As you may have heard, Cape Cod has located a couple of Great White Sharks just sort of hanging out in the water off the coast of Chatham, Mass. Two of the seven sharks identified last summer have returned, according to CBS Boston.
The sharks’ return apparently has to do with the growing seal population off Mass. coasts. In other words, they smell a feast.
But WZLX won’t run away from these beasts of the water – well, we will keep a safe distance, as you should as well. Let’s give these sharks a playlist to rock out to while they take up residence at the Cape. Because what are we going to do, scare them away?
Jimmy Buffett – “Fins”
This Buffett concert staple was written shortly after the sequel to Jaws came out, which reeks of shameless cross-promotion. But the song isn’t even about actual sharks – it’s actually about men (“land sharks”) who attempt to pick up women at bars. But it can easily be about the fish if you want. Metaphors!
Heart – “Barracuda”
Okay, so Heart’s classic with the unmistakable guitar hook isn’t actually about sharks. But a barracuda is still a fearsome fish that has been known to attack humans – basically the Great White’s scrawny cousin. Close enough, right?
Blue Oyster Cult – “Shooting Shark”
Like many Blue Oyster Cult songs, the lyrics to this song are cryptic at best and bewildering at worst. Is this song even about a shark at all? Either way, we would never want to see a Great White flying, let alone swimming in the water.
What other songs about man-eaters do you know?