Non-Titanic Songs that Remind You of Titanic

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Marshall Garvey

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Interesting post...just last night and this morning I got hooked on the Whispers' "And the Beat Goes On" (one of the coolest R&B songs ever), and concurrently have become focused on studying the ship's engineers. Re-watching Cameron's excellent portrayal of the engine room and its cylinders, as well as the engineers running to and fro, I instantly associated the song with them. The lyrics of "keep on turning" and "and the beat goes on" perfectly fit the image of the engine room's cyclical grind.
 
Erin Hopkins

Erin Hopkins

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"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" by Gordon Lightfoot reminds me of Titanic. But only the Gordon Lightfoot original version. The rock out versions just don't have the same power or sound as good.

Some of the lyrics really remind me of Titanic, especially the lines "Does any one know where the love of God goes when the waves turn the minutes to hours?"
 
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George L. Lorton

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I agree Erin! Gordon Lightfoot's haunting ballard does bring to mind Titanic and other ships as well! I heard it again ever so recently!
 
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Stephen Walker

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This may really seem like a silly one, but "Mull of Kintyre" and "Admiral Halsey/Heads Across the Water" from one of Paul McCartney's Wings albums make me think of Titanic. The reason is that these songs were popular around the time I first developed an interest in the Titanic at the tender age of 8--and that came from my mother's copy of Clive Cussler's novel "Raise the Titanic." Oddly, neither song has anything to do with it, but I think of the Titanic whenever I hear either song!
 
Georgia Rinker

Georgia Rinker

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The "Celtic Twilight" series has a lot of Irish-Celtic themed songs. Some of them are traditional and some of them don't have words to them and if they do, most of them are in Gaelic. It's pretty much an unheard of music series but we had the tapes when I was little. VERY much has a Titanic feel to it!
 
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Adam Went

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"Working Class Man" by Jimmy Barnes, strangely enough....it's an Australian song, Jimmy Barnes was and is huge down here but most overseas members probably would never have heard of him or the song unfortunately.

Still, it's very much an anthem for the down-trodden working man and though it's a hard rock song, every time I hear the lyrics from I think of the poor workers who toiled away on projects such as that of the Titanic.

Cheers,
Adam.
 
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Michael Cundiff

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Amy Grant - "It takes a little time"

Verse: "It takes a little time this time to get the Titanic turned back around, baby your not going down".

A great uplifting song. SEE: YOUTUBE for the video.

Michael Cundiff
NV, USA
 
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Michael Kitchens

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"The Impossible" by Joe Nichols, "Unsinkable ships sink"

"Man On Your Mind" by Little River Band, "From an ocean liner to a Chinese junk, there ain't been a ship that can't be sunk"

"Up Around the Bend" by Creedence Clearwater Revival, "Leave your sinking ship behind"

"I'm Your Captain (Closer to Home)" by Grand Funk Railroad, the sound of water during the "I'm getting closer to my home" part.

"The Morning After" by Maureen McGovern

"Down on Longboat Key" by Alabama
 
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Michael Kitchens

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Oh I might catch flak for this, but the song "We Built This City" by Jefferson Starship mentions "Marconi".
 
Tim Gerard

Tim Gerard

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In a roundabout way, "Fortunate Son" by Creedence Clearwater Revival reminds me of the Titanic.

Because of the movie Forrest Gump, that song makes me think of the Vietnam War and people trying to get into limited spaces in the helicopters to evacuate out of Saigon. That reminds me of people trying to get into limited spaces in Titanic's lifeboats.
 
Tim Gerard

Tim Gerard

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"Come Josephine in my Flying Machine" published in 1910 is another one. It's the song Rose was singing to herself floating on that door shortly before 5th Officer Lowe comes by in lifeboat 14, and there's that deleted scene before the sinking of Jack teaching her it. I came across it just now when starting to read "The Race" by Clive Cussler and my first thought was Rose trying to get Lowe's boat to come back.
 
Steven Christian

Steven Christian

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In a roundabout way, "Fortunate Son" by Creedence Clearwater Revival reminds me of the Titanic.

Because of the movie Forrest Gump, that song makes me think of the Vietnam War and people trying to get into limited spaces in the helicopters to evacuate out of Saigon. That reminds me of people trying to get into limited spaces in Titanic's lifeboats.
The Vietnam vets that I hang with sometimes "Fortunate Son" is pretty much their theme song.
 
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