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Morse Code In The Music

How’s your Morse code ear? Try copying the Morse through the music QRM!

Baby Come Back to Me (The Morse Code Of Love) by The Crests. The primary doo-wop syllables are dit and dot. This song was later covered by The Manhattan Transfer

Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison. It sounds like he says dit dah repeatedly at the end of the song but is actually saying “bit by bit”

Der Telegraph by Welle: Erdball

London Calling by The Clash uses guitar feedback at the end of the song to create the letters “S.O.S.” in Morse code.

Lucifer by The Alan Parsons Project leads off with Morse which is repeated but sometimes overcome by the music

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service by The Propellerheads. Morse is used to spell out OHMSS.

One by Metallica. In the music video, Morse is used for the severely handicapped veteran to communicate.

Planet Claire by the B52s leads off with a Morse message (the text of which is actually an automated message from a Canadian maritime automated weather station)

Radio KAOS solo album by Roger Waters. This album includes a number of Morse code sequences.

Radioactivity by Kraftwerk used Morse code extensively in the song.

Sub-Rosa Subway by Klaatu. This Canadian band includes a Morse lyric in their song.

Timber by Coldcut. spells “S.O.S” in the beginning.

Wireless Fantasy by Vladimir Ussachevsky.

For more fun, see the article entitled Morse Code Goes To Video

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