Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by statcat, Apr 8, 2018.
Sheriff & The Ravels - 'Shombalor':
Not a song per se, but I thought of this anyway when it comes to lots of words at rapid speed,
This whole album could be described as "lots of lyrics at rapid speed"
"Me About You" - The Turtles. In stark contrast to the much slower Lovin' Spoonful version:
Is that a serious suggestion? I would call that an awesome song with a moderate tempo.
Mr Bungle - Squeeze Me Macaroni
"Your Sister Can't Twist But She Can Rock & Roll" - Elton John (1973)
I've seen REM do this song live and Stipe had to read it off a cheat sheet, not really singing it but more like speaking it. Not long afterwards I saw some amateur cover band playing a back yard party and the singer nailed it, melody and all, no cheating.
Oh, and I don't think anyone has mentioned the Monkees' "Going Down". If someone did I truly apologize for trying to steal your thunder. I did a quick search of this thread and found no such references.
Here's a fairly obscure one - Eric Burdon & the Animals insane number called "Year of the Guru", could this be the first rap song? From 1968 no less
I first listened to some of the other songs that were posted and yes, I thought this one fit. I also thought about posting David Lee Roth’s “I’m Just a Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody” but the fast part was a only a short part of the song. I try to comply with what the OP asks for, but thanks for singling my post out from the countless ones on this forum that go against what the OP wants.
Take a chill pill, dude, it’s just a thread.
At about 1:20 in this video, the lyrics get really fast:
All of hip-hop. Besides that,
I”ce Just Seen a Face by The Beatles.
Phil Harris - Darktown Poker Club. Lots of US WW2 slang as well which was impenetrable to me as a kid growing up in UK.
Legend of the USS Titanic...Jamie Brockett
Shakira - Estoy Aqui. The insanely fast part at 1:29 was actually the selling point of the song.
Claude Nougaro's "A Bout De Souffle" sung to the tune of Blue Rondo A La Turk
I'm sure it's been mentioned but...
Bare naked ladies....one week
there is a live version even faster.
"Pump It Up" and "Tokyo Storm Warning" come to mind
There are many hip hop tracks with double speed verses here and there.
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