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2012-07-04 01:34:39 PM  
That pie is a lie?

/except on Independence day
//then apple and peach pie/cobbler is acceptable
///yes, with homemade ice cream
 
2012-07-04 01:38:01 PM  
Madonna's version is an even more loathed staple of Worst Covers Of All Time lists.

No, I'm pretty sure this is common knowledge.

As bad covers go, this runs neck-and-neck with Hilary Duff's version of "My Generation."

This is how it's done, ladies.
 
2012-07-04 01:39:00 PM  
It goes on 10 minutes longer than necessary?
 
2012-07-04 01:49:30 PM  
I hate that farking song.
 
2012-07-04 01:51:45 PM  

Jamdug!: I hate that farking song.


I can't say I'm a fan, either.

I groan audibly whenever that surfaces on my classic rock radio station.
 
2012-07-04 01:57:42 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Jamdug!: I hate that farking song.

I can't say I'm a fan, either.

I groan audibly whenever that surfaces on my classic rock radio station.


On the other hand, "The Saga Begins" is a work of utter genius.
 
2012-07-04 02:00:24 PM  

Ennuipoet: On the other hand, "The Saga Begins" is a work of utter genius.


[Judge Mills Lane Mode ON]

I'LL ALLOW IT!
 
2012-07-04 02:33:38 PM  
Hell of a banjo player.
 
2012-07-04 03:08:36 PM  

Ennuipoet: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Jamdug!: I hate that farking song.

I can't say I'm a fan, either.

I groan audibly whenever that surfaces on my classic rock radio station.

On the other hand, "The Saga Begins" is a work of utter genius.


Every time I hear that song I think of the "Al TV" episode on Much Music that ended with him wrecking a sand sculpture before cutting to the video. To this day I still have no idea if it was an accident or not.
 
2012-07-04 03:15:24 PM  

Cake Hunter: Hell of a banjo player.


This one time, at banjo camp...
 
2012-07-04 03:17:11 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-04 03:17:40 PM  

serial arseonist: Cake Hunter: Hell of a banjo player.

This one time, at banjo camp...


Well since you brought it up...

newspaper.li
 
2012-07-04 03:26:23 PM  
I wasn't supposed to know "The Saga Begins" was a parody of "American Pie"? Or the author was just grasping at straws to get to a round number?
 
2012-07-04 03:29:30 PM  
The stupid movie's plot was lifted from another film called Eight Days A Week, co-starring the mom from Seventh Heaven.

/it was a watermelon warmed by the sun, not a pie
 
2012-07-04 03:31:50 PM  
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Not my favorite tune, but who doesn't love pie?
 
2012-07-04 03:35:28 PM  

Jamdug!: I hate that farking song.


Part of the Classic Rock Torture Series™...

Really, take any song that you like and have it played to AN INSANE DEGREE for forty years and see if you still like it.
 
2012-07-04 03:37:16 PM  
Screw you subby, that movie is a part of my coming of age years. It ushered in a new era of movie comedy, and contributed more to pop culture than the song.

And that song, btw, blows my ass. 8 minutes long of the same f*cking hook over and over and over and over.

//only half kidding
/Canadian
 
2012-07-04 03:37:41 PM  
on a not related note, i was bored, drunk, and had watched everything else, so I tried to watch american reunion last night.

horrible, horrible...horrible movie.. got about half way through.

just really horrible.
 
2012-07-04 03:38:14 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Jamdug!: I hate that farking song.

I can't say I'm a fan, either.

I groan audibly whenever that surfaces on my classic rock radio station.


Got it going now from YouTube
 
2012-07-04 03:38:30 PM  
god bless

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2012-07-04 03:42:06 PM  
CASEY KASEM'S AMERICAN TOP 40 - 1/15/72

40: ME AND BOBBY McGEE - JERRY LEE LEWIS
39: LOOKIN' FOR A LOVE - J. GEILS BAND
38: GEORGE JACKSON - BOB DYLAN
37: FIRE AND WATER - WILON PICKETT
36: WITHOUT YOU - NILSSON
35: STAY WITH ME - FACES
34: AN AMERICAN TRILOGY - MICKEY NEWBURY
33: BLACK DOG - LED ZEPPELIN
32: MAKE ME THE WOMAN THAT YOU GO HOME TO - GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS
31: THAT'S THE WAY I FEEL ABOUT 'CHA - BOBBY WOMACK
30: LEVON - ELTON JOHN
29: RESPECT YOURSELF - THE STAPLE SINGERS
28: WHITE LIES BLUE EYES - BULLET
27: THE WITCH QUEEN OF NEW ORLEANS - REDBONE
26: HAVE YOU SEEN HER - THE CHI-LITES
25: KISS AN ANGEL GOOD MORNING - CHARLEY PRIDE
24: ALL I EVER NEED IS YOU - SONNY & CHER
23: ONCE YOU UNDERSTAND - THINK
22: ANTICIPATION - CARLY SIMON
21: IT'S ONE OF THOSE NIGHTS (YES LOVE) - THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY
20: HEY BIG BROTHER - RARE EARTH
19: AN OLD FASHIONED LOVE SONG - THREE DOG NIGHT
18: NEVER BEEN TO SPAIN - THREE DOG NIGHT
17: CHERISH - DAVID CASSIDY
16: DROWNING IN THE SEA OF LOVE - JOE SIMON
15: ONE MONKEY DON'T STOP NO SHOW - THE HONEY CONE
14: DAY AFTER DAY - BADFINGER
13: I'D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (IN PERFECT HARMONY) - THE HILLSIDE SINGERS
12: SUGAR DADDY - THE JACKSON FIVE
11: YOU ARE EVERYTHING - THE STYLISTICS
10: CLEAN UP WOMAN - BETTY WRIGHT
9: HEY GIRL - DONNY OSMOND
8: GOT TO BE THERE - MICHAEL JACKSON
7: I'D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (IN PERFECT HARMONY) - THE NEW SEEKERS
6: SCORPIO - DENNIS COFFEY & THE DETRIOT GUITAR BAND
5: FAMILY AFFAIR - SLY & THE FAMILY STONE
4: SUNSHINE - JONATHAN EDWARDS
3: LET'S STAY TOGETHER - AL GREEN
2: BRAND NEW KEY - MELANIE
1: AMERICAN PIE - DON McLEAN
 
2012-07-04 03:43:10 PM  
I prefer "Vincent."
 
2012-07-04 03:45:47 PM  
It sucks?

Oh, wait, everyone knows that.
 
2012-07-04 03:46:26 PM  

CujoQuarrel: Got it going now from YouTube


Enjoy, then!


brandnewchair: on a not related note, i was bored, drunk, and had watched everything else, so I tried to watch american reunion last night.

horrible, horrible...horrible movie.. got about half way through.

just really horrible.


Pretty much what I surmised from the premise.

Still, kudos to the filmmakers for managing to keep Tara Reid sober for a decent chunk of time.
 
2012-07-04 03:48:07 PM  
It's about Warren Beatty. People have known this for years.
 
2012-07-04 03:48:19 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: CASEY KASEM'S AMERICAN TOP 40 - 1/15/72


There were two separate versions of "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing" on the charts at the same time?

[shudder]
 
2012-07-04 03:50:16 PM  
Also, I remember when Don McLean was asked what American Pie meant, his answer was that it meant that he would never have to ever work again.
 
2012-07-04 03:50:49 PM  

GungFu: It's about Warren Beatty. People have known this for years.


No, It's official. It's about David Geffen
 
2012-07-04 03:57:18 PM  
My (then) 8 year old daughter came home one day, singing this take-off (Pops to You Tube)

She didn't have the tune quite right, so at first I didn't recognize it, then I searched for it, and, just dang.

/I actually like the original, but yes, in moderate doses, not replayed every time I tune to a "Classic" rock station.
//Could be worse, could be riding through a desert on a horse with no name...
 
2012-07-04 04:02:09 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: CASEY KASEM'S AMERICAN TOP 40 - 1/15/72

40: ME AND BOBBY McGEE - JERRY LEE LEWIS
39: LOOKIN' FOR A LOVE - J. GEILS BAND
38: GEORGE JACKSON - BOB DYLAN
37: FIRE AND WATER - WILON PICKETT
36: WITHOUT YOU - NILSSON
35: STAY WITH ME - FACES
34: AN AMERICAN TRILOGY - MICKEY NEWBURY
33: BLACK DOG - LED ZEPPELIN
32: MAKE ME THE WOMAN THAT YOU GO HOME TO - GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS
31: THAT'S THE WAY I FEEL ABOUT 'CHA - BOBBY WOMACK
30: LEVON - ELTON JOHN
29: RESPECT YOURSELF - THE STAPLE SINGERS
28: WHITE LIES BLUE EYES - BULLET
27: THE WITCH QUEEN OF NEW ORLEANS - REDBONE
26: HAVE YOU SEEN HER - THE CHI-LITES
25: KISS AN ANGEL GOOD MORNING - CHARLEY PRIDE
24: ALL I EVER NEED IS YOU - SONNY & CHER
23: ONCE YOU UNDERSTAND - THINK
22: ANTICIPATION - CARLY SIMON
21: IT'S ONE OF THOSE NIGHTS (YES LOVE) - THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY
20: HEY BIG BROTHER - RARE EARTH
19: AN OLD FASHIONED LOVE SONG - THREE DOG NIGHT
18: NEVER BEEN TO SPAIN - THREE DOG NIGHT

17: CHERISH - DAVID CASSIDY
16: DROWNING IN THE SEA OF LOVE - JOE SIMON
15: ONE MONKEY DON'T STOP NO SHOW - THE HONEY CONE
14: DAY AFTER DAY - BADFINGER
13: I'D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (IN PERFECT HARMONY) - THE HILLSIDE SINGERS
12: SUGAR DADDY - THE JACKSON FIVE
11: YOU ARE EVERYTHING - THE STYLISTICS
10: CLEAN UP WOMAN - BETTY WRIGHT
9: HEY GIRL - DONNY OSMOND
8: GOT TO BE THERE - MICHAEL JACKSON
7: I'D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (IN PERFECT HARMONY) - THE NEW SEEKERS
6: SCORPIO - DENNIS COFFEY & THE DETRIOT GUITAR BAND
5: FAMILY AFFAIR - SLY & THE FAMILY STONE
4: SUNSHINE - JONATHAN EDWARDS
3: LET'S STAY TOGETHER - AL GREEN
2: BRAND NEW KEY - MELANIE
1: AMERICAN PIE - DON McLEAN


hmmmm my taste in music scares me
 
2012-07-04 04:02:47 PM  

Unobtanium: //Could be worse, could be riding through a desert on a horse with no name...


or sandman
 
2012-07-04 04:06:12 PM  
The album liner notes for "The Saga Begins" refers to it as a lyrical adaptation instead of a parody.
 
2012-07-04 04:11:18 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: CASEY KASEM'S AMERICAN TOP 40 - 1/15/72

40: ME AND BOBBY McGEE - JERRY LEE LEWIS
39: LOOKIN' FOR A LOVE - J. GEILS BAND
38: GEORGE JACKSON - BOB DYLAN
37: FIRE AND WATER - WILON PICKETT
36: WITHOUT YOU - NILSSON
35: STAY WITH ME - FACES
34: AN AMERICAN TRILOGY - MICKEY NEWBURY
33: BLACK DOG - LED ZEPPELIN
32: MAKE ME THE WOMAN THAT YOU GO HOME TO - GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS
31: THAT'S THE WAY I FEEL ABOUT 'CHA - BOBBY WOMACK
30: LEVON - ELTON JOHN
29: RESPECT YOURSELF - THE STAPLE SINGERS
28: WHITE LIES BLUE EYES - BULLET
27: THE WITCH QUEEN OF NEW ORLEANS - REDBONE
26: HAVE YOU SEEN HER - THE CHI-LITES
25: KISS AN ANGEL GOOD MORNING - CHARLEY PRIDE
24: ALL I EVER NEED IS YOU - SONNY & CHER
23: ONCE YOU UNDERSTAND - THINK
22: ANTICIPATION - CARLY SIMON
21: IT'S ONE OF THOSE NIGHTS (YES LOVE) - THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY
20: HEY BIG BROTHER - RARE EARTH
19: AN OLD FASHIONED LOVE SONG - THREE DOG NIGHT
18: NEVER BEEN TO SPAIN - THREE DOG NIGHT
17: CHERISH - DAVID CASSIDY
16: DROWNING IN THE SEA OF LOVE - JOE SIMON
15: ONE MONKEY DON'T STOP NO SHOW - THE HONEY CONE
14: DAY AFTER DAY - BADFINGER
13: I'D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (IN PERFECT HARMONY) - THE HILLSIDE SINGERS
12: SUGAR DADDY - THE JACKSON FIVE
11: YOU ARE EVERYTHING - THE STYLISTICS
10: CLEAN UP WOMAN - BETTY WRIGHT
9: HEY GIRL - DONNY OSMOND
8: GOT TO BE THERE - MICHAEL JACKSON
7: I'D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (IN PERFECT HARMONY) - THE NEW SEEKERS
6: SCORPIO - DENNIS COFFEY & THE DETRIOT GUITAR BAND
5: FAMILY AFFAIR - SLY & THE FAMILY STONE
4: SUNSHINE - JONATHAN EDWARDS
3: LET'S STAY TOGETHER - AL GREEN
2: BRAND NEW KEY - MELANIE
1: AMERICAN PIE - DON McLEAN


I worked at a MOR AM station then and this was a good representation of the playlist. It doesn't show what was moving up and what was moving down but still a good idea of what we had.

Also, we tended to play, on "top 40" stations a selection that sliced five years or more so it was never just the same 20-40 songs over and over. So, even #1 American Pie might only be played two in a six hour shift.
 
2012-07-04 04:12:26 PM  

Ennuipoet: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Jamdug!: I hate that farking song.

I can't say I'm a fan, either.

I groan audibly whenever that surfaces on my classic rock radio station.

On the other hand, "The Saga Begins" is a work of utter genius.


Just listen to that and you don't need the prequels.
 
2012-07-04 04:12:37 PM  
So, even #1 American Pie might only be played twice in a six hour shift.

Proofing is asleep today.
 
2012-07-04 04:14:20 PM  
*yawn*

That's interesting, grandpa.
 
2012-07-04 04:19:14 PM  
Hate that song. Don't care what it means.
I did like Vincent and Waters of Babylon, though.
 
2012-07-04 04:21:12 PM  

Refudiated Strategerist: So, even #1 American Pie might only be played twice in a six hour shift.


Sounds insignificant, until you realize that "American Pie" twice makes up about 10 percent of that six hours!

/of course, I may be exaggerating
 
2012-07-04 04:23:21 PM  

hurdboy: *yawn*

That's interesting, grandpa.



I'm sorry, I forgot to add, forty years in YOUR future nobody will be taking about any of the "hits" of that era as none will have left a scratch on musical history.

Forgive the oversight.
 
2012-07-04 04:26:36 PM  

BroVinny: Refudiated Strategerist: So, even #1 American Pie might only be played twice in a six hour shift.


Sounds insignificant, until you realize that "American Pie" twice makes up about 10 percent of that six hours!

/of course, I may be exaggerating


Most AM stations only played side one. Only FM played the 8 minute version. Same with Lalya, there was an AM version which trashed the piano section to cut the song down to 3:change.
 
2012-07-04 04:27:07 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Madonna's version is an even more loathed staple of Worst Covers Of All Time lists.

No, I'm pretty sure this is common knowledge.

As bad covers go, this runs neck-and-neck with Hilary Duff's version of "My Generation."

This is how it's done, ladies.


They get a pass, because English is obviously not their Mother Tongue. The other two biatches have no such excuse.
 
2012-07-04 04:30:09 PM  
I realized that songwriters should make their statements and move on, maintaining a dignified silence

Yeah, well if no one understands or can figure out the meaning, it's not much of a statement, is it?
 
2012-07-04 04:32:01 PM  

Refudiated Strategerist: hurdboy: *yawn*

That's interesting, grandpa.


I'm sorry, I forgot to add, forty years in YOUR future nobody will be taking about any of the "hits" of that era as none will have left a scratch on musical history.

Forgive the oversight.


I'd prefer no scratch over the atrocity that American Pie turned into.
 
2012-07-04 04:33:58 PM  
During college I was a DJ on a local classic rock station and with our shiatty gear we could only play two songs back to back without putting on new discs. I figured out pretty quick that the best way to take a break/knock out a quicky in the back room with a co-ed/run across the street and slam a beer/eat dinner was to put on American Pie and the long version of Freebird back to back. If I remember right, it gives you almost 20 minutes.
 
2012-07-04 04:34:49 PM  
I liked the first American Pie movie, Snobmitter
 
2012-07-04 04:35:34 PM  

sure haven't: Refudiated Strategerist: hurdboy: *yawn*

That's interesting, grandpa.


I'm sorry, I forgot to add, forty years in YOUR future nobody will be taking about any of the "hits" of that era as none will have left a scratch on musical history.

Forgive the oversight.

I'd prefer no scratch over the atrocity that American Pie turned into.


You had to be there...not something anyone could fully understand in retrospect.
 
2012-07-04 04:35:44 PM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: They get a pass, because English is obviously not their Mother Tongue. The other two biatches have no such excuse.


You're now my favorite person in the world for the next hour.
 
2012-07-04 04:35:57 PM  

Refudiated Strategerist: BroVinny: Refudiated Strategerist: So, even #1 American Pie might only be played twice in a six hour shift.


Sounds insignificant, until you realize that "American Pie" twice makes up about 10 percent of that six hours!

/of course, I may be exaggerating

Most AM stations only played side one. Only FM played the 8 minute version. Same with Lalya, there was an AM version which trashed the piano section to cut the song down to 3:change.


Wow. Learned something. Thanks.
 
2012-07-04 04:36:08 PM  

Fano: Ennuipoet: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Jamdug!: I hate that farking song.

I can't say I'm a fan, either.

I groan audibly whenever that surfaces on my classic rock radio station.

On the other hand, "The Saga Begins" is a work of utter genius.

Just listen to that and you don't need the prequels.



FTFY. It had to be done. This... is... Farka!
 
2012-07-04 04:36:36 PM  

I like the Brady Bunch version. It's very upbeat.


You think I'm kidding.

 
2012-07-04 04:37:33 PM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: They get a pass, because English is obviously not their Mother Tongue. The other two biatches have no such excuse.


Aside from the actual performance, I have to explain the big reason why I don't like Hilary Duff's version of "My Generation."

She changes the line "Hope I die before I get old" to "Hope I *DON'T* die before I get old."

It completely misses the friggin' point of the original song.
 
2012-07-04 04:39:15 PM  

theorellior: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: CASEY KASEM'S AMERICAN TOP 40 - 1/15/72

There were two separate versions of "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing" on the charts at the same time?

[shudder]


One of the greatest jingles of all time. Can't front on it. It deserved to be everywhere, like the Candy Man song.
 
2012-07-04 04:50:58 PM  
All band geeks know the line "The players tried to take the field but the marching band refused to yield". It's a shibboleth for wind players everywhere.
 
2012-07-04 05:00:17 PM  

Refudiated Strategerist: I'm sorry, I forgot to add, forty years in YOUR future nobody will be taking about any of the "hits" of that era as none will have left a scratch on musical history.


Perspective; the president of the United States hadn't been born "the day the music died."

I was born during the Carter Administration. My wife was in elementary school when Kurt Cobain died.

//Farking self-absorbed Boomers.
 
2012-07-04 05:03:48 PM  
AdolfOliverPanties: I prefer "Vincent."

THIS x a trillion.

Here's an excellent live version, just voice & guitar:

This world was never meant for one as beautiful as you

As for the link, I thought all the references in the lyrics had been figured out years ago.

36: WITHOUT YOU - NILSSON
35: STAY WITH ME - FACES
33: BLACK DOG - LED ZEPPELIN
30: LEVON - ELTON JOHN
29: RESPECT YOURSELF - THE STAPLE SINGERS
26: HAVE YOU SEEN HER - THE CHI-LITES
22: ANTICIPATION - CARLY SIMON
19: AN OLD FASHIONED LOVE SONG - THREE DOG NIGHT
18: NEVER BEEN TO SPAIN - THREE DOG NIGHT
15: ONE MONKEY DON'T STOP NO SHOW - THE HONEY CONE
14: DAY AFTER DAY - BADFINGER
11: YOU ARE EVERYTHING - THE STYLISTICS
10: CLEAN UP WOMAN - BETTY WRIGHT
8: GOT TO BE THERE - MICHAEL JACKSON
6: SCORPIO - DENNIS COFFEY & THE DETRIOT GUITAR BAND
5: FAMILY AFFAIR - SLY & THE FAMILY STONE
4: SUNSHINE - JONATHAN EDWARDS
3: LET'S STAY TOGETHER - AL GREEN
2: BRAND NEW KEY - MELANIE
1: AMERICAN PIE - DON McLEAN

Damn. It's incredible to think stuff like #33 & #35 ever made the Top 40 (even if it's Kasey Kasem and not Billboard), back when rock music WAS pop music. #3 is incredible, #5 with drugged out Sly is too, love #8, #14 might be the best Paul McCartney song not written by Paul McCartney, and love #30 and #36.

[sits on porch] Hahahahaha, you damn kids today with your hippity-hoppity "music" and dumb female "singers", you don't know what you're missing. My lawn, off it, NOW.
 
2012-07-04 05:09:39 PM  

Henry Holland:
36: WITHOUT YOU - NILSSON
35: STAY WITH ME - FACES
33: BLACK DOG - LED ZEPPELIN
30: LEVON - ELTON JOHN
29: RESPECT YOURSELF - THE STAPLE SINGERS
26: HAVE YOU SEEN HER - THE CHI-LITES
22: ANTICIPATION - CARLY SIMON
19: AN OLD FASHIONED LOVE SONG - THREE DOG NIGHT
18: NEVER BEEN TO SPAIN - THREE DOG NIGHT
15: ONE MONKEY DON'T STOP NO SHOW - THE HONEY CONE
14: DAY AFTER DAY - BADFINGER
11: YOU ARE EVERYTHING - THE STYLISTICS
10: CLEAN UP WOMAN - BETTY WRIGHT
8: GOT TO BE THERE - MICHAEL JACKSON
6: SCORPIO - DENNIS COFFEY & THE DETRIOT GUITAR BAND
5: FAMILY AFFAIR - SLY & THE FAMILY STONE
4: SUNSHINE - JONATHAN EDWARDS
3: LET'S STAY TOGETHER - AL GREEN
2: BRAND NEW KEY - MELANIE
1: AMERICAN PIE - DON McLEAN

Damn. It's incredible to think stuff like #33 & #35 ever made the Top 40 (even if it's Kasey Kasem and not Billboard), back when rock music WAS pop music. #3 is incredible, #5 with drugged out Sly is too, love #8, #14 might be the best Paul McCartney song not written by Paul McCartney, and love #30 and #36.


By this time Kasem was using the Billboard chart.
 
2012-07-04 05:11:40 PM  
The stupid song, not the stupid movie

FIFY
 
2012-07-04 05:12:28 PM  

basemetal: That pie is a lie?

/except on Independence day
//then apple and peach pie/cobbler is acceptable
///yes, with homemade ice cream


No no, the cake is a lie.
 
2012-07-04 05:14:48 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: By At this time Kasem was using the Billboard chart.


ftfm.
 
2012-07-04 05:15:58 PM  
It's no alice's restaurant massacree.
 
2012-07-04 05:27:08 PM  

theorellior: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: CASEY KASEM'S AMERICAN TOP 40 - 1/15/72

There were two separate versions of "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing" on the charts at the same time?

[shudder]


Yep.

The New Seekers

The Hillside Singers
 
2012-07-04 05:31:47 PM  
It is lacking a flautist?
 
2012-07-04 05:38:08 PM  
I'm convinced that song became a hit because DJs would just put it on whenever they needed to smoke, make a phone call, make a pot of coffee, or go to the bathroom.

Same thing with Stairway and In A Gadda Da Vida.
 
2012-07-04 05:41:50 PM  

Refudiated Strategerist: hurdboy: *yawn*

That's interesting, grandpa.


I'm sorry, I forgot to add, forty years in YOUR future nobody will be taking about any of the "hits" of that era as none will have left a scratch on musical history.

Forgive the oversight.


It's only hung around for 40 years because BOOMERS REFUSE TO STFU ABOUT IT.

/You're old. You've been old since the mid-70s. Get over it.
 
2012-07-04 05:47:32 PM  
Tangent to the tangent:

cps-static.rovicorp.com

/ why yes, I have it
 
2012-07-04 05:55:33 PM  

Jamdug!: I hate that farking song.


This this this.
 
2012-07-04 05:57:31 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Jamdug!: I hate that farking song.

I can't say I'm a fan, either.

I groan audibly whenever that surfaces on my classic rock radio station.


Perfect solution: stop listening to classic rock. Way too much new and interesting music out there to waste your time on continuous rotation of Purple Haze, My Generation, and Light My Fire

/small doses are permitted
 
2012-07-04 05:57:47 PM  

verbaltoxin: It's only hung around for 40 years because BOOMERS REFUSE TO STFU ABOUT IT.

/You're old. You've been old since the mid-70s. Get over it.


That is about as dumb as saying, "Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 9 in E flat Major is over 200 years old, get over it."
 
2012-07-04 05:59:07 PM  

stoli n coke: I'm convinced that song became a hit because DJs would just put it on whenever they needed to smoke, make a phone call, make a pot of coffee, or go to the bathroom.

Same thing with Stairway and In A Gadda Da Vida.


First time I head the live Dazed and Confused from the Song Remains the Same was on DC 101 (1984 ish...) at 2am. I couldn't sleep and put the radio on. I realized that it went on and on and on and on and on.. I wanted to hear where it was from. I knew it was LZ and I knew it was Dazed and Confused at some point near the end...

Well, the DJ came on the air when it was over and said this was blah from LZ from Song Remains the Same and I feel sorry for the morning crew when they walk in here...They will not enjoy the present I left for them.

I had no idea what that meant but I remembered it and then a few years later someone mentioned this as a DJ take a dump song. He worked at WUVT and he mentioned some others... Live Freebird was another one. Mountain Jam (live) from the Allmans was another one. Echoes.

I like American Pie but I change it when it is on the radio. I like to listen to it on my terms.
 
2012-07-04 06:04:56 PM  
J. Geils Band at #39 !! I'm surprised they're on that list. I saw Geils in 72 in a small place, best live band I ever saw.
Take that Pie (and I don't mean Humble) song outside and PLEASE BURN IT !!
 
2012-07-04 06:11:09 PM  
21. It eventually ends.
 
2012-07-04 06:18:37 PM  

BroVinny: Refudiated Strategerist: So, even #1 American Pie might only be played twice in a six hour shift.


Sounds insignificant, until you realize that "American Pie" twice makes up about 10 percent of that six hours!

/of course, I may be exaggerating


4.7%
 
2012-07-04 06:22:17 PM  

Tanukis_Parachute: stoli n coke: I'm convinced that song became a hit because DJs would just put it on whenever they needed to smoke, make a phone call, make a pot of coffee, or go to the bathroom.

Same thing with Stairway and In A Gadda Da Vida.

First time I head the live Dazed and Confused from the Song Remains the Same was on DC 101 (1984 ish...) at 2am. I couldn't sleep and put the radio on. I realized that it went on and on and on and on and on.. I wanted to hear where it was from. I knew it was LZ and I knew it was Dazed and Confused at some point near the end...

Well, the DJ came on the air when it was over and said this was blah from LZ from Song Remains the Same and I feel sorry for the morning crew when they walk in here...They will not enjoy the present I left for them.

I had no idea what that meant but I remembered it and then a few years later someone mentioned this as a DJ take a dump song. He worked at WUVT and he mentioned some others... Live Freebird was another one. Mountain Jam (live) from the Allmans was another one. Echoes.

I like American Pie but I change it when it is on the radio. I like to listen to it on my terms.


I worked as a DJ about 10 years ago. I'll vouch that certain songs are flagged for bathroom breaks. Last year, I was driving, and heard my old station play November Rain, One, and the live version of Simple Man with no talk breaks in between. I was tempted to call the station to see if the DJ needed a doctor or something.
 
2012-07-04 06:23:45 PM  
I pretty much despise the song since when I was a teenager the rock stations
seemed to play it two to three times per day. Got sick of it. I have not heard it in
a handful of years though so who knows. Now that I have read a little about the
lyrics if I listen to it again I might not hate it quite as much. I highly doubt it though.
 
2012-07-04 06:25:43 PM  

Harry_Seldon: verbaltoxin: It's only hung around for 40 years because BOOMERS REFUSE TO STFU ABOUT IT.

/You're old. You've been old since the mid-70s. Get over it.

That is about as dumb as saying, "Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 9 in E flat Major is over 200 years old, get over it."


I'm going to pretend you didn't do something stupid like compare Don McClean to Mozart.
 
2012-07-04 06:30:52 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Madonna's version is an even more loathed staple of Worst Covers Of All Time lists.

No, I'm pretty sure this is common knowledge.

As bad covers go, this runs neck-and-neck with Hilary Duff's version of "My Generation."

This is how it's done, ladies.


Back in the days of goddamn dialup, I was on this "mp3 of the week" mailing list. Started out it had pretty good songs from artists I'd never heard of before, which was good since they took f--king forever to download on a 28.8 when my mom kept yelling that she wanted the phone.

The week I said f--k this sh-t was the day that Madonna cover was the download. Ugh.

Refudiated Strategerist: Same with Lalya, there was an AM version which trashed the piano section to cut the song down to 3:change.


I was listening to a Clear Channel station last week in the work car with no CD player or USB hookup (otherwise known as "the crappy work car") play Layla and STILL cut out the piano solo. Jesus f--king Christ, I guess we gotta get the commercials in. It's one of my favorite segments of music period.

Scenes like this have definitely helped make it that (Community's parody, lgt video)
 
2012-07-04 06:33:37 PM  

verbaltoxin: Refudiated Strategerist: hurdboy: *yawn*

That's interesting, grandpa.


I'm sorry, I forgot to add, forty years in YOUR future nobody will be taking about any of the "hits" of that era as none will have left a scratch on musical history.

Forgive the oversight.

It's only hung around for 40 years because BOOMERS REFUSE TO STFU ABOUT IT.

/You're old. You've been old since the mid-70s. Get over it.


Yet boomers aren't the ones writing for Rolling Stone or Yahoo or any of the current music magazines any longer. Nor are we program directors or marketing directors for the thousands of AM, FM, Sat or Internet radio services. We have either moved on, moved up or retired. So someone besides boomers will need to be blamed for continuing to talk about it.
 
2012-07-04 06:37:01 PM  

verbaltoxin: I'm going to pretend you didn't do something stupid like compare Don McClean to Mozart.


No, I can see boomers comparing their shiat jingles to classical music.
 
2012-07-04 06:37:26 PM  

hurdboy: Refudiated Strategerist: I'm sorry, I forgot to add, forty years in YOUR future nobody will be taking about any of the "hits" of that era as none will have left a scratch on musical history.

Perspective; the president of the United States hadn't been born "the day the music died."

I was born during the Carter Administration. My wife was in elementary school when Kurt Cobain died.

//Farking self-absorbed Boomers.


Thanks for making the point...just how few stations play Nirvana music now. There aren't 5% of the people listening to music right now who can name 10 Cobain songs.
 
2012-07-04 06:41:42 PM  
In Prison, you'll be the pie
 
2012-07-04 06:42:51 PM  
Awful, awful song. I change the station any time it comes on. It's saccharine, grating, and whiny.
 
2012-07-04 06:44:18 PM  

pion: BroVinny: Refudiated Strategerist: So, even #1 American Pie might only be played twice in a six hour shift.


Sounds insignificant, until you realize that "American Pie" twice makes up about 10 percent of that six hours!

/of course, I may be exaggerating

4.7%



Is that accounting for average amount of music time for 1972 top 40 radio stations? You know, exclusive of dj banter and commercial breaks?
 
2012-07-04 06:49:20 PM  

verbaltoxin: Harry_Seldon: verbaltoxin: It's only hung around for 40 years because BOOMERS REFUSE TO STFU ABOUT IT.

/You're old. You've been old since the mid-70s. Get over it.

That is about as dumb as saying, "Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 9 in E flat Major is over 200 years old, get over it."

I'm going to pretend you didn't do something stupid like compare Don McClean to Mozart.


Sorry, I meant to say Falco.

www.europopmusic.eu
 
2012-07-04 06:51:46 PM  
What the fark is the pompitous of love?
 
2012-07-04 06:54:01 PM  

Mugato: verbaltoxin: I'm going to pretend you didn't do something stupid like compare Don McClean to Mozart.

No, I can see boomers comparing their shiat jingles to classical music.


In the buried recesses of my mind I can see some boomers implying their shiat jingles are superior to classical music. Of course, nothing exists before or after them, as they hijacked pretty much everything in relation to themselves in their cultural hegemony; the "Greatest Generation," long thought to be failed lame-os, only became the greatest when boomers started to realize their parents must have been pretty swell to give birth to them.
 
2012-07-04 07:07:44 PM  

theorellior: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: CASEY KASEM'S AMERICAN TOP 40 - 1/15/72

There were two separate versions of "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing" on the charts at the same time?

[shudder]


That song got more play because of the Coke connection than it did in its original conception.
 
2012-07-04 07:08:50 PM  
American Pie is an hour long in dog time.
 
2012-07-04 07:14:08 PM  

Lord Jubjub: theorellior: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: CASEY KASEM'S AMERICAN TOP 40 - 1/15/72

There were two separate versions of "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing" on the charts at the same time?

[shudder]

That song got more play because of the Coke connection than it did in its original conception.


The song started as a Coke commercial... so it is only fitting.
 
2012-07-04 07:33:42 PM  

Fano: the "Greatest Generation," long thought to be failed lame-os, only became the greatest when boomers started to realize their parents must have been pretty swell to give birth to them.


This.
 
2012-07-04 07:41:29 PM  

Wayne 985: Awful, awful song. I change the station any time it comes on. It's saccharine, grating, and whiny.


And those are it's BEST qualities.
 
2012-07-04 07:51:05 PM  
Still one of my favorite songs of all time. There isn't another song that can get a bar full of strangers singing together like this one can.
 
2012-07-04 07:51:07 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Madonna's version is an even more loathed staple of Worst Covers Of All Time lists.

No, I'm pretty sure this is common knowledge.

As bad covers go, this runs neck-and-neck with Hilary Duff's version of "My Generation."

This is how it's done, ladies.


What she covered that song? Fred Durst doing "Behind Blue Eyes" still makes me wanna throw up, I'd rather listen to "Last Kiss" by Pearl Jam for an hour straight.
 
2012-07-04 08:01:50 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: I prefer "Vincent."


As someone who has chronic depression and constantly thinks about "going there", yes, Vincent is a great song.
 
2012-07-04 08:05:09 PM  
"it might make more sense to imagine he's referring to the trio of beloved American figures assassinated in the '60s: John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and Bobby Kennedy."

No, that doesn't make any sense.
 
2012-07-04 08:09:09 PM  

consider this: Still one of my favorite songs of all time. There isn't another song that can get a bar full of strangers singing together like this one can.


Hmmm, I think you've let this one slip your mind. Let me remind you:
Voted number one in numerous worldwide polls as THE song to get a bar full of strangers singing together
 
2012-07-04 08:12:52 PM  
Ironic that he had Seeger sing backup. A lot of the song was about hippies acting like assholes.
 
2012-07-04 08:15:18 PM  

badhatharry: "it might make more sense to imagine he's referring to the trio of beloved American figures assassinated in the '60s: John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and Bobby Kennedy."

No, that doesn't make any sense.


Shouldn't you be standing in line to sniff Reagan's skidmarks?
 
2012-07-04 08:15:31 PM  

Refudiated Strategerist: There aren't 5% of the people listening to music right now who can name 10 Cobain songs.


But the dead-tree reporters think their entire audience remembers when that song was on the radio. I don't. I wasn't born. I also wasn't born for Watergate; my parents were newlyweds. I don't remember the Iran hostage crisis, though I was alive. TFA's author probably thinks of those like they were yesterday.
 
2012-07-04 08:17:48 PM  

badhatharry: "it might make more sense to imagine he's referring to the trio of beloved American figures assassinated in the '60s: John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and Bobby Kennedy."

No, that doesn't make any sense.


And we're fully aware that you hate Martin Luther King.
 
2012-07-04 08:30:18 PM  

consider this: Still one of my favorite songs of all time. There isn't another song that can get a bar full of strangers singing together like this one can.


This.

Cool song for other reasons, too.

The movie? Yeah, dumb as fark, and so are you if you like it.
 
2012-07-04 08:30:55 PM  

badhatharry: "it might make more sense to imagine he's referring to the trio of beloved American figures assassinated in the '60s: John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and Bobby Kennedy."

No, that doesn't make any sense.


Really. The farking Kennedys? Fark them.
 
2012-07-04 08:47:27 PM  

Ontos: During college I was a DJ on a local classic rock station and with our shiatty gear we could only play two songs back to back without putting on new discs. I figured out pretty quick that the best way to take a break/knock out a quicky in the back room with a co-ed/run across the street and slam a beer/eat dinner was to put on American Pie and the long version of Freebird back to back. If I remember right, it gives you almost 20 minutes.


Sweet Home Chicago from the Blues Brothers Soundtrack ran for what seemed like 45 minutes.

/used that a lot to line up more records.
 
2012-07-04 08:51:47 PM  

consider this: Still one of my favorite songs of all time. There isn't another song that can get a bar full of strangers singing together like this one can.


I love teh song too, but Bohemian Rhapsody can totally pass the bar full of strangers test.
 
2012-07-04 08:58:15 PM  

LucklessWonder: consider this: Still one of my favorite songs of all time. There isn't another song that can get a bar full of strangers singing together like this one can.

I love teh song too, but Bohemian Rhapsody can totally pass the bar full of strangers test.


At the time is was recorded, Bohemian Rhapsody was awfully risk in at that point in their career.
 
2012-07-04 09:01:51 PM  
Gee whiz, I can think of a few songs I really hate but I don't blame the youth of America or right-wingers for them. I don't even hate the artists even though I'm not going to waste time on their crappy music.

Even a long song is just a song, folks, holy cats.

/the shat's on syfy, btw
 
2012-07-04 09:03:24 PM  

stoli n coke: badhatharry: "it might make more sense to imagine he's referring to the trio of beloved American figures assassinated in the '60s: John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and Bobby Kennedy."

No, that doesn't make any sense.

Shouldn't you be standing in line to sniff Reagan's skidmarks?


Maybe he was thinking about a less obscure song
 
2012-07-04 09:06:32 PM  

Mugato: badhatharry: "it might make more sense to imagine he's referring to the trio of beloved American figures assassinated in the '60s: John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and Bobby Kennedy."

No, that doesn't make any sense.

Really. The farking Kennedys? Fark them.


I like them just fine. King too. He's just not referencing them. There is no reason to think so. A big clue is that the whole song is about music and musicians of the 50s and 60s.
 
2012-07-04 09:11:04 PM  

stoli n coke:
I worked as a DJ about 10 years ago. I'll vouch that certain songs are flagged for bathroom breaks. Last year, I was driving, and heard my old station play November Rain, One, and the live version of Simple Man with no talk breaks in between. I was tempted to call the station to see if the DJ needed a doctor or something.


You do know that radio stations' playlists are computerized now, and they're played from a hard drive, right? If the DJ wanted, he could program a whole string of songs like this if he needs to take a dump.
 
2012-07-04 09:12:54 PM  

GungFu: consider this: Still one of my favorite songs of all time. There isn't another song that can get a bar full of strangers singing together like this one can.

Hmmm, I think you've let this one slip your mind. Let me remind you:
Voted number one in numerous worldwide polls as THE song to get a bar full of strangers singing together


I'd vote:

Proud Mary
Sweet Caroline
Satisfaction
You Shook me All Night Long
Sweet Home Alabama
Friends in Low Places
Don't Stop Believing
La Marseillaise
Minnie the Moocher
Day-O
Any song from the Blues Brothers
 
2012-07-04 09:21:31 PM  

Refudiated Strategerist: hurdboy: Refudiated Strategerist: I'm sorry, I forgot to add, forty years in YOUR future nobody will be taking about any of the "hits" of that era as none will have left a scratch on musical history.

Perspective; the president of the United States hadn't been born "the day the music died."

I was born during the Carter Administration. My wife was in elementary school when Kurt Cobain died.

//Farking self-absorbed Boomers.

Thanks for making the point...just how few stations play Nirvana music now. There aren't 5% of the people listening to music right now who can name 10 Cobain songs.


In fairness, Nirvana only had 3 studio albums, and usually an album only gets 1-2 singles that get much play on the airwaves anyway. I was only able to come up with the names of 9 + Lake of Fire, and I like Nirvana/grunge.

/Though I could hum or sing several I couldn't think of the names of
 
2012-07-04 09:24:05 PM  

puckrock2000: stoli n coke:
I worked as a DJ about 10 years ago. I'll vouch that certain songs are flagged for bathroom breaks. Last year, I was driving, and heard my old station play November Rain, One, and the live version of Simple Man with no talk breaks in between. I was tempted to call the station to see if the DJ needed a doctor or something.

You do know that radio stations' playlists are computerized now, and they're played from a hard drive, right? If the DJ wanted, he could program a whole string of songs like this if he needs to take a dump.


Or just go home an hour early on a Friday night to catch his stepsons' high school football game.
 
2012-07-04 09:37:37 PM  

Fano: GungFu: consider this: Still one of my favorite songs of all time. There isn't another song that can get a bar full of strangers singing together like this one can.

Hmmm, I think you've let this one slip your mind. Let me remind you:
Voted number one in numerous worldwide polls as THE song to get a bar full of strangers singing together

I'd vote:

Proud Mary
Sweet Caroline
Satisfaction
You Shook me All Night Long
Sweet Home Alabama
Friends in Low Places
Don't Stop Believing
La Marseillaise
Minnie the Moocher
Day-O
Any song from the Blues Brothers



Needs "The Internationale"!

/ and "Donna Lee"
p.s. I wouldn't be caught singing some of those songs
p.p.s. Bohemian Rhapsody and people who sing it get me, yes, stabby
 
2012-07-04 09:43:13 PM  

Refudiated Strategerist: verbaltoxin: Refudiated Strategerist: hurdboy: *yawn*

That's interesting, grandpa.


I'm sorry, I forgot to add, forty years in YOUR future nobody will be taking about any of the "hits" of that era as none will have left a scratch on musical history.

Forgive the oversight.

It's only hung around for 40 years because BOOMERS REFUSE TO STFU ABOUT IT.

/You're old. You've been old since the mid-70s. Get over it.

Yet boomers aren't the ones writing for Rolling Stone or Yahoo or any of the current music magazines any longer. Nor are we program directors or marketing directors for the thousands of AM, FM, Sat or Internet radio services. We have either moved on, moved up or retired. So someone besides boomers will need to be blamed for continuing to talk about it.


The Boomer "market" is still really big and powerful. Because of their numbers, Boomers will continue to influence, if not dominate, popular culture for years to come...

( Until most of them assume room temperature, that is.)

/ this also explains why I have to tolerate crappy 60's-70's music on the radio at work...
 
2012-07-04 09:44:09 PM  

runcible spork: Fano: GungFu: consider this: Still one of my favorite songs of all time. There isn't another song that can get a bar full of strangers singing together like this one can.

Hmmm, I think you've let this one slip your mind. Let me remind you:
Voted number one in numerous worldwide polls as THE song to get a bar full of strangers singing together

I'd vote:

Proud Mary
Sweet Caroline
Satisfaction
You Shook me All Night Long
Sweet Home Alabama
Friends in Low Places
Don't Stop Believing
La Marseillaise
Minnie the Moocher
Day-O
Any song from the Blues Brothers

Needs "The Internationale"!

/ and "Donna Lee"
p.s. I wouldn't be caught singing some of those songs
p.p.s. Bohemian Rhapsody and people who sing it get me, yes, stabby


If I could speak Russian I'd replace the Internationale with this Hell, even my capitalist ass wants to take off my hat when I hear it.

French anthem I give from multiple WWII movies, esp Casablanca
 
2012-07-04 09:50:28 PM  

hurdboy: Refudiated Strategerist: There aren't 5% of the people listening to music right now who can name 10 Cobain songs.

But the dead-tree reporters think their entire audience remembers when that song was on the radio. I don't. I wasn't born. I also wasn't born for Watergate; my parents were newlyweds. I don't remember the Iran hostage crisis, though I was alive. TFA's author probably thinks of those like they were yesterday.


From his photograph I would imagine he learned of Watergate in elementary school. He doesn't look all that "boomer".

What you might not realize, the boomers went through the same thing with our parents and grandparents music. It is why many of us know all the Dean Martin or Frank Sinatra music or Benny Goodman and Louis Armstrong. That music permeated our era as much as our own. A couple of the top rated TV shows during the Summer of Love [most consider the heart of boomer music] were Dean Martin and Ed Sullivan which had throwbacks to the Forties and Fifties weekly, as well as current music.
 
2012-07-04 09:53:44 PM  

Fano: French anthem I give from multiple WWII movies, esp Casablanca



How about La Grande Illusion? If you haven't seen it, you absolutely should.
 
2012-07-04 09:55:09 PM  

runcible spork: Fano: French anthem I give from multiple WWII movies, esp Casablanca

How about La Grande Illusion? If you haven't seen it, you absolutely should.


Great film
 
2012-07-04 10:03:44 PM  

docmattic: What the fark is the pompitous of love?


The same thing as a douche in the night.
 
2012-07-04 10:11:08 PM  

wraithmare: docmattic: What the fark is the pompitous of love?

The same thing as a douche in the night.


I am pretty sure that is not correct. Tell you what...I'll be the proud recipient of a surprise pompitous of love sometime this week, and you can be the proud recipient of a surprise douche in the night. We'll meet back here in a week and compare notes. Sound good?
 
2012-07-04 10:31:28 PM  
Balchinian-
You're gonna find true love and be a daddy?


http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pompatus

So says wiki
:)
 
2012-07-04 10:50:47 PM  
I like he song, and I like the movie. Off my lawn please.
 
2012-07-04 11:02:46 PM  

cjoshuav: I like he song, and I like the movie. Off my lawn please.


but it's so well manicured...
 
2012-07-04 11:12:48 PM  
#3. "McLean has steadfastly refused to discuss the meaning of most of the lyrics. "As you can imagine, over the years I've been asked many times to discuss and explain my song 'American Pie,'" McLean wrote in an open letter to fans in 1993. "I have never discussed the lyrics, but have admitted to the [Buddy] Holly reference in the opening stanzas. "

#9. But McLean also expressed disappointment that the Holly references were all some people got out of the tune.

Hey Don, here's a stretch: If you want people to talk about something other than the ONE reference you've admitted to you could, oh...I don't know...maybe talk about a few others?

Crazy enough to work.
 
2012-07-04 11:35:41 PM  

Flappyhead: serial arseonist: Cake Hunter: Hell of a banjo player.

This one time, at banjo camp...

Well since you brought it up...

[newspaper.li image 640x480]


Yes please..

www.meltedbrain.com

www.meltedbrain.com

/hot in more ways then one
 
2012-07-04 11:36:48 PM  

wraithmare: docmattic: What the fark is the pompitous of love?

The same thing as a douche in the night.


lh6.googleusercontent.com
Biochemically no different than large quantities of chocolate

 
2012-07-04 11:37:50 PM  
Sh*t I forgot to include...

Al Pacino saved that movie from that f*cking train wreck named Keanu something.

/mad props, Mr. Pacino; love your work
 
2012-07-04 11:38:16 PM  

Whack-a-Mole: Balchinian-
You're gonna find true love and be a daddy?


http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pompatus

So says wiki
:)


Been there, done that. And honestly, both were sort of a surprise. It worked for me.
Now waiting on a report from those who have had a surprise douche in the night.
 
2012-07-04 11:49:32 PM  
Perhaps needless to say, this is the wordiest Weird Al song ever.

Nice of him to admit his lack of research. The Saga Begins isn't even the wordiest song on that album.
 
2012-07-04 11:50:38 PM  

Fano: Mugato: verbaltoxin: I'm going to pretend you didn't do something stupid like compare Don McClean to Mozart.

No, I can see boomers comparing their shiat jingles to classical music.

In the buried recesses of my mind I can see some boomers implying their shiat jingles are superior to classical music. Of course, nothing exists before or after them, as they hijacked pretty much everything in relation to themselves in their cultural hegemony; the "Greatest Generation," long thought to be failed lame-os, only became the greatest when boomers started to realize their parents must have been pretty swell to give birth to them.


i172.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-04 11:57:57 PM  

Fano: GungFu: consider this: Still one of my favorite songs of all time. There isn't another song that can get a bar full of strangers singing together like this one can.

Hmmm, I think you've let this one slip your mind. Let me remind you:
Voted number one in numerous worldwide polls as THE song to get a bar full of strangers singing together

I'd vote:

Proud Mary
Sweet Caroline
Satisfaction
You Shook me All Night Long
Sweet Home Alabama
Friends in Low Places
Don't Stop Believing
La Marseillaise
Minnie the Moocher
Day-O
Any song from the Blues Brothers


You Never Even Call Me By My Name by David Allan Coe
Family Tradition by Hank Jr.
 
2012-07-05 12:11:17 AM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Madonna's version is an even more loathed staple of Worst Covers Of All Time lists.

No, I'm pretty sure this is common knowledge.

As bad covers go, this runs neck-and-neck with Hilary Duff's version of "My Generation."

This is how it's done, ladies.


Oh you cockbag! I clicked and looked at the URL as it was loading and couldn't stop it in time.

*shakes tiny fist*

/every farking time I fall for it
 
2012-07-05 12:17:00 AM  

mialynneb: Oh you cockbag! I clicked and looked at the URL as it was loading and couldn't stop it in time.

*shakes tiny fist*

/every farking time I fall for it



I have a neat little plug-in for my browser that shows me what the titles of YouTube videos are, with a preview still as well. For Chrome.

Has made my on-line life much less stressful (so I've compensated by visiting the Fark Politics tab more).

/ stupid me
 
2012-07-05 01:03:24 AM  

urban.derelict: Sh*t I forgot to include...

Al Pacino saved that movie from that f*cking train wreck named Keanu something.

/mad props, Mr. Pacino; love your work


Well, Charlize Theron and Connie Nielson both doing full frontals didn't hurt.
 
mhd
2012-07-05 01:05:24 AM  
Reading about the interpretations of the song has been quite fun, and not being from the US, I'm probably not as overexposed, so I'm quite okay with it.

I'm a bit more conflicted about McLean's "Mountains of Mourne" cover. It's a beautiful version, but that actually makes it miss the point a bit that it's basically taking the piss out of a stereotypical olden times Paddy Potatohead in the big city.
 
2012-07-05 01:24:32 AM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Jamdug!: I hate that farking song.

I can't say I'm a fan, either.

I groan audibly whenever that surfaces on my classic rock radio station.


I like 'Vincent" better.
 
2012-07-05 01:27:31 AM  

consider this: Still one of my favorite songs of all time. There isn't another song that can get a bar full of strangers singing together like this one can.


Yeah loudly singing the one bit of the chorus they know, mumbling the rest quietly. And acting like complete jackasses while they do it. Farking awesome man
 
2012-07-05 01:48:01 AM  

stoli n coke: Well, Charlize Theron and Connie Nielson both doing full frontals didn't hurt.


It's a pleasure to meet you, Mr. Pacino.

/pacino > deniro
//we can all be Italian together any time you want, capice?
 
2012-07-05 01:52:22 AM  

Deadwing: Fano: GungFu: consider this: Still one of my favorite songs of all time. There isn't another song that can get a bar full of strangers singing together like this one can.

Hmmm, I think you've let this one slip your mind. Let me remind you:
Voted number one in numerous worldwide polls as THE song to get a bar full of strangers singing together

I'd vote:

Proud Mary
Sweet Caroline
Satisfaction
You Shook me All Night Long
Sweet Home Alabama
Friends in Low Places
Don't Stop Believing
La Marseillaise
Minnie the Moocher
Day-O
Any song from the Blues Brothers

You Never Even Call Me By My Name by David Allan Coe
Family Tradition by Hank Jr.


None of you know of the power of "Cheeseburger in Paradise"?
 
2012-07-05 02:30:19 AM  
I'm surprised the Bronies haven't popped into this thread, considering the article included a parody of "American Pie" called "Pinkie Pie."

Pinkie Pie
 
2012-07-05 03:06:43 AM  

Sabyen91: Deadwing: Fano: GungFu: consider this: Still one of my favorite songs of all time. There isn't another song that can get a bar full of strangers singing together like this one can.

Hmmm, I think you've let this one slip your mind. Let me remind you:
Voted number one in numerous worldwide polls as THE song to get a bar full of strangers singing together

I'd vote:

Proud Mary
Sweet Caroline
Satisfaction
You Shook me All Night Long
Sweet Home Alabama
Friends in Low Places
Don't Stop Believing
La Marseillaise
Minnie the Moocher
Day-O
Any song from the Blues Brothers

You Never Even Call Me By My Name by David Allan Coe
Family Tradition by Hank Jr.

None of you know of the power of "Cheeseburger in Paradise"?


Since your bring up Buffet, "Margaritaville." Or "Why Don't We Get Drunk and Screw."
 
2012-07-05 03:15:20 AM  
I "always heard" that the references to the candlestick and the unyielding marching band were allusions to our involvement in Vietnam. (Not sure specifically how.)
 
2012-07-05 03:43:45 AM  

Surool: Lord Jubjub: theorellior: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: CASEY KASEM'S AMERICAN TOP 40 - 1/15/72

There were two separate versions of "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing" on the charts at the same time?

[shudder]

That song got more play because of the Coke connection than it did in its original conception.

The song started as a Coke commercial... so it is only fitting.


WIKI: The Coca-Cola Company waived royalties to the song and instead donated $80,000 in payments to UNICEF.
- damn. they didn't have to do that. what drugs were they on to do something so... non-cutthroat?

WIKI: In the mid-1970s, another version of the commercial was filmed for the holiday season. This reworking featured the same song, but showed the group at night, with each person holding a lit white candle. In the final zoom-out crane shot, only the candle flames remain visible, forming a triangle reminiscent of a Christmas tree; this impression is cemented by a Coke-bottle logo superimposed at the top of the "tree", and the words "Happy Holidays from your Coca-Cola bottler" below. This version was reused for many years during the holiday season.
- that's the version I remember. A very happy image. It was so fking Big Blue Marble... and I loved Big Blue Marble. That commercial was a stop everything and watch TV moment for a little kid like me. Had the Coke calendar and everything. The 70s were so full of hope, what the fk happened?


/another great commercial... the one where all the kids say peace in different languages, and the Russian girl goes 'Mir'.... so simple, so Cold War, so beautiful
 
2012-07-05 03:55:32 AM  

Fano: runcible spork: Fano: GungFu: consider this: Still one of my favorite songs of all time. There isn't another song that can get a bar full of strangers singing together like this one can.

Hmmm, I think you've let this one slip your mind. Let me remind you:
Voted number one in numerous worldwide polls as THE song to get a bar full of strangers singing together

I'd vote:

Proud Mary
Sweet Caroline
Satisfaction
You Shook me All Night Long
Sweet Home Alabama
Friends in Low Places
Don't Stop Believing
La Marseillaise
Minnie the Moocher
Day-O
Any song from the Blues Brothers

Needs "The Internationale"!

/ and "Donna Lee"
p.s. I wouldn't be caught singing some of those songs
p.p.s. Bohemian Rhapsody and people who sing it get me, yes, stabby

If I could speak Russian I'd replace the Internationale with this Hell, even my capitalist ass wants to take off my hat when I hear it.

French anthem I give from multiple WWII movies, esp Casablanca


Memories of the Cold War... that farker was right, a couple months ago: the Olympics *are* whack now.
 
2012-07-05 05:10:31 AM  
I'd like to thank mjones73 because THE REST OF YOU ARE AWFUL, AWFUL FARKERS.

Seriously, the worst.

/Not you
 
2012-07-05 05:12:59 AM  
pretty sure that the bar-rilingest song in america has to be "piano man"...
 
2012-07-05 06:32:07 AM  

AdolfOliverPanties: I prefer "Vincent."


I love that song. I also love American Pie. Fark the haters.

/it's as old as I am
 
2012-07-05 08:21:31 AM  
My GF and I debate this song endlessly.

She says it's a musical puzzle, and while it may be so rooted in McLean's own subjective experiences as to render its meaning opaque, the net effect of the lyrics is to create a word-picture in song that trancends the sum of its parts.

I say she's full of shiat.

/We have the same debate about "Hotel California"
// Both make me all stabby
 
2012-07-05 08:23:29 AM  

Ceiling Moran: I'm surprised the Bronies haven't popped into this thread, considering the article included a parody of "American Pie" called "Pinkie Pie."

Pinkie Pie


Just couldn't leave well enough alone, could you?
/Oh well, thread's pretty much done now anyway...
 
2012-07-05 09:06:21 AM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: The 70s were so full of hope, what the fk happened?


Cocaine and brown acid.
 
2012-07-05 09:38:54 AM  
The "stupid movie" is better than the song.

/The original was a hate crime.
//Madona's cover was the Holocaust.
 
2012-07-05 09:46:32 AM  
TFA: 18. "Weird Al" Yankovic parodied the song in 1999 as "The Saga Begins," with Star Wars-inspired lyrics. At the time of The Phantom Menace, Yankovic came up with a more singular set of cultural references. Sample lyric: "We escaped from that gas/Then met Jar Jar and Boss Nass/We took a bongo from the scene/And we went to Theed to see the Queen/We all wound up on Tatooine..." Perhaps needless to say, this is the wordiest Weird Al song ever.

Oh please, he's obviously never heard Albuquerque.
 
2012-07-05 10:07:56 AM  

hurdboy: *yawn*

That's interesting, grandpa.


Be ready to hear the same from your grandkids when you're going on and on about the genius of Lady GaGa and Justin Bieber.
 
2012-07-05 10:29:49 AM  
Savage Belief

hurdboy: *yawn*

That's interesting, grandpa.

Be ready to hear the same from your grandkids when you're going on and on about the genius of Lady GaGa and Justin Bieber.


If you think Lady BallGag and Justin Beater has the staying power of American Pie, well then....I guess that's your right.
 
2012-07-05 10:37:57 AM  

Savage Belief: Be ready to hear the same from your grandkids when you're going on and on about the genius of Lady GaGa and Justin Bieber.


Not planning on having any kids, so I think I'm half safe. Only halt, though, because my wife likes Lady Gaga. And Nickelback. But, then, she's not thirty yet, so she's got an excuse.
 
2012-07-05 10:48:49 AM  
hurdboy


Savage Belief: Be ready to hear the same from your grandkids when you're going on and on about the genius of Lady GaGa and Justin Bieber.

Not planning on having any kids, so I think I'm half safe. Only halt, though, because my wife beard likes Lady Gaga. And Nickelback. But, then, she's not thirty yet, so she's got an excuse.



FTFE
 
2012-07-05 12:07:20 PM  

Refudiated Strategerist: hurdboy: *yawn*

That's interesting, grandpa.


I'm sorry, I forgot to add, forty years in YOUR future nobody will be taking about any of the "hits" of that era as none will have left a scratch on musical history.

Forgive the oversight.


Obviously you've never heard this. LEGENDARY.
 
mhd
2012-07-05 12:18:50 PM  

funk_soul_bubby: Obviously you've never heard this. LEGENDARY.


This is why the economy is going down. In my days, trashy eurodance had separate positions for "singing bimbo" and "inane rapper", bringing two people financial relief from their jobs as waiters. Now it's all rolled into one?

/If at all, that kinda looks like CGI and sounds like FM synthesis
 
2012-07-05 12:28:33 PM  
Personally, I love this song.
 
2012-07-05 02:44:22 PM  
I would rather watch American Pie translated from English to Japanese to Klingon to Chinese and then back to English then listed to that stupid song.
 
2012-07-05 02:48:26 PM  
phed

I would rather watch American Pie translated from English to Japanese to Klingon to Chinese and then back to English then listed to that stupid song.



media.nj.com
 
2012-07-05 03:10:52 PM  
If you've never actually read anything that evaluated the lyrics, they are worth looking at. The interpretations are full of historic references and it actually makes for an interesting read.

Here is one that does a pretty decent evaluation (new window)
 
2012-07-05 03:14:38 PM  
i'll just leave this right here
Link
 
2012-07-05 03:22:43 PM  

funk_soul_bubby: Refudiated Strategerist: hurdboy: *yawn*

That's interesting, grandpa.


I'm sorry, I forgot to add, forty years in YOUR future nobody will be taking about any of the "hits" of that era as none will have left a scratch on musical history.

Forgive the oversight.

Obviously you've never heard this. LEGENDARY.


Both the internet and your public library have things known as dictionaries. They will give you a clear definition of the word legendary.
 
2012-07-05 03:40:35 PM  

brandied: Personally, I love this song.


I've always wondered why people use the word "personally" to preface a personal opinion.
 
2012-07-05 04:16:40 PM  

Sabyen91: Deadwing: Fano: GungFu: consider this: Still one of my favorite songs of all time. There isn't another song that can get a bar full of strangers singing together like this one can.

Hmmm, I think you've let this one slip your mind. Let me remind you:
Voted number one in numerous worldwide polls as THE song to get a bar full of strangers singing together

I'd vote:

Proud Mary
Sweet Caroline
Satisfaction
You Shook me All Night Long
Sweet Home Alabama
Friends in Low Places
Don't Stop Believing
La Marseillaise
Minnie the Moocher
Day-O
Any song from the Blues Brothers

You Never Even Call Me By My Name by David Allan Coe
Family Tradition by Hank Jr.

None of you know of the power of "Cheeseburger in Paradise"?


Everyone knows Cheeseburger, but only some fool full of rum would sing it at a bar. I present to you:

(you gotta) fight for your right (to party)

If you're at the kind of bar where this is being played (by band or jukebox) then the chances are, people are gonna get some fists in the air.
 
2012-07-05 04:25:32 PM  

karnal: phed

I would rather watch American Pie translated from English to Japanese to Klingon to Chinese and then back to English then listed to that stupid song.


[media.nj.com image 200x200]


that second "your" kind of defeats the purpose of the sign
 
2012-07-05 04:28:08 PM  

karnal: phed

I would rather watch American Pie translated from English to Japanese to Klingon to Chinese and then back to English then listed to that stupid song.


[media.nj.com image 200x200]


His what is stupid? Please tell me, I'm dying to know.
 
2012-07-05 04:28:32 PM  

Refudiated Strategerist: Both the internet and your public library have things known as dictionaries. They will give you a clear definition of the word legendary.


You may have missed the part where I wasn't serious.
 
2012-07-05 04:39:28 PM  

funk_soul_bubby: Refudiated Strategerist: Both the internet and your public library have things known as dictionaries. They will give you a clear definition of the word legendary.

You may have missed the part where I wasn't serious.


You are right. It wasn't written in Comic Sans.
 
2012-07-05 05:03:21 PM  
Flappyhead and mjones73 have done the Lord's work here; I'm very disappointed in the rest of you.
 
2012-07-05 05:37:50 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Jamdug!: I hate that farking song.

I can't say I'm a fan, either.

I groan audibly whenever that surfaces on my classic rock radio station.

I like 'Vincent" better.


That's what every hipster says.
 
2012-07-05 05:54:12 PM  

runcible spork: mialynneb: Oh you cockbag! I clicked and looked at the URL as it was loading and couldn't stop it in time.

*shakes tiny fist*

/every farking time I fall for it

I have a neat little plug-in for my browser that shows me what the titles of YouTube videos are, with a preview still as well. For Chrome.

Has made my on-line life much less stressful (so I've compensated by visiting the Fark Politics tab more).

/ stupid me


I use flash-block for Firefox. It prevents flash animations and videos from starting until I click on an icon. By that time, the video's title is visible.
 
2012-07-05 06:03:17 PM  
#21 I, as should everyone on earth, farking hate that farking preachy, ear-tearing piece of shiat of a song. Good god, if you turned the entire cast of the Jersey Shore into an audio track, it'd be this farking song as the result. If I could go back in time and staple Don McLean's throat shut to prevent this turd from being produced, I would. I can just imagine hippie douchenozzles rocking back and forth to this song like it means something and it's "deep", when it's just a bunch of rose colored, inane gibberish. Almost as if an insult to anyone with half a brain, this song is 4 times as long as it needs to be and then the asshole decides to sing the chorus again... slower. Almost like he thought 'let's see how far can I push them?'. Well guess what, I'm farking pushed alright - any device playing this device in a capacity where I am subjected to it gets launched into the next zipcode. I think the only reason people listen to it is by about a minute in, any guy who is listening to it can't turn it off because they're too busy looking for their nutsack, which just so happened vanished into their pelvis, making a makeshift vagina that goes just farking perfectly with this song. This song is a herpes pustule on what was generally a good era of music, and no one wants to take a farking Valtrex and have this shiatfeast dry up and fall off into the garbage can of pop culture.

/tell us how you really feel
 
2012-07-05 06:06:31 PM  

CheekyMonkey: brandied: Personally, I love this song.

I've always wondered why people use the word "personally" to preface a personal opinion.


I've always wondered why people use the word 'personal' to preface the word 'opinion'.
 
2012-07-05 06:11:01 PM  

mccoma: karnal: phed

I would rather watch American Pie translated from English to Japanese to Klingon to Chinese and then back to English then listed to that stupid song.


[media.nj.com image 200x200]

that second "your" kind of defeats the purpose of the sign


cdn1.sbnation.com
 
2012-07-05 06:11:28 PM  

PluckYew: runcible spork: mialynneb: Oh you cockbag! I clicked and looked at the URL as it was loading and couldn't stop it in time.

*shakes tiny fist*

/every farking time I fall for it

I have a neat little plug-in for my browser that shows me what the titles of YouTube videos are, with a preview still as well. For Chrome.

Has made my on-line life much less stressful (so I've compensated by visiting the Fark Politics tab more).

/ stupid me

I use flash-block for Firefox. It prevents flash animations and videos from starting until I click on an icon. By that time, the video's title is visible.



Should have mentioned that the one I use acts on hovering over a link, no need to visit the page. Doesn't play anything unless you tell it to, just shows the title and three frames from the video.

/ perhaps mialynneb will find one or both solutions worthwhile.
 
2012-07-05 06:16:05 PM  

mccoma: karnal: phed

I would rather watch American Pie translated from English to Japanese to Klingon to Chinese and then back to English then listed to that stupid song.


[media.nj.com image 200x200]

that second "your" kind of defeats the purpose of the sign


It's there to make the person who posts it look stupid.

It worked.
 
2012-07-05 07:13:28 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: I prefer "Vincent."


What he said.
 
2012-07-05 07:16:40 PM  
Without even looking at TFA, I can guarantee I knew most of them.

/Biggest pet peeve is "you didn't know this" YES I DID.
//Stifler is annoying. His cousin more so.
 
2012-07-05 07:23:56 PM  

Keywork99: TFA: 18. "Weird Al" Yankovic parodied the song in 1999 as "The Saga Begins," with Star Wars-inspired lyrics. At the time of The Phantom Menace, Yankovic came up with a more singular set of cultural references. Sample lyric: "We escaped from that gas/Then met Jar Jar and Boss Nass/We took a bongo from the scene/And we went to Theed to see the Queen/We all wound up on Tatooine..." Perhaps needless to say, this is the wordiest Weird Al song ever.

Oh please, he's obviously never heard Albuquerque.


You're right on that one. I still don't know all the words and I've been blaring that song for three years. At some point I just had to sit down and enjoy it.

/Also, Charles Nelson Reilly is kind of wordy. Fun, but wordy.
//Trapped In The Drive Thru
 
2012-07-05 07:24:40 PM  

towatchoverme: /We have the same debate about "Hotel California"
// Both make me all stabby


I feel sorry for you.
 
2012-07-05 07:31:20 PM  

Shadowtag: Keywork99: TFA: 18. "Weird Al" Yankovic parodied the song in 1999 as "The Saga Begins," with Star Wars-inspired lyrics. At the time of The Phantom Menace, Yankovic came up with a more singular set of cultural references. Sample lyric: "We escaped from that gas/Then met Jar Jar and Boss Nass/We took a bongo from the scene/And we went to Theed to see the Queen/We all wound up on Tatooine..." Perhaps needless to say, this is the wordiest Weird Al song ever.

Oh please, he's obviously never heard Albuquerque.

You're right on that one. I still don't know all the words and I've been blaring that song for three years. At some point I just had to sit down and enjoy it.

/Also, Charles Nelson Reilly is kind of wordy. Fun, but wordy.
//Trapped In The Drive Thru


I think the biggest ball of Twine in Minnesota is wordiest of all.
 
2012-07-05 08:10:38 PM  

towatchoverme: /We have the same debate about "Hotel California"
// Both make me all stabby


You stabbed them with your steely knives, but you just can't kill the beasts.
 
2012-07-05 08:58:17 PM  

Huck And Molly Ziegler: I "always heard" that the references to the candlestick and the unyielding marching band were allusions to our involvement in Vietnam. (Not sure specifically how.)


I always thought the marching band was a reference to The Beatles and Sgt. Pepper.
 
2012-07-05 09:51:44 PM  

mialynneb: Oh you cockbag! I clicked and looked at the URL as it was loading and couldn't stop it in time.

*shakes tiny fist*

/every farking time I fall for it


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH, YES! :D

Don't take it so bad, though! It's for the greater good!

THE GREATER GOOD.


Mole Man: What she covered that song? Fred Durst doing "Behind Blue Eyes" still makes me wanna throw up, I'd rather listen to "Last Kiss" by Pearl Jam for an hour straight.


Madonna covering "American Pie" or Hilary Duff covering "My Generation"? Because both happened, and both are atrocious.

And Fred Durst's cover is nothing short of... well, they haven't invented the word yet to describe how crappy it is, but it's THAT.


cygnusx13: Perfect solution: stop listening to classic rock. Way too much new and interesting music out there to waste your time on continuous rotation of Purple Haze, My Generation, and Light My Fire

/small doses are permitted


Heh, force o' habit and the like, I'm afraid!


StreetlightInTheGhetto: Back in the days of goddamn dialup, I was on this "mp3 of the week" mailing list. Started out it had pretty good songs from artists I'd never heard of before, which was good since they took f--king forever to download on a 28.8 when my mom kept yelling that she wanted the phone.

The week I said f--k this sh-t was the day that Madonna cover was the download. Ugh.


And you'd be totally justified for giving up on that under those circumstances

I don't remember where I was the first time I heard that, but I was not a happy camper.

Man... that all seems like another lifetime ago, doesn't it?
 
2012-07-05 10:08:54 PM  

phed: I would rather watch American Pie translated from English to Japanese to Klingon to Chinese and then back to English then listed to that stupid song.


Quite a long time ago
Remember how to
Used to smile on my music
If there is a chance I know
Those who can dance
They are happy could be a period of time
In February, I tremble
Provided all the paper
Soon the bad news
Does not take a step
I don't remember ever cry
When I read about his widowed bride
But I touched the hearts of the West
Music is dead,,,,
It is from

[Chorus]
Bye bye Miss United States
Dyke was driving drove Chevrolet
Good OLE boys drinking whiskey rye
If you sing the dying days
This is a dead day, die ... ...

I wrote the book of love
To have confidence in God
Do you know the Bible?
Do you believe in rock now?
Music can save your immortal soul?
Real please tell how to slow dance.

Okay, I know there is love him.
Because I see in the gym dance
Kick both your shoes.
Men dig these rhythm and blues
My Lonely Girl ' coming back
Pink Carnation and a pickup truck
But I know bad luck
The day that music died
Star start

Bye bye Miss United States
Dyke was driving drove Chevrolet
Good OLE boys drinking whiskey rye
If you sing the dying days
This is a dead day, die ... ...

We now have our own ten years
Fat, rolling stone
However, there is no how to use it.
When the clown sings a Kings and Queens
His court James · Dean
From you and I, the sound
While the King was looking down, Oh
Clown stole the Crown of thorns
Court has been postponed.
No ruling is returned.
Lenin read a book of Marx.
Practicing in the Park Quartet
We sing in the dark of elegiac couplet
The day that music died
We sing

Bye bye Miss United States
Dyke was driving drove Chevrolet
Good OLE boys drinking whiskey rye
If you sing the dying days
This is a dead day, die ... ...

In the helter-skelter, sweltering in the summer heat
Housing birds to fly.
Eight miles high falling fast
Landed on the grass of the foul
Players try to pass forward
Sideline clown
Now half the time air was sweet perfume
Sergeant marching song playback
We have dance
Oh, but we do have an opportunity
Attempt to create a to the field players.
Reject concessions marching band
What is recalled
Does the day music died?
Sing we start

Bye bye Miss United States
Dyke was driving drove Chevrolet
Good OLE boys drinking whiskey rye
If you sing the dying days
This is a dead day, die ... ...

Oh, we were all in one place
Generation lost in space
Restart when left
Jack, Jack nimble, since by the rapid
Jack Flash sat on a candlestick.
The cause of the fire is the Devil's only friend.
I saw him on stage,
Hold my hand anger fist
No Angel born in hell by
る Zhou e-breaking magic のをことが. can break that Satan's spell
Flames climbed high in the night
Ray ritual
I saw the Devil's laughter and happiness
The day that music died
He is singing

Bye bye Miss United States
Dyke was driving drove Chevrolet
Good OLE boys drinking whiskey rye
If you sing the dying days
This is a dead day, die ... ...

I met a girl sang the Blues
Ask her some happy news
But she just smiled and turned away
I went to the sacred store
A few years ago, music was heard
But not talking about playing music
The children in the streets screaming
Lovers cry and the poet's dream
But words to speak,
All the church bells were broken
Almost 3 man impress
Father, son and holy spirit-
They caught the last train to the coast.
The day that music died
They are singing

Bye bye Miss United States
Dyke was driving drove Chevrolet
Good OLE boys drinking whiskey rye
If you sing the dying days
This is a dead day, die ... ...
 
2012-07-05 10:28:27 PM  

Surool: towatchoverme: /We have the same debate about "Hotel California"
// Both make me all stabby

You stabbed them with your steely knives, but you just can't kill the beasts.


Damn you. That was perfect.

*shakes tiny, liverspotted fist*
 
2012-07-06 02:10:34 AM  

Spindle: If you've never actually read anything that evaluated the lyrics, they are worth looking at. The interpretations are full of historic references and it actually makes for an interesting read.

Here is one that does a pretty decent evaluation (new window)


That WAS good. Obviously those thoughts make more sense than what I'd "heard."
 
2012-07-06 08:56:20 AM  

John Buck 41: CheekyMonkey: brandied: Personally, I love this song.

I've always wondered why people use the word "personally" to preface a personal opinion.

I've always wondered why people use the word 'personal' to preface the word 'opinion'.


Touche. Generally, I don't, but in this case added 'personal' to as emphasis.
 
2012-07-06 10:02:28 AM  
Well, i guess we need to add American Pie to the list of hipster hated things.
 
2012-07-06 10:48:59 AM  
What pisses me off about this song is that it gets mentioned in every farking thing ever written about Buddy Holly. Buddy Holly's farts were more musical and entertaining than this pretentious hippy wank.
 
2012-07-06 05:33:33 PM  

Deadwing:
You Never Even Call Me By My Name by David Allan Coe Steve Goodman


FTFY.
 
2012-07-07 01:00:33 PM  
One thing I did know. That song sucks.
 
2012-07-07 10:58:30 PM  
Still no Bronies. Fark, I am disappoint.
 
2012-07-07 11:06:37 PM  
I love that this song is so polarizing.Thank you all for contributing.

//subby
 
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