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  1. Avatar Zac Black says:

    Been listening to this a lot lately:

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  2. Avatar aaron david says:

    Right now my life is so hectic-buying another house, putting out a map of antique shops on deadline- that I really just want chill music, but with a melancholy twist!

    So, Rykarda Parasol!

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  3. Avatar Tod Kelly says:

    Apropos of nothing, if you like Chickens, you should check out Jordan’s Choo-Choo-Ch-Boogie, which in addition to being highly addictive is the only song I know of where every line ends with “ack.”Report

  4. Avatar Tod Kelly says:

    Also, the distance from Nobody Here to the Muppets seems way, way longer than the distance from Muppets to Beat it.Report

    • Avatar Kolohe says:

      We’re within a few months of the Muppet Show being as distant from now as the Muppet Show was from the first regular broadcast commercial television programs.Report

  5. Avatar Kolohe says:

    This video was also made 34 years after the song’s initial release, though the song has re-entered pop culture in a big way about halfway between those two dates.

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  6. Avatar Pinky says:

    “Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens” was a novelty song. “Beat It” isn’t a good parallel. “She Blinded Me With Science” is a better comparison. It’s an upbeat and successful song that some people would remember, but it hasn’t been a part of our culture in the past few decades the way Michael Jackson’s music has. Besides, wouldn’t you love to see Professor Bunsen Honeydew singing it? He doesn’t have eyes! It’d be perfect.Report

    • Avatar Pinky says:

      Other 1983 novelty-ish songs: “Down Under”, “The Safety Dance”, “Electric Avenue”, and “Stray Cat Strut”. And think what the Muppets could do with Hall and Oates’s “Maneater”.Report

      • Avatar Jaybird says:

        Hey, when I checked the R&B charts, I automatically checked the date today (at the time, the 23rd) and looked at the R&B chart for May 23rd. the closest date to that on the chart was May 21st.

        If I wanted the most novelty-ish song closest to what was on the R&B charts, I would have jumped back a couple of weeks to Atomic Dog by George Clinton.

        Another song that, theoretically, the Muppets could have a ball with… were the song not somewhat filthy.Report

        • Avatar Pinky says:

          “Atomic Dog” is less risque than “Lydia the Tattooed Lady”.Report

          • Avatar Jaybird says:

            Lydia the Tattooed Lady is avuncular as it plays with double entendre.

            Atomic Dog is playing with single entendres.

            Now, don’t get me wrong, Atomic Dog is a much richer song with all sorts of stuff going on such that listening to an instrumental version would be only slightly less rewarding than listening to the original while Lydia is a fair-to-middlin’ vaudeville song raised to nose-bleed heights by the talent of Groucho and an instrumental version would have little to recommend it.

            But the muppets could totally get away with Lydia the Tattooed Lady (indeed, they did!) while I don’t see them getting away with Atomic Dog.

            Not even in the current year.

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  7. Avatar Hoosegow Flask says:

    “Beat It” brought this to mind, which has been making the rounds lately:

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  8. Avatar Kimmi says:

    So, a friend of mine and I are watching Gotham.
    Albert is good for a lot of funny britishisms, and one of the good ones is “I’ll tuck you up, just like a kipper”

    … he started filking that to “Like a virgin”
    It was brilliant.Report

  9. Avatar Joe Sal says:

    It’s been around, but stumbled across it recently:

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  10. Avatar Miss Mary says:

    Speaking of annoying your parents with song, Junior will not stop singing this Dr. Doofenshmirtz song from Phineas and Ferb. I’d post a video if I could find one, but you don’t want to hear that crap any way.Report