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Keeping things brief--the short 45s topic

on Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:14 pm
This is the diametrical opposite of a topic at our former home called "Goin' On Forever--the thread for very, very long tracks"...

Odd that the shortest 45 ever to top the US charts was called "Stay". But it says everything in its one minute and thirty-six seconds--and at a leisurely pace too:




https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stay_(Maurice_Williams_song)


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Re: Keeping things brief--the short 45s topic

on Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:29 pm
Here's another shortie, one of my all-time favourite girl group 45s. At around one minute fifty seconds, "He's So Fine" was for me The Chiffons' finest hour. I see Capitol turned it down!



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/He%27s_So_Fine

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Re: Keeping things brief--the short 45s topic

on Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:19 pm
I first heard this song in a wacky cartoon version featuring George W. Bush, "Leader of the Free World", but this one really nails it! I had to google Zafo ("that's cool!") in the last verse. Regrettably, when I did it through Google Images, I got a bunch of folks screwing. Not nice.



Here are the lyrics:


I went down to the beach and saw Kiki
She was, like, all "ehhhh"
And I was, like, "whatever!"
Then this chick comes up to me and she's all, like,
"Hey, aren't you that dude?"
And I'm, like, "yeah, whatever!"

So later I'm at the pool hall
And this girl comes up
And she's, like, "awww"
And I'm, like, "yeah, whatever!"

Cause this is my
United States of Whatever!
And this is my
United States of Whatever!
And this is my
United States of Whatever!


And then it's three A.M.
And I'm on the corner, wearing my leather
This dude comes up and he's, like, "hey, punk!"
I'm, like, "yeah, whatever!"

Then I'm throwing dice in the alley
Officer Leroy comes up and he's, like,
"Hey, I thought I told you..."
And I'm, like, "yeah, whatever!"

And then up comes Zafo
I'm, like, "yo, Zafo. What's up?"
He's, like, "nothin'"
And I'm, like, "that's cool."

Cause this is my
United States of Whatever!
And this is my
United States of Whatever!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_of_Whatever

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