Songs that incorporate the "nan nanny boo boo" melody

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Lisa Lisa's "I Wonder If I Take You Home" uses this in the verse, and Pavement's "Stereo" on the "wave to the camera" line. "A Tisket A Tasket" too. What else?

leon d'amaleon, Thursday, 17 January 2013 17:36 (seven years ago) link

Sly & The Family Stone - Everyday People ("So on and So on and Scooby Dooby Doo..." etc.

space phwoar (Hurting 2), Thursday, 17 January 2013 17:37 (seven years ago) link

mariah samples lisa lisa's in a bonus track on the emancipation of mimi and it's hella hot

surm, Thursday, 17 January 2013 17:37 (seven years ago) link

not samples, reappropriates

surm, Thursday, 17 January 2013 17:38 (seven years ago) link

The only one that comes to mind right now is the Spitballs cover of "Gino is a Coward" by Gino Washington (not Geno). The original doesn't really have it.

everything, Thursday, 17 January 2013 17:48 (seven years ago) link

martika, "toy soldiers"

da croupier, Thursday, 17 January 2013 17:50 (seven years ago) link


surm, Thursday, 17 January 2013 17:54 (seven years ago) link

Venom's "Teacher's Pet" opens with it, played as a solo guitar lick
Donna Summer did it twice - "Bad Girls" and "No More Tears (Enough is Enough)"

Sir Lord Baltimora (Myonga Vön Bontee), Thursday, 17 January 2013 18:24 (seven years ago) link

frankie knuckles - baby wants to ride

hypnotiQ tanqueray (clouds), Thursday, 17 January 2013 18:32 (seven years ago) link

XTC - Playground (more or less)

Gollum: "Hot, Ready and Smeagol!" (Phil D.), Thursday, 17 January 2013 18:58 (seven years ago) link

do any of these songs feature the lyrics."stick your head in doo doo"?

whose black line is it anyway? (how's life), Thursday, 17 January 2013 19:23 (seven years ago) link

DMB - "crash"

brimstead, Thursday, 17 January 2013 19:30 (seven years ago) link

Public Enemy - Pollywannacracka

sleeve, Thursday, 17 January 2013 20:30 (seven years ago) link

Lords Of Acid - "I Sit on Acid"

LeRooLeRoo, Thursday, 17 January 2013 20:41 (seven years ago) link

Sam & Dave - You Got Me Hummin'

Sir Lord Baltimora (Myonga Vön Bontee), Thursday, 17 January 2013 21:29 (seven years ago) link

ring around the rosy

Mr. Snrub, Thursday, 17 January 2013 21:48 (seven years ago) link

Does this count?

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Thursday, 17 January 2013 21:59 (seven years ago) link

lime - babe we're gonna love tonight

steaklife (donna rouge), Thursday, 17 January 2013 22:01 (seven years ago) link

It kinda shows up in "We Are The Champions", whether or not Queen intended it to

Sir Lord Baltimora (Myonga Vön Bontee), Thursday, 17 January 2013 22:54 (seven years ago) link

Venom's "Teacher's Pet" has it before the song officially starts.

NINO CARTER, Thursday, 17 January 2013 22:55 (seven years ago) link

Lipstick on your collar

Mark G, Thursday, 17 January 2013 22:56 (seven years ago) link

Wait, what the fuck is the nan nanny boo boo melody?

besides Sunny Real Estate (dog latin), Thursday, 17 January 2013 23:34 (seven years ago) link

Dirtbombs - "Under My Shoe"

(also includes "I'm like rubber, you're like glue" as a lyric, which I think should be worth extra-credit)

fiscal cliff racer (bernard snowy), Thursday, 17 January 2013 23:50 (seven years ago) link

three months pass...

Bananarama - "Love In The First Degree"

LeRooLeRoo, Thursday, 9 May 2013 20:26 (six years ago) link


Moldy ★☆☆☆☆ (wins), Thursday, 9 May 2013 20:43 (six years ago) link

die antwoord - evil boy

dyl, Thursday, 9 May 2013 22:56 (six years ago) link

Black Celebration - Depeche Mode

("let's have a blaaaaack celebraaaaation" sounds very close to it, if not exact).

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Friday, 10 May 2013 00:00 (six years ago) link

Book of Love - "I Touch Roses"

ḉrut (crüt), Friday, 10 May 2013 00:03 (six years ago) link

Descendents - I Don't Want to Grow Up

I Occasionally Post on ILX (2x5), Friday, 10 May 2013 00:19 (six years ago) link

This thing might be a skeleton key of earworm mashups. I'm puttering around the house sorting records and my brain is going "Wave to the camera, now take a giant ram-rod / and crash into me" etc.

Doctor Casino, Friday, 10 May 2013 02:15 (six years ago) link

Sam & Dave's "You Got Me Hummin'" opens with them humming it

Archie Shepp snuck it into one of his solos, can't remember the track (I think it's on Fire Music

Sir Lord Baltimora (Myonga Vön Bontee), Friday, 10 May 2013 05:45 (six years ago) link

Redd Kross - "Kiss the Goat"

Poliopolice, Friday, 10 May 2013 05:49 (six years ago) link

I was convinced Joan Jett had one of these, fell asleep trying to remember what it was. Woke up - duh, it's her cover of 'Everyday People.'

Doctor Casino, Friday, 10 May 2013 12:23 (six years ago) link

four months pass...

The bridge of Craig David's "Fill Me In" kinda has it.

Vinnie, Wednesday, 2 October 2013 13:34 (six years ago) link

two months pass...

One of the background riffs in Cherchez La Femme does this.

how's life, Monday, 23 December 2013 15:40 (six years ago) link

Mmm yes hello (crüt), Monday, 23 December 2013 22:39 (six years ago) link

12 Rods – Make-Out Music

hhoffman, Tuesday, 24 December 2013 19:04 (six years ago) link

Teacher's Pet by Venom

latebloomer, Wednesday, 25 December 2013 00:22 (six years ago) link

Black Kids - "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You"

Pretty Poison - "Catch Me I'm Falling"

What about "I Know What Boys Like" by The Waitresses? There's definitely some "Nyah Nyah" taunting in it, but it's a slightly different melody.

3×5, Wednesday, 25 December 2013 01:15 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

Jesse Johnson - Can You Help

3×5, Monday, 2 February 2015 22:53 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

Joe South's "Children" incorporates a recording of children singing the "na na na na na" variant of this.

Bernie Sanders Give You So Much Bro (Doctor Casino), Monday, 7 March 2016 23:16 (three years ago) link

Toby Keith's "How Do You Like Me Now"

Blowout Coombes (President Keyes), Monday, 7 March 2016 23:18 (three years ago) link

Black Celebration - Depeche Mode

("let's have a blaaaaack celebraaaaation" sounds very close to it, if not exact).

Loll way to almost ruin this great song for me!

lute bro (brimstead), Monday, 7 March 2016 23:28 (three years ago) link

Sir mix a lot - posses on Broadway


lute bro (brimstead), Monday, 7 March 2016 23:29 (three years ago) link

Poe - Hello

small doug yule carnival club (unregistered), Monday, 7 March 2016 23:44 (three years ago) link

Sorry, brimstead :P

// 166,000 W A N K E R S // LOVE (Turrican), Monday, 7 March 2016 23:50 (three years ago) link

every single line uttered by Guy Picciotyo in Fugazi

kurt schwitterz, Monday, 7 March 2016 23:52 (three years ago) link

Repeat-uh, repeat-uh
You gotta dinky ween-uh

Neanderthal, Tuesday, 8 March 2016 00:17 (three years ago) link

Ian Dury & the Blockheads - Mischief

Heiress Too (Dr. Joseph A. Ofalt), Tuesday, 8 March 2016 02:38 (three years ago) link

Madonna - Back in Business

rhymes with "blondie blast" (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 8 March 2016 03:11 (three years ago) link

J-Lo's "I'm Real" (original, not the Ja Rule remix) has her doing that melody a lot when she riffs over the chorus

Neanderthal, Tuesday, 8 March 2016 03:53 (three years ago) link

ten months pass...

The intro to Let's Get Lost by Carly Rae Jepsen is a variation on this, I'm sure.

how's life, Wednesday, 25 January 2017 11:29 (three years ago) link

one year passes...

this very early Can recording seems to have it, but it could be more "it's raining, it's pouring" than nanny nanny boo boo unless they are actually the same thing?
pretty solid jam imo

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Saturday, 31 March 2018 20:44 (one year ago) link

Re original thread question, “Blue Cheese” by Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile literally uses it, words and all.

startled macropod (MatthewK), Saturday, 31 March 2018 21:05 (one year ago) link

lipservice by beatmaster, 1985

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 31 March 2018 21:46 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

(Sandy) Alex G - Southern Sky

may the force leave us alone (zchyrs), Monday, 13 January 2020 21:17 (two weeks ago) link

Rage - "Neurotic", but teh whole song is a giant pisstake of ridiculousness

papa stank (Neanderthal), Monday, 13 January 2020 21:37 (two weeks ago) link

that inner space song RULES

budo jeru, Monday, 13 January 2020 22:16 (two weeks ago) link

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