Thursday, October 4, 2012

Random Thoughts about Song Titles

I was listening to "Safety Dance" the other day and I had to remind myself that it was Men Without Hats that sing it, not Men at Work.  That got me thinking a little bit.  Wouldn't it make sense that Men at Work sing a song called "Safety Dance"?  I mean, when I think of the phrase 'men at work' I think of construction workers.  And what's the number one priority of construction workers?  Why, safety of course!  (Or as my camp directors are fond of saying, risk management.)  So it would be quite easy to mistake Men at Work as the singers of "Safety Dance".  But it's actually Men Without Hats.

I know what you're thinking now.  So what songs does Men at Work sing?  Well, one of their most popular songs is "Who Can it Be Now?".  That seems like a great question to ask when dealing with men without hats.  After all, if they had hats maybe you would know who they are.  But they don't, so you're left wondering who it could be now.  Therefore, it would make sense that Men Without Hats sing "Who Can it Be Now?"  But they sing "Safety Dance".  And Men at Work sing "Who Can it Be Now?"

These are just some random thoughts I had about song titles.  I hope you enjoyed it.

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