I Give a Fuck About the Oxford Comma: A Playlist in Honor of National Punctuation Day

Today is National Punctuation Day! If there’s anything I love more than the serial comma, it’s got to be a Rock & Roll list. So here, I present songs that include punctuation in the lyrics (or at least the songs I could think of off the top of my head. I am sure I’m missing a ton).

Everyday I Write the Book, Elvis Costello: “All your compliments and cutting remarks are captured here in my quotation marks.”

City of Motors, Soul Coughing: “Flicks an ash like a wild, loose comma.”

Oxford Comma, Vampire Weekend: “Who gives a fuck about an Oxford comma?”

I Hear the Bells, Mike Doughty: “Glints in the nights commas and ampersands.”

I Love You Period, Dan Baird: “Please, please exclamation point. I want to hold you in parentheses.”

And another one from Paxton Holley in the comments:

Run-DMC, King of Rock: “We’re causing Hard Times, for Sucka MCs, cause they don’t make no songs like these. PERIOD.”

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