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I need songs with the name "Alex" (or Alexander) in the title.
December 26, 2005 6:31 AM   Subscribe

I need songs with the name "Alex" (or Alexander) in the title. The only one i can find is "Alex Chilton" by the Replacements

I am expecting a son (probably before the new year) and when my daughter (Allison) was born the first couple songs she heard out of the womb were songs with her name in the title, so i played "Alison"by Elvis Costello, "Allison" by the Pixies, and "Alisons Starting To Happen" by The Leomonheads. I would like to do the same for Alex, so I turn to my fellow MeFis for help.
posted by ShawnString to Media & Arts (19 answers total)
 
Have you done a search at AllMusic?
posted by fuzz at 6:35 AM on December 26, 2005


I just went to www.allmusic.com, changed the search criteria from "Artist" to "Song" using the dropdown, and typed in the word "Alex". There were at least 100 results. They cross genres dramatically - so you'll have to browse to see what you what your son to hear.

Congratulations, by the way.
posted by crapples at 6:46 AM on December 26, 2005


Alexander's Ragtime Band.

That's all I can think of off the top of my head.
posted by frykitty at 8:01 AM on December 26, 2005


The Pixies’ Alec Eiffel doesn’t exactly match your criteria, but does contain the line oh Alexander I see you beneath the archway of aerodynamics.
posted by misteraitch at 8:57 AM on December 26, 2005


Iron Maiden, Alexander The Great.
posted by Wolfdog at 9:40 AM on December 26, 2005


Iron Maiden Alexander the Great.
posted by willnot at 9:41 AM on December 26, 2005


Machito - Alex Mambo (no lyrics, though)
Caetano Veloso - Alexandre (in Portuguese. About Alexander the Great, starts with his birth--could be quite auspicious for your son)
posted by hydrophonic at 9:45 AM on December 26, 2005


This is not a suggestion, but if "Allison" by Elvis Costello was the first song I heard out of the womb that would be fantastic.
posted by travosaurus at 10:02 AM on December 26, 2005


I know your daughter is out of the womb now but Alison by Slowdive is a lovely song.
posted by ninebelow at 10:51 AM on December 26, 2005


Here's a few more, usable/appropriate or not. Also:

Die Toten Hosen - Hier Kommt Alex
The Scorpions - Alex Truntiagin
This Ascension - Alex Kidd
Damiano Fusco - Ballad for Alex

Arcade Fire's "Neighborhood #2 (Laika)" refers "Alexander, our older brother".
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 11:37 AM on December 26, 2005


"Alexander's Feast" is a magnificent masque or secular oratorio by George F. Handel, the 18th Century composer who wrote the famous "Messiah." It's a dozen or so songs and instrumental pieces strung together, and some of the music is as good as anything he ever wrote -- which means, as good any anything ever written by anybody.
posted by Faze at 12:24 PM on December 26, 2005


Allison, by Slowdive, isn't lovely. It's fucking sublime.
posted by docpops at 7:27 PM on December 26, 2005


Although I do not directly have an answer to give you, I do suggest you try the "Robots" at Tiny Mix Tapes. They can come up with some pretty amazing stuff sometimes.
posted by viachicago at 8:47 PM on December 26, 2005


Sekiden - Alexander
(About Alexander Graham Bell)

Spiderbait - Alex the Seal
(Although thats just a cover of "Our Lips are Sealed", but still cute. *high fives Lauren*)
posted by a. at 9:03 PM on December 26, 2005


Alex Aphrodisiac by Caterwaul.
posted by insomnia_lj at 4:42 AM on December 27, 2005


CDDB search for "Alex" in song title.
posted by youarenothere at 10:24 AM on December 27, 2005


Alexander's Ragtime Band. An oldie but goodie.
posted by KRS at 1:00 PM on December 27, 2005


Alexander Beetle by Melanie, she wrote it with A.A. Milne. Folksy cute little story, my siblings and I loved it as kids (my brother's middle name is Alexander).
posted by inky at 5:50 PM on December 27, 2005


A few more on the wikipedia
posted by grateful at 7:01 AM on December 28, 2005


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