[PW] Appeal for Famous 21st Century/1990s Song Lyrics (Quotation Query #750)

John Henderson jhenderson at ithaca.edu
Sun Jun 12 06:50:17 PDT 2016


Robert Galbraith quoted heavily from Blue Oyster Cult in her latest novel, Career of Evil, including in the title. I'm not familiar enough with the band to know which of the lyrics found there might be from the nineties and later.

John Henderson
Ithaca College Library 

> On Jun 11, 2016, at 11:34 AM, "Shapiro, Fred" <fred.shapiro at yale.edu> wrote:
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> Thanks to everyone, including Barbara, who has responded so far to my query.  With regard to Barbara's response, I wish that songs like "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright" and "Ohio" and the others dated from the 21st century/1990s; I would have paid more attention to popular music of the last quarter century if that were true.  I think, however, that Barbara's dating is just a tiny bit off for all of these.
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> Fred Shapiro
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> Subject: Re: [PW] Appeal for Famous 21st Century/1990s Song Lyrics (Quotation Query #750)
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> "Don't think twice, it's alright"
> "We shall overcome"
> "We can change the world"
> "This summer I hear the drummin', 4 dead in Ohio"
> "Beat it!"
> "C'mon people now, smile on your brother, everybody get together, try to
> love one another right now"
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> On Fri, Jun 10, 2016 at 5:29 PM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu>
> wrote:
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>> 
>> I am currently working on the second edition of the Yale Book of
>> Quotations.  I would welcome any suggestions of famous lyrics from popular
>> music (hip hop, rock, pop, r&b, country, Broadway shows, etc.) of the 21st
>> century or 1990s.  "Famous lyrics" can include not only longer passages but
>> also short sayings or phrases that have "passed into the language" or
>> become catchphrases or memes.
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>> Fred Shapiro
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