Well, one of those popped up for me today on my walk to work. It was Superman's Song by the Crash Test Dummies. For those you who don't know anything about Canada or 1990's, Superman's Song is a melodious musical comparison of the heroic merits of Superman and Tarzan. Obviously, Superman is deemed superior by the artists. Some of the arguments in favor of the Man of Steel include:
Clark Kent... now there was a real gent.
He would not be caught sittin' around in some jungle escape,
Dumb as an ape, doin' nothin'.
It's a damn good song. In addition to touting Superman's work ethic, this little ditty also hints at his benevolence, citing the fact that he chooses gainful employment over simply exploiting his massive power for financial benefit. It's a good point indeed. If you haven't heard this song... go download it.
But it got me thinking about other super-hero related songs. There are many songs that reference Superman: there's that Three Doors Down song about Kryptonite... that wimpy Five for Fighting Song about how super-heroes have feelings too... and let's not forget Jimmy Olsen's blues, a veritable rock 'n' roll Elseworld's tale in which Jimmy steals his best pal's girlfriend.
(Note: Jimmy wouldn't do that, of course, but I applaud the Spin Doctors for recognizing that in the orrery of 52 earths, there might somewhere be a Jimmy Olsen who would try to get with Lois and carry poisonous Kryptonite on his person)
I'll admit it... I have all those songs on my iPod. I went looking for other super-hero or comic book music on my little 60 gigabyte wonder... I don't remember downloading T-U-R-T-L-E Power or Ninja Rap, but here they are...
(And by the way... how did a Vanilla Ice song end up in my 'Hip-Hop' playlist? Smart Playlist my ass... curse you iTunes!)
In addition, I found a Beanie Siegel song called 'Feel It In the Air' where he repeats the line 'a spider's sense is tinglin' followed by this weird high pitched squeak, which I assume is intended to be the sound of a spider's sense as it... well... tingles. Anyway, my thirst for super-hero related music is far from quenched.
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