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June 25th, 2015


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10:24 am - Frequently used song titles
I've been looking through Wikipedia's disambiguation pages trying to find the most used song titles, because that's the sort of person I am. Behold, my findings!

It started when I heard that song Shooting Star by Bad Company in the store. I looked it up and there were 26 of them.

I'd noticed Crazy and One had shown up a lot. Crazy has 36. One has 33.

I looked up other people's lists and checked the titles on Wikipedia. I thought Angel was the clear winner with 75, but I didn't notice they included 17 songs titled Angels. It was still in the lead until I got to Hold On. 71 songs are called Hold On!

Love, 33. Fire, 33. Beautiful, 37. Home, 51. Heaven, 45. Rain, 48. Believe, 38. I Believe, 45. Someday, 52. Satellite, 30. Tonight, 59. Breathe, 41. I Want You, 42. Stay, 60. Gone, 38. Goodbye, 54.

This Time has 43 but Time only has 20!

Why is organized by decade, which would probably be a good idea for all these huge lists, but it makes it harder to count. Let's see... 52. Most are from the last decade.

Of course, this isn't every song since they only include songs by artists notable enough for their own articles, and presumably there are plenty of songs that no one bothered to add to the list, and also they don't seem to include covers.

What conclusions can we draw from this? I dunno. I would say that it means songwriters should be a little more original, but it probably doesn't matter. I guess this was just a big waste of time. Oh well.
Current Music: Cliff Martinez - Son of Placenta Previa

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From:slfcllednowhere
Date:June 25th, 2015 11:53 pm (UTC)
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Well, for what it's worth I found this interesting. It's funny cos all of these titles sound so generic and boring, like they would be terrible songs, but I can think of a couple of these songs and they're actually amazingly good (e.g. U2's "One" and Dylan's "I Want You").

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