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?

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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

  • 1
    Nice answer, my friend. :) Commented Feb 28, 2016 at 20:36
  • If we add the movie into this situation Knockin' On Heaven's Door is a song by Guns N' Roses
    – anonymous
    Commented Apr 10, 2020 at 2:21

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