Let's make the Straight Dope Soundtrack

Give your song suggestions, and if you want, your reasons for selecting them.

  1. **Mr. Know-it-all ** by Primus.

  2. Pinky and the Brain Theme

  3. **A Boy Named Sue ** by Johnny Cash (Dedicated to Quasimodem)

  4. **You Lie and Yo’ Breath Stank ** by the Infectious Grooves

And, let’s see…A song that describes our fearless leader Cecil…Hmmm…

Greatest American Hero?

I think The Great Pretender would be apt for any message board.

For our transient friends at SF, Dirty White Boy by Foreigner.

For the quarrelers…

  1. We Used To Be Friends by the Dandy Warhols. :smiley:

For people like me who only like to write short posts and then zip off somewhere else, I nominate the relatively brief “Song 2” by Blur.

We are the Champions - Queen… for obvious reasons, the SDMB rules!

In The Hands Of Death - by Rob Zombie with Alice Cooper because it’s such a light and charming little ditty.

Don’t Try Suicide - by Queen for certain people who need that reminder.

Friends In Low Places - by Gath Brooks for all the Trek Dopers.

Sympony #41 - by Mozart. Soothing music for those apres pit times.

'Cmon you guys, it’s obvious!

** “We Are The World”**!!!

It’s My Life by either Talk Talk or No doubt, both versions are good- this song is for all the wonderful members (including myself) that share their touching family stories meant for the Lifetime Network, :eek:

In honor of He Who Knows A Lot, the them from either The Wizard of Oz or The Wiz.
Also, for a bit of self-deprecating humor: “If I only had a brain”

How about rewrites?

“Yes, and how many posts must a Doper read,
before you can call him a…”

You get the picture.

Final suggestion: “I don´t know enough about you.” (I love Diana Krall, but I like the Peggy Lee version better.)

“I know a little bit about a lot of things,
but I don’t know enough about you”


“Banditos” by The Refreshments:
“Everybody knows
That the world
is full of
stupid people…”

“Flagpolesitta” by Harvey Danger

“Been around the world and found that only stupid people are breeding
The heathens cloning and feeding
And I don’t even own a TV!”
And, from the old-school list, “Napoleon the 14th” by whoever did that song anyway

“They’re coming to take me away, ha ha, they’re coming to take me away!”
Doesn’t have much to do with fighting ignorance, granted, but ya ever read some of these threads? :::shudder:::
Maybe “Spiderwebs” by No Doubt? Whole kinda internet thing goin’ there…

“Twisted” by Joni Mitchell (though several jazz types covered it)-

They say as a child I appeared a little bit wild
With all my crazy ideas
But I knew what was happening:
I knew I was a genius
What’s so strange when you know that
you’re a wizard at three?
I knew that this was meant to be…

Bowie’s “All the Madmen,” along similar lines-

'Cause I’d rather stay here
With all the madmen
Than perish with the sad men romaing free
And I’d rather play here
With all the madmen
For I’m quite content: they’re all as sane
as me

*I’m a dick…

I’m addicted to you.*

The theme from Cheers

She Blinded Me with Science by Thomas Dolby for the cite-happy

Message in a Bottle by the Police, for reasons obvious to me at least

"Little Miss Can’t-Be-Wrong" by the Spin Doctors, for too many of the Great-Debates regulars.

It’s the End of the World as We Know It (and I Feel Fine) - R.E.M.

Or that Billy Joel song about 20th century history?? I had to memorize it for a Political History class… Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray
South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio…

Because this is one of the few places where all those pop culture references would be understood.

“I’ve Just Gotta Get a Message To You,” by the Bee Gees. Fairly self-explanatory.

“Dope Nose” by Weezer. Again, need I explain?

“She Blinded Me With Science” by Thomas Dolby, for all of the science wizards in GQ.

And I’m fairly shocked no one’s suggested “Hamsterdance.” [sub]Oh wait, now that it’s burrowing through my skull and liquefying my precious, precious brain tissue, I understand.[/sub]

I am the very model of a modern Major-General from The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert & Sullivan

Heh, great choices. The song is called “We Didn’t Start the Fire”, by the way.

I’d nominate the following:

Simon & Garfunkel’s “Sounds of Silence” - Because the SDMB is that voice greeting the darkness, pleading to be heard…

Radiohead’s “Karma Police” - Because you can’t get away with anything here (well usually)

Tracy Chapman’s “Telling Stories” - Because the fiction in the space between… Well, the cynical side of me has to consider it whenever I read anything on here. I don’t think I’m alone…

Cindy Lauper ~ Money Changes Everything