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FearlessF

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« Reply #30 on: August 11, 2018, 09:44:47 AM »
OK, I looked up Yacht rock....... probably not my thing, too much soft pop

TOP 10 YACHT ROCK SONGS OF ALL TIME

"In the musical sense, yacht rock refers to the highly polished brand of soft rock that emanated from Southern California between 1976 and 1984. The term is meant to suggest the kind of smooth, mellow music that early yuppies likely enjoyed while sipping champagne and snorting cocaine on their yachts. Significant "yacht rockers" include Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Christopher Cross, and Toto."

10. England Dan & John Ford Coley -- "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight" (1975) 

9. Robbie Dupree -- "Steal Away" (1980)

8. Player -- "Baby Come Back" (1978)

7. Kenny Loggins -- "This Is It" (1979) 

6. Michael McDonald -- "I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near)" (1982) 

5. Toto -- "Rosanna" (1982)

4. Daryl Hall & John Oates -- "Kiss on My List" (1980)

3. The Doobie Brothers -- "What a Fool Believes" (1978) 

2. Steely Dan -- "Hey Nineteen" (1980)

1. Christopher Cross -- "Sailing" (19 )
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« Reply #31 on: August 15, 2018, 09:13:45 AM »
Last night about 3:40 in the morning, I crawled out of bed and staggered to the bathroom.  I felt nauseated, like I had food poisoning, but I didn't.  I merely had a song stuck in my head that had replayed so many times in my sleep that it had made me sick.

The song?

Elton John's Benny and the Jets.

Bennay Bennay Bennay Bennay Bennay Bennay Benny and the Jets

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« Reply #32 on: August 15, 2018, 09:17:34 AM »
The only way I could get to sleep was to overwrite Benny and the Jets in my mind with the Isley Brother's It's Your Thing.

It's Your Thing is a repetitious song too so it makes for a great re-channeling but it's kind of cool too so I can tolerate it much more easily than hearing Bennay Bennay Bennay Bennay Bennay Bennay Benny and the Jets over and over again.

In case you've forgotten, it goes:

It's your thang
Do whatchu wanna do
I can't tell you
Who to sock it to

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« Reply #33 on: August 15, 2018, 10:42:47 AM »
Hey Nineteen and What A Fool Believes are great songs.

Some definite clunkers on that list, though. 


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« Reply #34 on: August 15, 2018, 10:45:27 AM »
One of the most annoying evil songs ever, is "Hey Jude."  I can take the first 1/3 where verses actually exist, but latter 2/3 of endless refrains of "naaa na na na na na naaaaaaaa" makes me want to apply Chinese water torture to any remaining Beatles that might still be out there. 

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« Reply #35 on: August 15, 2018, 11:17:48 AM »
Hey Nineteen and What A Fool Believes are great songs.
I really like Michael McDonald.  Steely Dan too.  One of my oldest friends is Mr. McDonald's bass player now, which allowed me to hang out with him for a while when he came here last year.  I'll tell you two disappointing things about that affair.  Like all the acts at "that" point of their careers, you're gonna get two things from them at a live show.  You're gonna get a greatest hits list and an offering of new material from their latest stuff.  Unfortunately his hits all come from his early solo days or the Doobie Brothers, and my favorite stuff of his was "middle career" stuff, which albums did not produce radio hits, so I got to hear a bunch of stuff that's still good, but not my fave.  The other disappointing thing was the man had shaved his beard.  I took some pics with him and put them on social media, but how am I supposed to convince people I met the guy when he's completely unrecognizable?  Everybody knows Michael McDonald sports the white beard.  I saw footage of shows directly before and after I met him.....he's bearded in all of them.  I got maybe the only pictures of him ever taken that nobody would think I really met him.  
He's coming back near here in December.  He better have a beard and be ready to do some stuff from Take It To Heart and Blink of an Eye.  

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« Reply #36 on: August 15, 2018, 01:02:17 PM »
My Bennie and the Jets equivalent is Marley’s I Shot the Sheriff.  They played the same tape during EVERY 9th grade lunch hour and that was on it.  Ruined me for Marley and the Wailers for years before I realized they had music that actually kind of nice to listen to.

It’s like spinach.  My elementary school cafetería always soaked it in vinegar and I ranked it as possibly the worst food known to humankind (in my limited sample, this is long before I’d encountered stinky tofu).  Then one day much much later I had spinach with I dunno oil or butter or something, and realized that it was the Muskogee public school system that was willingly inflicting this evil on an otherwise innocent and pretty tasty leaf.

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« Reply #37 on: August 15, 2018, 01:27:05 PM »
One of the most annoying evil songs ever, is "Hey Jude."  I can take the first 1/3 where verses actually exist, but latter 2/3 of endless refrains of "naaa na na na na na naaaaaaaa" makes me want to apply Chinese water torture to any remaining Beatles that might still be out there.

The last 2/3 of "She's So Heavy" would drive you nuts as well.  The Beatles had a way sometimes of outstaying their welcome.

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« Reply #38 on: August 15, 2018, 02:01:33 PM »
It’s like spinach.  My elementary school cafetería always soaked it in vinegar and I ranked it as possibly the worst food known to humankind (in my limited sample, this is long before I’d encountered stinky tofu).  Then one day much much later I had spinach with I dunno oil or butter or something, and realized that it was the Muskogee public school system that was willingly inflicting this evil on an otherwise innocent and pretty tasty leaf.
agreed, not sure what they could have possibly done to make spinach taste any worse
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« Reply #39 on: August 16, 2018, 12:32:20 AM »
This thread reminds of me of the always clever Weird Al and his Achy Breaky Song, which takes jabs at several known annoying artists/musicians on top of the song it is parodying. 
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« Reply #40 on: August 16, 2018, 12:35:39 AM »
Hall and Oats' Kiss On My List is common earworm of mine, and it's not that I even am exposed to that song often or anything. I'll just wake up and BAM it's in my head. 

Speaking of Hall and Oats, I saw them live little over a year ago. They toured with Tears for Fears and I gotta say it was a pretty decent concert. I will say Tears for Fears voices have aged quite a bit better than Hall and Oats' voices. 
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« Reply #41 on: August 16, 2018, 12:38:01 AM »
I really like Michael McDonald.  Steely Dan too.  One of my oldest friends is Mr. McDonald's bass player now, which allowed me to hang out with him for a while when he came here last year.  I'll tell you two disappointing things about that affair.  Like all the acts at "that" point of their careers, you're gonna get two things from them at a live show.  You're gonna get a greatest hits list and an offering of new material from their latest stuff.  Unfortunately his hits all come from his early solo days or the Doobie Brothers, and my favorite stuff of his was "middle career" stuff, which albums did not produce radio hits, so I got to hear a bunch of stuff that's still good, but not my fave.  The other disappointing thing was the man had shaved his beard.  I took some pics with him and put them on social media, but how am I supposed to convince people I met the guy when he's completely unrecognizable?  Everybody knows Michael McDonald sports the white beard.  I saw footage of shows directly before and after I met him.....he's bearded in all of them.  I got maybe the only pictures of him ever taken that nobody would think I really met him.  
He's coming back near here in December.  He better have a beard and be ready to do some stuff from Take It To Heart and Blink of an Eye.  
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« Reply #42 on: August 16, 2018, 12:47:23 AM »
Hall and Oats' Kiss On My List is common earworm of mine, and it's not that I even am exposed to that song often or anything. I'll just wake up and BAM it's in my head.

Speaking of Hall and Oats, I saw them live little over a year ago. They toured with Tears for Fears and I gotta say it was a pretty decent concert. I will say Tears for Fears voices have aged quite a bit better than Hall and Oats' voices.
TFF are over a decade younger than Hall and Oates, so, yeah.
Darryl Hall is currently 71, and John Oates is 70.
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« Reply #43 on: August 16, 2018, 10:06:25 AM »

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« Reply #44 on: August 16, 2018, 11:00:33 AM »
God.  Dammit.  Tulip.  

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« Reply #45 on: August 16, 2018, 03:47:31 PM »
I remember I once had the Steve Miller Band’s Abracadabra stuck in my head for about nine weeks.  It was like a bad case of hiccups.  Every time I exclaimed it had left, it came back.

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« Reply #46 on: August 16, 2018, 03:58:20 PM »
Supposedly studies have shown listening to Mozart temporarily raises one's IQ.  I wonder if you got a Mozart piece stuck in your head, could you become permanently smarter? 

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« Reply #47 on: August 16, 2018, 04:00:04 PM »
Fly Robin Fly... up up to da sky....

Fly Robin Fly... I'm gonna stab out my eye....

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« Reply #48 on: August 16, 2018, 04:14:29 PM »
Michael McDonald caused problems in my young life.

As a youngster of 16 or 17 I was naive but, like most folks that age, passionately opinionated.  I liked Aerosmith, the Eagles, Poco, the Steve Miller Band, Jim Croce, stevie Wonder, the Commodores and George Benson.  And that was it.  Everyone else I mostly despised albeit with the exception of maybe 1 or 2 songs.  For example, I liked China Grove and Black Water but otherwise the Doobie Brothers could go to hell.

Enter Wendy, my first love who liked “crap” like Boston, the Moody Blues, Led Zepplin (of course, what girl born the ‘60s didn’t?) and the new sounding Michael McDonald Doobie Brothers.

So we hung out at each others house, trying (I suppose) to fulfill ourselves with each other and all I heard was “Minute by Minute” and “What a Fool Believes.”  We wore that album out.

But I never really got everything I wanted out of the relationship so I grew to despise Michael McDonald’s deep Eyeore voice.

Towards the end of the semester, my... ears... were so blue, I blew up and told her what I really thought of the post-Johnston-era Doobie Brothers and my verbose rejection was more than her tender impressionable young round... ears... could take.

We broke off non amicably.

She befriended me some years back on FB before I knew it was a mind control device for the Rooskies.  For an old woman she don’t look too bad.  Not too fat.  Still has an angel smile and pretty brown eyes of the lightest most interesting shade.  Almost golden.

But I imagine she still has piss poor taste in music so I never like any of her posts or even post on her page when it’s her birthday.
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« Reply #49 on: August 16, 2018, 05:13:46 PM »
Dude, 

Wishing the poor thing Happy Birthday wouldn't be too much.  Have a heart.
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« Reply #50 on: August 16, 2018, 05:25:44 PM »

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« Reply #51 on: August 16, 2018, 05:43:44 PM »
I liked 80s Moody Blues.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmmPFrkuPq0


That's not a bad song at all.
I've always loved this 1970 hit of theirs, however.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wDHvmCVRxU
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« Reply #52 on: August 16, 2018, 05:45:07 PM »
Another artist who manages to camp in my head for days at a time is Eddie Money, especially this song.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8zoSAsiJUc
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« Reply #53 on: August 16, 2018, 06:19:25 PM »
My summer of Wendy and Michael McDonald was 1978 so at that time the Moody Blues were 3 years away from their image reinventing Long Distance Voyager album, more thAn 10 years removed from their haunting Nights in White Satin and were mired in songs like Driftwood and Steppin in a Slide Zone.

I double dog dare you to listen to those songs all the way through.

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« Reply #54 on: August 16, 2018, 06:24:31 PM »
Eddie Money (Take Me Home Tonight) reminds me of Joe Jackson for some reason.

Is She Really Going Out With Him?

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« Reply #55 on: August 16, 2018, 06:55:50 PM »
Both of them remind me of this one by the Tubes, maybe the era is why?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-rEVVAw3-0


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« Reply #57 on: August 16, 2018, 08:37:35 PM »
I've always suspected people who liked the "classic" Doobie Bros. probably hated Michael  McDonald.  I've never seen one guy so radically change a band.  Ever.  They went from a folksy kinda pop-rock to basically an R&B fusion band that sounded exactly like MM's early solo material.  For better or for worse, depending on your preference (doesn't matter to me, I like both versions), McDonald bitch-slapped that band and re-made them in his image.  

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« Reply #58 on: August 16, 2018, 09:43:39 PM »
Riiiiiiide, Run my last race, take my place, it's for free.....


Or something like that.  Got that one hung in the old noggin for weeks, but actually enjoyed it being there.

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« Reply #59 on: August 17, 2018, 10:17:39 AM »
One song that has been so overused in commercials that it just needs to be banned for about 21 years is American Authors’ ‘Best Day of My Life.’

Li-ai-ife my li-ai-ai-ai-ai-ife

Just. Stop.

 

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