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What song is in your head today? #2?

Asked by ibstubro (9041 points ) December 23rd, 2013

Are you able to resist the Christmas carols?

This time of year I invariably have “Winter Wonderland” stuck in my head. However, I listen to an unconventional radio station in the car so I got a nice respite with Streets of Philadelphia. What a beautiful (if sad) song.

Share the song looping through your brain today.

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hearkat's avatar

The theme to “The Hobbit”, which we watched last night in preparation for part 2, which we hope to see over the next week or so.

I always preferred Neil Young’s Philadelphia to Springsteen’s song from the same movie. A lot of references have been made to to that movie lately, so I’m thinking I need to watch it again. Of course, that may just be because I never really liked Springsteenā€¦ but don’t tell anyone, it’s sacrilege to be from NJ and dislike Bruuuuuce.

Pachy's avatar

The song I heard most often today was “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” Iove that song, especially Sinatra’s version.

*ibstubro, I agree about “Streets of Philadelphia.” I’ve got it my iPod.

gondwanalon's avatar

“The Merry Old Land of OZ”

ibstubro's avatar

I don’t know the theme to “The Hobbit” @hearkat You can’t beat The Boss. Why have there been references? 20th anniversary next year, I believe. HARD to believe!

I think I like Bing’s version, @Pachy. “Streets” always makes me wistful – I shouldn’t like it (so I love it instead?).

Good, happy alternative to carols, @gondwanalon. :)

Pachy's avatar

@ibstubro, the song from “Philadelphia” I love even more is this one by Neil Young. Talk about wistful.

Katniss's avatar

Night Ranger ~ When You Close Your Eyes I’ve been on an 80’s tear lately.

hearkat's avatar

@Pachy – great minds!

@ibstubroThe theme from The Hobbit
As for Bruce, I know several people who have met him, since I grew up in a town adjacent to where he grew up, and they say he’s a nice guy. His tunes, and especially his voice, have never appealed to me. I like his songs much better when they’re covered by other artists.

hearkat's avatar

@ibstubro – I work just outside of Philadelphia, and the movie was mentioned on the radio recently, but I don’t recall the specific story. I think I also came across it while looking up what Denzel has done on Broadway, and the site included his filmography and I thought that I had forgotten about that move.

dxs's avatar

I was just watching Full House a few minutes ago. The theme song is currently running around in my head.

Seek's avatar

Good King Wenceslas most of the day, since I’ve been listening to Loreena McKennitt’s winter albums.

Right now, it’s “Kingdom Coming”, since my son is watching old Droopy cartoons.

rojo's avatar

Thanks to my granddaughter it is “I’m a Barbie Girl, in a Barbie world…............”

Thank you dear, I love you too!

Seek's avatar

^ I hate you…

TheRealOldHippie's avatar

“Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer,” but only because it came on the car radio when I was backing out of the garage this morning. Now I can’t get it out of my mind!!!

ucme's avatar

American Idiot.

ibstubro's avatar

@hearkat & @Pachy I stand by Bruce. There’s something about the tone and tenor of Neil’s song that I find difficult to listen too. Each his own…I grew up on Bruce’s music, and he’s kinda like Willy…not for everyone but the followers are loyal.

I’m not huge on the 80’s, @Katniss, but that’s a great song!

Not a headbanger, @dxs, lol.

At least you’re getting a little variety, @Seek_Kolinahr. I’m not sure I could conjure the King if I tried.

I’m thankfully unaware, @rojo. Just the title makes me want to put my fingers in my ears and start “La, la, la, laing”, lol.

We fell your pain, @TheRealOldHippie. I think that was top of the Fluther ‘dislike’ list.

ucme's avatar

giggles

dxs's avatar

@ibstubro It is when you know how the song sounds but have no idea of what the lyrics are!
Everywhere you go everywhere you…
there’s a heart! I really hold on to it!
Everywhere you go. everywhere…
there’s a place!
With somebody who feeds you!

Seek's avatar

It’s always weird when you end up whistling a song that you know is blatantly racist, but everyone around you thinks is just some Southern patriotic tune. They should really play the lyrics to it more often. That way I’m not feeling guilty for no reason.

rojo's avatar

”.... come on Barbie let’s go party! Oooh! Oooh! Oooh!.....”

Seek's avatar

^ stfu

dxs's avatar

I heard Turkey in the Straw was racist somehow, but that’s one of my all-time favorite songs! I’ve never even heard the lyrics.

Seek's avatar

^ Yeah. It was a blackface performance song in the early 1800s. The original lyrics are pretty tame, but the 1910s version is really bad. Let’s just say it involves the words “watermelon” and “coon”.

augustlan's avatar

Something Good from The Sound of Music. I blame glacial.

dxs's avatar

I looked up Turkey in the Straw on Wikipedia and I didn’t even understand those lyrics, but they mentioned the 1916 version.

dxs's avatar

Do your ears hang low? Do they wobble to and fro?
Can you tie ‘em in a knot? Can you tie ‘em in a bow?
Can you throw ‘em o’er your shoulder like a Continental Soldier?
Do your ears hang low?
Discriminative against people with low-hanging ears.

Kardamom's avatar

It’s not just one song, I’ve listened to this Program about 10 times in the last few days. I love it.

rojo's avatar

For @Seek_Kolinahr my little pointy eared elfette. Enjoy (not what you imagine)

(well, not quite)

Seek's avatar

IMGOINGTOKILLYOURFACEIMNOTEVENKIDDING!

Katniss's avatar

lol @rojo. That’s pretty cruel. That song has a way of lingering in your head for hours on end.

ibstubro's avatar

I found that oddly enjoyable, @rojo. Thanks!

ibstubro's avatar

I now have “Pretty Paper”, Willy Nelson’s version in my head. I’m enjoying it. Won’t last…I’m headed to Brenda Lee Land.

ibstubro's avatar

Thanks goodness, now they can put “Grandma Got Run Over” back in the box for another year!

SnoopyGirl's avatar

“Harvest Moon” by Neil Young. This song played in the movie Eat, pray, love with Julia Roberts.

ibstubro's avatar

Nice @SnoopyGirl!

I’m choosing Michael Buble’s “Haven’t Met You Yet” because I love that song, and I’ve not thought of it on weeks.

rojo's avatar

Melancholy Man
but I can’t remember if its by the Bee Gees or the Moody Blues

rojo's avatar

by The Moody Blues (I had the opportunity to look it up).

Melacholy Man

ibstubro's avatar

Good tune, @rojo!

rojo's avatar

Today this one

WARNING vulgar language and pixilated naughty bits.

SnoopyGirl's avatar

Easy like a Sunday Morning. I think its by The Commodores.

ibstubro's avatar

Great choice, @SnoopyGirl! Perfect timing.

Katniss's avatar

Thanks to @KNOWITALL Gold Digger ~ Kanye West w/Jamie Foxx

ibstubro's avatar

Dunno why, but.

It’s good.

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