Post by 80sat40fan on Aug 31, 2020 17:26:47 GMT -5
It might be fun coming up with a list of all the different sounds used in AT40 songs over the years. The sounds could kick off a song, be featured in the middle of it or end the tune. A few that come to mind:
Coins and cash registers are heard opening up "Money" by Pink Floyd
A rooster's "cock-a-doodle-doo" intros "Early In The Morning" by The Gap Band
A school bell kicks off "High School Dance" by The Sylvers
Bicycle bells are heard midway through "Bicycle Race" by Queen
A car crash is heard in Janet Jackson's "Control"
Bubbles are heard in The Jets' tune, "Rocket 2 U"
A telephone ring is featured in the introduction of ELO's "Telephone Line"
What sounds like a hammer, anvil and shoveling gravel all start off Wings' "Silly Love Songs"
A quitting time whistle kicks off "Allentown" by Billy Joel
A passing truck is heard in "Keep On Truckin'" by Eddie Kendricks (interestingly, it's only heard in the single version)
What are some other sounds heard in AT40 songs over the years?
A car or motorcycle engine is rumbling in the midway point of Mungo Jerry's "In The Summertime".
At the end of the first verse of "Girlfriend" by Pebbles, you hear a very short, clipped bark from a dog.
And, of course, LOTS of songs have rain or thunder sound effects; some real, some artificially created. My favorite example of the latter occurs several times towards the end of the Bee Gee's "Tragedy". I once saw on a YouTube video Barry Gibb cupping his hands to his mouth in front of the microphone, then opening his hands while simultaneously blowing into the mic to simulate the thunder sound effects.
"Who do you love?"---Bo Diddley
"Swear allegiance to the flag, whatever flag they offer. Never hint at what you really feel."---Mike and the Mechanics
"Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" by Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney
The song is notable for its sound effects, including the sounds of a thunderstorm, with rain, heard between the first and second verses, the sound of clicking from a telephone dialing and then transitioning to an answering machine (both actually McCartney's voice), where the sound of McCartney's voice, with a "telephone" effect, is heard after the second verse, and the sound of chirping sea birds and wind by the seashore.
"Riders on the Storm" by The Doors has thunderstorm and rain sounds.
Last Edit: Aug 31, 2020 21:04:37 GMT -5 by trekkielo
Bombs or machine guns in Duran Duran's "New Moon On Monday" The sound of flames at the end of Def Leppard's "Rock Of Ages" A phone off the hook at the beginning of Midnight Star's "Operator" On the album version of Def Leppard's "Rocket", you hear a rocket launching after the backmasked line of gibberish. Incidentally, if you play it backwards, it sounds like a bomb launching and detonating with the gibberish line that says. "we're fighting...we're fighting... we're fighting with the gods of war".
Post by johnnywest on Sept 1, 2020 11:31:02 GMT -5
During the Top 100 of 2003, Casey noted that there were back-to-back animal sound effects. You can hear an elephant in Missy Elliot's "Work It" at #53, followed by birds chirping in "I Miss You" by Aaliyah at #52.