Songs with lots of lyrics at rapid speed?

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  1. geo50000

    geo50000 Forum Resident

    Colorado Springs
    Sheriff & The Ravels - 'Shombalor':
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  2. cartologist

    cartologist Not the world's foremost expert

    Boston, MA, USA
  3. classicrockguy

    classicrockguy Forum Resident

    Livingston NJ
    Not a song per se, but I thought of this anyway when it comes to lots of words at rapid speed,

  4. asdf35

    asdf35 Forum Resident

    Austin TX
    This whole album could be described as "lots of lyrics at rapid speed"

  5. crustycurmudgeon

    crustycurmudgeon Forum Resident

    Hollister, CA
    "Me About You" - The Turtles. In stark contrast to the much slower Lovin' Spoonful version:
  6. Stereosound

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  9. snowman872

    snowman872 Forum Resident

    Wilcox, AZ
    Is that a serious suggestion? I would call that an awesome song with a moderate tempo.
  10. eeglug

    eeglug Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL, USA
    Mr Bungle - Squeeze Me Macaroni

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  11. snowman872

    snowman872 Forum Resident

    Wilcox, AZ
    "Your Sister Can't Twist But She Can Rock & Roll" - Elton John (1973)

  12. Pat A. Depharguarre

    Pat A. Depharguarre Forum Resident

    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.
  13. classicrockguy

    classicrockguy Forum Resident

    Livingston NJ
    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

  14. Witchy Woman

    Witchy Woman Forum Resident

    Third Coast, USA
    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.
  15. Brian Lux

    Brian Lux One in the Crowd

    Placerville, CA
    At about 1:20 in this video, the lyrics get really fast:

  16. A Saucerful of Scarlets

    A Saucerful of Scarlets Commenter Turned Viewer

    All of hip-hop. Besides that,
    I”ce Just Seen a Face by The Beatles.
  17. guitarman1969

    guitarman1969 Forum Resident

    London, UK
    Phil Harris - Darktown Poker Club. Lots of US WW2 slang as well which was impenetrable to me as a kid growing up in UK.

  18. rockclassics

    rockclassics Forum Resident

    Arkansas, USA
    Legend of the USS Titanic...Jamie Brockett

  19. onionmaster

    onionmaster Tropical new waver from the future

    Shakira - Estoy Aqui. The insanely fast part at 1:29 was actually the selling point of the song.

  20. efegarcia

    efegarcia Forum Resident

  21. Mr Sam

    Mr Sam "...don't look so good no more"

    Claude Nougaro's "A Bout De Souffle" sung to the tune of Blue Rondo A La Turk

  22. Crimson jon

    Crimson jon Forum Resident

    I'm sure it's been mentioned but...

    Bare naked week
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  23. oldbsturgeon

    oldbsturgeon RlrrLrll


    there is a live version even faster.
  24. stewedandkeefed

    stewedandkeefed Came Ashore In The Dead Of The Night

    "Pump It Up" and "Tokyo Storm Warning" come to mind
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  25. andrewskyDE

    andrewskyDE Island Owner

    Zack Island
    There are many hip hop tracks with double speed verses here and there.

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