May 16, 2011
A Song That You Know All the Words To.
Kevin Coyne: “My Way” – Frank Sinatra
There’s gotta be a thousand songs I know all of the words to, but I’ll pick this one because it took me a while to anticipate all of the odd rhymes with “my way”, most especially the line about “each careful step along the byway.” Plus I’m just going through a big Sinatra phase these days.
Leeann Ward: No Selection
When I was a kid, I was great at memorizing words, because I’d sing along with songs all the time. Somewhere in my early adulthood, however, I stopped singing around people, therefore, stopped singing along with songs as much. I don’t have a dramatic reason that I can pinpoint for not singing in front of people anymore (I can carry a tune pretty well, actually.), but I do know that not doing so has limited my ability for memorizing words to songs. This is the long way of admitting that I no longer know all the words to a song without having the song playing. Sad, isn’t it?
Dan Milliken: “Natalie’s Rap” – The Lonely Island featuring Natalie Portman
This 2006 SNL classic casts recent Oscar winner Portman as a staggeringly foul-mouthed gangsta rapper. A Dan’s-car staple.
Tara Seetharam: “Any Man of Mine” – Shania Twain
…right down to the shimmying, shaking and earthquake-making.