I was sitting on the patio listening to the Replacements and thinking about words that start songs. [THIS IS NOT SCIENTIFIC, BUT MAY BE ACCURATE] There are some words that start a lot of songs. My goal is a large contribution by people who read this, so please add to the collective input. Let’s evaluate:
I’ve - I’ve got a Crush on You, I’ve Never Been to Me, I’ve Been Working on the Railroad, I’ve Been Everywhere
Don’t - Don’t Give Up, Don’t you do it, Don’t Let Me Down, Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me
Let or Let’s - Let it Rain, Let’s Hear it for the Boy, Let it Be, Let’s Get Together, Let Me Entertain You, Let’s Get it On (you get the idea)
Saturday - One More Saturday Night, Saturday In The Park, Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting, Saturday Night, On Saturday Afternoons In 1963
You - You Make Me Feel, You Don’t Miss Your Water, You Give Love a Bad Name, You
Radio – Radio Radio, Radio Song, Radio Gaga, Radio
Hey - Hey DJ, Hey Ya, Hey Joe, Hey Jude, Ho Hey
Be- Be Near Me, Be Good Johnny, Be My Number 2,
Star - Star Man, Star Girl, Stardust
Is there a reason why these are popular song titles? Statistical analysis? Probably. But, hey, we’ve got the internet, so let’s blow a lot of smoke and see what conclusions we can arrive (at).
**I’ve listed a few sample titles to indicate the amount of songs you can think of with this word in the title. It’s often based more on popularity than preference.