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Songs You Like Where The Song Title Apparently Has Nothing To Do With The Song

Old 07-31-10, 12:54 AM
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Songs You Like Where The Song Title Apparently Has Nothing To Do With The Song

Okay, I wanted to start a thread where we list our favorite songs with apparently irrelevant song titles. These are songs that lots of people know, but they may not know what song you're referencing by the song's title. The rules are the song title isn't in the song's lyrics, or vaguely referenced in the song's lyrics (i.e. "Anthony's Song" by Billy Joel). Obviously, instrumentals don't count.
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(though at least half of the Led Zep catalog probably qualifies)

Any other ones people like?
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Old 07-31-10, 01:36 AM
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"Leif Erikson" Interpol
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Sure not "everyone" knows this song, but if you've listened to any hard rock radio stations, theres a very good chance you've heard this song
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80% of New Order's songs.
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Originally Posted by ResIpsa View Post
80% of New Order's songs.
Damn. Beat me to it.
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Originally Posted by Lemmy View Post
Robert Plant - Big Log
Well this was the pattern with huge portion of Led Zeppelin's output and especially Robert Plant's solo work.
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Robert Plant - Big Log
Good choice!

Here's one not sure if sound effects count?



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Re: Songs You Like Where The Song Title Apparently Has Nothing To Do With The Song

KISS - Rocket Ride

This song seems to have nothing to do with space exploration or our fine NASA astronauts.
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Here's one not sure if sound effects count?
I would think sound effects fall under the "vague reference" clause.
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Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
KISS - Rocket Ride

This song seems to have nothing to do with space exploration or our fine NASA astronauts.
Funny, but since the phrase "Rocket Ride" appears to occur 20 separate times in the song's lyrics, it sadly does not qualify.
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There are some great selections so far, but come on, the obvious winner is clearly:

Spoiler:
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Originally Posted by Michael Corvin View Post
There are some great selections so far, but come on, the obvious winner is clearly:

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Yeah, you're right. Can't believe I forgot that one.

The one I intentionally left off because someone else mentioned it last week in the All-Time Favorite Song thread was:


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Originally Posted by Michael Corvin View Post
There are some great selections so far, but come on, the obvious winner is clearly:

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First one I thought of...well, the second one I thought of, after my favorite song of all time:




Lyrics:
And this is my story.
My face, the picture's changed
Do you remember me
Now I'm fighting to breathe
It's been such a long time

Do you want to come
Do you want to come
Do you want to come with me now

Nothing here for me now
I can't believe the noise
We'll take this place apart
I won't be here for long
I know they'll find me soon

But now the weakness comes
I'll question everything
I'll trade new dreams for old
I've been waiting for you
I've waited far too long.
Apparently Numan was a fan of Saberhagen's Berserker stories, and just liked the word.

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Suite: Judy Blue Eyes by Crosby, Stills, and Nash
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