10 Popular Songs With Literary Roots

Books, movies, music… the media. They influence and mimic (and steal from) one another, resulting in a rich network of ideas and entertainment. At eNotes, we are unabashedly biased toward the written word (#BookNerdPride), and become giddy when books are the source of motion pictures or other modern cultural benchmarks. While bopping my head to some Lana…

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5 Hilarious High School “Music Videos”

Anything can happen when you give some teachers and their students jammin’ tunes and a camera. Check out some of our favorite funny high school “music videos.” 1. Teachers from Markham District High School in Markham, Ontario perform their own music video to Good Time by Owl City and Carly Rae Jepson.

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At the Intersection of Poetry and Music

Four adaptations of poems set to music: some tender, some bizarre, all personal homages to poems and their masters. Enjoy! “I’m Nobody! Who Are You?” by Emily Dickinson Composed by Israeli singer-songwriter Efrat Ben Zur. I’m nobody! Who are you? Are you nobody, too? Then there’s a pair of us — don’t tell! They’d banish…

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Olive, the Other Reindeer and Other Misunderstood Christmas Lyrics

Did you know that misunderstood lyrics have their own special word? They are called “mondegreens.” The neologism was coined in 1954 in the magazine Harper’s Bazaar when a woman named Sylvia Wright discovered, to her surprise, that the last line of a famous Scottish ballad was “and they laid him on the green”, and not, as she had always…

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