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History Of Lyrics That Aren’t Lyrics

Posted by Hoob on September 30th, 2011
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Move over History of Dance, this is much cooler! Jane Lui Michael T. and Jonathan Batiste, have teamed up to show us that sometimes the words that aren’t real words sometimes make the best lyrics. To drive the point home they performed the nonsensical lyrics of 26 songs spanning the last 49 years of popular music.

Here’s the complete song break down for you.

Manfred Mann: Do Wah Diddy
Van Morrison: Brown Eyed Girl
The Beatles: Hey Jude
Simon and Garfunkel: The Boxer
Stevie Wonder: My Cherie Amor
Steam: Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye
Roberta Flack: Killing Me Softly
Elton John: Crocodile Rock
Billy Joel: Piano Man
Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road* (This is actually a word. It’s “blues”)
Billy Joel: Uptown Girl
Michael Jackson: Want To Be Starting Something
Seal: Kiss From A Rose
Hanson: MmmBop
Third Eye Blind: Semi Charmed Life
Will Smith: Gettiing jiggy with it
Blink 182: All the small things
Eieffel 65: Blue (Da Ba Dee)
Kylie Minogue: Can’t get you out of my head
Jack Johnson: Bubbly toes
Eminem: Without me
Gwen Stefani: Rich girl
O-Zone: Dragostea din tei
Pink: So What?


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