April 6th, 2012

coyote
  • brni

Bugmusic

I'm working on compiling a list of bug-related songs and music for a fun Grumpy project, and have, with help from the Ecto mailing list and the Weirdomusicville facebook group, as well as some other varied sources, come up with a list of over 100 songs, and growing.

Just a few minutes ago, I was also directed to a nigh-canonical list of bug songs in rock at http://www.showmejoe.com/research/bugmusic.htm - I haven't yet integrated that stuff into my list.
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4/7/12 - MAJOR EDIT: We're up to 259 entries. They're now sorted by artist name. The goal is 365, for a year of bugmusic.

50 Foot Wave - Bug
8 legged freaks version - The Itsy Bitsy Spider - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjSzeR62mQM
A-ha - Butterfly, Butterfly (the Last Hurrah) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZjXysUwmM4
A-ha - Dragonfly - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Swv-dYwsi1I
A-ha - Locust - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhqbMLmfCBo
Adam & the Ants - "Antmusic"
Adam & the Ants - Ants Invation
Adrien Belew & The Bears - Honey Bee
Aimee Mann - The Moth
Alice Cooper - The Black Widow
Alicia Keys - Butterflyz - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuz0OhGhrKk
Alien Ant Farm - Bug Bytes
Alien Ant Farm - Crickets - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7q1JLJ_ewA
Alpines - Cocoon - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjR_PmbgJ5M
Andy Partridge - Don't Let Us Bug Ya - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjSG0CE7w6g&feature=youtu.be
Ane Brun version - I Would Hurt A Fly - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4D3GWsleHgQ
Ani DiFranco - Pulse
Archive - Parvaneh (Butterfly) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CXa9gfzbAk
B-52s - June Bug
B-52s - Rock Lobster
Bel Canto - Big Belly Butterflies
Bel Canto - Spider Dust
Belle & Sebastian - Mayfly
Belly - Silverfish
Belly - The Bees
Bjork - Cocoon
Blake Tyson - A cricket sang and set the sun - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AktcDzkohw8
Blondie - Attack of the Giant Ants - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_TgNaDoUao
Blondie - Dragonfly - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-HQ_STKy4Q
Blur - Beetlebum - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAXnqjUfal4
Blur - Bugman - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AI5tOvlleM
Bob Drake (robert drake) - Spiders
Book of Love - Butterfly
Booth and the Bad Angel - Butterfly's Dream - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSQl-khaFcY
Bourbon Princess http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=se9DXquDq6c - The Spider Sings
British Sea Power - Apologies to Insect Life - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0I3vdgXWCm4
Built to Spill - I Would Hurt A Fly - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hvBQnrOPII
Burl Ives - Ugly Bug Ball
Calla - Fear of Fireflies
Captain Beefheart - Ant Man Bee
Carly Simon - Itsy Bitsy Spider
Catherine - Insect Tree
Chet Atkins - Glow Worm - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApnOnFoq6bk&feature=youtu.be
Chris Rea - Firefly - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE00yYVUsQY
Claire and the Reasons - Mellifera
Claire and the Reasons - Our Team Is Grand
Clan of Xymox - Moscovite Mosquito
Cocteau Twins - When Mama was Moth
Cole Porter (Tank Girl version) - Let's Do It
Corinne Bailey Rae - Butterfly - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89izB9CYJE8
Cowboy Junkies - Cicadas
Current 93 - Locust - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6TYf3LCn9Y
Danielle Dax - Where The Flies Are - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKqdcSxAYlA
Dave Matthews Band - Ants Marching
David Bowie - Glass Spider
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
Dead Can Dance - The Spider's Stratagem
Delerium - Euphoria (Firefly)
Delores O'Riordan - Black Widow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHqWSixhZWM
Delores O'Riordan - Centipede Sisters - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6sWOuccGYA
Depeche Mode - Flies on the Windscreen
Dharma - Cricket - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifJQJfoinZI
Dire Straits - The Bug
Don Dixon - Praying Mantis
Duke Ellington - Black Butterfly
Eddi Reader - Butterfly Jar
Eels - Flyswatter
Elbow - Bitten by the Tailfly - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6XO-bacs2g
Eno - Spider and I - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPluE34pkGg
Eskobar - Fly of the Wall - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rg-SArHxIyI
Feist - Tapeworm
Flaming Lips - Put the Waterbug in the Policeman's Ear - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMy1SLPLCwI&feature=youtu.be
Fran Healy - Fly in the Ointment - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMpMAxvtTyA
Frank Black - Song of the Shrimp
Fresh Faced Teens - Crickets - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmUAoHWMXvo
Gang of Four - A Fruitfly in the Beehive
Genesis - Fly On a Windshield
God Bullies - Magical Butterfly
Gorillaz feat. Little Dragon - Empire Ants - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-yP9f0gadU
Graeme Revell - The Sleeping Sickness - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaLPGho2EI0
Guided By Voices - Catfood on the Earwig - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-1jiPVy_ho&feature=youtu.be
Hank Williams - Fly Trouble - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ThqMbheImc&feature=youtu.be
Happy Rhodes - I Say
Happy Rhodes - Just Wanted to Bug Ya
Happy Rhodes - The Wretches Gone Awry
Heart - Dog & Butterfly
Heartless Bastards - I Swallowed a Dragonfly - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auzYn-QxC7s&feature=youtu.be
Heidi Berry - Firefly
Helios Creed - Spider
Hope Blister - The Spider and I
Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions - Butterfly Mornings - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Gkf3woCRac
Hurry Down Doomsday (The Bugs Are Taken' Over) - Elvis Costello - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTX5hOUfJrw&feature=youtu.be
Imogen Heap - Glittering Cloud - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7QhE_SLULc
Ingrid Michaelson - Mosquito - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2g5C7cl-NSY
Jane Siberry - Honey Bee
Jason Mraz - Butterfly - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yzRe2X5t5A
Jim Strafford - Spiders and Snakes
Jitterbug instructional video - Groovie Movie - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbaNYWkQYYA&feature=youtu.be
Joan Osborne - Spider Web
Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers - Nature's Mosquito - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qfr8qoFwZjk
Joseph Arthur - Cockroach
Joseph Arthur - Termite
Josquin des Prez - El Grillo - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKJgwLPjmlw
Julia Fordham - Butterfly
Kaki King - My Insect Life
Kate Walsh - Beetlebum
Katie Melua - Spider's Web
Kevin Ayers - Butterfly Dance - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=fIECs5zHHl0
Kevin Bartlett - Spiders (Euro Variety)
Kristin Hersh - Beestung
Kristin Hersh - Some Catch Flies
Kyle Minogue - Butterfly - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29-9Lm2AIf8
Lamb - Butterfly Effect - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKoYCGltFSs
Laura Love - Little Black Beetle
Laura Veirs - Tumblebee - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqywS0Ez36Q
Laura Veirs and Saltbreakers - Black Butterfly
Leadbelly - Grasshopper in my Pillow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRmL9oktDtA
Legendary Pink Dots - Kingdom of the Flies
Lena - Be a Bee - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ixP2lygOUI
Lena - Bee - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQjgL42lOhE
Lena - Caterpillar in the Rain - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdVFx9KTDBQ
Leon Russell - My Cricket - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6GE0WXZwX4
Lou Barlow - Caterpillar Girl - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggYazKUkcoM
Marais & Miranda - What is an Insect? - http://www.blankpub.com/science/Nature%20Songs/04%20What%20Is%20An%20Insect.mp3
Marillion - The Web
Marillion - Thunder Fly -
Martha & the Muffins - Insect Love
Massive Attack - Butterfly Caught - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g45PgMJMqLY
Melt Banana - Free the Bee - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-cOA52f7nk&feature=youtu.be
Melt Banana - Lost Parts Stinging Me So Cold - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5M5EJbGMfg&feature=youtu.be
Mercury Rev - Chasing a Bee - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztKNzjgshfY
Michelle Shocked - Black Widow
Mighty Mighty Bosstones - That Bug Bit Me
Mike Oldfield - Firefly - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQmJWQ3QPlo
Mirah - Community -
Mirah - Credo Cigalia -
Mirah - Ecdysis -
Mirah - Emergence Of the Primary Larva -
Mirah - Following the Sun -
Mirah - Gestation of the Sacred Beetle - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJay6ndwwik&feature=related
Mirah - Love Song Of the Fly -
Mirah - Luminescence -
Mirah - My Lord Who Hums -
Mirah - My Prize -
Mirah - Song Of Psyche -
Mirah - Supper -
Miranda Sex Garden - Sweet Honey-Sucking Bees
Mistle Thrush - Cicada
Moby - Spiders
Modest Mouse - Fly Trapped In a Jar
Moloko - Buterfly 747
Monty Python - Eric the Half a Bee Song
Muddy Waters - Honey Bee
My Brightest Diamond - Dragonfly
Neco Case - Marais la nuit
Nerina Pallot - Butterfly - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXtdSXjueIE
Nerina Pallot - Junebug - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8xdNAhO9Js
Nick Drake - Fly
Nina Simone - Funkier than a Mosquito's Tweeter
No Doubt - Spider Webs
No-Man - Red Ants IV
October Project - Paths of Desire
Oingo Boingo - Insects
Oingo Boingo - Spider
Over the Rhine - Firefly
Owl City - Fireflies
Owl City - The Bird and the Worm
Patti Smith - Fireflies
Paul Lincke / Johnny Mercer - The Glow Worm
Paul McCartney & Wings - Little Lamb Dragonfly
Pearl Jam - Bugs - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86PvgGy4LeQ
Pearl Jam - Red Mosquito - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9hjhPx-ydw
Piano Magic - Music for Wasps
Pigface - Tapeworm
Pigface - Insect
Pigface - Insect / Suspect
Pigface - Insect Insect Insect Insect
Pigface - Insects
Presidents of the United States - Boll Weevil
Ray Starita and His Ambassadors - The Flies Crawled Up the Window -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QU20dTtkS3M&feature=youtu.be
Rebbie Jackson - Centipede
Red Masque - Hive
Red Masque - The Spider is the Web
Richard Shindell - Parason Ants
Richard Thompson - Beeswing - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HApy-Xoix-g
Rimsky-Korsakov - Flight of the Bumblebee
Robbie Fulks - Wedding of the Bugs
Robert Francis - Junebug - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmbnE7n_u3I
Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians - Insect Mother
Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians - The Fly
Robyn Hitchcock - Madonna of the Wasps - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kACmzvGNwnQ&feature=youtu.be
Rolling Stones - The Spider and the Fly
Sarah Brightman - Fly
Sesame Street - Lady Bug Picnic
Seun Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80 - Mosquito Song
Siouxsie and the Banshees - The Killing Jar
Skinny Puppy - God's Gift (Maggot)
Skinny Puppy - Pedafly
Society's Bag - Let it Crawl - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kACmzvGNwnQ&feature=youtu.be
Sodomize the Insects - Feast of Ants - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3MeO6P3jKY&feature=youtu.be
Stephen Merritt - Behold the Lowly Centipede
Stereolab - Black Ants in Sound-Dust
Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Ramblers - Yellow-Bakced Fly
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Honey Bee
Sufjan Stevens - The Predatory Wasp of...
Swood 23 - Cicadas
Sxip Shirey - The Bed Bugs Are Back
The Birthday Party - King Ink
The Birthday Party - Nick the Stripper
The Cramps - Human Fly - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BB7YhbM4K80
The Cure - Lullaby - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sS6t56U9tBg
The Cure - The Caterpillar
The Fall - Ladybird (Green Grass)
The Fall - The Aphid - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-e3BOcDXlU&feature=youtu.be
The Insect Trust - Foggy River Bridge Fly
The Mask Man & the Agents - Roaches - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwsIb3_qBb4&feature=youtu.be
The Murmers - Bumble Bees
The Nightcrawlers - Little Black Egg
The Pogues - Worms
The Pyramids - Mosquito Bite - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAFbwzLaqbA&feature=youtu.be
The Ramones - Spiderman - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5P8lrgBtcU
The Sea and Cake - The Moonlight Butterfly - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMPhGhS4Vzg
The Smashing Pumpkins - Bullet with Butterfly Wings - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-r-V0uK4u0
The Tradewinds - Cricket in the Jungle - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jkzXq5LVvg (may be about the sport)
The Veils - Don't Let the same Bee Sting You Twice - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZHxd7RkRSs
The Verve - Catching the Butterfly - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrvnRMWWf-Q
The Who - Boris the Spider - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvFuUaCe8eY
The xx - Insects - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hav9D1rCEnc
They Might Be Giants - Ant
They Might Be Giants - Spider
Tim Buckley - Buzzin' Fly
Tom Petty - Honeybee - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdKwYuEw4Jk&feature=youtu.be
Tom Waits - Army Ants
Tori Amos - Sleeps with Butterflies
Tori Amos - Sweet the Sting
Tori Amos - The Beekeeper
U2 - The Fly
Unkle - Eye for an Eye - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqZtWzPNEJw
Vanessa Paradis - Mosquito
Venus Hum - Hummingbirds
Veruca Salt - Centipede
Wade Hemsworth - The Blackfly Song - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjLBXb1kgMo
Wire - I Am The Fly - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnIXXe83fe4
XTC - Across this Antheap
XTC - Buzzcity Talking - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnWydFl35Vo&feature=youtu.be
XTC - Fly on the Wall
XTC - I'm Bugged - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cefo-L7koNg&feature=youtu.be
XTC - Summer's Cauldron
mr. Gnome - Night of the Crickets - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp6uyWeMHqU
unknown - Kiss of the Spiderwoman - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5VwTO1VF1g
unknown - La Cucaracha
unknown - Mr. Bug Goes To Town - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsMb03r7Frk&feature=youtu.be&t=1m08s
unknown - Segmenti 4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwsIb3_qBb4&feature=youtu.be
unknown - Shoo, Fly, Don't Bother Me!
unknown - Spanish Flea
unknown - The Old Lady Who Swallowed the Fly
unknown - mothra theme song - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jmoa13TG2TY
unknown - music examples from cricket in times square - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-rIyxk9RQs
unknown(from Hairspray) - The Bug - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXG-Yx2zHGw - find better vid


If you have any suggestions, feel free to share.