I was listening to Beck’s *Que’ Onda Guero * this morning. At several points someone yells “Que’ Onda Guero?” (“Where you going, white boy?”) and says other things in Spanish and English. It got me thinking of a few other songs with conversations or voices which are not part of the song in the musical sense:
Marvin Gaye’s *Got to Give it Up, Part 1 * - Starts with the voices of a few people at a party; well it pretty much has the voices throughout the whole song.
Weezer’s Undone (the Sweater Song) - This song also starts at a party where the main character chats with a good friend then a girl who asks for a ride to another party.
Sublime’s Bad Fish - Starts with party sounds: laughter, conversation and the unmistakable CLINK of an empty beer bottle being thrown in a plastic trash can filled with other empty beer bottles
R.E.M.'s Orange Crush - Has a break with Michael Stipe yelling things into a megaphone over the sounds of soldiers drilling.
That’s all I can think of. I left out songs with audience voices (too broad). I got one from the 70’s, one from the 80’s, two from the 90’s and one from this year, so I’m thinking there’s got to be some I’ve missed.
Anybody else have some?