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    Named a song after themselves?

    In the thread about Manu Dibongo, someone called him one of the "few" to name a song after himself. I don't think it's all that rare, and now I want to put together a playlist of such songs.

    Off the top of my head I can only come up with:

    Beck's Bolero
    Buck's Boogie

    ...but I'm betting there's a lot more that I'm not thinking of (I seem to be stuck in the Bs )

    What can y'all come up with?
    Maka ki ecela tehani yanke lo!

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    Black Sabbath
    The Ballad of John & Yoko
    Hold on John
    "A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words."

    - Dr. Winston O'Boogie

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    Still in the B's, didn't Bo Diddley do a song called Bo Diddley?

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    "A Song for Jeffrey", "Jeffrey Goes to Leicester Square" and "For Michael Collins, Jeffrey and Me"

    These where all Songs about Jeffrey Hammond Hammond (before he joined Jethro Tull)

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    Freddie Mercury referenced himself in "Liar," and possibly another later song, idr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    Black Sabbath
    The Ballad of John & Yoko
    Hold on John
    For the record, I've heard the members of Black Sabbath say they came up with the song first, then they changed their name to Black Sabbath, after they found there was another band called Earth who'd already released a single.

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    Bad Company - Bad Company
    Bad Religion – Bad Religion
    Belle & Sebastian – Belle & Sebastian
    Damn Yankees - Damn Yankees
    Talk Talk - Talk Talk
    Icehouse – Icehouse
    Green Day - Green Day
    They Might Be Giants – They Might Be Giants
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    Jeff Beck - Jeff


    Nah... thats an album.

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    Iron Maiden from the s/t album
    Iced Earth - ditto
    Wilco - ditto

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    The Ballad of Mott the Hoople
    "And your little sister's immaculate virginity wings away on the bony shoulders of a young horse named George who stole surreptitiously into her geography revision."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sturgeon's Lawyer View Post
    In the thread about Manu Dibongo, someone called him one of the "few" to name a song after himself. I don't think it's all that rare, and now I want to put together a playlist of such songs.

    Off the top of my head I can only come up with:

    Beck's Bolero
    Buck's Boogie

    ...but I'm betting there's a lot more that I'm not thinking of (I seem to be stuck in the Bs )

    What can y'all come up with?
    Nick's Boogie.
    Bonzo's Montreux

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    Giant - Gentle Giant
    (theme from)The Monkees
    Ballad of John and Yoko- roughly fits the criteria
    Focus - Focus
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    OK, let's clarify: I'm talking about songwriters, not bands. But the "Ballad of John and Yoko" definitely counts since John wrote it.
    Maka ki ecela tehani yanke lo!

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    "Ballad of Mott the Hoople" mentions every band member by name in the lyrics. Except, humorously enough, for Ian Hunter, who refers to himself as follows: "Behind these shades, the visions fade, as I learn a thing or two."
    "And your little sister's immaculate virginity wings away on the bony shoulders of a young horse named George who stole surreptitiously into her geography revision."

    Occasional musical musings on https://darkelffile.blogspot.com/

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    Brian Eno: "The True Wheel"

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    Yes _ Open Your eYES

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    Not quite the title, but ... Wang Chung - "Everybody Wang Chung tonight."
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    Alright it’s a band but “Where but for Caravan would I”?

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    Neil Young - Buffalo Springfield Again (song)
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