Top 5 Shakespeare Inspired Pop Songs

This is just too absurdly amazing not to reblog. This collection of songs is weird, wacky and… witty, or worrisome? My humble apologies for the awesomeness of Shakespeare’s sunglasses and these epic Shakespeare-inspired pop songs. There are actually enough to make a list? This calls for a trip to iTunes.

Thanks, Siobhan, for culminating this list which was… inevitable! :)

STL.

The Book and Biscuit

April 23rd was an important date in the life of Mr William Shakespeare- he died 396 years ago today, and is estimated to have been born 448 years ago today as a record of his baptism was dated April 26th 1564 though the actual date of his birth is unknown.

To celebrate this date in a slightly different way, I thought I would share with you a playlist of my Top 5 Shakespeare Inspired Songs. And yes, it’s a little dominated by Romeo and Juliet but that’s because it’s cool, okay?

1. Dire Straits- Romeo and Juliet

This is my absolute favourite Shakespeare inspired song, and with lines like “You promised me everything, you promised me thick and thin. Now you just say, “Oh Romeo, yeah, y’know I used to have a scene with him,” how could I not? A bit of a bittersweet one for me because…

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