By way of Slate.com, a list of 169 Song Titles with Parentheticals (In Order of Parenthetical Charm). I never understood why songs have parenthesis in them–why call it “Pride (In the Name of Love)” instead of “Pride, In the Name of Love” or “Pride – In the Name of Love” or even “Pride in the Name of Love” ?
Check it out; how many of the songs have you heard before? I’m familiar with numbers (with embedded YT links so you can refresh your aural memory):
I wonder if Jolie Kerr would consider writing an entry about songs that end with the fade-to-silence.
Detour: I set a goal to refrain from making media purchases until the start of football season. I’ve been good for nearly four weeks, but in gathering links to the above numbers, I stumbled across Sara Bareilles. Now I finally know who sings this song about not writing you a love song–she is so lovely! I wish the entire video were just of her singing into the camera.
Before I set this no-purchase goal, I had already decided on a book for June and the season 4 of Everwood on DVD for August. And now…mmm, the temptation to have Sara’s album be an exception calls out to me with the sweet chimes of promised contentedness. Qu’est-ce que je dois faire?
I could add it to my Amazon wishlist. Ou…