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Re: Quickie TD-ish quiz whilst we wait for a TD to be posted

Postby seaborgium » Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:09 am

RandyG wrote:Nonsense words count
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Re: Quickie TD-ish quiz whilst we wait for a TD to be posted

Postby Rex Kramer » Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:15 am

RandyG wrote:Name a Billboard Top 40 (or so) record/single from 1960's (+/- 2 years). . .


This depends on how you define "from 1960's" . . . Shirley Bassey recorded "Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" in the 1960s, though the song was not released until the 1990s.

Given the double double, I say we count it as "from" the Sixties!

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Re: Quickie TD-ish quiz whilst we wait for a TD to be posted

Postby RandyG » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:43 am

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billy pilgrim wrote:One might argue that M - which is the phonetic of the lyric- is not a word. Nor is Um.


Judge Judy would agree. Many times I've heard her say, "Um is not a word." Randy put it on page one so that's good enough for me.

I've heard the song used recently for a Hyundai ad with Jeff Bridges doing voice work.

Judge Judy says a lot of things better left unsaid or at least unheard.

There must have been some miscommunication among the songwriter, publisher, distributor and artist on "Um,...." Even though the song is titled "Um,..." the Major is clearly singing it as "Mm,..." In any event, as seaborgium pointed out, I did say that nonsense words count.


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RandyG wrote:Name a Billboard Top 40 (or so) record/single from 1960's (+/- 2 years). . .


This depends on how you define "from 1960's" . . . Shirley Bassey recorded "Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" in the 1960s, though the song was not released until the 1990s.

Given the double double, I say we count it as "from" the Sixties!

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I like the double double aspect, but upon checking I see that "Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" -- originally intended as the main theme to "Thunderball" -- never made the Billboard singles charts (40, 100, or any) in either the 60s or 90s. So far the list includes two qualifying double doubles: "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" and "Bye Bye Baby (Baby Goodbye.)"

Doing really well! Still a couple of huge hits not taken yet. One includes another nonsense word.

Anybody remember this double-worder? I think I still have the 45 somewhere.

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Re: Quickie TD-ish quiz whilst we wait for a TD to be posted

Postby Magna » Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:33 pm

Que Sera, Sera - the original Doris Day version is too early (1956), but it was covered by other bands and charted in the 1960s.
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Re: Quickie TD-ish quiz whilst we wait for a TD to be posted

Postby RandyG » Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:41 pm

Magna wrote:Que Sera, Sera - the original Doris Day version is too early (1956), but it was covered by other bands and charted in the 1960s.


Indeed! Now I wonder whether there are any other doublers on a distinct foreign language word.

Speaking of songs from a movie -- "Que Sera Sera" was from "The Man Who Knew Too Much" -- I just heard on the radio another charting doubler, this one the title song from a very successful 1960s Broadway show that has had countless revivals.
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Re: Quickie TD-ish quiz whilst we wait for a TD to be posted

Postby Rex Kramer » Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:49 pm

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Magna wrote:Que Sera, Sera - the original Doris Day version is too early (1956), but it was covered by other bands and charted in the 1960s.


Indeed! Now I wonder whether there are any other doublers on a distinct foreign language word.

Speaking of songs from a movie -- "Que Sera Sera" was from "The Man Who Knew Too Much" -- I just heard on the radio another charting doubler, this one the title song from a very successful 1960s Broadway show that has had countless revivals.


Would that be
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"Bye Bye Birdie"
? Either that or "The Sound Sound of Music".

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Re: Quickie TD-ish quiz whilst we wait for a TD to be posted

Postby RandyG » Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:54 pm

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RandyG wrote:
Magna wrote:Que Sera, Sera - the original Doris Day version is too early (1956), but it was covered by other bands and charted in the 1960s.


Indeed! Now I wonder whether there are any other doublers on a distinct foreign language word.

Speaking of songs from a movie -- "Que Sera Sera" was from "The Man Who Knew Too Much" -- I just heard on the radio another charting doubler, this one the title song from a very successful 1960s Broadway show that has had countless revivals.


Would that be [*spoiler]"Bye Bye Birdie"[/*spoiler]? Either that or "The Sound Sound of Music".

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Nor more need for spoilers. "Bye Bye Birdie" is an excellent guess, but the title track never charted. No, not "The Sound Sound of Music" nor "Oh, My My, Fair Lady" ;)
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Re: Quickie TD-ish quiz whilst we wait for a TD to be posted

Postby billy pilgrim » Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:04 pm

RandyG wrote:
Magna wrote:Que Sera, Sera - the original Doris Day version is too early (1956), but it was covered by other bands and charted in the 1960s.


Indeed! Now I wonder whether there are any other doublers on a distinct foreign language word.

Speaking of songs from a movie -- "Que Sera Sera" was from "The Man Who Knew Too Much" -- I just heard on the radio another charting doubler, this one the title song from a very successful 1960s Broadway show that has had countless revivals.

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Re: Quickie TD-ish quiz whilst we wait for a TD to be posted

Postby Paucle » Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:24 pm

I think i know it, Randy, but a promise is a promise! I said I'd stop :)
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Re: Quickie TD-ish quiz whilst we wait for a TD to be posted

Postby RandyG » Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:55 pm

Paucle wrote:I think i know it, Randy, but a promise is a promise! I said I'd stop :)

I've always said that people from NY can't be trusted. ;)



billy pilgrim wrote:Iko Iko
Pata Pata- Miriram Makeba

Surely! I guess I shoulda checked my list first before wondering out loud whether there were any other foreign language doublers. And I always thought that "Iko Iko" was a nonsense lyric, but apparently it's derived from native languages in the New Orleans area.
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Re: Quickie TD-ish quiz whilst we wait for a TD to be posted

Postby billy pilgrim » Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:34 pm

Bang Bang-Cher
They're Coming to Take Me Away HA HA- Napoleon XIV
Ya Ya -Lee Dorsey
Shimmy Shimmy Co Co Bop- Little Anthony (and a double double to boot)
And that's it for me.
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Re: Quickie TD-ish quiz whilst we wait for a TD to be posted

Postby RandyG » Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:42 am

billy pilgrim wrote:Bang Bang-Cher
They're Coming to Take Me Away HA HA- Napoleon XIV
Ya Ya -Lee Dorsey
Shimmy Shimmy Co Co Bop- Little Anthony (and a double double to boot)
And that's it for me.


Nice! Have to disallow "They're Coming...," though, as the actual title is "They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!"

Oh, I doubt that that's it for you.
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Re: Quickie TD-ish quiz whilst we wait for a TD to be posted

Postby billy pilgrim » Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:58 pm

Ok these are the last ones for real. I'm making myself crazy running through old songs in my head.
Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte- Patti Page
Pa Pa Oom Mow Mow - The i have no ideas- ANOTHER DOUBLE DOUBLE
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Re: Quickie TD-ish quiz whilst we wait for a TD to be posted

Postby bpmod » Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:16 am

billy pilgrim wrote:Pa Pa Oom Mow Mow - The i have no ideas- ANOTHER DOUBLE DOUBLE

Isn't that The Rivingtons?

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Postby Rackme32 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:26 am

bpmod wrote:
billy pilgrim wrote:Pa Pa Oom Mow Mow - The i have no ideas- ANOTHER DOUBLE DOUBLE

Isn't that The Rivingtons?

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I thought it was Kevin Love. :)
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Re: Quickie TD-ish quiz whilst we wait for a TD to be posted

Postby RandyG » Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:48 pm

bpmod wrote:
billy pilgrim wrote:Pa Pa Oom Mow Mow - The i have no ideas- ANOTHER DOUBLE DOUBLE

Isn't that The Rivingtons?

Brian

Yup, The Rivingtons. Seems as if you put together any combination of nonsense lyrics -- often one of these doubles -- you're bound to hit upon a late 50s to early 60s song.

No, this wasn't a Cher original.

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Re: Quickie TD-ish quiz whilst we wait for a TD to be posted

Postby RandyG » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:42 pm

In case anybody's interested, here are the remaining double-double titles from my list. (Complete list is posted at the top of the thread.):



Baby Baby Don't Cry -- The Miracles
Blue Blue Day -- Don Gibson
Cha Cha Cha -- Bobby Rydell
Cha Hua Hua -- The Pets
Corrina, Corrina -- Ray Petersen
Gimme Gimme Good Lovin' -- Crazy Elephant
(Girls, Girls, Girls) Made To Love -- Eddie Hodges
Going to a Go Go -- The Miracles
Goo Goo Barabajagal -- Donovan
Hello Hello -- Sopwith Camel
Hippy Hippy Shake -- Swinging Blue Jeans
It's a Man's Man's Man's World -- James Brown
La La La (If I Had You) -- Bobby Sherman
La La Means I Love You -- Delfonics
Long Long Time -- Linda Ronstadt
Mercy, Mercy -- Don Covay
Red Red Wine -- Neil Diamond
Ride, Ride, Ride -- Brenda Lee
Run Run Look and See -- Brian Hyland
C.C. Rider (See See Rider) -- LaVerne Baker, The Animals
Sha La La -- Manfred Mann
Shake! Shake! Shake! -- Jackie Wilson
Talk Talk -- Music Machine
Wack Wack -- Young Holt Trio
Who Put the Bomp (In The Bomp, Bomp, Bomp) -- Barry Mann
Woman, Woman -- Gary Puckett & The Union Gap
Twist Twist Senora -- Gary U.S. Bonds
You You You -- Mel Carter
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Re: Quickie TD-ish quiz whilst we wait for a TD to be posted

Postby Magna » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:28 pm

RandyG wrote:Everybody Likes To Cha Cha Cha -- Sam Cooke

Just a little side discussion about this song. It begins "Everybody likes to cha cha cha. Little children like to cha cha cha." Did you ever wonder why that line about children is doing there? My pet theory is it's there to make it clear that "cha cha cha"
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isn't a euphemism for sex. The rest of the song is about the narrator teaching his date how to do it, and how she now can't get enough of it and wants to cha cha cha all the time. The line about little children doing it signals that it's really about enjoying the dance. Which may or may not be completely true, but it kept the song from turning into an adolescent joke and/or getting banned from the airwaves.
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Re: Quickie TD-ish quiz whilst we wait for a TD to be posted

Postby Paucle » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:08 pm

"Pop Pop Pop-pie" - the Sherrys (1962)
ran across this while looking up something else.
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Re: Quickie TD-ish quiz whilst we wait for a TD to be posted

Postby RandyG » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:32 pm

Magna wrote:
RandyG wrote:Everybody Likes To Cha Cha Cha -- Sam Cooke

Just a little side discussion about this song. It begins "Everybody likes to cha cha cha. Little children like to cha cha cha." Did you ever wonder why that line about children is doing there? My pet theory is it's there to make it clear that "cha cha cha"
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isn't a euphemism for sex. The rest of the song is about the narrator teaching his date how to do it, and how she now can't get enough of it and wants to cha cha cha all the time. The line about little children doing it signals that it's really about enjoying the dance. Which may or may not be completely true, but it kept the song from turning into an adolescent joke and/or getting banned from the airwaves.

Spoiler: show
Maybe so, but it still got Sam Cooke killed.


Paucle wrote:"Pop Pop Pop-pie" - the Sherrys (1962)
ran across this while looking up something else.

That's a new one on me. Youtube here I come.

Upd: That's s-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o 1962..... and The Sherrys is another girl group.
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