Non-Titanic Songs that Remind You of Titanic


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What are some songs that bring the ship to mind, even if they're about something completely different? For me I'd have to say:

"I'll Follow You into the Dark" by Death Cab For Cutie. It reminds me of Isidor and Ida.

"Vicarious" by Tool because of the fascination with tragedy aspect of the song. Plus the line "drowned by the ocean."

"Crash Into Me" by Dave Matthews. For obvious reasons.
 
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Time by the Alan Parson's Project:

Time, flowing like a river
Time, beckoning me
Who knows when we shall meet again
If ever
But time
Keeps flowing like a river
To the sea

Goodbye my love, Maybe for forever
Goodbye my love, The tide waits for me
Who knows when we shall meet again
If ever
But time
Keeps flowing like a river (on and on)
To the sea, to the sea

Till it's gone forever
Gone forever
Gone forevermore

Goodbye my friends, Maybe forever
Goodbye my friends, The stars wait for me
Who knows where we shall meet again
If ever
But time
Keeps flowing like a river (on and on)
To the sea, to the sea

Till it's gone forever
Gone forever
Gone forevermore
 
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There's one section in the Philip Glass soundtrack to the film "MISHIMA", the section called "Runaway Horses". The minute I heard it, I knew it could only be Titanic, racing into the last sunset she would ever see. It's an immense, restless piece (the harp gives it strength), you really have to hear the thing. But this is the Titanic herself, I can't think of anything else it would fit.
 
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Something about the introduction to Part Two of The Rite of Spring by Stravinski brings to mind the ship, sleeping in darkness on the ocean floor. Might just be some leftover Fantasia connotations, though.
 
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That "Into the Ocean" song by Blue October that's all over alt-rock radio now. I hate the band but I like the calypso-feel of that song...lyrics sound like something Rose might whine at hanging off the stern if "Titanic" was a musical.
 
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James Horner's latest soundtrack to the movie THE NEW WORLD, sounds remarkably similar to the soundtrack to the movie TITANIC.
 

Dave Gittins

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A lot of movie music sounds like the Titanic sound track, even if it's not by Horner.

How about He Played His Ukelele as the Ship Went Down?

Warped, that's me!
 

Pam Kennedy

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James Horner's style is to revisit his musical themes when he composes new scores. For example, the use of chimes is one of his trademarks. (The soundtrack to Braveheart also has Titanic musical themes riddled through it -- sometimes you might *think* it's the Titanic track except (alas, alack for Ryan)there is no Celine Dion or hearts going on.

While soundtracks can certainly sound similar, I think that when you listen carefully to noted composers, you can pick out their styles.

Anyway, that's why The New World probably sounds so similar to Titanic.

As for the question of the thread: on Phil Coulter's Lake of Shadows, he includes a haunting version of (this is not the right title, but close enough): "Those In Peril on the Sea."
 

Eric Longo

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Hi All,
Pyramid Song and Idioteque by Radiohead make me think of Titanic in various ways - both "then" (1912) and today.

"I jumped in the river and what did I see?
Black-eyed angels swam with me
A moon full of stars and astral cars
All the things I used to see
All my lovers were there with me
All my past and futures
And we all went to heaven in a little row boat
There was nothing to fear and nothing to doubt"

"Women and children first
Women and children first
Women and children
I'll laugh until my head comes off
I swallow till I burst"

Best,
Eric
 

Eric Longo

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Hi Peter,
Oh, I didn't!
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Great songs, those. Great video for Pyramid too for the time - those images of towers and destruction.

Best,
Eric
 
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I can't believe that I'm contributing to this thread, but here goes:

"Thousands are sailing
Across the Western Ocean
To a land of opportunity
That some of them will never see"

From one of my favourite bands, The Pogues.

Parks
 
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Forgot about this one. The first verse of Men, by Loudon Wainwright:-

When a ship is sinking and they lower the lifeboats
And hand out the life jackets, the men keep on their coats
The women and the children are the ones who must go first
And the men who try to save their skins are cowards and are cursed

Every man's a captain, men know how to drown
Man the lifeboats if there's room, otherwise go down
 
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I'm surprised I'm contributing to this thread, but Moonlight Sonata has always reminded me of the Titanic. Maybe it's the darkness of the music, or maybe the tragedy that one naturally feels when listening to it. Either way, Moonlight Sonata reminds me much of the mighty Titanic.
 

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