Songs with an emphatic "I"

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The "Self Control" thread ("I! I live among the creatures of the night!") got me thinking of other songs with a line starting the same way.

Another one: "I! I set my sights on you!" in "You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)."

too cool for zen talk (Eazy), Monday, 12 July 2021 18:23 (three weeks ago) link

"I Can't Get Next to You" - The Temptations

Josefa, Monday, 12 July 2021 18:30 (three weeks ago) link

Turn It On Again

frogbs, Monday, 12 July 2021 18:30 (three weeks ago) link

Heroes

29 facepalms, Monday, 12 July 2021 18:31 (three weeks ago) link

Doesn't get any more emphatic...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6aozpeiAZA

Wouldn't disgrace a Michael Jackson (Tom D.), Monday, 12 July 2021 18:31 (three weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ze6kNIZkXU

Left, Monday, 12 July 2021 18:32 (three weeks ago) link

was supposed to be timestamped

also IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII NEVER HAD TO KNOCK ON WOOD

Left, Monday, 12 July 2021 18:34 (three weeks ago) link

Just learned last week that "Heroes" started out as Bowie covering "Waiting for the Man." He kept the I!

... (Eazy), Monday, 12 July 2021 18:36 (three weeks ago) link

I
I live among the creatures of the night
I haven’t got the will to try and fight

Siegbran, Monday, 12 July 2021 18:53 (three weeks ago) link

Clearly I didn’t read the first post.

Siegbran, Monday, 12 July 2021 18:56 (three weeks ago) link

This then:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RS5boLWIVPM

Siegbran, Monday, 12 July 2021 18:57 (three weeks ago) link

I, I, I.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jl_E96x0u3o

Noel Emits, Monday, 12 July 2021 19:02 (three weeks ago) link

Modern Lovers - I'm Straight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_exvKnrK6g

Stop the tape I got spittle all over my moustache. (Talcum Mucker), Monday, 12 July 2021 19:12 (three weeks ago) link

impossible for me to think of anything, Pete Burns and his stentorian voice will be occupying the “I” part of my brain for the foreseeable future

ten man poland chasing this means hamsik feasts (breastcrawl), Monday, 12 July 2021 19:19 (three weeks ago) link

Just to clarify the parameters here. There must be an emphatic "I!" Followed by a line also beginning with "I"?

Noel Emits, Monday, 12 July 2021 19:19 (three weeks ago) link

ah, so "rock and roll all nite" doesn't fit

bart harley-jarvis cocker (voodoo chili), Monday, 12 July 2021 19:20 (three weeks ago) link

Bob Dylan, I and I. Two I's for the price of one.

joni mitchell jarre (anagram), Monday, 12 July 2021 19:27 (three weeks ago) link

The Dictators - Two Tub Man (I... I... I! I! I! I!)

eatandoph (Neue Jesse Schule), Monday, 12 July 2021 19:28 (three weeks ago) link

was also thinking about "I Want To Hold Your Hand" which is an emphatic, but non-repetitive I

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Monday, 12 July 2021 19:29 (three weeks ago) link

Just to clarify the parameters here. There must be an emphatic "I!" Followed by a line also beginning with "I"?

No repeating required, just an I standing on its own.

I!
Don’t know!
Just where I’m going
But I!
Am gonna try!
For the kingdom if I can

... (Eazy), Monday, 12 July 2021 19:44 (three weeks ago) link

Eye-e-eye got a feeling that I belong...

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Monday, 12 July 2021 19:47 (three weeks ago) link

"Tonto" by Rosie Vela.

Halfway there but for you, Monday, 12 July 2021 19:47 (three weeks ago) link

Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

will always love

yoooooooou

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Monday, 12 July 2021 20:38 (three weeks ago) link

I
I just took a ride
In a silver machine

Gavin, Leeds, Monday, 12 July 2021 20:41 (three weeks ago) link

i, iiiiii, i'll do anything
that you want me to do

(but i can't go for that)

mookieproof, Monday, 12 July 2021 20:43 (three weeks ago) link

morris day - "jungle love"

bart harley-jarvis cocker (voodoo chili), Monday, 12 July 2021 20:47 (three weeks ago) link

I, I, I, I
Don't wanna know your name

henry s, Monday, 12 July 2021 20:48 (three weeks ago) link

IIIIIII / I spent it all (Fugazi "Glue Man")

orifex, Monday, 12 July 2021 20:54 (three weeks ago) link

"I Wanna Destroy You" by the Soft Boys has that big drawn out IIIIIII with the delayed harmony doubling it halfway through

hiroyoshi tins in (Sgt. Biscuits), Monday, 12 July 2021 21:00 (three weeks ago) link

i
can’t dance
i
can’t talk

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 00:20 (three weeks ago) link

(Different song, to say the least)

I don’t eat
I don’t sleep
I don’t eat
I let it consume me

Mark G, Tuesday, 13 July 2021 00:26 (three weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJnR--IeiMc

Maresn3st, Tuesday, 13 July 2021 01:18 (three weeks ago) link

Stepping Stone
I would also advocate for Me! I Disconnect From You

KEEP HONKING -- I'M BOBOING (Boring, Maryland), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 02:55 (three weeks ago) link

i thought alice in chains - them bones did this but most of the lyric sites have him yelling "AAH!"

there's a drawn out IIIIIIII in it tho

I Occasionally Post on ILX (2x5), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 13:30 (three weeks ago) link

godsmack - i stand alone

I Occasionally Post on ILX (2x5), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 13:30 (three weeks ago) link

first thought was

I
I love the colorful clothes she wears

I have no couch and I must stream (NotEnough), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 14:55 (three weeks ago) link

I I I I I I I I I
Should've known better

(The chorus of a UK chart-topping single by Jim Diamond, 1984)

I Advance Masked (Vast Halo), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 15:03 (three weeks ago) link

sesame street ftw

Linda and Jodie Rocco (map), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 15:42 (three weeks ago) link

"You Oughta Know"

not up to Aerosmith standards (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 16:21 (three weeks ago) link

Stacey Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfBdGT4dn4E

Kim, Tuesday, 13 July 2021 17:48 (three weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImxVWBwUla0

Jocelyn Brown - Somebody Else's Guy

Volvo Twilight (p-dog), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 18:30 (three weeks ago) link


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