Never gonna happen?
December 21, 2016 8:10 PM   Subscribe

What is this song? All I have trapped in my head is a fragment that goes "Never gonna happen, never gonna happen; never gonna happen, never gonna happen." starting out at a high pitch and progressively getting lower; the first syllable of the word never in the first and third repetition of the phrase are stretched out. Googling it is getting me songs that are not this song.
posted by vegartanipla to Media & Arts (6 answers total)
En Vogue My Lovin'? Specifically around 3:20
posted by fshgrl at 8:11 PM on December 21, 2016 [17 favorites]

I think you could be right! Unless someone played off that song (or that song played off another) and slightly changed the words... Either way, this is satisfying the earworm. Thanks!
posted by vegartanipla at 8:20 PM on December 21, 2016

So it's not this, then.
posted by seawallrunner at 12:52 AM on December 22, 2016 [1 favorite]

The pitch change you describe reminds me of Not Gonna Get Us. Not sure I'm thinking in the right genre, but I might as well put it here for future searchers :)
posted by Leslie Knope at 12:46 PM on December 22, 2016 [1 favorite]

Is this it?
posted by ATX Peanut at 12:25 PM on January 3, 2017 [1 favorite]

Nope, these next three options are definitely way further away than the first. Thanks for the suggestions, though! Oddly enough, Leslie Knope, I used to quite like t.A.T.u and know that song in both languages too well for it to have flummoxed me.
posted by vegartanipla at 12:08 AM on January 7, 2017

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