sax hook
February 10, 2011 10:40 PM   Subscribe

What is that 80s sax song that goes "do dwee do dododo?"

dark, slow, it's the main hook.

dooo dwee do, do do do
dooo dwee do, do do do (steps down)

treated with a ton of reverb, of course.

Important research.
posted by kittensofthenight to Media & Arts (14 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
 
"Baker Street" by the late Gerry Rafferty?
posted by DeWalt_Russ at 10:42 PM on February 10, 2011


Baker's Street?
posted by jamaro at 10:43 PM on February 10, 2011


done and done. thanks friends.
posted by kittensofthenight at 10:50 PM on February 10, 2011


this is weird

Two separate slideshows of lisa set to versions of Baker Street. I guess 'she' played i at the end of a simpsons episode.

Now my band can get on without copying the riff too obviously. thanks metafilter.
posted by kittensofthenight at 10:58 PM on February 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


I am legally obligated to point you to Saxophone Horse for all your saxophone soloing horse needs.
posted by cmonkey at 11:31 PM on February 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


Before I clicked in, I spend an inordinate amount of time trying to come up with an 80s sex song with those lyrics. More coffee!
posted by thinkpiece at 4:20 AM on February 11, 2011 [2 favorites]


I'm amazed anyone was able to to answer this question. It's the musical equivalent of "What's the name of that one movie, you know, with that one creepy guy in it?"
posted by madred at 7:26 AM on February 11, 2011 [4 favorites]


Actually, the answer to ANY "what was that late 70's/early 80's song with the saxophone" is always "Baker Street".
posted by matildaben at 7:43 AM on February 11, 2011 [5 favorites]


Yeah, this exact question gets asked around here fairly regularly.
posted by saladin at 8:11 AM on February 11, 2011


Gerry Rafferty just passed away in January of this year. He was a great musician, and an under-rated songwriter. RIP old scot.
posted by Aquaman at 8:40 AM on February 11, 2011


madred, do you mean Steve Buschemi? lol
posted by annsunny at 11:47 AM on February 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


it was christopher walken. but you were close. i can never remember walken's name for some reason. but i could remember that he was in a fatboy slim video cutting quite the rug, so that's how i remembered his name.
posted by madred at 2:05 PM on February 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


saladin, that's amazing. I guess I didn't search enough. Still, this was a mighty efficient process. I found a couple youtube videos called "Best 80s sax solos" and "Best 80s sax solos II" that were pretty entertaining, but they did not contain Baker St. A recent entry on 'imacomputa'. They have a whole section devoted to sax solo excerpts from 80s songs.

Interestingly, a lot of the solos start off with that big jump from the root to the 6th or 7th (doo DWEE) I kept thinking it was the right track after the first couple of notes. Askme cleared everything up.
posted by kittensofthenight at 3:36 PM on February 11, 2011


Somehow I knew it was Baker Street too (RIP Gerry Rafferty, such an excellent song) even though I think that there should be 5 do's at the end of the first line (rather than 3).

dooo dwee do, do do do do do
dooo dwee do, do do do
posted by kirst27 at 5:49 PM on February 11, 2011


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