If you’ve ever been to a live sporting event, you know that the excitement and energy of the crowd all around you is a big part of the experience. I’m not talking about the Y-M-C-A or vuvuzelas. I’m talking about jumping up and down in your seat while spilling your drink on the 7 year-old in front of you. And nothing gets you on your feet and gets the fans chanting like the right music. Sometimes just fifteen seconds of the chorus is all you need. Here are some songs that should get you in the mood.
“My cousin Walter jerked off in public once. True story. He was on a plane to New Mexico when all of the sudden the hydraulics went. The plane started spinning around, going out of control, so he decides it’s all over and whips it out and starts beating it right there. So all the other passengers take a cue from him and they start whipping it out and beating like mad. So all the passengers are beating off, plummeting to their certain doom, when all of the sudden, snap! The hydraulics kick back in. The plane rights itself and it land safely and everyone puts their pieces or, whatever, you know, away and deboard. No one mentions the phenomenon to anyone else.”
Follow the jump for the Top 5 songs about just that.
We’ve all loved comedic songs, from Adam Sandler’s “Chanukah Song” all the way back to Allan Sherman’s “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh.” Here’s a special April’s Fools edition of the Top 5 Comedic Songs of the Past Year…or so.
In the 60s it was the Beatles, the Kinks, and the Rolling Stones. In the 80s it was Duran Duran, Eurythmics, and New Order. I wouldn’t say it was an “invasion,” but here are some of the best British bands of the past decade. Sorry, Susan Boyle didn’t make the list.
The 80s saw the birth of the best music from the better half of the century. The problem is that like many similar great works of art, these songs weren’t always immediately recognized for their brilliance. So when Van Halen’s sexually-rowdy “Hot For Teacher” blares in the strip club scene in Varsity Blues, you can’t help but give it a “ten” (a f-ing ten!). It’s from there that the song earns it’s immortality and lives in film fame for years to come. The only rules to this list: the song couldn’t have been written for the movie or debuted in the movie (sayonara Top Gun, Breakfast Club, and Kenny Loggins). So here’s a list of the most memorable 80s songs from the movies…
Even with Austin City Limits Festival in the forefront of the weekend, many of the major acts found their way to the University of Texas campus to tape an episode of the Austin City Limits television show. One of the groups making their ACL debut in front of the famed Austin backdrop was Gnarls Barkley on Saturday night. Show review and setlist after the jump.