What's your favourite 'Birthday' song?

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What is your favourite birthday song?

  1. Birthday (Blur)

    7.7%
  2. Happy birthday to ya (Wonder)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Unhappy birthday (The Smiths)

    7.7%
  4. Birthday (Sugarcubes)

    46.2%
  5. Happy birthday (Altered Images)

    23.1%
  6. It’s not your birthday any more (SP Morrissey)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Happy birthday (trad arr)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Other (please specify)

    23.1%
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  1. Maurice E

    Maurice E Junior Member

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    It's the great birthday-song poll!
     
  2. prisoner77

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    The Beatles one..Birthday...
     
  3. nugz

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    yeah dude! Maurice, how could you forget the Beatles song!!! *shakes head* :cool::p
     
  4. Maurice E

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    Like all good Morrissey fans (and the man himself), I know little about, and care little for, The Beatles.
    So there!
     
  5. prisoner77

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    Little is what you know then..
     
  6. Maurice E

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    Actually, I do know a fair amount. I'm just trying to wind up the Nugzster!
    They were clearly fantastic musicians and wonderful songwriters. But I don't like the sound of Lennon's voice - always found it quite thin and distant. And I think a lot of the lyrics are clichéd (although some were great).
    But the main problem is probably overfamiliarity - if I were to hear their oeuvre for the first time today, I'd be hugely impressed.
    I'm open minded about McCartney's solo stuff. Thought one of his recent singles (My Ever Present Past) was fantastic. Great fuzzy guitar lines, some lovely vocal melodies, and a pleasing nostalgic lyric.
    Also, 'Wonderful Christmas Time' is at least three zillion times better than the dire, grating 'Happy Christmas (war is over)'!
     
  7. This.

    George Harrison also did a trippy version called "It's Johnny's Birthday" on All Things Must Pass.
     
  8. nugz

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    oh no no no. are you kidding??? "wonderful christmas time" is HORRIBLE!!! "Happy Christmas" is lovely.

    Maurice, you said t yourself, I am always right. and I am right on this one too. :cool::p

    oh and besides, you still shouldve added it to the poll IMO, b/c the poll wasnt about YOUR fav, its about OUR fav. so there! :D
     
  9. prisoner77

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    Fair enough, I prefer Lennons voice,though McCartney sings Birthday..
     
  10. Wrong. They sing duet for almost the whole song, and Lennon sings the "Yes, we're going to a party, party bit".
     
  11. prisoner77

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    No McCrtney sings most of the song, it's his song obviously.
     
  12. Dude, I just listened to it for the billionth time. They both sing. Paul sings the high part, as usual, so it's a bit easier to hear. But Paul did write it; I'll grant you that.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birthday_(Beatles)
     
  13. Maurice E

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    You sure ain't right this time, dude!
    Wonderful Christmas Time is cool. It's jaunty, synthy and, err, Christmassy! Happy Christmas (please let this song soon be over) is just ghastly.

    Yes, I would've added the Beatles song if I'd only heard of the flipping thing.
    I've just Googled the lyrics (below) and frankly, I hope the music is better than the words!


    You say it's your birthday
    It's my birthday too, yeah
    They say it's your birthday
    We're gonna have a good time
    I'm glad it's your birthday
    Happy birthday to you.

    Yes we're going to a party party
    Yes we're going to a party party
    Yes we're going to a party party

    I would like you to dance (Birthday)
    Take a cha-cha-cha-chance (Birthday)
    I would like you to dance (Birthday)
    Dance

    I would like you to dance (Birthday)
    Take a cha-cha-cha-chance (Birthday)
    I would like you to dance (Birthday)
    Dance

    You say it's your birthday
    Well it's my birthday too, yeah
    You say it's your birthday
    We're gonna have a good time
    I'm glad it's your birthday
    Happy birthday to you.
     
  14. prisoner77

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    It's pretty lame for a Beatles song...Hehe..
     
  15. You've never heard it?!? Hell, I'd heard it as a kid before I even knew it was by The Beatles! I think the animatronic characters at Billy Bob's Pizza (is that what it was called?) sang it.
     
  16. nugz

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    you've never fucking heard it!!?? :eek:

    jesus christ dude, do you live in a CAVE? it's a fantastic little ditty, HERE:

     
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  17. nugz, I love ya. :sweet: :D
     
  18. nugz

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    haha! we had the same reaction. ;):p
     
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    Birthday - Sugarcubes
     
  20. prisoner77

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    A better choice altogether..
     
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