Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Sweet Sixteen (Part 2/2)


This is the second part of the playlist for my broadcast on Radio Boo today Wednesday 26 October 2016


Parents Just Don't Understand - DJ JAZZY JEFF & THE FRESH PRINCE (single, 1988)
US # 12, CA # 28, UK # 87, AU # 49, NZ # 13
Lyrics: I Said ''Mom, what are you doing, you're ruining my rep. she said ''You're only sixteen, you don't have a rep yet''




Perfect 10 - THE BEAUTIFUL SOUTH (LP Quench, 1998)
UK # 2, SE # 23, CH # 47, DE # 64
Lyrics: she could be sweet sixteen, bustin' out at the seams




Puttin' On The Style - LONNIE DONEGAN & HIS SKIFFLE GROUP (single, 1957)
UK # 1
Lyrics: Sweet sixteen, goes to church just to see the boys




Rock & Roll Lullaby - B.J. THOMAS (LP Billy Joe Thomas, 1972)
US # 15
Lyrics: She was just sixteen and all alone when I came to be, so we grew up together my mama-child and me




Only Sixteen - SAM COOKE (single, 1959)
US # 28, UK # 23, NO # 10, NL # 12, BE # 20
The song was succesfully covered by Craig Douglas (1959) & Dr. Hook (1975)
Lyrics




16 Candles - THE CRESTS (single, December 1958)
US # 2
Lyrics




Sweet Little Sixteen -  CHUCK BERRY (single, 1958)
US # 2
The song was the inspiration for ''Surfin' U.S.A.'' by The Beach Boys (1963)
Lyrics




Sweet Sixteen - BILLY IDOL (LP Whiplash Smile, 1986)
DE # 2, AT # 5, BE # 9, NL # 11, CH # 12, UK # 17, CA # 18, US # 20, NZ # 3
The song is based on some thoughts of the famous eccentric amateur sculptor Edward Leedskalnin.
Ρ'ιξτε μια ματιά στο περίφημο Coral Castle (Rock Gate Park) με δημιουργίες του από κοραλλιογεννή ασβεστόλιθο.
Lyrics




Take Me To The River - TALKING HEADS (LP More Songs About Buildings & Food, 1978)
US # 26
Cover version of ''Take Me To The River'' by Al Green (1974)
Lyrics:love is an ocean that I can't forget, my sweet sixteen I would never forget... All the troubles you put me through, sixteen candles there on my wall and here I am the biggest fool of them all




Teen Angel - MARK DINNING (single, 1959)
US # 1
Lyrics: just sweet sixteen and now you're gone




You're Sixteen - JOHNNY BURNETTE (single, 1960)
Ring Starr's cover version in 1974 became a major hit in US (#1) & UK (#4)
US # 8. UK # 3, NO # 6
Lyrics





HELLENIC SONGS

Εκείνη - ΦΟΙΒΟΣ ΔΕΛΗΒΟΡΙΑΣ (LP Χάλια, 1998)
Στίχοι: σηκώνεσαι κι είσαι δεκάξι, βαριέσαι στην τάξη




Κλείσε Το Φως - ΔΗΜΗΤΡΑ ΓΑΛΑΝΗ & (LP Κανονικά, 1984)
Στίχοι: Εγώ απ'τα δεκάξι μου την είχα βρει την άκρη



Μπέμπα - ΔΙΟΝΥΣΗΣ ΣΑΒΒΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ & ΓΙΑΝΝΗΣ ΠΑΡΙΟΣ (LP Ζήτω Το Ελληνικό Τραγούδι, 1987)
Διασκευή του "Μπέμπα Μπέμπα" του Νίκου Γούναρη (Στίχοι: Γιώργου Τζαβέλλα / Μουσική: Μιχάλη Σουγιούλ)
Στίχοι: Πριν πατήσει τα δεκάξι, ήταν όλα της εντάξει




Σαν Και Μένα Καμιά - ΑΝΝΑ ΒΙΣΣΗ (LP Κάτι Συμβαίνει, 1985)
Στίχοι: Ήσουν εσύ στα 18 κι εγώ σχεδόν 16





Το Ποδήλατο - ΚΩΣΤΑΣ ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΑΣ & ΧΡΗΣΤΟΣ ΝΙΚΟΛΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ - ΑΡΗΣ ΔΑΒΑΡΑΚΗΣ (LP Πάμε Για Ορθοπεταλιές, 1996)
Στίχοι: έγινα δεκάξι, κι όλα ήταν εντάξει, είχα μια ζωή μπροστά



Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Sweet Sixteen (Part 1/2)


This is the first part of the playlist for my broadcast on Radio Boo tomorrow Wednesday 26 October 2016


Bachelor Boy - CLIFF RICHARD & THE SHADOWS (single, 1962 / OST Summer Holiday, 1963)
UK # 1, NO # 8
Lyrics: When I was sixteen I fell in love with a girl as sweet as could be




Blasphemous Rumours - DEPECHE MODE (LP Some Great Reward, 1984)
UK # 16, CH # 19, DE # 22, BE # 24, NL # 34
Lyrics: Girl of sixteen, whole life ahead of her, slashed her wrists, bored with life... Didn't succeed, Thank the Lord for small mercies




Bobby Jean - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN (LP Born In The USA, 1984)
Lyrics: me & you, we've known each other, ever since we were sixteen




Brown Sugar - THE ROLLING STONES (LP Sticky Fingers, 1971)
US # 1, UK # 2, CA # 1, NL # 1, CH # 1, DE # 4, NO # 4, BE # 7, AT # 10, AU # 5
Lyrics: I bet your mama was a Cajun Queen and all her boyfriends were sweet sixteen




Calendar Girl - NEIL SEDAKA (single, December 1960)
US # 4, CA # 1, BE # 7, NL # 11, DE # 34, NZ # 7
Lyrics: (September) I light your candles at your sweet suxteen




Cry - WATERFRONT (single, 1988 / LP Waterfront, 1989)
US # 10, UK # 17, NZ # 30
Lyrics: I know you're just sixteen but looking all of twenty-one




Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves - CHER (LP Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves, 1971)
US # 1, UK # 4, CA # 1, NL # 23, DE # 25, BE # 27, AU # 5
Lyrics: I was sixteen, he was twenty-one




Half A Person - THE SMITHS (b side on ''Shoplifters Of The World Unite'', 1987 / LP The World Won't Listen, 1987)
Lyrics: sixteen, clumsy & shy, I went to London




Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen - NEIL SEDAKA (single, 1961)
US # 6, UK # 3, NO # 8, DE # 27
Lyrics




House Of Fun - MADNESS (single, 1982 / LP Complete Madness, 1982)
UK # 1, NL # 34, NZ # 23
Lyrics: Good morning miss, can I help you son, 16 today & up for fun




I Don't Like Mondays - THE BOOMTOWN RATS (LP The Fine Art Of Surfacing, 1979)
UK # 1, NL # 2, SE # 2, BE # 3, NO # 3, DE # 6, CH # 6, AT # 10, US # 73, CA # 4, AU # 1, NZ # 3
The songs refers to 16-years old Brenda Ann Spencer who fired at children in a school playground at Grover Cleveland Elementary School in San Diego, California, US on Monday 29 January 1979, killling 2 adults and injuring 8 children and one police officer.
Lyrics: sweet sixteen ain't that peachy keen




Into The Night - BENNY MARDONES (LP Never Grun, Never Hide, 1980)
US # 11, CA # 12, AU # 19, NZ # 29
Lyrics: She's just sixteen years old, leave her alone they say




It Started With A Kiss - HOT CHOCOLATE (LP Mystery1982)
BE # 1, UK # 5, CH # 6, NL # 7, DE # 11, AT # 18, NZ # 2
Lyrics: then, when you were sixteen, I had just turned seventeen, I couldn't hold on to my love, I couldn't hold on to my dream





Jack & Diane - JOHN COUGAR (LP American Fool, 1982)
US # 1, CA # 1, UK # 25, NL # 32
Lyrics: hold on to sixteen as long as you can, changes come around real soon, make us women & men




Lonely Girl - P!NK feat. LINDA PERRY (LP Missunerztood, 2001)
Lyrics: I'm lookin' foa a way to become the person that I dreamt of when I was sixteen




Madame Butterfly (Un Bel Di Vendremo) - MALCOLM McLAREN feat DEBBIE COLE (as Cho Cho San) & soprano BETTY ANN WHITE (LP Fans, 1984)
UK # 13, NL # 19, BE # 29, DE # 36, NZ # 48
Based on Puccini's Madama Butterfly (1904)
Lyrics: ''little sweet, sweet butterfly'' I hear him crowing faintly,  he thinks I'm just still sweet sixteen




Tuesday, October 18, 2016

At Seventeen (Part 2/2)


This is second part of the playlist for my broadcast on Radio Boo tomorrow Wednesday 19 October 2016.


Pandora's Box - ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK (LP Sugaer Tax, 1991)
UK # 7, SE # 7, AT # 7, DE # 11, BE # 17, FR # 49
The song is a tribute to actress Louise Brooks.
Lyrics: only seventeen when all your dreams came true




Puppy Love - PAUL ANKA (single, 1960)
US # 2, UK # 33, BE # 1
Lyrics: just beacause we're seventeen




Running On Empty - JACKSON BROWNE (LP Running On Empty, 1977)
US # 11
Lyrics: in '65 I was seventeen and running up one on one




Sally - SADE (LP Diamond Life, 1984)
The song refers to the Salvation Army.
Lyricstake a look at Dave, he was once seventeen, Zoot suit & shinny shoes he run around town and threw his mantholated laughter... most of his memories drowned




17 - RICK JAMES (single, 1984 / LP Reflections, 1984)
US # 36
Lyrics




Seventeen - ADRIAN GURVITZ (LP Il Assassino1980)
Lyrics




17 Again - EURYTHMICS (LP Peace, 1999)
CH # 67, DE # 73
Lyrics




(She's) Sexy + 17 - STRAY CATS (LP Rant N' Rave With The Stray Cats, 1983)
US # 5, UK # 29, BE # 10, NL # 22, NZ # 41
Lyrics




Sie War Erst Siebzehn (Und Neu In Der Stadt) - FRANK FARIAN (single, 1977)
DE # 49
Cover version of ''New Kid In Town'' by Eagles (1976)
Lyrics




Sign ''O'' The Times - PRINCE (LP Sign ''O'' The Times, 1987)
US # 3, UK # 10, NL # 7, BE # 8, CH # 11, SE # 14, FR # 15, AT # 20, DE # 35
Lyrics: at home there are seventeen-year-old boys and their idea of fun is being in a gang called ''The Disciples'', high on crack and totin' a machine gun




Summer (The First Time) BOBBY GOLDSBORO (LP Summer, The First Time1973)
UK # 9, US # 21, NL # 19
Lyrics: she was thirty-one and I was seventeen




The River - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN (LP The River, 1980)
NO # 5, SE# 10, BE # 24, NL # 25
Lyrics: me & Mary we met in high school, when she was just seventeen




The Songs That We Sing - CHARLOTTE GAINDBOURG (LP 5:55, 2006)
FR # 30, UK # 129
Lyrics: I read a magazine that said by seventeen your life was at an end




Too Hot - KOOL & THE GANG (LP Ladies' Night, 1979)
US # 5, UK # 23, CA # 18
Lyrics: At seventeen we fell in love, highschool sweethearts, love was so brand new




Touch Of Grey - GRATEFUL DEAD (LP In The Dark, 1987)
US # 9
Lyrics: kid can't read at seventeen, the words he knows are all obscene




Tunnel Of Love - FUN BOY THREE (LP Waiting, 1983)
UK # 10, BE # 22, NL # 38
Lyrics: only seventeen when the wedding bells chime




Why Does It Always Rain On Me? - TRAVIS (LP The Man Who, 1999)
UK # 10, FI # 18, DE # 56, NL # 73, CH # 87, AU # 11, NZ # 20
Lyrics: is it because I lied when I was seventeen




With Everything To Lose - THE STYLE COUNCIL (LP Our Favourite Shop, 1985)
Lyrics: from the playground to the the wasteground, hope ends at seventeen




At Seventeen (Part 1/2)


This is first part of the playlist for my broadcast on Radio Boo tomorrow Wednesday 19 October 2016.


At Seventeen - JANIS IAN (LP Between The Lines, 1975)
US # 3, NZ # 37
Lyrics




Beatles And The Stones - ΤΗΕ HOUSE OF LOVE (LP House Of Love, 1990)
UK # 36, NL # 50
Lyrics: look at me proud of being seventeen




Cherry Bomb - JOHN COUGAR MELLENCAMP (LP The Lonesome Jubilee, 1987)
US # 8, NL # 64, NZ # 4
Lyrics: seventeen has turned thirty.five, I'm surprised we're still living




Dancing Queen - ABBA (LP Arrival, 1976)
US # 1, UK # 1, DE # 1, NL # 1, BE # 1, SE # 1, NO # 1, IE # 1, CH # 3, FI # 3, AT # 4, EUROPEAN # 1, AU # 37, NZ # 1, CA # 1
Lyrics: you are the dancing queen, young & sweet, only seventeen




Don't Play That Song (You Lied) - ADRIANO CELENTANO (LP Disco Dance, 1977)
AT # 7, CH # 10, BE # 18, DE # 34,
Cover version of ''Don't Play That Song (You Lied)'' by Ben E. King (1962)
Lyrics: you were only 17, I never thought you'd act so mean




Edge Of Seventeen - STEVIE NICKS (LP Bella Donna, 1981)
US # 1, CA # 11
Lyrics




Emma - HOT CHOCOLATE (LP Cicero Park1974)
UK # 3, NL # 2, BE # 2, DE # 19
Lyrics: at seventeen we were wed




Ghetto Child - THE SPINNERS (LP Spinners, 1973)
UK # 7, US # 29
Lyrics: When I was seventeen, I run away from home




Hot Legs - ROD STEWART (LP Foot Loose & Fance Free, 1977)
UK # 5, US # 28, NL # 18, BE # 22, DE # 34, NZ # 31
Lyrics: in your jet black suspender belt, seventeen years old




I Love Rock 'N' Roll - THE ARROWS (single, 1975)
Made famous by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts 1982 cover version.
Lyrics: I saw her dancing there by the record machine, I knew she must have been about seventeen




I Saw Her Standing Her - THE BEATLES (LP Please Please Me, 1963)
US # 14, NL # 35
Lyrics: Well she was just seventeen, you know what I mean




It Started With A Kiss - HOT CHOCOLATE (LP Mystery, 1982)
BE # 1, UK # 5, CH # 6, NL # 7, DE # 11, AT # 18, NZ # 2
Lyrics: then, when you were sixteen, I had just turned seventeen, I couldn't hold on to my love, I couldn't hold on to my dream




It Was A Very Good Year - FRANK SINATRA (single, 1965)
US # 28
Cover version of ''It Was A Very Good Year'' by The Kingston Trio (1961)
Lyrics: When I was seventeen, it was a very good year




Jimmy Loves  MaryAnn - JOSIE COTTON (LP From The Hip, 1984)
Cover version of ''Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne'' by Looking Glass (1973)
Lyrics: Just seventeen, everything that you've seen, it's all there in her eyes




Love Changes (Everything) - CLIMIE FISHER (LP Everything, 1987)
UK # 2, US # 23. DE # 7, CH # 8, AT # 15, BE # 29, NL # 30, AU # 23, NZ # 12
Lyrics: I was only 17 when she looked at me that way, seems like yesterday




My Bag - LLOYD COLE & THE COMMOTIONS (LP Mainstream, 1987)
UK # 47
Lyrics: we gave up sleep at the age of seventeen



Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Songs with telephone related sounds (Part 2/2)


The 2nd part of the playlist for my Radio Boo broadcast (Wednesday 12 October 2016)


Obscene Phone Caller - ROCKWELL (LP Somebody's Watching Me, 1983)
US # 35, DE # 53




Party Line - THE KINKS (single, 1966 / LP Face To Face, 1966)




Pennsylvania Six-Five Thousand - GLENN MILLER & HIS ORCHESTRA (single, 1940)




Sex Over The Phone - VILLAGE PEOPLE (single, 1985)
DE # 40, UK # 59




Sometimes A Fantasy - BILLY JOEL (LP Glass Houses, 1980)
US # 36, CA # 21




Telephone - LADY GAGA feat. BEYONCE (single, 2009 / LP The Fame Monster, 2009)
UK # 1, US # 3, BE # 1, NO # 1, DK # 1, IT # 2, SE # 2, DE # 3, NL # 3, AT # 3, CH # 4, ES # 5, FI # 7, EUROPEAN  # 1, AU # 3, NZ # 3




The Telephone Call - KRAFTWERK (LP Electric Cafe, 1986)
UK # 89




Telephone Line - ELO (LP A New World Record, 1976)
US # 7, UK # 8, BE # 23, DE # 32, NZ # 1




Telephone Mama - GAZEBO (single, 1984)
IT # 10




Time Operator - SCOTT WALKER (LP 'Till The Band Comes In, 1970)




Vienna Calling - FALCO (LP Falco III, 1985)
US # 18, UK # 10, AT # 3, DE # 4, CH # 7, SE # 11, BE # 13, CA # 13, NZ # 10




Walkin' In The Rain With The One I Love - LOVE UNLIMITED feat. BARRY WHITE (LP Love Unlimited, 1972)
US # 14




Σήκωσε Το Κινητό Σου - SOTIS VOLANIS (LP Sotis Live)




Τηλεφώνησέ Μου - ΒΑΣΊΛΗΣ ΚΑΡΡΑΣ (LP Τηλεφώνησέ Μου, 1996)




Special exceptions

Busy Line - PETER SKELLERN (single, 1982 / LP String Of Pearls, 1982)




O Superman - LAURIE ANDERSON (single1981 / LP Big Science, 1982)
UK # 2, NL # 10, IE # 11, BE # 19, AU # 28, NZ # 21





Songs about phone conversations without telephone related sounds:


Chantilly Lace - BIG BOPPER (single, 1958)

Hello - ADELE (LP 25, 2015)

Hello It's Me - TODD RUNDGREN (LP Something/Anything, 1972)

Hotline Bling - DRAKE (LP Views, 2016)

I Just Called To Say I Love You - STEVIE WONDER (OST The Woman In Red, 1984)

Last Train To Clarksville - THE MONKEES (single, 1966)

Memphis, Tennessee - CHUCK BERRY (b side on ''Back In The USA'', 1959)

Miss You - THE ROLLING STONES (LP  Some Girls, 1978)

Mr. Telephone Man - NEW EDITION (LP New Edition, 1984)

Need You Now - LADY ANTEBELLUM (LP Need You Now, 2010)

Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels) - JIM CROCE (LP You Don't Mess Around With Jim, 1972)

Orchard Road - LEO SAYER (LP Have You Ever Been In Love, 1983)

Susanna - THE ART COMPANY (LP Get It Out Of Your Head, 1984)

Sylvia's Mother - DOCTOR HOOK & THE MEDICINE SHOW (LP Doctor Hook, 1972)

Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair) - SHEENA EASTON (LP Best Kept Secret, 1983)

Telephone Man - MERI WILSON (LP First Take, 1977)



Songs with the telephone playing an important role only in the video


Communication - SPANDAU BALLET (LP True, 1983)

Crazy - ICEHOUSE (LP Man Of Colours, 1987)

Hello - LIONEL RICHIE (LP Can't Slow Down, 1983)

Mother - PINK FLOYD (LP The Wall, 1979)

She Was Hot - THE ROLLING STONES (LP Undercover, 1983)



Songs with telephone related sounds (Part 1/2)


The 1st part of the playlist for my forthcoming Radio Boo broadcast (Wednesday 12 October 2016)

Babe - TAKE THAT (LP Everything Changes, 1993)
UK # 1, IE # 1, NL # 5, SE # 7, CH # 8, DE # 9, BE # 10, NO # 10, AT # 12,




Bad Connection - YAZOO (LP Upstairs At Eric's, 1982)




Battlestations - WHAM! (b side on "The Edge Of Heaven", 1986 / LP Music From The Edge Of Heaven, 1986)




Clouds Across The Moon - RAH BAND (LP Mystery, 1985)
UK # 6, BE # 6, NL # 8, SE # 9, FR # 28




Don Quichotte - MAGAZINE 60 (single, 1984)
FR # 10, AT # 25, NL # 42




Don't Hang Up - 10cc (LP How Dare You, 1975)




Donna - 10cc (single, 1972 / LP 10cc, 1973)
UK # 2, NL # 2, BE # 4




Femmes Fatales - SAINT TROPEZ (single, 1982)




Hanging On The Telephone - BLONDIE (LP Parallel Lines, 1978)
UK # 5, IE # 16, BE # 19, NL # 20, AU # 49, NZ # 43
Cover version of ''Hanging On The Telephone'' by The Nerves (1976)




Hate Me - BLUE OCTOBER (LP Foiled, 2006)
US # 26




I Called U (But You Weren't There) - LIL LOUIS & THE WORLD (single, 1989)
UK # 16, IE # 23, BE # 48, NL # 66




Inspector Mills - AMERICA (LP A View From The Ground, 1982)




Knockin' On Heaven's Door - GUNS N' ROSES (OST Days Of Thunder, 1990 / LP Use Your Illusion II, 1991)
UK # 2, IE # 1, NL # 1, BE # 1, AT # 3, DE # 5, CH # 5, NO # 6, FR # 7, SE # 10, AU # 12, NZ # 2
Cover version of ''Knockin' On Heaven's Door'' by Bob Dylan (OST Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid, 1973)




Last Night A DJ Saved My Life - INDEEP (single, 1982)
UK # 13, NL # 2, BE # 2, CH # 5, DE # 10, AT # 12, NZ # 25




Monday Morning 5:19 - RIALTO (LP Rialto, 1997)
UK # 37, NL # 69




Name & Number - CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT (LP Getahead1989)
UK # 14, NL # 31





Never There - CAKE (LP Prolonging The Magic1998)
US # 78, CA # 42, UK # 66, AU # 75




Νόχι - ΣΤΑΜΑΤΗΣ ΚΡΑΟΥΝΑΚΗΣ & ΣΤΕΡΕΟ ΝΟΒΑ (LP Ωφέλιμο Φορτίο1998)



Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Various sound effects in songs, neither music or nature related


This is the playlist for my Radio Boo broadcast on Wednesday 5 October 2016 with songs using several neither musical nor natural sounds in their recordings.


Arrow

Cupid - SAM COOKE (single, 1961)
UK # 7, US # 17, AU # 22



Camera

Freeze-Frame - THE J. GEILS BAND (LP Freeze Frame, 1981)
US# 4, UK # 27, BE # 5, CH # 11, NL # 13, DE # 29


Girls On Film - DURAN DURAN (LP Duran Duran, 1981)
UK # 5, SE # 15, BE # 30, AU # 11, NZ # 4


Souvenir De Chine - JEAN-MICHEL JARRE (LP Les Concerts En Chine, 1982)



Car engine

Autobahn - KRAFTWERK (LP Autobahn, 1974)


Close (To The Edit) - THE ART OF NOISE (LP (Whose Afraid Of?) The Art Of Noise, 1984)
UK # 8


Club Tropicana - WHAM! (LP Fantastic, 1983)
UK # 4, NO # 10, DE # 13, NL # 14, BE # 23, NZ # 25
Also: car door slamming & footsteps


Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car - BILLY OCEAN (single, 1988)
US # 1, UK # 3, BE # 1, NO # 1, NL # 2, DE # 3, CH # 3, SE # 4, AT # 8, FR # 41, AU # 8, NZ # 2


Joe Le Taxi - VANESSA PARADIS (LP M & J1987)
FR # 1, NO # 5, SE # 7, DE # 8, BE # 8, NL # 25


Living In The U.S.A. - THE STEVE MILLER BAND (single, 1968 / LP Sailor, 1968)


Love Is The Drug - ROXY MUSIC (LP Siren, 1975)
UK # 2, CA # 3, US # 30, NL # 9, BE # 15, DE # 39, AU # 18, NZ # 24


Movin' Out (Anthony's Song) - BILLY JOEL (LP The Stranger, 1977)
US # 17, UK # 35, NZ # 31


Panama - VAN HALEN (LP 1984, 1983)
US # 13, UK # 64


Stick Shift - THE DUALS (single, 1961)
US # 25
Also: a police siren at the end of the song


The Race - YELLO (LP Flag, 1988)
UK # 7, DE # 4, AT # 6, CH # 8, ML # 14, BE # 20, NZ # 9



Car horns

Pull Up To The Bumper - GRACE JONES (LP Nightclubbing, 1981 / LP Island Life, 1985)
UK # 12 (1985), BE # 14, NL # 16, DE # 26, NZ # 13



Cash register

Money - PINK FLOYD (LP The Dark Side Of The Moon, 1973)
US # 13, AT # 10, DE # 49, CA # 18,



Church bells


Black Sabbath - BLACK SABBATH (LP Black Sabbath, 1970)


Das Omen (Teil 1) - MYSTERIOUS ART (single, 1989)
DE # 1, CH # 2, AT # 2


Tom's Diner - DNA feat. SUZANNE VEGA (single, 1990)
Re-mix cover version of ''Tom's Diner'' by Suzanne Vega (1987)
UK # 2, US # 5,



Clock ticking & ringing

Το Τραγούδι Του Χουζούρη - ΤΑ ΣΤΡΟΥΜΦΑΚΙΑ (LP Το Party Των Στρουμφ, 1984)


Time - PINK FLOYD (LP The Dark Side Of The Moon1973)


Timebomb - CHUMBAWAMBA (single, 1993 / LP Anarchy, 1994)
UK # 59



Door bell

Hello Baby! - ΓΙΑΝΝΗΣ ΜΗΛΙΩΚΑΣ (LP Hello Baby! 1995)



Door knocking

Εγώ Χτυπώ Την Πόρτα Σου - ΤΑΚΗΣ ΚΑΡΑΟΛΗΣ & ΡΟΥΛΑ ΚΑΛΑΚΗ (LP Λούμπεν Τραγούδια & Παρατράγουδα / Αγαπάτε Τους Σκύλους, 1978)



Door opening / closing

Thriller - MICHAEL JACKSON (LP Thriller, 1982)
US # 4, UK # 10, ES # 1, BE # 1, IT # 2, CH # 3, CA # 3, NL # 4, AT # 5, NO # 7, DE # 9, SE # 10, FI # 11, DK # 25, FR # 35, AU # 3, NZ # 6



Door slamming

Green Door - SHAKIN' STEVENS (LP Shaky, 1981)
UK # 1, CH #5, DE # 6, NL # 8, At # 8, BE # 7, NZ # 2



Footsteps

Lost Again - YELLO (LP You Gotta Say Yes To Another Excess, 1983)
CH # 10, DE # 26, UK # 73



Glass breaking

The Message - GRANDMASTER FLASH & THE FURIOUS FIVE feat. MELLE MEL & DUKE BOOTEE (single, 1982)
UK # 8, US # 62, AT # 9, NL # 10, CH # 11, NZ # 2



Gunshots

Enough Is Enough - CHUMBAWAMBA & CREDIT TO THE NATION (single1993 / LP Anarchy1994)
UK # 56


Secret Agent Man - BRUCE WILLIS (LP The Return Of Bruno, 1987)
Cover version of ''Secret Agent Man'' by Johnny Rivers (1966)
The song also includes a police siren, body hitiing the ground & car related sounds (slammin' of the door, engine running)



Helicopter

Goodnight Saigon - BILLY JOEL (LP The Nylon Curtain, 1982)
NL # 1, BE # 1, US # 56, UK # 29, IE # 19


One - METALLICA (LP ...And Justice for All1988)
US # 35, UK # 13, FI # 1, SE # 3, NL # 3, NO # 4, IE # 12, CH # 22, BE # 23, DE # 31, AU # 38, NZ # 13



Jet Plane

Back In The U.S.S.R. - THE BEATLES (The White Album, 1968)
UK # 19, SE # 19, NZ # 44


Groovejet (If This Ain't Love) - SPILLER feat. SOPHIE ELLIS BEXTOR (single, 2000)
UK # 1, NO # 4, CH # 5, FI # 6, IT # 9, NL # 13, BE # 13, DE # 14, AT # 16, FR # 17, SE # 28, AU # 1, NZ # 1
The song samples ''Love Is You'' by Carol Williams (1976)


The Letter - THE BOX TOPS (single, 1967)
US # 1, CA # 1, NO # 1, BE # 2, NL # 3, UK # 5, DE # 5, AT # 9, AU # 4



Morse code

London Calling - THE CLASH (LP London Calling, 1979)
UK # 1, SE # 30, NZ # 23


Planet Claire - THE B-52's (LP The B-52's, 1979)
NZ # 35


S.O.S. - ABC (LP Beauty Stab, 1983)
UK # 39



Motorbike engine

Girls, Girls, Girls - MÖTLEY CRÜE (LP Girls, Girls, Girls, 1987)
US # 12, UK # 26


Leader Of The Pack - THE SHANGRLI-LAS (single, 1964)
US # 1, NO # 8, UK # 11 (1965), UK # 3 (1972)


Would I Lie To You? - EURYTHMICS (LP Be Yourself Tonight, 1985)
US # 5, UK # 17, BE # 10, SE # 10, CH # 21, NL # 24, DE # 34, FR # 41, NZ # 5



Ship horn

Night Boat To Cairo - MADNESS (LP One Step Beyond... 1979)



Sirens (air attack, ambulance, fire alarm, police etc.)

Dr. Beat - MIAMI SOUND MACHINE (LP Eyes Of Innocence, 1984)
UK # 6, BE # 3, CH # 5, DE # 7, NL # 6, FR # 23, NZ # 15
The song includes ambulance siren.


Indiana Wants Me - R. DEAN TAYLOR (single, 1970)
UK # 2, US # 5
The song includes police sirens. Also: a police officer warning & several gunshots.


Modern Day Delilah - VAN STEPHENSON (LP Righteous Anger, 1984)
US # 22
The song includes police siren.


Two Tribes - FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD (LP Welcome To The Pleasuredome, 1984)
UK # 1, DE # 1, NL # 1, BE # 1, CH # 4, SE # 9, AT # 16, US # 43, FR # 48
The song includes air attack sirens.



Sonar sound (Submarine)

Das Boot - U96 (single, 1991)
DE # 1, CH # 1, AT # 1, NO # 1, NL # 3, SE # 5, NL # 11, UK # 18, IE # 19
Techno cover of the original ''Das Boot'' version of 1981 movie.


Leuchtturm - NENA (LP Nena, 1983)
DE # 2, AT # 3, NL # 7



Striking a match

Christine - MISS-X (single, 1963)
UK # 37


Hermando's Hideaway - ARCHIE BLEYER (single, 1954)
US # 2
The song also includes knockin at a door.



Train on railroad tracks

Riding On A Train - THE PASADENAS (LP To Whom It May Concern, 1988)
UK # 13, NL ä 4, BE # 6, CH # 13, DE # 24, FR # 40, NZ # 25


Station To Station - DAVID BOWIE (LP Station To Station, 1976)


The Train - THE NITS (EP Hat, 1988)
NL # 34


This City Never Sleeps - EURYTHMICS (LP Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This), 1983 / OST 9 1/2 Weeks, 1986)


Trans Europe Express - KRAFTWERK (LP Trans Europe Express, 1977)
SE # 15, IT # 34, US # 67, CA # 96
Though a studio created train sound, it keeps going all through the song.



Typing on a typewriter

Kiss & Tell - BRYAN FERRY (LP Bete Noire, 1988)
UK # 41, NL # 45, NZ # 26


9 To 5 - DOLLY PARTON (single, 1980 / LP 9 To 5 & Odd Jobs, 1980)
US # 1, UK # 47,  AT # 5, BE # 5, SE # 6, NL # 15, DE # 46, NZ # 9



Whip

Rawhide - FRANKIE LAINE with JIMMY CARROLL & HIS ORCHESTRA (single, 1958)


Whip It - DEVO (LP Freedom Of Choice, 1980)
US ä 14, NZ # 11