top 100 songs that would gotten you beaten up if you walked down the hall singing them loudly in grade six( real or hypothetical)

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1. "I feel pretty" from west side story

Fritz Wollner (Fritz), Thursday, 12 December 2002 17:42 (sixteen years ago) link

by real or hypothetical i just mean it doesn't have to be a song that you actually got beaten up for singing loudly in grade six

Fritz Wollner (Fritz), Thursday, 12 December 2002 17:43 (sixteen years ago) link

2. "i'm a homosapien too" by pete shelly

Fritz Wollner (Fritz), Thursday, 12 December 2002 17:43 (sixteen years ago) link

3. "Dancing Queen", Abba

dleone (dleone), Thursday, 12 December 2002 17:44 (sixteen years ago) link

really, if you were singing ANYTHING loudly down the hall you woulda been beat up in short order.

Horace Mann, Thursday, 12 December 2002 17:44 (sixteen years ago) link

true but this is the top 100

4. "Walking On Sunshine" by Katrina & The Waves

Fritz Wollner (Fritz), Thursday, 12 December 2002 17:45 (sixteen years ago) link

5. Anything by the Smiths.

6. R.E.M., "Shiny Happy People" (although they were popular).

hstencil, Thursday, 12 December 2002 17:48 (sixteen years ago) link

7. What Do We Do With a Problem Like Maria?
8. Billy Jean
9. Rock & Roll Suicide

Sterling Clover (s_clover), Thursday, 12 December 2002 17:49 (sixteen years ago) link

okay, fair enough

10. "The Smurfs All-Star Show" happened to me.

Horace Mann, Thursday, 12 December 2002 17:53 (sixteen years ago) link

11. "My Funny Valentine" (sung while walking through the post-gym locker room)

Hey! Name the ideal ass-kicking milieu in addition to the song!

David R. (popshots75`), Thursday, 12 December 2002 18:04 (sixteen years ago) link

12. "Particle Man" = TMBG (while walking past the Physics Club)

David R. (popshots75`), Thursday, 12 December 2002 18:09 (sixteen years ago) link

"the most current song that'd been taught'n'sung in the music class"

(in the place and time i was in the sixth grade there was, believe it or not, ABSOLUTELY NO WAY WHATSOEVER ONE COULD BE BEATEN UP FOR SINING LOUDLY *A POP SONG*)

t\'\'t (t''t), Thursday, 12 December 2002 18:24 (sixteen years ago) link

13. Kool Keith "Make Up Your Mind"...the chorus goes (ahem)

"make up your mind/who you want to pump the butt"

nickalicious (nickalicious), Thursday, 12 December 2002 18:33 (sixteen years ago) link

Kool Keith "Make Up Your Mind" aside:

"A pretty girl/Standing with an ugly man/I don't wanna shake his hand" = best line ever.

hstencil, Thursday, 12 December 2002 18:34 (sixteen years ago) link

Oh yeah, that song is chock full of lyrical goodness, I think it's the one with the thing about Richard Gere and the gerbil, too.

nickalicious (nickalicious), Thursday, 12 December 2002 18:39 (sixteen years ago) link

14. The Rolling Stones' "Cocksucker Blues"

Lee G (Lee G), Thursday, 12 December 2002 19:12 (sixteen years ago) link

My singing voice would cause everyone to beat me up.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 12 December 2002 19:34 (sixteen years ago) link

15. "A Little Respect" by Erasure

James Blount, Thursday, 12 December 2002 19:49 (sixteen years ago) link

"Y.M.C.A.", particulalry if I was doing the attendant arm movements. Destined for a can of whup-ass from my grain-fed farm-boy classmates.
They were mean, amoral bastards.

Bruce Urquhart (Bruce Urquhart), Thursday, 12 December 2002 19:57 (sixteen years ago) link

16. "Y.M.C.A." by the Village People. Just wanted to formalize that.

Bruce Urquhart (Bruce Urquhart), Thursday, 12 December 2002 19:58 (sixteen years ago) link

"One" (the "one singular sensation every little step she takes" song) from A Chorus Line.

"This Town Ain't Big Enough for the Both of Us" or anything by Sparks.

"Hit Me with Your Best Shot" by Pat Benetar.

"Help Me" by Joni MItchell.

Arthur (Arthur), Thursday, 12 December 2002 21:22 (sixteen years ago) link

Tindersticks, "Travelling Light"

robin carmody (robin carmody), Thursday, 12 December 2002 21:28 (sixteen years ago) link

I'm sorry, but anyone who gets beat up by the physics club deserves it.

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Thursday, 12 December 2002 22:01 (sixteen years ago) link

I didn't get beat up, but I distinctly remember a classmate telling me to "shut up" when I was singing "Seven Languages" by Camper Van Beethoven. I guess that would make this one #22.

Aaron W, Thursday, 12 December 2002 22:11 (sixteen years ago) link

"One" (the "one singular sensation every little step she takes" song) from A Chorus Line.

picturing someone singing this in a grade school hallway just made me laugh out loud at my desk and get a funny look from a temp!

Fritz Wollner (Fritz), Thursday, 12 December 2002 23:02 (sixteen years ago) link

i'll ruin her

Fritz Wollner (Fritz), Thursday, 12 December 2002 23:02 (sixteen years ago) link

wot no Outthere Bros?

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Thursday, 12 December 2002 23:29 (sixteen years ago) link

23. Frankly Mr Shankly
24. On The Street Where You Live
25. Lady In Red

Charlie (Charlie), Friday, 13 December 2002 00:57 (sixteen years ago) link

I think singing Lady In Red would provoke a beating at any age.

Bruce Urquhart (Bruce Urquhart), Friday, 13 December 2002 03:03 (sixteen years ago) link

"You Make Me Feel Like Dancin'" by Leo Sayer

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 13 December 2002 03:07 (sixteen years ago) link

I actually got clotheslined by some Another Bad Creation fans in elementary school for having the R.E.M. "Losing My Religion" cassingle as they chanted "R.E.M. Sux!" I'd hate to think what would have happened if I sang the song.

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Friday, 13 December 2002 03:27 (sixteen years ago) link

Pete Shelley, "Homosapien"

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Friday, 13 December 2002 03:27 (sixteen years ago) link

shit. sorry fritz. you got it first.

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Friday, 13 December 2002 03:28 (sixteen years ago) link

I remember one kid who got in big trouble with a teacher for singing "Just A Gigolo". Evidently gigolo was a "bad word."

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Friday, 13 December 2002 03:51 (sixteen years ago) link

"Tiptoe through the Tulips" by Tiny Tim?

Lord Custos Omega (Lord Custos Omega), Friday, 13 December 2002 05:29 (sixteen years ago) link

Ready For The World "Oh Sheila" -- pummeled.

Winslow (winslow), Friday, 13 December 2002 06:52 (sixteen years ago) link

26. The Internationale

Fritz Trotsky, Friday, 13 December 2002 07:57 (sixteen years ago) link

Not a beating, but in grade six someone brought in a tape of their cousin singing "Lollipop", which everyone had a hearty laugh at. I should talk, there once existed a tape (same timeframe, even) of my best friend and I singing a terrible acapella rendition of "Man In The Mirror".

Poppy (poppy), Friday, 13 December 2002 09:08 (sixteen years ago) link

"Do you really want to hurt me?"

James Ball (James Ball), Friday, 13 December 2002 09:37 (sixteen years ago) link

The theme song of Karate Kid Part II by Peter Cetera

William R Henderson (Cabin Essence), Saturday, 14 December 2002 06:29 (sixteen years ago) link

Hard to get beaten up in a girls' school. My Leonard Cohen impersonation would've done it though.

Hilarious Pseudonym, Sunday, 15 December 2002 04:23 (sixteen years ago) link

27. "The Rainbow" by Ween.

Helltime Producto (Pavlik), Sunday, 15 December 2002 04:31 (sixteen years ago) link

"It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas"
"Ring Morning Bells"
(sung in high, vibrato 'English lady' voice)

Paul (scifisoul), Wednesday, 25 December 2002 16:45 (sixteen years ago) link

Anything and everything by The Polyphonic Spree.

William Bloody Swygart (mrswygart), Wednesday, 25 December 2002 17:30 (sixteen years ago) link

Anything by Kylie.

Justyn Dillingham (Justyn Dillingham), Wednesday, 25 December 2002 23:52 (sixteen years ago) link

I am still waiting for the opportunity to write, in a review, that even if you went to a high school entirely composed of Belle and Sebastian fans you would still likely get beaten up for liking Blueboy's "Imipramine."

(This is a song where Blueboy sort of try to umm "rock," and the singer puts on this breathy wounded yeah-yeah-yeah voice and starts off singing "you said love can break a boy's heart ... I said there's no - such - thing ... no - such - thing." And then for the chorus he's all "Pessimistic an-gel ... pessimistic an-gel..." like this is the most hardcore thing ever.)

nabisco (nabisco), Thursday, 26 December 2002 21:37 (sixteen years ago) link

Come to think of it Blueboy as a whole is just so begging for a swirlie at any North American middle school that maybe the sheer hubris of it would protect you. (Although good luck with sweetly-sung lines like "you think it's so easy pigeonholing my sexuality" and especially "I'm young and quite pretty, don't hurt me.")

nabisco (nabisco), Thursday, 26 December 2002 21:42 (sixteen years ago) link

"Sensitive" and "Fabulous Friend" by The Field Mice would do as well. Sometimes I'm tempted to beat myself up when I listen to The Field Mice.

Amateurist (amateurist), Thursday, 26 December 2002 21:48 (sixteen years ago) link

The theme song of Karate Kid Part II by Peter Cetera

That would be "The Glory Of Love" and you're absolutely spot-on - it's right up there with "Walking In The Air" on the scale of one to whuppass.

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Charlie (Charlie), Sunday, 29 December 2002 23:38 (sixteen years ago) link


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