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COLLECTIONS IDEAS - Ideas for collections that you would like to see.

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Don't have time to create the collection yourself? Put the idea in this forum.

First search here to see if it already exists.

I myself will not be creating them due to schedule constraints.

So anyone is welcome to take the ideas or draw inspiration from them.

If you do want to use an idea, pls let me know so I can update. Otherwise two people may be duplicating. If two people like the same idea, I'll connect you to collaborate, if that is agreeable to both parties.

LULLABIES.

SONGS OF INDIGENOUS, like songs of the Cherokee nation or Quechua people.

Also, songs that are meant to be FUNNYor songs that tell STORIES. These have been created but they seem to be very specific. Maybe create them as broad and general?

OVERCOMING THE ODDS. UPDATE. Sciera added one called Hopes and Dreams, "Songs that encourage to go after one's dreams, or about overcoming the obstacles of despair by finding strength within oneself."

HISTORICAL TREATMENT OF INIGENOUS.

HISTORICAL TREATMENT OF AFRICAN SLAVES

I love Lizzzard's idea: Best performances from MUSICALS/MUSICAL FILMS. UPDATE Zarina01 created a collection of musicals, and I've started one of favorite musical performances. But there are so many splinter ideas: by language, by country, by decade, styles (cutesie vs. sophisticated), etc.

ARTIST LISTS ARE GREAT! BUT THE DRAWBACK IS THAT THE SONGS LISTED UNDER THE ARTIST ARE NOT IN SEQUENCE BECAUSE THEY ARE ALPHABETIZED. Individual musical film collections are also great because they allow one to put songs/movie clips in sequence and put brief facts under the song descriptions. Also, OST pages may contain the track in-and-of itself, rather than a film clip, when applicable.

AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AFI%27s_100_Years...100_Songs

JUDY GARLAND favorites. She's been in several musical films.

FRED ASTAIRE/GINGER ROGERS numbers. Maybe use both their names as one artist. Then mention which film it comes from within the song or item description. I'm not sure how many numbers have lyrics, but links to the dance numbera could go in collection description.

All ROAD TO MOVIE NUMBERS / CROSBY, HOPE, LAMOUR numbers or all Bob Hope numbers, which would include Crosby/Lamour but also the number from I Love Lucy and Buttons and Bows from Paleface, etc.

GENE AUTREY musical numbers

BEST OF PIXAR, original songs/movie clips written for films or film shorts. (So the AC/DC song 'Thunderstruck' wouldn't fit, because, it was not written for the Pixar film.)

How about Opera FOR PEOPLE WHO DON'T LIKE OPERA or opera favorites.

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Can I also add ideas for which I already have 1-2 songs but can't think of more from the top of my head? Got 7 such draft collections.
I'd like to remain collaborator of the collections, though.

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Sure. Go for it!

My only thought is, maybe people should PM you with the suggestions, so visitors to this forum can skim down the list quickly for topics. Otherwise there will be 10 conversations at the same time and no one will have time to read or decipher.

Maybe put one word of each topic in all caps? Not necessary. Just a thought.

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ow. me me! i have idea which i really want to see, but i do not have enough knowledge. i myself have collection "Songs from soviet films and musicals" but i think it would be great to see collections from other countries but i myself do not know much items/ (i stuck somewhere in times of "Young at Heart" and "West Side Story") and know little about such things in other countries. oh, and it would be so nice to see VIDEOS FROM THE FILM T_T i afraid my dream is too fantastic XD but.. may be we will find some enthusiasts ))

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BreezyDay wrote:

Sure. Go for it!

My only thought is, maybe people should PM you with the suggestions, so visitors to this forum can skim down the list quickly for topics. Otherwise there will be 10 conversations at the same time and no one will have time to read or decipher.

Maybe put one word of each topic in all caps? Not necessary. Just a thought.

Okay! Some of the following are really specific, others are probably quite common but I didn't bother looking further yet - I came up with the collection ideas by trying to find categories for songs I added, and not the other way round.

I have already started these collections as drafts but would like to request more content suggestions! So please don't steal the ideas Wink smile
If anyone provides a large amount of valid ideas for any I would also make then a collaborator when publishing the collections

Stories of My Lives
Autobiographic and other songs that narrate a life history or a significant section thereof.
Examples:
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/social-distortion-story-my-life-lyrics.html
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/Prezident-Mise-en-Abyme-lyrics.html
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/pavlidis-erinnere-lyrics-request (not transcribed yet)

Doctors
Songs in medical settings, especially of the uncanny kind.
Examples:
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/king-satan-psygnosis-lyrics.html
(and probably any of the older songs by the band Carcass, now that I think of it...)

Chaos Magick
Songs about the esoteric current of that name.
Examples:
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/king-satan-above-so-below-lyrics.html
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/thou-art-lord-call-chaos-kaos-keravnos-ky...

Collared Love
Love songs in which one lover is referred to as a pet, most typically a dog.
Examples:
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/stooges-i-wanna-be-your-dog-lyrics.html
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/prezident-lieber-gott-schlag-mich-tot-lyr...

Carpe Diem
Songs about partying hard with no regards for the consequences.
Examples:
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/adel-tawil-aschenflug-lyrics.html
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/feuerschwanz-hurra-hurra-die-pest-ist-da-...

Secular Prometheus
Songs praising the scientific method, the separation of church and state, or criticizing religious thinking.
Examples:
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/shea-bil%C3%A9-bowling-baphomet-lyrics.html
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/esbbat-falsos-%C3%ADdolos-lyrics.html

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Songs rich in metaphors/double meanings like Hotel California. ("She's got the Mercedes bends.")

Also, can anyone tell me what kind of song or verse it is if one line uses a word, then the word or a synonym is carried to the next line and used in a different way.

Example 1, From Juanes' A Dios le pido: «Que si me muero sea de amor, y si me enamoro sea de vos, y que de tu voz sea este corazón.»

Example 2, from Andrés Cabas' Mi Bombón: «Y algo si que me supiste dar, Darme en la cabeza que ya está hinchá', Hincha del planeta, hincha del sol, Soltame las riendas, de aquí me largo yo.»

I believe both these artists are from Colombia, but surely this is done all over the world.

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BreezyDay wrote:

Songs rich in metaphors/double meanings like Hotel California. ("She's got the Mercedes bends.")

Also, can anyone tell me what kind of song or verse it is if one line uses a word, then the word or a synonym is carried to the next line and used in a different way.

Example 1, From Juanes' A Dios le pido: «Que si me muero sea de amor, y si me enamoro sea de vos, y que de tu voz sea este corazón.»

Example 2, from Andrés Cabas' Mi Bombón: «Y algo si que me supiste dar, Darme en la cabeza que ya está hinchá', Hincha del planeta, hincha del sol, Soltame las riendas, de aquí me largo yo.»

I believe both these artists are from Colombia, but surely this is done all over the world.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antanaclasis

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Thank you SO much!!

I love this kind of play on words, and now I am equipped with vocabulary which will help me search for more.

I was quite frustrated. Regular smile

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BreezyDay wrote:

Thank you SO much!!

I love this kind of play on words, and now I vocabulary which will help me search for more.

I was quite frustrated. Regular smile

You're welcome ^^ I actually hadn't known the term before - but I knew the technical term figura etymologica, which refers to something similar but different, looked it up on Wikipedia and then followed "see also" links until I found what I had searched for.

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I do so appreciate your time and will put your research to good use.

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BreezyDay wrote:

I do so appreciate your time and will put your research to good use.

Lol, took me like 2 minutes, including reading the examples there Wink smile

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Stumbled by chance upon a song for one of my collection ideas and added it to the list above.

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Some people do not read. They skim. Consider to preface in bold or italics or all caps "I have already started these collections but request more content suggestions", or something in your own wording. Otherwise someone might say, "Good idea!", and publish the collection before you've had a chance to.

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Wink smile

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BreezyDay wrote:

Some people do not read. They skim. Consider to preface in bold or italics or all caps "I have already started these collections but request more content suggestions", or something in your own wording. Otherwise someone might say, "Good idea!", and publish the collection before you've had a chance to.

Very true, thanks for reminding me. Well, if anyone steals an idea I technically could simply steal it back by editing the author rights Wink smile But don't want to start any drama here...

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I found a 3rd song for one of my ideas, published the collection and removed it from my list here - but any of my already published collections of course also is open for further suggestions: https://lyricstranslate.com/en/translator-details/sciera-collections#pro...

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Sorry, I didn't mean to imply that someone would do it deliberately. Some of us skim quickly rather than reading for details.

I saw a collection about skepticism prior to the creation of this forum. Maybe it was yours! Or maybe it was a forum. But if you haven't done so already, be sure to search.

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Feeling ugly or having low self-esteem.

This could go in two directions:

1) Positive thinking FOR them, to help them fight their low self-esteem.
2) Songs written BY people who have low self-esteem about their pain, for soothing empathy.

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BreezyDay wrote:

Posittive thinking for people who feel ugly or otherwise have low self-esteem.

Not exactly the same but I have a related collection here: https://lyricstranslate.com/en/collection/hope-and-dreams

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Thank you!!!

I have one called Encouragement but I don't want romance in it, so a song like the Pretenders' Brass in Pocket wouldn't fit. It's original intent was for people feeling suicidal, but my strictness is eroding and I'm adding a wider range. I removed it into "draft" status because I want to spiff it up a bit before I republish.

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Relationships/Couples getting back together. Reunited, and it feels so good.

Admiring someone from a distance, not having the courage to tell them. Not to be confused with stalker songs.

Man cheated and now he's sorry. From man's point of view, he cheated, he's sorry, she dumped him, now he wants her back or regrets what he did.

Woman gets called out (condemned) for playing with a man's heart.

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I've created a collection about all songs having won a Grammy in the category Song of the Year. But there are so many other categories, that I was wondering if anyone would be interested in creating collections for further GRAMMY AWARD CATEGORIES?

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SiHo_92 wrote:

I've created a collection about all songs having won a Grammy in the category Song of the Year. But there are so many other categories, that I was wondering if anyone would be interested in creating collections for further GRAMMY AWARD CATEGORIES?

I am adding some on Brazilian soapopera soundtracks, soon enough I'll do a major collection for them, like '9PM/6PM/8PM Brazilian soapopera soundtracks' or something. Wink smile

This can come in handy when dealing with festival editions or competitions.

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Would it be possible for you to list those categories, to create excitement and plant seeds.

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Well, some of the most known categories that can also be transformed into LT-collections are:

Song of the Year / Record of the Year / Album of the Year¹ / Best New Artist / Best Pop Solo Performance / Best Pop Vocal Album / Best Rock Performance / Best Rock Song / Best Rock Album / Best Country Album/ Best Latin Pop Album / Best Music Video / Best Music Film…

¹ Albums cannot be items of collections, but maybe a single off it?

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