Libraries (and librarians) are inexhaustible sources of inspiration. These are represented in books (Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose), films (The Public, directed by Robin Bissell) series (The Librarians, directed by Jonathan Frakes) and even paintings (VIEIRA DA SILVA, Maria Helena. A Biblioteca, 1949).
But what about music? Amazingly, there is a panoply of songs about libraries and librarians. After a brief search*, here is a list as selected by Member Services staff member David Goncalves.
“Library Rap”, MC Poindexter and theStudy Crew
“The Ghost of Tom Joad”, Bruce Springsteen
“Thee Ecstatic Library”, Comet Gain
“FrenchNavy”, Camera Obscura
“LisaLibrarian”, Velocity Girl
“Marie Marie”, Yves Montand
“Bibliothèque Mazarine”, Julien Clerc
“Paperback Writer”, The Beatles
“Wrapped Up In Books”, Belle and Sebastian
“Wuthering Heights”, Kate Bush
“Read, Eat,Sleep”, The Books
“Reluctant Readers Make Reluctant Lovers”, Library Voices
“Sylvia Plath”, Ryan Adams
“White Rabbit”, Jefferson Airplane
“Young Glass”, Hey Rosetta!
“RambleOn”, Led Zeppelin
“Pigs (Three Different Ones)”, Pink Floyd
“Every Day I Write The Book”, Elvis Costello