Songs about pictures/photos - help me!

FlomotionFlomotion 2,391 Posts
edited September 2014 in Strut Central
I need to come up with possible songs to go with an ad campaign around a photo/image product - I'm really struggling here. The reference needs to be in the song somewhere but I just want something cool or, er, snappy.. I'm currently fighting off Snap! 'We've Got the Power, Blondie "Picture This' and Aztec Bloody Camera. Help me, Soulstrut - anything and everything considered!

Thanks,
Flomotion
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  • The Kinks- Picture Book

    This is your job though! You cheeky muhfuh

  • MoogManMoogMan Sao Paulo, Brazil 1,173 Posts
    Astrud Gilberto: Photograph




    Chet Baker - Retrato em Branco e Preto (Portrait in white and black)
    (Antonio Carlos Jobim-Chico Buarque)




    Peace

  • skelskel You can't cheat karma 5,028 Posts
    Lotus Eaters - Thr First Picture of You

  • asstroasstro 1,753 Posts







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  • DocMcCoyDocMcCoy "Go and laugh in your own country!" 5,921 Posts
    utters said:
    The Kinks- Picture Book

    This is your job though! You cheeky muhfuh

    That's been used in a major campaign pretty recently.

    Can't really think of anything that isn't at least a little bit corny.






  • DB_CooperDB_Cooper Manhatin' 7,823 Posts
    Mainstreaming it.


  • skelskel You can't cheat karma 5,028 Posts
    Lynott/Moore 'Parisienne Walkways' has a moody line 'looking back at those photographs...' But is melancholic in extremis and in a Parisienne niche so forget it

    Next!

  • DocMcCoyDocMcCoy "Go and laugh in your own country!" 5,921 Posts
    I vote for a re-record of this in the style of the Libertines.



    None of this is helping, is it?

  • DB_CooperDB_Cooper Manhatin' 7,823 Posts
    DocMcCoy said:
    None of this is helping, is it?

    :NO:

  • HarveyCanalHarveyCanal "a distraction from my main thesis." 13,234 Posts

  • JimsterJimster The Cruffiton liveth. 6,645 Posts


    Steely Dan - Peg
    "I got your picture..."

    Telly Savalas - If

    BOOM!

  • DB_CooperDB_Cooper Manhatin' 7,823 Posts
    Ride that Guardians of the Galaxy AM Gold mix wave bro!



    "I keep your picture
    Upon the wall.."

  • billbradleybillbradley You want BBQ sauce? Get the fuck out of my house. 2,841 Posts

  • m_dejeanm_dejean Quadratisch. Praktisch. Gut. 2,946 Posts
    Depeche Mode "Photographic"



    Amanda Lear "I Am A Photograph" (NSFW)


  • skelskel You can't cheat karma 5,028 Posts
    DB_Cooper said:


    "I keep your picture
    Upon the wall.."

    Angel in the centrefold - R?

    Also that ABC track from Lexicon of Love:

    Blueprint that' says that boy meets girl
    Blueprint: girl meets boy
    The blueprint that says that the boy meets the girl
    PICTURE in a magazine

    So there is that

  • LaserWolfLaserWolf Portland Oregon 11,518 Posts
    Dig if you will the picture Of you and I engaged in a kiss

  • LaserWolfLaserWolf Portland Oregon 11,518 Posts
    Beatles LSD, Picture yourself on a boat in a river...
    Simon and Garfunkel, Old Friends, Long ago must be, I have a photograph... Not cool or snappy.

  • JimsterJimster The Cruffiton liveth. 6,645 Posts
    Straight outta Google:


    Are You Happy Now? ÔÇô Richard Shindell, from the album Courier (album), 2002
    Camera ÔÇô R.E.M.
    Camera ÔÇô The Editors
    Camera-Shy ÔÇô The Lucksmiths
    Centerfold ÔÇô J. Geils Band, 1981
    The Camera Eye ÔÇô Rush
    Click, click, click, click ÔÇô Bishop Allen
    Distant Camera ÔÇô Neil Young
    Electric Eye ÔÇô Judas Priest
    Every Picture Tells a Story ÔÇô Rod Stewart, 1971
    F-stop Blues ÔÇô Jack Johnson, from the album Brushfire Fairytales, 2001
    Flashbulb Eyes ÔÇô Arcade Fire, 2013
    Freeze Frame ÔÇô J. Geils Band, 1981
    Gentlemen Take Polaroids ÔÇô Japan, 1980
    Girls on Film ÔÇô Duran Duran, 1981
    Hey Ya! ÔÇô Outkast (Shake it like a Polaroid picture)
    I'll Wait ÔÇô Van Halen, 1984
    I Turn My Camera On ÔÇô Spoon
    Inaudible Melodies ÔÇô Jack Johnson, from the album Brushfire Fairytales, 2001
    Into the Lens ÔÇô Yes, 1980
    Itchin' on a Photograph ÔÇô Grouplove, 2011
    Kamera ÔÇô Wilco, from Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, 2002
    Kevin Carter ÔÇô Manic Street Preachers
    Kodachrome ÔÇô Paul Simon
    Life thru a Lens ÔÇô Robbie Williams, 1997
    My Camera Never Lies ÔÇô Bucks Fizz
    Panama - Sailor
    Paparazzi ÔÇô Lady Gaga
    Peg ÔÇô Steely Dan
    People Take Pictures of Each Other ÔÇô The Kinks from the album The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society, 1968
    Perfect Photo ÔÇô Dala
    Photo Jenny ÔÇô Belle and Sebastian, from the album Push Barman to Open Old Wounds, 2005
    Photobooth ÔÇô Death Cab For Cutie
    Photobooth ÔÇô Friendly Fires
    Photograph ÔÇô Def Leppard, 1983
    Photograph ÔÇô Diane Birch
    Photograph ÔÇô Jamie Cullum
    Photograph ÔÇô Nickelback
    Photograph ÔÇô Ringo Starr
    Photograph ÔÇô Weezer
    Photograph ÔÇô The Verve Pipe
    Photographic ÔÇô Depeche Mode
    Picture Book ÔÇô The Kinks from the album The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society, 1968
    A Picture of Me (Without You) ÔÇô Lorrie Morgan
    Picture This ÔÇô Blondie, 1978
    Pictures of Home ÔÇô Deep Purple
    Pictures of Lily ÔÇô The Who
    Pictures of You ÔÇô The Cure
    Picture of You ÔÇô Boyzone
    Send a Picture of Mother ÔÇô Johnny Cash
    Sure Shot ÔÇô Beastie Boys from the album Ill Communication, 1994
    Take a Picture ÔÇô Filter
    Telephoto Lens ÔÇô The Bongos
    The Picture ÔÇô Loudon Wainwright III
    This is not a Photograph ÔÇô Mission of Burma
    Turning Japanese ÔÇô The Vapors
    Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You) ÔÇô A Flock of Seagulls
    Photographs ÔÇô Rihanna

    Good call about Turning Japanese (Brit-R slang for.. y'know.. Chastising the chimp.)

  • See me got photo, photo, photograph of you
    And mamma mamma mamma-san
    Of you and mamma mamma mamma-san
    Lemme tell ya 'bout your blood bamboo kid
    It ain't coca-cola it's rice


  • THANK YOU!
    Really interesting listening across that lot. A couple of definite contenders there and a couple which I'm not sure I like that much but could work very well... Duran, the Speedies, Depeche and J Geils Band are leading the field at the moment... Would love to shoehorn Turning Japanese into an ad one day but as it's pretty much a hymn to wanking with a fat streak of cartoon racism thrown in it's proved a tough one to get away. Not that I haven't tried, you understand.

    Thanks everyone for the suggestions and feel free to add on. Skel, I knew you'd get tha Lizzy in there somewhere. Jimster, thanks for that big old list, I'll get listening. Utters, this time the music's actually for our own ad - just changed jobs so while I'm still a cheeky mufuh, this time I'm the client so a bit keener than usual not to go with shit music!

  • LaserWolfLaserWolf Portland Oregon 11,518 Posts
    My choice, from Jimsters list:
    Every Picture Tells a Story ÔÇô Rod Stewart, 1971

  • Paul simon Kodachrome?

    Peace, stein...

  • DelayDelay 4,530 Posts
    Freddy McKay - pictures on the wall

  • Nancy Priddy - Epitaph


  • The Raise UpThe Raise Up Golden Years... wah wah wah 452 Posts


    Cameras ready, prepare to flash :pic:
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