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The folks at my work play a game every day. A new theme is posted, and people recommend songs they like that fit that theme (while also providing a link so others can listen). Generally, it's one song per person, but sometimes people provide two or three if they can think of so many. I thought I'd give it a try here. If it's popular, I'll keep doing it.

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I guess this counts..

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"Everything is foolish in the world that is not pleasure."

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Ahh fun idea blocho. First one to mind:

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Everybody's favourite karaoke song:

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Mano Solo - On boira de la bière
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hurluberlu wrote: November 23rd, 2020, 7:24 pm
Mano Solo - On boira de la bière
Never heard of this guy before. Good voice.
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talkin' to the bottle-
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Gonna ignore the obvious Rebecca Black one and will post something from an album that is maybe the best deconstruction of pop music

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burneyfan wrote: November 24th, 2020, 10:57 pm [media] [/media]
There is some FANTASTIC news for you! Van morrison has made not one, not two, but a whopping THREE songs showing how absurd our overreaction is to the silly COVID ordeal.

He has written fantastic lyrics that don't even fit the rhythm of the song, or are consistent lengths, because the great Van Morrison does his own thing. Lyrics like:
But on the government website from the 21st March 2020
It said COVID-19 was no longer high risk
Then two days later Boris put us under lockdown
Why are we not being told the truth?
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Pretentious Hipster wrote: November 24th, 2020, 11:04 pm There is some FANTASTIC news for you! Van morrison has made not one, not two, but a whopping THREE songs showing how absurd our overreaction is to the silly COVID ordeal.
Oh for fuck's sake. And he did one to the tune of Streets of Laredo. This is like some bizarre cross of Randy Newman with Ted Nugent with Pat Boone.
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Well, here's my contribution:

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Pretentious Hipster wrote: November 24th, 2020, 11:04 pm
burneyfan wrote: November 24th, 2020, 10:57 pm
There is some FANTASTIC news for you! Van morrison has made not one, not two, but a whopping THREE songs showing how absurd our overreaction is to the silly COVID ordeal.

He has written fantastic lyrics that don't even fit the rhythm of the song, or are consistent lengths, because the great Van Morrison does his own thing. Lyrics like:
But on the government website from the 21st March 2020
It said COVID-19 was no longer high risk
Then two days later Boris put us under lockdown
Why are we not being told the truth?
I didn't know anything about that -- I just knew the "Friday's Child" song -- it was the first one that came to mind that mentioned Friday. Definitely wasn't making some super-creepy political statement. :( :( :( :(
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burneyfan wrote: November 25th, 2020, 12:26 am
Pretentious Hipster wrote: November 24th, 2020, 11:04 pm
burneyfan wrote: November 24th, 2020, 10:57 pm
There is some FANTASTIC news for you! Van morrison has made not one, not two, but a whopping THREE songs showing how absurd our overreaction is to the silly COVID ordeal.

He has written fantastic lyrics that don't even fit the rhythm of the song, or are consistent lengths, because the great Van Morrison does his own thing. Lyrics like:
But on the government website from the 21st March 2020
It said COVID-19 was no longer high risk
Then two days later Boris put us under lockdown
Why are we not being told the truth?
I didn't know anything about that -- I just knew the "Friday's Child" song. Definitely wasn't making some super-creepy political statement. :( :( :( :(
Sorry for the tease :p I love Van Morrison and was sad to see him have shitty views like that
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Pretentious Hipster wrote: November 25th, 2020, 12:29 am
burneyfan wrote: November 25th, 2020, 12:26 am
Pretentious Hipster wrote: November 24th, 2020, 11:04 pm

There is some FANTASTIC news for you! Van morrison has made not one, not two, but a whopping THREE songs showing how absurd our overreaction is to the silly COVID ordeal.

He has written fantastic lyrics that don't even fit the rhythm of the song, or are consistent lengths, because the great Van Morrison does his own thing. Lyrics like:

I didn't know anything about that -- I just knew the "Friday's Child" song. Definitely wasn't making some super-creepy political statement. :( :( :( :(
Sorry for the tease :p I love Van Morrison and was sad to see him have shitty views like that
I am sad, too! I've liked his music, but I only just now read about his anti-science quackery when you posted. (I've been reading more since, in the last few minutes.) What a stupid jerk!! No more Van Morrison songs from me on this thread, I can guarantee. (You may get sick of me posting Dinah Washington before long, though... :P )
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There's also this classic:
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prodigalgodson wrote: November 25th, 2020, 7:09 am
oh hell yeah, nice one :thumbsup:
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Next theme: A song about an inanimate object.
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I always thought this was a song about a bicycle. But I just looked at the translated lyrics, and I think it might actually be about an orgy. Perhaps a native French speaker would know better.
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blocho wrote: November 30th, 2020, 4:56 pm
I always thought this was a song about a bicycle. But I just looked at the translated lyrics, and I think it might actually be about an orgy. Perhaps a native French speaker would know better.
Just a teenage romance... cultural differences they say...

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A lot of songs about an object are actually about more than just that object.

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prodigalgodson wrote: December 1st, 2020, 7:25 am Me and My Girlfriend
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