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    Default Songs About Birds - A Collection

    Recently I've been enjoying 'Band On The Run', Paul McCartney's quite-good album from the 70's. It occurred to me that McCartney has written a fair few songs about birds. There's Blackbird, Bluebird and Jenny Wren. Almost one a decade!

    So in a similar vein, if there was to be an ultimate compilation on songs about birds what would it include? What songs with birds, or types of birds, or about birds are there?

    NB - Simply saying 'Anything by Sheryl Crow' doesn't count!
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    Can we chose all the songs by Wings or The Eagles then?

    Oh OK. An obvious choice from my point of view is ABBA's Eagle. Great song, very atmospheric.

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    "Blackbird on the Wire" by Beautiful South.
    Anything by the Doves?
    "Little Bird" by Annie Lennox.
    "Raven Dove" by Dolly Parton.
    "The Birdie Song"!!
    "I'm Like A Bird" by Nelly Furtado
    "Why Am I Sitting Here Trying To Think Of Songs With Birds In Instead Of Looking For A Job" by Si Hunt.

    Oh, and "Rockin' Robin" by Lolly.

    Si.

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    And what about "Free Bird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    Creator of Doctor WHeasel and sometime political radical

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    There's an almost forgotten hit from 1980 by French group Sweet People called And The Birds Were Singing. It's a sickly instrumental with birds twittering all through it, and spent ten weeks on the UK charts reaching #4.
    Can we also mention the theme from Magpie by the Murgatroyd Band? They were actually The Spencer Davis Group with a few members of Traffic thrown in for good measure.

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    There's Glodfrapp's Little Bird too.

    And of course, The Birdie Song!

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    We mustn't forget Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson's early Eurovision entry Sing Little Birdie. It's a classic.

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    I was rather hoping it would take flight, Stephen!

    Although none of the song title are about birds, they feature heavily in Kate Bush's Aerial album. There's that wonderful moment where she's singing along to a birdsong, then laughing like a loon!
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    Albatross by Fleetwood Mac
    The Rookie, Old Crow and Scattering Crows - all from an album Field of Crows by Fish
    When a Nightingale Sang in Berkerly Square by some toff
    Dodo Lurker by Genesis
    Parakeet by REM
    Bazinga !

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    Surfin' Bird?

    Because the bird is the word.
    For every fail, there is an equal and opposite win.

    ...Oh, who am I kidding?

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    Disco outfit Silver Convention's 1975 dancefloor hit Fly Robin Fly.

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    Which reminds me of the hit song made popular by Michael Jackson - Rockin' Robin!
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    Belle and Sebastians I'm A Cuckoo needs to be there.

    Then there's more Beatles- Norweigan Wood (this bird has flown) and And Your Bird Can Sing.

    Si xx

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    Chirpy, Chirpy, Cheep, Cheep by The Middle Of The Road
    The First Time by ROBIN Beck
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    Lene Lovich Bird Song
    Stevie Wonder Love Light In Flight.

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    Feed the Birds, from Mary Poppins.

    The First Time by ROBIN Beck
    @ Chris. In similar vein, I supose anything by McFLY?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Curnow View Post
    @ Chris. In similar vein, I supose anything by McFLY?
    By that token then, anything by The Dixie Chicks.

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    you gotta love three little birdies by bob marley. he was a god. song is an all time classic

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



    damn think its a good time to break out me bob marley albums and turn up the volume

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiHart View Post
    And of course, The Birdie Song!

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    There were quite a few versions of this around as I recall. I have an old KTel cassette somewhere with it as done by The Qwakas.

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    Dolly P also has a "Little Sparrow" and Kate B has "Night of the Swallow" on her "The Dreaming" album.

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    Patrick Wolf - Pigeon Song
    Patrick Wolf - Blackbird
    Patrick Wolf - Magpie (is he some sort of bird obsessive?)
    Genesis - Pigeons

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon R View Post
    Dolly P also has a "Little Sparrow" and Kate B has "Night of the Swallow" on her "The Dreaming" album.

    I'd forgotten 1979's one hit wonder The Sparrow by schoolchild group The Ramblers.

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    Bluebird and Bluebird Is Dead, both by ELO.

    Rockin' Duck by Grimms (true!).

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    Does 'Little Wing by the Jimi Hendrix Experience count?
    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Morgan View Post
    Can we also mention the theme from Magpie by the Murgatroyd Band? They were actually The Spencer Davis Group with a few members of Traffic thrown in for good measure.
    What, really!? Didn't know that!

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