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Old 10-29-10, 04:48 PM
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What are your favorite songs that don't have any lyrics?

Was thinking about this today and didn't see a similar existing thread. Classical music doesn't count obviously.

One of mine: Meat Puppet's "I'm a Mindless Idiot."

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The opening theme to Six Feet Under
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recent songs
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Re: What are your favorite songs that don't have any lyrics?

One of them is:

"S.O.S." by The Breeders
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Re: What are your favorite songs that don't have any lyrics?

The Smiths "Oscillate Wildly"
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Re: What are your favorite songs that don't have any lyrics?

I'm really into Jazz and couldn't even begin to answer this question
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I'm a big fan of THE BEATLES, THE ROLLING STONES and ELTON JOHN (his early stuff). If u take their songs out of the equation, I luv the 2 songs WHAT IS LIFE? by George Harrison and BABY BLUE by Badfinger.
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Re: What are your favorite songs that don't have any lyrics?

Explosions in the Sky -- "Your Hand in Mine"

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Mum -- "I'm 9 Today"

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Mono (Japan) -- "Mere Your Pathetique Light"

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... basically everything by those three bands. As previously mentioned, I also like quite a bit of jazz.
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The Great Gig in the Sky
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Re: What are your favorite songs that don't have any lyrics?

The Mad Man theme... it's my ringtone.
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Plus all of Man or Astroman's catalog.

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Re: What are your favorite songs that don't have any lyrics?

Originally Posted by SubZeri View Post
The Smiths "Oscillate Wildly"
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Re: What are your favorite songs that don't have any lyrics?

Songs, by definition, must have a vocal component. Seems like most of the picks here are instrumentals.
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Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
Songs, by definition, must have a vocal component. Seems like most of the picks here are instrumentals.
yes, this is more or less the following thread updated
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/music-talk/...tal-songs.html
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Just at few off the top of my head:

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Aphex Twin - Girl/Boy Song

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Kaki King - Playing With Pink Noise

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The Breeders - Flipside
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Re: What are your favorite songs that don't have any lyrics?

Originally Posted by Tscott View Post
Aphex Twin - Girl/Boy Song
That's the first Aphex Twin song I ever heard! So many memories!


Anyway, my pick is Altered Course by Isis.
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Re: What are your favorite songs that don't have any lyrics?

Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
Songs, by definition, must have a vocal component. Seems like most of the picks here are instrumentals.
This. From the thread title, I expected lots of references to gibberish songs, like most of Cocteau Twins' output and the like. As for the Meat Pups, my favorite of theirs that is sans lyrics (at least of the discernible variety) is:

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The Cure: Another Journey By Train
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Duane Eddy: Rebel 'Rouser
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Bruce Springsteen: Paradise By The 'C'
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Led Zeppelin: Moby Dick
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The Clash: Listen
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Santana: Soul Sacrifice
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Hilary Hahn: Bach Partita #3 in E Major BWV 1006 (I: Preludio)
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Re: What are your favorite songs that don't have any lyrics?

You know those guitars that are like DOUBLE-guitars, you know?
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If we're talking instrumentals, I love "Overture from Tommy" by the Assembled Multitude. If we're talking gibberish, "Onomatopoeia" by Todd Rundgren.

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