have you ever found yourself saying “damn, another song about superman” when you hear another song about superman? well, i have. it’s quite the recurring theme you know – the superman homepage is keeping a list of songs that mention superman, it’s … it’s long. there certainly aren’t that many songs about, say, batman, or spiderman, or wonder woman, but superman? it’s practically a genre.
i mean, consider this: i, a person with a little bandwidth and some time i should have spent doing something useful, have just amassed a collection of no fewer than
15 17 18 songs about superman, … and i don’t know why. i was poking around kazaa, and i had that casual passing thought about the superman songs again, and now i could almost fill a cd with them, and … i don’t even really like most of them. but that’s not the point, is it? i mean, i can make a cd of nothing but songs about superman with no intention of doing anything but saying “i have a cd of nothing but songs about superman”, and that would be perfectly normal, yes?
sigh. list follows, for the curious:
(wish i could fly like) superman – the kinks
superman’s song – crash test dummies
resignation superman – big head todd and the monsters
kryptonite – 3 doors down
jimmy olsen’s blues – spin doctors
superman – five for fighting
superman – the clique
superman – r.e.m.
waitin’ for a superman – the flaming lips
o superman – laurie anderson
ordinary superman – counting crows
where are you going (superman) live – dave matthews
superman – goldfinger
superman – eminem
superman lover – johnny guitar watson
superman can’t walk – good charlotte
superman’s dead – our lady peace
silver gun superman – stone temple pilots
sunshine superman – donovan
superman – bush