if i go crazy will you still call me superman

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

*added*
sunshine superman – donovan
superman – bush

15 thoughts on “if i go crazy will you still call me superman

  1. i made a cool cover for it too. it’s a pretty cool collection, whether or not i have any intention of actually listening to it.

  2. Why collect anything? Cause collecting things are fun. Besides Kaaza is in danger of being closed down. The copyright lawsuit is out there right now. So Download all can and do it quick! I’m just saying.

  3. Ahem.

    SUNSHINE SUPERMAN (Version I)
    Donovan

    Sunshine came softly through my a-window today,
    Could’ve tripped out easy a-but I’ve a-changed my ways.
    It’ll take time, I know it but in a while
    You’re gonna be mine, I know it, we’ll do it in style,
    ‘Cause I made my mind up you’re going to be mine.

    I’ll tell you right now,
    Any trick in the book now, baby, all that I can find,
    Everybody’s hustlin’ just to have a little scene.
    When I say we’ll be cool I think that you know what I mean.
    We stood on a beach at sunset, do you remember when ?
    I know a beach where, baby, a-it never ends
    When you’ve made your mind up forever to be mine.

    Hmm, hmm, hmm, hmm, hmm
    I’ll pick up your hand and slowly blow your little mind,
    ‘Cause I made my mind up you’re going to be mine.
    I’ll tell you right now
    Any trick in the book now, baby, all that I can find.

    Superman or green lantern ain’t got a-nothin’ on me.
    I can make like a turtle and dive for your pearls in the sea, yeah!
    A you-you-you can just sit there a-thinking on your velvet throne
    ’bout all the rainbows a-you can a-have for your own,
    When you’ve made your mind up forever to be mine.
    I’ll pick up your hand and slowly blow your little mind
    When you’ve made your mind up forever to be mine.

    I’ll pick up your hand
    I’ll pick up your hand

    I mean, I know I’m older than you are, but how could you forget Donovan? 🙂

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