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Saturday, 8 January 2011

Reasons why not to get on stage should you have even a warning tickle in your throat ...

I've been looking at lists of classic songs again (yes, again) and thinking, if I were a famous singer, and I suddenly developed acute laryngitis mid-song during a concert, what would be the song lyric I WOULDN'T want to be singing at the time for fear of being laughed off stage?

I just called to say I love you
But I have to say I love you in a song
Have I told you lately that I love you?
More than Words
Careless Whisper
The Sound of Silence
Listen, do you want to know a secret?
Let's call the whole thing off
Say a little prayer for you
Poetry in Motion
Hard to Say I'm Sorry
I Apologize
I could not Ask for More
Shout
No Woman No Cry
Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word
This I Swear
You say it Best When You Say Nothing at All
Words Get in the Way
Tell Laura I Love Her
Help!
Got to Get a Message to You

Okay, okay, there's no sound coming out.  But if I hear one TITTER from any of you, you'll be SKEWERED.

15 comments:

  1. When I'm Calling You,

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    A Hoarse With No Name?

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  2. "Talk Talk" by (funnily enough) Talk Talk...?

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  3. I wouldn't tell you no lie
    or
    Run that by me one more time

    Though maybe the last one's better sung as a duet , in this case ?

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  4. "Oh brother, I can't I can't get through,
    I've been trying hard to reach you cause I don't know what to do
    Oh brother I can't believe it's true
    I'm so scared about the future and I wanna talk to you
    Oh, I wanna talk to you"

    Coldplay's 'Talk'

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  5. I just happened to be listening to 'Talk Show Host' by Radiohead while reading this. Brilliant.

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  6. I think " You say it best when you sy nothing at all " is inspired & gets my vote !

    I have a husky voice at the mo - demanded antibiotics from the Doc & had a celebrationary coffee with friends. We then stood chatting on the corner for about forty minutes during which time my Dotor passed twice. I looked like such a phony standing there rabbitting away without a care in the world !

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  7. These are all brilliant suggestions. Bad Penny - that was funny! You are indeed bad.

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  8. Fran, you have too much time on your hands gal!!... how about 'the sound of silence' or 'you take my breath away!!

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  9. Or maybe if you have a sore throat, silence is golden..........

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  10. Hope your voice is back soon...you've obviously had too much time to think lately!

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  11. Annie/Nana - is it me, or are you both insinuating that you feel this post is too shallow and lacking in eternal significance ...?

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  12. Hehe! Love Martin H's 'A Hoarse With No Name'! :)

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  13. This is all terribly funny, but, children, do get back to work now.

    And where do all these lists of yours come from, Fran?

    I knew it, they pay our teachers far too much; I shall have to set George Osborne on you. He hasn't demonised lazy layabout teachers yet.

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  14. just had a look at your reading list. I love Wilkie C. but hadn't heard about the one you mention here. Will get it soonest. B.K.'s "T.P.B." is one of my all-time favs. too. I see I must pay more attention to your side bar.

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  15. Friko - the lists come from me googling 'lists of classic song titles' or something similar and then looking for the ones I want. Whaddya mean, get a life?

    You will LOVE 'The Law and the Lady', I guarantee.

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