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Stuck Song Medley™

[Edit: I edited this to make it clearer what was going on in my head. Thanks to oneeyeddaruma for pointing out that it was a little...unclear. :)]


Today's is kind of odd, which is why I'm sharing it.

I have a song on my iPod called Elusive Butterfly by Geoff Byrd. It's very catchy, so it got stuck in my head. While it's playing on my mindtrack, it morphs fluidly into the Brady Bunch kids (see? I told you this one was odd) singing that silly song "It's a Sunshine Day"1, which morphs into the Sesame Street Theme (beatbox-fluted!), and finally the entire thing ends up with Manhattan Transfer's "The Boy From New York City". I think this is the longest chain I've had in a while. At least they're all pleasant types of songs, and none of them are...you know...that song. Dance with meeeee! I want to be your partner, can't you seeeeeee? Aieee! YOU'RE AN ELU-UU-UU-UU-UUSIVE BUTTERFLY! SUNSHINE DAY! EVERYBODY'S LAUGHIN'! SUNNY DAY! SWEEPIN' THE CLOUDS AWAAAAAAY! FRIENDLY NEIGHBORS THERE, THAT'S WHERE WE MEEEEEEET! OOH-WAH OOH-WAH COOL COOL KITTY, TELL US ABOUT THE BOY FROM NEW YORK CITY....

  1. On that episode where they're trying to raise money to pay for a silver platter they've bought for their parents' anniversary, but weren't aware that having all their names engraved on it would cost, like, 8 quadrillion dollars more than they had, so they enter this talent contest, see, and appear on television singing this song, just knowing they'll win the first prize, which is extremely coincidentally exactly how much money they need to pay for the engraving on the platter! Meanwhile, back at the Brady household, Alice is watching the talent show. She sees the kids, and calls Mr. and Mrs. Brady, who rush in, dance spasmodically to the song, and then hear the sob story about why the kids need the money in the first place...so naturally, they pay for the platter and all the problems are neatly resolved in the tidy half-hour format! Yes, as a matter of fact, I did watch The Brady Bunch. Yes, I even enjoyed it. Yes, I practically have them all memorized. No, I am not at all repentant. :)

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Apr. 6th, 2007 05:16 pm (UTC)
I LOVE sunshine day...that was the last song I taught to my children's choir before I left the group. :o) I couldn't find it for download on Napster, though...did you get it on iTunes?
Apr. 6th, 2007 05:26 pm (UTC)
Oh, no. I didn't download it, it's just lodged forever between a couple of my neurons, and triggers every once in a while, complete with awful costumes and horrid choreography. I'm sure, however, that there is a CD of The Best of the Bradys out there somewhere, off which you could rip it. :)
Apr. 6th, 2007 05:29 pm (UTC)
Ahhhhhhhhhh...yeah, that one sticks in my head, too. It's one of my favorite cheeseball songs. :o) I used to have it on CD, after the movie came out, but I can't find it now. I was really surprised it wasn't on Napster, because other Brady songs are...I was just gonna pay the .99 and buy it. But they didn't have it. :o( I didn't think to look at iTunes, tho.
Apr. 6th, 2007 07:06 pm (UTC)
If I were to make a musical type connection (not to say that one exists) between the current medley, and THAT song, how hard would you kill me?
Apr. 6th, 2007 07:22 pm (UTC)
First I'd want to feed my curiosity. THEN we'll talk about degrees of killing. :)
Apr. 6th, 2007 08:09 pm (UTC)
The notes for "where we meet" are remarkably similar to the notes for "dance with me", and they rhyme.
Apr. 8th, 2007 03:58 am (UTC)
While that would be pretty evil, my mind doesn't see that connection. So you get to live another day. :)
Apr. 6th, 2007 09:54 pm (UTC)
Well, I'll tell ya - I love that song (Geoff Byrd) and just listened to it for the first time - and waited for the actual song mash-up you described *blushing naively*. This is one of my favorite parts of the online community. New friends turn you on to great new music that you can share with old friends as if you've discovered it yourself thereby elevating yourself to a higher level of cool within your small sheltered social circle. Thanks, Snake Dude!
Apr. 7th, 2007 03:06 am (UTC)
You know, I hadn't realized that I made it sound as if the iPod song was the mash-up. :) I've...expounded at length on my journal about my frequent bouts with stuck songs and stuck song medleys. I just took it for granted that everyone knew...and also used a horrible dangling participle or something that I should be--and am--ashamed of. :)
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