Top Ten Songs About Time

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With daylight savings time is just a few hours away, we here at UpVenue have made a playlist of our Top 10 songs about time. So before you "spring forward," take a look at the songs we've chosen. Let us know if we've missed any!

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Rocky Horror picture show - Time Warp

The Time Warp is famously known as one of the songs that appear in the cult classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Since its release, the song has been covered and remade by many including the Kidz Bop Kids, Alvin and the Chipmunks, and even the cast of Glee.

Choice Lyrics -

He had a pickup truck, and thedevil's eyes
He stared at me and I felt a change
Time meant nothing, never would again

9

Jim Croce - Time In A Bottle

If I could save time in a bottle
The first thing that I'd like to do
Is to save every day 'til eternity passes away
Just to spend them with you

8

Chicago - Does anybody know what time it is

Originally written by Robert Lamm, Does Anybody Know What Time It Is comes off of Chicago's debut album, The Chicago Transit Authority. Following the success of the songs, Make Me Smile and 25 or 6 to 4, Does Anybody Know What Time It Is became the band's third straight hit single.

Choice Lyric -

Does anybody really know what time it is?
Does anybody really care?

7

Pink Floyd - Time

Time by Pink Floyd comes off of the epic The Dark Side of the Moon. At the beginning of the song, various clocks can be heard, followed by a 2-minute drum solo by Nick Mason. Time is the only song on the album credited to all four members of the band.

Choice Lyrics -

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way

6

Foreigner - Feels like the first time

Off of their debut album Foreigner, released in 1977, Feels Like the First Time was the band's debut single. Thanks to other hits such as Cold as Ice and Long, Long Way From Home, the album ended up selling over four million copies in the US.

Choice Lyrics -

I have waited a lifetime, spent my time so foolishly
But now that I found you, together we'll make history

5

Coldplay - Clocks

Off of Coldplay's second album, A Rush of Blood To the Head, Clocks was built off of a piano riff that popped into vocalist Chris Martin's head. When they wrote the song, they had already recorded 10 songs for their second album, so Clocks was pushed aside as something to work on for the third album. After the band's manager heard the song, he encouraged them to rework it and put it on A Rush of Blood To the Head.

Choice Lyrics -

Confusion never stops
Closing walls and ticking clocks


4

The Chambers Brothers - Time Has Come Today

Since its release in 1967 by The Chamber Brothers, Time Has Come Today has been covered time and time again by numerous artists including The Ramones, Joan Jett, and even by Bo Bice on American Idol. Throughout the song, the sound of a cowbell can be heard, which is said to represent the sound of a ticking clock.

Choice Lyric -

Now the time has come
There's no place to run
I might get burned up by the sun
But I had my fun.

3

Bill Hayley - Rock around the clock

Bill Hayley's version of Rock Around The Clock became an anthem for the rebellious youth of the fifties. It reached the number one spot in the US and in the UK, and was also listed as number 158 on Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Choice Lyric -

When the clock strikes two, three and four,
If the band slows down we'll yell for more,
We're gonna rock around the clock tonight,
We're gonna rock, rock, rock, 'til broad daylight


2

Foo Fighters - Times Like These

As the second single off of Foo Fighters' album, One By One, Times Like These is one of Foo Fighters' most well known songs. The beginning lyric, "I'm a new day rising," is a reference to New Day Rising by one of Grohl's favourite bands, Hüsker Dü.

Choice Lyrics -

It's times like these you learn to live again
It's times like these you give and give again
It's times like these you learn to love again
It's times like these time and time again

1

Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time

As the second single off of Cyndi Lauper's album, She's So Unusual, Time After Time is one of Cyndi's most successful hits. The song was nominated for Song of the Year at the 1985 Grammy Awards, but lost out to Tina Turner's What's Love Got To Do With It. Since its release, the song has been covered by more than 120 different artists.

Choice Lyrics -

Lying in my bed I hear the clock tick and think of you
Caught up in circles confusion--Is nothing new

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