I noticed that some episodes are named after existing songs.

As an example, the fourteenth episode name is "Bohemian Rhapsody", which is a famous song from the music band Queen

Are all Cowboy Bebop's episodes named after existing songs?


Not all episodes are named after songs but most of them are and they are all named after cultural references.

1 - Asteroid Blues

The blues is a well known music genre

2 - Stray Dog Strut

Stray Cat Strut is one of the most famous songs of the band Stray Cats

3 - Honky Tonk Women

Honky Tonk Women is a song composed by the Rolling Stones

4 - Gateway Shuffle

The Shuffle or Melbourne Shuffle is a rave and club dance

5 - Ballad of Fallen Angels

Fallen Angels is a song composed by the band Aerosmith

6 - Sympathy for the Devil

Sympathy for the Devil is a song made by the Rolling Stones

7 - Heavy Metal Queen

Heavy Metal is a rock/metal music genre

8 - Waltz for Venus

9 - Jamming with Edward

Jamming with Edward is an album released in 1972 by the Rolling Stones

10 - Ganymede Elegy

  • Elegy is a Dutch Power Metal band.
  • An elegy is also a type poem

11 - Toy in the Attic

Toys in the Attic is both a song and an album composed by the band Aerosmith

12 & 13 - Jupiter Jazz

Jazz is a genre of music

14 - Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody is a song composed by Queen.

15 - My Funny Valentine

There are multiple possible references.

16 - Black Dog Serenade

Black Dog is a song composed by the band Led Zeppelin. A serenade is a type of song.

17 - Mushroom Samba

Samba is a Brazilian song and dance genre

18 - Speak Like a Child

Speak Like a Child is an album made by Herbie Hancock

19 - Wild Horses

Wild horses is a song composed by the Rolling Stones

20 - Pierrot Le Fou

Pierrot Le Fou is a 1965 postmodern film directed by the French and Swiss filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard, who was one of the founding members of the French New Wave in cinema.

21 - Boogie Woogie Feng Shui

Boogie Woogie is a musical genre

22 - Cowboy Funk

Funk is a genre of music

23 - Brain Scratch

Evil Brain Rejector is a song composed by Lee "Scratch" Perry (album Jamaican E.T.)

24 - Hard Luck Woman

Hard Luck Woman is a song composed by the band KISS

25 & 26 - The Real Folk Blues

The Real Folk Blues is a song composed by John Lee Hooker

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    Nice answer, my friend. :) Feb 28 '16 at 20:36
  • If we add the movie into this situation Knockin' On Heaven's Door is a song by Guns N' Roses
    – anonymous
    Apr 10 '20 at 2:21

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