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12th-Feb-2012 06:13 pm
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So from [personal profile] thingswithwings and [personal profile] runpunkrun there is this nonsense: list all the songs whose lyrics or titles you've used for fic titles.

DANGEROUS.

I'm doing this because I've always wanted to make an exhaustive list of this type; it's just that I'm pretty sure it's going to being an exhausting list. BUT WHATEVER HERE WE GO.



Brown Derby Jump (Cherry Poppin' Daddies - Brown Derby Jump) - XMFC
Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk (Rufus Wainwright - Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk) - XMFC
Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me (Duke Ellington, Etta James, etc. - Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me) - XMFC
Just Keep Watch (REM - You) - XMFC
The Missing Years (Cheating here- this is the name of a John Prine album) - XMFC
Beautiful as Southern Skies (Paul Simon - Train in the Distance) - SGA
Desperation Song (Carbon Leaf - Desperation Song, part titles are lyrics) - XMFC
Find You In a Crowded Room (Everclear - Like a California King) - The Usual Suspects
sparkle and fade (Everclear - Summerland, also an album title) - XMFC
spinning in his grip (Massive Attack - Paradise Circus) - XMFC
The Days of Miracle and Wonder (Paul Simon - The Boy in the Bubble) - SGA
No Matter Which Route Home We Take (Joni Mitchell - Don Juan's Reckless Daughter) - SGA

In The Goddamned Genderswap (SGA):
Fever High, Get Down and Crawl, Like a Beggar for Its Touch (Paul Simon - Love)
Another Notch In My Lipstick Case (Pat Benatar - Hit Me with Your Best Shot)
Dazzling Blue (Paul Simon - Dazzling Blue)
Past the Last Exit (The Mountain Goats - No Children)
Rewind That Back (MC Frontalot - Rewind)
Ain't No One Else Around (TV on the Radio - Wear You Out)
Sleepwalk Dance (Everclear - Santa Monica)
Seven Hours and Fifteen Days (Sinéad O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U)
An Island in the Setting Sun (Paul Simon - Proof)
No Good At Being Alone (Jason Robert Brown - I Could Be in Love With Someone Like You)
Nothing Like the Brain (Young Frankenstein (musical) - The Brain)
Boat Drinks (Jimmy Buffett - Boat Drinks)

In born this way (SGA), all the parts have Lady Gaga titles, but TBH I've lost track of what comes from what song entirely.

the key that got lost (Tom Waits - Bad As Me) - Metalocalypse
stand quite still and quietly melt down (She Wants Revenge - Someone Must Get Hurt) - XMFC
wanna take a ride on your disco stick (Lady Gaga - Love Game) - XMFC
start me up and watch me go (Rihanna, Weep - Shut Up and Drive) - SGA
you'll be dumb with wonderment (Moulin Rouge - Spectacular, Spectacular) - SGA
twenty-five 'til nine (Tom Waits - Heartattack and Vine) - Inception
Safe From Harm (Massive Attack - Safe From Harm) - Metalocalypse
love has its own demands (TV on the Radio - Will Do) - Metalocalypse
I've got skills I can't speak of (Massive Attack - Flat of the Blade) - SGA
you tacky thing (David Bowie - Rebel Rebel) - SGA
doubled up inside (Portishead - Wandering Star) - SGA
always crashing in the same car (David Bowie - Always Crashing in the Same Car) - SGA
you're happy when I'm on my knees (The Clash - Should I Stay or Should I Go) - SGA
gonna do it on purpose (Fiona Apple - Mistake) - Venture Bros./BSG
perfectly normal at night (Keller Williams - Freaker by the Speaker) - Inception(/Blake's 7)
really good mistakes (Sara Bareilles - Undertow) - Inception
why twice you ran away (Crosby, Stills, and Nash - Southern Cross) - Inception
they would not like the way we live and We Are Shaking Shadows (Everclear - Misery Whip) - Inception and SGA, respectively
better knock me down (Josh Kelley - Cain and Able) - Inception
tonight I'm a hurricane (David Lee Murphy - Out with a Bang) - Inception
it's a fine day (Paul Simon - She Moves On) - Inception
that devil that you don't know (Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen - Got to Be More Careful) - SGA
And He's Okay (Monty Python - The Lumberjack Song) - Mythbusters
Lover's Day (TV on the Radio - Lover's Day) - SGA
And Put Some Flowers Round My Room and you're a mean old daddy, but I like you (Joni Mitchell - Carey) - Mythbusters and House, respectively
ambulance (TV on the Radio - Ambulance, part titles are lyrics) - SGA/Iron Man
Oh, What a Relief It Is (I can't believe/love the fact that I named a story after an Alka-Seltzer commercial.) - Mythbusters
and if you don't expect too much from me (Gin Blossoms - Hey Jealousy) - SGA
yesterday is right behind me like a loaded gun (Bree Sharp - Faster, Faster) - BSG/Blake's 7
I should, I wish I could (OK Go - A Million Ways) - SGA
big strong tower (KT Tunstall - Suddenly I See) - SGA
You're All I Ever Wanted (But I'm Terrified of You) (OutKast - Dracula's Wedding) - SGA
Deep Water (Portishead - Deep Water) - SGA
But I Have To Charge (Kelis - Milkshake) - SGA/BSG
With Syle and With Grace (James Taylor - Hangnail, and this is, uh, apparently a misquote) - SGA
A Walk on the Slippery Rocks (Edie Brickell - What I Am) - SGA
rise or fall (Yoko Kanno and Origa - Rise) - BSG/SG-1
dye my eyes and call me pretty (James - Laid) - NCIS
Never Entirely Clear (Joni Mitchell - Come In From The Cold) - SGA
We Were Doubly Blessed (Meat Loaf - Paradise by the Dashboard Light) - SGA
Vanilla Almond Swirl (Jim's Big Ego - Little Miss Communication) - SG-1
House of the Rising Sun (Traditional, The Animals, etc - The House of the Rising Sun, part titles are lyrics) - SGA
bigger, better (if you could only get there) (Sara Bareilles - Vegas) - Phoenix Wright
All I Wanna Do Is (MIA - Paper Planes, part titles are lyrics) - SGA
But It's the Pelvic Thrust (Rocky Horror Picture Show - Time Warp) - SGA
The Same Release (Joni Mitchell - People's Parties) - SGA/House
The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady (Charlie Mingus - The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady, cheating again, this is an album title) - House
Find the Time (Dr. Horrible - Freeze Ray) - Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog
I'll Come Meet Your Plane (Joni Mitchell - See You Sometime) - Phoenix Wright

In The Rhythm of the Saints (House), everything is Paul Simon:
The Rhythm of the Saints - The Rhythm of the Saints (song/album)
Heaven's Only Daughter - Spirit Voices
My Father's Old Coat - How Can You Live In the Northeast
The Roots of Rhythm Remain - Under African Skies (this one has lyrics for all the second titles, but for fuck's sake, it's 20k words, I don't have that kind of time)

Sin To See Her Again (Puscifer - REV 22:20) - Hellsing)
Declare Ye, Tell This (Kenneth Jennings - With a Voice of Singing) - House
An Open Page (The Police - Don't Stand So Close To Me) - House
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight (Bob Dylan - I'll Be Your Baby Tonight) - House
Teach My Feet To Fly (Joni Mitchell - River) - Harry Potter
Prend Garde à Toi (Carmen - Habanera) - Superman Returns

In The Late Spike Spiegel Blues (Cowboy Bebop), title is a play on The Late John Garfield Blues by John Prine, and chapter titles are:
Etta James - A Sunday Kind of Love
?? - No Turning Back (I know this is a song, but I think I just googled for it)
Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, etc - Dream a Little Dream of Me
Jelly Roll Morton - Dead Man Blues
Irving Berlin - What'll I Do
The Kinks - Love Me Till the Sun Shines
Dr. John - Right Place, Wrong Time
Portishead - It Could Be Sweet

Landslide (Fleetwood Mac - Landslide) - Cowboy Bebop
I've Got a Little List (Gilbert and Sullivan - I've Got a Little List) - Harry Potter
And finally- and this is my favorite - Soon, and Very Soon (Harry Potter), which no one has ever recognized but [personal profile] coffeesuperhero. I will leave you to it.

ETA: Damn! Missed two.
Christmas in Prison (John Prine - Christmas in Prison) - Askewniverse
Not About Heidegger, but Wine (Rent - Santa Fe) - Cowboy Bebop


Jesus fuck that's a lot. BUT WHATEVER I HAVE DONE IT. I should go back and note all the ones I've ripped off from books, poetry, etc. I feel like it would be shorter, but still vaguely embarrassing.

ETA: GOD TWENTY MINUTES LATER I AM STILL FINDING THINGS I SCREWED UP

Son of ETA: So I went back and also did the book titles/references to things list, leaving out stock phrases, etc., but leaving in plays on titles.



The Idle Pleasures of These Days (Shakespeare - Richard III) - Iron Man/Richard III (1995)
The Seahorse Effect (quote from Exiles 54) - Exiles/XMFC
Go the Fuck to Sleep (self explanatory) - XMFC
Tomorrow We Die (Biblical) - Metalocalypse
Amy's Cruelty (Elizabeth Barrett Browning) - Doctor Who
knowing, not knowing, pretending, the bed of want, and I have known the eyes already (Samuel Beckett - Cascando, and it surprises me not a bit that I've used this multiple times) - SGA, SGA, SG-1
Franziska in Furs and Mars in Denim (Sacher-Masoch - Venus in Furs) - Phoenix Wright, House
so say we all (BSG) - BSG/Inception
A Supposedly Fun Thing Adam Will Never Do Again (David Foster Wallace - A Supposedly Fun Thing I Will Never Do Again) - Mythbusters
The Ethical Life (W.H. Auden - September 1, 1939) - SGA
The Book of Changes (I-Ching) - Firefly
Marie of Romania (Dorothy Parker - Comment) - SG-1
And Don't Trip Over the Furniture (Noel Coward) - SGA
Measure for Measure (Shakespeare)
Good to Be the King (History of the World, Part 1, and fuck 'em if they can't take a joke) - Smallville
How the World Was Made (Cherokee folklore, as recorded by James Mooney) - Firefly
Thirteen for Luck (Agatha Christie) - House
The Living Ones (Christopher Rice - The Snow Garden) - DCU
A Bit of House and Laurie (A Bit of Fry and Laurie) - House
Gregory House and the Nosy Ducklings (a la Harry Potter) - House/Harry Potter
The Hollow Men (TS Eliot - The Hollow Men) - Firefly
The Best Laid Plans (Robert Burns misquote) - House
Faster Than a Speeding Bullet (duh) - DCU
The Four Forms of Magic (oh for fuck's sake, who is this, when I search it I get me. Evans-Pritchard, I'm pretty sure.) - Harry Potter
Or, If They Do, Deride (John Donne - The Undertaking) - Hellsing
Master of What Is Mine Own (Shakespeare - Taming of the Shrew) - Hellsing
Strange as News from Bree (Tolkien - Lord of the Rings) - Lord of the Rings
Dark As Hell, Black As Night (Shakespeare - Sonnet 147, and fuck yeah, got that without looking it up) - Harry Potter
And the worst story I have ever written has LOADS AND LOADS of VERY PRETENTIOUS literary references. But again. You can look it up for yourself.

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