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Old 08-02-20, 02:59 PM
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What is that 80s Song name?

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There was a disco song I think it was in 1985 or 86, singing by a band I think seemingly a man, some girls chanting after him, he says part of it and that’s what I remember: “What to dooo..” and at almost the middle of song with the music the girls says:" aye yai yai yai pa pa ra pa aye yai yai yai yeah"


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[QUOTE=jpcamb;13782716]Love plus one?

No its not.
the guy start with "some girls ....... what to dooo"
The girls chorus in the middle of song saying "aya yai yai yai ...." not the guy
It is a 80s disco song maybe 1985-1986
I need to post hum link but I cant because thread tells that I have to post 30 posts at least
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Definitely not a disco song but released in 1985 (I think disco died at this point anyway), but Dream Academy's "Life in a Northern Town"?
It's a band with a male singing, and women are singing the chorus similar to what you described.

It's a long shot.
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Wordy Rappinghood by Tom Tom Club?
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Re: What is that 80s Song name?

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Definitely not a disco song but released in 1985 (I think disco died at this point anyway), but Dream Academy's "Life in a Northern Town"?
It's a band with a male singing, and women are singing the chorus similar to what you described.

It's a long shot.
No its not
There were a disco hits in 80s Italo-disco, Euro-disco .... I had a tape (Disco-Mix), the tape contain (All She Wants To Do Is Dance - Don Henley) -- (WANTED NAME SONG) -- (Theme From Rocky - Round One) and some 85-86 disco hits like (Colder Than Ice) ...
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Re: What is that 80s Song name?

Paul Young's "Love Of The Common People" has both aye-aye, and a line where he sings "what can do... ooh".


There was even an extended remix that I really liked.


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No its not
The rhythm of song is fast and a little similar to (Round One - Theme From Rocky) In terms of singing girls chorus.
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Paul Young's "Love Of The Common People" has both aye-aye, and a line where he sings "what can do... ooh".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVmjKHkgxis

There was even an extended remix that I really liked.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGKEkvJ6W7s
And to cleanse the palate, here's an earlier version of the same song performed by Irish punkers Stiff Little Fingers

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Old 08-05-20, 03:35 PM
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Any Other Suggestion?
here is hum link in mediafire /file/lwb9687g21sv61u/SONG.mp3/file
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What's the full URL for that link? it's not going to work with what you gave us.
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Put a .com after mediafire and you can get to it.

That's a lot of humming.

I do recognize the first part, but can't place it. You kind of lose me after that first bit.
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As I mentioned earlier the site doesn't allow me to give a URL link before I give 30 posts and only dedicated 2 posts per 24 hours I dont't know why??! so I did that.
The site is very well known Mediafire.com /file/lwb9687g21sv61u/SONG.mp3/file
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Re: What is that 80s Song name?

I listened but have zero idea and I am usually pretty good at that kind of thing. The humming in the link is not really clear. Any way to clear it up a bit? You really remember no other lyrics at all?
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Re: What is that 80s Song name?

I have a Hail Mary here but it does seem to meet some of your criteria: "Hey Ya" by Outkast?
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I have a Hail Mary here but it does seem to meet some of your criteria: "Hey Ya" by Outkast?
He stated it was a song from the 80's though. so that would rule it out.

The humming didn't help me at all to figure out what it is. In fact, I wasn't sure there was an actual melody that I could discern from it either.
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Re: What is that 80s Song name?

Bottlelord, what part of the world are you based in? It may help us in narrowing down the song if we know that you're in, say, Brazil.
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Re: What is that 80s Song name?

The "aye yi yis" make me think of "Promises" by Basia, but she is definitely not a male lead singer.
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Re: What is that 80s Song name?

There are parts in that clip that make me think of Gloria Estefan - Rhythm is Gonna Get You. The aye yi yis throw me off but that song does have some chanting.
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Re: What is that 80s Song name?

"I know this... much is true." --- > "I'm lonely... what to do..."

Sort of a pah-pah-pah-pa-pa-pa-pah in the middle.



This is one of those 80s songs that everyone remembers, but don't always know the musician or the title. See also, "Steppin' Out" by Joe Jackson and "Games Without Frontiers" by Peter Gabriel.
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Re: What is that 80s Song name?

it's not
it's a guy (maybe African descent due to him voice) starting with "Some girls .............. What to dooo" then girls girls are singing, The last quarter of song girls singing "aye yai yai papa rapa Aye yai yai ayi yaaay or yeah"
Sorry that I don't have any other Lyrics, but I was a kid at the time and the song until now never leave my mind.
Link Of Humming Mediafire.com /file/lwb9687g21sv61u/SONG.mp3/file
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I think this song is too obscure to figure out without more/better clues.

Did some google searching on the info provided and not coming up with anything close to what you're looking for.
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I think this song is too obscure to figure out without more/better clues.

Did some google searching on the info provided and not coming up with anything close to what you're looking for.
Yes I did that over and over many Websites, Apps, Youtube for years and I have gotten no result.
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