Tuesday, September 23, 2008

BODY SONGS PT. 2: WINGS


People have wings... or maybe not?

Amazing-AEROSMITH (1992 & 1994 / broken wings)
Because You Loved Me-CELINE DION (1996 / you gave me wings and made me fly)
Broken Wings-MR MISTER (1985 / and learn to fly again)
Dance Of The Bad Angels-BOOTH & THE BAD ANGEL (1996 / give me wings)
Edie (Ciao Baby)-CULT (1989 / angel with a broken wing)
Fast Car-TRACY CHAPMAN (1988 / You got a fast car But is it fast enough so you can fly away)
The Great Beyond-REM (1999 / Why can't we pantomime, just close our eyes and sleep sweet dreams Me and you with wings on our feet)
I Believe I Can Fly-R. KELLY (1996 / spread my wings and fly way)
(Just Like) Starting Over-JOHN LENNON (1980 / it’s time to spread our wings & fly)
Learning To Fly-TOM PETTY (1991 / but I ain’t got wings)
Love Changes Everything-CLIMIE FISHER (1987 / break your wings)
Never Tear Us Apart-INXS (1987 / we all have wings but some of us don’t know why)
Oh Baby I...-ETERNAL (1993 / you have given me wings)
Red Lights-CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT (1986 / won’t you spread your wings)
Skyhigh-JIGSAW (1975 / Our Love Had Wings To Fly)
Spread Your Wings-QUEEN (1977 / spread your wings and fly away)
Strange Kind Of Love-LOVE & MONEY (1988 / angel don’t let him clip your wings)
Summertime-GEORGE GERSHWIN, ELLA FITZGERALD, BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING COMPANY feat. JANIS JOPLIN (1968 / then you'll spread your wings, and you'll take to the sky)
The Sun Rising-THE BELOVED (1990 / restless lovers spread your wings as the day begins)
Tonight’s The Night-ROD STEWART (1976 / spread your wings)
Total Disguise-SERHAT HACIPASALIOGLU & VIKTOR LAZLO (2004 / you give me wings & make me fly)
When Smokey Sings-ABC (1987 / she’s spreading her wings)
Wind Beneath My Wings-BETTE MIDLER (1989)
The Whole Of The Moon-WATERBOYS (1985 / I spoke about wings, you just flew)

Βαρέθηκα-ΝΙΚΌΛΑΣ ΑΣΙΜΟΣ (απόκληρα που μείναμε πουλάκια με ξεπουπουλιασμένα τα φτερά)


People can fly... or maybe not

Astrud-BASIA (1987 / fly me to the moon)
The Caterpillar-THE CURE (1984 / to fly away from me)
Come Fly With Me-FRANK SINATRA (1958)
Dirty Blvd.-LOU REED (1988 / fly, fly away)
Dove (I'll Be Loving You)-MOONY (2001 / She won't be able to fly Away from him)
Elevation-U2 (2000 / feel like I could fly)
Feel Like Flying-GINO VANNELLI (1978)
Fly Away-LENNY KRAVITZ (1998)
Fly Me To The Moon-JULIE LONDON (1954), TEREZA (2003)
Fly Too High-JANIS IAN (1979)
Flying-NICE LITTLE PENGUINS (1994)
Footloose-KENNY LOGGINS (1984 / You can fly if you'd only cut loose, footloose)
For You-TRUMVIRAT (1979 / I fly if you will see me I'm getting high on love and feeling... We'll fly away with love and feeling)
From Russia With Love-MATT MONRO (1963 / I fly to you)
Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky) -BILL CONTI (1977)
Hello Again-CARS (1984 / you just want to fly)
If-BREAD (1971), TELLY SAVALAS (1974 / you & I would simply fly away)
I'll Fly For You-SPANDAU BALLET (1984)
Into The Night-BENNY MARDONES (1980 / If I could fly)
Josephine-CHRIS REA (1985 / I can still fly)
Kisses In The Moonlight-GEORGE BENSON (1986 / fly away with me)
Learning To Fly-PINK FLOYD (1987)
Man With No Country-JIM CAPALDI (1980 / Looks up and sees birds in the sky, he wants to be so free to fly high))
Moonlighting-AL JARREAU (1987 / Some walk by night, some fly by day... We'll walk by night, We'll fly by day)
Road To Hell-CHRIS REA (1989 / to fly away from you)
Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day-MORCHEEBA (2000 / one fine day, we’ll fly away)
Sense-THE LIGHTNING SEEDS (1992 / I'm flying high on something beautiful and aimless)
Spanish Eddie-LAURA BRANIGAN (1985 / He wrote "Surrender" on the wall The night he took the fall I heard someone say "He's tryin' to fly")
Tonight You're Mine-JIM CAPALDI (1983 / I can see by the sad look on your face that your heart is dying to fly away)
Too Hot-KOOL & THE GANG (1979 / Flyin' high we never took the time)
Vanilla Sky-PAUL McCARTNEY (2001 / tonight you fly so high up in the vanilla sky)
Zoom-FAT LARRY’S BAND (1982 / flying high)

Monday, September 8, 2008

THE "OH BABY" SONGS


Oh Baby / Ooh Baby in songs: Music's exclamation "trade"mark (songs per category)


"Oh Baby" in rock songs

Baby I Don’t Care-TRANSVISION VAMP (1989 / oh baby please)
Baby I Love Your Way-PETER FRAMPTON (1975)
Bohemian Rhapsody-QUEEN (1975)
Captured-SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY & THE ASHBURY JUKES (1984 / oh baby captured)
China Girl-DAVID BOWIE (1983 / oh baby just you shut your mouth)
Danger Zone-KENNY LOGGINS (1986)
I Love You-THE CLIMAX BLUES BAND (1980 / Ooh, babe, you got what it takes)
I Want You-ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS (1986 / oh my baby baby)
Love Is The Drug-SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY & THE ASBURY JUKES (1984 / ooh baby)
Miss You-THE ROLLING STONES (1978)
O Baby-SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES (1995)
Oh No Not My Baby-MAXINE BROWN (1964), ROD STEWART (1973)
Out Of Time Man-MANO NEGRA (1992)
Over You-ROXY MUSIC (1980 / Oh baby)
Ready For Love-BAD COMPANY (1974 / ooh baby I’m ready)
Rock ’n’ Roll High School-RAMONES (1979 /oh baby)
Still Of The Night-WHITESNAKE (1987 / ooh baby)
Tender-BLUR (1999 / oh my baby)
There's No Way-ALABAMA (1985)
Wham Bam (Shang-A-Lang)-SILVER (1976)
Wild World-CAT STEVENS (1968)


"Oh Baby" in pop songs

...Baby One More Time-BRITNEY SPEARS (1998 / oh babe babe)
Circle In The Sand-BELINDA CARLISLE (1987)
Clouds Across The Moon-RAH BAND (1985 / oh baby)
Do That To Me One More Time-CAPTAIN & TENNILLE (1979 / oh baby)
Extreme Ways-MOBY (2002 / oh babe)
Fastlove-GEORGE MICHAEL (1996 / ooh baby baby)
Heaven Is A Place On Earth-BELINDA CARLISLE (1987 / ooh baby)
Hurts To Be In Love-GINO VANNELLI (1985)
I Can Dream About You-DAN HARTMAN (1984 / ooh now baby)
I Feel Love-BRONSKI BEAT featuring MARC ALMOND (1984 / oh baby)
I Go Crazy-PAUL DAVIS (1977 / oh baby when I look in your eyes)
I Miss You-BIG ALICE (1983 / oh baby)
Just The Way It Is, Baby-THE REMBRANDTS (1991 / oooh baby)
Love In Your Eyes-GAZEBO (1983 / oh baby don’t you realize)
Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever-NICK KAMEN (1987 / oh baby)
The Music Sounds Better With You-STARDUST (1998 / ooh baby)
Promises-SAVAGE GARDEN (1997)
Serious-DURAN DURAN (1990 / oh baby you get so wild)
Step By Step-NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK (1990)
Superstar-THE CARPENTERS (1971 / baby, baby oh baby)
True Blue-MADONNA (1986 / Oh baby)
Why’d I Have To Fall In Love With You-MATTHEW FISHER (1980 / oh baby baby why’d... )
You-TEN SHARP (1991 / oh no my baby)


"Oh Baby" in soul & r'n'b

Baby Come To Me-REGINA BELLE (1989)
The Best-TINA TURNER (1989 / Oh baby)
Between The Sheets-ISLEY BROTHERS (1983 / oooh baby)
Don’t Leave Me This Way-THELMA HOUSTON (oh baby)
Don’t Look Any Further-DENNIS EDWARDS featuring SIEDAH GARRETT (oh babe)
Fresh-KOOL & THE GANG (baby, ooh I like the way you walk)
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)-MARVIN GAYE (1964)
I Don't Wanna Know-MARIO WINANS feat. ENYA & P. DIDDY (2004)
I Need You-B.V.S.M.P. (1988)
I'll Go Where Your Music Takes Me-JIMMY JAMES & THE VAGABONDS (1976)
I’m In Love With You-DE BARGE (oh baby)
I’ve Been Thinking About You-LONDON BEAT (ooh baby)
In Your Wildest Dreams-TINA TURNER feat. BARRY WHITE (Oh baby, oh baby)
Kisses In The Moonlight-GEORGE BENSON (oh baby)
Let’s Stay Together-AL GREEN (1971), TINA TURNER (1983 / oh baby)
Never Can Say Goodbye-GLORIA GAYNOR (ooh ooh babe)
Oh Sheila-READY FOR THE WORLD (oh baby)
Push It-SALT’N’PEPA (oh baby baby)
Ready Or Not-AFTER 7 (oh baby)
Shake You Down-GREGORY ABBOTT (1986)
Spend The Night-COOL NOTES (ooh baby)
Superwoman-KARYN WHITE (ooooh baby)
This Time I Know It’s For Real-DONNA SUMMER (ooh baby)
This Time It’s Forever-ERROL BROWN (1992 / oh baby)
Too Lost In You-SUGABABES (2003)
Umbrella-RIHANNA FEAT. JAY-Z (2007)
What Am I Gonna Do With You-BARRY WHITE (baby oh baby)
When I Think Of You-JANET JACKSON (Ooh baby)
You Are In My System-THE SYSTEM (1983)
You Can't Deny It-LISA STANSFIELD (1989)
You To Me Are Everything-REAL THING (1976)


"Oh baby" in 50's & 60's songs

At The Hop-DANNY & THE JUNIORS
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You-FRANKIE VALLI (oh pretty baby)
Great Balls Of Fire-JERRY LEE LEWIS (1957)
Leaving On A Jet Plane-PETER, PAUL & MARY (1969)
Long Tall Sally-LITTLE RICHARD (1956)
Louie Louie-RICHARD BERRY (1955), THE KINGSMEN (1963)
Make It Easy On Yourself-THE WALKER BROTHERS (1965 / oh baby)

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

ANIMALS IN SONGS


Bears in songs

Bear Cage-THE STRANGLERS (1980)
Melting The Ice Away-KAJAGOOGOO (1984 / nobody lives there only the polar bear)
Polar Bear-THE CHARLATANS (1990)
Running Bear-JOHNNY PRESTON (1960 / Indian male name in the song)
Teddy Bear-ELVIS PRESLEY (1957)


Birds in songs
(In alphabetical order per species)

Albatross-FLEETWOOD MAC (1968)
Pretending To Care-TODD RUNDGREN (1985), DARYL BRAITHWAITE (1989), JENNIFER WARNES, (1992 / Today I am your chariot horse, tomorrow I’m your albatross)
Daydream Believer-THE MONKEES (1967 / Oh, I could hide neath the wings of the bluebird as she sings... You once thought of meAs a white knight on a steed)
Colibri-INCOGNITO (1992)
El Condor Pasa-SIMON & GARFUNKEL (1970 / like a swan... I’d rather be a sparrow than a snail)
Hummingbird-LES PAUL & MARY FORD (1955)
The Great Beyond-REM (1999 / I want the hummingbirds)
I Need Love-LL COOL J (1987), LUKA BLOOM (1992 / sweet as a dove)
When Doves Cry-PRINCE (1984)
Wings Of A Dove-MADNESS (1983)
Fly Like An Eagle-STEVE MILLER BAND (1976), THE NEVILLE BROTHERS (1992), SEAL (1996)
For You-TRIUMVIRAT (1979 / Higher that the eagle We'll fly away with love and feeling)
Love The One You’re With-STEPHEN STILLS (1970), BUCKS FIZZ (1986 / well there's a rose in the fisted glove and the eagle flies with the dove)
Owner Of A Lonely Heart-YES (1983 / the eagle in the sky)
St. Elmo’s Fire-JOHN PARR (1985 / I’ll be where the eagle’s flying)
Sandman-AMERICA (1971 / he flies the sky like an eagle in the eye of a hurricane)
Sleeping Satellite-TASMIN ARCHER (1992 / where the eagles fly)
Up Where We Belong-JOE COCKER & JENNIFER WARNES (1982 / where the eagles cry, on a mountain high )
This Is Not America-PAT METHENY GROUP & DAVID BOWIE (1985 / falcon spirals to the ground)
Pretty Flamingo-MANFRED MANN (1966)
The Power Of Love-HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS (1985 / change a hawk to a little white dove)
One For The Mockingbird-CUTTING CREW (1986)
If You Go Away-DUSTY SPRINGFIELD (1967), TERRY JACKS (1974 / nightbird song)
Nightingale-CAROLE KING (1974)
Nightingales-PREFAB SPROUT (1988)
Cat Among The Pigeons-BROS (1988)
Stool Pigeon-KID CREOLE & THE COCONUTS (1982)
Parklife-BLUR (1994 / I feed the pigeons)
Fly, Robin, Fly-SILVER CONVENTION (1975)
Rockin’ Robin-BOBBY DAY (1958), MICHAEL JACKSON (1971)
Honey-BOBBY GOLDSBORO (1967 / robin)
New Religion-DURAN DURAN (1982 / I bring my timing in seagulls)
See You In July-PAUL HARDCASTLE (1991 / hear the seagulls cry, they think our love will die)
In My Dreams-REO SPEEDWAGON (1987 / just listen to the songbird harmonies)
Songbird-KENNY G. (1986)
Songbird-OASIS (2002)
Stairway To Heaven-LED ZEPPELIN (1971 / songbird who sings)
The Whole Point Of No Return-STYLE COUNCIL (1984 / All righteousness did build thy arrow To shoot it straight into their lies Who would expect the mighty sparrow Could rid our world of all their kind?)
This One-PAUL McCARTNEY (1989 / the swan is gliding above the ocean)
You Can't Take Love For Granted-GRAHAM PARKER (1983 / Watch the swans out on the lake)
Dear Jessie-MADONNA (1989 / white turtle doves: λευκά τρυγόνια)
Woodpeckers From Space-VIDEO KIDS (1985)

About birds in general

Am Fenster-CITY (1977 / Klagt ein Vogel, ach auch mein Gefieder Näßt der Regen flieg ich durch die Welt)
Bird Of Paradise-SNOWY WHITE (1983)
Bird On A Wire-LEONARD COHEN (1969), THE NEVILLE BROTHERS (1990)
Surfin’ Bird-THE TRASHMEN (1964), RAMONES (1977)
Free As A Bird-THE BEATLES (1995)
Free Bird-LYNYRD SKYNYRD (1973)
The Logical Song-SUPERTRAMP (1979 / And all the birds in the trees, well they'd be singing so happily)
Love Me More-TONY PACINO (1983)
My Guy-MARY WELLS (1964 / like birds of a feather)
(They Long To Be) Close To You-RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN (1963), DIONNE WARWICK (1964), THE CARPENTERS (1970 / Why do birds suddenly appear every time you are near?)


Cats in songs

Black Cat-JANET JACKSON (1989)
Can Your Pussy Do The Dog?-THE CRAMPS (1985 / lyrics are refering to sex organs)
Cat People (Putting Out Fire)-DAVID BOWIE (1982)
Cool For Cats-SQUEEZE (1979)
Curiosity Killed The Cat-CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT (1986)
Dandy-THE KINKS (1966), HERMAN’S HERMITS (1966 / while the cat’s away the mice are gonna play)
Like A Rolling Stone-BOB DYLAN (1965 / You used to ride on a chrome horse with your diplomat Who carried on his shoulder a siamese cat)
The LoveCats-THE CURE (1983)
Lucifer Sam-PINK FLOYD (1967 / Lucifer Sam, Siam cat... That cat's something I can't explain)
Puss ’n Boots-ADAM ANT (1983 / pussy: ψιψίνα)
Stray Cat Strut-STRAY CATS (1981)
Summer In The City-LOVIN’ SPOONFUL (1966), JOE COCKER (1994 / cool cat looking for a kitty)
Year Of The Cat-AL STEWART (1976)
What’s New Pussycat?-TOM JONES (1965)
also:
Rocket's Tail-KATE BUSH (1989 / song refers to Kate's cat, Rocket)


Cows in songs

Cowboys & Angels-GEORGE MICHAEL (1990)
I Wanna Be A Cowboy-BOYS DON'T CRY (1985)
The Size Of A Cow-THE WONDER STUFF (1991)
Space Cowboy-JAMIROQUAI (1994)


Dogs in songs

Bad Dog-CHUMBAWAMBA (1994)
Black Dog-LED ZEPPELIN (1971)
Bird Dog-EVERLY BROTHERS (1958)
Born In The USA-BRUCE (1984 / you end up like a dog that’s been beat too much)
Diamond Dogs-DAVID BOWIE
Dogs Of Lust-THE THE
Don’t Pay The Ferryman-CHRIS DeBURGH (he heard a wild dog howl)
Dumb-BEAUTIFUL SOUTH (Labrador)
Funky Cold Medina-TONE LOC (1989 /This brother told me a secret on how to get more chicks "Put a little Medina in your glass, and the girls'll come real quick It's better than any alcohol or aphrodisiac A couple of sips of this love potion, and she'll be on your lap" So I gave some to my dog when he began to beg Then he licked his bowl and he looked at me and did the wild thing on my leg He used to scratch and bite me, before he was much much meaner But now all the poodles run to my house for the Funky Cold Medina)
Hound Dog-ELVIS PRESLEY [hound: κυνηγόσκυλο]
Hounds Of Love-KATE BUSH (1985)
I'm Not Scared-EIGHTH WONDER (1988)
I Wanna Be Your Dog-THE STOOGES, JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS
Knives Out-RADIOHEAD (2001 / If you'd been a dog They would've drowned you at birth)
Me & You & A Dog Named Boo-LOBO (1971)
Puppy Love-PAUL ANKA [puppy: κουταβάκι]
River Deep Mountain High-TINA TURNER (1966 / puppy)
Senorita-JAMES (2001 / Don't treat me like a God Treat me like a dog I'll come home to you)
Shoot The Dog-GEORGE MICHAEL (2002)
Suburbia-PET SHOP BOYS (1986 / and run with the dogs tonight)
Walking The Dog-RUFUS THOMAS (1963)
Who Let The Dogs Out-BAHA MEN (2000)
Also:
Jet-PAUL McCARTNEY & THE WINGS (inspired by Paul’s pet Labrador puppy)
And:
Don’t Stand So Close To Me-THE POLICE (sometimes it’s not easy to be the teachers pet)


Fishes & other Sea creatures
(In Alphabetical order per species)

Walking In Memphis-MARC COHN (they got catfish on the table)
The Boy On The Dolphin-JULIUS LaROSA
The Dolphins Cry-LIVE (1999)
Getting Away With It (All Messed Up)-JAMES (2001 / now they live like dolphins)
Vanilla Sky-PAULMcCARTNEY (2001 / Snail or fish, balloon or dolphin)
The Magnificent 7-CLASH (1980 / Italian mobster shoots a lobster)
Rock Lobster-B 52’s (1979)
I’ll Sail This Ship Alone-BEATIFUL SOUTH (amongst the sharks and the treasure)
Mack The Knife-BOBBY DARIN (shark)
Seasons In The Sun-TERRY JACKS (starfish)
Starfish & Coffee-PRINCE (1987)
Swordfishtrombones-TOM WAITS (LP & song)
Beautiful Day-U2 (2000 / see the tuna fleets clearing the sea out)
I Am The Walrus-THE BEATLES (1967)
Save The Whale-NIK KERSHAW (1984)


Foxes in songs

Johnny The Fox Meets Jimmy The Weed-THIN LIZZY (1976)
The Temple Of The King-RAINBOW (1975 / One day in the year of the fox)


Ηorses in songs

A Horse With No Name-AMERICA (1971)
Appaloosa-GINO VANNELLI (1978)
Bang Bang-CHER (1966), NANCY SINATRA (1966 / We rode on horses made of sticks)
Bring On The Dancing Horses-ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN
Diary Of A Hollow Horse [acoustic]-CHINA CRISIS
Goodnight Saigon-BILLY JOEL (like tameless horses)
Hello Mary Lou-RICKY NELSON (wild horses couldn’t make me stay away)
In These Shoes-KIRSTY MacCOLL (2000 / I've got a powerful horse outside)
Love Her Madly-THE DOORS (1971 / Seven horses seem to be on the mark)
Mustang Sally-WILSON PICKETT [mustang: άλογο της στέπας ]
Pony Time-CHUBBY CHECKER
Pretending To Care-TODD RUNDGREN (Today I am your chariot horse, tomorrow I’m your albatross)
Rhinestone Cowboy-GLEN CAMPBELL (1975)
Runaway Horses-BELINDA CARLISLE
Spinning Wheel-BLOOD SWEAT & TEARS (ride a painted pony)
Wanted Dead Or Alive-BON JOVI (I’m a cowboy on a steel horse I ride)
White Horse-LAID BACK (white pony)
Wild Horses-PREFAB SPROUT (1990)
Wild Horses-GINO VANELLI

Also:
Ηorsin’ Around-PREFAB SPROUT [σημαίνει περίπου τριγυρνώντας άσκοπα]


Insects in songs

Forever J.-
TERRY HALL (bee)
Sledgehammer-PETER GABRIEL (honey bee)
Butterfly-LLOYD COLE
Butterfly-CRAZY TOWN (2000)
Butterfly On A Wheel-THE MISSION (1989)
Butterfly's Wings-MERCURY REV (2008)
Obsession-ANIMOTION (like a butterfly)
Reel Around The Fountain-THE SMITHS (You can pin and mount me like a butterfly)
Woodstock-MATTHEWS SOUTHERN COMFORT (1970 / Riding shotgun in the sky Turning into butterflies)
Victory-KOOL & THE GANG (shake those butterflies)
Walking On The Chinese Wall-PHILIP BAILEY
What’s Your Sign-DES’REE
When Doves Cry-PRINCE (you got the butterflies all tied up)
Wishing Well-TERENCE TRENT D’ARBY (a wishing well of butterfly tears)
Woodstock-JONI MITCHELL, MATHEWS SOUTHERN COMFORT
You’re So Desirable-ROBERT PALMER
Caterpillar-THE CURE (1984)
Common People-PULP (1995 / watching roaches climb the wall)
La Cucaracha-LOS MACHUCAMBOS, CHAMPS
Baby I Love Your Way-PETER FRAMPTON / WILL TO POWER (shadows grow so long before my eyes with the help of fireflies)
Kiss Me-SIXPENCE NONE THE RICHER (1997 & 1999 / firefly)
Spanish Flea-HERB ALPERT
Zobi La Mouche-LES NEGRESSES VERTES
Goldfinger-SHIRLEY BASSEY (a spider’s touch)
Lullaby-THE CURE (spider)
Trouble-COLDPLAY (2000 / A spider web is tangled up with me... & I'm caught in the middle)
Bo Weevil-FATS DOMINO


Lions in songs

Iron Lion Zion-BOB MARLEY
The Lion's Mouth-KAJAGOOGOO
The Lion Sleeps Tonight-THE TOKENS, TIGHT FIT
Lions In My Own Garden: Exit Someone-PREFAB SPROUT (1982)
Walk The Dinosaur-WAS (NOT WAS) (a mighty lion’s roar... also: monkey, rattlesnake)


Monkeys & Monkey-likes is songs (usually referring to: monkey business)

The Boy In The Bubble-PAUL SIMON (the baby with the baboon heart)
Hanging Around-STRANGLERS (got a monkey on his shoulder)
Harlem Shuffle-ROLLING STONES (you scratch just like a monkey)
Living On My Own-FREDDIE MERCURY (I don’t have no time for no monkey business)
Loser-BECK (chimpanzee-monkey)
Lotus-REM (that monkey died for my grin)
Missionary Man-EURYTHMICS (a monkey on a tree)
Monkey-GEORGE MICHAEL
Notorious-DURAN DURAN (don’t monkey with my business)
Shock The Monkey-PETER GABRIEL
Tarzan Boy-BALTIMORA (monkey business)
That Smell-LYNYRD SKYNYRD (monkey on your back)
Tonight Tonight Tonight-GENESIS (I’m coming down like a monkey)
Walk The Dinosaur-WAS (NOT WAS) (picked up a monkey)
Wishing Well-TERENCE TRENT D’ARBY (hugging like a monkey see monkey doo)


Rats & mice in songs

Rat In My Kitchen-UB 40
Stray Cat Strut-STRAY CATS (I don’t bather chasing mice around)


Reptiles in songs
(in alphabetical order per species)

Polk Salad Annie-TONY JOE WHITE (1968 / down in Louisiana where the alligators grow so mean... "Polk salad Annie" 'Gators got you granny)
See You Later, Alligator-BOBBY CHARLES (1955), BILL HALEY & HIS COMETS (1955)
Ventura Highway-AMERICA (Alligator lizards)
Walk Like An Egyptian-BANGLES (crocodiles)
Wishing Well-TERENCE TRENT D’ARBY (a wishing well of crocodile cheers)
Working With Fire & Steel-CHINA CRISIS (put a crocodile in high office)
Reptile-CHURCH


Sheeps in songs

Black Sheep Of The Family-RAINBOW
Hallelujah Man-LOVE & MONEY (I’m the black sheep)
Misfit-CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT (crazy sheep let them know)
Seasons In The Sun-TERRY JACKS (I was the black sheep of the family) \
Sheep-HOUSEMARTINS


Snakes in songs

Cold Hearted Snake-PAULA ABDUL
Deacon Blues-STEELY DAN (I crawl like a viper)
Don’t Bring Me Down-ELO (like a snake in the grass)
The End-DOORS
I’ve Been Losing You-A HA (you’re hissing like a snake...
Rattlesnakes-LLOYD COLE & THE COMMOTIONS
Serpents Kiss-THE MISSION
The Snake-AL WILSON
Stop! Stop! -HOLLIES ...like a snake her body fascinates me...
Union Of The Snake-DURAN DURAN
Walk The Dinosaur-WAS (NOT WAS) (that night we split a rattlesnake)


Tigers in songs

Clocks-COLDPLAY (2002 / a tiger's waiting to be tamed)
Eye Of The Tiger-SURVIVOR (1980 & 1982)
Goo Goo Muck-THE CRAMPS (I’m a teenage tiger)
The Lovecats-THE CURE (1983)
Teach Me Tiger-APRIL STEVENS (1959)
Tora Tora Tora-NUMERO UNO (1984)
Town Without Pity-GENE PITNEY (1961 / we're like tigers in a cage)


Wolfs in songs

Boy Who Cried Wolf-STYLE COUNCIL
Cry Wolf-A HA
Hungry Like The Wolf-DURAN DURAN
Pet Sematary-RAMONES (1989 / And the night when the wolves cry out)
Still Of The Night-WHITESNAKE (I hear the wolf howl, honey)

Also:
Werewolfes of London-WARREN ZEVON


Other animals in songs

Ballad Of A Landlord-TERRY HALL (1997 / fake leopard skin fur says it all you never could be real)
Batdance-PRINCE
Brontosaurus-MOVE
Buffalo Soldier-BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS
Buffalo Stance-NENEH CHERRY
Midnight At The Oasis-MARIA MULDAUR (1974 / camel)
Take Me I'm Yours-SQUEEZE (1978 / camel)
Walls Come Tumbling Down-STYLE COUNCIL (like the donkeys carrot)
Disco Duck-RICK DEES
The Great Beyond-REM (I'm pushing an elephant up the stairs)
Break Them Down-GRAHAM PARKER & THE SHOTS (1985 / Whilst making funds trading jaguar skins)
Tie Me A Kangaroo Down Sport-ROLF HARRIS
The Lodgers-STYLE COUNCIL (those who play the leeches game)
Paisley Park-PRINCE (who ever said that elephants were stronger than mules)
White Rabbit-JEFFERSON AIRPLANE
Rhinoceros-SMASHING PUMPKINS
Little Red Rooster-SAM COOKE
Dance Of The Bad Angel-BOOTH & THE BAD ANGEL (toad)
Seven Seas-ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN (kissing the tortoise shell)


Songs with various animals

Animal Song-THE EUROPEANS
The Animal Song-SAVAGE GARDEN (1999)
At The Zoo-SIMON & GARFUNKEL
Man Gave Names To All The Animals-BOB DYLAN (1979)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

GREEK WORDS IN SONGS PT. 2: OCEAN


The word Ocean in songs
(it's a very popular word also because it's riming with words such as motion, emotion, notion, devotion)


Ocean in song titles

The Ocean-RICHARD HAWLEY (LP Coles Corner, 2005)
Ocean Rain-ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN (1984)


Ocean in song lyrics

A Horse With No Name-AMERICA (1971 / the ocean is a desert)
All The Things She Said-SIMPLE MINDS (1985 / ocean moving in slow motion)
Always-ERASURE (1994 / melting the ice for me jump into the ocean hold back the tide I see your love in motion)
And We Danced-HOOTERS (1985 /and we danced, like a wave on the ocean, romanced)
As-STEVIE WONDER (1976), GEORGE MICHAEL & MARY J. BLIGE (1998)
Big Decision-THAT PETROL EMOTION (you ‘d rather sail the ocean)
Can’t Stop The Music-VILLAGE PEOPLE (ocean... motion)
Cherish-KOOL & THE GANG (near the ocean shore)
Chicago-GRAHAM NASH (from the bottom of the ocean)
The Cutter-ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN (not just another drop in the ocean)
Dance Of The Bad Angels-BOOTH & THE BAD ANGEL (1996 / the ocean so wide)
Everybody Plays The Fool-THE MAIN INGRIDIENT (1972), AARON NEVILLE (1991 / love runs deeper than any ocean)
Everybody’s Talking-FRED NEIL (1967), NILSSON (1968 / skipping over the ocean like a storm)
Every Time-MUENCHENER FREIHEIT (1986 / you love is like an ocean, I'm drowning in your soul)
Faith-GEORGE MICHAEL (1987 / before this river becomes an ocean)
Fergus Sings The Blues-DEACON BLUE (I got the blue blue ocean)
Foreign Affair-MIKE OLDFIELD (a drop in the ocean)
Forest Fire-LLOYD COLE & THE COMMOTIONS (1984 / If we get caught in this wind then we could burn the ocean)
Green Eyed Lady-SUGARLOAF (ocean lady)
Heart Of Gold-NEIL YOUNG
I Build This Garden For Us-LENNY KRAVITZ (1989)
If I Was-MIDGE URE (1985)
It’s Impossible-PERRY COMO (1971 / can the ocean keep from rushing to the shore)
It’s Over-ROXETTE (ocean of teardrops)
Just Like Heaven-THE CURE (dancing in the deepest oceans)
Letter From America-PROCLAIMERS (I’ve looked at the ocean)
Like A Baby-WHAM (I crossed the ocean)
Little James-OASIS
The Look-ROXETTE (1988 / she’s a miracle man loving is the ocean)
Lotus-REM (ocean flower aquarium)
Love Is The 7th Wave-STING (every ripple on the ocean)
Maria-BLONDIE (she’s oceans running down the drain)
Martha’s Harbour-ALL ABOUT EVE (you are an ocean wave my love)
Mercy Mercy Me-M. GAYE, R. PALMER (oil wasted on the oceans)
Moonlight Feels Right-STARBUCK
My Love-PETULA CLARK
Northwinds-THE STRANGLERS
On My Way In L.A.-PHIL CARMEN (1985 / get a notion, by the ocean, what an idea)
Once In A Lifetime-TALKING HEADS (the bottom of the ocean)
One More Cup Of Coffee-BOB DYLAN (your heart is like an ocean)
Poison Ivy-THE COASTERS
Pure-LIGHTNING SEEDS (fresh & deep as oceans new)
Red Sky-THRICE (2005 / I know the ocean speaks, I've heard her call to me)
Right Here Waiting-RICHARD MARX (oceans apart)
The Right Stuff-BRYAN FERRY (black is the ocean)
Rock The Boat-THE HUES CORPORATION (1973), FORREST (1982 / There's always been a quiet place to harbor you and me Our love is like a ship on the ocean We've been sailing with a cargo full of, love and devotion)
Rhythm Is Love-KESAIAH JONES (the ocean loves the sea)
Rhythm Of My Heart-ROD STEWART (where the ocean meets the sky)
River Of People-LOVE & MONEY (the bottom of my wishing well is an ocean of steel)
She Blinded Me With Science-THOMAS DOLBY (1983 / as deep as any ocean as sweet as any harmony)
Ship Of Fools-WORLD PARTY (drowning in the oceans of history)
State Of The Nation-NEW ORDER (upon an ocean born to lose)
Sway-DEAN MARTIN (1954), PUSSYCAT DOLLS (2004 / like a lazy ocean hugs the shore)
Take My Breath Away-BERLIN (on this endless ocean)
That’s The Way-CULTURE CLUB (shedding tears as big as the ocean)
This One-P. MacCARTNEY (the swan is gliding above the ocean)
Trumpets-WATERBOYS (your life is like an ocean)
The Voice-MOODY BLUES (ocean of life)
Voyage Voyage-DESIRELESS (regarde l’ocean)
The Way Of The World-TINA TURNER (1991 / no ocean can keep us apart)
When Doves Cry-PRINCE (1984 / Dream if u can a courtyard An ocean of violets in bloom)
When You Come Back To Me-JASON DONOVAN (we’re oceans apart)
Whole Of The Moon-WATERBOYS (1985 / wide oceans full of tears)
Wish You Were Here-THE BEE GEES (1989 / my love is as strong as oceans are far apart)
World In My Eyes-DEPECHE MODE (1990 / all the islands in the ocean all the heavens in the motion)
You're My Everything-SANTA ESMERALDA (1977)