July 26th, 2004
I find myself wondering what's the most-used pop song title. (That is, what title has been used for the largest number of different songs.)
I've got four different songs in my MP3 collection entitled "Heart and Soul", by Joy Division (1980), Big Country (1983), Huey Lewis & The News (1983), and T'Pau (1987). I've also got four different songs entitled "Money", by The Beatles (1963), Pink Floyd (1973), Buzzcocks (1979) and Suede (1993).
I think four is my personal record for same-titled different songs: there are a few threes (including "Heaven" by Talking Heads, Bryan Adams, and Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians; "Mother" by Pink Floyd, The Police, and James; and "I Believe" by Buzzcocks, Tears For Fears, and R.E.M.) and a whole bunch of pairs. Unsurprisingly, the duplicate titles are mostly either one word ("Limelight", "Rain", "Changes") or cliché phrases ("I Should Have Known Better", "Head Over Heels", "The Power of Love").
The most used word in pop song titles is "baby."
...hey, whaddya know: "Baby It's You", by The Beatles (1963) and The Jazz Butcher Conspiracy (2000). :-)
*scritches* you're cute. :-)
Also, possibly not in your collection, "Mother" by Tori Amos, bringing that to four.
There's a Joe Satriani song called "I Believe", too, and two by R.E.M. and Big Country both called "The One I Love".
That one's in my CD collection, but not yet ripped to MP3. (Thanks for the reminder, though: maybe I'll put Ms Amos next up on my to-rip list.)
Hee. You're very silly. :)
How could you not have the 80's "Monster Ballad" Heaven by Warrant (of Cherry Pie fame)? Oh, how I drooled when this video came on...yum.