Best Use of Lyrics in a Newspaper Headline

Obviously, the editor is something of a Queen fan.  Well done.  (Via Jim Romenesko)

But it’s this isn’t my favourite punny newspaper headline.  I once came across a story about a groups of birds looking after their nests in a secluded place.  The headline read “Four Kestrels Man Oeuvres in the Dark.”  (Say it out loud.)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Best Use of Lyrics in a Newspaper Headline

  • April 20, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Back in 2000 when minnows Inverness Caledonian Thistle (AKA, ICT, Caley, Caley Thistle) beat massively favoured Celtic Football club (Rod Stewart's favourite team) in the Scottish FA Cup, The Sun's headline the next day took a page from Mary Poppins' song sheet:

    "Super Caley Go Ballistic, Celtic are atrocious"


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