Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Onomatopoeiac Songs!!?!!

The Onomatopoeia Challenge begins here!

We've already had:
Umm - Scritti Politti
How I Sang Dang - Arcie Bronson Outfit
Gobbledigook - Sigur Ros
Gesunteit - People Like Us
Pissing - Low

Boing Boom Tschak - Kraftwerk
from Shoegazer

And I'm going to add "Cannonball" by The Breeders, because it has the lyric: "Crash! I'm the last splash!" which is a double point score!!!

'Spillers: On your marks...set....GO!!!

74 comments:

Blimpy said...

"Wham
bang
mon chat "Splash" gite sur mon lit a bouffe
Sa langue en buvant trop mon whysky"

as copied and pasted from t'internet!!

darceysdad said...

Crash Test Dummies - Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm.

Would the chorus line from Werevolves Of London count?

Dagnabit, Blimpy, you're about to ruin another supposed admin-work evening!

ejaydee said...

Comic Strip by Serge Gainsbourg: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOyXH4z2H7U

DarceysDad said...

Trio - Da Da Da.

Christ, I'm parameter-pushing already!!

ejaydee said...

Ooh new version with Jacques Dutronc and Jane Birkin!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMx4qPzHL-M

Blimpy said...

As much as I love "Da Da Da" (the Elastica version mostly) - i don't think it counts.......stretching it there a bit Darce!!

( whither abahachi?? he'd be able to sort this one out....)

***will follow other links shortly****

Blimpy said...

Can I just say, it took me 10 minutes of googling, and then some correct spelling from the wonderful Mrs McFlah before I could work out the correct spelling for "Onomatopoeia".

I'd had it pegged as "onamatapaeia" due to, um, onomatopoeiac reasons.....

ejaydee said...

Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day by Michael Jackson
Oop Bop Sh'bam by Dizzy Gillespie
Chica-Chica-Boom-Chica by Rolano & Luiz Antonio/Les Etoiles
Boom! by The Roots
Higga Boom by Gene Harris
Boom by Royce Da 5'9"
Cleck Cleck Boom by Voltair

Matter of fact, most of these were in my noise post a few weeks ago.

ejaydee said...

Whoo! Alright-Yeah... Uh Huh by The Rapture

Wikipedia said...

Onomatopoeia (also spelled onomatopœia, from Greek: ονοματοποιΐα) is a word or a grouping of words that imitates the sound it is describing, suggesting its source object, such as "click," "bunk", "clang," "buzz," "bang," or animal noises such as "oink", "slurp", or "meow".

Will Smith said...

"Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. Boooom!"

Wu-Tang Clan said...

Careful (Click, Click)

steenbeck said...

I thought of new world water by Mos Def, cause it sounds watery, but that's not quite the idea, is it?

DaddyPig said...

I'm sure in "Annie I'm Not Your Daddy" by Kid Creole & The Coconuts, near the end the backing singers are going "ono - ono - onomatapaeia. ono - ono - onomatapaeia".

The Bloody Baha Men said...

Who let the dogs out? Whoof Whoof Whoof!"

Blimpy said...

@daddypig - really? that's awesome!!!

steenbeck said...

clang boom steam--Tom Waits

Blimpy said...

"Bang" - Blur

saneshane said...

I'm back with..
SHOOMP De La Soul

got loads to read and listen to, so don't let me play...

Anonymous said...

"Splish Splash I was taking a bath"

Lulu said...

"Boom Bang A Bang"

ejaydee said...

Get It On (Bang A Gong)
(Bang Bang) My Baby Shot Me Down

steenbeck said...

Saneshane!! Where did you go this time?

Shoegazer said...

Crash Bang Wallop - Tommy Steele

Wish had remembered that one for "noise" songs.

Crash Into Me - Dave Mathews Band

steenbeck said...

Tomb of the Boom--Big BOi
Return of hte Boom Bap--KRS One
Boomin system--LL cool J.

Or are they all just songs with "boom" in them? I guess that's different.

Blimpy said...

"Kevin Carter" - Manics

"Click, click, click, click. Click yourself under"

(already in RR archive)

"Bang bang! On the door baby!" - 'Loveshack' - B52s

"Wake Me Up Before You Go Go" -Wham "you put the boom boom into my heart"

"Whip Crack Away" - Doris Day

"Click Click Click Click" - Bishop Allen

steenbeck said...

OOh--Lupe Fiasco Kick Push I&II--Ii love the way he does the skateboard sound.

ejaydee said...

Kukoom-kukoom-kukoom

Blimpy said...

"Bang Bang Rock N Roll" - Art Brut, and does their song "Nag Nag Nag" count?

Blimpy said...

"JINGLE BELLS!!!"

or even

The Ronettes doing the one that goes "sleigh bells jinglaling, ring ting tingaling too" ----is it "Sleigh Ride"?

steenbeck said...

Yeah, like that. Love it.

Is this the fastest-comment-accruing post EVER?

ejaydee said...

I don't know, but it's the first with the word "accruing" I think.

steenbeck said...

Jingling, Baby--LL Cool J

Blimpy said...

"Crash" - The Primitives

Blimpy said...

Is the (new word) "Bling" onomatopaeic?

Blimpy said...

"Pow! (Forward)" - Lethal Bizzle

ejaydee said...

It is actually, based the visual equivalent of onomatopoaeia i think

steenbeck said...

Beastie Boys--Pow.

Blimpy said...

"Bump N Grind" - Dave Lee Roth

MWA HA HA HA HA!!

Shoegazer said...

Bang a Gong (Get It On) - T-Rex
Go Bang - Shriekback

Blimpy said...

"The wind is whistling, through my house" that Kate Bush song - is that onomaopaeieieieieic?

ejaydee said...

Did DLR cover the R. Kelly song? Chilling...

Shoegazer said...

Click Click - The Beat

Blimpy said...

Bang a Gong must be double points, cos "gong" is also the noise a gong makes, no? Or should the song have been called "Gong A Gong"???

Blimpy said...

R Kelly? ? ......chilling..........

steenbeck said...

wait..a..minute...did we have sound of Da Police yet? woop woop

ToffeeBoy said...

There must be lots of doo-wop - how about 'Shaboom' by The Chords?

DarceysDad said...

Bloody Hell!

Onomatopoeia diarrhoea.

ToffeeBoy said...

... or 'Ka Ding Dong' by The G-Clefs...

Shoegazer said...

I'm still looking for triple points for "Boing Boom Tscak". Or quadruple because the only thing else in the tune is "ping".

ejaydee said...

Fa-fa-fa-fa and Dum-dee-dum-dum by Otis Redding

ToffeeBoy said...

And talking of dongs, there's always 'Ding! Dong!" by Sufjan Stevens

The Hives said...

TickTick Boom

Blimpy said...

@steen - that's triple points right there!!!!

ejaydee said...

Hand Clapping Song-The Meters and its follow-up Clap Your Hands by ATCQ

ejaydee said...

55 comments in 90 minutes! Imagine if that were a topic on the mothership.

steenbeck said...

onomotopaiodonds for hand clapping song. Became very fond of that during noise subject.

Tick tick boom made me think of War by outkast, cause that's the refrain, isn't it?

Roxette FFS! said...

Crash! Boom! Bang!

Blimpy said...

"Smack My Bitch Up" - Prodigy - -- it's about kissing, no?

ejaydee said...

Yep, I feel like there should be more from them, by the way, Steen, new Big Boi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_J2vBnugDQ

There's also Blah Blah by Lady Sovereign

Blimpy said...

"Drip Drop Teardrop" - The Cardigans (terrible song, but triple points title!!!)

Blimpy said...

"Beep Beep I love You" - Malcolm Middleton

saneshane said...

Splash 1 by Bongwater
think this gets two subjects in one.

has mushaboom been said by ejay yet?

Boom by Big Dog (kermit from black grape)

(that gives you a line from a band called Head "I like it doggy style, I like it RUFF")

night all..will have to do some work soon...

ejaydee said...

Oh so I'm the resident saddo who enjoys a bit o Feist then? Well, I guess... i did think of Mushaboom, but wasn't sure if it was onoma[...]ic.

Blimpy said...

"Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead" - The Munchkins

"Baa Baa Black Sheep" - Trad

"Summer Is Icumin In" - Trad Eng. from The Wicker Man:

Summer has come in,
Loudly sing, Cuckoo!
The seed grows and the meadow blooms
And the wood springs anew,
Sing, Cuckoo!
The ewe bleats after the lamb
The cow lows after the calf.
The bullock stirs, the stag farts
Merrily sing, Cuckoo!
Cuckoo, cuckoo, well you sing, cuckoo;
Don't you ever stop now,
Sing cuckoo now. Sing, Cuckoo.
Sing Cuckoo. Sing cuckoo now!

QUINTUPLE POINTS!!!!!!!!!!!!! OR MORE!

Also,,,,,is yoedeling onomatopaeic?

DarceysDad said...

Hang on ... getting some movement on the ouija board underneath the photo of me and gordonimmel:

D
E
E
P

P
U
R
P
L
E

H
U
S
H

Oh, it seems to have stopped now.

DarceysDad said...

Why Gordon can't use text messages whilst he's on holiday like the rest of us I don't know. I suppose it is expensive from Europe on a mobile?!

;o)

steenbeck said...

Jungle Brothers--Sounds of the Safari!! I might have to spill this one

Blimpy said...

@darce - ssssssshhh!

(oh, that reminds me of "it's oh so quiet" by little ms puffin-eater herself)

alimunday said...

Drip drip drip little April showers ????

alimunday said...

... or The Marvelous Toy (Tom Paxton)- if no one has mentioned it yet?

"It went "zip" when it moved and "bop" when it stopped,
And "whirr" when it stood still.
I never knew just what it was and I guess I never will."

ejaydee said...

Tag Team's Whoomp!! There It Is
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnrLloO7nFQ

Oh and then there's this little nugget:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBYHiOsjxS8

And finally, as a reminder of the second Blimpcast, the Rumpshaker: All I wanna do is Zoomazoomazoomzoomannaboomboom
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKKONgfNONU

treefrogdemon said...

Does the onomatopoeia have to be in the title? Because if not, there's Les Trois Cloches by Les Compagnons de la Chanson (with or without Edith Piaf) where they make the bell sounds and tune in the chorus.

Marconius7 said...

Do Wacka Do by Roger Miller Lyrics at http://www.cowboylyrics.com/lyrics/miller-roger/do-wacka-do-1165.html

Also Beep Beep by The Playmates