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Saturday 23 June 2012

Never Mind The Quality...

... Feel the length.

The aim of this post is to fill up an entire page on Hype Machine all by myself. So here in ascending order are the ten longest song titles on my iPod.

In tenth place, with a respectable 72 characters:

"I Have Been Known To Be Wrong From Time To Time But I'm Afraid I'm Right" - David Mayfield Parade

Ninth place (74 characters):

"You Are The Generation That Bought More Shoes And You Get What You Deserve" - Johnny Boy

Eighth place (75 characters):

"There Will Never Be Any Peace (Until God Is Seated At The Conference Table)" - The Chi-Lites

Seventh place (77 characters):

"Ever See A Diver Kiss His Wife While The Bubbles Bounce About Above The Water" - Shirley Ellis

Sixth place (78 characters):

"Conservative Christian, Right-Wing Republican, Straight, White, American Males" - Todd Snider

Fifth place (86 characters):

"Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft (The Recognized Anthem Of World Contact Day)" - The Carpenters

Fourth place (93 characters):

"Come Sing Me A Happy Song To Prove We All Can Get Along The Lumpy, Bumpy, Long And Dusty Road" - Bert Jansch

Big up - well, very big up actually - to our top three, all of which manage to reach the one hundred character mark.

Third place (100 characters):

"Chop Yourself Into Little Pieces And Mail Yourself To New Brunswick, Canada For Immediate Reassembly" - Penny Blacks

Second place (101 characters):

"All The Blowing-Themselves-Up Motherfuckers (Will Realise The Minute They Die That They Were Suckers)" - Julian Cope

Huge - very huge - fanfare for a winner. Weighing in at a massive 105 characters, and without having to resort to brackets and other padding, here is:

"Come Throw Yourself Under The Monstrous Wheels Of The Rock 'n Roll Bandwagon As It Approaches Destruction" - The Juggernauts

Of course, if Rolf had used the full title for this next one it would have knocked the rest of them into a cocked hat.


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    1. Grote omhoog aan jou ook (or something like that). My Afrikaans is rusty and probably nothing like Dutch anyway