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Once Famous 08 Sep 04 - 03:50 PM
Joe Offer 08 Sep 04 - 04:43 PM
Cool Beans 08 Sep 04 - 05:01 PM
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Cluin 08 Sep 04 - 07:23 PM
Dead Horse 08 Sep 04 - 10:04 PM
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Joe Offer 09 Sep 04 - 02:59 AM
fat B****rd 09 Sep 04 - 03:25 AM
GUEST,Richard 09 Sep 04 - 05:06 AM
GUEST,wendylou 24 May 09 - 05:23 PM
Celtaddict 24 May 09 - 06:09 PM
Declan 24 May 09 - 07:19 PM
McGrath of Harlow 24 May 09 - 07:43 PM
jeddy 24 May 09 - 07:49 PM
MMario 24 May 09 - 09:15 PM
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GUEST,cubester 25 May 09 - 12:41 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Looking for group that sings this song
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Sep 04 - 01:17 PM

It is a song from the early 90's. Its kind of Jamacan, but with rap.

The main part of the song consists os "na's".

It goes a little like this:


naaaaaa na na na naaaaa na na na naaaaaa na na na naaaa na na na naaa na na na naaaaa.

I don't remember the lyrics, but it would help to find the band or artist. Its been so long!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Looking for group that sings this song
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Sep 04 - 01:25 PM

sounds like 'hey jude' to me. I think it was done by someone from England.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Looking for group that sings this song
From: nutty
Date: 08 Sep 04 - 01:26 PM

It could be "The games people play" by Joe South

games people play


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Subject: RE: Looking for group that sings this song
From: wysiwyg
Date: 08 Sep 04 - 02:32 PM

!Hey, macarena!

~S~


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Subject: RE: Looking for group that sings this song
From: Once Famous
Date: 08 Sep 04 - 03:50 PM

Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye

by the group Steam


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Subject: RE: Looking for group that sings this song
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Sep 04 - 04:43 PM

Shan-na-na-na, Shan-na-na-na-na.... Get a job!!!

???


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Subject: RE: Looking for group that sings this song
From: Cool Beans
Date: 08 Sep 04 - 05:01 PM

Land of A Thousand Dances by Cannibal and The Headhunters?


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Subject: RE: Looking for group that sings this song
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 08 Sep 04 - 05:08 PM

What happend to no images in threads Joe?
    It isn't an image, Clinton - it's HTML. The reason for no images from other sources is that it can screw up loading a thread. That's not the case for plain HTML. besides, it was fun...
    -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Looking for group that sings this song
From: GUEST,amergin
Date: 08 Sep 04 - 05:10 PM

it was doen by that one group


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Subject: RE: Looking for group that sings this song
From: Dita
Date: 08 Sep 04 - 05:14 PM

Given the pattern of naaaaa na na na naaaaa's "Land of a Thousand Dances" gets my vote, although Wilson Pickett would be my likely candidate. Verses are a sort of 60's rap, listing dances (Do the Watoosi, Shake it with Lucy, Ride your Pony, with Bony Maronie, etc)
Cheers, John.


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Subject: RE: Looking for group that sings this song
From: Cluin
Date: 08 Sep 04 - 07:23 PM

Just a thought, but...

Though it was mid-80s, "Montego Bay" by Amazulu (originally by Bobby Bloom in the 70s)? And they sang "oh oh oh oh..." instead of "Na na na na..." Apparently there's a line dance they do to it now.


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Subject: RE: Looking for group that sings this song
From: Dead Horse
Date: 08 Sep 04 - 10:04 PM

Nah.


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Subject: RE: Looking for group that sings this song
From: Nerd
Date: 09 Sep 04 - 02:33 AM

Yeah, it looks like Land of a thousand dances to me.


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Subject: RE: Looking for group that sings this song
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Sep 04 - 02:59 AM

Yeah, I think I'd go for "Land of a Thousand Dances." If you think this one is tough, take a look at this quiz (click), prepared by Cool Beans.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Looking for group that sings this song
From: fat B****rd
Date: 09 Sep 04 - 03:25 AM

Try "Here Comes The Hotstopper" by Ini Kamoze. It was part of the soundtrack to a film called "Pret a Porter" in 1995.


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Subject: RE: Looking for group that sings this song
From: GUEST,Richard
Date: 09 Sep 04 - 05:06 AM

It is definitely "Here comes the Hotstepper" as fat B*****rd says. However, the Battlefield band, on track 12 of their live album "Home Ground", do an extremely funky version, interspersed with other songs such as "with a little help from my friends" and "Let's twist again.." and "Donald where's your troosers". To increase the madness levels to maximum they throw in several tunes such as "Mari's wedding", "Atholl Highlanders" and the Fairy Dance. Interestingly, the audience, clearly prefer the tunes.


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Subject: RE: Looking for group that sings this song
From: GUEST,wendylou
Date: 24 May 09 - 05:23 PM

it is HEY JUDE BY THE BEATLES!!!!


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Subject: RE: Looking for group that sings this song
From: Celtaddict
Date: 24 May 09 - 06:09 PM

I am fascinated (and pleased) that so many people are putting serious effort into a query that actually gave us pretty little to work with.
So, original Guest, would you let us know if you have found it, and which one it was? And while you are at it, you might consider joining us (for free); it's a fun community.


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Subject: RE: Looking for group that sings this song
From: Declan
Date: 24 May 09 - 07:19 PM

I'm reminded of an episode of Here's Harry starring Harry Worth (showing my age here - it was a 1960s BBC (UK) comedy show.

Harry goes in and infuriates (as only he could) by requesting a song where the lyrics were Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha (spoken slowly and sepatately). Turned out that the song he was looking for was the Woody Woodpecker song.

Drummer Cosy Powell had a hit song with the Naa na na naa ... "lyrics" in the 70s. Sounds like this could be a remix of that with some reggae overdubs - but I've no clue who might have been responsible.


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Subject: RE: Looking for group that sings this song
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 24 May 09 - 07:43 PM

Streets of Laredo?


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Subject: RE: Looking for group that sings this song
From: jeddy
Date: 24 May 09 - 07:49 PM

i rekon it's here coms the hotstepper by ini kamosi.
here comes the hotstepper
murderer
i'm the lyrical gangster
muderer
excuse me mr officer
murderer



don't know the rest of the words but i have been looking for this song for ages too and fount it on i tunes.


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Subject: RE: Looking for group that sings this song
From: MMario
Date: 24 May 09 - 09:15 PM

coould it be this one?

Na Na hey hey Kiss him goodbye?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Na_Na_Hey_Hey_Kiss_Him_Goodbye


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Subject: RE: Looking for group that sings this song
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 25 May 09 - 12:06 PM

who did the first one? 'cos it looks like there could be some copyright breaches here :-)


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Subject: Help please!
From: GUEST,cubester
Date: 25 May 09 - 12:41 PM

Hi,

im looking for a song by a female vocalist. its deff not Ini Kamose.
The all female chorus goes "na na na na na na naaa...na na na na na na naaaaaaaah" Vocalist sounds a bit like Annie Lennox..but im not sure. heard it back in the 90s...

pls help

my mail address : stillwaters@galmail.co.za

ciao !

cubester


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Subject: RE: Looking for group that sings this song
From: jeddy
Date: 25 May 09 - 04:06 PM

do ypu mean bananarama?


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Subject: RE: Looking for group that sings this song
From: Bugsy
Date: 26 May 09 - 01:26 AM

I think that you've got the words wrong a bit. Doesn't it go
"DI DI DIDDLEY BUM DIDDLY BUM A DI DO, DI DI DIDDLY BUM DIDDLY BUM A DI DO DI DI DIDDLY BUM DIDDLY BUM A DAY?"

If it does then it's here
Chas & Dave


Cheers
'

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Looking for group that sings this song
From: Smedley
Date: 26 May 09 - 06:00 AM

Ini Kamoze's Here Comes the Hotstepper (which is definitely the one originallty sought in this thread) 'borrows' that vocal refrain from Land of A Thousand Dances.

The British 1980s female-vocal one is probably Bananarama's cover version of Steam's 1960s hit Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye.


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Subject: RE: Looking for group that sings this song
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Jun 09 - 11:36 AM

hi there,

the 80s song im still trying to find is definitely not Bananarama nor is it Ini Kamoze. The song sounds sounds like Annie Lennox singing
an Enya song...only more upbeat

cheers

cubester


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Subject: RE: Looking for group that sings this song
From: GUEST,Daniel
Date: 09 Oct 09 - 04:35 PM

xzibit - paparazzi


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Subject: RE: Looking for group that sings this song
From: GUEST,jm98029
Date: 12 Nov 09 - 08:49 AM

I have been trying to figure this out too. It took place in the mid 90's. The lead singer had a headress like the PLO (Arafat) pattern.

It was played today on the Today show, 11/12/09 at about 835 AM during Meridth Viera's segment about her dog.

It is a cool tune and cops Wilson Pickett's Land of a Thousand Dances, but with a slow funk beat.

JM


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Subject: RE: Looking for group that sings this song
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 12 Nov 09 - 12:10 PM

All I know is that this number is played very often at football games in the U.S. It almost always happens when the outcome is no longer in doubt and is played by the home team's band or over the PA system as an "in your face" slap at the losing team and its supporters. Real sportsmanship. You know; nyah, nyah, nyah, etc.


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Subject: RE: Looking for group that sings this song
From: GUEST,VC
Date: 03 Sep 10 - 09:45 PM

The "Na na na" song that the original poster is seeking is Lady Saw's take on "Rich Girl"


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Subject: RE: Looking for group that sings this song
From: GUEST,JeanC
Date: 04 Sep 10 - 01:21 AM

agree with MMario -- Kiss Him Goodbye -- by the Nylons.


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Subject: RE: Looking for group that sings this song
From: GUEST,Erich
Date: 04 Sep 10 - 02:30 AM

It could be "The Land of 1000 Dances", I don't know who wrote or recorded it first, but there is a great version by the Battlefield Band, they play it as a parody-medley called "Band of a thousand chances". It is on their LP "Home Ground" from 1989.


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Subject: RE: Looking for group that sings this song
From: Genie
Date: 04 Sep 10 - 11:15 AM

Not sure which song our original "Guest" was looking for, but I'm also curious as to what that song is that TJ in San Diego mentioned

[[All I know is that this number is played very often at football games in the U.S. It almost always happens when the outcome is no longer in doubt and is played by the home team's band or over the PA system as an "in your face" slap at the losing team and its supporters. Real sportsmanship. You know; nyah, nyah, nyah, etc.]]

I think that one is an instrumental, but the fans of the winning team sing "na na NAH na NAH na NAH - Hey!"


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Subject: RE: Looking for group that sings this song
From: Bob the Postman
Date: 04 Sep 10 - 01:00 PM

There's a doctorate waiting for the bright young folklorist who can document the incremental variations which slowly but surely transformed the Elizabethan hit "Fol the rol diddle i day" into today's beloved "naaaaaa na na na naaaaa na na na naaaaaa na na na naaaa na na na naaa na na na naaaaa".


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