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 (eight months ago) Permalink

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 (eight months ago) Permalink

"some people"

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Monday, 12 February 2018 01:45 (eight months ago) Permalink

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

calstars, Monday, 12 February 2018 02:26 (eight months ago) Permalink

Songs in which Instrumentation is or is not used

calstars, Monday, 12 February 2018 02:27 (eight months ago) Permalink

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 (eight months ago) Permalink

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 (eight months ago) Permalink

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 (eight months ago) Permalink

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 (eight months ago) Permalink

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 (eight months ago) Permalink

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 (eight months ago) Permalink

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 (eight months ago) Permalink

the plot thickens!

henry s, Monday, 12 February 2018 20:04 (eight months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

Lol

after party for the apocalypse (Ross), Sunday, 22 April 2018 22:38 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

songs that in off whacking with which trailer

j., Sunday, 22 April 2018 23:38 (five months ago) Permalink

lol i have been bumping a lot of these

flappy bird, Monday, 23 April 2018 00:08 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

and Chicago, Make Me Smile

Lee626, Monday, 23 April 2018 09:16 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

Songs where the singer is bored of music:

Cat Power - Colors and the Kids

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 24 April 2018 04:28 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

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

niels, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 17:04 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

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

"Where Is My Mind"

... (Eazy), Tuesday, 24 April 2018 17:22 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

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 months ago) Permalink

Songs in which the Beatles wish you a Happy Birthday

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

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 months ago) Permalink

^Brenda Lee - Bigelow 6-200

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

Transylvania 6-5000

calstars, Friday, 3 August 2018 04:39 (two months ago) Permalink

Oh snap!

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

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 months ago) Permalink

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

visiting, Friday, 3 August 2018 07:06 (two months ago) Permalink

scraping foetus off the wheel - DI-1-9026

visiting, Friday, 3 August 2018 07:10 (two months ago) Permalink

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

visiting, Friday, 3 August 2018 07:26 (two months ago) Permalink

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 months ago) Permalink

City Boy – 5705

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

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 months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Lyn Paul - The Waiting Game (Doreen Belcher)

I know. I do.

Mark G, Friday, 3 August 2018 10:21 (two months ago) Permalink

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

Sam Weller, Friday, 3 August 2018 10:40 (two months ago) Permalink

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 months ago) Permalink

Songs where the singer is bored of music:

Isn’t this every Cat Power song?

grawlix (unperson), Friday, 3 August 2018 11:30 (two months ago) Permalink

POLL: Songs Written By The Artist's Mom

Sam Weller, Friday, 3 August 2018 11:44 (two months ago) Permalink

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

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

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 months ago) Permalink

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 months ago) Permalink

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

arggghh of course... dunno what i was thinking... it was late.

visiting, Friday, 3 August 2018 17:01 (two months ago) Permalink

Bryan says sorry but the traffic was bad

Mark G, Friday, 3 August 2018 18:13 (two months ago) Permalink

don't forget The B-52s "6060-842". Which is a weird way to format a local US telephone number circa 1979.

saddest kamancheh (bendy), Friday, 3 August 2018 19:06 (two months ago) Permalink

Songs Set in a Courtroom (Bonus Points If It Includes an Argument between the Singer and the Judge):

Pink Floyd - “The Trial”
The Five Du-Tones - “Divorce Court”
Wynonie Harris - “Good Morning Judge”
Bessie Smith - “Send Me to the Electric Chair”
NWA - “Fuck the Police”

Mr. Snrub, Saturday, 4 August 2018 00:36 (two months ago) Permalink

Bob Dylan - “Percy’s Song”

empire bro-lesque (morrisp), Saturday, 4 August 2018 01:38 (two months ago) Permalink

Skeeter Davis - “Set Him Free”

empire bro-lesque (morrisp), Saturday, 4 August 2018 01:40 (two months ago) Permalink

Bands whose members are all men but whose name implies they would be women

Violent Femmes
Girls

devops mom (silby), Saturday, 4 August 2018 01:43 (two months ago) Permalink

Das Damen

empire bro-lesque (morrisp), Saturday, 4 August 2018 01:47 (two months ago) Permalink

Jerry Reed's "When You're Hot You're Hot" has a pretty great courtroom scene. Also about a thousand other country songs about people shooting either their woman or the deputy down. And "Brown-Eyed Handsome Man."

This is a total Jeff Porcaro. (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 4 August 2018 01:49 (two months ago) Permalink

George Jones, "Brown to Blue" we stood there in the courthouse room...
the judge pronounced the words

Paul Simon "Adios Hermanos"

devil's avocado (Ye Mad Puffin), Saturday, 4 August 2018 01:58 (two months ago) Permalink

Bascom Lamar Lunsford's "Mountain Dew" was inspired by his experience as a lawyer:

The lyrics tell the story of a man's first day in court to answer charges of making illegal alcohol. In the first verse, the prosecutor closes his case. In the next three verses, several respected members of the community—the deacon, the doctor, and the conductor—visit the charged man, trying to buy his whiskey.[6] In the final verse, the judge offers the young man clemency if he is willing to pay court costs for the trial.

Bascom Lamar Lunsford was a lawyer practicing in rural North Carolina during the 1920s. At the time, the manufacturing of beverage alcohol for non-medicinal purposes was illegal in the United States due to prohibition, but North Carolina residents nevertheless continued their longstanding tradition of making a form of illegal whiskey called moonshine. Lunsford frequently defended local clients that were accused of the practice, and the original lyrics and banjo accompaniment to "Good Old Mountain Dew" were written during the course of one of these cases.

ilxor-com-dog-meat-drawer-7-840-x-600.jpg (unregistered), Saturday, 4 August 2018 02:00 (two months ago) Permalink

^that Wikipedia summary misses the point though. the punchline of the song is that the judge sets the defendant free in exchange for a taste of his moonshine. "cost" in the last verse doesn't literally mean "court costs"

ilxor-com-dog-meat-drawer-7-840-x-600.jpg (unregistered), Saturday, 4 August 2018 02:08 (two months ago) Permalink

Bands whose members are all men but whose name implies they would be women

Women
Single Mothers
Girl Band

josh az (2011nostalgia), Saturday, 4 August 2018 05:21 (two months ago) Permalink

Twisted Sister

devil's avocado (Ye Mad Puffin), Saturday, 4 August 2018 10:21 (two months ago) Permalink

Bare naked... no its gone

Mark G, Saturday, 4 August 2018 21:33 (two months ago) Permalink

Songs Set in a Courtroom (Bonus Points If It Includes an Argument between the Singer and the Judge):

Springsteen: Johnny 99 and also Nebraska

kornrulez6969, Saturday, 4 August 2018 22:08 (two months ago) Permalink

Also Steve Earle The Devil’s Rigjt Hand

kornrulez6969, Saturday, 4 August 2018 22:13 (two months ago) Permalink

And The Specials - Stupid Marriage

bornbored, Saturday, 4 August 2018 22:19 (two months ago) Permalink

Songs Set in a Courtroom (Bonus Points If It Includes an Argument between the Singer and the Judge)

BANG BANG Maxwell's Silver Hammer went down on his head!

ant banks and wasp (voodoo chili), Sunday, 5 August 2018 00:05 (two months ago) Permalink

“Here Comes the Judge,” Pigmeat Markham ( and other songs with the same name by others)

Suspicious Hiveminds (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 5 August 2018 12:42 (two months ago) Permalink

^ ^ ^ Top-20 rap hit from 1968!

Lee626, Sunday, 5 August 2018 18:21 (two months ago) Permalink

Songs Set in a Courtroom (Bonus Points If It Includes an Argument between the Singer and the Judge)

"murder in my heart for the judge" by the moby grape

budo jeru, Sunday, 5 August 2018 18:30 (two months ago) Permalink

Songs in which the singer reads off a phone number:

― i’m still stanning (morrisp)

the space negroes' version of "sex bomb"

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Sunday, 5 August 2018 19:22 (two months ago) Permalink

Songs Set in a Courtroom (Bonus Points If It Includes an Argument between the Singer and the Judge):

― Mr. Snrub

"mr. waters (the judge)" by birmingham sunday

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Sunday, 5 August 2018 19:23 (two months ago) Permalink

"arrest, trial, and judgement (joy in the marketplace!)" by harry partch
"good morning judge" by wynonie harris

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Sunday, 5 August 2018 19:24 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

songs with a falsetto goodbye:

Danny O'Keefe - Falsetto Goodbye
Third Eye Blind - Semi-Charmed Life

ilxor-com-dog-meat-drawer-7-840-x-600.jpg (unregistered), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 09:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The reprise of "So Long, Farewell" from Sound of Music

psychocandy fairweather low spark of high (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 12:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Dinosaur Jr - Start Choppin'

Plinka Trinka Banga Tink (Eliza D.), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 13:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

^ah, I had a feeling I was missing an incredibly obvious one

ilxor-com-dog-meat-drawer-7-840-x-600.jpg (unregistered), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 14:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The Communards - Never Can Say Goodbye

scanner darkly, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 19:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Supertramp - Goodbye Stranger

gjoon1, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 23:47 (two weeks ago) Permalink

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

Jefferson Airplane - Somebody to Love (written by Darby Slick)

Hideous Lump, Thursday, 4 October 2018 02:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

songs in which 'yee-ha!' or similar appears apropos of nothing but manages to be perfect:

michael jackson "wanna be startin' somethin'"
björk "big time sensuality"

dyl, Thursday, 4 October 2018 03:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

^
Loudon Wainwright - The Swimming Song

Possible thread for 'off-mic eructations'? Keith Jarrett must be the king of this. Or Mingus.

Have the Rams stopped screaming yet, Lloris? (Chinaski), Thursday, 4 October 2018 15:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

songs with unearned key changes

Falco - Rock Me Amadeus

the beta brand (voodoo chili), Friday, 12 October 2018 17:44 (one week ago) Permalink


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