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11th Jul '16 4:18:43 PM CleverPun
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* "I Took a Pill in Ibiza" by Mike Posner. The song opens with an attempt to show a different artist that the singer is "cool" (taking the titular pill), and goes on a downward spiral from there, mentioning things like spending money on meaningless things and being unable to maintain a relationship. The music video also sells the idea: it alternate between footage of people dancing, and the singer helping a friend vomit, having bathroom sex, and other rock bottom activities.
21st Jun '16 1:26:51 PM gewunomox
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* The Music/BarenakedLadies have a bunch of these, including "Celebrity," "Box Set," "New Kid (on the Block)" and a number more where themes of celebrity & rockstardom are touched upon. It's a pretty major theme throughout their album "Everything to Everyone." Interestingly, a number of the songs are clearly not about the Ladies themselves - [[NewKidsOnTheBlock New Kid (on the Block)]], for example, is sung from the perspective of a member of that band.

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* The Music/BarenakedLadies have a bunch of these, including "Celebrity," "Box Set," "New Kid (on the Block)" and a number more where themes of celebrity & rockstardom are touched upon. It's a pretty major theme throughout their album "Everything to Everyone." Interestingly, a number of the songs are clearly not about the Ladies themselves - [[NewKidsOnTheBlock [[Music/NewKidsOnTheBlock New Kid (on the Block)]], for example, is sung from the perspective of a member of that band.
27th Apr '16 10:40:00 PM Lullaby22
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* The ''Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival'' song "Lodi" is a song about a traveling singer who got a gig playing in Lodi [[note]]A small agricultural town in California]] and found himself stuck there because he couldn't afford bus or train fare to leave. He resorts to playing local bars and the like, hoping to get "a dollar for every song I've sung" so he can go home.

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* The ''Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival'' Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival song "Lodi" is a song about a traveling singer who got a gig playing in Lodi [[note]]A small agricultural town in California]] California[[/note]] and found himself stuck there because he couldn't afford bus or train fare to leave. He resorts to playing local bars and the like, hoping to get "a dollar for every song I've sung" so he can go home.
27th Apr '16 10:39:28 PM Lullaby22
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* The ''Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival'' song "Lodi" is a song about a traveling singer who got a gig playing in Lodi [[note]]A small agricultural town in California]] and found himself stuck there because he couldn't afford bus or train fare to leave. He resorts to playing local bars and the like,hoping to get "a dollar for every song I've sung" so he can go home.

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* The ''Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival'' song "Lodi" is a song about a traveling singer who got a gig playing in Lodi [[note]]A small agricultural town in California]] and found himself stuck there because he couldn't afford bus or train fare to leave. He resorts to playing local bars and the like,hoping like, hoping to get "a dollar for every song I've sung" so he can go home.
27th Apr '16 10:39:11 PM Lullaby22
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* The ''Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival'' song "Lodi" is a song about a traveling singer who got a gig playing in Lodi [[note]]A small agricultural town in California]] and found himself stuck there because he couldn't afford bus or train fare to leave. He resorts to playing local bars and the like,hoping to get "a dollar for every song I've sung" so he can go home.
11th Mar '16 1:27:21 PM MarkLungo
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* Music/NickLowe's "They Called It Rock" which is odd, in that we get both the lead-up (''They went and cut a record/the record hit the charts/and someone in the newspaper/said that it was art'') ...the happy high days and money of a one-hit-wonder (''Hey long distance, it's a rock and roll romance/CBS is gonna pay a great big advance/Hey Atlantic, come on take a chance/Arista say they love it but the kids can't dance to it'') ...and the eventual fall and moving on with life (''They cut another record, it never was a hit/Someone in the newspaper said it was shit/The drummer is a bookie, the singer is a whore/The bass player's selling clothes he never would have wore'') All within a quick, fast, marketable song, interspersed with the two-line chorus of "''They called it rock, hey, they called it rock.''"

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* Music/NickLowe's "They Called It Rock" which is odd, in that we get both the lead-up (''They went and cut a record/the record hit the charts/and someone in the newspaper/said that it was art'') ...the happy high days and money of a one-hit-wonder (''Hey long distance, it's a rock and roll romance/CBS romance/[[Creator/ColumbiaRecords CBS]] is gonna pay a great big advance/Hey Atlantic, come on take a chance/Arista chance/[[Creator/AristaRecords Arista]] say they love it but the kids can't dance to it'') ...and the eventual fall and moving on with life (''They cut another record, it never was a hit/Someone in the newspaper said it was shit/The drummer is a bookie, the singer is a whore/The bass player's selling clothes he never would have wore'') All within a quick, fast, marketable song, interspersed with the two-line chorus of "''They called it rock, hey, they called it rock.''"
4th Feb '16 9:58:45 PM AnotherWanderingGhost
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* Music/TheAlanParsonsProject: "Limelight"
18th Jan '16 6:24:27 AM 3rdStringPG
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* Local H's "All the Kids Are Right" deals with one of the pitfalls of being a rock star - fickle fans hating on a band just because their last gig went down like a lead zeppelin.
3rd Jan '16 7:50:17 PM Chariset
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* "New Kid In Town" and "Life In The Fast Lane", the second and third tracks of ''HotelCalifornia'' by Music/TheEagles, are both about the meteroic rise and fall of showbiz stars.

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* "New Kid In Town" and "Life In The Fast Lane", the second and third tracks of ''HotelCalifornia'' ''Hotel California'' by Music/TheEagles, Music/{{Eagles}}, are both about the meteroic meteoric rise and fall of showbiz stars.



* Music/TheRollingStones "It's Only Rock 'n'Roll' ("but I like it.") from ''Music/ItsOnlyRockAndRoll''

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* Music/TheRollingStones "It's Only Rock 'n'Roll' ("but I like it.") from ''Music/ItsOnlyRockAndRoll''''It's Only Rock and Roll''
3rd Jan '16 7:48:49 PM Chariset
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* "New Kid In Town" and "Life In The Fast Lane", the second and third tracks of ''Music/HotelCalifornia'' by Music/TheEagles, are both about the meteroic rise and fall of showbiz stars.

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* "New Kid In Town" and "Life In The Fast Lane", the second and third tracks of ''Music/HotelCalifornia'' ''HotelCalifornia'' by Music/TheEagles, are both about the meteroic rise and fall of showbiz stars.stars.
** "Hotel Calfornia" is a metaphorical rock song, describing how fame and fortune will lure you in and quickly take over your life.
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