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07 October 2006 @ 04:33 pm
queen of...?  
Please point me at songs whose titles are "Queen of *" -- Queen of Hearts is obvious, Queen of New Orleans is another (if you're a Bon Jovi fan). If the queen in the title can somehow be tidily related to a city (preferably but not necessarily a U.S. city), all the better: Queen of Hearts could be pretty clearly tied to Las Vegas, for instance, and in fact JBJ's QoNO is really *too* obvious, though Queen of Mardi Gras, which is apparently also a song title, isn't actually much better, which is a shame, because for what I'm thinking of, New Orleans is too good a city to pass up. Queen of Angels might refer to LA, f'rex (and does, in Greg Bear's book, and not that I know a song titled that, but that's not the point).

Why, yes, I am flicking, but it's *advanced* flicking: a handful of satisfactory titles will provide me with the bone structure for The Queen City Trilogy, not that I have any idea when I'll write them or who I'll pitch them to.

Yeah, all right, back to work. Another 500 words puts me at quota and later I'll see if I can whip up a word war or two in order to push past that...

miles to Isengard: 296
 
 
Current Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
Current Music: queen of hearts/arms of the angels
 
 
 
regisrmd on October 7th, 2006 03:40 pm (UTC)
queen of the savages, magnetic fields (from vol 3 of 69 love songs)
queen of tel aviv, ofra haza
queen of argyll, tempest (from the album sunken treasures)
Elial Shadowpineelialshadowpine on October 7th, 2006 03:48 pm (UTC)
Queen of Darkness // Terminal Choice
Queen of the Damned // Tristesse de la Lune
Queen of the Night // Angra
Queen of the Witches // Tuatha de Danann
Queen of the Woods // Dargaard

:)
UrsulaVursulav on October 7th, 2006 04:01 pm (UTC)
Killer Queen! (okay, it's not quite the same, but it'd be a great name!
Autopopeautopope on October 7th, 2006 04:03 pm (UTC)
According to my iPod:

Queen of Las Vegas / B52s
Queen of all the tarts / David Bowie
Bank of Boston Beauty Queen / Dresden Dolls
King and Queen of America / Eurythmics
Dreaming of the Queen / Pet Shop Boys
The Queen of Ur and the King of Um / Wire
Queen of the Reich / Queensryche
The Queen is Really Rather Nice / Fuzzbox
God Save the Queen / Sex Pistols
Another Void (Queen Wasp) / Android Lust

HTH.
UrsulaVursulav on October 7th, 2006 04:19 pm (UTC)
Hmm, if you don't mind folk songs, we have "Queen of Argyll" by Andy Stewart, "Queen of Connemara" (traditional), "Queen of the Delta," (not sure) and of course "Queen Among the Heather" (traditional.)
Patchchamois_shimi on October 7th, 2006 04:28 pm (UTC)
Queen of the Meadow / Elysian Fields
Thou Art the Queen of My Song / Robert Shaw
Lady of Knock, Queen of Ireland / Frank Patterson
Queen of the Silver Dollar / Philomena Begley (I believe the lyrics are Shel Silverstein??)
Queen of My Soul / The Average White Band
Patchchamois_shimi on October 7th, 2006 04:33 pm (UTC)
The original Queen of the Silver Dollar might actually be by Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show. I'm not sure- it's also been sung by Dave & Sugar Rowland, Emmylou Harris, Dennis Locorriere, and Sleepy LaBeef. Quite the popular thing!
Patchchamois_shimi on October 7th, 2006 04:38 pm (UTC)
There is, in fact, a Queen of Angels song:
Queen of Angels / Nels Cline
http://www.google.com/musics?lid=eYgQmkPQgnK&aid=s_7HOkUOpfH&sid=H7-gD4n8Cj


Also:

The Queen of the Highway / Morel
Queen of the House / Jody Miller
Queen of the Damned / Richard Gibbs
Queen of Spades / Styx

...

OK, I give up, this site lists nearly 700 of 'em (no doubt there's some repeats).
http://www.google.com/musicsearch?q=%22queen+of%22&res=song
Patchchamois_shimi on October 7th, 2006 04:39 pm (UTC)
Sorry, nearly 900. Heh.
Dr. Issy Blatherisarobogirl on October 7th, 2006 04:43 pm (UTC)
Queen of Hollywood / The Corrs
Queen of my Heart / New Model Army
Queen of Pain / Alkaline Trio
Queen of Rain / Roxette
Queen of the Highway / The Doors
Queen of You / Monster Magnet
The Witch Queen of New Orleans / Redbone
dqg_nealdqg_neal on October 7th, 2006 05:00 pm (UTC)
Queen of Memphis by Confederate Railroad
Queen of Hollywood by The Corrs
(Anonymous) on October 7th, 2006 06:37 pm (UTC)
I'd suggest "Venice Queen" by Red Hot Chilipeppers. It's not "Queen of—" but, IMHO, I think the lyrics and tune are unique.