Songs about Rides, Coasters, etc

Saturday, November 22, 2003 11:48 PM
Hello! I need to know if anyone knows of any songs that are about rides, coasters or amusement parks. I am putting together a powerpoint presentation featuring my sixth grader's K'nex sculptures and I wanted to have a song or two playing behind the photographs.

Yes, I already know about Freddy "Boom-Boom" Cannon (Palisadies Park), The Ohio Players (Love RollerCoaster) and the Three Stooges singing "The Merry Go Round Broke Down." Anything else you can provide would be very helpful.

Rich

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Saturday, November 22, 2003 11:55 PM
I don't know the musician, but I think the name of the song is "Right Round, Baby"

"You turn me right round baby right round/ Like a roller coaster Right round baby right round"

Also, "Sledge Hammer" by Peter Gabriel mentions being someone's Big Dipper and the lyrics mention up and down all around the bends.

Hope this helps

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Sunday, November 23, 2003 12:04 AM
Only thing that comes to mind is Weird Al's parody of that Avril Lavigne song "Complicated".

I had so much on my mind
I thought maybe I'd unwind
Try out that new roller coaster ride
And the guide
Said not to stand
But that's a demand
That I couldn't meet
I got on my feet
I stood up instead
And knocked off my head
Ya see
Tell me
Why I have to go and get decapitated?

But that's only a portion of the song and it isn't acceptable for school.

There is that song "rolla coasta, slow down" or is that the Ohio Players song *** Edited 11/23/2003 5:08:05 AM UTC by Stan***

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Sunday, November 23, 2003 12:22 AM
Try looking for Blink 182's song called "Rollercoaster".

I used it in a coaster video & it fits perfectly.

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Sunday, November 23, 2003 12:32 AM
Red Hot Chili Peppers- Rollercoaster

"your love is like a rollercoaster baby, baby, I wanna ride..."

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Sunday, November 23, 2003 12:34 AM
In the song sour girl by Stone Temple Pilots, scott weiland sings " the rollercoaster ride is a lonely one".
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Sunday, November 23, 2003 8:43 AM
Umm...there's a song that's on the Matrix soundtrack, Lunatic Calm - Leave you far behind, first words in it are "I want to take you on a roller coaster." It's a pretty cool song too, at least in my opinion.
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Sunday, November 23, 2003 8:58 AM
I like Blink-182's "Roller Coaster" song, and their CD's. They're pretty darn good. The "Roller Coaster" song is on the CD called "Take off your pants and jacket", and they just made a new one too. But, I think it has a few swear words in it, and it's not really the best for a presentation.

EDIT- Added content *** Edited 11/23/2003 2:00:19 PM UTC by coasterwiz***

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Sunday, November 23, 2003 9:06 AM
Billy Idol sings a song called Rebel Yell. With A Rebel Yell, they cry more, more, more. For all you slow peeps, Rebel Yell is the classic wooden rollercoaster at Kings Dominion.
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Sunday, November 23, 2003 10:35 AM
Yeah, be careful using Blink-182 tracks. Also, "Chap Stick, Chapped Lips, and Things Like Chemistry" by Relient K is a good one as well. The whole song is pretty much about going to amusement parks.
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Sunday, November 23, 2003 10:44 AM

prabe said:
I don't know the musician, but I think the name of the song is "Right Round, Baby"

"You turn me right round baby right round/ Like a roller coaster Right round baby right round"


That's "You Spin Me 'Round" by Dead or Alive -- and it's not about roller coasters. The lyrics are, "You spin me right 'round, baby, right 'round like a record baby right 'round, 'round, 'round."

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Sunday, November 23, 2003 10:55 AM
I'd check out the song "Rollercoaster" by the pop band B-Witched. It's pretty unoffensive and has a catchy beat. *** Edited 11/23/2003 3:55:52 PM UTC by Pale Rider***
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Sunday, November 23, 2003 11:10 AM
[quote]prabe said:
I don't know the musician, but I think the name of the song is "Right Round, Baby"

"You turn me right round baby right round/ Like a roller coaster Right round baby right round"

That was done by Dead or Alive in the mid-80's. Awesome song. :-) And it's "spin" instead of "turn" and "like a record" instead of "roller coaster".

Disturbed also did an awesome remake of it a few years ago. :-)

-Tina

*** Edited 11/23/2003 4:13:54 PM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***

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Sunday, November 23, 2003 12:24 PM

Chernabog said:

prabe said:
I don't know the musician, but I think the name of the song is "Right Round, Baby"

"You turn me right round baby right round/ Like a roller coaster Right round baby right round"


That's "You Spin Me 'Round" by Dead or Alive -- and it's not about roller coasters. The lyrics are, "You spin me right 'round, baby, right 'round like a record baby right 'round, 'round, 'round."


Ok, I thought I was going crazy after I read that guys post. I was like "all these years I been singing it wrong!"

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Sunday, November 23, 2003 12:33 PM

coasterqueenTRN said:
[quote]prabe said:
I don't know the musician, but I think the name of the song is "Right Round, Baby"

"You turn me right round baby right round/ Like a roller coaster Right round baby right round"

That was done by Dead or Alive in the mid-80's. Awesome song. :-) And it's "spin" instead of "turn" and "like a record" instead of "roller coaster".

Disturbed also did an awesome remake of it a few years ago. :-)

-Tina

The band was DOPE, not disturbed

*** Edited 11/23/2003 4:13:54 PM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***


*** Edited 11/23/2003 5:33:53 PM UTC by Turbo***
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Sunday, November 23, 2003 12:43 PM
OK, I was wrong, but I like my words better...

:-)

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Sunday, November 23, 2003 1:20 PM
Geez, there's a ton of TIn Pan Alley era songs about amusement parks. "Meet Me Tonight In Dreamland" was written for the opening of that ill fated Coney Island Park. Across the street you could have listened to the "Luna Park March". If you had the time you can unearth countless tunes from the golden age that were written for virtually every major park in existence then. I'm kind of partial to a tune that was a favorite of carousel builder Marcus Charles Illions, "I Love to Ride the Ponies on the Merry-Go-Round." The rights to this song are still owned by Warner Bros. A great many of them were arranged on Wurlitzer band organ rolls and still can be heard today.
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Sunday, November 23, 2003 1:27 PM
Tina, making me feel old....AGAIN! Dead or Alive was right around the time of my freshman year, in college...:(

Best guess, summer/fall 1984 release...

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Sunday, November 23, 2003 1:39 PM
1985. :)
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Sunday, November 23, 2003 2:15 PM
It's ok gator. I'm there with ya.
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