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~ Saturday, November 27, 2004


Mentions of the humble towel in popular songs:

1 Paul McCartney – Another Day (“She wets her hair, wraps a towel around her”)
2 Dido – Thank You (“
I'm soaking through and through, then you hand me a towel”)
3 Kenny Rogers – Long Arm of the Law (“A mid-wife pulled the sheet back / And placed a cool damp towel on Marianne”)
4 Third Eye Blind – Blinded (“
Grabs a towel, looks away, the heat fades with the day”)
5 Bing Crosby – Straight Down the Middle (“
I'm in my glory when wrapped in a towel”)
6 Dexy's Midnight Runners – Geno (“That man took the stage, his towel swinging high”)
7 Fountains of Wayne – Stacy's Mom
(“Stacy, do you remember when I mowed your lawn? / Your mom came out with just a towel on”)
8 Various – There's No Business Like Show Business (“
The sawdust and the horses and the smell / The towel you've taken from the last hotel”)
9 Nirvana – Floyd the Barber (“Sit down chair, don’t be afraid. Steamed hot towel on my face”)
10 De La Soul – Dream of the Funky Towel (“We came to thank kids, not the blankets, but the towel”)
11 Lambchop – Soaky in the Pooper (“Stuff the towel beneath the door”)
12 Young Marble Giants – The Man Amplifier (“Take a towel to his brow / Soothe the features of the proud”)
13 B52s – Rock Lobster (“Everybody had matching towels”)
14 Mississippi John Hurt – Lazy Blues (“Wake up in the mornin', with a towel tied round her head”)
10,000 Maniacs – Can't Ignore the Train (“Dungeon life with electric light, a clean towel and a basin”)
16 East 17 – Deep (“I'll be the towel upon your naked body, wrapped around”)
17 Puff Daddy – Senorita (“
Make love in a hot tub, where there's a hot towel”)
18 Joni Mitchell – Michael from Mountains (“And dry you will be in a towel or two”)
19 The Offspring – Beheaded (“
Wrap a towel around the bloody stump / Take my baby's body to the city dump”)
20 Feeder – Woman in Towels (“She's looking good in a new towel”)

There are more- but this is enough! I've missed out the many songs (eg Orange Juice – I Can't Help Myself, Bowling for Soup – Down for the Count, Alanis Morissette – Are You Still Mad?) which use variations on the phrase 'throw in the towel'

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