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Love Songs, Not - A Challenge

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Love Songs, Not - A Challenge

Maybe that should be Not Love Songs - A Challange?
Just having a discussion when my mother stated something about a song being a love song. I asked her if she could name any songs that are not about love in some way - unrequited love, lost love, new love, and so on... Nothing came to mind so eaither us in the last few minutes.
It got me thinking...
How easy is it to name 10 popular songs not about love? They must be have had decent airplay (radio/Tv) over the last 45/50 years.
Maybe it's an easy challenge?
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Re: Love Songs, Not - A Challenge

How about these - not too difficult.
Madness - Driving in my Car
Pink Floyd - Money
Siouxie and the Banshees - Cities in Dust
The Velvet Underground - Waiting for my Man
Motorhead - Ace of Spades
Iron Maiden - Run to the Hills
The Cure - Lullaby
Paul Hardcastle - Nineteen
Bernard Cribbens - Hole in the Ground
The Who - Pinball Wizard
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Re: Love Songs, Not - A Challenge

janis joplin - mercedes benz.
all my brain's up to just now.
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Part of the Union - Strawbs
Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits
Sloop John B - Beach Boys
Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple
In the Army Now - Status Quo
Space Oddity - David Bowie
...came to mind fairly readily, but struggling now. There must be loads more.
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firestarter - prodigy
unbelievable - emf
move any mountain - shamen
we are sailing - rod stewart
let me entertain you - robbie williams
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Re: Love Songs, Not - A Challenge

I tend to think that Unbelievable, Move Any Mountain, Sailing & Let Me Entertain You are love songs.
Also Space Oddity - but you may differ  Cheesy

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Re: Love Songs, Not - A Challenge

Hmm.
American Pie - Don McLean.
I don't like Mondays - Boomtown Rats.
Can't think of any more at the minute.
My memory is going Grin
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Thrasher - Neil Young
Needle and the damage done - Neil Young
Road to Hell - Chris Rea
Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
Hurricane - Bob Dylan
Night Moves - Bob Seger
Streets of Philadelphia - Bruce Springsteen
Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits
The Killing of Georgie - Rod Stewart
Amused to Death - Roger Waters
Mandella Day - Simple Minds
My Generation - The Who
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Re: Love Songs, Not - A Challenge

Quote from: Mav
How easy is it to name 10 popular songs not about love? They must be have had decent airplay (radio/Tv) over the last 45/50 years.

Anarchy in the UK - Sex Pistols
Pretty Vacant - Sex Pistols
Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
Public Image - PIL
Rise - PIL
At the Edge - Stiff Little Fingers
London Calling - The Clash
Tommy Gun  - The Clash
Gangsters - The Specials
Too Much Too Young - The Specials
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run to the hills - iron maiden
eye of the tiger - ?
trouble in the forest - ?
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run to the hills - iron maiden

Sorry, can't have that one! See my post  Cheesy
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Re: Love Songs, Not - A Challenge

consider it sent to /dev/null.  i hadn't read all the entries.
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but you may differ  Cheesy

Indeed, but as OP I'll let you over rule. Tongue
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