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VP song contest
10/12/2012 | You

Posted on 10/12/2012 1:25:53 PM PDT by tricky_k_1972

So ever since Rush was talking about the debates last night and calling the VP "Joey" I have had that song by Concrete Blonde running through my head and as I thought about it (can't get it out of my head) I thought it might make a rather humorous song ala Shanklin, so I thought I'd mention it here and see what the group could come up with, sure someone has the talent for a good one.


TOPICS: Humor
KEYWORDS: campaignsongs; music; songs
And maybe if it's good enough it will get this damn song out of my head.
1 posted on 10/12/2012 1:25:54 PM PDT by tricky_k_1972
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To: tricky_k_1972

Something along the lines of “Joey were not laughing anymore”


2 posted on 10/12/2012 1:27:29 PM PDT by tricky_k_1972 (Putting on Tinfoil hat and heading for the bomb shelter.)
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To: tricky_k_1972
"Joey" I have had that song by Concrete Blonde. . . .

It's hard to do a parody of a song one has never heard. I have never heard of that group or that song. Link?

3 posted on 10/12/2012 1:29:31 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Adventures in Parodies.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Wow, I guess I showed my age a bit, lol, thought everybody would know it, and then I remember I am old.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdpTcvSn8HQ

http://www.lyricsfreak.com/c/concrete+blonde/joey_20033061.html


4 posted on 10/12/2012 1:32:07 PM PDT by tricky_k_1972 (Putting on Tinfoil hat and heading for the bomb shelter.)
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To: tricky_k_1972

Hey Joe. Where you goin’ with that gun in your hand.


5 posted on 10/12/2012 1:33:04 PM PDT by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: tricky_k_1972
Wow, I guess I showed my age a bit, lol, thought everybody would know it, and then I remember I am old.

You did show your age, but you showed that you are so young. I googled and saw that that song was recorded in 1990. I don't think I've heard ten pop songs recorded in the '90s or later.

6 posted on 10/12/2012 1:44:13 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Born in 1953)
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To: tricky_k_1972

The first song that came to mind was the Top Ten ballad, “Run Joey Run”, the protagonist of the song who lets what sounds like a 12 year old girl (with child) take a bullet for him because he went where she warned him not to go. So bad it’s good, but NOT for young ears.


7 posted on 10/12/2012 1:49:37 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to watch you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."--Del Shannon)
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To: tricky_k_1972

Their coming to take me away he he ha ha ho ho...


8 posted on 10/12/2012 1:51:28 PM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: tricky_k_1972
I thought I was the last Concrete Blonde fan left! Glad to see I still have some company. BTW, for those posters in the thread that have mentioned they've never heard Concrete Blonde, you really need to hear their cover of Little Wing which IMHO is better than both Jimi's original version and Stevie Ray Vaughan's cover:

Concrete Blonde: Little Wing

9 posted on 10/12/2012 2:31:49 PM PDT by RatSlayer
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To: Charles Henrickson
I don't think I've heard ten pop songs recorded in the '90s or later.

Neither have I. The first two songs I thought of for this thread were "Laugh, Laugh" by the Beau Brummels, and "Laughing" by the Guess Who.

10 posted on 10/12/2012 2:37:23 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: tricky_k_1972
Here's a big hit from 1928:
11 posted on 10/12/2012 2:42:15 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: tricky_k_1972
Everyone's Laughing--The Spaniels (1957)
12 posted on 10/12/2012 2:44:28 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: RatSlayer

Best version of Little Wing is by “The Corrs.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUX7vswXbJE


13 posted on 10/12/2012 2:44:40 PM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: tricky_k_1972
The Joker Went Wild--Brian Hyland
14 posted on 10/12/2012 2:49:29 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: tricky_k_1972
Run, Joe!--Louis Jordan & the Tympany Five (1948)
15 posted on 10/12/2012 2:53:02 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: tricky_k_1972

“Mean Mr. Mustard”-The Beatles


16 posted on 10/12/2012 2:55:49 PM PDT by gdzla
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To: ez

Definitely not my cup of tea.

I’ll stick to the versions with electric guitars and where the melody is actually recognizable rather than a bunch of flutes and acoustic guitar and the melody so altered that it’s no longer recognizable.

But, hey, whatever floats your boat...


17 posted on 10/12/2012 2:58:34 PM PDT by RatSlayer
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To: tricky_k_1972
More songs about people named Joe:
18 posted on 10/12/2012 3:15:21 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: tricky_k_1972
More songs about people named Joe:
19 posted on 10/12/2012 3:15:29 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Charles Henrickson
I googled and saw that that song was recorded in 1990. I don't think I've heard ten pop songs recorded in the '90s or later.

The 90's and 2000's aren't my cup of coffee either, but I like a few songs from that period, such as this one:

Mmm, Mmm, Mmm--Jimmy Z

20 posted on 10/12/2012 3:24:32 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: BubbaBasher

Where you goin’ with that foot in your mouth.


21 posted on 10/12/2012 3:38:22 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Bulwinkle
They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha! Ha!   <=== Here's a link for that one.
22 posted on 10/12/2012 3:50:42 PM PDT by Heart-Rest (God Bless America)
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To: tricky_k_1972; PJ-Comix; doug from upland

JOEY, SMIRKY
Tune: "Joey"

Joey, Smirky,
Don't be so jerky;
Eye-rolls, faces,
You are abrasive.

I know you think you can debate,
And though you think you're really great,
I just sit by and let you
Search for nerves to grate.

And though I used to wonder why--
I thought that maybe you were high--
Now sometimes I think it's
That your brain is fried.

Oh, Joey, if you're smirkin', that is why.

Joey, dummy,
What is so funny?
Does unemployment
Give you enjoyment?

And if you mean to be so rude--
I guess you think you're being shrewd--
But if you think of who viewed,
Well, I guess you may be screwed.

Because it really doesn't work,
The folks are turned off by your smirk;
The people out there don't care
For a stupid jerk.

Oh, Joey, please be smirky all the more!

(Shiny dental break)

And if you mean to be so rude--
I guess you think you're being shrewd--
But if you think of who viewed,
Well, I guess you may be screwed.

Because the people that you irk,
Well, those are votes you shouldn't shirk;
The people out there don't care
For a stupid jerk.

Oh, Joey, please be smirky all the more!

Smirky all the more . . .

Smirky all the more . . .

23 posted on 10/12/2012 3:54:34 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (The wag tailoring the doggerel)
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To: tricky_k_1972
Wipe Out - The Surfaris   <=== After the debate, Joey candidly assessed here what Ryan had done to him in the debate.

Laugh Laugh   <=== Does Joey feel like this inside now, or will he feel like this after the election?

Laughing Joe   <=== Use this to refresh your inspiration to find a song for the VEEP.

Laughing Joe as a baby when someone (B.O.?) ripped up a copy of the U.S. Constitution to amuse him.   <=== Use this also to refresh your inspiration to find a song for the VEEP.

Biden after the debate   <=== Use this also to refresh your inspiration to find a song for the VEEP.

Biden's debate coaching team after the debate   <=== Use this also to refresh your inspiration to find a song for the VEEP.

24 posted on 10/12/2012 4:41:57 PM PDT by Heart-Rest (God Bless America)
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To: Heart-Rest
After My Laughter Came Tears--Lou Gold & His Orchestra (1928)
25 posted on 10/12/2012 6:42:16 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: tricky_k_1972

Sunny Disposish'--Jean Goldkette & His Orchestra

26 posted on 10/12/2012 6:56:40 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Fiji Hill
A Little Bitty Tear - Burl Ives    <===    Your song reminded me of this old song.
27 posted on 10/12/2012 7:11:33 PM PDT by Heart-Rest (God Bless America)
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To: Heart-Rest

Everybody Loves a Clown--Gary Lewis & the Playboys

28 posted on 10/12/2012 7:44:52 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Fiji Hill
Funny Face    <===    Donna Fargo.
29 posted on 10/12/2012 8:11:17 PM PDT by Heart-Rest (God Bless America)
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To: Fiji Hill
Ding Dong Daddy from Dumas    <===    Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys.
30 posted on 10/12/2012 8:30:07 PM PDT by Heart-Rest (God Bless America)
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