A little bit of Christmas Fun – Best know songs that mention signs!


A little bit of Christmas Fun – Best know songs that mention signs!


Our favourite pop songs about signs!

For a bit of fun (and also because it’s almost Christmas) we thought this month, it would be a nice idea to tell you about some of our favourite pop songs with word ‘sign’ in the title.

There’s quite a few of them!

Some of them you will be familiar with but there are also one or two interesting obscurities to discover.

OK, we will start with a big seller that everyone knows.

Sign of the Times by Prince (or Sign O’ the Times to give it its correct title) was a single and album from this much-missed pop star. It was a top ten hit for him back in 1987 and it is quite rightly, a radio favourite.

Did you know however that over the years there has been an array of other songs called Sign of the Times?

Bryan Ferry has one there is also a polished heavy rock song called Sign of the Times from Europe and also one from Quite Riot.

There’s also a stirring ‘hands in the air’ ballad called Sign of the Times from Harry Styles.

Even Madness got in on the act with their Sign of the Times in 1981.

The Zodiac is a likely source for song titles and as a result we have Signs of the Zodiac by Elvis and No matter what sign you are by The Supremes. The latter is a tasty psychedelic soul stomper.

As you’d expect there are a few songs called Sign Language and Eric Clapton and Culture Club both have one. The Culture Club track has a nice buoyant dancefloor feel to it with the liquid and elegant soul voice of Boy George upfront.

If you like a bit of slow jangly guitar then Underneath the Neon Signs by The Kinks and Neon Sign by Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers both tick the box.

If you want to get a bit bluesy then you can’t go wrong with Born under a bad sign by Albert King/ Pete Green/ Booker T and the MG’s. Blue Cheer also rock up with a rather tasty, grungy version of the same.

If you like your metal heavy then Black Sabbath do not disappoint with Sign of the Southern Cross and The Sign by Foo Fighters is just as punchy and guitar driven as you’d expect.


What else?

Well there’s The Hollies with Please Sign Your Letter, Signs of Love by Moby and The Sign by The Human League. The latter could quite easily be Phil Okey’s take on New Order.

If you like sassy pop then Tell Tale Signs by Kylie Minogue is a smoochy jazz ballad and for a slice of sophisticated dance floor ambience, Give me a Sign by Jean Michel Jarre is satisfyingly lush.

If you’re getting ready to wind down then Pink Floyd’s Sign of Life from 1987 includes their signature wistful Rick Wright synths and expansive David Gilmore guitar licks.

And finally, for some refreshing foot tapping pop there is Looking for a good Sign by Hall and Oats.


So, if you are ‘looking for a good sign’ then you know where to come!


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