History of lyrics that aren't lyrics (video)

Video Link. A Joe Sabia joint. Performed by Jane Lui, Michael T., and Jonathan Batiste.


    1. With a downe, derrie, derrie, derrie, downe, downe.

      You need a little lightening up after, she lift up his bloody head, kist his wounds that were so red.

  1. Bwha!  She almost broke on Hanson.  ;-)  Amazing how quickly each tune is recognizable.

    This may be one of the things that filters out the real singers from the rest of us Bam-Bam in the shower types… I have a resonant voice, but could never imagine pulling off the non-verbal vocalizations.

    Some awesome glossolalia is done by Elizabeth Fraser of the Cocteau Twins and Lisa Gerrard of Dead Can Dance (with whom most would be familiar from the Gladiator soundtrack).

  2. I’ve got more extreme non-lyrics for you.  This guy is one of our best songwriters in Québec (these are not his most inspired lyrics.)  He sings mostly in French.  If this had been in English, I’m sure this song would have been included in the medley above:

    Claude Dubois – Comme tu voudras

  3. This is one of those ideas that is so clever, you wonder how no one thought of it before, illustrating how clever it actually is. The execution is fantastic as well. What a fun video.

  4. really missed the boat not including “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” (or whatever it’s called.)

    also, the Michael Jackson “mama ko mama sa mama makossa” probably are actual lyrics, but in whatever language Manu DiBango speaks (pre-dates Mike by about a decade, and Mike flubbed the words):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4I9iBZNUu4&feature=related

    I dare you to listen and not move.

    also, didn’t recognize a thing past 1999    ( ̄▽ ̄)ノ_彡☆バンバン!!

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