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Songs which mention websites

GUEST 20 Dec 11 - 01:39 PM
Jack Campin 20 Dec 11 - 02:12 PM
Sugwash 20 Dec 11 - 04:21 PM
McGrath of Harlow 21 Dec 11 - 01:57 PM
Reinhard 21 Dec 11 - 02:35 PM
GUEST 24 Dec 11 - 02:26 PM
Bev and Jerry 24 Dec 11 - 08:04 PM
Jack Campin 24 Dec 11 - 08:51 PM
Bev and Jerry 24 Dec 11 - 09:53 PM
Bruce from Bathurst 24 Dec 11 - 11:26 PM
Joe Offer 25 Dec 11 - 05:48 AM
GUEST 25 Dec 11 - 06:20 AM
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Bev and Jerry 25 Dec 11 - 11:36 PM
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Subject: Songs which mention websites
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Dec 11 - 01:39 PM

Does anyone know of any songs which mention the name and/or the URLs of a website? (as in the form "mywebsite.com" or "www.mywebsite.com", although this could be the website of an organisation, company, etc)? I have tried a couple of times Googling for "Songs with URLs", "Songs which mention websites", etc, but have not come up with any "Hits."

The reason I am interested, is that I have written a song which mentions the URL of a website (leaving out the "www." bit at the beginning) at the end of the song, and want to know if it is a "World First". Even if not it would be interesting to know if there are any others and what year it/they appeared. The song referred to above however is not likely to be be published (though the words and tune are original) as it refers to a somewhat specialist subject (Butterflies) and has only been performed publicly once to a group of people with an interest in these.

If anyone reading this knows of any example please reply here, ideally quoting the name and composer of the song, and what country it refers to (e.g. U.S.A, U.K, etc).

Given the large number of people writing and publishing songs (which the Internet has probably made a lot easier) and the fact that many millions of people throughout the world have had access to the Internet during the last 20 years or so, it is certainly surprising that at best there are presumably very few proper songs which even mention the Internet (although presumably someone may have referred to on-line dating, social networking sites, etc)

I am about to partially answer my own question in that I have just remembered that on UK television there is currently an advert for moonpig.com (who make greeting cards, etc) which ends with the website moonpig.com being mentioned as part of an Advertising Jingle. There is also the (to me annoying) advert for "Go Compare" (to the tune of "Over There", I think) sung by a professional Welsh singer, whose names escapes me (I wish the words would also) although I don't think it mentions gocompare.com). However I don't think advertising Jingles really count as songs, or even music!


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Subject: RE: Songs which mention websites
From: Jack Campin
Date: 20 Dec 11 - 02:12 PM

"Youtube dot com"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxkuYeERt1c


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Subject: RE: Songs which mention websites
From: Sugwash
Date: 20 Dec 11 - 04:21 PM

Mentions the session.com in one of the verses. Clicky


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Subject: RE: Songs which mention websites
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 21 Dec 11 - 01:57 PM

There've been a few about the Mudcat. Here's a link to one I wrote - the Blue Clicky Thing


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Subject: RE: Songs which mention websites
From: Reinhard
Date: 21 Dec 11 - 02:35 PM

ancient mariner.com in 2001 on Les Barker's CD Arovertherapy.


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Subject: RE: Songs which mention websites
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Dec 11 - 02:26 PM

Does the 2001 Les Barker CD mention www.ancientmariner.com as an actual website, i.e. the exact same website http://ancientmariner.com/

Clearly mine is not the first song to mention an actual URL although it seems there may not be too many others (if there are others not mentioned above, I would be interested).


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Subject: RE: Songs which mention websites
From: Bev and Jerry
Date: 24 Dec 11 - 08:04 PM

Well, we posted this one in another thread recently. It mentions a number of websites but only one actual URL: Snopes.com. We wrote it in 2006.

Also, there's another one we wrote in 2006 entitled, "Ebay" but it doesn't actually contain the URL. If you want the lyrics just ask and we'll post them.

Finally there's this one which we wrote way back in 1996. It has a URL in the first verse but it's a fictitious one.

chorus:
   Internet to glory, oh what joy divine
   I can feel the data moving on the line
   Built by God the Father, are you hooked up yet?
   You can talk to Jesus on the royal internet

1. God is never busy, reach him in a flash
   U - R - L - H - T - T - P colon double slash
   W - W - W, dot L - O - R - D
   Dot E - T - E - R - N - I - T - Y dot N - E - T

2. Fail to get an answer? Satan's crossed the wire
   Brought you to temptation, made you play with fire
   You must stop your surfing, go to God direct
   And you'll get your answer on the royal internet

3. There will be some charges, you must pay the fee
   To ATT or AOL, salvation's never free
   Once you've paid your money you will see the light
   When you point your browser to the Lord's own holy site

4. Satan and his helpers cannot get control
   Of this line to glory anchored in the soul
   Stay on the straight and narrow - do not turn aside
   Right through your compuer you'll be "cybersanctified"

Tune: Royal Telephone


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Subject: RE: Songs which mention websites
From: Jack Campin
Date: 24 Dec 11 - 08:51 PM

On trying that URL, I get a blank page. Looking at the source, you see for eternity.net both:

This domain is under construction

and:

Thank you for visiting eternity.net (the "Web Site") and reviewing our Privacy Policy. Your privacy is important to us, and our policy is simple: we will collect no personally identifiable information about you when you visit the Web Site unless you choose to provide that information. This Privacy Policy does not describe information collection practices on other sites, including those linked to or from the Web Site.

And near the end of the page you see:

http://directnic.voodoo.com/js/vdc.js?domain=eternity.net

I am not at all sure what the theological implications of all that might be. A very lazy voodoo deity who can't be bothered to create eternity just yet but promises to keep your prayers confidential in the meanwhile?


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Subject: RE: Songs which mention websites
From: Bev and Jerry
Date: 24 Dec 11 - 09:53 PM

Gosh, all we tried to do was have a little fun by writing a parody. Didn't expect it to have theological implications!

Bev and Jerry


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Subject: RE: Songs which mention websites
From: Bruce from Bathurst
Date: 24 Dec 11 - 11:26 PM

Call me call me Ishmael
This is what you do
You find me on the internet
At "M"-dick-dot-"E-D-U"

That's the final chorus from 'Moby Dick' by Mark Graham. It's here in the database.

Bruce


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Subject: RE: Songs which mention websites
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 Dec 11 - 05:48 AM

Damn. I knew somebody I know had written a song with an URL. It's been floating around in my head all afternoon, but not quite enough of it for me to remember. I thought maybe it was Noel Paul Stookey's Virtual Party, but I looked that one up and it had no URL in it. I've heard Bev and Jerry Sing "Internet to Glory" a number of times. I should have remembered that. That's not the song you sang at my wedding, was it?

-Joe-

Joe, that was naughty - SLAP!


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Subject: RE: Songs which mention websites
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Dec 11 - 06:20 AM

Google Barabajagal (Love Is Hot) by Donovan?


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Subject: RE: Songs which mention websites
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Dec 11 - 02:02 PM

So what is the earliest song to mention (a) An actual URL of a website, as opposed to a fictitious one (b) The Internet?


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Subject: RE: Songs which mention websites
From: Bev and Jerry
Date: 25 Dec 11 - 11:36 PM

We will tentatively claim both honors until someone proves us wrong.

First song to mention an actual URL: Keyboard Surfing written in 2006

First song to mention the internet: Internet to Glory written in 1996

Bev and Jerry

P.S.
No, Joe, we did not sing Internet to Glory at your wedding - only because we didn't think of it!


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