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.
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***
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.
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***
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.