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Ba-da-di-do....

I chose this Song of the Day not because of the lyrics - they're the funniest I've heard coming from Bono.

I normally hate songs with the word "party" in it (i.e. "Crazy Little Party Girl" by Aaron Carter). But this irresistible little number did me in:



(Trash, Trampoline and the) Party Girl
This version recorded live on 5th June 1983 for "Under A Blood Red Sky"

I know a girl, a girl called Party - party girl
I know she wants more than a party - party girl
And she won't tell me her name - oh no, not me

[scat singing]

I know a boy, a boy called Trash - trash can
I know he does all that he can - wham, bam
And she won't tell me his name - oh no, not me

[scat singing]
(Guitar hero!)

When I was three, I thought the world revolved around me
I was wrong, and so I sing along
And if you dance, then dance with me

I know a girl, a girl called Party - party girl
I know she wants more than a party - party girl

I know a boy, a boy called Trampoline
You know what I mean
I think I know what he wants
I think I know what he wants
I think I know what she wants
I think I know what you want
I think I know what you want
I think I know what you want
I think I know what he wants

(lyrics from www.threechordsandthetruth.net - with a few additions)



I think of it as a "baby" Mysterious Ways. The song begins with some strumming from the Edge, then Larry and Adam kick in with the "party" groove after "...oh no, not me" - at this point I am always tempted to start wiggling my hips.

I remember an article I read way back about Bono - stumbling out into the street from a rowdy party and bellowing at no one in particular - "No, I will not do the snake dance for you!" Yes, I think this would be the snake dance song. This is the kind of song no one can dance to and maintain dignity. But it's fun and silly and very Bono-ish (read: he can't dance - but he got soul).

My favorite bits: The Edge's playful guitar solo after the second verse, Bono's "ba-dat-di-doo-wa-ba-di-doo-wa-mmm-bah" scatting and Bono shouting, "Guitar hero!"

Oh, and the people yelling "Hey! Hey! Hey!" - I do love an enthusiastic audience.
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