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Post Favorite song as a kid?
What song stuck in your head back before you started using razors?

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Convoy by CW McCall

Uh, Breaker One-Nine, this here's the Rubber Duck
You got a copy on me Pig-Pen? C'mon

Uh, yeah 10-4 Pig Pen, fer sure, fer sure
By golly it's clean clear to Flag-Town, C'mon

Uh, yeah, that's a big 10-4 Pig-Pen,
Yeah, we definitely got us the front door good buddy,
Mercy sakes alive, looks like we got us a convoy

Was the dark of the moon, on the sixth of June
In a Kenworth, pullin' logs
Cabover Pete with a reefer on
And a Jimmy haulin' hogs
We 'as headin' fer bear on I-One-Oh
'Bout a mile outta Shaky-Town
I sez Pig-Pen, this here's the Rubber Duck
An' I'm about to put the hammer on down

Cause we gotta little ol' convoy, rockin' through the night
Yeah we gotta little ol' convoy, ain't she a beautiful sight?
Come on an' join our convoy, ain't nothin' gonna git in our way
We're gonna roll this truckin' convoy, cross the USA
Convoy... Convoy...

Uh, breaker Pig-Pen, this here's The Duck
Uh, you wanna back off them hogs
10-4, 'bout five mile or so, 10-roger
Them hogs is gittin' in-tense up here

By the time we got into Tulsa-Town
We had eighty-five trucks in all
But they's a road block up on the clover leaf
An' them bears 'as wall to wall
Yeah them smokies 'as thick as bugs on a bumper
They even had a bear-in-the-air
I sez callin' all trucks, this here's The Duck
We about to go a huntin' bear

Cause we gotta great big convoy, rockin' through the night
Yeah we gotta great big convoy, ain't she a beautiful sight?
Come on an' join our convoy, ain't nothin' gonna git in our way
We're gonna roll this truckin' convoy, cross the USA
Convoy... Convoy...

Uh, you wanna give me a 10-9 on that Pig-Pen?
Uh, negatory Pig-Pen, yer still too close
Yeah, them hogs is startin' close up my sinuses
Mercy sakes, you better back off another ten

Well we rolled up interstate fourty-four
Like a rocket sled on rails
We tore up all a our swindle sheets
An' left 'em settin' on the scales
By the time we hit that Chi-Town
Them bears was a gittin' smart
They'd brought up some reinforcements
From the Illinois National Guard
There 'as armored cars, and tanks, and Jeeps
An' rigs of every size
Yeah them chicken coops 'as full a bears
An' choppers filled the skies
Well we shot the line, an' we went for broke
With a thousand screamin' trucks
And eleven long-haired friends of Jesus
In a chartreusse microbus

Hey Sod Buster, listen
You wanna put that microbus in behind the suicide jockey?
Yeah, he's haulin dynamite
He needs all the help he can git

Well we laid a strip fer the Jersey Shore
An' prepared to cross the line
I could see the bridge 'as lined with bears
But I didn't have a doggone dime
I sez Pig-Pen, this here's the Rubber Duck
We just ain't a gonna pay no toll
So we crashed the gate doin' ninety-eight
I sez, let them truckers roll, 10-4

Cause we gotta mighty convoy, rockin' through the night
Yeah we gotta mighty convoy, ain't she a beautiful sight?
Come on an' join our convoy, ain't nothin' gonna git in our way
We're gonna roll this truckin' convoy, cross the USA
Convoy... Convoy...

Uh, 10-4 Pig-Pen, what's yer 20?
Omaha?!
Well they oughta know what to do with them hogs out there fer sure
Well mercy sakes alive good buddy
We gonna back on outta here
So keep the bugs off yer glass
An' the bears off yer... tail
We gonna catch ya on the flip-flop
This here's the Rubber Duck on the side
We gone
Bye, Bye...

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Wed Jun 06, 2007 11:29 am
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thriller.

awwww, yeah.

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stuff i do not like now-

Queen of Hearts

Human Touch

but I had them memorized as a kid.

stuff I do like now-

Psych Furs- Heaven

Buster Poindexter- "Hot Hot Hot" was confusing when I was a kid, but I love it now

Joe Jackson- "Is She Really goin' Out With Him". Love Joe Jackson. Love this song now as much as when I was wearing Oshkosh B'Gosh.

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I grew up in the '60s, the first song I remember liking on the radio was "Ticket to Ride" and then also "Satisfaction".


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I grew up in the '70s, the first song I remember liking was "Operator" (Jim Croce) and then also "Rock The Boat" (The Hues Corporation)


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Wed Jun 06, 2007 1:16 pm
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Animotion "Obsession"

Wang Chung "Everybody Have Fun Tonight" (it's not my favorite song of theirs, but it's undeniably catchy)

Lindsey Buckingham "Holiday Road" (? theme from Nat'l Lampoon's "Vacation")


|EDIT: whoops, I had "Lindsey" spelled wrong.


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Wed Jun 06, 2007 1:19 pm
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there was another Lindsay Buckingham song, and I'm blanking on it...

you guys jogged my memory a little though.

Bad:

Steve Miller Band "Magic"

Good:

Golden Earing "Twilight Zone"

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I guess I couldn't stop singing "I can't drive 55", as my dad tells it.
I was hooked on the B52's at a young age. Small miracles.

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band: flirts / song: jukebox


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I didn't listen to a lot of music when I was very young... my parents sometimes listened to the radio in the car. I remember the "it's always 95 and sunny" station break... they were playing the hits of the '60s, '70s, and today then. I remember the billboard at 100 & 7 that was made of shimmering sequins - it was pretty with or without sunlight, but I was still in preschool when I decided that 95 degrees with sun was pretty unbearable. 65 and cloudy with a brisk breeze, that's ideal...

I listened to the album "Spin Spider Spin" about a billion times. My favorite song was "Secret Is My Name".

Then when I was eight, I discovered Gilbert & Sullivan, and I listened to their operettas. I memorized most of Pirates of Penzance, HMS Pinafore, The Gondoleirs, The Mikado, Iolanthe... For a favorite song, maybe "When You're Lying Awake"... I also grew to like Verdi's operas, and some of Puccini.

I didn't listen to anything from this century until 1993 or so, and then it was Enya and Clannad. I was (and still am) very picky about the music I listened to... I just listen to stuff that is somewhat less wussy.


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i remember liking thriller too. my little brother had the tape, and my mom did daycare, so we'd get all the day care kids in the bedroom, turn off the lights (light still came in thru the windows) and play thriller to scare them.

i remember "choreographing" dance moves to the teenage mutant ninja turtles song that was on the radio (not the show theme song). and also making up dance moves to madonnas true blue or papa dont preach, i cant remember which.

i remember liking to sing at the top of my lungs with no regard to the fact that i cannot sing for shit. ah, the joys of being a kid.

one of the songs i liked to sing to was 'in the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight'. picture a little tone deaf kid screaming "WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ah we ah, ah wee um um away". that was me.

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i danced to janet jackson - nasty boys! and rhythm nation too i think. my little bro and me used to dance to the beach boys greatest hits too. then my older brother got into metal and i remember dancing to metallicas kill em all album and megadeths hangar 18. i think there was a manowar song and a testament song we used to dance to, but i cant remember which.

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Post I woke wondering the same thing.
I've been waking to the same song in my head lately and wondering if and what other people are waking up to in their heads. Unfortunately, at the moment, being hours from having slept, I don't remember what the song is right now. I can't even find a bar or phrase, but guaranteed (if the past week is an indication) I will wake up thinking it in the morning.

When I was a kid, I couldn't get enough Men at Work, Stevie Wonder or Sons of the Pioneers. There was 78 that I listened to _all the time_ from what I remember. My parent's don't remember it at all and I can't find it in my dad's collection anymore since he sold 3/4 of his record collection to finance a divorce. I remember I would confuse the spine with the spine of a Grateful Dead 78. The cardboard case opened up to pictures of people sitting at sound boards and there were cartoon blob drawings of people. I have no idea who this was. One of the songs was based on the way traffic sounds. There were horns honking that led into some sort of electronica ambient music. If I ever hear the song again, I know I'll have flash backs to sitting and watching the record spin. (not allowed to dance in the same room as the record player so it won't scratch)

My brother loved Billy Ocean - when the going gets tough.


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Post Re: I woke wondering the same thing.
kireeonna wrote:
I've been waking to the same song in my head lately and wondering if and what other people are waking up to in their heads. Unfortunately, at the moment, being hours from having slept, I don't remember what the song is right now. I can't even find a bar or phrase, but guaranteed (if the past week is an indication) I will wake up thinking it in the morning.
I used to have a clock radio, which I kept tuned to a station that played a pretty random selection of music. Then, one day they changed formats, became a Top 40 station, and I woke up to Ace of Base "I saw the sign". I walked around with that for a few days. I haven't had a clock radio wake me up with music since...


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I was a sappy romantic, even as a kid. I listened to Lite FM radio constantly in the late '70s, and bought Beach Boys, Chicago, and Elton John albums with my paper route money. All these years later, there are still a couple of songs I remember being crazy about:

Please Come To Boston - Dave Loggins
Take It To The Limit - The Eagles
American Pie - Don McLean
Deacon Blues - Steely Dan
Same Old Lang Syne - Dan Fogelberg

...and yes, I can still sing them all. So sue me.


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