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Happy Music Monday! Today's list of songs are songs about the very songs they are. That's right! We're gettin' meta up in here.. Case in point:

The Raspberries - Overnight Sensation (Hit Record)

 

See how easy it is? You write a song about why you're writing a song and then people understand, and it becomes a hit! Well, okay, this song didn't actually ever become a hit per se, but surely that was in the original plan. Just listen to the lyrics, he just wanted to hear the record!

We never meta song we didn't like. See you after the jump for four more!

Carly Simon - You're So Vain

 

This FM classic captured the hearts and minds of a generation who still, to this day, can't be 100% sure who this song is actually about. Just goes to show, doesn't it? When in doubt, go meta.

Jim Croce - I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song

 

A song… exactly like this one perhaps????? All signs point to yes. Unless he was secretly in love with Bad Bad Leroy Brown.

Robbie Fulks - Fountains Of Wayne Hotline

 

The first time I heard this song, I fell in love. Join in with the songwriter as he tries to complete the very song you're listening to in real time! All thanks to the talented team at the Fountains Of Wayne Hotline.

Public Image Limited - Public Image

 

It's rare that a song can be heard as a clear transition, but… well, here you go. Kicked out of the Sex Pistols, John Lydon sent a clear statement that people needed to forget his old image! But he did it in a song that was designed to remind everyone what that image actually was. He got his cake, and he got to eat it, and he got a MUCH better band, and he got a great song that's all about how you should be ashamed for listening to it. Pretty slick.

Let us also just remind you: some images come from the corresponding Wikipedia page and are here under fair use. See you next week.

jachim72


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Weird Al Yankovic: This Song's Just Six Words Long

MacPrince


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I've always wondered about the opening of Tessie by Dropkick Murphys.


Seems to imply that it's talking about another song called Tessie, but...?

donnyj226


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I felt obliged to include the song about the Perfect Country & Western Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkKn5HrKgHQ

cochrankevinm


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They Might Be Giants have a song which ends - "There’s only two songs in me and this is number three."

Woodpecker


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Loggins & Messina - Rock and Roll Mood

sellbuyer92


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rogermccoy


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"Your Song" by Elton John and possibly "Hook" by Blues Traveler.

More obscurely, "Grunge Song" by The Vestibules.

dougall


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Who is this Beautiful South song for?


Or how long will this Ned's atomic Dustbin song last for?

PocketBrain


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This is the song that doesn't end, yes, it goes on and my friend....

Also, Talkin' Seattle Grunge Rock Blues. Hey hey, my my, Rock-n-Roll will never die, so hang your hair down in your eyes, we'll make a million dollars.

strawhousepig


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Victims Family - Stupid - [NSFW]


NoFX - Please Play This Song On The Radio - [NSFW]

Doesn't get more about the song itself than that I think.

JosephPalreiro


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Strange, when I saw PIL I immediately went to "This Is Not A Love Song".

youtube.com/watch?v=9BGi8u8BtaA

miken927


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Pretty song about the song


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I Bet on Sky

CatCK


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Many artists have used the "this is the last song" theme.







bsmith1


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Tenacious D - Tribute

mossygreen


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Very late to the discussion, and surprised that no one has posted Elton John's This Song Has No Title

friedbanana


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