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Best repeat choruses
« on: October 11, 2020, 10:57:42 PM »
You know that thing loads of songs do near the end where they'll do the chorus and then do it again but bigger and they might do it a few more times, they might even fade out repeating it? What're your favourite uses of that?

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Re: Best repeat choruses
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2020, 05:32:09 PM »
Shangri-La by the Rutles. 

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Re: Best repeat choruses
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2020, 05:44:02 PM »
Everywhere- Fleetwood Town FC

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Re: Best repeat choruses
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2020, 06:09:46 PM »
The Great Beyond- Rapid Eye Movement

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Re: Best repeat choruses
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2020, 06:47:04 PM »
Fall On Me by Bingo Hand Job

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Re: Best repeat choruses
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2020, 09:48:27 AM »
The Move - Brontosaurus
They repeat the chorus at the end, but ramp the speed right up and turn it into a Jerry Lee Lewis style rocker. An absolute belter.

Re: Best repeat choruses
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2020, 09:54:39 AM »
Of Montreal - Nickee Coco and the Invisible Tree
Brian Eno - Back in Judy's Jungle

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« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2020, 11:00:13 AM »
The Man Don't Give a Fuck?

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« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2020, 11:15:20 AM »
Fuck you I won't do what you tell me

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« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2020, 11:54:09 AM »
Don't Go Back to Rockville?

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Re: Best repeat choruses
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2020, 12:16:54 PM »
It's only my favourite single of all time. That's all. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3A6ebJkSN0

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Re: Best repeat choruses
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2020, 02:31:56 PM »
Hey Jude.  *ducks*

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Re: Best repeat choruses
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2020, 02:57:56 PM »
I'd go with If I Had Words from '78. There's nothing else in the song!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIZbF9WsCcs

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Re: Best repeat choruses
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2020, 03:07:21 PM »
My Bloody Valentine - Soon

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Re: Best repeat choruses
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2020, 03:15:44 PM »
The 8-minute live version of Modern Lovers' Ice Cream Man is the most life-affirming troll: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QK6j78mHpRc

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Re: Best repeat choruses
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2020, 04:05:30 PM »
Sex and Drugs And Rock'N'Roll (LIVE) by Ian Dury & The Blockheads

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Re: Best repeat choruses
« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2020, 04:51:18 PM »
'Atlantis' by Donovan once you get past all the spoken word fairie folk bollocks at the start.

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« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2020, 07:07:31 AM »
"Here's to You" by Ennio Morricone and Joan Baez

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Re: Best repeat choruses
« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2020, 10:28:04 PM »
As - Stevie Wonder

Re: Best repeat choruses
« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2020, 10:02:37 PM »
I Believe - Buzzcocks, for the fucking WIN.

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Re: Best repeat choruses
« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2020, 01:49:44 AM »
Satellite of Love - Lou Reed

2:00 minutes onwards...

https://youtu.be/kJoHspUta-E




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Re: Best repeat choruses
« Reply #21 on: October 22, 2020, 03:00:55 PM »
"Paris 1919" by John Cale. I could listen to him going "You're a ghost of a la-la-la, la-la-la-la" forever

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Re: Best repeat choruses
« Reply #22 on: October 22, 2020, 03:10:11 PM »
Religious Experience (Singing a Song in the Morning) by Kevin Ayers and (on guitar) Syd Barrett is ALL chorus. A joyous thing indeed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2jqUU07dEY

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Re: Best repeat choruses
« Reply #23 on: October 22, 2020, 04:47:59 PM »
'Faces' by Clio, one of the greatest pop choruses ever, ends with chorus, then instrumental chorus, then back into the full vocal chorus to fade out. No need for key changes or any tricks like that. Glorious.

My favourite repeat chorus moment is probably during the outro to 'Let's Make This Precious' by Dexys when it's already fading out and the glorious little flute solo kicks in just take the romantic ecstasy even higher.

I love the ferocity of the repeat chorus closing to Tropical Fuck Storm's 'You Let My Tyres Down'. It gets so intense that Gareth Liddiard starts wooping with abandon.

The Super Furries were mentioned upthread for TMDGAF, and their approach to choruses is often quite interesting. Many of their best songs (and singles) don't feature the full, signature chorus until right at the end, when it's repeated until fadeout.

If You Don't Want Me to Destroy You

Northern Lights (Which begins with a snippet of the closing chorus melody)

Ice Hockey Hair Or is that just an amazing coda?






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Re: Best repeat choruses
« Reply #24 on: October 22, 2020, 05:33:24 PM »
Je Changerais D’Avis by Francoise Hardy (and Mina’s original Se Telefonando, though I prefer the Hardy) has a brief, pretty verse, launches into the chorus, pauses... then thinks fuck it, let’s ride the chorus out.

Teenage Fanclub’s Norman 3 springs readily to mind.

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Re: Best repeat choruses
« Reply #25 on: October 23, 2020, 07:11:44 PM »
Don't know if this counts, but I haven't been able to get the chorus of Feist's Any Party out of my head for a week.

Irritating!

Re: Best repeat choruses
« Reply #26 on: October 23, 2020, 08:10:43 PM »
Je Changerais D’Avis by Francoise Hardy (and Mina’s original Se Telefonando, though I prefer the Hardy) has a brief, pretty verse, launches into the chorus, pauses... then thinks fuck it, let’s ride the chorus out.


Was going to suggest the Mina (which I prefer though love Hardy generally), but it's so short. When the tum tum tums come in it's ecstatic and then it immediately fades out. Grr

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Re: Best repeat choruses
« Reply #27 on: October 23, 2020, 08:20:27 PM »
lil dicky - let me freak.

Harmoniser gets better, more aggressive with every verse.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocGiulPm3IU

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Re: Best repeat choruses
« Reply #28 on: October 23, 2020, 08:22:48 PM »
Sia's Broken Glass - the second half of the song is basically the chorus repeated, including 2 upward key changes.

Re: Best repeat choruses
« Reply #29 on: October 24, 2020, 12:54:05 AM »
They used the fade out repeating chorus on virtually every song on Suede's debut album.

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