Monday, September 2, 2013

Phenomena... in songs

Nature's phenomena (mostly meteorological) as they appear in international songs (titles or lyrics)


Every Beat Of My Heart - ROD STEWART (LP Every Beat Of My Heart, 1986)
Lyrics: And to the northern lights and the swirling pipes how they make a grown man cry

I Ran (So Far Away) - A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS (LP A Flock Of Seagulls, 1982)
Lyrics: The cloud is moving nearer still, Aurora Borealis comes in view


Imitation Of Life - R.E.M. (LP Reveal, 2001)
Lyrics: That freezing rain... This hurricane, I'm not afraid... This lightning storm... This tidal wave
This avalanche, I'm not afraid....C'mon, c'mon no one can see me cry.


Could It Be Magic? - BARRY MANILOW (LP Barry Manilow I, 1973)
Lyrics:  Spirit move me everytime I'm near you whirling like a cyclone in my mind


It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) - REM (LP Document, 1987)
Lyrics: That's great, it starts with an earthquake

Put The Blame On Mame - RITA HAYWORTH dubbed by ANITA ELLIS (OST Gilda, 1946)
Lyrics: When they had the earthquake in San Francisco back in nineteen-six, hey said that ol' Mother Nature was up to her old tricks


Always - BON JOVI (LP Crossroad - The Best Of Bon Jovi, 1994)
Lyrics: now I'm drowning in the flood

Atlantis - DONOVAN (1968 / LP Barabajagal, 1969)
Lyrics: The continent of Atlantis was an island which lay before the great flood in the area we now call the Atlantic Ocean.

Beautiful Day - U2 (LP All That You Can't Leave Behind, 2000)
Lyrics: After the flood all the colors came out


Seeing You Again - DAN FOGELBERG (LP Exiles, 1987)
Lyrics: Seeing you again was like meeting for the first time in a foggy dream so many years ago.

Steppin' Out - JOE JACKSON (LP Night & Day, 1982)
Lyrics: The mist across the window hides the lines

What I Am - EDIE BRICKELL & THE NEW BOHEMIANS (LP Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars, 1988)
Lyrics: Religion is a light in the fog


Rising Down -THE ROOTS (LP Rising Down, 2008)
Lyrics: Between the greenhouse gases (αέρια του θερμοκηπίου) and earth spinnin' off its axis Got mother nature doin' back flips the natural disasters Its like 80 degrees in Alaska you in trouble if u not an Onasis


Bad Moon Rising - CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL (LP Green River, 1969)
Lyrics:  I see earthquakes and lightnin'... I hear hurricanes a blowing... Looks like we're in for nasty weather

Hurricane - BOB DYLAN (1975 / LP Desire, 1976)

Rock You Like A Hurricane - SCORPIONS (LP Love At First Sting, 1984)

Stone Cold Crazy - QUEEN (LP Sheer Heart Attack, 1974)
Lyrics: Rainy afternoon I gotta blow a typhoon


Ballroom Blitz - SWEET (1973)
Lyrics: Oh yeah! It was like lightning everybody was fighting

Black Velvet - ALANNAH MYLES (LP Alannah Myles, 1989)
Lyrics:  Up in Memphis the music's like a heat wave, white Lightnin' bound to drive you wild

Bohemian Rhapsody - QUEEN (LP A Night At The Opera, 1975)
Lyrics:  Thunderbolt (αστροπελέκι) and lightning very very frightening me

Born To Be Wild - STEPPENWOLF (LP Steppenwolf, 1968)
Lyrics:  I like smoke and lightning Heavy metal thunder

Dirty Harry - GORILLAZ (LP Demon Days, 2005)
Lyrics: Strike and I'm thunder with lightning fast reflexes

Knock On Wood - EDDIE FLOYD (1966), AMII STEWART (1979)
Lyrics: It's like thunder and lightning, the way you love me is frightening.

Raspberry Beret - PRINCE & THE REVOLUTION (LP Around The World In A Day, 1985)
Lyrics: Thunder drowns out what the lightning sees

Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word - ELTON JOHN (LP Blue Moves, 1976)
Lyrics: What do I do when lightning strikes me

Thunder & Lightning - CHI COLTRANE (LP Chi Coltrane, 1972)


Mama Said Knock You Out - LL COOL J (LP Mama Said Knock You Out, 1990)
Lyrics: Makin' the tears rain down like a monsoon

Monsoon - TOKIO HOTEL (LP Room 483, 2007)
Lyrics: Running through the monsoon

Sometimes (Lester Piggot) - JAMES (LP Laid, 1993)
Lyrics:  There's a storm outside, and the gap between crack and thunder Crack and thunder, is closing in, is closing in The rain floods gutters, and makes a great sound on the concrete On a flat roof, there's a boy leaning against the wall of rain  Aerial held high, calling "Come on thunder, come on thunder" ... It's a monsoon, and the rain lifts lids off cars

Tokoloshe Man - JOHN KONGOS (1971), HAPPY MONDAYS (1991)
Lyrics: Put an eclipse on the moon, make a little cloud forty day monsoon.


Any Colour - CUTTING CREW (LP Broadcast, 1986)
Lyrics: Any rainbow I'll save for you

As - STEVIE WONDER (LP Songs In The Key Of Life, 1976)
Lyrics: (Until the rainbow burns the stars out in the sky) Always

As Long As You Follow - FLEETWOOD MAC (1988)
Lyrics:  I've been searching for a pot of gold like the kind you find at the end of the rainbow

Catch The Rainbow - RAINBOW (LP Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, 1975)
Lyrics: We believed we'd catch the rainbow

For Your Babies - SIMPLY RED (LP Stars, 1991)
Lyrics: Anyway the four winds that blow they're gonna send me sailing home to you Or I'll fly with the force of a rainbow The dream of gold will be waiting in your eyes

Forever & Ever - DEMIS ROUSSOS (LP Forever & Ever, 1973)
Lyrics: you'll be my spring, my rainbow's end and the song I sing

Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) - ABBA (1979)
Lyrics: Movie stars on end of the rainbow, with a fortune to win. It's so different from the world I'm living in

Hard To Say It's Over - SHEENA EASTON (LP A Private Heaven, 1984)
Lyrics:  I'm still chasing that rainbow, you always reach it too soon Why is it we're never quite in tune, where did all the time go?

Highway Of Love - LAID BACK (LP Hole In The Sky, 1990)
Lyrics:  So many nights dreaming on a rainbow of love When I wake up in the morning, just to find out it's gone

I Can See Clearly Now - JOHNNY NASH (LP I Can See Clearly Now, 1972)
Lyrics:  I can see clearly now, the rain is gone... Here is the rainbow I've been prayin' for

Jocelyn Square - LOVE & MONEY (LP Strange Kind Of Love, 1988)
Lyrics: Chasing rainbows and fireflies to watch them fade away before my eyes

Just Can't Get Enough - DEPECHE MODE (LP Speak & Spell, 1981)
Lyrics: Just like a rainbow you know you set me free

Just The Two Of Us - GROVER WASHINGTON Jr. feat. BILL WITHERS (1981)
Lyrics: I see the crystal raindrops fall and the beauty of it all is when the sun comes shining through To make those rainbows in my mind when I think of you sometime and I want to spend some time with you

Man In Black - JOHNNY CASH (LP Man In Black, 1971)
Lyrics: Ah, I'd love to wear a rainbow every day and tell the world that everything's okay but I'll try to carry off a little darkness on my back till things are brighter, I'm the Man In Black

Maybe Tomorrow - STEREOPHONICS (LP You Gotta Go There To Come Back, 2003)
Lyrics: Think I'll walk me outside and buy a rainbow smile

Moon River - ANDY WILLIAMS (1962)
Lyrics:  We're after the same rainbows end

Over The Rainbow - JUDY GARLAND (OST The Wizard Of Oz, 1939)

Pure - THE LIGHTNING SEEDS (1989 / LP Cloudcuckooland, 1990)
Lyrics:  Night time slows, raindrops splash rainbows

She's A Rainbow - THE ROLLING STONES (LP Their Satanic Majesties Request, 1967)

Sun Is Shining - BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS (LP Soul Revolution Part 2, 1971)
Lyrics: When the morning gathers the rainbow want you to know I'm a rainbow too

The Whole Of The Moon - THE WATERBOYS (LP This Is The Sea, 1985)
Lyrics:  I pictured a rainbow, you held it in your hands

Three Times A Lady - COMMODORES (LP Natural High, 1978)
Lyrics:  now that we've come to the end of our rainbow

True Colors - CYNDI LAUPER (LP True Colors, 1986)
Lyrics: True colors are beautiful, like a rainbow

What A Wonderful World - LOUIS ARMSTRONG (1968)
Lyrics: The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky

When The Rain Begins To Fall - PIA ZADORA & JERMAINE JACKSON (OST Voyage Of The Rock Aliens, 1984)
Lyrics: And when the rain begins to fall you'll ride my rainbow in the sky. And I will catch you if you fall you'll never have to ask me why.

Wishing On A Star - ROSE ROYCE (LP In Full Bloom, 1977)
Lyrics:  And I wish on all the rainbows that I see

You're The Best Thing - THE STYLE COUNCIL (LP Cafe Bleu, 1984)
Lyrics:  I could be discontent and chase the rainbows end, I might win much more but lose all that is mine


St. Elmo's Fire - JOHN PARR (OST St. Elmo's Fire, 1985)


Anyplace, Anywhere, Anytime - NENA feat. KIM WILDE (LP Nena feat. Nena, 2002)
Lyrics: Bits and pieces from your storm, rain upon me as they form

Caught Up In The Rapture - ANITA BAKER (LP Rapture, 1986)
Lyrics: We stand side by side Till the storms of life pass us by

Fool In The Rain - LED ZEPPELIN (LP In Through The Out Door, 1979)
Lyrics: And the storm that I thought would blow over, clouds the light of the love that I found

Gimme Shelter - THE ROLLING STONES (LP Let It Bleed, 1969)
Lyrics: Yeah, a storm is threatenin'

Had A Dream (Sleeping With The Enemy) - ROGER HODGSON (LP In The Eye Of The storm, 1984)
Lyrics:  Had a dream I was born To be naked in the eye of the storm

Have You Ever Seen The Rain - CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL (LP Pendulum, 1970)
Lyrics: Someone told me long ago there's a calm before the storm.. I know; it's been comin' for some time. When it's over, so they say, It'll rain a sunny day, I know; shinin' down like water.

Holding Out For A Hero - BONNIE TYLER (OST Footlose, 1984)
Lyrics: Out where the lightning splits the sea... I could swear there is someone Somewhere Watching me. Through the wind and the chill and the rain and the storm and the flood

In A Lifetime - CLANNAD feat. BONO (LP Macalla, 1985)
Lyrics: and as the rain it falls, begin again, as the storm breaks through

It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back) - EURYTHMICS (LP Be Yourself Tonight, 1985)
Lyrics: I will be your storm at seas

Kashmir - LED ZEPPELIN (LP Physical Graffiti, 1975)
Lyrics: pilot of the storm who leaves no trace, like thoughts inside a dream

Octopus's Garden - THE BEATLES (LP Abbey Road, 1969)
Lyrics:  We would be warm below the storm in our little hide-a-way beneath the waves.

Riders On The Storm - THE DOORS (LP L.A. Woman, 1971)

Roads - PORTISHEAD (LP Dummy, 1994)
Lyrics:  Storm, in the morning light I feel No more, can I say, Frozen to myself

Stay Loose - GORDON LIGHTFOOT (LP East Of Midnight, 1986)
Lyrics:  soon the storm will be over and the clouds will all pass by

Sunday Morning - MAROON 5 (LP Songs About Jane, 2002)
Lyrics: Sunday morning, rain is falling... Back and forth we sway like branches in a storm change the weather, still together when it ends

The Sweetest Taboo - SADE (LP Promise, 1985)
Lyrics: there's a quite storm and it never felt like this before

With Or Without You - U2 (LP The Joshua Tree, 1987)
Lyrics: through the storm we reach the shore

You'll Never Walk Alone - GERRY & THE PACEMAKERS (1963)
Lyrics: When you walk through a storm, hold your head up high and don't be afraid of the dark At the end of the storm, there's a golden sky And the sweet, silver song of a lark


Down Under - MEN AT WORK (LP Business As Usual, 1981)
Lyrics: Do you come from a land down under? Where women glow and men plunder? Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder? You better run, you better take cover

Thunder In My Heart - LEO SAYER (LP Thunder In My Heart, 1977)

Thunderstruck - AC/DC (LP The Razors Edge, 1990)

Words - FLEETWOOD MAC (LP Rumours, 1977)
Lyrics:  Thunder only happens when it's raining


But Not For You - ALESSANDRO MAGNANINI feat LIAM McKAHEY (LP Someway Still I Do, 2009)
Lyrics: Now the tide is turning. I know it's up to me. My heart forever burning will burn but not for you

Clocks - COLDPLAY (LP A Rush Of Blood To The Head, 2002)
Lyrics: The lights go out and I can't be saved, tides that I tried to swim against have brought me down upon my knees

Days Are Numbers (The Traveller) - ALAN PARSONS PROJECT (LP Vulture Culture, 1985)
Lyrics: traveller awaits the morning tide

Deacon Blues - STEELY DAN (LP Aja, 1977)
Lyrics: They call Alabama the Crimson Tide

500 Miles - HOOTERS (LP Zig Zag, 1989)
Lyrics:  A hundred tanks along the square, one man stands and stops them there someday soon the tide'll turn and I'll be free. Well I'll be free, I'll be free, I'll come home to my country, omeday soon the tide'll turn and I'll be free

How Many Ways - MURRAY HEAD (LP Between Us, 1979)
Lyrics:  but with you on my side, it was easy to ride the storm and the tide, as they bruised me.

I Walk The Line - JOHNNY CASH (1956)
Lyrics: You've got a way to keep me on your side, You give me cause for love that I can't hide, For you I know I'd even try to turn the tide

Love Letters In The Sand - PAT BOONE (1957)
Lyrics: How you laughed when I cried, Each time I saw the tide Take our love letters from the sand

More Than This - ROXY MUSIC (LP Avalon, 1982)
Lyrics: As free as the wind And hopefully learning Why the sea on the tide Has no way of turning

Mysterious Ways - U2 (LP Achtung Baby, 1991)
Lyrics: She's the wave She turns the tide She sees the man inside the child

Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) - JOURNEY (LP Frontiers, 1983)
Lyrics:  To survive the tide love divides

These Are The Days Of Our Lives - QUEEN (LP Innuendo, 1991)
Lyrics:  You can't turn back the clock, you can't turn back the tide

The Tide Is High - THE PARAGONS (1967), BLONDIE (1980)

Too Lost In You - SUGABABES (OST Love Actually, 2003)
Lyrics: 'Cause I'm slippin' away like the sand to the tide

Without You, I'm Nothing - PLACEBO & DAVID BOWIE (LP Without You... 1998)
Lyrics: Strange infatuation seems to grace the evening tide., I'll take it by your side


King Of Pain - THE POLICE (LP Synchronicity, 1983)
Lyrics: There's a blue whale beached by a springtide's ebb, that's my soul up there


Stormbringer - DEEP PURPLE (LP Stormbringer, 1974)
Lyrics: Comin' out of nowhere Drivin' like rain, Stormbringer dance On the thunder again Dark cloud gathering Breaking the day No point running 'Cause it's coming your way Ride the rainbow Crack the sky Stormbringer coming Time to die... Rainbow shaker On a stallion twister Bareback rider On the eye of the sky


Cloudbusting - KATE BUSH (LP Hounds Of Love, 1985)
Lyrics: I still dream of Orgonon, I wake up cryin, You're making rain

My relevant Radio Boo broadcast of the same day:


Kate Bush - Cloudbusting (LP Hounds Of Love, 1985)
Tokio Hotel - Monsoon (LP 483, 2007)
James - Sometimes (Lester Piggott) (LP Laid, 1993)
Men At Work - Down Under (LP Business As Usual, 1981)
John Parr - St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion) (OST St. Elmo's Fire, 1985)
A Flock Of Seagulls - I Ran (LP A Flock Of Seagulls, 1982)
Cutting Crew - Any Colour (LP Broadcast, 1986)
Roxy Music - More Than This (LP Avalon, 1982)
The Police - King Of Pain (LP Synchronicity, 1983)
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians - What I Am (LP Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars, 1988)
The Roots feat. Mos Def & Styles P - Rising Down (LP Rising Down, 2008)
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising (LP Green River, 1969)
Hooters - 500 Miles (LP Zig Zag, 1989)
R.E.M. - Imitation Of Life (LP Reveal, 2001)
Coldplay - Clocks (LP A Rush Of Blood To The Head, 2002)
U2 - Beautiful Day (LP (LP All That You Can't Leave Behind, 2000)
Love And Money - Jocelyn Square (LP Strange Kind Of Love, 1988)
Gerry And The Pacemakers - You'll Never Walk Alone (1963)
Johnny Cash - I Walk The Line (1956)
Anita Ellis - Put The Blame On Mame (OST Gilda, 1946)
Alessandro Magnanini feat. Liam McKahey - But Not For You (LP Someway Still I Do, 2009)
The Style Council - You're The Best Thing (LP Cafe Bleu, 1984)
Simply Red - For Your Babies (LP Stars, 1991)
Murray Head - How Many Ways (LP Between Us, 1979)
Grover Washington Jr. feat Bill Withers - Just The Two Of Us (1981)
Queen - These Are The Days Of Our Lives (LP Innuendo, 1991)
Barry Manilow - Could It Be Magic? (LP Barry Manilow I, 1973)

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