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December 25, 2006 9:21 AM   Subscribe

What is the name of the song that starts with the sound of a clock ticking?

Does anyone know the name of the song that starts with the sound of a clock ticking "tick tock tick tock" and I *think* a phrase similar to "it's time to wake up" or "wakeup time" is in the song somewhere?
posted by HotPatatta to Grab Bag (36 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Tom Petty has a song called Wake Up Time with exactly those lyrics, but no tick tock... Spookey Ruben has a song called Donate Your Heart to a Stranger that starts with ticking, but no "wake up" lyrics... Sorry if neither of those is helpful.
posted by knave at 9:26 AM on December 25, 2006


Time, by Pink Floyd?
posted by andifsohow at 9:29 AM on December 25, 2006


TIme Has Come Today by The Chamber Brothers?
posted by thisjax at 9:36 AM on December 25, 2006


It's probably not "Too Much Time On My Hands," by Styx, but thanks for reminding me of that great tick-tock intro.
posted by escabeche at 9:38 AM on December 25, 2006


It's also probably not Trouble With Dreams by Eels, but that's a sweet one anyway.
posted by thejoshu at 9:48 AM on December 25, 2006


Or if you're old enough, The Syncopated Clock by Leroy Anderson.
posted by KRS at 9:54 AM on December 25, 2006


I don't remember if Kate Bush's "waking the witch" has a tick tock in it, but it definitely has some wake up lyrics.
posted by jessamyn at 10:02 AM on December 25, 2006


Sounds like Martin, Doom! It's Seven O'Clock by The Boo Radleys
posted by mrcircles at 10:13 AM on December 25, 2006


This is quite obviously not what you're looking for but 14 31 from the Global Communcation album 76 14 is one of my favorite ambient tracks of all time, and starts with a prominant clock ticking.
posted by aubilenon at 10:17 AM on December 25, 2006


How 'bout "A day in the life" by the Beatles (the clock/woke up lyrics aren't till about halfway through the song though)
posted by davey_darling at 11:27 AM on December 25, 2006


Time Bomb - G.B.H.

I doubt that it's what you are looking for, however.
posted by hooves at 11:34 AM on December 25, 2006


Sting's "I Hope The Russians Love Their Children Too" ?
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul at 11:52 AM on December 25, 2006


25 O'Clock by Dukes of the Stratosphear?
posted by kar120c at 12:07 PM on December 25, 2006


Is it Got the Time by Anthrax or Frantic by Metallica (YouTube Links).
posted by Jasper Friendly Bear at 12:15 PM on December 25, 2006


There is a sample of the track I mentioned above here.
posted by kar120c at 12:16 PM on December 25, 2006


Boomtown Rats' Like Clockwork. You hear a clock ticking loudly and a voice saying Tick Tock.
posted by TheRaven at 12:39 PM on December 25, 2006


Orbital's "Chime"?
posted by nekton at 1:13 PM on December 25, 2006


Joe Jackson: Got The Time
posted by al_fresco at 1:15 PM on December 25, 2006


Wake Up" by XTC off their "Big Express" album?
posted by Dizzy at 1:23 PM on December 25, 2006


I'm going to enjoy the mix CD that comes out of this question!
posted by thejoshu at 1:23 PM on December 25, 2006


"No Son of Mine" by Genesis. Probably not what you're looking for, but worth a mention.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 1:32 PM on December 25, 2006


It's a little less likely, but there could be songs, parodies or other pieces that borrow from Haydn's Symphony No. 101, the "Clock". It's pretty familiar.
posted by gimonca at 1:36 PM on December 25, 2006


Hung up by Madonna starts with a ticking clock and changes in the base line of Gimme, gimme, gimme from Abba.
posted by jouke at 1:57 PM on December 25, 2006


"First of the Month" by Bone Thugs N Harmony?

alarm clock, then "wake up, wake up, it's tha first of tha month..."
posted by toomanyplugs at 1:57 PM on December 25, 2006


How about Image of a Girl, a 60s top ten hit by The Safaris? A metronome ticks away in the background through the whole song.
posted by thaivagabond at 3:28 PM on December 25, 2006


Just because nobody's mentioned it yet, "Time's Up" by Living Color. Clock noises, check, related lyrics, check. But it's probably not the one you're looking for.
posted by AmbroseChapel at 3:34 PM on December 25, 2006


Gwen Stefani's "What You Waiting For"? Ticking clock, yes; don't remember if it mentions waking up though.
posted by divabat at 3:45 PM on December 25, 2006


Four Minutes by Roger Waters from the album Radio K.A.O.S.
posted by hal9k at 4:49 PM on December 25, 2006


"Then the Morning Comes" by Smashmouth starts with an alarm clock and a man's voice saying "good morning."
posted by Sweetie Darling at 6:34 PM on December 25, 2006


I don't know the exact name of the song (a genre would help), but there's a song on the Run Lola Run soundtrack -- kind of a techno beat -- that starts with a guy saying "Lola" and Lola responding with something in German. It may be called "Believe" or it may be another song on the album.
posted by ontic at 9:31 PM on December 25, 2006


Young MC, Principal's Office.
posted by wobh at 9:31 PM on December 25, 2006


Matthew Good Band, Hello Time Bomb perhaps?
posted by Octaviuz at 10:49 PM on December 25, 2006


"Got To Wake Up" by Big Audio Dynamite is the first track on the album Higher Power (1994) and also checks all the boxes described, rather obscure though it is.
posted by genghis at 1:59 PM on December 26, 2006


"Regression / Overture 1928" by Dream Theater?

The Album @ amazon
posted by dwbrant at 4:36 AM on December 27, 2006


That sounds exactly like the intro to "Somnium" by Christian Death on this album.
posted by starscream at 4:39 PM on December 27, 2006


It's "The Anthem" from Sway and King Tech of the Wake Up Show.
posted by Big Fat Tycoon at 9:22 PM on December 27, 2006


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