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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.
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.''"
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