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13th Jan '16 12:01:55 PM Vilui
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* The song "Born [=Slippy.NUXX=]" by Music/{{Underworld}} may be one of the most recognizable dance songs of the 90's, and is especially popular in England. However, it features heavy echo/reverb effects over the vocals, and most people are only able to pick out the word "boy" at the end of a few lines, as well as the famous "Shouting 'Lager, lager, lager lager'" and "Mega mega white thing" bits.
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* The song "Born [=Slippy.NUXX=]" by Music/{{Underworld}} may be one of the most recognizable dance songs of the 90's, 90s, and is especially popular in England. However, it features heavy echo/reverb effects over the vocals, and most people are only able to pick out the word "boy" at the end of a few lines, as well as the famous "Shouting 'Lager, lager, lager lager'" and "Mega mega white thing" bits.

** Although the Major General song is nothing compared to [[IAmSong My Name is John Wellington Wells]] which, on account of puns, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garden_path_sentence garden path sentences]], archaic language, and the occasionally lexical flight of fancy by Mr. Gilbert is easily the most difficult song to sing or understand in the G&S canon and among the most difficult in the history of musical theater. Wells even gives his address, in the libretto mind you, as "number seventy simmery axe" (which is complete gibberish to anyone not from London).
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** Although the Major General song is nothing compared to [[IAmSong My Name is John Wellington Wells]] which, on account of puns, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garden_path_sentence garden path sentences]], archaic language, and the occasionally lexical flight of fancy by Mr. Gilbert is easily the most difficult song to sing or understand in the G&S canon and among the most difficult in the history of musical theater. Wells even gives his address, in the libretto mind you, as "number seventy simmery axe" Simmery Axe" (which is complete gibberish to anyone not from London).

* Most people only remember the refrain to "Mr Tambourine Man" by Music/BobDylan from ''Music/BringingItAllBackHome'' ("Hey Mr Tambourine Man, play a song for me" and so on), and not the far more intricate verses that intersperse it (not helped by the far more well-known cover version by Music/TheByrds which ommits the first verse altogether). ** Also applicable to "It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)" (off of ''Music/BringingItAllBackHome'', just as "Mr Tambourine Man"). "Sometimes even the president of the United States has to stand naked" is the only line of the rather long and complex song audiences in the 60's really bothered to remember. This is probably because most people were still looking for clear anti-establishment messages in Dylan's lyrics, unable or unwilling to see that he'd moved on from straight-up protest songs to much more abstract beat poetry-influenced lyrics.
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* Most people only remember the refrain to "Mr Tambourine Man" by Music/BobDylan from ''Music/BringingItAllBackHome'' ("Hey Mr Tambourine Man, play a song for me" and so on), and not the far more intricate verses that intersperse it (not helped by the far more well-known cover version by Music/TheByrds which ommits omits the first verse altogether). ** Also applicable to "It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)" (off of ''Music/BringingItAllBackHome'', just as "Mr Tambourine Man"). "Sometimes even the president of the United States has to stand naked" is the only line of the rather long and complex song audiences in the 60's 60s really bothered to remember. This is probably because most people were still looking for clear anti-establishment messages in Dylan's lyrics, unable or unwilling to see that he'd moved on from straight-up protest songs to much more abstract beat poetry-influenced lyrics.

* "'Round Christmas time, Fairytale of New York" becomes this, if only because most people who are singing along are [[DrunkenSong almost always drunk]].
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* "'Round 'Round Christmas time, Fairytale "Fairytale of New York" becomes this, if only because most people who are singing along are [[DrunkenSong almost always drunk]].

* The song "If I Should From Grace With God" by the Pogues featured in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eE10VC82ZZU this car commercial]] is damn near indecipherable. About the only lyrics that can be clearly heard is the title of the song itself and "Let me go, boys..." The Pogues could be this trope for several songs.
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* The song "If I Should Fall From Grace With God" by the Pogues featured in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eE10VC82ZZU this car commercial]] is damn near indecipherable. About the only lyrics that can be clearly heard is the title of the song itself and "Let me go, boys..." The Pogues could be this trope for several songs.
11th Jan '16 1:50:41 PM phoenix
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* Brazilian group Casseta & Planeta did a commercial for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJfa3i7dFpw "Songs For People Who Don't Know the Lyrics"]]. Along with Brazilian songs (including the national anthem, which [[TheBeautifulGame the national soccer squad]] had a tradition of badly mouthing along or not at all), there is ElvisCostello's "She":
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* Brazilian group Casseta & Planeta did a commercial for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJfa3i7dFpw "Songs For People Who Don't Know the Lyrics"]]. Along with Brazilian songs (including the national anthem, which [[TheBeautifulGame [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball the national soccer squad]] had a tradition of badly mouthing along or not at all), there is ElvisCostello's "She":
6th Dec '15 5:03:09 PM igordebraga
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** Brazil has a weird twist on this song, since the garbled lyrics might be mixed with a raunchy Portuguese version which became popular (sometimes phonetical: "verchyra" became "orgy").
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** Brazil has a weird twist on this song, since the garbled lyrics might be mixed with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sb-2_VSsefQ a raunchy Portuguese version which became popular popular]] (sometimes phonetical: "verchyra" became "orgy").

** Creator/JimCarrey sang a parody/cover back when he was "[[RetroactiveRecognition the white guy]] on ''Series/InLivingColor''" called "Imposter". Go ahead and Website/YouTube it.
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** Creator/JimCarrey sang a parody/cover back when he was "[[RetroactiveRecognition the white guy]] on ''Series/InLivingColor''" called "Imposter". Go ahead and Website/YouTube it.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Icb_tRTnA4g "Imposter"]], which at one point lampshades Snow's performance by singing in a garbled {{Popeye}} voice.

* Music/{{Radiohead}} at times: "Karma police[[note]] arrest this man, he talks in math, he buzzes like a fridge, he's like a de-tuned radio[[/note]], I-dont-know-the-words, this is what you get, this is what you get... "Did we mention these are the opening lyrics
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* Music/{{Radiohead}} at times: "Karma police[[note]] arrest this man, he talks in math, he buzzes like a fridge, he's like a de-tuned radio[[/note]], I-dont-know-the-words, this is what you get, this is what you get... "Did " Did we mention these are the opening lyricslyrics?

** 2 + 2 = 5, especially when performed [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oz7d6IL2cYc live]]: "Ah salablabla, aswaflashafabla coz I'M NOT!" If you can understand what he just said there, about 3 minutes in, you have the hearing/linguistic abilities of a god.
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** 2 "2 + 2 = 5, 5", especially when performed [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oz7d6IL2cYc live]]: "Ah salablabla, aswaflashafabla coz I'M NOT!" If you can understand what he just said there, about 3 minutes in, you have the hearing/linguistic abilities of a god.
17th Nov '15 1:42:34 PM DaibhidC
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*** Played with on ''Series/HorribleHistories'' during the Roman Report when Bob Hale is naming some of the Emperors with funny sounding names and ends up singing the Macarena.
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*** ** Played with on ''Series/HorribleHistories'' during the Roman Report when Bob Hale is naming some of the Emperors with funny sounding names and ends up singing the Macarena.
22nd Oct '15 10:26:37 PM InsanityPrelude
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That's just a mondegreen.
** There's also Peter's Christmas album. Among others, he mangles one line from "Little Drummer Boy" into "I brought these gifts for you, they're [[AssShove up in my bum.]]"
17th Oct '15 7:25:17 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[http://youtube.com/watch?v=0B2bhOavNYQ GOLD RUSH]]'' from ''VideoGame/{{beatmania}} IIDX 14: GOLD''. Thanks in part to the fact that the lyrics are entirely in English but sung with a thick Japanese accent, about the only two discernable phrases are "Make it! Make money!" and "'''TWO DEE ECKS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLD!!!'''" The [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=BijUMQWpi_0 remix]] used in ''PopNMusic'' also adds "'''SENGOKU RETSUDEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN!!!'''" to the list.
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* ''[[http://youtube.com/watch?v=0B2bhOavNYQ GOLD RUSH]]'' from ''VideoGame/{{beatmania}} IIDX 14: GOLD''. Thanks in part to the fact that the lyrics are entirely in English but sung with a thick Japanese accent, about the only two discernable phrases are "Make it! Make money!" and "'''TWO DEE ECKS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLD!!!'''" The [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=BijUMQWpi_0 remix]] used in ''PopNMusic'' ''VideoGame/PopNMusic'' also adds "'''SENGOKU RETSUDEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN!!!'''" to the list.
17th Oct '15 2:19:04 PM Marvelicious
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* Andrew Eldritch of "Music/TheSisters Of Mercy", especially on pre-FLAA material. He's another one who likes to use a good bit of reverb as well. Lyrics to Adrenochrome anyone?
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* Andrew Eldritch of "Music/TheSisters Of Mercy", "Music/TheSistersOfMercy", especially on pre-FLAA material. He's another one who likes to use a good bit of reverb as well. Lyrics to Adrenochrome anyone?
17th Oct '15 2:18:36 PM Marvelicious
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* Andrew Eldritch of TheSisters Of Mercy, especially on pre-FLAA material. He's another one who likes to use a good bit of reverb as well. Lyrics to Adrenochrome anyone?
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* Andrew Eldritch of TheSisters "Music/TheSisters Of Mercy, Mercy", especially on pre-FLAA material. He's another one who likes to use a good bit of reverb as well. Lyrics to Adrenochrome anyone?
17th Oct '15 2:17:20 PM Marvelicious
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* Andrew Eldritch of TheSisters Of Mercy, especially on pre-FLAA material. He's another one who likes to use a good bit of reverb as well. Lyrics to Adrenochrome anyone? ** Covers of note include the equally undecipherable "Louie Louie", and most recently, to prove that he can still do it 30+ years in, "Police Car" of which "I'm a police car" are just about the only understandable lyrics.

''I NEED TO KNOW NOW, KNOW NOW, CAN YOU LOVE ME AGAIN?''
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''I NEED TO KNOW NOW, KNOW NOW, CAN YOU LOVE ME AGAIN?''
15th Oct '15 4:41:11 PM SgtFrog1
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* [[https://youtu.be/CfihYWRWRTQ Love Me Again]] by John Newman. -->''Know I done wrong, hmm hmm hmm hmm, is that what devils do?''\\ ''Hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm''\\ ''I NEED TO KNOW NOW, KNOW NOW, CAN YOU LOVE ME AGAIN?''
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