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rob.leblanc
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posted 23 June 2003 09:01 PM      Profile for rob.leblanc     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
In the coming summer days, there is a lot of music being played and I was just wondering what babblers sing along to. It doesn't even matter if you hate the song. I've caught myself singing songs I really can't stand sometimes. Anyways, here's my list:

Dadada - Trio
Battle of New Orleans - Johnny Horton
Midnight, The Stars and You - Ray Noble Orchestra
Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground - White Stripes (GOD I hear that everywhere I go!)
Blue Jean - David Bowie
Singing in the Rain

and that's all I can think of right now. I'll be back with more.


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Meowful
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posted 23 June 2003 09:22 PM      Profile for Meowful   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I just love Avril Lavigne, Nelly Fertato (sp), Cheryl Crow, Blue Rodeo, The Barenaked Ladies, Nickleback....

Canadian talent is sooooo awesome!!


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swirrlygrrl
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posted 23 June 2003 10:15 PM      Profile for swirrlygrrl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Now that I have escaped cubicle hell, I usually only sing to things I like (lately, mostly ELVIS COSTELLO, since I'm super keen on seeing him late this summer - I blast "What's so funny 'bout (peace, love and understanding)?" while driving, singing at the top of my lungs but you can catch me crooning with any number of artists, including Tori Amos, in my daily routine. Anything catchy from the 80's (ah, Flock of Seagulls, Cyndi Lauper, Talking Heads, the list goes on) will get me at least mouthing along, more if I've consumed any distilled or fermented beverages.

Back when other people's radios made my life hell, I found myself absent mindedly singing along to Jennifer Lopez and Justin Timberlake (and knowing all the words).

*the horror, the horror*

Oh yeah, "Home for a rest" - best ever Canadian singing along song!


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redshift
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posted 23 June 2003 10:19 PM      Profile for redshift     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
can't do singing in the rain without seeing roddy mcdowell putting in the boot.
yellow submarine
leavin' on a jetplane
cripple creek

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al-Qa'bong
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posted 23 June 2003 10:30 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I wake up the neighbours with Nessun Dorma.

Others:
The Hut Sut Song
Louie Louie
Ça plâne pour moi
Indian Love Call
Oh yeah, Evelyn, A Modified Dog

[ 23 June 2003: Message edited by: al-Qa'bong ]


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Meowful
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posted 23 June 2003 10:32 PM      Profile for Meowful   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The only time I sing (really sing!) is in the car... I don't even care if people can see me...

At home, once in a while if I'm in a really happy-housework mood, I'll crank it and dance with the broom.


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Michelle
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posted 23 June 2003 11:04 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I sing along with everything from Beethoven's Mass in C to Nelly's "Hot In Herre".
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Timebandit
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posted 23 June 2003 11:06 PM      Profile for Timebandit     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Battle of New Orleans - Johnny Horton

Haven't actually sung that one in many years... But we did on road trips when I was a kid. That, and Dr Hook. Dad's taste in music was... uneven.

I sing to anything Blue Rodeo has done. And Mary Chapin Carpenter. Paul Simon's Rhythm of the Saints, and many of his other tunes. Barenaked Ladies are singable.

Lots of others, but can't think of more just now.


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Meowful
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posted 23 June 2003 11:11 PM      Profile for Meowful   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I just love those old ballad country tunes....

Phantom 109
Getty Up Go...

I'm sobbin' just thinkin' about 'em...

How 'bout:
Big John, big bad John...
I Don't Wanna Play House.... it makes my mommy cry
Our D-I-V-O-R-C-E become final today, me and little J-O-E we'll be going away...

*sob*

aren't they great.


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Michelle
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posted 23 June 2003 11:15 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oh man. That's hurtin', all right.

quote:
Sometimes it's hard to be a woman
Giving all your love to just one man
You'll have bad times and he'll have good times
Doing things that you don't understand

But if you love him please forgive him
Even though he's hard to understand
And if you love him, whoa be proud of him
'Cause after all he's just man

Stand by your man
Give him two arms to cling to
And something warm to come to
When the nights are cold and lonely

Stand by your man
And show the world you love him
Keep giving all the love you can
Stand by your man.


Hmm, maybe some of the oldies are best left alone.


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meades
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posted 23 June 2003 11:16 PM      Profile for meades     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ditto. I sing along with absolutely everything. Right now I'm singing along with Billy Bragg & Wilco to Airline to Heaven. Even songs that aren't even in English. Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Cesaria Evora, Karin Ahluwalia, I still make an effort to learn the lyrics, even if I don't understand them .
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Meowful
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posted 23 June 2003 11:18 PM      Profile for Meowful   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Michelle, I needed that one today, I been kinda grumpy with my man lately... he's only a man after-all*


* no offense to any men anywhere intended. I love men in fact


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Smith
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posted 23 June 2003 11:42 PM      Profile for Smith     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I sing along with everything, but only when I'm alone and the key isn't horrible for me.

I make up random harmonies a lot too. In my head I am a backup singer.


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Timebandit
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posted 23 June 2003 11:51 PM      Profile for Timebandit     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ooh! Billy Bragg! Yeah, I sing along with him, too.

And Tom Waits! Love Tom Waits.

[ 23 June 2003: Message edited by: Zoot Capri ]


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TommyPaineatWork
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posted 24 June 2003 12:21 AM      Profile for TommyPaineatWork     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
In the summer?

The Ramones, of course. The late Joey and I have the same two or three note vocal range.

ONETWOTHREEFOUR.............


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shelby9
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posted 24 June 2003 12:22 AM      Profile for shelby9     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
After spending what seems like a lifetime inside of D'Arcy Magee's in Ottawa, I can probably recite almost every "claims to be Celtic" song ever played in there - though I couldn't tell you any of their titles

I'm an 80s metal girl - so songs like, I dunno, pick a metal ballad - um, Home Sweet Home by Motley Crue. Stairway to Heaven, Nothing Else Matters, a slew of Bon Jovi songs... that kinda stuff. (I don't play the rock and roll name that tune very well, but I know a song when I hear it)

Sadly, what songs I walk around humming these days, are those from commercials on tv. There is a catchy tune for Tremclad paints that I hear every morning - damn if that doesn't stick!


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Gir Draxon
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posted 24 June 2003 12:53 AM      Profile for Gir Draxon     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I sing a lot of stuff when I am alone

like this

quote:
I need a sign to let me know you're here
'Cause my TV set just keeps it all from being clear
I want a reason for the way things have to be
I need a hand to help build up some kind of hope inside of me

or

quote:
I am a question to the world,
Not an answer to be heard,
or a moment that's held in your arms.

and

quote:
Come out of things unsaid, shoot an apple off my head (and a)
Trouble that can't be named, tigers waiting to be tamed (singing)
You are, you are...

and

quote:
Well I threw you the obvious,
Just to see if there's more behind the
Eyes of a fallen angel,
Eyes of a tragedy.

last but not least

quote:
I cry, when angles deserve to DIE

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beluga2
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posted 24 June 2003 12:59 AM      Profile for beluga2     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The best artist ever to sing along to, I find, is Bob Dylan. Cuz you can rest assured that, no matter how shitty your voice is, there's about a 99% chance that it's still better than his.

I love singing along to really really fast, machine-gun lyrics with lots & lots of words:

"Subterranean Homesick Blues" by the Zimmster
"Magnificent Seven" by the Clash
"Pump It Up" by Elvis Costello
"It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" by R.E.M.
"Don't Believe the Hype" by Public Enemy

(it took years of practice, by I can actually do all those, believe it or not!)

I can also duplicate Hank Williams' yodel in "Long Gone Lonesome Blues".

Oh, and I also have a strange ability to perfectly pick out & sing the vocal harmony parts in Beatles songs (singing "If I Fell" is utter heaven) -- the closest thing I have to an actual musical talent!


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4t2
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posted 24 June 2003 12:59 AM      Profile for 4t2     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by shelby9:
Sadly, what songs I walk around humming these days, are those from commercials on tv. There is a catchy tune for Tremclad paints that I hear every morning - damn if that doesn't stick!

I feel your pain. There are some exceptionally aggravating TV advertisement songs at the moment.

I nominate (maybe there should be a thread for this?):

And you'll know what you'll say
When you leave here today
Everyone loves...Marineland

There are a few different commercials..all starting with There's a place I know in On-Tair-Ee-Oh...and seeing as Friendship Cove, Marineland is not the first place I want to be this summer, I just feel like dropping my TV from the window of the 12th floor.

Would you believe that it's been on TWICE since I started this post? Yikes. Bah humbug. Everyone hates Marineland, if they're not careful

[ 24 June 2003: Message edited by: 4t2 ]


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TommyPaineatWork
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posted 24 June 2003 01:13 AM      Profile for TommyPaineatWork     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I can also imitate Neil Young, but it sounds even more Neil Young than Neil Young himself. I find it fun to sing along to Neil Young dirges on the radio, and make up my own lyrics as I go along.
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TommyPaineatWork
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posted 24 June 2003 01:43 AM      Profile for TommyPaineatWork     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oh yes, I forgot.

"Frankenstien" by Edgar Winter, and "Moby Dick" by Led Zepplin, and "Dueling Banjoes", a few more sing along tunes I like.


(Where is that sidelong glance emoticon?)


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beluga2
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posted 24 June 2003 02:03 AM      Profile for beluga2     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I knew a guy once who could "sing" a rather convincing version of "Wipeout" by drumming on his cheeks with his thumbs!

When I'm really drunk, I sometimes sing along to Pink Floyd's "Great Gig in the Sky." No words, but great orgasmic emotion.

(That's only when I'm really really really really really drunk!)

Oh, and somewhere on earth, much to my chagrin, there exists a videotape of me drunkenly lip-synching and miming to Prince's "International Lover", complete with spasmodic pelvis-thrusts during the, er, climax.

I really should hire myself a private investigator to track down that tape and destroy it, or my life could be ruined forever.


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Michelle
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posted 24 June 2003 02:25 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oh GOD YES, the Marineland commercial. ACK! Are they still playing that same stupid tune? So, um, your kids watch PBS, right?

My son used to LOVE that commercial. From the age of about one until three, he would dance to it, stare at it, hum to it, and God forbid you should turn off the television while it was on. He'd get this great big smile on his face. My ex and I used to shake our heads in grudging admiration at the ad exec who came up with that commercial.

And you're right, it's on ALL THE FREAKING TIME. I haven't seen it in a couple of years because I haven't had PBS Kids on in a long time (my little one mostly watches Treehouse).

You know what song I've had in my head the last few days? I was looking for lyrics to those 80's heavy metal (and not so heavy metal, but you know the kind I mean) love ballads, sure that I would find some stupid lyrics somewhere for that other thread, and as I was scrolling through some written-out songs, I saw one of them that just would not get out of my head for days after I saw it.

So if you don't want to get an 80's love ballad in your head, look away now.

Hard to Say I'm Sorry

"Everybody needs a little time away," I heard her say, "from each other."
"Even lovers need a holiday far away from each other."
Hold me now. It's hard for me to say I'm sorry. I just want you to stay.

After all that we've been through, I will make it up to you. I promise to.
And after all that's been said and done,
You're just the part of me I can't let go.

Couldn't stand to be kept away just for the day from your body.
Wouldn't wanna be swept away, far away from the one that I love.
Hold me now. It's hard for me to say I'm sorry. I just want you to know.
Hold me now. I really want to tell you I'm sorry. I could never let you go.

After all that we've been through, I will make it up to you. I promise to.
And after all that's been said and done,
You're just the part of me I can't let go.

After all that we've been through, I will make it up to you. I promise to.

You're gonna be the lucky one.


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Michelle
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posted 24 June 2003 02:27 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Tommy, here's some Edgar Winter to groove on!
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al-Qa'bong
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posted 24 June 2003 02:41 AM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
My six year old likes to sing along with Hocus Pocus by Focus.
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TommyPaineatWork
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posted 24 June 2003 05:15 AM      Profile for TommyPaineatWork     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That is such a cool song when your buzzed.

he he.

"Sing along with Nash the Slash"


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Meowful
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posted 24 June 2003 12:35 PM      Profile for Meowful   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Dr. Hook -- "On the Cover of the Rollin' Stone"

THE best party song ever!

And I absolutely love that new song by Kid Rock and Cheryl Crow... I don't know the title but it's on CMT all the time.

"I put your picture awwwaaaay.... I can't look at you when I'm layin' next hiiiiimmmmm (herrrrr).....


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al-Qa'bong
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posted 24 June 2003 12:48 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
That is such a cool song when your buzzed.

Geez, I'd better check what the kid's been putting on his Cheerios.


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ronb
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posted 24 June 2003 12:53 PM      Profile for ronb     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hey Jude.

judeyjudey judey judeyjudey judey ow. wow.


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LittleDoucheCoupe
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posted 25 June 2003 10:46 AM      Profile for LittleDoucheCoupe     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I sing the harmony parts of every Beach Boys song I hear. I try to sound like Carl Wilson, but I usually end up sounding like Dennis (especially these days). I can't remember lyrics to save my life, so humming is more like it.

"Well since she threw me out, I've got owls living in my head"


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Harry Balzac
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posted 25 June 2003 11:50 AM      Profile for Harry Balzac     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I had the girls rolling on the floor this morning with my rendition of "Fly me to the Moon".

...with laughter, not in pain.


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posted 25 June 2003 12:21 PM      Profile for 4t2     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Michelle:
Oh GOD YES, the Marineland commercial. ACK! Are they still playing that same stupid tune? So, um, your kids watch PBS, right?

Actually, no kids in this tiny apartment. When I wrote that post, it was CTV (late news). Though the educational value of PBS kids certainly exceeds that of Lloyd Robertson and his pack. I do watch PBS in evenings, but I've never seen it then. Probably it's been replaced by the fake 'invest in Ontario' ads that conveniently only run in border markets, and are blatantly directed at Canadian viewers. (and as for the Ontario bonds ads running on Canadian networks - another re-election wolf in sheep's advertising...).

Anyway I've spun off a thread on

advertising jingles and 'songs'. Go vent


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posted 25 June 2003 02:39 PM      Profile for pogge   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Smith:
I make up random harmonies a lot too. In my head I am a backup singer.

If you can sing Old Folks Boogie a third above me then you've got the gig. It's only in our heads though - for some reason Warner Brothers isn't returning my calls.


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TommyPaineatWork
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posted 26 June 2003 01:43 AM      Profile for TommyPaineatWork     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
I sing the harmony parts of every Beach Boys song I hear.

If it's "Kokomo", I'm afraid I shall have to shoot you.


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posted 26 June 2003 02:23 AM      Profile for RookieActivist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Anything by Bob Marley, and everything from Pink Floyd.
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posted 26 June 2003 10:08 AM      Profile for LittleDoucheCoupe     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Well, OK. You got me. They put out about 5 good songs after 1970 and Kokomo ain't one of 'em.

Rumour has it that Mike Love is recording another solo album. It's a good thing, the delete bin at Sam's has been looking kinda sparse lately.


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