Shakespeare inspired songs

Created by Guest on 06 Feb 2018 | Collaborators: BlackSea4ever, maluca | Last edited by maluca on 27 Feb 2021
Shakespeare inspired songs

Shall I compare thee to a Shakespearean play? Of course not, since these songs are by no means on par with the Bard's masterpieces, but still contain references from his works.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Silverstein

Translations:  FrenchGerman

Song language:  English

Artist:  Iron Maiden

Translations:  CroatianGreekHungarianItalian   5 more

Song language:  English

Artist:  Metallica

Translations:  PersianTurkish

Song language:  English

Artist:  Lord Vampyr

Song language:  English

Artist:  The Lumineers

Translations:  BulgarianCroatianFinnishFrench   9 more

Song language:  English

Artist:  Natalie Merchant

Translations:  GermanGreek

Song language:  French

Artist:  Nolwenn Leroy

Translations:  EnglishSpanish

Song language:  English

Artist:  Tori Amos

Translations:  FrenchGermanSpanish

Song language:  German

Artist:  Wise Guys

Translation:  English

Song language:  Spanish

Artist:  Tierra Santa

Translation:  English

Song language:  Dutch

Artist:  Carice van Houten

Translation:  English

Song language:  Polish

Artist:  Closterkeller

Translation:  English

Song language:  English

Artist:  Dire Straits

Translations:  BulgarianCroatianDanishFinnish   14 more

Song language:  English

Artist:  The Killers

Translation:  Spanish

Song language:  English

Artist:  Counterfeit

Translation:  Hungarian

Song language:  English

Artist:  Radical Face

Translations:  DutchFrenchItalianRussian

Song language:  Macedonian

Artist:  Elena Risteska

Translations:  CroatianEnglishGreekRussian   2 more

Song language:  English

Artist:  Elton John

Song language:  Russian

Artist:  Krematoriy

Translations:  EnglishUkrainian

Song language:  English

Artist:  Blue Öyster Cult

Translations:  BulgarianCroatianFinnishFrench   12 more

Song language:  English

Artist:  Mumford & Sons

Translations:  CroatianFrenchItalianSpanish   2 more

Song language:  English

Artist:  Mumford & Sons

Translations:  FrenchGermanPortuguese

Song language:  English

Artist:  The Kids From Fame

Song language:  Portuguese

Artist:  Capital Inicial

Translations:  EnglishFrench

Song language:  Hebrew

Artist:  David Refael Ben Ami

Translation:  English

Song language:  English

Artist:  Andrea von Kampen

Translations:  ItalianPortugueseTurkish

Song language:  English

Artist:  Taylor Swift

Translations:  AlbanianArabicBulgarianChinese   26 more

Song language:  English

Artist:  Elvis Costello

Song language:  Bulgarian

Artist:  Mangasarian Bros

Translation:  English

Song language:  English

Artist:  Fink

Translations:  EstonianFrenchGermanRussian   2 more

Comments
Arou_Arou_    Tue, 06/02/2018 - 21:08

What a great idea for a collection! Teeth smile (The kind one wishes one would have thought of oneself... Wink smile )
Looking through the list, I was wondering whether you'd include actual works by Shakespeare set to music, and then I found Sonnet 29. Personally, I prefer Rufus Wainwright's take on it though: https://youtu.be/ngk4sRQ2C-Y

As you probably know, Iron Maiden have a song called "Ides of March" too, but since it's instrumental it's not on LT. Tongue smile

malucamaluca    Tue, 13/10/2020 - 21:31

I hijacked the collection and added you as a collaborator. Was it Pierre's originally?

malucamaluca    Tue, 13/10/2020 - 21:32

Ah, I checked, it was from another user that deleted their account...

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Tue, 13/10/2020 - 21:32

Thanks. It was definitely Pierre’s

Dr_IgorDr_Igor    Tue, 13/10/2020 - 21:47

This would not qualify somehow,under strict rulles?
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/barratt-waugh-time-us-lyrics.html

I guess "A time for us" lyrics would be an adaptation and Shakespeare is not really there any more, the relation is only through music...
You would have to pull the original lyrics from the movie...

But if you are asked, what melody you most strongly associate with Romeo & Juliet, then unless you are core ballet lover and know Prokofiev
really well, that would be it, right?