Songs that mention their title in the opening line of the song
Comments & Submittor Name
|10,000 Maniacs||Hey Jack Kerouac||Hey Jack Kerouac, I think of your mother And the tears she cried...||The rest of the opening line: "And that dared to drag him down." "Hey Jack Kerouac" was from 10,000 Maniacs 1987 breakthrough lp (a breakthrough because it was the first lp for this Buffalo, NY group led by then lead vocalist, Natalie Merchant that had national sales and hit the Top 200 list on Billboard Magazine's album chart), "In My Tribe". Although, "Hey Jack Kerouac" is not as well known as two other songs from "In My Tribe", "Like The Weather" and 10,000 Maniacs reworking of Cat Stevens' "Peace Train", many of 10,000 Maniacs fans consider, "Hey Jack Kerouac" one of their most thought provoking and best works. Of course, Jack Kerouac" referred to in the title and the lyrics is the late great beatnik poet. - Peter|
|10,000 Maniacs||These Are Days||These are These are days, you'll remember.||The 1992 sleeper hit, "These Are Days" is taken from 10,000 Maniacs' final studio lp that Natalie Merchant sang lead in the group before she went solo. "These Are Days" was so successful that in President Clinton's re-election campaign of 1996, Clinton jettisoned Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop" (his 1992 campaign theme) for 10,000 Maniacs' "These Are Days" for the re-election theme. "These Are Days" has a real cool video, as well, with shots of Natalie Merchant looking as though she's dancing in the skies of New York City. - Peter|
|10,000 Maniacs||Trouble Me||Trouble me, disturb me with all your cares and your worries.||1989's "Trouble Me" was the first top 40 hit (let alone top 10 hit) that the rock/post-punk/modern folk group from Buffalo, NY who named themselves, 10,000 Maniacs had. "Trouble Me" was also the main song featured on 10,000 Maniacs' 1989 top 10 lp, "Blind Man's Zoo". 10,000 Maniacs at this time still had their line-up of personel that they had when they started back in 1980, and then built up their audience playing at rock clubs on college campuses throughout the states, and one of those personel was the later popular solo singer (who sang lead or co-lead on most of 10,000 Maniacs' songs), Natalie Merchant. 10,000 Maniacs are known for bringing back to rock/pop several instruments (chiefly the dulcimer and the harpsichord -- actually played by Merchant) that either hadn't been used before or not in a while in rock/pop. - Peter|
|10cc||I'm Not In Love||I'm not in love, so don't forget it; it's just a silly phase I'm going through.||One of the band's popular tunes, in addition to "The Things We Do For Love". - Vic George|
|1910 Fruitgum Company||1, 2, 3 Red Light||Every time I try to prove I love you, 1, 2, 3 red light, you stop me, baby you ain't right to stop me, 1, 2, 3 red light, you stop me.||1910 Fruitgum Company, along with Ohio Express and the cartoon inspired fack group known as the Archies were the late 1960's most prolific performers and best sellers in the subgenre of pop/rock known as Bubblegum rock music or as it would later become to be known as Bubblegum music . Bubblegum music was aimed at a new audience of record buyers that ad men of the late 1960's were all too familiar with, pre-teens of about 10 to 12 years of age and very young teens from 13 to 14 years of age. Those age groups were able to buy records and music and also influence much about the pop culture of the last two years of the 1960's and the first two years of the 1970's (see the popularity of groups such as the Jackson Five, the Osmond Brothers and the Partridge Family and TV shows such as "The Brady Bunch" to see how this trend continued into the next decade) because they had parents who were enjoying fairly good economic times of the last two years of the 1960's and first two years of the 1970's. Bubblegum music originally was an outgrowth of the psychedelic rock that such groups and artists as the Doors, Jimi Hendrix and Jefferson Airplane had made popular in 1967. But when Strawberry Alarm Clock's "Incense & Peppermints" became popular with a younger audience than what was originally intended such songs as the Lemon Piper's "Green Tambourine" and John Fred & his Playboy Band's "Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)" became re-labeled as Bubblegum and so started the trend. The earliest of these groups that knew they were aiming for the Bubblegum music buying audience was 1910 Fruitgum Company and their spring 1968 hit, "1,2, 3 Red Light" which went to #2 that spring. "1, 2, 3 Red Light" also started 1910 Fruitgum Company's ability to craft hit songs around children's games with strong references to love that might appeal to the 10 to 14 years old that were just starting to have attractions to the opposite sex. - Peter|
|The 1975||Somebody Else||So I heard you found somebody else.||- Brian Kelly|
|30 Seconds To Mars||Up In The Air||I've been up in the air, out of my head.||- Brian Kelly|
|311||Come Original||Come original, you've got to come original.||- Brian Kelly|
|50 Cent||This Is How We Do||This is how we do. We Make a move and act a fool.||- Liz Bone|
|The 8th Day||She's Not Just Another Woman||She's not just another woman, she's not, no no||- Candy Welty|
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