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Saturday, August 19, 2006

Name That Tune

I've discovered Song Tapper - a fun site that guesses the song that you're thinking about, simply by having you tap out the rhythm using your space bar. It got it when I tapped out "Somebody Told Me" by The Killers, but didn't catch on to "Rock Around the Clock" (by Bill Haley) or "Wait In Vain" (by Annie Lennox).

"Wait in Vain" by Annie is one of my favorite songs of all time. Now, this song was originally done by Bob Marley and usually when someone remakes a song, they are never as good as the original. It's brave to take on something that was previously sung by the legend that made it popular.

Since I wanted to share the song with you, I did a little hunting about and discovered the video to "Wait in Vain" and another song that Annie sings hauntingly: "Something So Right". I was excited to have found the videos until I viewed them. Obviously Annie should be legally banned from all video production from now until eternity. What's with that damned Minnie Mouse outfit? Was this a lame attempt to be fashionably egalitarian? It failed miserably. And the second video was merely appallingly boring.

So, without further ado, I present the two videos. However, I must recommend that you close your eyes and simply listen to the music. You don't want to see this train wreck of a music video. Trust me.

9 comments:

Badoozie said...

i've never been first on your blog. i'm honored

Badoozie said...

now, i have tapped out songs on people's heads before with hammers and such. it relieves a great deal of stress that may be shored up within one's person over events brought on by large volumes of idiotic representations from humanity, unmercifully crammed into ones personal space without ones consent. by the way, are you honored that i am first? i am.

Senor Caiman said...

Saur,

I would love to see Paris Hilton in that outfit.

Maybe it's just me but I don't find it attractive when pale white women wear black and white outfits.

Kathleen said...

Two thumbs down to the videos. Two up for Annie Lenox. Love most of her stuff. I actually loved Something So Right sung by Paul Simon, but this is better IMHO. Thanks.

~QZ~ said...

i find that being married is sort of like being tapped in the chest, i think they call it chinese torture

FruitfulSpirit said...

Ok I just let the music play and did not look at the singer. I went and perused QZ's page instead! The music was good. I couldn't watch when she showed up with mickey mouse ears!

OldHorsetailSnake said...

No, this won't work. Never never.

EmmaSometimes said...

I love Annie Lennox, not so much the video. That tapping site is way too cool.

My local radio station just put two songs together and played them simultaneously. They did the song with David Bowie and Queen "Under Pressure" played with Annie Lennox, "No More I Love You's".

It was so GOOD.

mckay said...

i tapped out my song and the site said it was either The Star-Spangled Banner or Touch My Penis. i guess they both have a snappy beat.