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Sherlock Songs

Hi, 

So basically this post was the creating of something me and my friend Hana were talking about earlier today. We were basically talking about songs which remind us of BBC Sherlock (these are also some of the songs I’m listening to to get rid of my writers block lol). Feel free to add your suggestions in the comments but this is what we’ve come up with so far :)

“Chim Chim Cher-ee (East Wind)”- From the film Saving Mr Banks:

This one is a bit of a weird one- but oh my lord did me and Hana combust when we listened to it. Of course we linked it back to Eurus when we listened to it, but it also reminded me of the idea that Series Four was all made up in Sherlock’s Mind with the line “I feel what’s to happen has happened before”.

“Icarus”- Bastille

This is one of the songs that I just love anyway, but the first few lines is just SHERLOCK! 

Look who’s digging their own grave
That is what they all say
You’ll drink drug yourself to death

I cannot talk about this enough, this is one of my go to songs when writing, I love it so much. Why on earth didn’t they release it as a single, it doesn’t get enough recognition. 

“I’m Still Standing”- Elton John

If you follow me or have read my “Dream” post- you’ll understand why I put this on the list. If WHEN Moriarty comes back, this is the song I hope he comes back with (its bloody Jim Moriarty- he’s gonna have a song). It’s from around the same era as the other two (Staying Alive and I Want To Break Free) and its just ajswhwdqygdiqg. I cannot listen to this song and not think of the beauty that is Jim Moriarty. 

Originally posted by sebhanx99

“Hey Jude”- The Beatles

Hey Jude is one of the songs that remind me of John at the end of The Reichenbach Fall. Its one of my favorite songs to listen to when I’m sad, and its always on in my house. The “na na” sequence is so iconic. I just imagine John listening to it, humming it, wishing Sherlock was with him, him humming too.

“Amsterdam”- Coldplay

Another song that doesn’t get enough recognition- Chris Martin’s voice in this gives me the chills. It reminds me of (again) John at the end of Reichenbach, but the lyrics remind me of Sherlock- him hiding from John, wanting to talk to him. Especially with the lines:

And I know I’m dead on the surface
But I am screaming underneath

How accurate is that?


This was just a selection of the songs of the playlist. As I said, these are the songs I listen to when I’ve got MAJOR writers block (I really am trying to write the dream fanfiction), feel free to comment songs that remind you of Sherlock or relieve you from the dreaded writers block

when the lights go up and the crowd goes silent

a collection of 40 of the most memorable opening numbers (and overtures) from broadway and the west end’s best (listen)

the circle of life the lion king | hello! the book of mormon | grease (is the word) grease | no one mourns the wicked wicked | carrying the banner newsies | mama who bore me spring awakening | tear me down hedwig and the angry inch | belle beauty and the beast | overture phantom of the opera | tradition fiddler on the roof | oh the thinks you can think! seussical the musical | prologue ragtime | the stars look down billy elliot | act 1 prologue into the woods | take me to heaven sister act | maybe annie | good morning baltimore hairspray | sit down, john 1776 | the ballad of sweeney todd sweeney todd | what do you do with a BA in english?/ it sucks to be me! avenue q | overture/ work song les miserables | all that jazz chicago | food, glorious food oliver! | i hope i get it a chorus line | prologue/ chim chim cher-ee/ cherry tree lane mary poppins | prologue/ little shop of horrors little shop of horrors | aquarius hair | not for the life of me thoroughly modern millie | rent rent | comedy tonight a funny thing happened on the way to the forum | heaven on their minds jesus christ superstar | willkommen cabaret | overture/ rock island the music man | prologue/ any dream will do joseph and the amazing technicolor dreamcoat | we are what we are la cage aux folles | oh! what a beautiful mornin’ oklahoma | every story is a love story and fortune favors the brave aida | how to succeed how to succeed in business without really trying | i get a kick out of you anything goes | magic to do pippin

Grab some cocoa and a good book. Get cozy by the fire. Autumn is here. Halloween is coming. Listen here.

Chim Chim Cher-ee  - Turin Brakes // All Hallows Eve - Ultimate Bear Hug // The Woods - Daughter // The Little Man Who Wasn’t There - Larry Clinton & His Orchestra // Sally’s Song - Fiona Apple // It’s Only Dark - TImbre Timbre // Broken Horse - Freelance Whales // Graveyard Rock - Tarantula Ghoul & Her Graveyard Diggers // Ghosts - On & On // They’re Coming To Get You, Barbara - No More Kings // Bright Mouths - Electric President // I Put A Spell on You - Screamin’ Jay Hawkins //

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Good luck will rub off when I shakes ‘ands with you

Or blow me a kiss and that’s lucky too

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You might think a sweep’s on the bottommost rung
Though I spends me time in the ashes and smoke
In this 'ole wide world there’s no 'appier bloke

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Chim chim cher-ee!
A sweep is as lucky, as lucky can be
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Chim chim cher-oo!
Good luck will rub off when I shakes 'ands with you

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Chim chim cher-ee!
A sweep is as lucky, as lucky can be
Chim chim-in-ey, chim chim-in-ey
Chim chim cher-oo!
Good luck will rub off when I shakes 'ands with you

I choose me bristles with pride, yes, I do
A broom for the shaft and a brush for the flute
Up where the smoke is all billered and curled
'Tween pavement and stars is the chimney sweep world
When there’s 'ardly no day nor 'ardly no night
There’s things 'alf in shadow and 'alfway in light
On the rooftops of London coo, what a sight!

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Chim chim cher-ee!
When you’re with a sweep you’re in glad company
Nowhere is there a more 'appier crew
Than them wot sings, “Chim chim cher-ee, chim cher-oo!”
On the
Chim chim-in-ey, chim chim cher-ee, chim cher-oo!

—  Chim Chim Cher-ee (From Disney’s Mary Poppins)