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


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