Monday, June 23, 2008

Top Ten Law Songs from Above The Law Blog

The law blog, "Above the Law" has recently posted their list of the top ten law songs as determined by their survey. While I applaud the effort, the list is pretty limited - including mostly very obvious songs that make the list simply out of notoriety (though "Lawyers, Guns and Money" should make anyone's list). Some of the more obvious omissions, to name a very few, are Jackson Browne's "Lawyers in Love," Weird Al Yankovic's "Don't Download This Song," Bob Rea's "The Law," Dance Hall Crashers' "So Sue Us," Vickie Lawrence's or Reeba MacEntire's "Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia," Throwing Toasters' "Nursery Rhyme Lawyer," Joe Lima's "Drivin' Lucinda to the Courthouse," The Diamonds' "You Are My Judge and My Jury," Kitty Wells' "Will Your lawyer Talk to God For You," Judas Priests' "Breaking The law," The Who's, "It's a Legal Matter," David Lindley's "Talk to the Lawyer," The Allman Brothers' "The Judgment," Tom Paxton's "One Million Lawyers" - whoops!, I guess that's way more than 10. Hmmm - I guess I will have to add a page to my website and start my own list. Here is a link to Weird Al's "Don't Download This Song" which is a quality piece of social commentary (Youtube embedding was disabled by request). For other law songs, see my website, Errors of Law.

4 comments:

quiad-fontes said...

Weird Al also has a song (and animated video) called "I'll Sue Ya" off his "Straight Outta Lynwood" album. It's in the style of Rage Against The Machine. The video's on YouTube and it's pretty much the last word on frivolous lawsuits.
OE

Mark DeAngelis said...

Thanks OE: I am familiar with it; more thoughtful commentary. Musically, I prefer "Don't Download This Song," but "I'll Sue Ya" certainly belongs on an more extended list of Law songs.

PieceOfMe83 said...

Thanks for the link!

Mark DeAngelis said...

You're welcome pieceofme83. Sorry for the late reply. I hope you find something interesting and useful.