As the lyrics helpfully point out, this song's title is an anagram of Ian Brown. He told Clash Magazine: "Yeah that's the anagram of my own name. It could of been 'Brain No', or it could have been 'Born Awi'... I like me anagrams (laughs). I was working with a kid called Peter Mescle who was DJ Mick and his real name is Peter Mescle and he said do you realise you name is 'Own Brain' and mine's 'Sample Elect'...so I was like let's do a tune called 'Own Brain', I wanted to do an album called 'Own Brain'. And then I thought 'My Way' was a bit cheeky."
David Bowie's "Space Oddity" tells the story of an astronaut who cuts off communication and floats into space. The BBC used it extensively in their coverage of the 1969 moon landing - an odd choice considering the lyrics.
In Gary Numan's "Cars," the message is that cars lead to a mechanical society devoid of personal interaction. This didn't stop automakers from using it in commercials. Both Nissan and Oldsmobile have used it in ads.