The phrase ‘cellar door’ has long been recognized by linguists and writers for the beautiful sound created by the two nouns when spoken. Anyone who has seen the film Donnie Darko will recall the scene in which Karen Pomeroy (Drew Barrymore) says to Donnie (Jake Gyllenhaal) “A famous linguist once said that of all the phrases in the English language, of all the endless combinations of words in all of history, that 'cellar door' is the most beautiful.”
The beauty and musical nature of the two words is not lost on the following on the artist who composed the following songs containing the phrase ‘cellar door’.
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Top 10 songs containing the phrase ‘cellar door’
- Neil Young - The Needle And The Damage Done - “I caught you knockin’ at my cellar door, I love you baby can I have some more”
- Lemonheads - It’s A Shame About Ray - “I’ve never been too good with names/The cellar door was open, I could never stay away”
- Owl City - Swimming In Miami - “If you’re alone in awful downpour/Then struggle free and paddle out the cellar door”
- Mark Wills - High Low And In Between - “I’ll find her on the second floor/And chase her through the cellar door”
- Toby Keith - My List - Go to the bank and the hardware store, put a new lock on the cellar door”
- Cat Stevens - Angelsea - “Fish from every distance watch her ocean cellar door”
- Jethro Tull - ...And The Mouse Police Never Sleeps - “Waiting by the cellar door/Window-box town crier”
- Poison - Talk Dirty To Me - “Down the basement/Lock the cellar door/And baby/Talk dirty to me”
- Skid Row - Sweet Little Sister - “One night I caught her running out the cellar door”
- Insane Clown Posse - Mental Warp - “I’m falling down the stair case, tumble to the floor/I land up in the attic, next to the cellar door”