best use of giggling in a song

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on the "cars with the boom" thread, Lukas dropped this out there, and it looked like a question to me, so have at it.

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Saturday, 4 February 2006 00:06 (thirteen years ago) link

"Rio", Duran Duran

Pleasant Plains /// (Pleasant Plains ///), Saturday, 4 February 2006 00:13 (thirteen years ago) link

Yazoo - "Situation"

LeRooLeRoo (Seb), Saturday, 4 February 2006 00:14 (thirteen years ago) link

Madonna: Angel

kornrulez6969 (TCBeing), Saturday, 4 February 2006 00:14 (thirteen years ago) link

"SheBop" - Cyndi Lauper

i love to hear giggling!

Susan Douglas (Susan Douglas), Saturday, 4 February 2006 00:15 (thirteen years ago) link

something for the weekend - divine comedy

powpowpow, Saturday, 4 February 2006 00:26 (thirteen years ago) link

it was a statement, not a question - this thread was over before it began. but, you know, carry on.

Lukas (lukas), Saturday, 4 February 2006 00:31 (thirteen years ago) link

I don't agree with any of these answers, including L'Trimm. They're good, but the BEST?

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Saturday, 4 February 2006 00:33 (thirteen years ago) link

INXS, "Suicide Blonde"

Joseph McCombs (Joseph McCombs), Saturday, 4 February 2006 00:35 (thirteen years ago) link

Ok how about Miss Kittin & The Hacker - "Frank Sinatra"?

LeRooLeRoo (Seb), Saturday, 4 February 2006 00:36 (thirteen years ago) link

"Who's Afraid Of The Art Of Noise" by Art Of Noise

Dom iNut (donut), Saturday, 4 February 2006 00:39 (thirteen years ago) link

"Love Love Mode" - Dimitri From Paris

kickitcricket (kickitcricket), Saturday, 4 February 2006 00:43 (thirteen years ago) link

"Every Little Counts" by New Order!

RoxyMuzak© (roxymuzak), Saturday, 4 February 2006 00:47 (thirteen years ago) link

Ween - "Blackjack"

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Saturday, 4 February 2006 00:51 (thirteen years ago) link

frank sinatra was the first thing that came to my mind too

electric sound of jim (and why not) (electricsound), Saturday, 4 February 2006 00:57 (thirteen years ago) link

roxy stole mines, so i will say cam'ron killa cam instead

cutty (mcutt), Saturday, 4 February 2006 00:59 (thirteen years ago) link

it has to be Tiny Tim - don't know the song though...on God Bless album. just incredible giggling. beyond any giggling you have or ever will hear. if you hear it in person, FUCKING RUN!

Susan Douglas (Susan Douglas), Saturday, 4 February 2006 01:04 (thirteen years ago) link

Really? The best?? You all just think we should accept your answers at face value? This isn't a list thread, people. Only the Best Will Do.

xpost now that sounds like a contendah

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Saturday, 4 February 2006 01:05 (thirteen years ago) link

ITS THE BEST! i'm tellign you

Susan Douglas (Susan Douglas), Saturday, 4 February 2006 01:05 (thirteen years ago) link

when I read that description, Susan, I thought of "Delicious" by Jim Backus, which isn't exactly a song but was a fairly big radio hit. that thing, I do have to run from the room because the giggles just get so far down into your body it, it feels like you're possessed.

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Saturday, 4 February 2006 01:11 (thirteen years ago) link

Nurse With Wound - "Swamp Rat"

The Man in the Iron-On Mask (noodle vague), Saturday, 4 February 2006 01:12 (thirteen years ago) link

its intense like that, but its pleasant, if I can recall correctly. no fleeing. its like being inside a clown and high and a baby all at the same time.

Susan Douglas (Susan Douglas), Saturday, 4 February 2006 01:14 (thirteen years ago) link

Gainsbourg had a couple:

"Pauvre Lola" has lots of giggling, the video of which features an impossibly pretty France Gall faced off with the slouching and lecherous Gainsbourg.

"En Melody" is another excellent example featuring, I'm assuming, Jane Birkin on giggle.

Elvis Cocker, Saturday, 4 February 2006 01:16 (thirteen years ago) link

AND then I think he (t. tim) does this kind of breathy thing and then an 'eeeww ughrrh?eww." which borders on a question/like what waaas that? mixed with wow that was large! and maybe some disgust - and you know you're done. its like have a really large giggle pulled out of you by some sort of clown doctor.

shall i go on?

someone ysi, cause i could be talking crap.

Susan Douglas (Susan Douglas), Saturday, 4 February 2006 01:20 (thirteen years ago) link

The Slits' "A Boring Life." I once tried looping the giggle and building a track around it. Didn't work, but it was fun to try.

Douglas (Douglas), Saturday, 4 February 2006 01:34 (thirteen years ago) link

Stevie Wonder: "Isn't She Lovely"

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Saturday, 4 February 2006 02:25 (thirteen years ago) link

Wrong.

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Saturday, 4 February 2006 02:27 (thirteen years ago) link

"Isn't She Lovely" is a nice try, but it's a goddamn crime this thread has gone on so long without the real correct answer: "Aguas De Marzo."

Austin Still (Austin, Still), Saturday, 4 February 2006 02:32 (thirteen years ago) link

Although I want to say Art of Noise very badly, I'm going to agree with the Slits.

Myke. (Myke Weiskopf), Saturday, 4 February 2006 02:43 (thirteen years ago) link

Mahavishnu Orchestra - "Faith"

Joe (Joe), Saturday, 4 February 2006 02:57 (thirteen years ago) link

"Hungry Like the Wolf"

or Janet Jackson's "Got 'Til It's Gone"

The Good Dr. Bill (The Good Dr. Bill), Saturday, 4 February 2006 03:15 (thirteen years ago) link

I hate it when the song I immediatly think of when I see the thread title is mentioned in the first post.

R. J. Greene (R. J. Greene), Saturday, 4 February 2006 03:38 (thirteen years ago) link

is vincent price "thriller " wrong ?
peter andre " funky junky ".

napoleon-xiv "they're coming to take me away" owns this thread.
if this was 1966 why do i think it was early 80's ?
http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2005/09/21_variations_o.html

retrokid, Saturday, 4 February 2006 04:14 (thirteen years ago) link

"back to the life" - spoon. britt's giggle (laugh..) in the begining of the song.
"lay of the land" - the fall - mark giggles near the outro.

moree, Saturday, 4 February 2006 04:21 (thirteen years ago) link

I hate it when the song I immediatly think of when I see the thread title is mentioned in the first post.

bahahahahaha

Joseph McCombs (Joseph McCombs), Saturday, 4 February 2006 04:25 (thirteen years ago) link

Yeah, that's the problem with list threads.

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Saturday, 4 February 2006 05:00 (thirteen years ago) link

Ladytron's cover of The Human League's "Open Your Heart" has some giggling.

D.V. Caputo, Saturday, 4 February 2006 06:06 (thirteen years ago) link

elvis - mystery train, and baby let's play house.

neither long giggles as such, but both great moments

whatever (boglogger), Saturday, 4 February 2006 07:01 (thirteen years ago) link

Arto Lindsay - "Tone"

Cliftonb, Saturday, 4 February 2006 07:22 (thirteen years ago) link

I dig the children laughing that occasionally pop up on the second half of the Avalanches album. It brings about a deja vu trippy flashback feeling. That's "best use" enough for me.

Brian Jones (Brian Jones), Saturday, 4 February 2006 08:25 (thirteen years ago) link

ha ha ha
hee hee hee

I'm a laughing gnome and you can't catch me

Traci, Saturday, 4 February 2006 16:22 (thirteen years ago) link

NO ONE HAS MENTIONED KATE BUSH "AERIAL"

cutty (mcutt), Saturday, 4 February 2006 16:35 (thirteen years ago) link

it has to be Tiny Tim - don't know the song though...on God Bless album. just incredible giggling. beyond any giggling you have or ever will hear. if you hear it in person, FUCKING RUN!

"Living In The Sunlight, Loving In The Moonlight"?

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Saturday, 4 February 2006 16:42 (thirteen years ago) link

There's a Stockholm Monsters song that begins with giggling ... can't remember the bleedin' title!

Franklin Trench, Saturday, 4 February 2006 17:39 (thirteen years ago) link

Most annoying giggle: REM's Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight
Best giggles: Frank Zappa's Bobby Brown Goes Down live on Cheap Thrills. The bass player keeps shouting, 'Hi-ho Silver!' causing uncontrollable laughter.

Wax Cat (Wax Cat), Saturday, 4 February 2006 18:10 (thirteen years ago) link

There's some almost super-cerebral giggling in KEith Rowe's Groovy Situation. Great song too!

Vintage Latin (dog latin), Saturday, 4 February 2006 19:24 (thirteen years ago) link

OH MY GOD. I cannot believe you guys didn't realize the right answer yet!

"I KNOW WHAT BOYS LIKE" - The Waitresses

do do da doado, Saturday, 4 February 2006 20:02 (thirteen years ago) link

There's some almost super-cerebral giggling in KEith Rowe's Groovy Situation. Great song too!

Is that the same song as Gene Chandler's "Groovy Situation"?

P.S. I'm glad no one has said Yoko Ono's "Yes, I'm Your Angel."

Joseph McCombs (Joseph McCombs), Saturday, 4 February 2006 23:45 (thirteen years ago) link

Most annoying giggle

The pathetically hollow one at the beginning of Michelle Branch's "You Get Me." It's sad when even a giggle sounds ProTooled.

Myke. (Myke Weiskopf), Sunday, 5 February 2006 00:45 (thirteen years ago) link

Spice Girls "Wannabe"

danzig (danzig), Sunday, 5 February 2006 00:50 (thirteen years ago) link

The Biker Grove theme tune.

chap who would dare to contain two ingredients. Tea and bags. (chap), Thursday, 5 October 2006 15:46 (thirteen years ago) link

rofl

struttin' with some barbecue (jimnaseum), Thursday, 5 October 2006 15:49 (thirteen years ago) link

YOU ARE ALL WRONG

chakra khan chakra khan (sanskrit), Thursday, 5 October 2006 20:26 (thirteen years ago) link

correct answer is:

intro to "Wipeout"

chakra khan chakra khan (sanskrit), Thursday, 5 October 2006 20:27 (thirteen years ago) link

Janet Jackson, at the very end of "Doesn't Really Matter". It might only be on the radio mix but it might be the most endearing thing I've ever heard.

Jordan (Jordan), Thursday, 5 October 2006 20:30 (thirteen years ago) link

Wipeout is a really good one. Another serious contender is the manic, gleeful one right at the end of the barmy but superb coda to Little Red Riding Hood Hit The Road by Robert Wyatt. But I'm going to have to go for Leonard Cohen's uberspooky giggle in First We Take Manhattan:

And I thank you for those items that you sent me huhhehaha huck!
The monkey... and the plywood violin...

deekew (deekew), Thursday, 5 October 2006 21:22 (thirteen years ago) link

Then there's a weird giggly type thing at the beginning of the next track Náo Vá Se Perder Por Ai!

-- struttin' with some barbecue

Right, this is getting ridiculous. Giggling also at the start of Os Mutantes - Magica.

struttin' with some barbecue (jimnaseum), Thursday, 5 October 2006 21:23 (thirteen years ago) link

I'd call the Wipeout intro a cackle rather than a giggle.

chap who would dare to contain two ingredients. Tea and bags. (chap), Thursday, 5 October 2006 23:19 (thirteen years ago) link

Frank Sinatra got my vote!

"we talk about frank sinatra
you know frank sinatra?
he's dead... dead!
ha ha ha!"

MRZBW (MRZBW), Friday, 6 October 2006 00:19 (thirteen years ago) link

For a long time I thought that weird stuff going on in every 13th Floor Elevators song was (mutated) giggling.

But this is OTM:

correct answer is:
intro to "Wipeout"

The Bearnaise-Stain Bears (Rock Hardy), Friday, 6 October 2006 03:34 (thirteen years ago) link

ha, that song JUST came on my mp3 player, and i was about to post it

latebloomer (latebloomer), Friday, 6 October 2006 03:36 (thirteen years ago) link

Since "Wipeout" has been covered, the new correct answer is "Heroin"

hearditonthexico (rogermexico), Friday, 6 October 2006 03:37 (thirteen years ago) link

two picks:

paul simon does a little giggle--or it sounds like one--in 'graceland' when he says 'we're bouncing into graceland'.

and this song by the brazilian singer luiza maria, 'na casca do ovo', starts off with some laughter. here it is for the curious: http://download.yousendit.com/F1418E1701AAA36D

gear (gear), Friday, 6 October 2006 04:49 (thirteen years ago) link

bleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed for meeeeee, hurrgh"

I think Lou was laffing at his own Nico impersonation.

mark grout (mark grout), Friday, 6 October 2006 08:41 (thirteen years ago) link

Velvet Underground, Temptation Inside Your Heart
Jacques Brel, Les Bonbons 67

TS: Mick Ralphs v. Ariel Bender (Dada), Friday, 6 October 2006 08:52 (thirteen years ago) link

Vybz Kartel - Tight Pum Pum

ewmy (ewmy), Friday, 6 October 2006 11:46 (thirteen years ago) link

thinking fellers union Local 282 "More Glee"

0xDOX0RNUTX0RX0RSDABITFIELDXOR^0xDEADBEEFDEADBEEF00001 (donut), Friday, 6 October 2006 12:55 (thirteen years ago) link

G. Lewis & B.C. Gilbert, Reading Prof B.

Mike Giggler (Dada), Friday, 6 October 2006 12:58 (thirteen years ago) link

Alice Cooper, "I Love The Dead" (for the lil' giggle he uses to emphasize the silliness of "your silly grave")

hank (hank s), Friday, 6 October 2006 13:06 (thirteen years ago) link

Nurse With Wound (again), *Registered Nurse

*that's not what it's called but I can't remember the real title

Mike Giggler (Dada), Friday, 6 October 2006 13:11 (thirteen years ago) link

At least 5 or 6 Ani DiFranco songs begin or end with her giggling.

But I agree with whoever said I Know What Boys Like upthread.

Ash (ashbyman), Friday, 6 October 2006 14:28 (thirteen years ago) link

eX-Girl - the tofu song "shut your mouuuuuth...tee-hee, tee-hee, etc"

mister the guanoman (mister the guanoman), Friday, 6 October 2006 14:31 (thirteen years ago) link

my dying bride - return to the beautiful

"she gaaave herself to meeeee hahahah"

also, there's a really corny black metal giggle featured in the track 'mother north' by satyricon

Charlie Howard (the sphinx), Saturday, 7 October 2006 04:11 (thirteen years ago) link

quigley - giggling fits

dh (djh), Sunday, 8 October 2006 19:15 (thirteen years ago) link

one year passes...

wow, the giggling in rio is a really nice touch. right before the sax solo and everything.

Charlie Howard, Friday, 9 May 2008 03:25 (eleven years ago) link

The Chameleons - "Caution"

Curt1s Stephens, Friday, 9 May 2008 04:03 (eleven years ago) link

Red House Painters - "Evil" (at least I think that was the song)

Trayce, Friday, 9 May 2008 04:43 (eleven years ago) link

Jeff Mills (as Millstart) - Pacific State of Mind

A chuckling female adds to the upbeat jauntiness of this laidback Mills tune

sam500, Friday, 9 May 2008 07:16 (eleven years ago) link

There's a wicked giggle at the start of "Sensoria" by Cabaret Voltaire, at least on the 12 inch mix anyway.

Rob M v2, Friday, 9 May 2008 07:31 (eleven years ago) link

I don't have time to re-read this whole thread, but clearly the answer is "Waltzinblack" by the Stranglers. Any other answer is just wrong,.

Alex in NYC, Friday, 9 May 2008 11:39 (eleven years ago) link

i like the fits in the anthology version of "and your bird can sing", but i dunno could it be classed a 'use' given that it's an outtake.

darraghmac, Friday, 9 May 2008 11:51 (eleven years ago) link

"Juicy Fruit"

calstars, Friday, 9 May 2008 11:53 (eleven years ago) link

is there giggling in short dick man?

will, Friday, 9 May 2008 11:56 (eleven years ago) link

Rhythm Is Rhythm - "Nude Photo"

henry s, Friday, 9 May 2008 12:49 (eleven years ago) link

Slim Gaillard, "Laughing in Rhythm"

Jazzbo, Friday, 9 May 2008 13:03 (eleven years ago) link

the Who, "Happy Jack" (giggling followed by "I saw ya!" at the end)

Sara Sara Sara, Friday, 9 May 2008 13:44 (eleven years ago) link

Black Sabbath-Megalomania

Bill Magill, Friday, 9 May 2008 14:13 (eleven years ago) link

Big Audio Dynamite "E=mc2" end with Theresa Russell-as-Marilyn Monroe breathily giggling "Bye!"

Hideous Lump, Saturday, 10 May 2008 05:25 (eleven years ago) link

I have you all beat...

the proper answer is...

The Faders - No Sleep Tonight

wesley useche, Saturday, 10 May 2008 05:43 (eleven years ago) link

eleven years pass...

where is elvis presley's version of "are you lonesome tonight?" where he has that long laughing fit?

walking towards the sun since 2007 (alex in mainhattan), Saturday, 4 January 2020 08:53 (three weeks ago) link

where is elvis presley's version of "are you lonesome tonight?" where he has that long laughing fit?


lefal junglist platton (wtev), Saturday, 4 January 2020 09:05 (three weeks ago) link

First time I heard Keith Rowe - 'Groovy Situation' the giggling really confused me

https://youtu.be/zKgAU6w9SSQ

YOU CALL THIS JOURNALSIM? (dog latin), Sunday, 5 January 2020 17:25 (three weeks ago) link

... the first half of that track is silent, which is really taking dub to a whole different level.

Lou @ 0:55. A chuckle rather than a giggle tbf.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fYCU40G7Pc

Frozen Mug (Tom D.), Sunday, 5 January 2020 17:35 (three weeks ago) link

You gotta listen through to the end, is the thing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfXipQDgb8E

Drive Like a Demon From Steakhouse to Steakhouse (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 13:08 (three weeks ago) link

The only answer is the sampled baby giggling in “Are You That Somebody?”

culture of mayordom (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 13:41 (three weeks ago) link

will yes indeed there is giggling in Short Dick Man!

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 13:48 (three weeks ago) link

(answering a nine-year-old question)

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 13:48 (three weeks ago) link

Van Morrison at the end of "He Ain't Give You None," when he goes, "You can leave now if you don't like what's happening, heh heh." It's already an outrageously creepy song, but that line and the giggles really elevate the creepy factor. You start to wonder if maybe the joke is that you can't leave.

Lily Dale, Monday, 13 January 2020 07:23 (two weeks ago) link

“Delicious” by Jim Backus and Phyllis Diller (I think?)— mentioned up thread— is my perennial “the party is over, goodbye” selection choice

flamboyant goon tie included, Monday, 13 January 2020 20:54 (two weeks ago) link


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