Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Onomatopoeia Songs

Merriam Webster defines onomatopoeia as "the creation of words that imitate natural sounds," or "the naming of a thing or action by a vocal imitation of the sound associated with it," or "the use of words whose sound suggests the sense." Common examples include "buzz," "hiss," or "hiccup." All the songs in this collection contain at least one word of onomatopoeia in their titles. I've highlighted the word (or words) in italics in the the title of each song. Enjoy!  ~  JH

1)  Dave Matthews Band  ~  "Crash Into Me"

2)  The Black Eyed Peas  ~  "Boom Boom Pow"

3)  Architecture In Helsinki  ~  "That Beep"

4)  R.E.M.  ~  "Bang And Blame"

5)  Katy Perry  ~  "Roar"

6)  LL Cool J  ~  "Mama Said Knock You Out"

7)  Dionne Bromfield ft. Mz Bratt  ~  "Ouch"

8)  BeyoncĂ©  ~  "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)"

9)  Ludacris  ~  "Slap"  (I think we all have days where we feel like slapping somebody – Ludacris wrote a whole song about it)

10)  Devo  ~  "Whip It"

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