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Mediate - INXS

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Nations of the World - Yakko Warner
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Old 02-20-2014, 01:47 PM
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A couple by Ashley Hutchings (founder-member of Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span, The Albion Band and most of the rest of British Folk/rock):

I Just Got off the Plane (Cultural references)
Bury my Eyeballs on Top of Boot Hill (Old western film clichés)

And - No love for the greatest writer of list songs ever to walk the planet?
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Old 02-20-2014, 03:11 PM
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Every Breath You Take - The Police
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Old 02-20-2014, 03:19 PM
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Every Breath You Take - The Police
Also Every Breath I Take - Gene Pitney
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Old 02-20-2014, 03:29 PM
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Both by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds:

Various methods of demise of people in a bar he walks into: O'Mally's Bar (standard version clocks in at 14 mins but there is a 3 part outtakes that goes around 30 I think)
Random groupings of people saying they are on fire: Babe I'm on Fire
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Old 02-21-2014, 01:54 AM
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Christmas gospel song "Children Go Where I Send Thee" (Check YouTube for some good Johnny Cash renditions, and one entertaining rendition by Tennessee Ernie Ford in which his little kid steals the show.)

Johnny Cash's "One Piece At A Time" lists some components of an automobile.

And there's always "Old MacDonald Had A Farm"

Tom Lehrer's "Smut" contains a good catalog of the genres of porn.

Allan Sherman's "Good Advice" contains a compendium of good ideas (and one bad one).

Allan Sherman's "Green Stamps" contains a shopping list of ridiculous things he would buy just to collect the green stamps.

Allan Sherman's "Chim Chim Cheree" (a parody of the Mary Poppins song) lists a bunch of meaningless buzzwords used in advertising of the day that he doesn't understand.

Allan Sherman's "You Need An Analyst" (a parody of I've Got A Little List?) lists a bunch of strange behaviors that, if you do them, might suggest you consult a shrink.

"Merry Minuet" (recorded by Kingston Trio among others) lists ways people and ethnic groups who hate each other, as well as a few natural and unnatural disasters.

Come to think of it, Tom Lehrer's "National Brotherhood Week" lists several ethnic mutual-hate groups too.

Tom Lehrer's "Vatican Rag" gives an irreverent list of several Catholic Church rituals.

And there's always the Alphabet Song.
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Weird Al's "Livin' With a Hernia" lists the different types of hernias.
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Old 02-21-2014, 11:06 PM
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Bobby's Kissin' Time is a list of places where people are going to be kissin'.

Starting with Cleveland!
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Old 02-22-2014, 04:06 PM
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Mambo #5:

A little bit of Monica in my life
A little bit of Erica by my side
A little bit of Rita is all I need
A little bit of Tina is what I see
A little bit of Sandra in the sun
A little bit of Mary all night long
A little bit of Jessica here I am
A little bit of you makes me your man

Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats:

Practical cats, dramatical cats
Pragmatical cats, fanatical cats
Oratorical cats, delphic-oracle cats
Skeptical cats, dyspeptical cats

Romantical cats, pedantical cats
Critical cats, parasitical cats
Allegorical cats, metaphorical cats
Statistical cats and mystical cats

Political cats, hypocritical cats
Clerical cats, hysterical cats
Cynical cats, rabbinical cats

Hair from Hair:

I want it long, straight, curly, fuzzy
Snaggy, shaggy, ratty, matty
Oily, greasy, fleecy
Shining, gleaming, streaming
Flaxen, waxen
Knotted, polka-dotted
Twisted, beaded, braided
Powdered, flowered, and confettied
Bangled, tangled, spangled, and spaghettied!

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Old 02-22-2014, 07:38 PM
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There are a fair number of traditional Irish and Scottish songs listing the participants in some battle or other, or heroes of the wars of independence. A few that come to mind:
Boys From the County Cork
The Atholl Gathering
The Haughs of Cromdale--Andy Stewart used to introduce this in concert by saying it listed all the clans that joined in the second battle at Cromdale "probably after the idea of looting had occurred to them".
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There was a song I had to learn in junior high school, called Fifty Nifty United States Part of the lyrics were the names of all fifty US states in alphabetical order.

I hated the song but I can still recall the states in order, and that has come in handy for a variety of reasons.

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Old 02-22-2014, 11:53 PM
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I'd like to see the Coyote eat the Road Runner
I'd like to see Knievel blown to bits
I'd like to see Rex Humbard lay his hands upon Maude Aimee
But I'd love to see that Dolly Parton's tits.
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Old 02-23-2014, 12:24 AM
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Train - 50 Ways To Say Goodbye

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She went down in an airplane
Fried getting suntanned
Fell in a cement mixer full of quicksand
Help me, help me, I'm no good at goodbyes!
She met a shark under water
Fell and no one caught her
I returned everything I ever bought her
Help me, help me, I'm all out of lies
And ways to say you died
http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/train...aygoodbye.html


Savage Garden - Affirmation

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I believe the sun should never set upon an argument
I believe we place our happiness in other people's hands
I believe that junk food tastes so good because it's bad for you
I believe your parents did the best job they knew how to do
I believe that beauty magazines promote low self-esteem
I believe I'm loved when I'm completely by myself alone
I believe in Karma what you give is what you get returned
I believe you can't appreciate real love until you've been burned
I believe the grass is no more greener on the other side
I believe you don't know what you've got until you say goodbye

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More Songs Including Alliteration Songs

Could be that a couple of these may have already been wisely listed by someone. Great job guys. Clearly, I spent too much time doing this.

Making Love out of nothing at all – air supply. List of great things he can do & List of Reasons He Loves Her. Modern Love Song.

I Love – Tom T Hall "Little baby ducks, Old Pickup Trucks, Slow moving trains, and rain". Country Love Song.

L.o.v.e. – Nat King Cole Alliteration Song: L - Is for the way you Look at Me ... 1950 Swing love song.

Travelin' Man - Ricky Nelson Lists where he's traveled.

ballroom blitz – sweet. List of Peoples Actions & List of exciting party verbs. Quick, Frenzied dance alt rock song.

I write the songs – Barry Manilow. Lists Types of Songs. Sweet, Smooth declaration in night club band style.

why dont you look into jesus - Larry-norman List of other things tried to find meaning. 1970 Post Hippy America Searching Song.

American Dream – Resurrection Band. List of Daily events, List of World Problems and Events. Hard Rock Christian 1980s style.

One Piece At A Time - Johnny Cash. Lists parts of a car and their year he stole from assembly line in Detroit to build his own car. Country story song.

Fly Fly Fly – Larry Norman. Modern Song list love song of adventure places he goes with his stewardess wife.

What a wonderful world – Louis Armstrong. Classic Sentimental song of beautiful things in the world.

greased lightning – Grease. Dream Car List high performance and cool auto parts and designs of the 1950s and the response available women will have to the car. Jumpy Swing style.

short people - randy newman. Who can forget this fad classic listing short people's body parts.

sloop john b - the beach boys. Lists Sailing actions and Sailing travel experiences.

1814 Battle of New Orleans – Johnny Horton. Historical battle song List of where and how the Redcoats fled from the battle.

Mockingbird - james taylor carly simon. Classic. Their hit 1970s adaptation of the children's poem listing things she'll give to make her love happy.

Do you love me (now that I can dance) - The Contours. Classic. 1950s listing dances.

Godzilla Ate Tukwila - Dave Phillips. Silly fad story song of the 1970s listing cities in Washington State that Godzilla ate.

Drivin’ my life away – Eddie Rabbit. Listing long distance trucker traveling actions.

turn turn turn - the byrds. Classic California Jesus Movement of the 1960s converting Bible verse from Ecclesiastes' list of a time for everything under heaven.

Calendar Girl - Neil Sedaka. 1970s Month list count down.

Rock Around the Clock – Bill Haley and His Comets

50 Ways to Leave your lover – Paul Simon


The Fox (What Does The Fox Say? - Ylvis. Pop song of the 2010s list what animals say. Cool video.

The Joker - Steve Miller Band lyrics. Classic. Listing his characteristics.

Enjoy. If there isn't a Pandora Channel for Songs with Lists or Alliteration, I plan to make one.

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More Songs Including an Acrostic Song: L.O.V.E.

Could be that a couple of these may have already been wisely listed by someone. Great job guys. Clearly, I spent too much time doing this.

Making Love out of nothing at all – air supply. List of great things he can do & List of Reasons He Loves Her. Modern Love Song.

I Love – Tom T Hall "Little baby ducks, Old Pickup Trucks, Slow moving trains, and rain". Country Love Song.

L.o.v.e. – Nat King Cole Alliteration Song: L - Is for the way you Look at Me ... 1950 Swing love song.

Travelin' Man - Ricky Nelson Lists where he's traveled.

ballroom blitz – sweet. List of Peoples Actions & List of exciting party verbs. Quick, Frenzied dance alt rock song.

I write the songs – Barry Manilow. Lists Types of Songs. Sweet, Smooth declaration in night club band style.

why dont you look into jesus - Larry-norman List of other things tried to find meaning. 1970 Post Hippy America Searching Song.

American Dream – Resurrection Band. List of Daily events, List of World Problems and Events. Hard Rock Christian 1980s style.

One Piece At A Time - Johnny Cash. Lists parts of a car and their year he stole from assembly line in Detroit to build his own car. Country story song.

Fly Fly Fly – Larry Norman. Modern Song list love song of adventure places he goes with his stewardess wife.

What a wonderful world – Louis Armstrong. Classic Sentimental song of beautiful things in the world.

greased lightning – Grease. Dream Car List high performance and cool auto parts and designs of the 1950s and the response available women will have to the car. Jumpy Swing style.

short people - randy newman. Who can forget this fad classic listing short people's body parts.

sloop john b - the beach boys. Lists Sailing actions and Sailing travel experiences.

1814 Battle of New Orleans – Johnny Horton. Historical battle song List of where and how the Redcoats fled from the battle.

Mockingbird - james taylor carly simon. Classic. Their hit 1970s adaptation of the children's poem listing things she'll give to make her love happy.

Do you love me (now that I can dance) - The Contours. Classic. 1950s listing dances.

Godzilla Ate Tukwila - Dave Phillips. Silly fad story song of the 1970s listing cities in Washington State that Godzilla ate.

Drivin’ my life away – Eddie Rabbit. Listing long distance trucker traveling actions.

turn turn turn - the byrds. Classic California Jesus Movement of the 1960s converting Bible verse from Ecclesiastes' list of a time for everything under heaven.

Calendar Girl - Neil Sedaka. 1970s Month list count down.

Rock Around the Clock – Bill Haley and His Comets

50 Ways to Leave your lover – Paul Simon

The Fox (What Does The Fox Say? - Ylvis. Pop song of the 2010s list what animals say. Cool video.

The Joker - Steve Miller Band lyrics. Classic. Listing his characteristics.

Enjoy. If there isn't a Pandora Channel for Songs with Lists or Alliteration, I plan to make one.
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Old 01-19-2019, 05:01 PM
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Well, there’s a puppy in the parlor
And skillet on the stove
And a smelly old blanket
With a Navajo wove
There’s popcorn in the pooper
And a porker in the pot
There’s pie in the pantry
And the coffee’s always hot
There’s sausage in the mornin'
And a party every night
There’s a nurse on duty
If you don’t feel right
There’s a chicken on the table
But you got to say grace
There’s always somethin' cookin' at
Old Joe’s place


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Toni Basil - Shoppin' From A to Z
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Japanese singer Chisato Moritaka released a song in the 90s called "Rock n Roll Kencho-shouzaiichi" (ロックンロール県庁所在地). The lyrics were basically of list of Japanese prefectures (states) and their capital cities from north to south.
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What Did Della Wear?

These Foolish Things

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"Reasons to be Cheerful, Part 3" by Ian Dury. Also, arguably, his "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick."
....and England's Glory:

There are jewels in the crown of England's glory
And every jewel shines a thousand ways
Frankie Howerd, Noel Coward and garden gnomes
Frankie Vaughan, Kenneth Horne, Sherlock Holmes.....

......Nice bit of kipper and Jack the Ripper......


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....and England's Glory:

There are jewels in the crown of England's glory
And every jewel shines a thousand ways
Frankie Howerd, Noel Coward and garden gnomes
Frankie Vaughan, Kenneth Horne, Sherlock Holmes.....

......Nice bit of kipper and Jack the Ripper......


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I wouldn't have thought to call it a list, but this does remind me of The Kinks' Village Green Preservation Society
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New Rules by Dua Lipa.
She's got new rules, she'll count them.
Luckily, there are only three.
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Of course we can't forget Cindi Lauper's list of pronouns in "She Bop" .... She bop, He bop, We Bop, They bop.

The there's the classic "Put Another Log on the Fire" etc and then come tell me why you're leaving me. – Waylon Jennings. I love the Muppets skit version.

But for those who rue our materialistic shopping society there is the fun to sing Veggietales "Stuff Mart Rap"
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Seven Drunken Nights by the Dubliners (amongst many other Celtic bands)

Whatever song became the theme for "The Big Bang Theory" by the Barenaked Ladies
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"One pill makes you larger
And one pill makes you small
And the ones that mother gives you
Don't do anything at all"

White Rabbit, by Jefferson Airplane.
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Better than Anything

Better than Lucy and Desi
Better than Route 66
Better than Kildare and Casey
Better than Quiz shows all fixed

Better than Huntley and Brinkley
Better than Singing with Mitch
Better than Hitchcock and Karloff
Better than flicking the switch

Better than movies late at night
or watching Emile Griffith fight
Better than anything except being in love
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"Things You Left Behind" by the Nails, of whom I am apparently fonder than some in this discussion.
"The Twelve Days of Christmas" --Trad.
"The Seven Deadly Virtues" from Camelot
"The Elements Song" by Tom Lehrer
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Iron Maiden's album "Seventh Son of A Seventh Son" starts with :

Seven deadly sins, seven ways to win
Seven holy paths to hell, and your trip begins.
Seven downward slopes, seven bloodied hopes,
Seven are your burning fires, seven your desires.
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Old 01-22-2019, 09:42 AM
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No mention of Stevie Wonder's I Just Called to Say I Love You?

Two from Kristopherson: The Pilgrim Chapter 33, and also The Taker
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Talkin' Baseball - Terry Cashman
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Of course we can't forget Cindi Lauper's list of pronouns in "She Bop" .... She bop, He bop, We Bop, They bop.
Cyndi was either listing pronouns or conjugating the verb "to bop," it's hard to tell.

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Two from Dylan: Forever Young and Blowing in the Wind
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Then the devil is six, then the devil is six
The devil is six, the devil is six and if the devil is six
Then God is seven , then God is seven, the God is seven
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"Ten Duel Commandments" from Hamilton

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The challenge, demand satisfaction
If they apologize, no need for further action

Number two
If they don’t, grab a friend, that’s your second
Your lieutenant when there’s reckoning to be reckoned

Number three
Have your seconds meet face to face
Negotiate a peace
Or negotiate a time and place
This is commonplace, ‘specially ‘tween recruits
Most disputes die, and no one shoots
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Old 01-26-2019, 09:57 AM
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Godspell's Day by Day is a list

See thee more clearly
Love thee more dearly
Follow them more nearly
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Penny Lane - The Beatles
I'm The Year 2525 - Sager and Evans
Celluloid Heroes - The Kinks
Never to Spain - Three Dog Night
No No Song - Ringo Starr
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly - Nursery Rhyme Song
Great Green Gobs of Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts - Children's Playground Song
There's a Hole in the Bottom of the Sea - Folk Song
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Two, Gold, the father seeking unity
Three, Orange, the thinker seeking understanding
Four, Yellow, the poet seeking harmony..
Five, Green, the scientist seeking truth
Six, Blue, the disciple seeking goodness
Seven, Indigo, the artist seeking beauty


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The universe song, monty python
Dirty deeds AC DC
Ive been everywhere
One piece at a time, J. Cash
Night Train GnR
king of the road
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Two from Dylan: Forever Young and Blowing in the Wind
Two more:

- Subterranean Homesick Blues; and
- Maggie's Farm.

Plus one from Chuck Berry:

- Too Much Monkey Business (which "Subterranean Homesick Blues" owes a lot to).
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Seven Drunken Nights (also known as You Old Fool) features the narrator coming home every night and finding a different suspicious item in his house, and his wife making an excuse for why it's there.

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Johnny Cash's I've Been Everywhere, Man.
Which, for the record, is a cover of a Hank Snow song. I do agree that the Johnny Cash version is better.
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Bob Dylan - "A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall"
Stevie Wonder - "Black Man"

and
For there's Basie, Miller, Satchmo
And the king of all, Sir Duke
And with a voice like Ella's ringing out
There's no way the band can lose
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They Might Be Giants list Alice Cooper songs in Why Must I Be Sad?
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Gilbert and Sullivan's "I've Got a Little List" from the Mikado has been mentioned, but Gilbert wrote several other lyrics that are also lists:

"A More Humane Mikado," also from Mikado, covers much of the same ground as "I've Got a Little List," though generally without encompassing anyone's death (more about letting "the punishment fit the crime").

"I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General" from Pirates of Penzance -- the first two verses list the many unmilitary things the M-G can do and the last lists (basic) military things he'd like to do.

"Were I Thy Bride," in Yeomen of the Guard, has the character Phoebe listing what she'd do if she were married to the jailer Wilfred.

"Rising Early in the Morning," from The Gondoliers, lists the activities the joint kings of Barataria engage in during the course of a particular day.

"If You Want a Receipt" from Patience is sort of the ultimate in list songs--it's a long enumeration of how you create a "heavy dragoon" in the English military by combining traits of "all of the popular figures in history": "the keen penetration of Paddington Pollaky," "the pluck of Lord Nelson on board of the Victory..."

Mr. Gilbert did like his lists.

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Loudon Wainwright III's Glad To See You've Got Religion

I'm glad to see you've got religion
I'm glad to see you've gone to god
I'm glad to see you've straightened all your lines
And you've evened out your odds

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Whatever song became the theme for "The Big Bang Theory" by the Barenaked Ladies
The first verse and refrain were written as the show's theme song. When it became so popular (TV Guide's reviewer Matt Roush called it "the best TV show theme song ever) BNL expanded it into a full length song.

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The Beatles All Together Now lists numbers, letters and colors

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