Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by elgreco, Aug 18, 2016.
Wow, six pages of thread with no mention of George Michael's "Careless whisper". Sure, it's got a chorus, but IMHO the sax melody is far more memorable than the "I'm never gonna dance again" part, and actually makes the song.
The song basically is an instrumental with a verse and some shouts thrown in, although it's hard to make out a chorus.
"Live and Let Die", Wings
"Can't Take My Eyes off you"(borderline, anyways), Frankie Valli
"Careless Whisper",George Michael
"Baker Street", the first example mentioned, Gerry Rafferty.
maybe "The Letter" (borderline again), Joe Cocker.
I just added it.
It actually works with and without vocals. The guitar riff is slightly more recognizable.
I was planning to suggest Careless Whisper, but at least three people have beaten me to it. Other than that, I can’t think of anything-I did wonder about Fiesta by the Pogues, but that does have a vocal chorus, albeit one that has more or less the same melody as the verse and which is played as an instrumental version at least once.
"I Can't Wait" by Nu Shooz
I guess it depends on what you perceive as the "hook".
To me, the guitar line in Day Tripper is the hook and falls under this category even though there is a chorus. Too many songs to mention fall under the thread title but may vary from listener to listener.
The drums to me are the hook in this song.
Another One Bites the Dust
Achilles Last Stand
Whiskey in the Jar
Shake it off (Ryan Adams cover)
Careless Whisper and Baker Street are both great choices.
Ones that also came to mind were:
The Final Countdown - Europe
Take On Me - a-ha
I thought the chorus there is
It's cold gin time again
You know it'll always win?!
It's cold gin time again,
You know it's the only thing
That keeps us togetherrrrrr!
I know some of you people like a little taste of alcohol!
How many of you like that old Southern Comfort?
I know some of you people like a little taste of Tequila!
I was talking to some people back stage they said a lot of you like Vodka & Orange Juice!
But when you're down in the dumps there's only one drink that's gonna do it for you. Only one things gonna get you out of the dumps!
I can't hear you!
uh sorry carried away, listening to KISS at the moment.... my bad Mea culpa Mea maxima culpa ..... Pax
Going up the country - canned heat
Another one in which the saxophone, not even played by a band member, takes the spotlight and "replaces" a chorus: "Your latest trick" by Dire Straits.
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