Songs that spell out a word(s)

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  1. Sean Keane

    Sean Keane Pre-Mono record collector In Memoriam Thread Starter

    I can only think of V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N by Connie Francis, and Saturday Night by The Bay City Rollers. Are there more?
     
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  2. MikeP5877

    MikeP5877 Senior Member

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    OH
    B-A-B-Y by Carla Thomas (and Rachel Sweet :love: )
     
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  3. Solaris

    Solaris a bullet in flight

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    New Orleans, LA
    D-I-V-O-R-C-E by Tammy Wynette.
     
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  4. Brian J

    Brian J Active Member

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    Toronto
    G L O R I A
     
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  5. Larry Mc

    Larry Mc Forum Dude

    Respect by Aretha and Otis
    I'm a MAN
     
  6. willy

    willy hooga hagga hooga

    Ahem, Y-M-C-A by the VP.
    D-I-S-C-O - Ottawan.
    G-L-A-D - one of those Stock Aitken Waterman 'artistes'.
    C-H-I-C-K-E-N - Van Dyke Parks.
     
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  7. kdbrink

    kdbrink Forum Resident

    Brian J beat me to it! :)
     
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  8. Brian J

    Brian J Active Member

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    And on a twist, If You See Kay.

    Brian
     
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  9. Mike B

    Mike B Forum Resident

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    New York City
    S-a-t-u-r, D-a-y....night!
     
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  10. pig whisperer

    pig whisperer CD Member

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    Tokyo, Japan
    T-R-O-U-B-L-E by Elvis
     
  11. Sean Keane

    Sean Keane Pre-Mono record collector In Memoriam Thread Starter

    The lyrics don't include the spelling out of the word.
     
  12. Capt. Cadillac

    Capt. Cadillac Forum Resident

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    "I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo" (and I used to!)
     
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  13. kevinsinnott

    kevinsinnott Forum Coffeeologist

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    Here's a weird twist---

    The Peppermint Rainbow (we're already getting obscure) did a song called Rosemary. Each of the song's lyrics begins with the next letter.

    For instance:

    Run inside my life and hide
    Ou there, somewhere
    See...

    You get the idea.
     
  14. John DeAngelis

    John DeAngelis Senior Member

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    "S-P-A-M-P-I-N-A-T-O, Spampinato" from "Spampinato" by NRBQ--written after the band got tired of seeing Joey's name mispelled in articles and reviews.

    Also "Ragg Mopp!" which got redone by Allan Sherman as "Ratt Fink!"
     
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  15. pig whisperer

    pig whisperer CD Member

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    :confused:
    I'm talking about "T-R-O-U-B-L-E" not "Trouble" (or am I completely missing something??)
     
  16. kevinsinnott

    kevinsinnott Forum Coffeeologist

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    Chicago, IL USA
    K-A-L-A-M-A-Z-O-O

    One of Glen Miller's finest moments.

    Apologies to Capt. Cadillac. I missed your post, which was first.
     
  17. Sean Keane

    Sean Keane Pre-Mono record collector In Memoriam Thread Starter

    I was obviously missing something. Sorry.
     
  18. "R-O-C-K in the U.S.A." by John Cougar Mellencamp?
    Well, it's half spelled out...heh
     
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  19. Greatest Hits

    Greatest Hits Just Another Compilation

    Anyone remember the S.N.L. Gilda Radner skit where she played aging singer Patty Caldwell? She had a song called "F-U-L-L-F-I-L-L-M-E-N-T" on her album "Stretch Marks". If you see it, it's pretty dang funny.
     
  20. kevinsinnott

    kevinsinnott Forum Coffeeologist

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    L-O-L-A LOLA - The Kinks
     
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  21. clairehuxtable

    clairehuxtable Forum Resident

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    L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole

    M-E-T-H-O-D-O-F-L-O-V-E (Method Of Modern Love - Hall & Oates)

    U-G-L-Y (You Ain't Got No Alibi - You UGLY) - Daphne & Celeste

    I-S-T-A-N-D-A-C-C-U-S-E-D (I Stand Accused - Elvis Costello)
     
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  22. John54

    John54 Forum Resident

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    F.E.E.L.I.N.G. C.A.L.L.E.D. L.O.V.E. -- Pulp
     
  23. tim_neely

    tim_neely Forum Hall Of Fame

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    Central VA
    "I'm Henry VIII, I Am" by Herman's Hermits: "H! E! N-R-Y!"
    "Give Him a Great Big Kiss" by the Shangri-Las: "I'm in love L-U-V" (OK, it's misspelled)
    "Hollaback Girl" by Gwen Stefani: "My (bleep) ain't bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S"
    The "Mickey Mouse Club Theme" (both opening and closing versions): "M-I-C, K-E-Y, M-O-U-S-E"
    "L-O-V-E (Love)" by Al Green

    On a slightly different vein, there's "C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S," first popularized by Eddy Arnold in 1949. Each letter in the word stands for a different facet of the holiday, kind of like "L-O-V-E" by Nat King Cole in that regard.
     
  24. W O R D up - Cameo
     
  25. MikeM

    MikeM Forum Resident

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    Youngstown, Ohio
    "I'm a Woman" (lots of artists have recorded this):

    "'Cause I'm a woman, W-O-M-A-N, I'll say it again"




    "Cadillac" (Bo Diddley, remade by The Kinks and others):

    "C-A-D-I-L-L-A-C"



    Does spelling out an abbreviation count? If so...

    "Tallahassee Lassie" (Freddie "Boom Boom" Cannon):

    "'Cause she's my Tallahassee Lassie, way down in F-L-A"
     
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