Saturday, August 2, 2014

Top 10 Weirdest Music Lyrics Of All Time

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But seriously, are we humans? The Killers’ lead singer Brandon Flowers. Photograph: Carsten Windhorst/
What are the weirdest lyrics of all time? The Killers have topped a survey which lists the most nonsensical lyrics of all time. But aren’t there more avant-garde examples out there? 

Who would have thought it, Mormon stadium rock band The Killers are the weirdest band in the world. Well, at least their lyrics are said to be: the group’s 2008 single has been named the possessor of the oddest phrase in music - “are we human or are we dancer?” - beating those other eccentric wordsmiths such as Black Eyed Peas, Lionel Richie and Taylor Swift.

The survey, set up by streaming service Blinkbox, quizzed 2,000 adults about the most bamboozling phrases in song. Managing director Mark Bennett said: “It’s true that song lyrics are sometimes as crazy as a box of frogs, but then that’s show business. It would be a really boring world if everything was logical and made sense.”

Here’s the Top 10 in full:
1 The Killers, Human
“Are we human, or are we dancer?”

2 The Beatles, I Am The Walrus
“I am the eggman, they are the eggmen, I am the walrus, goo goo g’joob.”

3 Michael Jackson, Earth Song
“What about elephants? Have we lost their trust?”

4 Lionel Richie, All Night Long
“Tom bo li de se de moi ya, yeah jambo jambo.”

5 Carly Rae Jepsen, Call Me Maybe
“Before you came into my life, I missed you so bad.”

6 Black Eyed Peas, Boom Boom Pow
“Beats so big I’m stepping on leprechauns.”

7 Duran Duran, The Reflex
“The reflex is an only child, he’s waiting in the park.”

8 Wham! Club Tropicana
“Club Tropicana, drinks are free, fun and sunshine, there’s enough for everyone, all that’s missing is the sea.”

9 Taylor Swift, Love Story
“Cause you were Romeo, I was a scarlet letter, and my daddy said stay away from Juliet.”

10 Oasis, Champagne Supernova
“Slowly walking down the hall, faster than a cannonball.”

But is this Top 10 really as strange as it gets? I, for one, am actually quite keen to find out what the trunked species think of our savaging of the animal world, as proposed rather poignantly by Jackson.
It’s likely that the masses may not be too acquainted with the surreal musings of Captain Beefheart’s Safe As Milk (“Sorrows lollipop lands stick-broken on a dark carnival ground / Pop up toaster cracklin / Aluminium rhythm and sound / Ev’ry day pencil lazy and sharp / The icebox inside looking like a harp”) or perhaps Aphex Twin’s Milkman, which includes the rather solemn request, “I would like some milk from the milkman’s wife’s tits”.

| Guardian


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