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17th May '16 12:00:51 PM igordebraga
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A music trope, where a band or singer names one of their songs "The (Something) Song". Normally used light-heartedly, usually because the word that the song title references comes up in the lyrics a lot. Also used occasionally in [[TheMusical musical theatre]]. The Japanese equivalent is "(something) no uta".

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A music trope, where a band or singer names one of their songs "The (Something) Song". Normally used light-heartedly, usually because the word that the song title references comes up in the lyrics a lot. Also used occasionally in [[TheMusical musical theatre]]. The Japanese equivalent is "(something) no uta".
uta". At times, it will be employed [[EitherOrTitle in brackets after an alternate title]].



** Also, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sor9GzivGbk Money Song]], officially released on the album "Monty Python Sings".

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** Also, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sor9GzivGbk Money Song]], officially released on the album "Monty ''Monty Python Sings".Sings''.
** Many in the movies. ''Film/TheMeaningOfLife'' has "Penis Song (Not the Noel Coward Song)" and "Galaxy Song". ''Film/LifeOfBrian'' has the TitleTheme "Brian Song". And ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'' has "Knights of the Round Table (Camelot Song)".



* {{Britpop}} rivals Music/{{Oasis}} and Music/{{blur}} each have songs entitled "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-RFfZtm7Jw Swamp Song]]" and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84MlCMahlWY Sad Song]]". Music/{{blur}} also has "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuEPTmEXJms Mellow Song]]", "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81kpCERmwyY French Song]]", "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2NorSMvNzA Alex's Song]]", "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tM92IwpzzJw Good Song]]", "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REiq8tTIiII Sweet Song]]", "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX_fnMdIw3o The Wassailing Song]]", "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlAHZURxRjY Song 2]]", [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UB0JhKXjpyM Woodpidgeon Song]]" and "A Song", all of which are stunning. They also have "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3odD4i2njA Sing]]" which, while it very tenuously fits here, if at all, is nonetheless very moving.

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* {{Britpop}} rivals Music/{{Oasis}} and Music/{{blur}} each have songs entitled "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-RFfZtm7Jw Swamp Song]]" and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84MlCMahlWY Sad Song]]". Music/{{blur}} also has "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuEPTmEXJms Mellow Song]]", "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81kpCERmwyY French Song]]", "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2NorSMvNzA Alex's Song]]", "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tM92IwpzzJw Good Song]]", "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REiq8tTIiII Sweet Song]]", "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX_fnMdIw3o The Wassailing Song]]", "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlAHZURxRjY Song 2]]", [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UB0JhKXjpyM Woodpidgeon Song]]" and "A Song", all of which are stunning. They also have "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3odD4i2njA Sing]]" which, while it very tenuously fits here, if at all, is nonetheless very moving. Oasis, by contrast, has only instrumental "The Swamp Song".



* [[Music/{{REM}} R.E.M.]]: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjsoDtDLy3s Radio Song]]" (although it includes the lyrics 'Radio Song' in it)

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* [[Music/{{REM}} R.E.M.]]: Music/{{REM}}: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjsoDtDLy3s Radio Song]]" (although it includes the lyrics 'Radio Song' in it)



** In addition, "I Wanna Be Like You" from ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' is also known as "The Monkey Song"

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** In addition, "I Wanna Be Like You" from The ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' is also known as songs the Sherman Brothers (i.e. all but "The Bear Necessities") have a subtitle listing who is the animal singing. For instance, "I Wanna Be Like You (The Monkey Song"Song)".



** Tori no Uta ([[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VisualNovel/AIR Well, sort of. It was IA's debut, anyway.]])

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** Tori no Uta ([[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VisualNovel/AIR ([[VisualNovel/{{AIR}} Well, sort of. It was IA's debut, anyway.]])



* "Undone (The Sweater Song)" by Weezer

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* "Undone (The Sweater Song)" by WeezerMusic/{{Weezer}}



* Ben Folds Five - Song For The Dumped
* Bad Religion - Punk Rock Song (though the refrain ''does'' start with "this is just a punk rock song")

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* Ben Folds Five Music/BenFoldsFive - Song "The Frown Song", "Song For The Dumped
Dumped", "Hospital Song"
* Bad Religion Music/BadReligion - Punk Rock Song (though the refrain ''does'' start with "this is just a punk rock song")



* Ben Folds - "The Frown Song"
* Ben Folds Five - "Song For The Dumped", "Hospital Song"



* Gin Blossoms - "Cajun Song"

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* Gin Blossoms - "Cajun Song"Song" (presumably named after it's zydeco-style accordion breaks)



* Tom Petty - "The Apartment Song"

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* Tom Petty Music/TomPetty - "The Apartment Song"



* Placebo - "Song to Say Goodbye"

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* Placebo Music/{{Placebo}} - "Song to Say Goodbye"



* Bruno Mars - "The Lazy Song"

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* Bruno Mars Music/BrunoMars - "The Lazy Song"



* The Gin Blossoms - "Cajun Song" (presumably named after it's zydeco-style accordion breaks)
17th Apr '16 6:30:43 AM aye_amber
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* Ally Kerr's "The Sore Feet Song", the opening to ''Manga/{{Mushishi}}''.
* Kate Nash's "Shit Song," "Skeleton Song," and "Mansion Song".

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* Ally Kerr's "The Sore Feet Song", the opening to ''Manga/{{Mushishi}}''.
''Manga/{{Mushishi}}.''
* Kate Nash's "Shit Song," "Skeleton Song," and "Mansion Song".Song."



* 'Master Song' and 'The Stranger Song' by LeonardCohen

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* 'Master Song' and 'The Stranger Song' by LeonardCohenMusic/LeonardCohen.



* 'A Song for Departure and 'Autumn Song' by The ManicStreetPreachers
* [[QuicksandSucks 'Swamp Song']] by Music/{{Tool}}.

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* 'A Song for Departure and 'Autumn Song' by The ManicStreetPreachers
Music/ManicStreetPreachers
* [[QuicksandSucks 'Swamp Song']] "[[QuicksandSucks Swamp Song]]" by Music/{{Tool}}.



* 'Adam's Song' and 'The Party Song' by Blink-182.

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* 'Adam's Song' and 'The Party Song' by Blink-182.Music/Blink182.
18th Mar '16 6:12:36 AM Andyroid
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* The Aquabats - "Theme Song" and "Fight Song"

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* The Aquabats Music/TheAquabats - "Theme Song" and Song!", "Fight Song"Song!", and "Radiation Song!"



* "Radiation Song!" by ''Music/TheAquabats''
9th Mar '16 1:25:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* FleetFoxes - "Tiger Mountain Peasant Song"

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* FleetFoxes Music/FleetFoxes - "Tiger Mountain Peasant Song"
8th Mar '16 10:25:02 AM bt8257
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* Music/{{Supertramp}} - "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQfjIw3mivc The Logical Song]]".

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* Music/{{Supertramp}} - "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQfjIw3mivc com/watch?v=Mh3Kk5tZSmo The Logical Song]]".
22nd Feb '16 10:11:10 AM Andyroid
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* "Radiation Song!" by ''Music/TheAquabats''
4th Feb '16 4:08:46 PM Hossmeister
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** And the title tracks of Songs For The Deaf, "A Song For The Deaf" and "A Song For The Dead"

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** And the title tracks of Songs ''Songs For The Deaf, Deaf'', "A Song For The Deaf" and "A Song For The Dead"
4th Feb '16 3:48:59 PM Hossmeister
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* Queens of the Stone Age's "Another Love Song," "Lightning Song," and "Mosquito Song"

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* Queens of the Stone Age's Music/QueensOfTheStoneAge's "Another Love Song," "Lightning Song," and "Mosquito Song"Song" from ''Music/SongsForTheDeaf''
25th Jan '16 8:16:49 PM Zadia
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* Afghan Whigs - "The Slide Song"

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* Afghan Whigs Music/TheAfghanWhigs - "The Slide Song"
28th Nov '15 4:19:31 PM FF32
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* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] on ''SpongebobSquarepants'' once, with "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQlNrn90pdg The Campfire Song Song]]"

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* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] on ''SpongebobSquarepants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' once, with "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQlNrn90pdg The Campfire Song Song]]"
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