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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.
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.
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