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Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:06 pm


Are you reading a "Biggest Music Fails of all Time" article?
No, but I do enjoy background/history of some music. YouTube often kicks up songs I haven't thought of in years - some come with memories, some not. "Popsicles" was one with memories and I wondered whatever happened to the group. No memories were included with "Valley Girl" but it, like "Barbie Doll" were silly enough to be entertaining. Here, stick this worm in your ear:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyhrYis ... l=AquaVEVO

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And if you don't behave, I'll throw "Walk Like and Egyptian" at you.

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Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:56 pm
No, but I do enjoy background/history of some music. YouTube often kicks up songs I haven't thought of in years - some come with memories, some not. "Popsicles" was one with memories and I wondered whatever happened to the group. No memories were included with "Valley Girl" but it, like "Barbie Doll" were silly enough to be entertaining. Here, stick this worm in your ear:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyhrYis ... l=AquaVEVO
:o :angry-banghead:

Back at ya'.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfVsfOSbJY0
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I stumbled on this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YPiUtAde2o
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Arrrgh!
Truce - here's an olive branch: Linda Ronstadt backed by Eagles.


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Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:11 pm
Arrrgh!
Truce - here's an olive branch ...
:lol: Accepted. Good thing, my next salvo was going to be MacArthur Park.
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Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:27 pm
O Really wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:11 pm
Arrrgh!
Truce - here's an olive branch ...
:lol: Accepted. Good thing, my next salvo was going to be MacArthur Park.
Oh noooooo! Not MacArthur Park!
"MacArthur Park" has been recorded by everybody from Donna Summer to the Four Tops to Frank Sinatra. It was written by Jimmy Webb about the end of his relationship with Susan Ronstadt, sister of Linda. The song was originally part of a longer piece that ran for 22 minutes, which is why the Association turned it down.

Richard Harris chopped the track down to seven minutes and released it as a single in 1968. He screwed up by repeatedly singing "MacArthur's Park," a mistake that was later copied by Donna Summer in her famous remake. Yes, it's a little stupid that he uses the analogy of a cake out in the rain to describe his ruined relationship, but it's not a terrible song.

Case in point: check out Weird Al Yankovic's "Jurassic Park" parody. It's an under-appreciated classic. Sample lyric: "Jurassic Park is frightening in the dark/All the dinosaurs are running wild/Someone shut the fence off in the rain/I admit it's kind of eerie/But this proves my chaos theory."

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O Really wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:52 pm
Oh noooooo! Not MacArthur Park!
An alternate opinion:

Mac Arthur Park: The worst song in history.


"Weird Al" Yankovic - Jurassic Park

:lol:

I think there have been a bunch of excellent parodies of Barbie Girl. For example:
Donald Trump And Barack Obama Singing Barbie Girl By Aqua - Maestro Ziikos

Same with Walk Like and Egyptian. That reminds me of:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYbavuReVF4
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