spell it out
Here's the Queen of Soul, live in Stockholm, 1967.
Mmm, mmm, mmm! Greatness.
Another infectious Timbaland sonic creation, with Missy
working her down-to-earth magic as usual. Lotsa spelling
going on in this one! And who, I ask you, who is better
than Miss E at delivering lines like "I'm outta y'all league"? Nobody.
This piece of embarrasingly over-the-top bit of rock
silliness took lyrics about sex to new lows, even for
Steve Tyler and company! And that's saying something!
They wait til the song's about half finished before
spelling it out! Love Carla's unaffected, honest voice.
Ah, the Ramones. What Western Civilization came to.
The kind of celebration of SEX that rock and roll was all
about, right? Featuring one of the world's unlikeliest looking
rock stars, mister Van Morrison.
Tammy delivers her spelled-out hit with her characteristic
'I'm waiting for a bus' expression. But that pure, country
voice shines like a just-waxed tour bus!
Such a catchy tune, and the kind of song that an American
guy, for example, probably never would've written. Hinting
at homosexuality from a swaggering 'murikun rock star?
"I got down on my knees..." NEVER!
The great Al Green could spell that word, for sure.
Waylon does a bit of spelling here in the third verse. And
a very curious little clip this is: check the dialogue at the end.