Thursday, February 14, 2008

Singalong with Disco

Do you know how hard it is for me to refrain from singing when I'm listening to music?? It's nearly impossible. Like nailing jello to a wall.

I thought about this alot yesterday as I was sitting in the airport (waiting for 9 hours), then on the airplane (for another 3 hours), listening to all my favorite singalong songs on my iPod. I don't know if there are any other serious singalongers out there, but if you are one then you know that not all songs sing the same. Sometimes I hum or whistle along, sometimes I kinda mumble and make up words, then others I belt out like I'm on American Idol ... and I just hit a high note ... and everybody gives me a standing ovation .... incessant clapping ... I bring them to tears (tears of joy people, not tears of pain)!!

Anyway, it was torture listening to my favorite singalongs in silence yesterday.

So today, I'm going to share with you some of my favorite "sing it like you mean it" songs. And I'm not just listing titles and artists --- that would take the fun out of it. Let your imagination wander and I hope you'll conjur up an aural image of my melodious serenade. Don't be surprised if you find yourself singing along. In fact, you may want to grab a microphone if you have one nearby ... or tell anyone in earshot to grab some earplugs.

Let the concert begin:

  • Don't you know my tears will burn the peeee-llow. Set this place on fire cuz I'm tired of-a your lies. All I needed was a simple hello-u-oooo. But the traffic was so noisy that I could not hear you callll-u--alll-u-ling. And you-u-u-u ... you leave me so confu-u u used. Now I'm alll cried outuoutttttt, H-OVER youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!

  • Psycho killa, ques que ce .. fa fa fa FA fa fa fa fa fa FA and I .. run run run run run run run awayyyyyy. ahhh, ahh, ahh aye, EYE YI YAY EYE EYE YI YI!!

  • Where have all my frainds gone? They've all disappee-erd. Turn around baby one day, you're all that was they-er. ....And you-ou why don't you, stay behi-e-ind? So blue-ooo, why don't you stop -- and look at what's goin down? boo booopeedoo doo (that's the piano part I have to sing along with too.)

  • (Must be sung like Julie Andrews in as much of an English accent as you can muster) High on a hill was a lonely goat heard. Lay ee yodelayee yodelay hee-hoo!!!! One little guhrl in a pale pint coat-herd ... (in a high pitched, imitation female goat voice) Lady, yodelady odel - ooooooh!
  • And Iiiii .eeeee Iiiiii eeee I... will always love you --oooohooo I ... will always love you ... ooooh, my dahling you --- yooo hooooooo oooo.
  • Mem'riessss ... lightthecornersofmy minddddddd. Misty waterr colored mem'ries ... of the way w'were. Scattered pic chers.
  • Our memories of yest-a-day will last a liiiiife time. So take the best, forget the rest and someday - you'll - finddddd. These are the best--- OF TIMESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!
  • Round here we stay up very very VERY VERY LATE. (SHOUTING now!) I ... I can't see nuthin' ... nuthin' ..... rounddddd heeeeeeeere. (That one was for you Carolina . Sue and Christine, could you hear us singing??)
  • (OK, haul out your best fake southern accent for this one) Once two stranger climbed on Rocky Top, lookin' for a mooonshine still. Srtangers ain't come down from Rocky Top,reckon they never wheel. Rockytopppp, you'll owees be home sweet ho-ome to me. Gooood oleee Rocly Top. Rocky Top Tenn-a-see.
  • (For this one, you must squeak as much as possible ... trying to sound good will ruin your good time ... trust me) You don't have to be byoo-tee-ful ... to turn me oon. You don't have to watch Dynasteeee, to have an attitude .. no-oh oh You on't have to be-e rich, to be my girl. You don't have to look cool, to rule my world. I just want some X tra time and your (make 5 big kissy smoochy sounds here) KEEEE-ISSS!!!

OK, your turn to serenade me. HAPPY VALENTIME'S DAY EVERYBODY!!


Anonymous said...

Sweet Caroline, Oh Oh Oh, Good times never felt so good, so good so good.


Rara said...

This has been sung at the lake very loudly at 12:30 am by me and my gees and we got into trouble:
Rock me gently, rock me slowly, take it easy dontcha know that i have never been loved like this before...baabby baabyy..

Anonymous said...

we sang it oh so loud and proud..."hold me closa, Tony Danza"


Los said...

Here's a couple:

"I've been walkin' Central Park, singin' after dark, people think I'm crazy .... I've been stumbling on my feet, shuffling through the street, askin' people, 'What's a matter with you, boy?"

"I can't help it, everything's a mess. I can't help it, you're so treacherous ... when it comes, to tenderness ... Since you're gone."

"Yeah, we're runnin' a little bit hot tonight. I can barely see the road from the heat comin' off. You know what I'm sayin'. Ahh, I reach down between my legs n' ease the seat back."

Scarlett Wanna Be said...

I kid you not, Big Daddy and I were singing Rocky Top the other night in bed...random, but true!

schue said...

I'm gonna have to say anything by Whitney from the Bodyguared soundtrack.
"And IeeeeI will alllwaaayyyys loove youu. ooohhh, my darling you"
Oh and Like a Prayer by Madonna - I think I sing that really good.