#MythologicalSongs sends out a siren call on Twitter

18 Feb 2016

From time to time, hashtags materialise on Twitter that achieve mythological status. Hashtags like #iLookLikeAnEngineer, #MarRef and #JeSuisCharlie were huge, and became part of the global conversation.

Today’s trending hashtag, though, is mythological in a different way, reaching back into the annals of human history and paying homage to the greatest myths of our time – through song titles.

With #MythologicalSongs, kicked off by tweeter Andy the Wise just a few hours ago, the Twitterverse has come together to give the old legends new life.

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Playing on ancient stories from all over the world – though, of course, predominantly Greece – and even a few modern-day myths, #MythologicalSongs would have Mount Olympus itself ROFLing in no time at all.

From classic rock to ’80s pop, and even on to children’s nursery rhymes, #MythologicalSongs offers something for everyone, and the punning is massively on point.

Without further ado, the tweet that set #MythologicalSongs rolling:

The ’80s seemed to have the most to offer – perhaps as it’s a mythological musical era in itself…

… but the other decades certainly had their say, from the ’50s right up to present day.

It even entered the mystical realms of modern-day viral hits:

We got a throwback to the halcyon days of childhood:

And, of course, the Game of Thrones fans came out to play:

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Kirsty Tobin was careers editor at Silicon Republic