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La-la-la-la-what song is this?
February 22, 2013 11:20 AM   Subscribe

EarwormFilter: '80s New Wave-ish song, male vocalist, with a part that goes "la-la-la-la la la, la la la-la-la-la la la." Alas, I don't know any of the other lyrics.

I believe I heard it at a store recently, and it wasn't the first time I'd heard it. It's probably some super popular song, and I will probably smack myself in the forehead from the obviousness when I figure out what it is.
posted by Metroid Baby to Media & Arts (15 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
 
New Gold Dream by Simple Minds?
posted by dywypi at 11:21 AM on February 22, 2013


Could it be "Love Plus One" by Haircut 100?
posted by juniperesque at 11:27 AM on February 22, 2013 [11 favorites]


"The Passenger" by Iggy Pop?
posted by kitty teeth at 11:31 AM on February 22, 2013


Or even "Don't you Forget About Me" By Simple Minds

You know, from The Breakfast Club.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 11:31 AM on February 22, 2013 [1 favorite]


THAT'S IT! Thank you!

So it's "ah-ah-ah-ah" rather than "la-la-la-la" which is probably the only reason Google didn't help me, right?
posted by Metroid Baby at 11:32 AM on February 22, 2013


Oh wait, see that it's Haircut 100.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 11:32 AM on February 22, 2013


The fact that I knew that instantly based on your lyric sample is troubling.
posted by juniperesque at 11:38 AM on February 22, 2013 [14 favorites]


I am astounded. juniperesque, you're a freak, but in a very good way! That was sort of amazing.
posted by heyho at 11:40 AM on February 22, 2013 [1 favorite]


agreed, super impressive. and strange and random. nice work!
posted by sweetkid at 12:25 PM on February 22, 2013


juniperesque just won AskMeFi.
posted by cazoo at 12:51 PM on February 22, 2013 [3 favorites]


Agreed. I'd have bet good money against this question being answered in two comments.
posted by gauche at 12:55 PM on February 22, 2013


juneperesque is the la-la-la-la la la, la la la-la-la-la la la whisperer
posted by ouke at 1:18 PM on February 22, 2013 [1 favorite]


I was shocked to see the green check next to this post. Nice work.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 1:42 PM on February 22, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm amazed that juneperesque got it from "la la la la la la" when the song went "ah ah ah ah ah." That's pretty impressive.
posted by Weeping_angel at 11:30 PM on February 22, 2013


See, it's not the "la" or the "ah," it's the rhythm of the hyphens. The song pretty clearly uses that rhythm, so when I read it aloud, it seemed obvious. The "la" may have even helped, since it's the first syllable to "love" when spoken aloud.
posted by juniperesque at 6:39 AM on February 23, 2013


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