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"Break My Stride" by Matthew Wilder -- can you sing it without messing up?

Old 04-12-07, 12:53 PM
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"Break My Stride" by Matthew Wilder -- can you sing it without messing up?

Songs like this are interesting, and they help to keep you on your toes. The 1984 hit song (peaked at #4 in Jan. 1984) by Matthew Wilder, Break My Stride, has the lyric:

Nobody's gonna break my stride, nobody's gonna slow me down...

but then sometimes the lyric changes, as so:

Nobody's gonna break-a my stride...

When you're singing along with the song, sometimes you say "break" when Wilder is saying "break-a," and vice-versa.

Did you ever get to a point when you knew the song so well that you never messed it up?
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Between this and the Raffi thread, it's a horribly slow day in the Music Forum...

And to keep the thread on-topic, No.
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Never heard the song, so no.
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Old 04-12-07, 01:46 PM
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It's "Ain't nothin' gonna break my stride..."
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I thought it was called "Break-a My Stride"
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Buttmunker's right, Wilder does switch it up (How's that for a sentence? ).

And to answer the question, the only part of the song I feel compelled to sing is "I sailed away to China / In a little rowboat to find ya".
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I haven't heard that song in years...good memories.
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Old 04-13-07, 08:53 AM
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OH, excuse me, how silly of me - just think of Puff Daddy doing his 1996 hit Can't Nobody Hold Me Down, which was sampled after Break My Stride.

Now you nod your head in recognition. Very good.
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Old 04-13-07, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Lunatikk
Never heard the song, so no.
To quote ELP, "Ohhhh, what a lucky man he was"
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Originally Posted by Jason
To quote ELP, "Ohhhh, what a lucky man he was"
No no, "Lucky Man" is a song that makes me wanna Van Gogh my ears. "Break My Stride" is like Pet Sounds compared to that.
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Old 04-14-07, 07:46 AM
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"The defiant chorus of Matthew Wilder's 1983 hit "Break My Stride" "Ain't nothin' gonna break my stride/Nobody gonna slow me down" could also define his career. Wilder is one of the few artists who was able to escape from the stigma of having only one smash single and yet find more success in the music industry. In the early '70s, Wilder was part of the Greenwich Village folk duo Matthew & Peter. Wilder moved to Los Angeles in 1978 and sang on TV commercials; he also became a backup vocalist for Rickie Lee Jones and Bette Midler. In 1983, Wilder released his first album, I Don't Speak the Language. "Break My Stride" reached the Top Ten in the U.S. However, Wilder's second LP, 1984's Bouncin' Off the Walls, flopped. Nevertheless, Wilder continued to write and produce for others. In 1995, Wilder produced No Doubt's multi-platinum debut Tragic Kingdom. Wilder's work on the Mulan soundtrack in 1998 that earned him an Oscar nomination."

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