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November 14, 2008 3:58 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for songs that have as their first lyric the word 'Hey'. For example there's that kinda-famous Beatles song 'Hey Jude', where the first sung word is 'Hey.' Hey me up!

Genre no object, though I particularly like offbeat indie, soul and disco, new- and no-wave. Three minute pop songs are super-bestest, whether they're smooth as silk or abrasive as Mark E Smith strung out like roadkill.

I'd also accept slight bendings of the formula - I think the album (and indeed track) 'What's Goin' On' by Marvin Gaye opens with background chitchat, and the first discernible line in the conversation is 'Hey man, what's happening? Great party man.'

Let me know your best Hey-starting songs!
posted by Cantdosleepy to Media & Arts (144 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
 
Hey You, Pink Floyd.
posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 4:02 AM on November 14, 2008


Hey there Delilah By the Plain White T's

and the spin off Hey Sarah Palin.
posted by like_neon at 4:03 AM on November 14, 2008


Another “Hey, You” by BTO
Hey, Joe by Jimi Henrix
Hey Hey My My by Neil Young
posted by largecorp at 4:06 AM on November 14, 2008


Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
posted by Jaltcoh at 4:07 AM on November 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


Pixies - Hey
posted by p3t3 at 4:08 AM on November 14, 2008 [2 favorites]


Looking good so far, team! Keep 'em coming!
posted by Cantdosleepy at 4:09 AM on November 14, 2008


Beastie Boys - Hey Ladies
Mel's - Hey Girl
The Happies - Hey Little Buttercup
JJ Cale - Hey Baby
Hank Williams - Hey Good Lookin'
Lee Hazlewood - Hey Cowboy
Nicolai Dunger - Hey Mama
posted by bjrn at 4:14 AM on November 14, 2008


Hey! Student and Hey! Luciani, both by The Fall.
Hey! Get Out of my Way by The Cardigans.
posted by misteraitch at 4:16 AM on November 14, 2008


I can't believe I am typing this...


Hey now! You're a rock star, get your sumthin sumthin now HEY!
posted by ian1977 at 4:20 AM on November 14, 2008


I also can't believe you typed that.

Thanks, though. Very much in remit.

Cheers bjrn and misteraitch - good tunes!
posted by Cantdosleepy at 4:22 AM on November 14, 2008


Oops, I should read the question next time: none of the three I suggested have Hey as the first word spoken/sung.
posted by misteraitch at 4:22 AM on November 14, 2008


Hey - Julio Iglesias
posted by ramix at 4:23 AM on November 14, 2008


Hey Boy, Hey Girl, by the Chemical Brothers, does pass the test, however.
posted by misteraitch at 4:24 AM on November 14, 2008


"Ohio Is For Lovers" by Hawthorne Heights
posted by aheckler at 4:25 AM on November 14, 2008


"Music", by Madonna. ("Hey, Mister DJ...")

(This is not, you understand, one of my own personal "best Hey-starting songs". He said hastily.)
posted by dansdata at 4:26 AM on November 14, 2008


"Hey-stily"?
posted by Cantdosleepy at 4:30 AM on November 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


Phish - Hey Makisupa Policeman
Outkast - Hey Ya
Foo Fighters - Hey Johnny Park (though 'hey' isn't the first word sung)
posted by mannequito at 4:32 AM on November 14, 2008


there's a song by Red 5, i believe on the album Flash, but can't find the specific song a this moment. i'll look later if i remember.
posted by KenManiac at 4:33 AM on November 14, 2008


Hey now! You're a rock star, get your sumthin sumthin now HEY!

That's Smash Mouth's All Star, but "hey" isn't the first word in the song.

Foo Fighters - Hey Johnny Park (though 'hey' isn't the first word sung)

Err, then it's an odd answer to this question.
posted by Jaltcoh at 4:33 AM on November 14, 2008


" Look at Little Sister" (Hey hey mama . . . .)
posted by fourcheesemac at 4:44 AM on November 14, 2008


@mannequito

Outkast - Hey Ya doesn't start with Hey Ya.

"One, two, three, four... My baby don't...."
posted by miasma at 4:46 AM on November 14, 2008


Per Gessle - Hey Mr DJ (Won't you play another love song) will make your teeth crack, but the title starts with hey, it's 3 minutes and it's a pop song.

Trivia:
Has the lyric:
Gaze with one eye / yearn to fly

Which I've always misheard as:
Kids with one eye / yearn to fly
posted by Skyanth at 4:47 AM on November 14, 2008


Oh crap, it's the lyric that has to start with hey. Sorry...
posted by Skyanth at 4:48 AM on November 14, 2008


Erase And Rewind - The Cardigans.

I have always thought that this is my all time favourite intro to a song, mainly because of the way she sings 'hey'.
posted by daveyt at 4:49 AM on November 14, 2008


Hey! - (Oingo) Boingo, from their last album, "Boingo," where they were just called "Boingo"
posted by SansPoint at 4:50 AM on November 14, 2008


Stray Cats!!!1 Sexy & 17

"Hey , man , I don't feel like goin' to school noooooooooooo more!"

Whew; karma saved.
posted by Skyanth at 4:50 AM on November 14, 2008


Sad but True - Metallica
posted by daveyt at 4:51 AM on November 14, 2008


Mr Tamborine Man - Bob Dylan
posted by daveyt at 4:53 AM on November 14, 2008


Cheating slightly - Johnny Appleseed by Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros has a prominent
'hey' in the chorus.
posted by daveyt at 4:54 AM on November 14, 2008


Rock 'n Roll Part 2 - Gary Glitter (does it count if 'Hey!' is the only lyric?)
posted by hangashore at 4:55 AM on November 14, 2008


Hey Ho, Let's Go! - Ramones
Future 40's (String Of Pearls) - Syd Straw/REM
posted by donpardo at 4:56 AM on November 14, 2008


woah there Hangashore. Think of the children!
posted by daveyt at 4:56 AM on November 14, 2008


The Fat Albert Theme..
posted by p3t3 at 4:57 AM on November 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


This one starts out with a really big "Hey!"
I thought this would be the first answer.

The Romantics
"What I Like about You"

Hey! Uh-uh-huh!
Hey! Uh-uh-huh!

What I like about you, you hold me tight
Tell me I'm the only one, wanna come over tonight, yeah

You're whispering in my ear
Tell me all the things that I wanna to hear, 'cause that's true
That's what I like about you
posted by planetkyoto at 4:58 AM on November 14, 2008


Hey Paula - Paul and Paula
posted by hangashore at 4:58 AM on November 14, 2008


The song I'd most like to cover and make a really cool video for: Anne's Song - faith no more. The use of Hey is most excellent.
posted by daveyt at 4:58 AM on November 14, 2008


Hey Moon by Speck Mountain
Hey Baby - Bruce Channel
Hey baby - J J Cale
Hey Girl, Hey Boy - Fatboy Slim (?)
Hey girl don't bother me - The Tams
Hey good looking - Charlie Rich
Hey Guys - Its Christmas Time
Hey Jude - Beatles
Hey ladies - Beastie Boys
Hey Son - Nancy Elizabeth
Hey Schoolgirl (Kinda) - Simon & Garfunkel
posted by Jofus at 4:59 AM on November 14, 2008


"Hey Now Now" The Cloud Room.
posted by arha at 5:01 AM on November 14, 2008


Some songs that don't start with "Hey" in the title but which feature it prominently:

Camera Obscura: Lloyd are you ready to be heardbroken?
Crowded house: Don't Dream its Over
Chris Montez: The Last Dance
Steam: Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss him goodbye)
posted by rongorongo at 5:03 AM on November 14, 2008


Jimmy Eat World - The Middle (moderately nsfw music video)
posted by knave at 5:05 AM on November 14, 2008


Hey Mama, by Kanye West.

Hey Baby, by Gwen Stefani.
posted by amicamentis at 5:06 AM on November 14, 2008


also...

Apple Blossom, by the White Stripes

Bone Broke, by the White Stripes

Lollipop, by Mika
posted by amicamentis at 5:10 AM on November 14, 2008


The Day You Went Away by Wendy Matthews
posted by madforplaid at 5:12 AM on November 14, 2008


Hey Boy - The Blow
posted by soma lkzx at 5:13 AM on November 14, 2008


Tom Petty - Don't Come Around Here No More (classic video!)
posted by knave at 5:17 AM on November 14, 2008


Hey- Honest Bob and the Factory -to-Dealer Incentives
Hey Joe - Willy Deville
Hey Pachuco - Cherry Poppin Daddies
Hey, Ronald Regan - James Kochalka
Hey Mama- The Black Eyed Peas (if you don't count the background la-la-la-la at the beginning)
posted by potatopeople at 5:17 AM on November 14, 2008


Hey Boy, by hil st. soul (note, this a "remix" version; couldn't find the original that I could link to)

There's also a widely covered Burt Bacharach song called, "Wives and Lovers" which begins with the phrase, "Hey, little girl..."
posted by fuse theorem at 5:19 AM on November 14, 2008


I got a 3-minute pop song for ya - Girlfriend by Avril Lavigne.
posted by ferociouskitty at 5:20 AM on November 14, 2008


Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car - Billy Ocean
posted by hooray at 5:26 AM on November 14, 2008


Hey, Hey, Helen by Abba -- later very nicely covered by Lush.
posted by gimonca at 5:30 AM on November 14, 2008


Hey What About Me by Anne Murray
posted by BozoBurgerBonanza at 5:33 AM on November 14, 2008


(Bending the formula: You'd have to start with the chorus, though.)
posted by gimonca at 5:36 AM on November 14, 2008


Hey Baby - Ted Nugent
Handy Man - James Taylor
posted by lordrunningclam at 5:36 AM on November 14, 2008


Talking Heads - And She Was
Ramones - I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
Bruce Springsteen - I'm On Fire
posted by Sailormom at 5:36 AM on November 14, 2008


The song "Little League" by Cap'n Jazz.
posted by hpliferaft at 5:39 AM on November 14, 2008


Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire. It plays on the radio at work at least once per hour and I hate it more each time.
posted by carbide at 5:41 AM on November 14, 2008


Hey Stoopid - Alice Cooper
posted by PenDevil at 5:41 AM on November 14, 2008


Billy Idol's "White Wedding." CCR's "Hey Tonight."
posted by ricochet biscuit at 5:42 AM on November 14, 2008


BLITZKREIG BOP!
posted by AloneOssifer at 5:44 AM on November 14, 2008


I can't believe no one has mentioned Bowie's "Sufragette City."
posted by Mapes at 5:47 AM on November 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


The Ramones song is "Blitzkrieg Bop"
posted by brevator at 5:48 AM on November 14, 2008


(Don't You) Forget About Me - Simple Minds: Starts with the "Hey, hey, hey, hey..."
And She Was - Talking Heads: Starts with an exclamation of "Hey!"
posted by sjuhawk31 at 5:49 AM on November 14, 2008


AloneOssifer beat me too it.
posted by brevator at 5:50 AM on November 14, 2008


And We Danced - The Hooters: They say "Hey, hey" in the intro.
posted by sjuhawk31 at 5:51 AM on November 14, 2008


James Taylor: "Hey Mister (that's me up on the Jukebox)"
posted by TDIpod at 5:54 AM on November 14, 2008


The Cure: Hey You!!!
posted by brevator at 5:56 AM on November 14, 2008


Are we sticking to popular songs? Because "Welcome to the 60's" from Hairspray starts with "Hey Mama, hey mama"
posted by sjuhawk31 at 5:58 AM on November 14, 2008


The Guitar, by They Might Be Giants
posted by ErWenn at 6:01 AM on November 14, 2008


Hey Bob, how we doin' man? - Great question, BTW
posted by mjg123 at 6:04 AM on November 14, 2008


Most of my ideas have been listed, but one country song to add to the list:

Rascal Flatts "These Days"

First line: "Hey baby, is that you?"
posted by parkerjackson at 6:06 AM on November 14, 2008


HEY! Who told you you could do that?, this is fun!
posted by mjg123 at 6:08 AM on November 14, 2008


James Brown "The Payback"
posted by brevator at 6:13 AM on November 14, 2008


I am so embarassed to be typing this, but "Hey Juliet" by LMNT.
posted by ml98tu at 6:25 AM on November 14, 2008


A personal favorite of mine:

Die, Alright! by The Hives.

(Links to music video)
posted by ForeverDcember at 6:27 AM on November 14, 2008


All my ideas have been taken. :(

But there's 'Hey, Hey' by the First Moog Quartet...'hey' is the only lyric.
posted by spamguy at 6:28 AM on November 14, 2008


Also, Hey Baby (They're Playin' Our Song) by the Buckinghams.
posted by ml98tu at 6:32 AM on November 14, 2008


"Nowhere With You" by Joel Plaskett Emergency starts with:

Hey good looking, why the frown?
You always look better when it's upside down
You say you got nowhere that you're going to
Can I go nowhere with you?

posted by VioletU at 6:33 AM on November 14, 2008


Perhaps the most infamous HEY of the '80s:

Art of Noise - Close (To The Edit).
posted by mykescipark at 6:43 AM on November 14, 2008


Hey, hey hey heyyy hey!
posted by mjg123 at 6:45 AM on November 14, 2008


Bonnie Raitt's Have a Heart was the first song that popped into my head (damn you!).
posted by Balonious Assault at 6:49 AM on November 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


Hey Mama - Black Eyed Peas.
posted by blaneyphoto at 6:51 AM on November 14, 2008


And you can't forget the spoken-word intro to the Dead Milkmen's Bitchin' Camaro ("Hey Jack, what's happenin?" "Oh, I don't know...")
posted by Spatch at 6:54 AM on November 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


Hey man, leave my wife alone!
posted by mjg123 at 6:58 AM on November 14, 2008


Oh, yes, and Jonathan Richman's Hey There Little Insect:
Hey there little insect, don't scare me so
Don't land on me, and bite me no
Hey there little insect, please calm down
Then we'll have fun and fool around
posted by Spatch at 7:00 AM on November 14, 2008


If you don't count the intro talky bit, M-E-T-H-O-D Man, by umm.... I forget, starts off with the chorus of Hey, You (Get Off My Cloud) by the Rolling Stones.
posted by electroboy at 7:02 AM on November 14, 2008


Good lord. I gotta stop.

Michael Damian - Rock On ("Hey kids, rock and roll, rock on / Ooh, my soul")
posted by Spatch at 7:09 AM on November 14, 2008


Donovan - Why Do You Treat Me Like You Do
posted by LionIndex at 7:09 AM on November 14, 2008


All I Want To Do Is Rock - Travis.

A couple of later verses start with "hey" as well.
posted by tomcooke at 7:12 AM on November 14, 2008


Dee Clark, "Hey Little Girl". (opening lyric: "Hey little girl in the high school sweater/Gee I'd sure like to know you better..."))
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 7:14 AM on November 14, 2008


There's also the theme song to The Electric Company.
posted by Balonious Assault at 7:16 AM on November 14, 2008


Thanks to all - some really good stuff coming up here. Indebted!
posted by Cantdosleepy at 7:25 AM on November 14, 2008


Hey! Luciani - The Fall
Hey Now - Talking Heads
posted by kenchie at 7:26 AM on November 14, 2008


"American Heart," by Piebald.

("Hey! You're part of it!")
posted by kwaller at 7:32 AM on November 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


E-I-E-I-O, "Hey Cecelie"

Led Zeppelin's "Hey Hey What Can I Do" doesn't start with "hey," but they say it a lot.
posted by kirkaracha at 7:45 AM on November 14, 2008


Hey girl, come and get it.
posted by mjg123 at 7:49 AM on November 14, 2008


Piggy (Nothing Can Stop Me Now) by NIN
posted by parabola01 at 8:00 AM on November 14, 2008


Oasis "Up In The Sky"
Bangles "Going Down to Liverpool"
posted by padraigin at 8:14 AM on November 14, 2008


Hey, Hey -- Gershon Kingsley. The only word sung is "Hey".
posted by galaksit at 8:15 AM on November 14, 2008


As performed by Louis Armstrong, Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, Johnny Mathis, and (originally) Lucille Ball: Hey, Look Me Over.
posted by ormondsacker at 8:22 AM on November 14, 2008


Undone (The Sweater Song) by Weezer starts with a conversation whose first word is "hey."
Hey Rabbit by Fionn Regan
Hey by The Pixies
Hey Good Lookin' by Hank Williams
Hey Tonight by Creedence Clearwater Revival
posted by runningwithscissors at 8:27 AM on November 14, 2008


"Guitar Town" by Steve Earle. "Hey pretty baby are you ready for me ..."
posted by essexjan at 8:28 AM on November 14, 2008


"Forever Your Girl" by Paula Abdul, too.
posted by padraigin at 8:50 AM on November 14, 2008


The fourth Fingertips song on Apollo 18: "Hey now everybody".
posted by Ljubljana at 8:55 AM on November 14, 2008


Stevie Wonder - Hey Love
Brenda & the Tabulations - Hey Boy
Os Mutantes - Hey Boy
Lou Courtney - Hey Joyce
Home Blitz - Hey
Devendra Banhart - Hey Miss Cane
Daniel Johnston - Hey Joe (and the cover by K. McCarty)
Luna - Hey Sister
Johnny Bond - Hey Joe
The Monks - I Hate You

No one's mentioned Hendrix yet? He did a pretty good version of this song. (But I really like this version.)
posted by hydrophonic at 9:08 AM on November 14, 2008


"Hey Porter" - Johnny Cash
"Hey There, Lonely Girl" - Eddie Holman
posted by scody at 9:14 AM on November 14, 2008


Not necessarily in the genre you want, but it fits the "first word is Hey" criterion:

Got the Life - Korn
posted by explosion at 9:14 AM on November 14, 2008


Urge Overkill - Positive Bleeding
posted by tip120 at 9:14 AM on November 14, 2008


No Doubt - Hey Baby
Nancy Sinatra - Hey Cowboy (also apparently the name of a song by this chick)
Jimmy Buffet - Hey Good Lookin'
Johnny Cash - Get Rhythm
posted by kidsleepy at 9:39 AM on November 14, 2008


Touch Sensitive by The Fall
posted by ardinno at 9:43 AM on November 14, 2008


The Seekers — Georgy Girl
posted by Bizurke at 10:01 AM on November 14, 2008


Slow Motion by the Flaming Lips
posted by PercussivePaul at 10:12 AM on November 14, 2008


The Most Beautiful Girl (in the World) - Charlie Rich
posted by Oriole Adams at 10:25 AM on November 14, 2008


Glad Girls by Guided by Voices
posted by penchant at 10:31 AM on November 14, 2008


It's A Long Way There: The Little River Band

Hey everbody yeah, don't you feel that there's something ... ?
posted by Neiltupper at 10:40 AM on November 14, 2008


Beatallica has their "Hey Dude"
"Hey Momma" by Kanye West, if you ignore the "la la la"s
"Hey Sweet Darlin'" by the Rankin Family
posted by Lemurrhea at 10:46 AM on November 14, 2008


Butthole Surfers - "Hey"
posted by Dean King at 10:48 AM on November 14, 2008


It starts the chorus, not the song, but I've always been partial to John Lennon's "He-e-e-y" in You've Got To Hide Your Love Away, by The Beatles.
posted by Forrest Greene at 10:49 AM on November 14, 2008


Hey, I was going to post my own song, but someone already beat me to it! At least I can add a link: Hey - Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives
posted by dfan at 10:55 AM on November 14, 2008


Filter's "Hey Man Nice Shot" starts with a different verse, but the title and chorus must count for something, right?
posted by zachxman at 10:58 AM on November 14, 2008


Jason Mraz, Mr. Curiosity
posted by milestogo at 11:11 AM on November 14, 2008


It's actually the fourth word in the song, but does it get bonus points for the title and the chorus? Hey by Hanson.
posted by saturngirl at 11:24 AM on November 14, 2008


Southern Cross by Jason Webley.
posted by Caduceus at 11:38 AM on November 14, 2008


Suffragette City by David Bowie
posted by rocket88 at 11:42 AM on November 14, 2008


Again by Alice in Chains.
posted by xbonesgt at 11:42 AM on November 14, 2008


Also nice because of the way Katie Price says "Hey!" 'Shut Up and Let Me Go' by the Ting Tings.
posted by OneOliveShort at 12:09 PM on November 14, 2008


I was beated to the punch for Hey Paula and Let's Dance, so I will counter with...
Hey There ("Hey there, you with the stars in your eyes"), by Richard Adler & Jerry Ross, from The Pajama Game.
posted by ObscureReferenceMan at 12:14 PM on November 14, 2008


Or "beaten" even...
posted by ObscureReferenceMan at 12:14 PM on November 14, 2008


Yee, I get to contribute! "Suppose They Close The Door" by Sloan.
It's a good one, because there's a little harmony and it's dragged out to a nice "HAA-YEEEE"
posted by Monster_Zero at 1:00 PM on November 14, 2008


Hey! Jealous Lover - Frank Sinatra, 1958
Hey There - Rosemary Clooney, 1954
posted by bonobothegreat at 1:23 PM on November 14, 2008


"Hey Julie" -Fountains of Wayne
posted by martinX's bellbottoms at 3:24 PM on November 14, 2008


Another refrain: Rolling Stones "Get Off of My Cloud"
posted by brujita at 3:39 PM on November 14, 2008


Hey Little Tomboy by The Beach Boys
posted by quatsch at 4:07 PM on November 14, 2008



Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop - Lionel Hampton
"Hey! ba-ba-re-bop/ hey! ba-ba-re-bop/ hey! ba-ba-re-bop/ hey! ba-ba-re-bop/."...repeat ad naseum

Aladambama - Roger Miller/covered by Willie Nelson
"Hey hey, hey hey hey/aladambama, mississippi miss/you wanted to boogie/well how about this you go mid-night flyer..."

Hey Kids - Jet
"Hey kids, you did it all yourselves/You never changed the world/So what'cha think about that"

Hey - Hanson
"Hey, you like boots and perfume/hey, your red pumps and your Cadillac blues/hey, you want that fine white wine on my dime..."

Up Around the Bend - Creedence Clearwater Revival
"Hey, tonight/Gonna be tonight/Don't you know I'm flyin'/Tonight, tonight..."

Communication Breakdown - The Dickies
"Hey girl/Stop what you're doing/Hey girl Stop what you're doing/I don't know what it is about you but I like it a lot/Oh let me hold you baby feel your loving charms"

Altamont - Echo and the Bunnymen
"Hey now love/I'm right in the middle of/A hurricane that's blowing my way..."

I Have Dream - Guttermouth
"Hey hey, today's my lucky day/Puff was taken out by Snoop Dog and Dr. Dre/Hey hey a plane went down today/the entire cast of Friends/Found floating in the bay/Fuck yeah, hooray!"

8th Avenue Shuffle - The Doobie Brothers
"Hey, Heyyyyy, honey/what's on your mind well/you said that sleepin' with a poor band's not you style/ain't that a little unkinnnnnd..."

The Rollercoaster Ride - Belle and Sebastian
"Hey people, looking out the window at the city below/hey people, looking out the window, full of fun and sorrow/ hey people, looking out the window at the city below.."

Problems - Joe Walsh
"Hey hey.......hey now, did you make a problem?/Didn't want to solve/until you do you do/ that's the thing about them/still got them/problems/seems so small/they can tower over you..."

Hey Little Star - Frankie Lane
"Hey hey little star/ i don't know how far away you are/ but tell me how does it feel to stand that close to heaven...")

KB - Elastica
"Heyyyyy!/From a promise/yeah in ???/ from your teen years throw one down/ Hey!/ real time out of sync from your teen years/ throw one down..."

Don't Follow - Alice in Chains
"Heyyyyyy, i ain't never coming home/ heyyyyyy, i'll just wander my own road/ hey, i can't meet you here tomorrow/ say goodbye don't follow..."

Rotten Apple - Alice in Chains
"Hey ah na na innocence is over/ hey ah na na over/ hey ah na na ignorance is spoken/ hey ah na na spoken/ hey ah na na confidence is broken..."

I Love it Loud - KISS
"Hey hey hey yeah, hey hey hey yeah hey hey hey yeah, hey hey hey yea stand up, you don't have to be afraid get down love is like a hurricane streetboy..."

Lollie Lou - T-Bone Walker
"Hey sista lollie lou, where are you going to? hey sista lollie lou, lollie lou, lollie lou your givin me the air, you know it isn't fair."

Drinkin' My Baby (Off My Mind) - Eddie Rabbitt
"Hey bartender/ pop the top on another can/ gimme ten dimes for this dollar in my hand/ turn the knob on the jukebox way up loud i might drive out the whole damn crowd..."

Going Down to Liverpool - The Bangles
HHey now... where you going with that load of nothing in your hand/ i said: hey now.../all through this green and pleasant land/ i'm going down to liverpool..."

Hollywood Swinging - Kool and the Gang
"Hey hey hey!/ what ya got to say/ hey hey hey what ya got to say/ hollywood hollywood swinging hollywood hollywood swinging..."

Give the People What They Want - The Kinks
Hey, hey, hey... give the people what they want/ well, it's been said before, the world is a stage/ a different performance with every age..."

Arkansas Traveler - Michelle Shocked
"Hey farmer! you been livin' here all your life? not yet. hey farmer! where does this road go? been livin' here all my life..."
posted by prinado at 4:29 PM on November 14, 2008


Oh! And Cripple Creek Ferry by Neil Young.
posted by quatsch at 4:41 PM on November 14, 2008


"hey, i guess i'll figure it out
the reasons why things went the way they did
and why we can't accept it"

hey - the movielife
posted by jus7brea7he at 6:41 PM on November 14, 2008


not the song i was thinking of, but the first song on "Flash", Space", starts with a rousing 'HEY!!!!"

hard to find, worth the search.
posted by KenManiac at 7:12 PM on November 14, 2008


Foo Fighters' "Long Road to Ruin" starts with "Hey now, don't make a sound." A peppy rock/pop-rock number.
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing at 7:54 PM on November 14, 2008


ok, i wasn't delusional. on that same red five album, there's a hidden track after the last song. starts out" hey mr. universe..."
posted by KenManiac at 7:55 PM on November 14, 2008


Zep has all you need...

overthehillsandfaraway: Hey lady--you got the love I need...
blackdog: Hey, hey, mama, said the way you move...
heartbreaker: Hey fellas, have you heard the news?
communicationbreakdown: Hey, girl, stop what you're doin...

The Boss though takes the cake:

Hey little girl is your daddy home
Hey, eddie, can you lend me a few bucks
Hey there mister can you tell me what happened to the seeds I've sown
Hey, little dolly with the blue jeans on
Hey bus driver keep the change,
Hey little girl with the red dress on
Hey baby
Hey blackjack dealer, hit me man!
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 8:08 PM on November 14, 2008


Over Under Sideways Down- the Yardbirds
posted by Gungho at 8:45 PM on November 14, 2008


Heino - Karamba, Karacho, ein Whisky
Arcade Fire - No Cars Go
Ying Yang Twins - Wait (The Whisper Song)
DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist - Brainfreeze (repeated 8 times!)
Rob Zombie - Demon Speeding (if you don't count the sample at the very beginning)
The Rum Diary - My Lungs Have Never Felt Better (again, if you don't count the sample at the beginning)
Spencer Davis Group - Gimme Some Lovin'

posted by Vic Morrow's Personal Vietnam at 11:22 PM on November 14, 2008


We want the same thing - Belinda Carlisle. Overproduced poppy nonsense that starts with shouty heys.
posted by freya_lamb at 10:27 AM on November 16, 2008


"Everybody's Got the Right," the first song from Stephen Sondheim's musical Assassins.

("Hey, pal, feelin' blue?")
posted by kwaller at 12:59 PM on November 20, 2008


Hey God, Bon Jovi
Hey Hey, October Fall
Hey You, A1
Hey Sweet Man, Madeleine Peyroux
Hey Child, East 17
Hey LIttle Girl, Icehouse
Hey, Backseat Goodbye
Hey Montana, Eve 6
Hey You, Bachman Turner Overdrive
Hey Mike, Yellowcard
Hey Girl, Dashboard Confessional
Hey You, No Doubt
Hey Jesus, Indigo Girls
Hey Dad, Good Charlotte
Hey Little Ghost, Veruca Salt

I cheated.
posted by GrammarMoses at 6:29 PM on November 21, 2008


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