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I've been listening to "The Boxer" by Simon & Garfunkel. For about the last minute or so, they repeat "Lie-la-lie" many times. I was trying to think of other songs that do this. I thought of "Hey Jude", "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'" by Journey and then looked up "The Boxer" here on Songfacts and saw that "Ain't No Sunshine" and "Sittin' On The Dock fo The Bay" were mentioned.

Can you think of any other songs that fill space by repeating a phrase or such over and over again? I'd love to hear them!

Thanks!

JL64

PS-I hope I put this in the correct section!

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The Police did it all the time.

Check out the songs:

Can't Stand Losing You

De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da

Don't Stand So Close To Me

Every Breath You Take

Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic

King Of Pain

Message In A Bottle

Roxanne

Walking On The Moon

There prolly is a few or many more by them.

I don't have time to look.

I just listed the ones that I remember.

Also, Sting did it solo with:

"If You Love Somebody Set Them Free"

I'm sure he has more solo songs that he does it on too.

I always thought Meat Loaf was the worst repeater on the planet but I think he's met his match with Sting and The Police.

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Good Vibrations - Beach Boys

"I'm pickin'g up good vibrations

she's giving me excitations..

I'm picking up good vibrations

she's giving me excitations..."

you get the picture.

Also: "Beach Baby" by 1st Class,

the end is a monotonous repetition of "beach baby beach baby beach baby beach baby" eleventy billion times.

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"You Know You're Right" - Nirvana (the title and "pain" are repeated numerous times)

Rage Against the Machine does this sometimes at the end of their songs.

"Killing in the Name"

"Bulls on Parade"

"Bullet in the Head"

Another one by Daft Punk, "One More Time".

"Helpless" - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

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Or my favorite...courtesy of the Silhouettes...

MUSICAL INTERLUDE:

"Sha na na na - sha na na na na

Sha na na na - sha na na na na

Sha na na na - sha na na na na

Sha na na na - sha na na na na

Dip dip dip dip dip dip dip dip

Mum mum mum mum mum mum

Get a job

Sha na na na - sha na na na na

Every morning about this time

She gets me out of my bed a-crying

Get a job

After breakfast every day

She throws the want ads right my way

And never fails to say

Get a job

Sha na na na - sha na na na na

Sha na na na - sha na na na na

Sha na na na - sha na na na na

Sha na na na - sha na na na na

Dip dip dip dip dip dip dip dip

Mum mum mum mum mum mum

Get a job

Sha na na na - sha na na na na

And when I get the paper

I read it through and through

And my girl never fails to say

If there is any work for me

And when I go back to the house

I hear the woman's mouth

Preaching and a-crying

Tell me that I'm lying

About a job

That I never could find

Sha na na na - sha na na na na

Sha na na na - sha na na na na

Sha na na na - sha na na na na

Sha na na na - sha na na na na

Dip dip dip dip dip dip dip dip

Mum mum mum mum mum mum

Get a job

Sha na na na - sha na na na na"

:afro: :afro: :afro: :rockon: :rockon: :rockon:

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