The dark side of fame

Created by Alma Barroca on 30 Sep 2020 | Last edited by Alma Barroca on 01 Nov 2020
The dark side of fame

Here you'll find songs that deal with the bad side of fame: reporters all around, stalkers, etc.

In the lyrics, Alanis makes references to her drinking problem and attributes them to the music industry, which she even calls 'sick'.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Alanis Morissette

Translations:  CroatianDanishFrenchGerman   7 more

It's not been confirmed yet if the song talks about fame, however, it can be interpreted that Alanis is talking about how looks can be deceiving when she leaves the stage and is alone with other people.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Alanis Morissette

Translations:  GermanPortuguese

Music video shows a person that was obsessed with Mariah, being killed by a bus in the end. It's been supposed that this stalker is a reference to rapper Eminem, who claims to have dated Mariah for a while.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Mariah Carey

Translations:  FrenchItalianSerbianSpanish

Song lyrics and music video make reference to legal troubles and tabloid stories that haunted Jackson prior to his death. First two verses represent it well: Everybody wanting a piece of Michael Jackson / Reporters stalking the moves of Michael Jackson.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Michael Jackson

Translations:  GreekItalianPortugueseSerbian

This song is a response to tabloids and rumors regarding Jackson that arose after 1985, which gave him the moniker 'Wacko Jacko'. The music video even shows a picture of The Elephant Man (Joseph Merrick) dancing with Michael - it was even said that Michael wanted to buy Merrick's bones.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Michael Jackson

Translations:  Filipino/TagalogGreekPolishRussian   2 more

Lyrics talk about someone who wanted to be famous but then knew the bad side of fame, ultimately dying.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Waylon Jennings

Translation:  Portuguese

Song language:  English

Artist:  Britney Spears

Translations:  BulgarianFrenchGermanGreek   8 more

The general idea is that fame is not what it's cracked up to be.

Song language:  French

Artist:  Georges Brassens

Translations:  BretonEnglishRussian

Song language:  English

Artist:  Britney Spears

Translations:  BosnianDutchFinnishFrench   15 more

Song language:  English

Artist:  Good Charlotte

Translations:  GermanGreekItalianRomanian   2 more

Song language:  Spanish

Artist:  Francisco

Translation:  English

Song language:  Spanish

Artist:  Serú Girán

Translations:  EnglishFrenchJapanese

Song language:  Spanish

Artist:  No Te Va Gustar

Translation:  English

Song language:  Spanish

Artist:  La Ley

Translation:  English

Song language:  English

Artist:  Eminem

Translations:  BosnianFinnishFrenchGerman   5 more

Song language:  English

Artist:  Eminem

Translations:  BosnianFrenchGreekPersian   3 more

Song language:  English

Artist:  Eminem

Translations:  FrenchSerbianTurkish

Song language:  English

Artist:  Eminem

Translations:  ArabicBosnianBulgarianEsperanto   18 more

Song language:  English

Artist:  Eminem

Translations:  CroatianCzechFrenchGreek   6 more

Song language:  French

Artist:  Lefa

Translation:  English

Song language:  French

Artist:  Lefa

Translation:  English

Song language:  English

Artist:  Lady Gaga

Translations:  ArabicAzerbaijaniBulgarianChinese   21 more

The song tells about a fan of Alex. She was so obsessed with him to the point of stalking him.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Alexander Rybak

Translations:  AzerbaijaniBosnianFinnishFrench   15 more

Song is about the papparazzi constantly harassing Lindsay Lohan back when she was famous.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Lindsay Lohan

Translations:  BulgarianFinnishFrenchGreek   5 more

Song is about Gaga's touchy relationship with the press.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Lady Gaga

Translations:  FinnishFrenchGreekItalian   3 more

Comments
Sophia_Sophia_    Wed, 14/10/2020 - 01:13

Пьер, я бы предложила ещё одну песню Брассенса, забыла как она называется, юморное обращение к журналистам там.
Абсолютно не помню название.
Попробую поискать, она у меня в плейлист на YouTube должна быть...

Там такая манера исполнения, просто прелесть. Такая искренность, юмор, сдерживаемые смешки Regular smile

Sophia_Sophia_    Thu, 15/10/2020 - 19:52

[@silenced]
Pierre, I am still waiting for your response.

How do you think, this song fits collection or not?

silencedsilenced    Thu, 15/10/2020 - 20:39

Oops... Err... Well... It's about taking revenge on paparazzi by cuckolding them, so I'd say the answer could be yes. Juan would be the best judge of whether it fits or not, but we'd need an English version.

Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Thu, 15/10/2020 - 22:36

You took the words out of my mouth, my friend Tongue smile I unfortunately don't speak French to a level that makes me understand the lyrics without a translation, but if for you, a native, it fits, then it goes here Wink smile

Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Fri, 09/10/2020 - 21:55

Yeh, I also thought of this one, but does she really talk about fame? I interpret this song as someone having an unrequited, obsessive love towards someone, following them wherever they go, but not necessarily related to fame.

tonyltonyl    Sat, 10/10/2020 - 11:24

I think it's definetely related to fame, it's just not the famous person complaining but the person doing the following etc. is describing how they feel.
So it's about the bad side of fame, but from a different point of view.

Maybe it doesn'[t belong here