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13th Aug '17 5:07:13 AM DaibhidC
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* Music/EricBogle's "Eric and the Informers" is a song about how Eric completely failed to become a rock star, many years before becoming a folk star.
14th Jul '17 8:47:31 PM karstovich2
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* "Takin' Care of Business" by Bachman Turner Overdrive.

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* "Takin' Care of Business" by Bachman-Turner Overdrive is all about how awesome it is to be a rockstar who doesn't have set working hours. The iconic opening verse talking about the 8:15 into the city was inspired by a recording technician Randy Bachman Turner Overdrive.who took an 8:15 a.m. commuter train to get to the studio. (It's not clear if the studio in question was in New York, Chicago, or Toronto.)
2nd Jun '17 4:44:38 PM Plactus
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* "A Showman's Life," by Jesse Winchester and later covered by Gary Allan and Music/GeorgeStrait, is a wistful look at how stardom is more than just the fun stuff everybody talks about.
26th Feb '17 9:48:27 AM nombretomado
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* A vast majority of the songs sung by the fictional HannahMontana fit this trope (although they were mostly about being a ''secret'' Rockstar, in the loosest meaning of the word) but some examples are "Rockstar", "Old Blue Jeans", "The Good Life", "Mixed Up", "Just A Girl", "Supergirl" and "Ordinary Girl".

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* A vast majority of the songs sung by the fictional HannahMontana Series/HannahMontana fit this trope (although they were mostly about being a ''secret'' Rockstar, in the loosest meaning of the word) but some examples are "Rockstar", "Old Blue Jeans", "The Good Life", "Mixed Up", "Just A Girl", "Supergirl" and "Ordinary Girl".
21st Feb '17 10:30:05 PM gewunomox
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* "Top of the Pops" and "The Moneygoround," by TheKinks, both on the same album. The first is about the exhilaration of getting a number-one hit; the second is a TakeThat against [[ExecutiveMeddling money-grubbing]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive executives]].

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* "Top of the Pops" and "The Moneygoround," by TheKinks, Music/TheKinks, both on the same album. The first is about the exhilaration of getting a number-one hit; the second is a TakeThat against [[ExecutiveMeddling money-grubbing]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive executives]].
15th Feb '17 7:53:02 PM Mdumas43073
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* Music/TenCC's ''The Worst Band In The World'' is about an indifferent group who suddenly become famous...

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* Music/TenCC's ''The Worst Band In The in the World'' is about an indifferent group who suddenly become famous...



* "So You Want To Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star" by Music/TheByrds, which tells you to "Just get an electric guitar and take some time and learn how to play". It was written as a sarcastic swipe against the success of Music/TheMonkees and their "manufactured" nature.

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* "So You Want To to Be A a Rock 'n' Roll Star" by Music/TheByrds, which tells you to "Just get an electric guitar and take some time and learn how to play". It was written as a sarcastic swipe against the success of Music/TheMonkees and their "manufactured" nature.



* "Take The Long Way Home" by Music/{{Supertramp}}, which has a [[JourneyToFindOneself spiritual]] [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic double meaning]].

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* "Take The the Long Way Home" by Music/{{Supertramp}}, which has a [[JourneyToFindOneself spiritual]] [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic double meaning]].



* "We Are The Roadcrew" from ''Music/AceOfSpades'' by Music/{{Motorhead}}. Takes a look at some of the joys, and perils, of life on the road.

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* "We Are The the Roadcrew" from ''Music/AceOfSpades'' by Music/{{Motorhead}}. Takes a look at some of the joys, and perils, of life on the road.



** From earlier in their career, "The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man" (the B-side of the "Satisfaction" single) mines this territory.
15th Feb '17 7:50:42 PM Mdumas43073
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* Music/TheRollingStones "It's Only Rock 'n'Roll' ("but I like it.") from ''It's Only Rock and Roll''

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* Music/TheRollingStones "It's Only Rock 'n'Roll' 'n'Roll'" ("but I like it.") from ''It's Only Rock and Roll''Roll''.
** From earlier in their career, "The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man" (the B-side of the "Satisfaction" single) mines this territory.
17th Oct '16 11:50:50 AM Zennistrad
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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.
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