Tuesday, October 11, 2005

You Know You Make Me Wanna...

So, I have continued to listen to the countdown on WXPN (see link on the right). They've finally made it to the top 150 or so albums. My friend Findley calls me and yells "turn on XPN!" They played the Femmes earlier today amidst Bruce Springsteen and a band called Love. Has anyone ever heard of this band? It's a 70's band, and they...well, they sucked. Anyway...so I anxiously awaiting my stereo to click on so I can hear what Findley is hearing....and there it is...GOD SAVE THE QUEEN! What's not to love about the Sex Pistols? The most disappointing thing about this whole countdown thing they are doing is when they finally get to number 1, I'm going to turn of my radio where ever I am in disgust. No doubt it will be Springsteen. It's a Philadelphia radio station, they're close to Jersey, it all sort of runs together down there.

Anyway, a few songs later, they move on to the next album as rated by their listeners and it's...Meatloaf. GAH! I could very well annoy many of my readers by the next few comments, and if I do I apologize. You could probably guess the album is Bat Out of Hell. And, you can also probably guess that one of the songs they played was "Paradise by the Dashboard Lights." GAH!

I started thinking what a horrid song it is and also got to thinking about the wedding Coyote Mike recently attended. What wedding have you been to in the last several years when they haven't played the dreaded "Paradise by the Dashboard Lights?" I'm thinking, that is one song that'll stop me dead in my tracks on the dance floor at a wedding and send me screaming for the bar. I have for you now, the ultimate wedding songs that will immediately send me to the bar to do shots of...well, whatever. Does it matter?

Paradise by the Dashboard Lights--Meatloaf
Old Time Rock n' Roll--Bob Seger
The Chicken Dance Song--does anyone know who does this?
The Hokey Pokey--is that really what it's all about anyway?
The Electric Slide--Marcia Griffiths (interesting tidbit on this song...it was either written or produced by Bunny Wailer...like from Bob Marley and the Wailers...he's apparently hit the ganga a little too hard!)
Celebration--Kool and the Gang
Shout!--The Isley Brothers

There's my list. Just in case you have any remnants of dinner left in your stomach after that, here's a web site I found of Maryland's top 100 wedding songs. YIKES!

17 comments:

InterstellarLass said...

OK, here's where we disagree. I love me some Meatloaf! I love all music! Even about half of those stupid songs on that 100 list. But you know why? They can make me happy. They can transport me somewhere else, into someone I'm not. For the period of the song I can pretend and get a little crazy and have fun with it. Don't knock it! :P

JLee said...

oh my God!! you nailed it! the only exception I will make is...ok, I admit, I like The Electric Slide! I'm a dork...

mman said...

Funny post. Kool and the gang were just KC and the sunshine band wannabes. Meatloaf also turns my stomach. I do like his acting though, specifically in Fight Club.

JLee said...

I agree..I like the Loaf as an actor/personality, but his music...not so much

Bone said...

Mmm bop!!!!

I think I'm changing my blogger name to "The 4th Hanson Brother".

michaelm said...

Some moldy oldies you forgot to mention that "make me wanna gag":

Sweet Caroline
The Hustle
The Alley Cat
Could I have this dance for the rest of my life (Oh, I just can't say enough about this musical nugget)
And the ultimate gag reflex song for me would be...
"The wind beneath my wings"
(in my mind i've changed the lyrics to say, "you are the stuff beetwixt my teeth" it helps me get through the possible 10,000th playing of it while the bride cries....oh, God)

Java Boo Boo said...

top 100 wedding songs... CRAZY!

Meatloaf... gotta love it. j/k

Never heard of the band Love... but of course that was the 70's like you say, and at the time, I wasn't even born yet (well until 74)

Carnealian said...

Mman-the only movie I saw Meatloaf in was Rocky Horror. Not much more to say on that!

Bone, you are cute enough to be a Hanson brother! :)

Michael, boy, forgot all about those, ewww! My dentist used to sing Sweet Caroline to me...just before he was ready to drill on my teeth.

Java...thanks for rubbing in that age thing. You can be Hanson brother #5!

Jlee and Lass, ok, ok, I will dance with you guys at the next wedding we are at together...even to the Electric Slide!

Findley Labrador said...

You may add "Jeremiah was a Bullfrog" and "Proud Mary", in fact at weddings it should only be Billy Idol-White Wedding played OVER AND OVER AND OVER!

MarkD60 said...

Bob Segers Silver Bullet tour is the only concert I ever walked out of in myt life. It sucked. That album sucks. Pat Travers was the front band and blew Bob Seger (BS) away!

SnotSucker said...

I totally despise the Electric slide! When I got married I specifically requested this song NOT be played. The "JACK-IN-THE-BOX DJ played it anyway. Of course he already had his $$$ by that point.
& Meatloaf makes me want to gag!

Coyote Mike said...

Out of your list, only the Chicken Dance song was played at the wedding I attended. But they also did "Cotton Eye Joe" and "Macarena". Did all DJs miss the fact that those songs should have been destroyed about 10 years ago?

PS I am working to add you to my list of (ir)regulars.

Carnealian said...

Oh Mark, you paid money to see Bob Seger?? Sorry, so very sorry!

OMG the Macarena too! It was cool the first time I saw it in a club in Ft. Lauderdale, because I almost danced...then realized that I had no idea what they were doing. After that it was all downhill!

Bastard DJs!

InterstellarLass said...

You know what else I love....DISCO! I love the nightlife, I love to boogie! Oh yeah!

Carnealian said...

Disco is still fun, sorry Michael...Dancing Queen, look out!

Coyote Mike said...

ooh, don't forget the playing of "Butterfly Kisses" at every single damned wedding for the father daughter dance. Just for once, for that dance, I want them to play Metallica or The Smurf theme song or something.

michaelm said...

"Butterfly Kisses" can gag you but overall I think it's a very well-written song. Carlisle sings the absolute snot out of it, too.
When I sing this tune I always think of my three daughters which ultimately makes singing it an impossibility.
God, I'm such a middle-aged wussypants...
Hey Coyote Mike, I have to go with you on the Metallica thing. What a great idea. As a musician, I'm so sick of the same old, same old at every single wedding. Personally, I'd like to hear the Simpson's Theme or maybe a torch ballad from South Park sang by the Chef (Issac Hayes).