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Old 08-03-2006, 01:14 AM
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Songs with "Under the Sea" or "Ocean" theme

Well, it's time for my one big party of the year and this year we're having an "Under the Sea" theme (i.e, "Sea of Love", "Octopus's Garden", etc.). Does anybody have any song ideas for my party playlist? Any suggestions would be most appreciated! Thanks! :-).
Old 08-03-2006, 01:22 AM
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I came in to suggest Octopus's Garden. Darn.

Well, the Beatles also give us Yellow Submarine.
Old 08-03-2006, 01:28 AM
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There's "Under the sea" from "The Little Mermaid."
Old 08-03-2006, 01:38 AM
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Rock Lobster by The B52s. Also a great party dance tune.
Old 08-03-2006, 01:58 AM
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Kip Addotta's Wet Dream (The Fish Song) (Cruising Through the Gulf Stream) is a novelty song that is absolutely hilarious (but then again, I'm easily amused).

You can find his CDs here as well as a sample mp3. Scroll down to the The Comedian of the United States CD.

Have a great party!
Old 08-03-2006, 02:07 AM
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"Beyond the sea" as covered by Robbie Williams for Finding Nemo
Old 08-03-2006, 02:07 AM
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Who can forget "Beyond The Sea" by Bobby Darin?
Old 08-03-2006, 02:16 AM
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Would "Aqualung" from Jethro Tull count?
Old 08-03-2006, 02:21 AM
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Atlantis by Donovan
Old 08-03-2006, 02:24 AM
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Southern Cross by Crosby, Stills & Nash is another good one.

I had that song stuck in my head for a couple of weeks while delivering a sailboat to the Bahamas a few years ago.
Old 08-03-2006, 02:31 AM
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Southern Cross by Crosby, Stills & Nash is another good one.
On second thought, that one might be a bit too slow and mellow for a party.

Never mind.
Old 08-03-2006, 03:56 AM
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To the Sea - Razorlight
From the Sea - Eskimo Joe
Lost at Sea - The Bangles
Seven Seas - Echo and the Bunnymen
Six Months In a Leaky Boat - Split Enz
Old 08-03-2006, 05:11 AM
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Captain Nemo—Sarah Brightman
Katy Allen—Grey DeLisle
Hymn to Red October—Basil Poledoris
The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald—Gordon Lightfoot

Er...that's not much of a "party mix," now that I think of it. Unless you have a bunch of seafaring old Goths. ("Yarr...th' pain o' existance shivers me down to me old Doc Martins! Arr...")

So, unless you want something somber to play in the makeout room for "Seven Minutes in Davy Jones' Locker," ye might want to avoid those last ones.

Instead, maybe...

Sink the Bismark—Johnny Horton
A Whale of a Tale—Kirk Douglas, in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Heart of Oak—(Anthem of the Royal Navy. Various recordings—but this one sounds good, to me. Captain Picard sang this one on Star Trek, once.)


"Arr, me lads, did I ever tell ye of when I spyed Moby Bauhaus, through a chink in me deadlights as I were steamin' round the Horn..."
Old 08-03-2006, 05:30 AM
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Islands, King Crimson - but it's a bit of an acquired taste.
Old 08-03-2006, 05:51 AM
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Down by the Seaside off Physical Graffiti, third side, fourth song, I think. Not your classic "party" tune, but it's Zep.
Old 08-03-2006, 08:00 AM
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If King Crimson is an acquired taste and you're being bold, try

Nektar - A Tab in the Ocean.

Basically an LSD experience described in underwater imagery.
Old 08-03-2006, 08:19 AM
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Well, it's time for my one big party of the year and this year we're having an "Under the Sea" theme...
Well, as a movie reference, you could throw in Earth Angel and Johnny B. Goode

I'll give a second vote to Donovan's Atlantis, plus:

Jimi Hendrix's 1983... (A Merman I Should Turn To Be) (from Electric Ladyland)
Led Zeppelin, The Ocean, from Houses of the Holy
Old 08-03-2006, 08:20 AM
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Wooden Ships--Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young
Sailing Away--Grand Funk Railroad
Old 08-03-2006, 08:31 AM
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Old 08-03-2006, 08:39 AM
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Well, as a movie reference, you could throw in Earth Angel and Johnny B. Goode
Darn you! I thought I'd be so clever for recommending that first.

Well, I'll still recommend Sloop John B by the Beach Boys. Or, really, half the Beach Boys' catalogue when you come right down to it -- ie all those surfing songs. Or just put on a Jimmy Buffet album.
Old 08-03-2006, 08:58 AM
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Echoes by Pink Floyd
Old 08-03-2006, 09:25 AM
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Burning Sensations - Belly of the Whale
Old 08-03-2006, 09:33 AM
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Styx - Come Sail Away
Christopher Cross - Sailing
Old 08-03-2006, 09:42 AM
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Sea of Madness by Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young
Ocean Size by Jane's Addiction
Old 08-03-2006, 09:48 AM
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Ebb Tide
Slow Boat to China
Little Boat (O Barquinho)
Victory at Sea (probably not right for your party)
Red Sails in the Sunset
I Cover the Waterfront
Harbor Lights
Shrimp Boats is a-comin'
Old 08-03-2006, 09:57 AM
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You have to include Under the Boardwalk by the Drifters.

Also if you can find it, "Three Little Fishes" (Fishies?) by ?

The one with the "doot, doot, diddum, daddum, waddum, chu" refrain.

You know which one I'm talking about.
Old 08-03-2006, 10:03 AM
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Here's a great party tune, though it's an oldie:

"Come On Down (To My Boat) by Every Mother's Son
"Dirty Water" by the Standells

both will do well in the "makeout room"
Old 08-03-2006, 10:19 AM
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Women and Men and Cow Town by They Might Be Giants. The first is essentially a sea shanty, and the second is a hybrid sea shanty/cowboy song.
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And there's the entire score of "Pirates of Penzance"
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Anything by Billy Ocean, The Ocean Blue, The Waterboys, British Sea Power, or Great Big Sea
Old 08-03-2006, 11:36 AM
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Underwater Moonlight, by the Soft Boys
Underwater Love, by Smoke City
This Is the Sea, by the Waterboys
Brides of Neptune, by Cracker
Old 08-03-2006, 01:04 PM
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Velvet Sea by Phish
All at Sea by Jamie Cullum
River, Sea, Ocean by Badly Drawn Boy
Old 08-03-2006, 01:13 PM
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Lost Sailor - The Grateful Dead
The Wild Wild Sea - Sting
Old 08-03-2006, 01:27 PM
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'Dock of the Bay' by Otis Redding

Pretty much the whole catalog of The Beach Boys and a ton of stuff by Jimmy Buffett.
Old 08-03-2006, 01:30 PM
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I think there are a few Pixies songs that'll do the trick.

Where Is My Mind?
Mostly for the second verse

Wave of Mutilation
Old 08-03-2006, 02:01 PM
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Thing That Should Not Be by Metallica It's a lovely song about Cthulhu and kindred horrors.
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And there's the entire score of "Pirates of Penzance"
Plus H.M.S. Pinafore, Peter Grimes, Billy Budd, The Flying Dutchman, Victory at Sea, etc.
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Will there be geeks there? If so, include

NaCl (The Salt Song) by the McGarrigles, about the irresistable attraction between "just a little atom of chlorine, valence minus one" and "handsome sodium, with enough electrons on his outside shell, plus that extra one".

Somewhere in the deep blue sea there's a negative
For my extra energy, yes, somewhere in this foam
my positive will find a home
Then unsuspecting chlorine felt a magnetic pull
She looked down and her outside shell was full
Sodium cried "What a gas, be my bride!
And I'll change your name, chlorine to chloride"
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The Mermaid Song - Brobdingnagian Bards
The Killing of the Whale - Henry and Sid Kipper
Albums by Stan Rogers
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Tiny Fish for Japan
Lock Keeper
While Cruising Around Yarmouth - A. L. Weber - He sings much about Sea faring.
The Down Towner Motel - Lee Murdock And Kevin ODonald
Saint Grendins Fair Isle -
The Homebug Steamship Co - Debbie McClatchie About the steamships taken to California during the gold rush.
Ghosts of Cape Horn - Gordon Lightfoot
Christian Island (Georgian Bay) - Gordon Lightfoot
Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot
Old 08-03-2006, 03:22 PM
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May I suggest:

--"A Salty Dog" by Procol Harum

--"The Ocean" by either the Velvet Underground (original version) or Lou Reed (revised version)

--"Sea Cruise"
Old 08-03-2006, 04:35 PM
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Plus, toward the end of the party, when you want people to clear out, you can put this on:

"Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)" by Looking Glass. This one will have them running out in droves, screaming in horror, their hands covering their ears. I personally kinda like it, but most people ... don't.

and for those really pesky guests whom you wouldn't mind never seeing again

"Captain of Her Heart" by Double. The piano interlude is especially effective. They won't be back.

And I dunno what kind of parties SOME of us go to, but "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" isn't a party tune.
Old 08-03-2006, 05:02 PM
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I'll echo Great Big Sea.

Not yet mentioned: Rod Stewart's "Rhythm of My Heart" which has always sounded like a sea shanty to me. It's the one with the lyrics: The rhythm of my heart is beating like a drum. With the words "I love you" rolling off my tongue. No never will I roam for I know my place is home. Where the ocean meets the sky I'll be sailing."
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Don't laugh, but there are a couple good songs on the Spongebob Squarepants Movie sountrack. One by The Flaming Lips, and one by Ween. I forget their names, but they are both great.
Old 08-03-2006, 06:34 PM
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A jaunty sea shanty by the Decemberists "The Mariner's Revenge Song"

"We are two mariners
our ships' sole survivors
trapped in the belly of a whale
its ribs are ceiling beams
its guts are carpeting
I guess we have some time to kill"
Old 08-03-2006, 09:00 PM
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"Leah" - Roy Orbison:

Uh huh! I gotta go diving in the bay
Gotta get a lot of oysters
Find some pearls today
To make a pretty necklace for leah
Leah
Old 08-03-2006, 09:03 PM
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"Fins" - Jimmy Buffet:

Can't you feel 'em circlin', honey
Can't you feel 'em schoolin' around
You got fins to the left, fins to the right
And you're the only bait in town
Old 08-03-2006, 09:23 PM
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"CAn't Get It Out of My Head" - ELO:

Midnight on the water.
I saw the ocean's daughter.
Walking on a wave's chicane
staring as she called my name.
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Ah, you guys rock! Lots of GREAT suggestions here, thank you! For some reason I didn't get email notification on this thread and thought no one had replied to it - good thing I came in to check!

Evil Captor: i love "Brandy"

To all those suggesting songs for a "Makeout Room": BWAHAHAHHAHAHAHA!!!! We're not exactly geezers, but I doubt that there will be sufficent making out to warrant a designated room...

I can't wait to give some of these a listen!

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Well, as a movie reference, you could throw in Earth Angel and Johnny B. Goode
robardin, you're going to have to spoil this one for me

Ranchoth, your seafarin' goths are killin' me! They're TOTALLY invited!

Oh, and to hijack my own thread: anyone who wants to toss in an ocean-themed cocktail suggestion to go with their tune, go right ahead .
Old 08-04-2006, 01:06 AM
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robardin, you're going to have to spoil this one for me
I'll supply the spoiler since I just missed supplying the reference. It's from Back to the Future. At the "Enchantment Under the Sea" prom towards the end of the movie there are memorable renditions of these two songs.
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I'll supply the spoiler since I just missed supplying the reference. It's from Back to the Future. At the "Enchantment Under the Sea" prom towards the end of the movie there are memorable renditions of these two songs.
I saw that movie and everything!
Thanks for the contribution, Rodgers01
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