March 29, 2010 6:15 PM Subscribe
OddballPlaylistFilter: I'd like to make a playlist of songs that use a specific musical allusion -- the single repeating note doot-do-doot-doot-doot-do-doot
that represents "signal transmission." But I can only think of two examples.
posted by Balonious Assault to media & arts (38 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The only two songs I can think of that use it are Starman
and Wichita Lineman
, but surely there are more. I can't come up with a better way to search for them, so I turn to the hive mind for help. Thanks!
I'm not 100% sure that's the intent of that passage in Wichita Lineman, but it does seem that way to me. If you happen to know (or be) Jimmy Webb or Glen Campbell and would like to clarify, please feel free!