No No No
December 27, 2019 4:08 PM   Subscribe

Name that tune: a recent-ish (?) pop rock song where the singer says: "No No No" at the finale over the end. I heard it on the car radio (college radio) and didn't get the credits. It was a catchy ironic song.
posted by ovvl to Media & Arts (18 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Rehab. Amy Winehouse.
posted by mono blanco at 4:20 PM on December 27, 2019 [9 favorites]

seconding mono blanco!
posted by mollymillions at 4:23 PM on December 27, 2019

“Testament to Youth in Verse,” by the New Pornographers? Came out in 2003, so not too recent, but maybe a good fit for college radio.
posted by kwaller at 4:48 PM on December 27, 2019 [3 favorites]

I'm showing my age here, but I played Down to This by Soul Coughing on MY college radio show...20 years ago. I don't know if Soul Coughing is still College Radio, but hey...maybe they're got a DJ that's into the 90's.
posted by Gray Duck at 4:58 PM on December 27, 2019 [1 favorite]

Wrong genre, but more recent than the other suggestions so far: Too Good At Goodbyes by Sam Smith
posted by He Is Only The Imposter at 5:07 PM on December 27, 2019

Any chance it was "Nobody"? Mitski - Nobody
posted by elephantsvanish at 5:38 PM on December 27, 2019 [2 favorites]

My first thought was that Candelaria track.
posted by rdnnyc at 8:08 PM on December 27, 2019 [1 favorite]

Just earlier today I was listening to the album Fever to Tell by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, which includes the song “No No No,” which features the repeated refrain “No No No.” It’s not a pop song nor ironic, nor is the refrain repeated over the finale, but I thought I’d be remiss not mentioning it.
posted by ejs at 9:24 PM on December 27, 2019 [3 favorites]

The very ironic and very college radio (but not very poppy) They Might Be Giants song “I’ll Sink Manhattan” ends with a chorus singing “No No No.”
posted by ejs at 9:43 PM on December 27, 2019 [1 favorite]

I wouldn't call either of these pop-rock or recent-ish, but, in the interest of completion, reggae singer Dawn Penn's 'You Don't Love Me (No No No),' and Destiny's Child's 'No, No, No Pt. 2.'
posted by box at 6:39 AM on December 28, 2019

Tesla Girls by OMD?
posted by Beethoven's Sith at 8:18 AM on December 28, 2019 [1 favorite]

Well I don’t think this would be on college radio but otherwise fits: Meghan Trainor “No”
posted by jeoc at 9:10 AM on December 28, 2019

I happened to hear this today: "Sample of my Pasta" by Bad Lip Reading. It's a long-shot, but actually ticks a lot of your boxes.
posted by He Is Only The Imposter at 3:18 PM on December 28, 2019

Could it be misheard "Oh Hell No" by Ingrid Michaelson? It's very staccato and is at the very end of the song.
posted by AzraelBrown at 3:00 PM on December 29, 2019

(It ain't Amy, but we dig Amy;)
I've been distracted by distractions, but hope to go thru the whole list soon. Stay tuned.
posted by ovvl at 5:23 PM on December 29, 2019 [1 favorite]

Sounds like Meghan Trainer who did No

It’s my fave No song.

After review, nthing No
posted by rw at 9:14 PM on December 29, 2019

Inversely, could it be The Flaming Lips 'Yeah Yeah Yeah Song'? The verses feature backup singers saying 'no no no no no no no no' pretty frequently. (also the song is fantastic)
posted by FatherDagon at 11:40 AM on December 30, 2019

Candelaria sounds the closest to what I'd heard.

(But I really got a kick out of that YeahYeahYeahs track;)
posted by ovvl at 2:03 PM on December 30, 2019 [1 favorite]

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