troperville

tools

toys


main index

Narrative

Genre

Media

Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
random
Green Eyed Monster: Music
  • The quote at the top of this page is provided by the amusing song "Jimmy Olsen's Blues" by the Spin Doctors from the early 1990's and featured the Daily Planet's favorite cub photographer lusting after Lois Lane and jealously grumbling about Superman. The song, despite being a catchy Ear Worm and a minor hit, actually didn't reflect the situation in the comics, where Jimmy didn't actually have any romantic interest in Lois and was famously known as "Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen." That being said, the song got Jimmy's name back into the pop culture mainstream, and for a while comic book artists actually drew Jimmy wearing a Spin Doctors t-shirt as a Shout-Out. Also, more than a decade and a half later in Superman: Birthright, the author added the detail of Jimmy having a bit of a crush on Lois.
  • This trope most often turns up in the case of love songs written for someone who is, well, already taken. Examples include:
  • Invoked by way of an Album Title Drop in R.E.M.'s song "Circus Envy":
    "Make way for monster jealousy"
  • The Killers' song MrBrightside has become a theme song for jealousy, and the name is frequentely used as alternative name for the Green Eyed Monster.
  • Narmiest one is "Envy" by Ash, the chorus of which goes "Envy, envy, ennnnnnnvy."
  • My Jealousy by Celebrate The Nun, which is about the protagonist being envious of the new boyfriend of the ex-girlfriend he still loves.
  • First by Lindsay Lohan invokes this.
  • The Seven Deadly Sins series by Vocaloid producer Akuno P aka Mothy. Envy's song is Tailor Shop on Enbizaka by Luka Megurine. She's shown to be a hard working tailor, constantly thinking about her "lovely person". This gets more twisted as the song goes on.
  • "Jessie's Girl" by Rick Springfield probably deserves mention here.
  • There is a song by Darren Criss that is creatively titled "Jealousy".
  • Cher Lloyd's "Want U Back" is about a girl who thought she was too good for her boyfriend and dumps him. Expecting him to be heartbroken, she's the one in the dumps when he bounces back and gets a new girlfriend. It is not a Green-Eyed Epiphany, she's jealous because the guy doesn't need her anymore.
  • Patty Loveless' "Jealous Bone" is about a woman who can't handle the thought of the one she loves with anyone else.
  • While the chorus of Lee Ann Womack's "I'll Think of a Reason Later" tries to paint what the narrator's feeling as Irrational Hatred, it's pretty obvious that the reason the narrator hates the new lady in the life of the man she loved is this trope through and through — she even mentions "having the slightest of a jealous bone" that tends to get larger when she sees him with her.
  • Beyoncé has a song called "Jealous" in her 2013 self-titled album.

Live-Action TVGreen-Eyed MonsterMythology & Religion

random
TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org.
Privacy Policy
7066
45