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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Film stars in song lyrics

David Bowie's (Iggy Pop's) China Girl came on the radio today and the reference in it to Marlon Brando got me thinking of all the other songs that reference movie stars. In a short while, I came up with: -
Montgomery Clift -The Clash
John Wayne is Big Leggy - Hayzee Fantayzee
That don't impress me much - Shania Twain (Brad Pitt)
Candle in the Wind - Elton John (Marilyn Monroe)
"She looks like Eve Marie Saint in On the Waterfront" - Lloyd Cole and ther Commotions (don't know the name of the song)
Robert de Niro's waiting - Bananarama
Bette Davis eyes - Kim Carne
Key Largo - dunno who sung it (Bogie and Bacall)
That Matt Damon song


  1. I LOVE Lloyd Cole and the Commotions! I've got their greatest hits on cd/iTunes.

    You missed my sonnet for Marlon Brando last week, didn't you?

  2. P.S. Does, "The Friends of Mr. Cairo" count?

  3. Oh Peter, why did I come here? I'll be thinking about this all night now.

  4. Huuah! One cup of tea and cigarette break, and got "Rock On" by David Essex (Jimmy Dean), Toto's "Rosanna" (Rosanna Arquette, I think) and the man has got Bauhaus with "Bela Lugosi's Dead". I can sleep now. Or later.

  5. Hayzee Fantayzee, now there's a one hit wonder from the past!

  6. ooh wee ooh I look just like Buddy Holly, uh oh and you're mary tyler moore

    I feel like de niro in taxi driver with jodie foster and harvey keitel

  7. whatever happened to corey haim

  8. Hi Kat, yes Lloyd Coyle, such a happy, feelgood group. Sadly I've no idea what Friends of Mr Cairo is.
    Well done Titus with Rock On and Bela Lugosi. Never knew Rosanna was Rosamnna Arquette!
    Hi TFE - Yes, I'm thinking of starting a petition to bring HF back.
    Words a Day - about a film star (Beatty isn't it?)but doesn't actually mention him by name. I'll have to ask the adjudicator if I can accept.
    Adjudicator says no, sorry.
    Niamh B - Mary Tyler Moore made a couple of films, I suppose, so I can accept it.
    Corey Haim, yes. Great actor. He died this year.