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    Question Pop Songs Mentioning JFK Airport?

    I just read in Wikipedia that JFK Airport was mentioned in lyrics of songs by Barry Manilow, Paul Simon, U2 and Notorious B.I.G amongst others. Sadly, I can't identify which songs. Who can help?

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    U2 mentions JFK in the second line of "Angel of Harlem"

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    Pet Shop Boys - Home and Dry
    Barry Manilow - Brooklyn Blues
    Paul Simon - Paranoia Blues

    not sure about Notorious B.I.G

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    Pop Song....No, but the opening theme of "Car 54 Where are You" mentions Idlewild...

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    I think Biggie mentions JFK in one of his freestyles.
    Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We have a small problem.
    All four engines have stopped. We are doing our damnedest to get them under control.
    I trust you are not in too much distress. —Captain Eric Moody, British Airways Flight 9

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    Billy Joel - We Didn't Start the Fire: "JFK, blown away, what else do I have to say" was definitely in reference to the airport. We should bring him in for questioning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil D. View Post
    Billy Joel - We Didn't Start the Fire: "JFK, blown away, what else do I have to say" was definitely in reference to the airport. We should bring him in for questioning.

    I think that's a reference to the JFK assasination in 1963

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    I know, I was kidding. :-p
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    I have had Angel of Harlem stuck in my head for days now lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedbird1 View Post
    I just read in Wikipedia that JFK Airport was mentioned in lyrics of songs by Barry Manilow, Paul Simon, U2 and Notorious B.I.G amongst others. Sadly, I can't identify which songs. Who can help?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I28UHGTUNvw

    Carbon/Silicon "The Magic Suitcase"

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