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4th May '15 10:39:08 AM AlanPalgut
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* Mungo Jerry does this in their hit "In the Summertime." Most of what they want you to "sing along with us" is just a bunch of scatting, but still.
13th Apr '15 7:58:06 AM MidnightMan
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* Happens a few times during Music/JeanMichelJarre concert videos, whether it's Charlotte Rampling smiling right into the camera while taking photographs of her husband on stage in ''Paris La Défense'' (you might think that an actress like her should know better) or a camera lens being wiped dry due to the rainfall of ''Destination Docklands''.
23rd Feb '15 2:09:10 AM Patachou
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* Music/TheWhiteStrips on ''Music/{{Elephant}}'': Jack White and Holly Golightly sing a duet in "Well, It's True That We Love One Another" and bicker how they love or don't love one another, when which Meg sings: "Will the two of you cut it out/ and tell 'em [the audience] what it's really all about?"
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* Music/TheWhiteStrips Music/TheWhiteStripes on ''Music/{{Elephant}}'': Jack White and Holly Golightly sing a duet in "Well, It's True That We Love One Another" and bicker how they love or don't love one another, when which Meg sings: "Will the two of you cut it out/ and tell 'em [the audience] what it's really all about?"
23rd Feb '15 2:08:49 AM Patachou
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* On JimmyBuffett's album ''Banana Wind'', after the last credited song, "False Echoes (Havana 1921)" ends, there's a silent beat, after which you can hear Buffet asking "Ramos, where's the hidden track?" followed by the sounds of an intense search and a lot more comments about not being able to find the "hidden track". After which the song "Tree Top Flyer", the hidden track in question, begins. * ''[[{{Gorillaz}} "I'm a cartoon, mate. You'll have a hard time getting anything to stick on me. I don't even have fingerprints."]]''
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* On JimmyBuffett's Music/JimmyBuffett's album ''Banana Wind'', after the last credited song, "False Echoes (Havana 1921)" ends, there's a silent beat, after which you can hear Buffet asking "Ramos, where's the hidden track?" followed by the sounds of an intense search and a lot more comments about not being able to find the "hidden track". After which the song "Tree Top Flyer", the hidden track in question, begins. * ''[[{{Gorillaz}} ''[[Music/{{Gorillaz}} "I'm a cartoon, mate. You'll have a hard time getting anything to stick on me. I don't even have fingerprints."]]''

* Music/PinkFloyd's ''The Wall'' is a rock opera that combines a mostly regular narrative with fourth-wall-breaking songs addressing the audience directly. In particular, the songs "In the Flesh?" and "In the Flesh" double as parts of the story (Pink's birth and "dark rebirth", respectively) and as comments on following act (ITF? is the first song, ITF introduces the final act). Note that in the original tour, both songs were performed by a backing band wearing Pink Floyd masks. ITF? goes: "So ya thought ya/might like to go to the show [...] tell me is something eluding you sunshine/is this not what you expected to see [...]." ITF again reminds the audience that they are watching a "surrogate band" and that "Pink isn't well, he stayed back at the hotel".\\\\
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* Music/PinkFloyd's ''The Wall'' ''Film/TheWall'' is a rock opera that combines a mostly regular narrative with fourth-wall-breaking songs addressing the audience directly. In particular, the songs "In the Flesh?" and "In the Flesh" double as parts of the story (Pink's birth and "dark rebirth", respectively) and as comments on following act (ITF? is the first song, ITF introduces the final act). Note that in the original tour, both songs were performed by a backing band wearing Pink Floyd masks. ITF? goes: "So ya thought ya/might like to go to the show [...] tell me is something eluding you sunshine/is this not what you expected to see [...]." ITF again reminds the audience that they are watching a "surrogate band" and that "Pink isn't well, he stayed back at the hotel".\\\\

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* Music/PinkFloyd's Music/FrankZappa did this a few times: ** "Plastic People" on ''Music/AbsolutelyFree'': --> ''Watch the Nazis run your town'' --> ''Then go home and check yourself'' --> ''You think we're singing about someone else?'' --> '' 'Cause your plastic people, oh baby, now you're such a drag'' ** ''Music/WereOnlyInItForTheMoney'': "The Idiot Bastard Son" has WordSaladLyrics until at one point Zappa sings: --> ''The Wall'' child will grow and enter a world of liars, and cheaters and people like you'' --> ''Who smile and think they know what this is about'' --> ''You think you know everything, maybe so'' --> ''The song we sing, do you know?'' --> ''We're listening...'' ** ''Music/FillmoreEastJune1971'': Happens a rock opera that combines a mostly regular narrative with fourth-wall-breaking songs addressing few times during "Do You Like My New Car?", especially when the audience directly. In particular, the songs "In the Flesh?" and "In the Flesh" double as parts girlfriends of the story (Pink's birth groupie have to have all male names and "dark rebirth", respectively) and as comments on following act (ITF? is the first song, ITF introduces the final act). Note that in the original tour, both songs were performed by a backing band wearing Pink Floyd masks. ITF? goes: "So ya thought ya/might like to go to the show [...] tell me is something eluding you sunshine/is this not what you expected to see [...]." ITF again reminds the audience only that they are watching all names of Zappa's band members. ** ''Music/ZappaInNewYork'': During "Titties & Beer" the believability of the sketch is briefly interrupted when Zappa receives a "surrogate band" note with the question he could call somebody from the audience. He fulfills the request and continues without the background musicians ever skipping a beat. But Zappa then takes the opportunity to crack up his drummer (who plays the Devil in the sketch and wears a mask). --> '''Zappa''': ''Wait, is that "Pink isn't well, a note for me? Is somebody passing me a note? What does this say ... ? "Frank, please do me a favour, I can't find a brother of mine, I could dig it if you could call him from stage. His name is Dirty Tom Nomads M.C.," signed "Thanks, Bear" or "Bean," I can't tell ... Well, if he's out there ... Dirty Tony De La Nomads M.C. get in touch with Bean or Bear ... ) And as I was sayin'(...)'' ** ''Music/JoesGarage'': During "Cy Borg" Joe complains he stayed back at cannot pay for the hotel".\\\\damaged robot because "I gave away all my money to some groovy religious guy two songs ago." Indeed the track where this situation occured on the record is "A Token Of My Extreme", two tracks before "Cyborg". * Music/{{Eminem}} has sketches like these on all his albums. On ''The Marshall Matters LP'' he whispers in Music/DrDre's ear, while Dre says it to the audience: --> ''Slim Shady does not care what you think'' --> ''Upon purchasing this album you've just kissed his ass'' * Music/TheBeatles: "Good Night" on ''Music/TheWhiteAlbum'' has Ringo say "goodnight, everybody, everybody everywhere", as if he talks to all the listeners worldwide. * Music/TheWhiteStrips on ''Music/{{Elephant}}'': Jack White and Holly Golightly sing a duet in "Well, It's True That We Love One Another" and bicker how they love or don't love one another, when which Meg sings: "Will the two of you cut it out/ and tell 'em [the audience] what it's really all about?" * ''Music/TheLambLiesDownOnBroadway'' by Music/{{Genesis}}: In the synopsis of the album included in the liner notes, Rael tells readers to "Keep your fingers out of my eye." * Music/SpikeJones loved this trope too. In his parody of "Ghost Riders In The Sky" one of the vocalists asks: "When do I come in, partner?", whereupon the other replies: "In this song it don't matter, partner, go ahead!"
7th Jul '14 11:10:05 AM Willbyr
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--> And now to conclude and to finish my rhyme --> I hope you'll excuse me for wasting your time --> If there's any amongst you in Carrickmore Fair --> Drink a jolly good health to the Creggan white hare
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--> And now to conclude and to finish my rhyme --> rhyme\\\ I hope you'll excuse me for wasting your time --> time\\ If there's any amongst you in Carrickmore Fair --> Fair\\ Drink a jolly good health to the Creggan white hare

* The "Too Drunk to Fish" by RayStevens ends with Ray catching a piece of the boat that sank halfway through the song and turning abound to look directly at the camera.
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* The "Too Drunk to Fish" by RayStevens Music/RayStevens ends with Ray catching a piece of the boat that sank halfway through the song and turning abound to look directly at the camera.
28th Dec '13 8:46:53 PM creekery
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* {{Karmin}} [[BetaCouple duo Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan]] ''actively'' use this trope in their performances, and will do so on IN:DEMAND with Alex James on Bauer, and David Heane on Real Radio
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* {{Karmin}} Karmin [[BetaCouple duo Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan]] ''actively'' use this trope in their performances, and will do so on IN:DEMAND with Alex James on Bauer, and David Heane on Real Radio
21st Dec '13 2:56:25 PM COFFEENEBULA
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* In the live stage version of Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds, there's a large stage screen that most of the action takes place on via CGI. In one scene, there is an empty area on the stage screen, which is then filled by a 30 foot fighting machine prop lowered from the ceiling. The song addresses this fighting machine, and then, during the latter half of it, cannons fire on screen and pryotechnics go off on the model. ** They also have smoke bombs go off on the stage in time to the on-screen heat rays. *** Is that breaking the fourth wall? Or just trying to overcome the limitations of theatrical special effects?
2nd Sep '13 10:15:10 AM hoodiecrow
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* Music/PinkFloyd's ''The Wall'' is a rock opera that combines a mostly regular narrative with fourth-wall-breaking songs addressing the audience directly. In particular, the songs "In the Flesh?" and "In the Flesh" double as parts of the story (Pink's birth and "dark rebirth", respectively) and as comments on following act (ITF? is the first song, ITF introduces the final act). Note that in the original tour, both songs were performed by a backing band wearing Pink Floyd masks. ITF? goes: "So ya thought ya/might like to go to the show [...] tell me is something eluding you sunshine/is this not what you expected to see [...]." ITF again reminds the audience that they are watching a "surrogate band" and that "Pink isn't well, he stayed back at the hotel".\\\\ On a lighter note, there is also a backwards message (very popular in those days) embedded in the song "Empty Spaces" stating "[...] Congratulations. You have just discovered the secret message. Please send your answer to Old Pink, care of the Funny Farm, Chalfont... [...]."
2nd Sep '13 9:32:33 AM hoodiecrow
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* {{Karmin}} [[BetaCouple duo Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan]] ''actively'' use this trope in their performances, and will do so on IN:DEMAND with Alex James on Bauer, and David Heane on Real Radio
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* {{Karmin}} [[BetaCouple duo Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan]] ''actively'' use this trope in their performances, and will do so on IN:DEMAND with Alex James on Bauer, and David Heane on Real RadioRadio ----
8th Jun '13 11:39:40 AM Quag15
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* Britpop/Shoegaze band Lush uses this in their song Hypocrite. "... and maybe you're right, but this is my song"
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* Britpop/Shoegaze band Lush Music/{{Lush}} uses this in their song Hypocrite. "... and maybe you're right, but this is my song"
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