Roller coaster song??

Tuesday, February 20, 2001 4:18 PM
This might sound a little dumb, but I've been thinking for about a week now. What song in existence can describe roller coasters? The closest I've got to is "breathless" and that's it.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2001 4:30 PM
I am going to beat Dave Althoff to this.
But there are:
Ride the Roller coaster-the DB's
Rollercoaster-Everything But the Girl
Fly-Moxy Fruvous (mentions coaster)
Love Rollercoaster-Red Hot Chili Peppers
Amusement Parks USA-Beach Boys (mentions coasters)

and non-coaster related:
On a Carousel-Hollies
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Tuesday, February 20, 2001 4:31 PM
Oh,
Lakeside Park-Rush
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Tuesday, February 20, 2001 4:45 PM
Get this, though...

"Love Rollercoaster" was originally recorded by the...

Ohio Players. Coincidence? I don't think so. ;)

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Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
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Tuesday, February 20, 2001 4:56 PM
Roller Coaster of Love by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

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Get ready to fly over Six Flags Oh..er I mean Six Flags Worlds of Adventure this summer with X-Flight!
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Tuesday, February 20, 2001 5:11 PM
What is that oldies song that goes: "everyday, its a gettin' closer; goin' faster than a roller coaster; love like yours surely......" It's on the movie Stand By Me I know that. I downloaded it on Napster a while back but I totally forget who sings it.
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Tuesday, February 20, 2001 5:21 PM
I would definately have to say JImi Hendrix Live at the Monterey Style Wild Thing, describes a coaser very much thankyou
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Tuesday, February 20, 2001 5:33 PM
I always think of song 2 by blur when i'm on a coaster.

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"One good thing about all this, with all this fresh air were gonna sleep like babies"
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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 12:23 AM
John Lennon once described "Get Back" as a song to "roller coast by."

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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 1:09 AM
Punk, Thats Buddy Holly with "Everyday"
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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 4:07 AM
"Palisades Park" by Freddy "boom boom" Cannon.
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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 4:14 AM
Getting a little further afield, with a little imagination the song "Spinning Wheel" (Blood, Sweat and Tears if I remember correctly) sounds like it could be alluding to a carousel.

NRBQ have a couple of applicable songs, including "Little Floater" (second verse makes a comparison to a roller coaster), "Poppin' Circumstance" has a line about "...me and the girls in a Tilt-A-Whirl". Both of those from their album, "Wild Weekend".

Of course, the Beach Boys weigh in with "Amusement Parks USA" (from "Summer Days (& Summer Nights)) which mentions a bunch of parks, of which the only one still operating is Disneyland.

The Red House Painters have a self-titled album with a doctored photo on the cover showing both the (now defunct) Coney Island Thunderbolt and a disused British mouse. Songs on the album include "Roller Coaster" and "Grace Cathedral Park" but I didn't care for either one.

John already mentioned the one recorded Moxy Fruvous track that mentions an amusement park and roller coaster.

For some unknown reason I have a note in my computer that says, "Bottle Rockets - Turn for the Worse - 24 hrs/day". Knowing that the Bottle Rockets have this roots rock thing going that I don't usually care much for, the only reason I can think of why I would have put that in there is if they mention a roller coaster.

Nobody has yet mentioned Freddy Cannon's "Palisades Park" or the special version he did apparently for KDKA, "Kennywood Park."

There is also a song, I have no idea who sings it, and I think I've only heard it once, but it talks about a Ferris wheel.

Of course there are others. Someone should compile a list and put it on a web page someplace...

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 5:24 AM
"Nobody has yet mentioned Freddy Cannon's "Palisades Park" "

Look again ;)

Personally, "Spinning Wheel" reminds me more of a ferris wheel. Actually, it reminds me of a pinwheel but a pinwheel is closer to a ferris wheel then a carousel.
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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 7:32 AM
In more recent times, Cedar Point 76 by the Dirtbombs.

I think the Ohio Players were a Disco Group!
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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 7:38 AM
I always think of Ride or Die Chick by The Lox and Eve
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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 7:55 AM
I don't really think about the songs that mentions amusement parks, rides or coasters as the best song. Although I do like like that Red Hot Chili Pepper remake of that song. Last year when I would go to Hersheypark by myself I would take my discman with me and listen to CD's in line and on the rides. The one that struck me as being the most exciting song to ride a coaster to was "Bad Habit" off of the Offspring's Smash CD. I was on the front seat of the Lightning Racer and it seem to be the perfect tempo with the pace of the ride. Maybe you should try it sometime.
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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 7:55 AM

millrace said:
""Nobody has yet mentioned Freddy Cannon's "Palisades Park" "

This was also covered by the RAMONES!

Theres a song intro by ROSE ROYCE saying something like:"Its wild..its like a rollercoaster ride".

"Rollercoaster Baby" by POPS PEST CONTROL.






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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 7:57 AM
Someone created a video of Superman (ROS I believe) and used Collective Soul's Tremble for My Beloved. Now, every time I hear the song I think of flying around on a coaster.

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If I'da thought about it a little longer, I'da spent more time thinking.
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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 8:37 AM
Cool, any CSoul song would be awesome to hear on a coaster. But my official coaster song would have to be either that cartoon-type song played in the Raging Bull line or "Superbeast" by Rob Zombie. I listened to it before I went to PKI (for obvious reasons) and it's been my amusement park song ever since -- I try to listen to it right before I enter any coaster park. Don't know, one of those weird things I do...
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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 1:04 PM
Ride Man - the Bottle Rockets' song "Turn for the Worse" quotes the rollercoaster part of Buddy Holly's "Every Day" ("Every day we're a getting closer, moving faster than a rollercoaster"), as quoted above. A fine song, I believe, but then I'm a fan of the band.
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