"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.
lasttrain929: Thank you eloneen, until yesterday I had never heard of these insects. They live a strange life. Not sure about Circada ice cream or pizza though, not for me.....
May 30, 2021 9:17:00 GMT
Timeblue: After weeks of horrible weather, Mr Blue is living here today!
May 30, 2021 13:00:47 GMT
eloneen: Timeblue I hope you enjoy it! It was sunny and in the 90s here most of last week, with some rain. Today it's cloudy and barely making it into the 60s. Crazy NC weather! ::m1809::
May 30, 2021 17:28:57 GMT
orioles70: with warmer (HOT) weather, the cicadas have gotten noisy. A local news reporter used an app on her phone and said it registered in the mid 80s for dbs (hearing protection recommended). They're not quite that bad in my yard.
Jun 7, 2021 13:56:44 GMT
orioles70: I was driving to the dump today on a road called Beaver Dam Road when what should cross the road but a pair of beaver (mother and child). Guess they named that road well.
Jun 12, 2021 20:28:39 GMT