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Another musical quest completed [Sep. 29th, 2014|07:17 pm]
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Blue Moon.

Do you know how hard it is to search on the most memorable lyrics?
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[User Picture]From: johnpalmer
2014-09-30 02:49 pm (UTC)
Heh. Oddly the last two words were not surfacing in my memory, which would have made it much easier :-).

My first attempts found Mr. Bassman, but I was sure there was more, so I found Kid Rock's similar phrasing.

There may be yet another song but Blue Moon matches my memories relatively closely.

Edited at 2014-09-30 05:27 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: ftemery
2014-09-30 08:12 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday to you! Whenever you posted that. My use of LJ is still totally fubar. I just looked up the lyrics to a song about a dead cat, done in Australia. "somebody's moggy by the side of the road." Bingo.
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[User Picture]From: johnpalmer
2014-10-01 04:30 pm (UTC)
Heh. Sometime a week or so afterward, but thank you! I'm having a string of good days again, so it's a good time for birthday wishes :-).
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[User Picture]From: acelightning
2014-10-01 08:50 am (UTC)
Another one in the same vein (pop standard ballads embellished with doo-wop syllables, intended as perfectly serious performances) was I Only Have Eyes For You. There were also quite a few parodies of the old doo-wop songs, once they'd gotten old enough to be parodied... including (but not limited to)Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp-Sh-Bomp-Sh-Bomp) and anything by Showaddywaddy or Sha Na Na :-)

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[User Picture]From: johnpalmer
2014-10-01 02:55 pm (UTC)
Nod. What made this most memorable for me was that I'd heard Blue Moon as a youngish child, when most adult songs were stupid, with a few exceptions like You Talk Too Much or What's New Pussycat.

This was another dumb old grownup song about something really stupid but it would suddenly break out in this glorious burst of nonsense syllables, so that made it a lot of fun.

And then, when watching the movie Blade during the rave scene, there was something similar being played, which I suspect was the Kid Rock song (Bawitdaba...), but re-anchored the song in my mind.
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[User Picture]From: acelightning
2014-10-02 02:01 am (UTC)
I've never seen the movie, and the only reason I've heard of Kid Rock is because he did a duet with Willie Nelson once, but I do think that's a remake of a remake of the doo-wop "Blue Moon".

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[User Picture]From: johnpalmer
2014-10-02 04:00 am (UTC)
Yes, if Kid Rock doesn't at least nod to the song as a major inspiration, I'd be sorely disappointed.
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