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Songs whose lyrics are short words

Postby skullturfq » Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:27 pm

This is the type of thing you folks (and nobody else??) might find interesting.

The song "I Feel Good" has no words longer than 5 letters in its lyrics, and the song "Twist and Shout" has no words longer than 6 letters.

Can any of you help me think of other similar examples?
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Re: Songs whose lyrics are short words

Postby Neel Mehta » Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:38 pm

One version of the Alphabet Song has no words longer than 4 letters. I'd be impressed if a pop song could match that.
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Re: Songs whose lyrics are short words

Postby Bill » Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:16 am

skullturfq wrote:This is the type of thing you folks (and nobody else??) might find interesting.


And so we did.
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Re: Songs whose lyrics are short words

Postby rockgolf » Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:25 am

I think "Fly Robin Fly" by Silver Convention would tie, robin, tie with James Brown. "Robin" is the only 5-letter word in the admittedly slender list of lyrics.

But TSOP beats them both with no word over 4 letters.

The complete list of lyrics: "Let's get it on. It's time to get down."
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Re: Songs whose lyrics are short words

Postby Theone36952s » Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:03 pm

rockgolf wrote:But TSOP beats them both with no word over 4 letters.

The complete list of lyrics: "Let's get it on. It's time to get down."

Depends on the version. The Soul Train theme song version has the lyric "People all over the world" repeated three times near the beginning.
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Re: Songs whose lyrics are short words

Postby rockgolf » Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:02 am

2nd place would go to "Pick Up the Pieces".
1st to "Tequila".
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Re: Songs whose lyrics are short words

Postby marpocky » Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:13 pm

rockgolf wrote:2nd place would go to "Pick Up the Pieces".
1st to "Tequila".


Tequila is an interesting example, as a song that has no words *shorter* than 7 letters.
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