“Man” Songs #socs

I woke up this morning with songs with “man” in the title going through my head. I took it as a sign that was what I was supposed to do for Stream of Consciousness Saturday. You might have seen a preview of this earlier; I wasn’t quite awake when I started this one, and haven’t quite figured out WordPress for the Kindle Fire.

Anyway, here are five of them, though I thought of lots more. See what you can come up with and leave me a comment. At some point, I’ll do another post with your selections.

The Spencer Davis Group, “I’m A Man” This is the original, with Stevie Winwood in his pre-Traffic days. In 1967, it reached #10 in the US and #9 in the UK.

Neil Diamond, “Solitary Man” From April 1966, it was Neil’s first song to chart, although it only made it to #55. A real good friend of mine loved this song, and I kind of like it myself.

Elton John, “Madman Across The Water” Title track from his 1971 album. This featured Rick Wakeman in his pre-Yes days on organ.

John Parr, “St. Elmo’s Fire (Man In Motion)” This was a 1985 Brat Pack film, but the song, written by Parr and producer David Foster, wrote this for Rick Hansen during his “Man In Motion” tour to raise awareness of spinal injuries. The song was better than the movie, reaching #1 on the Hot 100 in 1985.

The Beatles, “I Wanna Be Your Man” From With The Beatles (1963). It’s live and Ringo is a little hard to hear over the screaming, but you’ll get the idea.


Stream of Consciousness Saturday is brought to you each week by Linda Hill and this station. And now a word from Skin Bracer After Shave (sing along!) by Mennen!

14 thoughts on ““Man” Songs #socs

  1. Unlike the “Air” song challenge that made me think hard, my head exploded with options for this one. I’ve generally gone with 80’s or 90’s options, but on this one, I’m going with what popped in my head first: Working Man by Rush. I have seen them in concert three times and always enjoy listening to them!


    1. I think you got the version I was working on when I accidentally posted it. I didn’t want to have two “I’m A Man” songs on the list. I’ll probably put that one in the followup post.


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