Saturday, April 4, 2009

I Just Wanna Stop Gino Vannelli

The irrepressible Mark Lerner, who is just full of fun and games, has suggested another little amusing diversion for us in the comments to On and On. It's a game called "A song, a singer, a sentence," with a variation called "A singer, a song, a sentence." The challenge is to come up with a singer and a song that combine into a sentence, such as, as Mark suggests, "Blow Away George Harrison."

Other contributors have already made suggestions in the comments to that thread. Here are some that I've come up with:

I Do Lisa Loeb
The Marvelettes Please Mr. Postman
The Beatles Can't Buy Me Love
I Need to Know Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
J. Geils Band Must of Got Lost
I Hear You Knocking Dave Edmunds
Don't Stop Til You Get Enough Michael Jackson
I Can't Go for That Daryl Hall and John Oates
You Can Make It If You Try Sly and the Family Stone
Keep a-Knockin’ Little Richard
Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit
Let’s Get It on Marvin Gaye

Some of these aren't quite sentences, but I thought they were funny anyway:

Fastball out of My Head
Vienna Calling Falco
I’m Henry VII, I Am Herman’s Hermits
Sometimes When We Touch Dan Hill

13 comments:

MJN said...

OK Go 1000 Miles per Hour
Bulls on Parade Rage Against the Machine
The Eagles Take It Easy
The Raconteurs Salute Your Solution
The Police Can't Stand Losing You
Suddenly I See KT Tunstall
Beds Are Burning Midnight Oil
The Killers Read My Mind
She Said, She Said the Beatles
All My Heroes Are Weirdos!!!

Kinky Paprika said...

Richard Marx should've known better.

Why Yoko Ono and the Plastic Ono Band?
(What do the rules of this game say about added punctuation?)

Kinky Paprika said...
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Kinky Paprika said...

Escape Rupert Holmes.

T. Nawrocki said...

My sense is that adding punctuation makes it too easy. You can add a comma to any existing sentence that's a song title and make it work.

Have I Told You Lately That I Love You, Van Morrison?

Tell Me Something Good, Chaka Khan.

And so forth.

MJN said...

The Rolling Stones Miss You
A3 Woke Up This Morning
The Gentrys Keep on Dancing
Village People Can't Stop the Music
I Will Follow U2 [groan]

Mark Lerner said...

Dexy's Midnight Runners come on Eileen.
She bangs Ricky Martin.

MJN said...

I Wish I Was a Girl Counting Crows
Red Hot Chili Peppers My Friends
Yes It Can Happen
I Did Patty Loveless
Russians Sting

I'm enjoying this.

T. Nawrocki said...

Marvin Gaye Ain’t That Peculiar
The Everly Brothers Let It Be Me
Don’t Stop Believin’ Journey
You Oughta Know Alanis Morissette

Kinky Paprika said...

Tiffany Could've Been

MJN said...

The Who Won't Get Fooled Again
Coldplay Lost!
Stevie Nicks the Highwayman
The Academy Is... Down and Out
Bruce Springsteen Ain't Got You
She's My Mrs. Right Said Fred

Tip o' the chapeau for "Marvin Gaye Ain't That Peculiar" -- made me laugh out loud.

Marshall said...

Clearly, Mark Lerner wins this round with that "Come on Eileen" line.

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