comes from the stop lights in Melbourne. You know that little ‘dee-dee-dee-dee-dee’? They recorded it on a little recorder.

time is running out to retweet boing.gif (sic), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 13:51 (two months ago) link

songs in which a lil' additional guitar lick accompanies a lyric that implies fucking in order to make it more explicitly about fucking

Drive-by Truckers, "Goddamn Lonely Love"
Bee Gees, "Mr. Natural"
(and surely loads more)

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 13:54 (two months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Songs That Ripoff “Pachelbel’s Canon”

Maroon 5 - “Memories”
Vitamin C - “Graduation (Friends Forever)”
Village People - “Go West”
Belle and Sebastian - “Get Me Away from Here, I’m Dying”
Spiritualized - “Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space”
The Farm - “All Together Now”
Aerosmith - “Cryin’”
2Pac - “Life Goes On”
Green Day - “Basket Case”
Big Star - “Blue Moon”

Mr. Snrub, Wednesday, 22 July 2020 19:08 (one month ago) link

four weeks pass...

songs where nobody is eating ass or having their ass eaten

2584 Backfield In Motion :: Mel And Tim

SHIT!

muntjac wagner (Neanderthal), Friday, 21 August 2020 23:45 (one month ago) link

Songs which have an intro which is an instrumental version of the song's chorus.

Reckon there are likely thousands of examples of this, but the one I was just thinking of is

Eddie & The Hot Rods - Do Anything You Wanna Do

Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 25 August 2020 16:37 (three weeks ago) link

The very next song Youtube sent me to has this same thing

Dr. Feelgood - Milk And Alcohol

Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 25 August 2020 16:39 (three weeks ago) link

Songs which don't care if you're black, white, yellow, purple, but are implicitly sexist:

Stevie Wonder, Black Man ('This world was made for all men', 21 red/yellow/black/white men and two women namechecked)
Robert Palmer, Every Kind of People ('Whether yellow, black or white/Each and every man's the same inside')

neith moon (ledge), Tuesday, 1 September 2020 13:39 (two weeks ago) link

Caribbean-tinged Nigerian songs where the male singer has a female vocalist extolling said singer’s virtues in a chant as the chorus or hook:

Wizkid ft. Efya • Daddy Yo

Rema • Beamer (Bad Boys)

Adekunle Gold ft. Nailah Blackman • AG Baby

Does he come off as a dick? He may not care about that.

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 2 September 2020 10:49 (two weeks ago) link

songs which have a SIMILAR title to the album title, but aren't exactly the same:

Cannibal Corpse - "Unleashing the Bloodthirsty" (Album: Bloodthirst)

Mercyful Fate - "The Oath" (Album: Don't Break the Oath)

Slayer - "Raining Blood" (Album: Reign in Blood)

Annihilator - "Alison Hell" (Album: Alice in Hell

Pearl Jam - "The Number That Comes After Nine" (Album: Ten)

Neanderthal, Sunday, 6 September 2020 18:26 (two weeks ago) link

Smashing Pumpkins - Adore (“Ava Adore”)

“Pizza House!” (morrisp), Sunday, 6 September 2020 19:12 (two weeks ago) link

ahh yes good one!

Neanderthal, Sunday, 6 September 2020 19:22 (two weeks ago) link

Songs in which the singer misspells a word

life is beauitul (rip van wanko), Sunday, 6 September 2020 23:44 (two weeks ago) link

songs which have a SIMILAR title to the album title, but aren't exactly the same:

Gram Parsons - 'Return of the Grievous Angel' (from Grievous Angel)

panburger partner (unregistered), Monday, 7 September 2020 01:54 (two weeks ago) link

also

The Gosdin Brothers - 'The Sound of Goodbye' (from Sounds of Goodbye)
Simon & Garfunkel - 'The Sound of Silence' (from Sounds of Silence)
My Favorite - 'Absolute Zero' (from Love at Absolute Zero)

panburger partner (unregistered), Monday, 7 September 2020 02:02 (two weeks ago) link

album titles that are cobbled together from the titles of two or more songs that appear on the album:

Velocity Girl - Gilded Stars and Zealous Heart ('Gilded Stars' & 'Zealous Heart')
Lycia - The Burning Circle and Then Dust ('The Burning Circle' & 'Dust Settles')
Mary Hopkin - Earth Song, Ocean Song ('Earth Song' & 'Ocean Song')

panburger partner (unregistered), Monday, 7 September 2020 02:06 (two weeks ago) link

Simon & Garfunkel - 'The Sound of Silence' (from Sounds of Silence)

nvm, I'm an idiot and the song is actually called 'The Sounds of Silence'

panburger partner (unregistered), Monday, 7 September 2020 02:10 (two weeks ago) link

songs where the "titular phrase" is slightly different from the title of the song:

L'Trimm - Cars With the Boom ("we like the cars, the cars that go boom")

panburger partner (unregistered), Monday, 7 September 2020 02:12 (two weeks ago) link

Songs with a lyric that suggests/evokes the album title, without directly providing the source for it:

R.E.M., “Begin the Begin” (“Life's rich demand creates supply in the hand...”) (Album: Lifes Rich Pageant)

Bob Dylan, “Where Are You Tonight?” (“Her father would emphasize / You got to be more than street-wise....”) (Album: Street-Legal)

“Pizza House!” (morrisp), Monday, 7 September 2020 02:32 (two weeks ago) link

songs which have a SIMILAR title to the album title, but aren't exactly the same:

Thought of another one of these:

Unrest - “Imperial” (Album: Imperial f.f.r.r.)

“Pizza House!” (morrisp), Monday, 7 September 2020 02:57 (two weeks ago) link

and another:

Cyndi Lauper, “He’s So Unusual” (Album: She’s So Unusual)

“Pizza House!” (morrisp), Monday, 7 September 2020 03:24 (two weeks ago) link

Songs with a lyric that suggests/evokes the album title, without directly providing the source for it:

...and one more in this category (although it’s more “direct” than the other examples):

The Strokes, “Reptilia” (“The room is on fire, and she’s fixing her hair...”) (Album: Room on Fire)

“Pizza House!” (morrisp), Monday, 7 September 2020 04:05 (two weeks ago) link

another one of those "songs which have a SIMILAR title to the album title, but aren't exactly the same":

superchunk's "like a fool" from foolish

ptah el dude (voodoo chili), Thursday, 10 September 2020 22:40 (one week ago) link

Sort of surprised not to see Insane Clown Posse itt

error prone wolf syndicate (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 10 September 2020 22:45 (one week ago) link

Juggalo Springfield

Neanderthal, Thursday, 10 September 2020 22:46 (one week ago) link

Songs about headaches (this thread inspired by my current migraine)

Dylan, "Pledging My Time"
Springsteen, "I'm on Fire" (At least, I'm going to interpret "a freight train running through the middle of my head" as a migraine)

Others?

Lily Dale, Friday, 18 September 2020 20:46 (three days ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gqpXVAY3fI

Scam Likely (morrisp), Friday, 18 September 2020 20:57 (three days ago) link

boyz ii men, end of the road ('pain in my head oh i'd rather be dead')

neith moon (ledge), Friday, 18 September 2020 20:58 (three days ago) link

frank black, headache

neith moon (ledge), Friday, 18 September 2020 20:58 (three days ago) link

xpost wrong head

Neanderthal, Saturday, 19 September 2020 01:03 (two days ago) link


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