Disclaimer: the songs below are not very decorous, so I advise you to not listen to them if you are not a great fan of listening to obscenities.
Having this said, I must proceed with my post without feeling guilty 😛 We’ve had Hip Hop and we’ve had funny songs, but we haven’t had them together. That’s why I’m here today.
I shall present you “my man”: Afroman! That’s right, that same guy that a decade ago made us all sing the great hit “Because I got high“. I was just a 12 year-old kid back then and my English skills were not that great, but it was just enough to make me understand the chorus and a little more, and to make me sing the song with Gonçalo and Pedro during class breaks.
Back then, Because I got High was the only Afroman song I (and most people, I guess) knew. But a couple of weeks ago I discovered other two Afroman songs that are worth listening to – at least if you like indecorous and simple humour -, so that’s what I’m sharing with you. Hope you enjoy and that the first song does not apply to you 😛
Now this second one is the one that hooked me for about a week (17 counts in my WMP). I’ll leave you the official video clip, but also the link to the uncensored song (easier to understand the lyrics).
I love concerts! There are bands that really kick it up a notch when playing live, and I just love that!
One of the bands that I like the most live is Queen. In fact, I like everything about them, doesn’t matter if studio or live. For me, they’re the greatest rock band that ever was, is or will ever be. Everybody knows at least a couple of songs, and they’re all amazing.
But my point here today is that they really knew how to rock an audience, even if the original song was a bit poppier. A good example of what I mean is the very good, but poppish, song I Want To Break Free (yes, it’s the one where they dress like women :P). The song itself is not what would be considered real rock and roll, but when they played it at Wembley… My God, the reasonably mainstream song turns into a rock anthem!
Another great example of how to transform a song is Action This Day. This song came out of the most unexpected album that Queen made – they completely turned to dance-pop, funk and whatever, and most of the fans were more than a bit disappointed (the amazing best-selling song Under Pressure did come out of this album, though). However, the live version is pretty good!
Finally, one of my favorite live songs, A Kind of Magic in Wembley 1986!
A couple of months ago, when we started this blog, we were 7 college students. From July until now, 3 of us have started working, one each month (I was the last to join). So I thought I should make a post with a song about work.
And when I think of work the first song that comes to my mind is Dolly Parton‘s “9 to 5” (probably because I don’t know that many songs about work, even if there are a lot). It does not fit perfectly in Portuguese’s timetable – we usually work 9 to 6, as almost everyone has a one-hour lunch break -, but it is still nice 😛
Enjoy your weekend 😉
PS – just a not to mention that this song was originally written for the film Nine to Five.