songs that have just one verse repeated multiple times

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have we done this before?

Sisqo - "Thong Song"
Jet - "Are You Gonna Be My Girl?"
Swizz Beatz - "It's Me, Bitches"
Icona Pop - "I Love It"

some dude, Saturday, 6 July 2013 23:57 (six years ago) link

was discussing this on twitter and someone also just suggested:

The Killers - "Mr. Brightside"

some dude, Saturday, 6 July 2013 23:59 (six years ago) link

Daft Punk - "Lose Yourself to Dance"
A Tribe Called Quest - "Sucka Nigga"

not sure "It's Me Bitches" really qualifies

lady steendriver (The Reverend), Sunday, 7 July 2013 00:03 (six years ago) link

Husker Du - "New Day Rising"

Neanderthal, Sunday, 7 July 2013 00:03 (six years ago) link

you're right, i thought "It's Me, Bitches" repeated more than just those 4 bars. any excuse to bang that song, though.

some dude, Sunday, 7 July 2013 00:15 (six years ago) link

truuuu

lady steendriver (The Reverend), Sunday, 7 July 2013 00:23 (six years ago) link

CSNY - Find The Cost of Freedom

lazyitis, Sunday, 7 July 2013 00:26 (six years ago) link

Daft Punk - "Lose Yourself to Dance"
A Tribe Called Quest - "Sucka Nigga"

not sure "It's Me Bitches" really qualifies

― lady steendriver (The Reverend), Saturday, July 6, 2013 8:03 PM (25 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

But line "Lose Yourself to Dance" is sort of a chorus, isn't it? Plus there's "come on come on come on come on..." and more lyrics ("everybody's dancing on the floor...")

lazyitis, Sunday, 7 July 2013 00:33 (six years ago) link

REM - "The One I Love" (well, almost)

Lee626, Sunday, 7 July 2013 00:34 (six years ago) link

Herman's Hermits-"I'm Henry The Eighth"

Mr. Mojo Readin' (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 7 July 2013 00:34 (six years ago) link

"Row, Row, Row Your Boat"

lols lane (Eazy), Sunday, 7 July 2013 00:38 (six years ago) link

But line "Lose Yourself to Dance" is sort of a chorus, isn't it? Plus there's "come on come on come on come on..." and more lyrics ("everybody's dancing on the floor...")

― lazyitis, Saturday, July 6, 2013 5:33 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

uh.... you're forgetting the full verse that's repeated 3 times

lady steendriver (The Reverend), Sunday, 7 July 2013 01:12 (six years ago) link

btw, DANCEHALL TO THREAD

lady steendriver (The Reverend), Sunday, 7 July 2013 01:12 (six years ago) link

the Mountain Goats' cover of "Furniture Store"
Titus Andronicus - "Titus Andronicus Forever"

one way street, Sunday, 7 July 2013 02:00 (six years ago) link

xp oh sorry I assumed the title of the thread means the song should only have one verse (repeated multiple times) and no chorus

lazyitis, Sunday, 7 July 2013 02:21 (six years ago) link

oh sorry yeah i could've phrased it better. i mean songs that are structured like verse 1 / chorus / verse 1 / chorus.

some dude, Sunday, 7 July 2013 02:42 (six years ago) link

SOUL FINGER!!!

I'll take the jangle-jangle over the throb-throb (brg30), Sunday, 7 July 2013 02:48 (six years ago) link

i walked with a zombie - roky erickson

Me and my pool noodle (contenderizer), Sunday, 7 July 2013 02:53 (six years ago) link

Ramones, "I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You"

Sir Lord Baltimora (Myonga Vön Bontee), Sunday, 7 July 2013 04:55 (six years ago) link

Everly Bros.: "Walk Right Back" (they recorded it before Sonny Curtis was able to write the rest of the song)

Mr. Mojo Readin' (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 7 July 2013 06:11 (six years ago) link

Nirvana - "Something In The Way"

molly ratchet (crüt), Sunday, 7 July 2013 06:22 (six years ago) link

Neil Young: "Til The Morning Comes", "Cripple Creek Ferry" & "T-Bone"

Mr. Mojo Readin' (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 7 July 2013 06:31 (six years ago) link

Cheap Trick - "I Want You To Want Me"

today's tom soy yum, mean mean thai (Spectrist), Sunday, 7 July 2013 07:53 (six years ago) link

Mothers of invention, help i'm a rock?

QotSA - "Feel Good Hit of the Summer"

Does Wiley's 'wearing my Rolex' count?

Mark G, Sunday, 7 July 2013 10:06 (six years ago) link

yes!

lady steendriver (The Reverend), Sunday, 7 July 2013 10:16 (six years ago) link

Oxide and Neutrino - "Remy on da Floor" iirc

no, but the way the chorus is a fugitive earworm thru the verses it does feel like it

plus there's "sheffield liverpool ipswich WHOA" to attend on

r|t|c, Sunday, 7 July 2013 11:39 (six years ago) link

dancehall will have second verses more often than not. rare to find a third that isnt the first true but then these are trax as much as they are songs

r|t|c, Sunday, 7 July 2013 11:43 (six years ago) link

The Beatles, "You Know My Name, Look Up The Number"

This amigurumi Jamaican octopus is ready to chill with you (Phil D.), Sunday, 7 July 2013 12:19 (six years ago) link

I'm definitely not talking about "third verse, same as the first" songs with a distinct 2nd verse.

some dude, Sunday, 7 July 2013 12:46 (six years ago) link

"What You Do to Me" -- Teenage Fanclub

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Sunday, 7 July 2013 13:10 (six years ago) link

Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)

Neanderthal, Sunday, 7 July 2013 13:18 (six years ago) link

The Suburbs - "Chemistry Set"

Entire lyric: I'm into chemistry and that's about it - ooooooaaaawww!

New Authentic Everybootsy Collins (Dan Peterson), Sunday, 7 July 2013 15:01 (six years ago) link

Ol' Dirty Bastard - Shimmy Shimmy Ya

bando brothers (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, 7 July 2013 15:10 (six years ago) link

I remember something that went "Every picture tells a story, don't it?" which is the entire lyric

Mark G, Sunday, 7 July 2013 15:42 (six years ago) link

The Who, "My Generation."

"My Generation" has two distinct verses

Lee626, Sunday, 7 July 2013 15:59 (six years ago) link

"mr. fantasy" by traffic

fit and working again, Sunday, 7 July 2013 16:17 (six years ago) link

the church - under the milky way

clouds, Sunday, 7 July 2013 16:21 (six years ago) link

oh, ha, totally, I was thinking in terms of chords/structure; it doesn't really have a chorus distinct from the verses, but yeah, different words in different verses.

xp

"My Generation" does change keys on almost every verse though, it's in four different keys altogether - that's a very unusual musical feature.

Lee626, Sunday, 7 July 2013 17:52 (six years ago) link

Yeah, there's three key changes; first two verses and the bass solo are in the same key, next verse modulates up, verse after that modulates up again, epochal outro modulates up yet again.

Who even does that anymore, especially on a song like that?

was gonna say "Shimmy Shimmy Ya" but I think the single version has a diff second verse after the backwards bridge?

thot police (fadanuf4erybody), Sunday, 7 July 2013 20:01 (six years ago) link

julie grant's amazing cover of arthur alexander's "everyday i have to cry" is another great example of modulating up every verse (but not an example, sadly, of one verse repeated multiple times).

fact checking cuz, Tuesday, 9 July 2013 06:56 (six years ago) link

bleached, "electric chair"

fact checking cuz, Tuesday, 9 July 2013 06:59 (six years ago) link

Modest Mouse - Convenient Parking

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 9 July 2013 18:06 (six years ago) link

dylan 'all the tired horses'

sons of plutarchy (will), Tuesday, 9 July 2013 18:39 (six years ago) link

i guess that's more just a chorus on repeat rather

sons of plutarchy (will), Tuesday, 9 July 2013 18:41 (six years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American

owenf, Friday, 26 July 2013 22:56 (six years ago) link

flipper

stefon taylor swiftboat (s.clover), Friday, 26 July 2013 23:36 (six years ago) link

Jim O'Rourke - "Women of the World"

Mr. Snrub, Saturday, 27 July 2013 01:55 (six years ago) link

The Lemonheads - "Into Your Arms"

alpine static, Saturday, 27 July 2013 03:09 (six years ago) link

The Whigs - Put Your Right Hand On My Heart

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 27 July 2013 03:17 (six years ago) link

Deux - "Game and Performance," "Decadence"

loosely inspired by Dr. Dre (crüt), Saturday, 27 July 2013 14:24 (six years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Rudimental feat. Ella Eyre - "Waiting All Night". Where all the verses and the chorus (and even the middle 8) are more or less the same in a - rudimental - way.

breastcrawl, Sunday, 11 August 2013 01:23 (six years ago) link

just realized Lupe Fiasco did this quite often on Food and Liquor. tho I like that album, it kinda pissed me off.

Neanderthal, Sunday, 11 August 2013 02:30 (six years ago) link

R.E.M. - 'Orange Crush'

I wanna live like C'MOWN! people (Turrican), Sunday, 11 August 2013 20:41 (six years ago) link

good call with "Orange Crush." seems like a lot of big R.E.M. hits from that era either repeat verses or have lots of repeating/similar lines ("Pop Song 89," "Stand," "Everybody Hurts").

some dude, Sunday, 11 August 2013 20:51 (six years ago) link

six years pass...

McAlmont / Butler - 'Yes'

help yourself to another slice of apple ... crumble (Willl), Friday, 6 September 2019 10:50 (one week ago) link


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