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Song Titles meme

August 6th, 2006 (11:59 pm)
current song: lots!

This is a twist on the Letter Meme. Instead of coming up with ten items for a certain letter, you come up with five song titles for a certain letter and explain why you picked them.

If interested then leave a comment. I'll give you a letter. You post this blurb in your journal along with your list. (Download links welcome, but not required.)

tthjinni gave me the letter T.


Tarzan Boy - Baltimora
Just a classic song really, still good all these years later. Just found myself singing along to it while writing this. *grin* Oooo-ooo-oooo!

They - Jem
Very recent, but just another fun song. Just love the tiny cymbals along with it, and the sound of the children.

This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both of Us - Sparx
Another childhood favourite, though for years I never could work out what the exact words were. I spent ages thinking the opening words were Zutons.

Trip My Wire - Garbage
Album track, but one of the songs that made me fall in love with the band. Oddly enough, hearing this takes me to a particular place in memory - walking back late at night from my friends house, with their first album playing. Memory is weird.

This is Not A Love Song - Public Image Limited
Does exactly what it says in the title, and I love it for that. I have visions of record execs saying to Malcolm McLaren "Anything you want to do - but not a love song." So he produced a record praising big business and free enterprise which singing busily this was not a love song. Love it.


and empressvesica gave me the letter S.


Stop the Calvary - Jona Lewie
Probably unknown outside Britain, but inevictably played every single December for years now. Not really a Christmas song, but still linked with it for good now. And really, how can you not sing along with it every time? And the brass band is just sheer class.

Skater Boy - Avril Lavigne
It's pretty obvious that I love rock songs and girl singers when you look at my music collection. So this was always going to be good. Why I love it is the story told in the song - it's not the typical end that you expect from them, and yet stays true to itself. And the video was fun. *grin*

Swan Lake - Madness
Yes, you read that correctly. Madness, the Nutty Boys of pop, covered Swan Lake, complete with saxophone, piano and one suspects several crates of alcohol. Lovely to listen to.

Sorted For E's and Whizz - Pulp
Possibly my single favourite Pulp song - light, funny and doesn't take itself serious. And some of the best quotes ever.

Stutter Rap - Morris Minor and the Majors
Best piss-take of rap music ever. Down to having the theme to Neighbours playing halfway through and everyone looking round in confusion. The words are so burnt into my head, I can practically recites chunks of it on request. And really, how can you not like a song when they shoot the guitar player for going off into a complex solo?

Comments

Posted by: Daveosaurus (southerndave)
Posted at: August 7th, 2006 06:16 am (UTC)
dalek

Count me in.

"I have visions of record execs saying to Malcolm McLaren "Anything you want to do - but not a love song."" I think by the time Lydon née Rotten formed PiL he had fairly much burned his bridges with McLaren. I have a book about that era of music; unfortunately it is out on loan at the moment so I can't look things up in it.

"Stop the Calvary - Jona Lewie. Probably unknown outside Britain" Definitely known in New Zealand as it was a moderate sized hit here, as was Lewie's earlier single "You'll Always Find Me In The Kitchen At Parties".

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: August 7th, 2006 10:40 am (UTC)

I loved "You'll Always Find Me In The Kitchen At Parties" as well. Big Jona Lewie fan here!

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