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Tuesday, March 01, 2011

What's In A Title?

Some Football League blogs like to devote their time to serious matters and the burning issues across the divisions.

However, we like to spend our time doing much less important things here at Soccer AM/MW -
every Sheffield Wednesday fan's favourite site.

When not posting deliberately antagonistic articles though, we're busy spending hours coming up with highly original titles for pieces.

Especially our Nobes, who never misses an opportunity to slip a popular culture reference into them.

So, in response to various queries about the titles on the site, here's a guide to some that have appeared on Soccer AM/MW.

A Beautiful New Day
These are words taken from the 1978 song Mr Blue Sky by the Electric Light Orchestra.

Everything Must Go

Everything Must Go is a 1996 song by Manic Street Preaches.

Come In Out Of The Rain
Come In Out Of The Rain is the name of a 1994 song by Wendy Moten.

Gandhi, Brandy, and a Waldorf Salad

The title refers to items all listed as comparisons to "the top" in the 1934 Cole Porter song You're The Top.

Destiny Calling
Destiny Calling is a 1998 song by James.

Mad World
Mad World is a 1982 song by Tears For Fears.

A Little Goes A Long Way
This is from a quote by
Allen Klein, former manager of The Rolling Stones, who stated that: "A little perspective, like a little humour, goes a long way."

More Than Words
More Than Words is a 1990 song by Extreme.

Don't Look Down
Don't Look Down is a 1985 song by Go West.

Three Is A Magic Number?
Three Is A Magic Number is a 1973 song first recorded by Bob Dorough.

Let's Get Physical
This is a line taken from the 1981 song Physical by Olivia Newton John.

Hero Takes A Fall
Hero Takes A Fall is a 1984 song by The Bangles.

I Can't Get Started
I Can't Get Started is a popular 1930s jazz song written by Ira Gershwin.

Everybody Hates Gary
A play on US sitcom Everybody Hates Chris.

Stuck In A League You Can't Get Out Of

A play on the 2001 song
Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of by U2.

The Great Escapees
A play on the title of the 1963 movie The Great Escape.

Like The Fox On The Run
This is a line from the 1968 song Fox On The Run by Manfred Mann.

Always On My Mind
Always On My Mind is a popular song made famous by Elvis Presley in 1972.

Trouble Brewing
Trouble Brewing is a 1939 movie starring George Formby.

Let Me Hear Your Trumpets Ringing Out
This is a play on the line "Let me hear your balalaikas ringing out," from the 1968 song Back In The U.S.S.R. by The Beatles.

Tired Of Hanging Around

Tired Of Hanging Around is a 2005 album by The Zutons.

The Devil and the AFC

This is a play on the saying: "The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea."

I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down
I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down is a 1980 song by Elvis Costello.

The Boyos Are Back In Town
This is a play on the 1976 song The Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy.

Tigers Tigers Turning Bright
This is a play on the line "Tyger Tyger Burning Bright" from the poem The Tyger by William Blake.

Howe To Lose Friends And Alienate People
How To Lose Friends And Alienate People is a 2008 movie starring Simon Pegg.

Moving On Up
Moving On Up is a 1993 song by M People.

Gimme A Break
Gimme A Break! is a 1980s US sitcom.

Please Stand Up
This is a line taken from the 2000 song The Real Slim Shady by Eminem.

Young, Gifted, Attack
This is a play on the 1970 song Young Gifted And Black by Bob & Marcia.

Made Some Mistakes, Had My Share Of The Breaks
This is a line from the 1978 song Run For Home by Lindisfarne.

It Ain't What You Do...
This is taken from It Ain't What You Do It's The Way That You Do It, a 1982 song by Bananarama and Fun Boy Three.

The Fixed Period
The Fixed Period is an 1882 novel by Anthony Trollope.

Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive
Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive is a 1940s song made famous by Bing Crosby.

Return Of The Mick
This is a play on Return Of The Mack, a 1995 song by Mark Morrison.

Separate Ways
Separate Ways is a 1973 album by Elvis Presley.

You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me
You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me is a 1973 song by The New Seekers.

Magic Moments
Magic Moments is a 1957 song sung by Perry Como.

You Spin Me Right Round
This is a line from the 1985 song You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) by Dead or Alive.

Wherever I Lay My Hat
Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home) is a 1986 song by Paul Young.

Ideal World
Ideal World is a 1987 song by The Christians.

Don't Ever Change
Don't Ever Change is a 1962 by The Crickets.

City Stickers
A play on the 1991 movie City Slickers.

Something Old Something New
Something Old Something New is a 1971 song by The Fantastics.

Give Me
Just A Little More Time
Give Me Just A Little More Time is a 1970 song by Chairmen Of The Board.

I Can't Make You Love Me

I Can't Make You Love Me is a 1997 song by George Michael.

Fleetwood Dreams Don't Stop Yet
This is a play on words involving
two songs recorded by Fleetwood Mac: Dreams and Don't Stop.

Something To Torq About
This is a play on Something To Talk About, a 2002 song by Badly Drawn Boy.

The Road To Hull
This is a play on the 1989 song The Road To Hell by Chris Rea.

Brief Encounter
Brief Encounter is a famous 1945 movie.

Every Loser Wins
Every Loser Wins is a 1986 song by Nick Berry.

All Or Nothing
All Or Nothing is a 1966 song by The Small Faces.

Dreams And Aspires
This is a play on "Dreaming Spires," a line taken from poet Matthew Arnold to describe the city of Oxford.

Can't Buy The Football League's Love

This is a play on the 1964 Beatles song Can't Buy Me Love.

Ever Changing Moods
My Ever Changing Moods is a 1984 song by The Style Council.

Paradise Lost?
Paradise Lost is a 1667 poem by John Milton.

Without A Trace
Without A Trace is a 2000s US TV drama.

Against All Odds
Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) is a 1984 song by Phil Collins.

The Crystal Malaise
This is a play on the The Crystal Maze, a 1990s UK TV gameshow.

He Fought The Laws And The Laws Won
This is a play on the line "I fought the law and the law won," from the 1988 song I Fought The Law by The Clash.

Seagulls Send Slade Far Far Away
Far Far Away is a 1974 song by Slade

Back To The Future?
Back To The Future is a series of movies starring Michael J Fox.

To Be Or Notts To Be
A play on the line "To be, or not to be," from William Shakespeare's Hamlet.

1 comment:

  1. Nobes, you're a mess. You've described Back to the Future as a series of 1980s movies, but Back to the Future: Part III was actually released in 1990. Screw this, I'm off to join Owlstalk instead.