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« on: May 02, 2013, 07:18:40 PM »

I thought this might make an interesting topic.  To get it started, the eighties classic Wang Chung's "Everybody Have Fun Tonight".  I could take or leave the song but the middle eight with the high falsetto always gets me.  I just love it and I find myself sitting through the rest of the song just to hear the middle eight.

Anyone else feel like contributing?  Even though this is in General Music this would obviously include Beach Boys songs.
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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2013, 09:43:29 PM »

Oh, nice to know I'm not the only one who has these. For me, "Little Old Lady From Pasadena" is a pretty average, melodically predictable song for the most part, but I love the harmonies at the bits with the title (for lack of a better term).
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2013, 09:46:40 PM »

In fact, I think Surf City is a much a better song, so I wanted to record a cover of it, replacing the "two girls for every boy" sections with the Little Old Lady bit. Only problem is I also like the "two girls for every boy" section. Undecided  Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2013, 10:03:26 PM »

Mysterious Ways by U2. I love the chorus and melody, and the cool guitar intro, but I hate the rest.  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2013, 11:28:59 PM »

It Would Be So Nice by Pink Floyd has some great harmonies, but the melody of the verse doesn't match the quality of the rest.
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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2013, 01:24:09 PM »

Love the "Uncle Albert" section of the McCartney song and despise the "Admiral Halsey" part.
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2013, 04:35:40 PM »

I like the intro on Brian's 'How Could We Still Be Dancing'. The rest? Bleh.

I never liked the wavering vocal repetition of 'crimson and clover, over and over' toward the end, but everything else in 'Crimson & Clover' is nice.
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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2013, 03:41:44 AM »

Cool thread.
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« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2013, 07:23:13 PM »

it's all just opinion, but Dr. Robert has an irresistible locked in pocket rocket groove from the get go to the end all.  Plus the "well well wells".
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« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2013, 07:35:43 PM »

Heroes and Villians, I like the first part, but it goes too psychedelic for me otherwise.
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« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2013, 06:07:51 AM »

Backing tracks to Joanna Newsom songs; they're better that way.
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« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2018, 07:45:55 PM »

Love the "Uncle Albert" section of the McCartney song and despise the "Admiral Halsey" part.
The best bit is happy, light, fun "gypsy get around". Btw, like the song thru & thru.
The Surfaris "Wipe Out" - drum solos
New Zealand Trading Company "Could Be" - percussion-driven intro, middle 8 with cool guitar solo
The Kinks "Dedicated Follower Of Fashion" - the last 23 seconds
Genesis "Where The Sour Turns To Sweet" - "we're waiting for you..." bits.
Fun & Games "Something I Wrote" - verses
Fun & Games "The Way She Smiles" - verses + little guitar riffings before & after chorus
Fun & Games "The Grooviest Girl In The World" - the groovy chorus
Los Gatos Negros (according to Larry the blogger, translates The Black Cats) "Land Of 1000 Dances"/ "La Tierra De Las Mil Danzas" - the lala's.
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« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2018, 03:07:47 AM »

Engelbert Humperdinck's "From Here To Eternity" has a brilliant intro that the rest simply doesn't live up to...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-KB1WbEkjk
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