Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Thunderman, Dec 7, 2019.
Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner - Zevon
A little tribute to Patty Hearst?
How can an 80s obscurity be a famous song?
Incredibly, listening to the trance remix of this song the moment I read this.
Also inspired by Hearst:
Yep, you’re right. I overlooked “famous song” in the thread title. My error.
Please don’t !
Now I wont be able to listen to The Saturday Boy, A Lover Sings and Must I Paint You A Picture, etc until I forget your comment!
Also said to have inspired "Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat" by Dylan from Blonde On Blonde, and this not so famous song by James Ray & the Performance
The definition of “famous” is “known by many people”.
What exactly constitutes a "famous" song? If you want a hit, say "hit." All the songs I posted are famous to me. Neil's "Pushed It Over the End" is famous to Neil fans as a legendary unreleased song.
That's cool - seems most others did, too.
That's the definition I'm going by, too.
There isn’t a member here with the moniker “many people”...
So let’s leave the final decision, as to whether a song is “famous” to Forum member...
I guess that’s as official as we can get.
Again, nit picking, but pretty sure this song isn't actually about Bette Davis, though I don't know who it is about. It also mentions Greta Garbo, too, but only in passing.
"Ballad of John and Yoko" and "Woman" by John Lennon
About Queen Elizabeth.
Just kidding - Yoko Ono
Echo Helstrom - Girl from the North Country
"Candle in the Wind" by Elton John
and later version, Princess Diana
(Two for one!)
I thought about that, too, but she goes beyond the eyes to describe a woman who reminds her of Bette Davis... so Davis inspired the song. The thread title uses the word "inspired," not "about."
Philadelphia Freedom by Elton was written for Billie Jean King
Absolutely right - I withdraw my complaint!
BZZZZZ!!! (wrong answer)
"It Ain't Me Babe" by Bob Dylan
The Beatles "Her Majesty"
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