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Duck Duck Goose
04-05-2008, 08:09 AM
Male falsetto, disco beat.

Oh-ee-oh!
Oh-ee, oh-ee, oh-eee,
Oh-ee-oh!
Oh-ee, oh-ee-oh, ee-Ohhhh!

E-F-E
E-F-E-D-C-D
E-F-E
E-F-E-D-C, D-DCCC!



This is has been added to work's tape loop, and it's been driving me crazy for two weekends now. So I sang it to the Better Half this morning--"What IS that guy singing?"--and now he's infected, too. Gah! :mad:

Boyo Jim
04-05-2008, 08:17 AM
There are no actual words?

detop
04-05-2008, 09:24 AM
Doesn't that come from The Wizard of Oz ? Isn't that what the Evil Witch guards where singing ?

Johnny L.A.
04-05-2008, 09:46 AM
Tarzan Boy by Baltimora?

EDIT: Hm. Found a video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_r0n9Dv6XnY). More 'oh-oh-oh' than 'oh-ee-oh'.

Monstera deliciosa
04-05-2008, 10:11 AM
Are there other lyrics? Because the first song that comes to me that has the oh-ee-oh refrain is Jungle Love, by the Time. It does have other intelligible lyrics though, and Morris Day is not a falsetto.

OpalCat
04-05-2008, 10:54 AM
Tarzan Boy was what I was going to suggest, too.

Malacandra
04-05-2008, 12:06 PM
Not this (http://www.weddingvendors.com/music/lyrics/b/buster-poindexter/hot-hot-hot/), then?

Duck Duck Goose
04-05-2008, 03:44 PM
None of the above. :(

It's one of the Golden Hits of the 60s/70s. Ubiquitous on elevators from Maine to Timbuctoo. Bouncy falsetto, disco beat. Does that help?

Johnny L.A.
04-05-2008, 03:53 PM
None of the above. :(

It's one of the Golden Hits of the 60s/70s.
It's not one that they used in one of the Austin Powers movies, is it? There's a song without lyrics in one of them that 'everybody knows', but I don't know what it is.

St. Urho
04-05-2008, 05:31 PM
It's not one that they used in one of the Austin Powers movies, is it? There's a song without lyrics in one of them that 'everybody knows', but I don't know what it is.
Soul Bossa Nova, by Quincy Jones. (http://youtube.com/watch?v=TM1Ocdk1PCo)- YouTube link.

Johnny L.A.
04-05-2008, 06:04 PM
Soul Bossa Nova, by Quincy Jones. (http://youtube.com/watch?v=TM1Ocdk1PCo)- YouTube link.
Actually I think it's Mas Que Nada.

Boyo Jim
04-05-2008, 06:17 PM
Possibly the chorus of Sting's Don't Stand So Close to Me?

Nic2004
04-05-2008, 08:25 PM
Are there other lyrics? Because the first song that comes to me that has the oh-ee-oh refrain is Jungle Love, by the Time. It does have other intelligible lyrics though, and Morris Day is not a falsetto.
Yeah, sounds like that hing at the end of Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back were they go on stage. Not a Golden 60's thing though.

Key Lime Guy
04-05-2008, 08:40 PM
Soul Bossa Nova, by Quincy Jones. (http://youtube.com/watch?v=TM1Ocdk1PCo)- YouTube link.
Actually I think it's Mas Que Nada.

No, that isn't Mas Que Nada.

Johnny L.A.
04-05-2008, 08:42 PM
No, that isn't Mas Que Nada.
No, the tune I was thinking of is Mas Que Nada and not the other one.

Key Lime Guy
04-05-2008, 08:44 PM
No, the tune I was thinking of is Mas Que Nada and not the other one.

Oh I get it now.

MisterThyristor
04-05-2008, 08:44 PM
I think Johnny L. A. meant that Mas Que Nada is the song that the OP is looking for -- link here. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fX0zx9dF6A)

Edited to add, "Dang, you guys type fast!" :)

And that I think that it's more of a samba than the "disco" that the OP suggested.

Johnny L.A.
04-05-2008, 08:49 PM
Just to be clear:

No clue what the OP's song is.

The song in The Spy Who Shagged Me that I could never remember the name to is Mas Que Nada. Never thought of the other one, but now I know when I hear it it's Soul Bossa Nova.

MisterThyristor
04-05-2008, 08:51 PM
Although I see the Black Eyed Peas have released a "remake". :rolleyes:

Duck Duck Goose
04-05-2008, 10:53 PM
Still no joy. :( Sorry to have stumped the panel. Really, it's one of those Top 40 Sixties-Seventies-possibly Early 80s songs that's everywhere (which is the most frustrating part--if you're over 30, you grew up with this song.)

It's extremely likely that he's not really singing "oh-ee-oh", that's just what the dang thing sounds like.

Funk? 70's?

ETA: Doobie Brothers?

ExVoxMachina
04-05-2008, 11:01 PM
Morris Day and the Time: Jungle Love? Mid 80's?

Just finished watching Jay and Silent Bob strike back...I feel so dirty.

TWDuke
04-05-2008, 11:43 PM
It's Gonna Be a Beautiful Night by Prince.

Falsetto, disco beat.

(oh-we-oh-ooh)
Say it
(oh-we-oh-ooh)
Say it louder, y'all
(oh-we-oh-ooh)
Say it louder, y'all
(oh-we-oh-ooh)
Miko, miko, hit me in the back with funk

And yes, the "oh-we-oh-ooh" recalls the guards in The Wizard of Oz.

It's Not Rocket Surgery!
04-06-2008, 12:16 AM
If you don't have it yet, what about "September" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfLEc09tTjI) by Earth, Wind & Fire?

GuanoLad
04-06-2008, 01:05 AM
If you don't have it yet, what about "September" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfLEc09tTjI) by Earth, Wind & Fire?Dude, I bet that's it! Good call.

crowmanyclouds
04-06-2008, 03:09 AM
Complete WAG, the last ~40 seconds of Cherchez La Femme/C'est Si Bon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CK-f-Hhij4) - Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band - 1976 (number twenty-seven on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1977)

Right era, disco, female lead, huge radio airplay in the day.

CMC +fnord!
BTW Ya didn't answer Boyo Jim's question, 'cause if there ain't no actual lyrics, then ..... :confused:

Biffy the Elephant Shrew
04-06-2008, 08:54 AM
If you don't have it yet, what about "September" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfLEc09tTjI) by Earth, Wind & Fire?
You beat me to it. I could hear it in my head, and thought it was EWF but didn't know the name of the song. I sampled a bunch of their songs on iTunes, but gave up before I got to that one. Good call!

Incidentally, before I opened the thread, I thought it was going to be about Lene Lovich's "New Toy."

Spice Weasel
04-06-2008, 09:21 AM
I played the notes on a virtual piano and I think September has to be it because they match up very well.

Which is good; I was freaking out that nobody had answered this one yet.

Goose?

Duck Duck Goose
04-06-2008, 01:38 PM
If you don't have it yet, what about "September" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfLEc09tTjI) by Earth, Wind & Fire?

I'm sitting here crying. Seriously.
Because I'm SOOO relieved.
I don't have to spend the rest of my life listening to it on the tape loop but never knowing what it is.
Bless you.
Bless you.


And now to the nitty-gritty: what the HELL is he singing? "Ba-de-ya"?

Humph. Might as well be "oh-ee-oh"... How on earth do they expect people to know what their song is called if they're not going to sing the title? Like "Mandy", see. You know where you are with that one...

And then there's the "Blue Awning" song, but I don't feel like getting into that right now, better quit while you're ahead, is my motto.

Larry Borgia
04-06-2008, 01:46 PM
According to this site (http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/soulfood/september.htm) they're singing "ba de ya."

Boyo Jim
04-06-2008, 02:05 PM
I have the song on my iPod, and I can confirm the chorus as (phonetically)
Bah dee yah, someday you'll remember
Bah dee yah, dancing in September
Bah dee yah, never was a cloudy day

Maybe you just heard the ind of the song, which repeats
Bah dee yah dee yah dee yah
several times

OpalCat
04-06-2008, 02:07 PM
Well I never would have been any help because I've never heard that song before in my life.

Brown Eyed Girl
04-06-2008, 02:13 PM
What a great song...haven't heard that in ages. Thanks Goose and Rocket!

ZipperJJ
04-06-2008, 04:43 PM
DDG, seriously - oh-ee-oh? :rolleyes: They are CLEARLY singing ba-dee-ya!!

Glad you got that all sorted out, tho ;)

It's Not Rocket Surgery!
04-06-2008, 11:30 PM
I'm sitting here crying. Seriously.
Because I'm SOOO relieved.
I don't have to spend the rest of my life listening to it on the tape loop but never knowing what it is.
Bless you.
Bless you.

You're welcome.

Hey, I finally made a Doper cry!

TWDuke
04-07-2008, 12:10 AM
How on earth do they expect people to know what their song is called if they're not going to sing the title?It's the eighth word in the first verse, not to mention being part of the chorus.

Oh-ee-oh? Really?

Oh, well, at least we got all the way through the thread without anyone mentioning Rio by Duran Duran.