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Step two, play in my blood
Step three, cover me in dirty sheets and run laughing out of the house
Step four, stop by Lake Michigan and rinse your crimson hands...


"This Could Be Love" by Alkoline Trio

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Old 02-13-2014, 09:59 PM
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In the same vein as the aforementioned "Kiss off" is Beyoncé's "Countdown":

My baby is a 10
We dressing to the 9
He pick me up we 8
Make me feel so lucky 7
He kiss me in his 6
We be making love in 5
Still the one I do this 4
I'm trying to make a 3
From that 2
He still the 1
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Sweet Little Sixteen (Cities) - Chuck Berry

Dancing in the Streets (Cities) - Martha and the Vandellas
Cities (Cities) - Talking Heads.


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Old 02-13-2014, 10:28 PM
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Soul Coughing-"Casiotone Nation"
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Oh yeah, and I expected one of the first three posts to mention Tom Lehrer's "The Elements"!
I expected it to be in the OP.
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Kind of borderline listy songs:

Free Falling, Tom Petty (qualities and tendencies of the girl)

Industrial Disease, Dire Straits (symptoms, maladies and angstinesses)

Nothing But Flowers, Talking Heads (modern things sloughed off by the apocalypse)

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Old 02-14-2014, 05:38 AM
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Days: Lady Madonna - Beatles

Days: Here Comes the Weekend - Dave Edmunds

Body parts: Please Don't Bury Me - John Prine

Girls of different nationalities: Back in the USSR - Beatles

Ingested animals: I know an old woman who swallowed a fly - ?

Honeymoon events: The Ballad of John and Yoko - Beatles

Musicians: Garden Party - Ricky Nelson

Drugs: The No No Song - Hoyt Axton

(alleged) ironies: Ironic - Alanis Morissett

Things that affect you/things that you affect: Andy's Chest - Lou Reed



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Old 02-14-2014, 09:35 AM
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Old 02-14-2014, 10:08 AM
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Old 02-14-2014, 11:07 AM
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Cities (Cities) - Talking Heads.


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That song has been in my head lately! Including the El Paso bit that they left off the original album for some reason...
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Every thing you ever wanted to know about being a Modern Major General

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NLV24qTnlg
I've Got a Little List (modernized)
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Done Too Soon- Neil Diamond
i just remembered something about this. It has two lists:

1. The long list of various historical and contemporary figures.

2. After the line "And each one there has one thing shared" he goes on to list three things they shared.
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U2 - Numb.

Don't whisper
Don't talk
Don't run if you can walk
Don't cheat, compete
Don't miss the one beat

Don't travel by train
Don't eat
Don't spill
Don't piss in the drain
Don't make a will

Don't fill out any forms
Don't compensate
Don't cower
Don't crawl
Don't come around late
Don't hover at the gate
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The Wheels on the Bus lists things AND the things they do! Or how they go! Or what they say!

Wheels go round and round
People go up and down
Wipers, go swish, swish, swish
Horn goes beep, beep, beep
Money goes clink, clink, clink
Driver says "Move on back"
Baby says "Wah, wah, wah"

etc.

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Uptown* by Loudon Wainwright III lists things to do on a date in NYC circa 1970:

Well, lets go fly a kite in Central Park
Go & see a Shakespeare play
Have a lot of fun at the planetarium
And museum all the blues away
Well, Rockefeller Center and the UN too
Baby don't make me wait
I want to elevate up & down with you
In the building of the Empire State.


*Terrible and irrelevant video images, though.
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Thank you for hopping on that.
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A rather short list, to be sure, but it is a list none the less:

I Dig Rock 'N Roll Music by Peter, Paul and Mary. It list three noteworthy rock 'n roll groups/individuals of the day. Mommas and Papas, Donovan and the Beatles.
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Shirley Ellis - The Name Game

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Old 02-14-2014, 04:38 PM
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Uptown* by Loudon Wainwright III lists things to do on a date in NYC circa 1970:
His Swimming Song is a good one too
Where he swam, how he swam, what he wore or didn't when he swam

Sometimes LWIII reminds me of Randy Newman in the Family Guy post-apocalyptic episode:

Fat man with his kids and dog
Drove in through the mornin' fog
Hey there, Rover, come on over
Red-headed lady, reachin' for an apple
Gonna take a bite, nope, nope
She's gonna breathe on it first
Wipes it on her blouse...


We're gonna move? Let me write a song about that!
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There's a background singer on the Kingsmen's "The Jolly Green Giant" who is randomly naming vegetables.
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Reasons not to trust animals: "Animals" by Talking Heads

"I found out animals don't help!
Animals think they're pretty smart!
Shit on the ground, see in the dark!
They wander around like a crazy dog,
Make a mistake in the parking lot,
Always bumping into things,
Always let you down, down, down, down..."
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Old 02-14-2014, 07:42 PM
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(Musically quite similar to 'Sweet Little 16'. I believe they caught some legal flak about that.)
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I mentioned the Stattler Brothers earlier and this one came to my mind just a minute or so ago..

"Whatever Happened to Randolph Scott?" an incredible list song by the Stattler Brothers.
More from the Statler Brothers:
"The Class of '57"
"The Official Historian on Shirley Jean Berrell"
"Do You Remember These?"
"How to Be a Country Star"

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George Jones' "Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes" is a list of classic country singers.
So is Tex Ritter's "Hillbilly Heaven." (Dolly Parton did an updated version of it.)

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The Elements by Tom Lehrer
"Yakko's World"
"Wakko's America"
"The Presidents Song" (by Yakko, Wakko and Dot)

"I've Been Everywhere" (Hank Snow)

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Heartaches by the Number Guy Mitchell (and others)
Step by Step the Crests
Sixteen Reasons (Why I love You) Connie Stevens
We Got Love Bobby Rydell

Thank goodness for these kinds of threads to remind my that I'm old.
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"Rock Lobster" (sea creatures)
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"Dance This Mess Around" (dances)
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Kokomo - Beach Boys (lists beaches)
Let's Talk Dirty To The Animals - Gilda Radner (lists animals)
How Blue Can You Get - B.B. King (lists indignities piled up on the singer by his woman)
I Will Not Be Your Fool - David Bromberg (lists things that must happen before Bromberg will be your fool)
Sidekick Heaven - Riders In The Sky (lists actors who played sidekicks)
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Allan Sherman's "Holiday for States"

There are songs about Montana,
And New York and Indiana,
But the song the nation patiently awaits
Is the song I now will bring you,
As I clear my throat and sing you
A love song to the whole United States.
I love you
District of Columbia, New Hampshire, Massachusetts,
Alabama, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota,
Oklahoma, West Virginia,California, Georgia, Texas, Maine.
Mississippi, Washington, South Carolina, Arkansas,
North Carolina, Tennessee, Louisiana, Iowa,
Nevada, Kansas,Colorado, Michigan, New Jersey.
New York, New Mexico, Ohio, Illinois.
Missouri, Indiana and Montana, Nebraska! Alaska!
Pennsylvania, Florida, Wisconsin, Utah, Maryland,
Kentucky, Oregon, Rhode Island,Idaho, Hawaii,
And Vermont, Virginia, Delaware, Wyoming, and Connecti-cut!
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Sorry if I missed this in an earlier post.

Re: cities
Heart of Rock and Roll by Huey Lewis and the News

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7JVlpm0eRs
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Allan Sherman's "Holiday for States"
Allan Sherman's "Hungarian Goulash" and "Shake Hands with Your Uncle Max"!

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Things that you can do to me as long as you don't step on my footwear: "Blue Suede Shoes"
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There's a background singer on the Kingsmen's "The Jolly Green Giant" who is randomly naming vegetables.
Along the same lines, at the end of "Make It Funky," James Brown starts shouting out types of soul food.
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Let's Do It - another by Cole Porter
They Can't Take That Away from Me - George and Ira Gershwin
Manhattan - Rogers and Hart
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Along the same lines, at the end of "Make It Funky," James Brown starts shouting out types of soul food.
That reminds me of "Colored Spade" from Hair -- a list of racial epithets followed by a list of stereotypical "black" foods. Other "list" songs from Hair: "Sodomy" and the chant "Hashish".

Oh yeah, and the Beatles' "Dig It"... "Like the FBI and the CIA and the BBC... B.B. King... and Doris Day..."
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Girls, Girls, Girls by Motley Crue lists the names of strip clubs.
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Barenaked Ladies - Another Postcard lists the different types of chimps on the postcards.

Some chimps in swimsuits, some chimps are swinging from a vine
Some chimps in jackboots, some chimps that wish they could be mine.
Starsky and Hutch chimps, a chimp who's sitting on the can
A pair of Dutch chimps who send their love from Amsterdam.


Weird Al Yankovic - One More Minute lists things he'd rather do than spend one more minute with you.

Yes, I'd rather jump naked on a huge pile of thumbtacks
Or stick my nostrils together with crazy glue
I'd rather dive into a swimming pool filled with double-edged razor blades
Than spend one more minute with you
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Old 97s "Living In A State of Texas" lists a bunch of cities, places, and stuff in Texas.
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That reminds me of "Colored Spade" from Hair -- a list of racial epithets followed by a list of stereotypical "black" foods. Other "list" songs from Hair: "Sodomy" and the chant "Hashish".
Or for that matter, "Hair":

I want it long, straight, curly, fuzzy
Snaggy, shaggy, ratty, matty
Oily, greasy, fleecy
Shining, gleaming, streaming
Flaxen, waxen
Knotted, polka-dotted
Twisted, beaded, braided
Powdered, flowered, and confettied
Bangled, tangled, spangled, and spaghettied!
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Old 02-17-2014, 11:31 AM
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The Ramones listed four rules in Commando:

First rule is: The laws of Germany
Second rule is: Be nice to mommy
Third rule is: Don't talk to commies
Fourth rule is: Eat kosher salamis
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Antonio Carlos Jobim's classic Waters of March. The Portugese original Águas de Março is considered one of the best songs written in the language.

I absolutely love Jobim's work.
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My wife's friends made her a "mix tape" of songs with lists many years ago, including many in this thread.

I can't recall everything that's on it, but it includes Gilbert and Sullivan's "I've Got A Little List", the list of the people to be killed from Sweeney Todd, and Michael Palin's song from Monty Python's The Meaning of Life.
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