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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 11:40 PM
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Your parents' favorite songs that made you batshit crazy
Here's a video of The Auctioneer by Leroy Van Dyke, from 1956, a song which my father used to sing tunelessly (he's tone deaf) while he washed the dinner dishes and I rinsed them.

When I was 10, I finally ordered the 45 rpm record for my dad's birthday.

Leroy Van Dyke.
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 11:42 PM
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1. My dad's favourite band is The Eagles...
His favourite song is "Hotel California."

I win. (Or lose?)
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MassLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 11:58 PM
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10. I hate that song
It's practically all the same note.
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GirlinContempt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 12:02 AM
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13. Pardon me boy...
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MiniMandaRuth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 11:42 PM
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2. Any song from Sound of Music.
*Eyetwitch* I hate that whole damn movie. I hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate that movie.
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 11:42 PM
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3. 'Horse and Carriage' n/t
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unsavedtrash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 11:45 PM
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4. Wasted Days and Wasted Nights by Freddie Fender
Wasted days and wasted nights,
I have left for you Behind
for you don't belong to me,
your heart belongs to someone else.

Why should I keep loving you,
when I know that you're Not true?
And why should I call your name,
when you're to blame
for making me Blue?

Don't you remember the days
that you went away and left me,
I was so lonely
cried for you only,
my love.

Why should I keep loving you,
When I know that you are not true?
And why should I call you're name
when you're 2 blame
4 makin me blue

Don't you remember the days,
that went away and left me
I was so loney
prayed 4 you only,
My LOVE

Why should I keep loving you,
when I know that you are not true
And why should I call your name
when you're 2 blame,
4 making me blue


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Stardust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 01:54 AM
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19. I love his unique voice and style. Sad news about Freddy----->
Freddy Fender Has Incurable Cancer
Musician Freddy Fender diagnosed with incurable cancer after tumors were found on his lungs

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Aug. 3, 2006
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WeRQ4U Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 11:50 PM
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5. "Young Girl" from Gary Puckett and "Rainy Nights" by Eddie Rabbit
Both songs played often enough to make me want to kill myself when I hear them now.

Interesting story...I'm at a kids' paradise. About 12 years old and at Disneyworld. What happens while we're there? Gary fuckin' Puckett is playing at Epcot Center and we all have to accompany my mother to watch this old, creepy crooner sing that shitty song. Ruined my day.
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 11:51 PM
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6. mostly from my mother...
she liked the hell outta Marie Osmond and the Bee Gee's...and I hate both grouops, severely...
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 11:54 PM
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7. Both of my parents have decent taste normally
but sometimes my mom gets real depressed in the wintertime and listens to Blue Christmas over and over again until somebody makes her take her meds for the sake of everybody else's mental health.

I fucking hate that song.
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Scooter24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 11:54 PM
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8. The Carpenters- Rainy Days and Mondays
GAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!

*pulls hair out* :banghead:
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Indy_Dem_Defender Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 01:50 AM
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18. I don't know why
but when I saw the subject of this thread, the first thing I thought of was the Carpenters! My parents didn't even like them but I just thought someone would post their name and it only took 8 post LOL
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reyd reid reed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 11:55 PM
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9. Tie a Yellow Ribbon
Over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over....yeah...you get the idea.

I Still can't look at a yellow ribbon without having flashbacks.
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 11:59 PM
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11. "Music Box Dancer" by Frank Mills was Mom's biggest fave
I don't think she would appreciate the video overlay here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdQvkdNwNBE
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 11:59 PM
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12. "Music Box Dancer" by Frank Mills was Mom's biggest fave
I don't think she would appreciate the video overlay here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdQvkdNwNBE
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 01:08 AM
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14. this is a scary thread
apparently I am old enough to be most of these people's parents :scared: :cry:
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 01:08 AM
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15. Everything the Eagles ever recorded.
Especially "Hotel California," "Life In The Fastlane," "James Dean," "Desperado," "Duelin' Dalton," "Peaceful Easy Feeling," and "Take It To The Limit."

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Common Sense Party Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 02:19 AM
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20. I absolutely LOVE every one of those songs, except "James Dean."
I'm amazed at the Eagles-bashing here. Great band to sing along to on cross-country drives.

Unlike most of the so-called "artists" today, the Eagles knew something about melody and harmonies.

To each their own, I guess.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 01:10 AM
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16. My mom's music collection consists of...
The BeeGees, Elvis, Cher and Dido. That's about it. So basically, all of her music annoys me.

She's kind of okay, if you just listen to the stupid funny shit she says without realizing it.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 01:15 AM
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17. My parents have pretty good taste in music. Maybe a little heavy
on Pat Boone. My father, though, surprises me still. He was scanning channels the last time I saw him, and stopped on some album cut from Norah Jones. He's very blue collar and rarely expresses his own preferences in anything, and I sometimes forget his passion for music. He grew up in New Orleans, and always had accordians, pianos and guitars around the house. Never learned to play any of them, but I'm starting to realize how much he wanted to.
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 11:51 AM
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21. "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" by Gordon Lightfoot.
I guess I bought this 45 for my dad when I was 13 or 14. We had a Magnavox console stereo with an auto-repeat function on the phonograph. My dad would put "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" on autorepeat and fill a full afternoon with that droning song.

Alberto Gonzalez has approved this technique for use at Gitmo.
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 11:53 AM
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23. Yes.
My dad loved him, James Taylor, Jim Croce, Harry Chapin, etc.

My mom on the other hand rocked out to The Who, so there you go. :D
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 12:09 PM
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26. That was one of Gordon Lightfoot's better songs.
I am a big fan of his.
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 11:53 AM
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22. George Strait.
Well excyyuuuuuuse me, but ah! think yew, got mah chair!
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 11:55 AM
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24. they actually had pretty good taste
but then I like musicals, the Beatles, and classical, too. ;)
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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 12:06 PM
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25. None.
I tended to like what my parents played, although I've never understood why they didn't collect Frank Loesser musicals to go with their Rodgers and Hammerstein et al.

I have a happy memory of my father driving me to the airport while we played tapes of big band music.

And my stepmother introduced me to opera, for which I will be forever grateful.

You've picked my ONE non-dysfunctional area of family life!
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