Saturday, March 18, 2006

Teenage Wasteland: Mindless Trivia

The problem with listening to the car radio is that often the teasers don't get answered by the time you've arrived where you're going. Such was the case yesterday. The question was about popular songs in which the words of the title do not appear in the lyrics. I immediately thought of "Baba O'Riley" (sometimes known as "Teenage Wasteland") by The Who, and I just thought of another, "Iris" by The Goo Goo Dolls.

Can you think of any others?


Anonymous A said...

The Weight ("Take a load off Fannie") by The Band

12:30 PM  
Anonymous A said...

Oh, and who could forget Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

12:34 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

A lot of songs by the Ataris have titles that appear nowhere in the lyrics, e.g. "The Last Song I Will Ever Write About a Girl," "San Dimas High School Football Rules," "The Hero Dies in This One," and "Looking Back on Today." I'm sure that quite a few bands have engaged in this practice.

Joe K nsj

2:39 PM  
Blogger Mark Mossa, SJ said...

Bohemian Rhapsody brings another to mind: Unchained Melody.

10:37 PM  
Blogger Cynthia said...

Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

(Actually, they may say that, but it's impossible to understand any lyrics from thsi song. :) )

11:52 PM  

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