Please give me the name of 3 songs that are about Holden from "Cacther In The Rye" and tell me the names of the singers?Please, I need the answers. thank you

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ladyvols1 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

There are more than three songs which refer to or have a reference to Holden from Catcher in the Rye. The Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution’s song, "Here's to Life" on their debut EP “A Call To Arms” references Holden Caulfield by stating: "Holden Caulfield is a friend of mine, we go drinking from time to time."

Aesop Rock's song "Save Yourself" contains the line "Naw man it wasn't me, it was Holden Caulfield, brother / I just read and pulled the trigger."

Epik High’s instrumental album "Soundtrack to a Lost Film" has a song titled "Holden Caulfield".  “Holden Caulfield from “Catcher in the Rye” put away 'cause he wasn't all there.”

Five Iron Frenzy's song "Superpowers" on their album Our Newest Album Ever! contains the line "Sometimes I feel I'm Holden Caulfield, sometimes Jack Kerouac."

Tricks’ song "Trinity" contains the line "The one who's seated, on the throne within in a force field/you’ll get tossed and feel lost like Holden Caulfield/Raw deal..."

The Max Levine Ensemble's song "Love, Capital L" contains the line "and that's how I came to see how Holden Caulfield was your prophet."


thewanderlust878 | Student

There are many songs that definitely relate to Holden from Catcher In The Rye. He is a very interesting character that is very richly developed and that people can relate to. Here are a few songs that I found that are specifically about him:

"Who Wrote Holden Caulfield" by Green Day. As the name suggests, this song was written about Holden. 

"Catcher In The Rye" by Guns n' Roses is about the book as a whole, but includes Holden in it

"I Wrote Holden Caulfield" by Screeching Weasel is, as the name says, about Holden Caulfield. 

Hope this helps!

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