Author Topic: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name  (Read 1717 times)

Fr.Bigley

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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #60 on: October 18, 2020, 05:39:31 PM »
Don't worry, I once managed to convince someone that 'Get Lucky' by Daft Punk was really about the Tunisian Revolution. Which tbh actually improves the record if you imagine that it's true.

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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #61 on: October 18, 2020, 05:42:32 PM »
Both Madonna and Kylie have released half a million songs, but I don't think either of them have ever done this. Everyone else has. Dear Jessie is close but it's not right.


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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #62 on: October 18, 2020, 05:45:09 PM »
It's not Angela is it? Angel is not a name.

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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #63 on: October 18, 2020, 05:48:04 PM »
There are probably some people named Cherish though.

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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #64 on: October 18, 2020, 05:48:24 PM »
Martha - Tom Waits
Rosie - Tom Waits


Actually they weren’t singles were they? Pathetic effort. Should be banned.

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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #65 on: October 18, 2020, 05:49:31 PM »
Alice - Tom Waits

Phew, redeemed myself there.

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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #66 on: October 18, 2020, 05:53:42 PM »
Angel is not a name.

of course it is

Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #67 on: October 18, 2020, 05:54:03 PM »
Lyla - Oasis

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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #68 on: October 18, 2020, 05:56:08 PM »

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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #69 on: October 18, 2020, 06:02:29 PM »
Yeah that's got a diacritic of some kind over the A. Borderline would be a good name though.

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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #70 on: October 18, 2020, 06:07:22 PM »
Yeah that's got a diacritic of some kind over the A. Borderline would be a good name though.

Bollocks. Ángel Hernandez has one as well. I cede the point.

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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #71 on: October 18, 2020, 06:09:17 PM »
I didn't think it would be so easy. Disappointed.

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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #72 on: October 18, 2020, 06:16:08 PM »
Angel Olsen walks into the thread to find out her first name isn’t considered a name and then has an existential crisis.

Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #74 on: October 18, 2020, 06:17:59 PM »

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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #75 on: October 18, 2020, 06:19:27 PM »
Angel Olsen walks into the thread to find out her first name isn’t considered a name and then has an existential crisis.

Sorry Angel, I'll concede it's a name, although a rare one I've never heard of before in my life. Don't have an existential crisis, you're adopted anyway.

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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #76 on: October 18, 2020, 06:22:23 PM »
There are probably some people named Cherish though.

By that logic you could just name your newborn kid 'Atomic' and claim that that 'Atomic' by Blondie counts.

(Admittedly it'd be a fairly extreme measure to take to justify a post on an obscure comedy forum, but that's the sort of behaviour that divorce lawyers have to deal with all the time.)

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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #77 on: October 18, 2020, 06:23:15 PM »
By that logic you could just name your newborn kid 'Atomic' and claim that that 'Atomic' by Blondie counts.
Cherish the name existed before the song was released.

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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #78 on: October 18, 2020, 06:23:21 PM »

Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #79 on: October 18, 2020, 06:24:16 PM »
Beth - Kiss

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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #80 on: October 18, 2020, 06:25:22 PM »
TBF they are both 'borderline' cases for this thread, as in the context of the songs they are not names.


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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #81 on: October 18, 2020, 06:28:47 PM »
Here he comes, Borderline Jones
Always nicking mobile phones
His favourite Star Wars film is Attack Of The Clones
He's a wrong 'un, Borderline Jones

Free to any top pop songwriters reading.

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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #82 on: October 18, 2020, 06:28:52 PM »
TBF they are both 'borderline' cases for this thread, as in the context of the songs they are not names.

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Topic: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name

Edit: you could argue that "just" means the name can not have any other meaning in the English language.

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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #83 on: October 18, 2020, 06:30:13 PM »
They're not 'just names' if they have other meanings though are they.

edit - oh you caught that too.

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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #84 on: October 18, 2020, 06:32:11 PM »
Cherish the name existed before the song was released.

But did it exist before The Association's 1966 song 'Cherish', which the Madonna song is partially inspired by? That's the question that everyone cares about.[1]
 1. NB: nobody but me actually cares about this.

Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #85 on: October 18, 2020, 06:37:15 PM »
If a person is named after a song does that song then become a "name song"? My mate Sussudio has always wanted to know the answer.

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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #86 on: October 18, 2020, 06:37:55 PM »
Both Madonna and Kylie have released half a million songs, but I don't think either of them have ever done this. Everyone else has. Dear Jessie is close but it's not right.

If we're talking just plain "songs" and not hit singles, then: 'Isaac' by Madonna (from Confessions on a Dance Floor) and 'Aphrodite' by Kylie Minogue (from, er, Aphrodite).

Both 8/10s if you ask me, resident Popjustice refugee machotrouts

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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #87 on: October 18, 2020, 06:39:02 PM »
Fair play, aside from the 'hit' part that everyone is ignoring anyway.

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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #88 on: October 18, 2020, 06:45:11 PM »
But did it exist before The Association's 1966 song 'Cherish', which the Madonna song is partially inspired by? That's the question that everyone cares about.[1]
 1. NB: nobody but me actually cares about this.


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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #89 on: October 18, 2020, 06:45:40 PM »
Aphrodite

On that note: Venus? By Bananarama, obviously/Shocking Blue, obviously.

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