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What is the meaning behind *THE NAME* of "Bohemian Rhapsody"?

"Bohemian" in the title doesn't refer to the region in the Czech Republic, but rather to what is known as the the bohemian lifestyle. Bohemianism is the practice of an unconventional lifestyle, ...
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Bands With Eponymous Album and Song

The first answer I can think of is Iron Maiden's Iron Maiden in the album Iron Maiden in 1980 so after Black Sabbath in 1970.
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What is the 'Slight Return' In Voodoo Child referring to?

On the album Electric Ladyland, there's a track called Voodoo Child, around 15 minutes long. There's a sort of reprise later, called Voodoo Child (Slight Return), which is far shorter, at around 5 ...
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What does "clean" mean at the end of the title of an instrumental jazz song on Amazon Music?

According to a discussion here, these are probably censored versions of the songs. EDIT: Answer from the Amazon support : The Clean version you see next to some of the Music titles means that the ...
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Bands With Eponymous Album and Song

Bad Company did the same on their 1974 eponymous album. Can’t think of any others at the moment.... ...After looking through my music a second time, I found a few ‘almosts’: Gentle Giant has a song ...
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What does "clean" mean at the end of the title of an instrumental jazz song on Amazon Music?

Hypothetically, and without doing a careful listen to the album... It's not unusual for music recordings to pick up studio chatter or other unplanned voices. For example, the Kingsmen's classic ...
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Bands With Eponymous Album and Song

One such example is Motörhead (though the song title is sometimes written without an Umlaut.)
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Knife Party - Destroy Them With.. Lasers or Lazers?

Knife Partys official YouTube channel lists the song name as "Destroy Them With Lazers" making Last.FM the correct spelling.
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Weather Report song title "Dara Factor One" – What is “Dara Factor”?

This detailed website Weather Report: the annotated discography describes the two Dara songs like this - both quotes are from Brian Glasser's "In a Silent Way" (shortened to IASW below), Sanctuary ...
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Different artists - same song titles?

This has to be coincidence. Both titles "This Love" and "Daylight" are very generic titles. There are probably dozens of songs with each of these titles.
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Why is "Für Elise" called "La Lettre à Elise" in French?

When Ludwig Nohl discovered "Für Elise" he included the work in his 1867 publication "New Beethoven Letters" (Neue Briefe Beethovens) (pages 28-33). "Für Elise" merely ...
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Weather Report song title "Dara Factor One" – What is “Dara Factor”?

Great News --- Obtained the answer from (Weather Report drummer) Peter Erskine himself ---- “Dara” was a made-up word for something in the band, I don’t remember what exactly … Jaco, and then Joe, ...
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Bands With Eponymous Album and Song

The closing track ‘The Good, the Bad & the Queen’, on the 2007 album ‘The Good, the Bad & the Queen’ by Damon Albarn led supergroup ‘The Good, the Bad & the Queen’. Wikipedia
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Bands With Eponymous Album and Song

You know the three obvious ones: Bad Company, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden I've been at this question for a long time. I often ask it around parties, camp fires, or when people look bored. Another four ...
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Bands With Eponymous Album and Song

I know of Valkeat, a folk metal band from Finland. They released their debut album, named Valkeat, in 2017 and one of the songs in this album is called Valkeat.
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What does "High C's" by Two Steps From Hell have to do with the ocean?

I can't make out the lyrics but the beginning riff is a hornpipe melody. The hornpipe is a country dance that is danced on a single spot, excellent style of dance for sailors looking for recreation. ...
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Different artists - same song titles?

Common words and phrases --as well as less common ones that are particularly poetic, clever or evocative --frequently repeat as song names, typically because the songwriters came up with the same ...
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Traditional(?) Italian(?) accordion instrumental waltz

This is the opening and ending theme of "بچه‌های مدرسه والت" / "Bachehaye Madrese Walt" ("Walt School Kids"), formerly titled "مدرسه عشق: قصهٔ دل" ("School ...
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Why are musicians so obsessed with rivers?

It's not just musicians (or songwriters) but all English literature. But not as much as we have been in the past. Looks like river became very popular around 1750. https://books.google.com/ngrams/...
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INDK - Livin with even LES; what does LES stand for

The band is from New York and more precisely from the Lower East Side of Manhattan. This song says: Today - the Lower East Side is yuppified with fat cats and their poor folk hide It's also a pun,...
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Bands With Eponymous Album and Song

Also in 1970 Dutch prog band Focus released their debut studio album 'In and Out of Focus' (earlier released as 'Focus Plays Focus'), the first and last tracks of which were instrumental and vocal ...
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Sugarhill Gang - Apache (Jump on it) - real title?

The original song "Apache" was an instrumental, inspired by the film of the same title. A cover version by the Incredible Bongo Band became part of the foundational sound of hip hop after being ...
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Rap songs not having featured artist in title

This is a question that, in my point of view cannot be answered with hard facts, the reason behind the song-name is in the hands of the artist(s) and no artists are the same and all artists have their ...
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What is the meaning of (Paean) in the title of Ed Sheeran's "How Would You Feel (Paean)"?

It's just to label it. It is just personal choice of whether to use it or not. Usually people do not put these labels at the end of the song but you can if you want to. People also sometimes use ...
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What does "Square-O" mean?

There's a rondeau by Henry Purcell (ZT684), originally for the play Abdelazer, that was printed in some harpsichord collections with the title "Round-O". "Square-O" is probably a pun on that.
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What does "Square-O" mean?

There are two answers to this question, whenever it is asked about any piece of art, be it music, sculpture, a novel, or whatever. 1) It means what it means to you. 2) It means what the author had in ...
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Can someone help me to find this song? Background music of “Lipstick Prince” korean show

Here it is!: It seems to be translated to 'Creating Love'. It seems to be a soundtrack for something in Korean, I assume from the TV show. I do not read nor speak Korean, so there is not much more ...
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Giant Steps are what you take…

Tempo-wise, definitely no. Rhythm-wise, no. Raggae-ish skank versus jazz bop. Hamony-wise, very different. Walking on the moon is pretty simple, the verses just alternate Dm C, Giant Steps is famous ...
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Bands With Eponymous Album and Song

Sometimes is the middle that is different. Popular once upon a time famous album The First of a Million Kisses by Fairground Attraction features the track Fairground Attraction.
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