"If you are not into yoga, if you have half a brain...". So people who practice yoga are stupid?
The Piña Colada song is not terrible but melodically speaking it only has two phrases, which it repeats during the whole song with practically no alterations (well, just one at the beginning of the chorus). You cannot go 4 minutes and a half repeating the same two phrases with different lyrics. That's why my vote goes to "Sarah Smile".
Sara Smile, one of the purest, sweetest, most exquisitely sung and soulful ballads is losing to the piña colada song...
I spent a good portion of the 90s scouring thrift stores in the Philadelphia area and when Sara Smile or Let's Stay Together would come on the radio it always seemed like everyone in the aisles just couldn't help themselves singing along... gotta love that oldies 98.1...
Ok. So, I watched the live version Chippa posted thinking maybe that was the issue but came away with a lump in my throat.
"If you feel like leaving, you know you can go But why don't you stay until tomorrow? If you want to be free, you know, all you got to do is say so..."
Oh my... those lyrics...
Here is the original for Daryl Hall's original, heartbreakingly amazing vocal performance. Actually, Daryl's voice is the star here but the band is frickin' awesome too... The music is so perfectly timed and smooth and supports the vocals perfectly, allowing them to shine. The whole thing is just perfect.
I hereby wish to register my protest vote against the Piña Colada song.
Now, I've nothing against the song, it's quite catchy. Plus, I've read Rupert Holmes' novel, Swing, and enjoyed it very much, so nothing against him either. But that song has been driving me mad all this week.
I'll explain. Last Saturday I was at work with my colleagues, J and A, all day. One of them started singing the Piña Colada song, then the other one picked it up... and between them, they were singing snatches of it all day. I was forced to go outside to have my lunch just to get away from that wretched tune!
Later on, I told J why I'd disappeared at lunchtime. His response? He put a link to the song on his phone, and made a point of playing me the chorus... "if you like Piña Colada..." every time I walked past him.
So now I have the chance, I am voting it out of the poll!
By the way, I fought back - I made J listen to Instant Llama, by The Street Next Door. That'll teach him.
Any more of his Piña Colada-ing, and the ultimate revenge will be unleashed. That's right - it'll be The Battle Of Marston Moor.
elophile: OH, Yes! Will you take a little sip when no one is looking?
Jun 23, 2020 20:10:41 GMT
Horacewimp: I’ll check and see if he takes sugar ::smileys-thumbs-951446::
Jun 23, 2020 20:47:50 GMT
elophile: I bet he takes honey... good for the vocal chords!
Jun 26, 2020 0:41:49 GMT
elophile: And no milk. You don't want to get all phlegmy...
Jun 26, 2020 0:42:37 GMT
Grroosss: Well. I discovered r/ELOcirclejerk and the ELO Discord yesterday. Lots to offer (and fans my age!) but too much chaos to take in all at once... Feels good to be back home ::animated-smileys-hug-008::
Jun 30, 2020 22:06:28 GMT
BSJ: Circlejerk is waaaaaay out there!
Jun 30, 2020 22:53:00 GMT
Helmut83: Is there an ELO Discord? Good data, Grroosss! Gotta check it out, I've been a regular at discord since about two months ago when quarentine boredom drove me there.
Jul 5, 2020 3:12:01 GMT
Helmut83: I couldn't find it though. Maybe you got mixed up with Reddit?
Jul 5, 2020 3:18:29 GMT
orioles70: hope all good forum members saved some fireworks to set off tonight for 50th anniversary festivities, I personally arranged for a comet to arrive right on schedule, try to Zoom in with your telescope and see the bright orange and blue streamers
Jul 14, 2020 1:58:56 GMT
BIuebird: Hello forum friends! I apologize for my long absence, we've had quite a bit of stressful stuff going on.
Jul 14, 2020 13:49:08 GMT
Horacewimp: Hey BIuebird great to see you back hope you are keeping well ::c0112::
Jul 14, 2020 14:16:05 GMT
BSJ: Hi BIuebird! Happy to see you! ::t31232::
Jul 14, 2020 18:05:14 GMT