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Post one song that you can't help but sing along when listening to it.
Diamond Day by Vashti Bunyan
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For me there is only two songs:
Cool! I liked second one better (and the comments were hilarious too) :)
That first song by Jermaine Stewart was written after he found out he contracted HIV. Instead of letting it destroy him he opted to continue making music with a positive message until pretty much his death from Liver complications caused from AIDS. When interviewed about that song he stated, "I think it made a lot of peoples' minds open up a little bit. We didn't only want to just talk about clothes, we wanted to extend that. We wanted to use the song as a theme to be able to say you don't have to do all the negative things that society forces on you. You don't have to drink and drive. You don't have to take drugs early. The girls don't have to get pregnant early. So the clothes bit of it was to get people's attention, which it did and I'm glad it was a positive message." These days, I sing it to the babes. LOL
Men without Hats, well obviously Biodome with Pauly Shore made that song pretty well known in the early 90's. I used to work out to the record with that track. I pretty much know it by heart. Song after that is "Antarctica" which is good too.
That's some knowledge! Are you Stewart's big fan in general or is it just this song?
I'm a sponge when it comes to musical knowledge. Facts, quotes, lyrics, notes. I memorize a lot of it. I'm fairly older, 38, so the 80's stuff was what was on the radio when I was a child. I'd say I'm a fan of Jermaine Stewart. He had some hits, although "We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off" was his most commercially successful hit. It ranked #5 in the billboards day of release in the US, he also topped in the top 10 with that song in Ireland, the U.K., and Canada. "Jody", "Say It Again", "Search For Love", and "Hot & Cold"(This track is used at the beginning of the movie "Weekend At Bernie's") are all pretty well known songs of his that were semi-successful. But he never achieved the same success that 1986's "Frantic Romantic" rose to.
Really though, my favorite is Medieval and Rennassaince classical music. But most of that has no lyrics. So I couldn't use any of it, unless you focused solely around circa 500 A.D. -700 A.D. Most classical was vocal heavy as instruments weren't really a common item, also it lacked much variety, maybe a Lyre/harp, a mandolin, and drums if you were lucky. But it all sounds like church type singing. So it turns most off to it. And I didn't want to cause anyone displeasure. lol
Some non-classical and non 80's stuff I can sing without screwing up:
The Mountain Goats - No Children: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vm-NW1RwPY8
Reggie & The Full Effect - Get Well Soon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGW1ceFeNfE
Regina Spektor - Us: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fczPlmz-Vug
Jewel - Who Will Save Your Soul: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wBDDAZkNtk
Nine Inch Nails - Ringfinger: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xbp0qm-x1v8
Joydivision - Love Will tear Us Apart: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuuObGsB0No
Salem - Trapdoor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EiTuyt8y7g
For anyone that had an extremely rough 2020: The Mountain Goats - This Year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuZuvvuspj4
Safety Dance is definitely one of those songs :)
S...S...S...A...A..A..F...F...F...E..E..E...T...T...T...Y...Y...Y. Safetyyyyyyyyyyyyy danceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. cue beat LOL
Oh, god. The second one is an absolute nightmare. I mean, it doesn't sound half bad, and this silliness is just adorable, but I haven't been able to get it out of my had for 3 days straight.
CCR! <3 My neighbours wouldn't make it though if I would scream these out with my limited singing abilities :D
TOMBSTONE SHADOOOOOOOOOOW))))) Yes these are bit too hard, my bad) Better try this, it's easy, even i could manage)
You inspired me to learn how to play it on guitar :D
Not singing, but humming along :
Iron Maiden - Fear of the Dark
edit: actually some singing too
I am a man who walks alone, and when I'm walking a dark road, at night or strolling through the park, when the light begins to change, I sometimes I feel a little strange, a little anxious when it's dark, fear of the dark, fear of the dark, I have a constant fear that something's always near, fear of the dark, fear of the dark, I have a phobia that someone's always there...
Oooh, Como Estais Amigos is another one for me!
A Blaze Bayley-era track (and one that hasn't essentially been Brucified like Clansman/Sign of the Cross)?! That's a rare pick.
Why Worry song cover by Caleb Hyles
Maybe a current song
Or an older one
i hate roxanne - the only thing i'd do is turn it off
I find this version much better.
sorry but after about 20 seconds of listing to that version - i have a whole new love - for how much i hate this song
LOL, not the best Police song ever. I personally prefer "King of Pain" when it comes to the Police.
This thread is not about the greatest songs. "Invisible Sun", "King of Pain", "Walking on the moon" are the best songs in my opinion.
But before you do, you think: "Rooooooooxane..." right? :D
Guess I totally misunderstood the thread. With "you" you mean really you. I thought we might try to find songs, were people sing along even if they trying not to (if you understand what i mean), so more general sing along songs then personal tastes.
Thanks, I'm gonna have this stuck in my head for another day or 2 now :D
You're welcome :D
And as thanks for Diamond Day (loved it): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtKz1TMcE3o
The second one can stuck in your head :D And Lighthouse sounds like The Cinematic Orchestra and after checking it, I've learned he used to work with them!
Anything from Enrique Iglesias
I like it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9_n8jakvWU
i'm a freak: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUiVIPgJA0o
Ah yes, music thread.
For me lately it's these, and I can't help but sing (scream?) along:
Fast in my Car by Paramore
Holy Roller by Spiritbox
If I'm driving alone, I'll try to sing along to every song - keeps me awake!
Other than that it has to be Paint It, Black.
Another one to learn on guitar!
I am revoking your mod privileges
Nooo!!! not again,my nephew, had this phase where he liked sharks, most YT videos we would watch had this song or some variation of it on a loop.its gonna get stuck in my head for days.
I listened to that way more than I should have done at my age. xD
Funny thing, I heard it for first time not so long ago, as one of my housemates get this song stuck in her head, and she was humming it.
She said she will play it for me, as "you also need to suffer with me!"
I'm surprised it took this long for Baby Shark to show up lol. Rick Roll ftw anyone?
The fact no one Rickrolled yet is really astonishing. lol
Here you go:
I was using Rick Roll to count how long I should wash my hands to get rid of Covid.
This song saves lives :ok_hand:
(Chorus takes 20s)
Can't wait, till my niece hears it. My brother will be so annoyed xD
It was awesome on a Friday and Saturday night out, place would go mad. Now days I can't see Star Trek without this song poppin' in my head.
To Be Young (Is to Be Sad, Is to Be High)
Belle and Sebastian - Expectations)
Ele Falava Nisso Todo Dia)
Halfway to a Threeway
You, sir, recommend me more.
hmm, anything that's slow, catchy and understandable i sing, or at least will get stuck in my head for some time. bands that probably don't need any recommendation like Queens of the Stone Age, Radiohead, the National, Smashing Pumpkins.
Theme from Subway Sue
Hand Cannot Erase
Cancao Do Engate
First guy that is singing looks a bit like Jim Jeffries and sings like incredible Dave Van Ronk.
(you have to sing the lyrics all wrong and shouting)
It's a terrible song, I know. It still makes me smile whenever I listen to it.
If it makes you happy, then nothing else matters, but it's only THURSDAY THURSDAY WAITING FOR FRIDAY LOOKING FORWARD TO THE WEEKND XD
I know... but it's never too early to look forward to the weekend? And Friday, Friday. Ye.
It's absurd how many times I've been directed to that frackin video now. It's to the point where I'm getting it far more than any delberately trolling video like rickrolls. Unless I'm being given that one as an intentional troll? Naza, are you out to get me?
Yeah, (Ah-Ah-Ah-Ah-Ah-Ark) Oo-ooh-ooh, hoo yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, (Ah-Ah-Ah-Ah-Ah-Ark) Oo-ooh-ooh, hoo yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
..fuck, I knew it. CURSE YOU, NAZASEKH!
I'd like to say that I'm sorry, Sooth, but the truth is... I'm not?
Friday is such an amazingly tacky and funny earworm.
I've never been redirected to Friday... so I'm kinda jelly of you.
I mean... that or a Rick Astley song, I wouldn't mind. I like them. :D
Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down...
I mean I am an oldschool person:
I found out Bastille a few weeks ago. Seems that's quite a well-known band for almost a decade, but I totally missed it until recently. And since then, I loop a few songs like a maniac. Love the voice and the rhythm, and the chorus are very catchy.
Bastille ft. Ella Eyre - No Angels
Bastille - Pompeii
Bastille - Things we lost In the fire
Edit anti-spam : Thank you Sooth for the few more songs ! I like all of these. Yes, I had to make a choice or else I would have listed half of their songs (though I wouldn't "sing" (read "to lip-sync" or "to whisper") on all of them, some are too hard, so off-topic) .
One last addition, Blame, "easy" to "sing" with my mediocre English skills as the rhythm is quite slow.
They've a good handful of enjoyable songs. Here's a few ones you didn't mention, off the top of my head:
To stick with the thread topic, I'd say that Pomeii and Icarus are probably the most sing-along-able of Bastille's songs(?).
Definitely the two that get stuck in my head most. :P
I'm not too keen on singing along alone, so here's my favourite one to sing together with several thousands of people:
Arcade Fire - Wake Up
Arcade Fire is good fun. I've a few albums by them, but I can't dig them up at the moment to name off songs.
Here's a few off the top of my head I also enjoyed:
The Suburbs [It takes a bit to really come into itself, so those not liking it should skip ahead to later in the song]
We Used To Wait
and of course, you can't go without some Rebellion.
Of those, I think Rebellion is the one that's easiest to get stuck in [my] head, but We Used To Wait and Wake Up are probably the ones that invite you to hum/sing along the most.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEXWRTEbj1I no moreeeee
This one for me,
Clearest looking video for it i have seen as well, didn't realise the guy doing the rap bit was also in N-Trance