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May 8th, 2001

Sing-Along Songs

"A little ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, gentlemen?"
"Good call!"

It’s been a number of years since "Bohemian Rhapsody" made a comeback due in no small part to Wayne’s World. A song that hadn’t been popular for years came back full force because of a car sing-along – and even won an award.

I’m sure that Cameron Crowe had at least some similar hopes when he included a sing-along to Elton John’s "Tiny Dancer" in Almost Famous. The circumstances were quite a bit different than in Wayne’s World, but make no mistake: the sing-along in a movie is often an important scene.

Given that a majority of Pingers drive every day, I’m curious as to what your favorite sing-along songs are. -pm

Posted in Television, Movies, and Music

FROM: Matt
DATE: Tuesday May 8, 2001 -- 1:50:42AM
"Cult Of Personality" by Living Color
It may not be much of a sing along song, but I shall never turn the radio dial when it is on.



FROM: Maria
DATE: Tuesday May 8, 2001 -- 3:02:22AM
Oh man, "Bohemian Rhapsody" brings back memories. I was 10 when "Wayne's World" came out and I loved the movie and the song (which I thought was called "Bohemian Rap City.")
I remember it coming on the radio one day and my dad said something like "This song is popular again?" I was like "Dad, it's a new song, it's from 'Wayne's World.'" He said "It can't be new, Freddie Mercury is dead." My response was an exasperated "Who's Freddie Mercury? This is by Queen, dad."
I was significantly more ignorant 10 years ago.
Sorry that doesn't answer your question, but I thought it was kind of a funny, if somewhat pathetic, anecdote.



FROM: Robert
DATE: Tuesday May 8, 2001 -- 8:46:11AM
Anything by the Smiths or Morrissey.



FROM: Tina
DATE: Tuesday May 8, 2001 -- 9:25:23AM
Okay, don't shoot me, but if it's 3 am on a Saturday night and I've got a carload of people, it's always WONDERWALL by Oasis.

I try to sing louder than the groans I get from pretty much everyone in the car.



FROM: Cat
DATE: Tuesday May 8, 2001 -- 10:49:40AM
Whenever I'm in the car with friends, we end up singing Harvey Danger's "Flagpole Sitta", even if it doesn't come on the radio.



FROM: Matt
DATE: Tuesday May 8, 2001 -- 12:26:06PM
Len's "Steal My Sunshine" yes Harvee Danger is a good one Cat.



FROM: Robert
DATE: Tuesday May 8, 2001 -- 4:26:07PM
The Misfits are a good sing-along band, too. Nothing beats belting out "I got somethin' to say/I killed a baby today (or "I raped your mother today")" for those unfortunate enough to not have heard "Last Caress" before.



FROM: Ryan
DATE: Tuesday May 8, 2001 -- 6:09:29PM
I like singing along to my own songs. It's a lot easier to remember the lyrics.



FROM: Cat
DATE: Tuesday May 8, 2001 -- 6:39:10PM
Ryan: every once in a while I'll get one of my old songs stuck in my head. It's excruciating. That's why I stopped writing. Bless you for writing well enough to sing aloud. Or at least thinking you can.



FROM: Robert
DATE: Wednesday May 9, 2001 -- 9:14:33AM
I wrote a song once called "Someone is Telling Me the Gross Details of Their Sex Life and I REALLY Don't Want to Hear It".



FROM: Ryan
DATE: Wednesday May 9, 2001 -- 3:02:15PM
Cat -- I would say "thinking I can" is definitely what I fall under. :)

Robert -- Hm. Now I'm trying to guess who you're talking about!



FROM: Robert
DATE: Wednesday May 9, 2001 -- 4:24:46PM
Ryan--I could be talking about any number of people I know. The most recent experience was with someone many of us know, though I shan't say if s/he is a Pinger because that might give it away.



FROM: coco
DATE: Thursday July 26, 2001 -- 12:37:52AM
its gotta be don't let go by en vogue.
funniest sing along ever.



FROM: Robyn
DATE: Wednesday July 23, 2003 -- 4:35:07 pm
Kokomo by the Beach Boys is a great song to sing along to.



FROM: STACEY
DATE: Friday October 17, 2003 -- 11:46:05 am



FROM: Brittany
DATE: Wednesday February 11, 2004 -- 12:07:22 am
I love Harvey Danger and the Smiths. And Depeche Mode and The Flaming Lips...sweet! I have never seen Wayne's World though..



FROM: Paul
DATE: Wednesday February 11, 2004 -- 11:40:10 am
Your thought of the day: Many kids today won't know what Wayne's World is, much less know who Queen is.



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DATE: Saturday January 1, 2005 -- 3:20:08 pm



FROM: Sami
DATE: Monday November 28, 2005 -- 8:46:04 pm
Ahhhh paul,,, i am 12 and i love waynes world and queen a lot of it is commin bak hun! believe it or not



Nick April 11, 2007, 7:46 am

Crazy game of poker-Oar
Dont stop believen or anyway you want it- journey
Bohemian Rhapsody- queen

at least when i party and that shit comes on i cant help but sing along

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