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Songs mentioned in Bleeding Edge

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Songs, Music and Artists in Bleeding Edge

In terms of references and allusions to historical musicians and works of music, Bleeding Edge is second only to Gravity's Rainbow. In 2017, Orbit published an analysis of the historical musical material referenced and alluded to in all of Pynchon's work. The Excel spreadsheet can be downloaded here. With the help of the Orbit list (and a handful of additions), the original, less encompassing list below was replaced entirely. For the rationale which songs were included (particularly where they are only alluded to), see the Orbit article.

  • Spotify playlist - If you have Spotify, a playlist of all the songs available there.
  • Rdio playlist - If you use Rdio, here's a playlist for you.

The Spotify and Rdio playlists don't include the additions of the more encompassing list (yet?).

Bleeding Edge Playlist

7: "Oops, I Did it Again" by Britney Spears
7: "Help Me Rhonda" by the Beach Boys
12: "Landslide" by Stevie Nicks
13: "Borderline" by Madonna
16: Theme song to Love Boat
28: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling"
43: "Korobushka" - traditional Russian folk song used as the basis of the Tetris theme music
47-48: "Time Is On Our Side" by the Rolling Stones
61, 149: "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey
65: "Una furtiva lagrima" - Donizetti, L'elisir d'amore
112: "Billie's Bounce" by Charlie Parker
151: "More Than a Feeling" by Boston
151: "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen
151: "Dancing Queen" by Abba
154: "Volare" by Domenico Modugno
154: "Africa" by Toto
155: "September" by Earth, Wind & Fire
156 and 308: "What a Fool Believes" by Michael McDonald
158: "Dr. Wu" by Steely Dan
164: "Cuando Volverás" by Aventura
177: "Green Haze" by Elvis Hitler (a combo of the Green Acres Theme and "Purple Haze")
189: "Lyin' Eyes" by the Eagles
204: "Whoomp! (There It Is)" by Tag Team
221: "That's When I Reach for My Revolver" by Moby
222: "Canned Heat" by Jamiroquai
222: "Cosmic Girl" by Jamiroquai
235: "Bird Dog" by the Everly Brothers
239: "The Imperial March (the Darth Vader Theme)" by John Williams (from Star Wars)
241: "Ride the Wild Surf" by Jan and Dean
282: "The World is Yours" by Nas
302: "1999" by Prince / Blink-182 / Echo and the Bunnymen / Barenaked Ladies/ Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
303: "Erica Kane" by Urge Overkill
308: "Copacabana" by Barry Manilow / "What a Fool Believes" by The Doobie Brothers
311: "Closing Time" by Semisonic
332: "Time after Time" by Frank Sinatra (written by Cahn & Styne)
333: Sarcófago / Burzum / Mayhem
351: "Dancing in the Street" by Martha and the Vandellas
356: "Regulate" by Nate Dogg and Warren G. / theme from "Deus Ex" composed by Alexander Brandon
369: "The Fez" by Steely Dan / "My Way" by Frank Sinatra
382: "Beyond the Sea" by Bobby Darin
387: "Movin' On Up" (Theme to The Jeffersons) by Ja'net Dubois and Oren Waters
392: "Already Gone" by the Eagles
396: "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"
417: Main Title (the Godfather Waltz) by Nino Rota (theme from The Godfather)
418: "Don Giovanni" by Mozart
429: Eddie Fisher
451: "Candle in the Wind" by Elton John
456: "Ty Ne Odin" (You're Not Alone) & "Veter" by DDT (Russian rock group)
457: "Ride Wit Me" by Nelly
464: "Meanest Girl in Town" by Elvis Presley (from the movie "Girl Happy")
467: "Can't Smile Without You" by Barry Manilow / "Reunited" by Peaches & Herb
474: Tammy Wynette

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