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Happy Music Monday! Some songs are there for you to enjoy. Other songs demand you enjoy them! Today's mix is all about the songs that tell you what to do. Surrender your free will. The music is in control.

Solomon Burke - Cry To Me


Take any small segment of this song and it's perfect. The bum-bum-bum BING! in the music or the sweet, warm, soulful voice. It's all wonderful, and it's commanding with out being cruel. Why wasn't this man ever a therapist?

See you after the jump. WE DEMAND YOU CLICK THROUGH.

K-YZE - Stomp


Dance songs are the pushiest of all songs, but this late '80s "hit" is aggressively instructive. The synth stings catch your attention, it's the STOMP that really grabs you. Plus there's a game of Simon Says in the middle of it, which is nice, and be sure to stay until they let the dogs loose. There's a lot going on in this song!

Pink Floyd - Run Like Hell


You better run if you don't want to get hit by all of poor Pink's problems. Anyone that's ever listened to classic rock radio has heard this song a billion times. What more can I add? Except to point out how Roger seems weirdly happy as that "evil narrator" character.

Little Eva - The Locomotion


Even the olden days weren't free from demanding songs. This one ups the ante with a little peer pressure to boot. Everybody's doing it, you know. Come on! COME ON! Do the Locomotion! OR ELSE!!

Paul Simon - You Can All Me Al


Mr. Simon's not as demanding as the other songs in this list, but sometimes a request is more like a command. Because it's pretty clear from the lyrics this guy's not going to stop calling you Betty, so you might just have to make the most of it until he walks away.

We command that you stop by our Turntable.fm room for the regular Music Monday enjoyment. Also, let us just remind you: some images come from the corresponding Wikipedia pages and are here under fair use.


quality posts: 0 Private Messages wootasticwoots

What about "Jump Around" by House of Pain. Haha.

Jump around!! *little noise thing* XD

I'd appreciate your votes.


quality posts: 68 Private Messages LarryLars

The Beatles - "Get Back"

click here for rooftop version

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quality posts: 716 Private Messages CowboyDann

When I saw your pink floyd post this was the first song to come to mind

Beatles - Run for your life

The Magnetic Fields - Kiss me like you mean it

and one more for the indecisive.

Yo la tengo - Well you better

As far as my usual MM posts...Modest mouse's Bury Me With it and maybe dance hall.


quality posts: 83 Private Messages CatCK

It's going to get noisy in here:


quality posts: 83 Private Messages mossygreen

Cheap Trick, Surrender

Fleetwood Mac, Hold Me

Hmm, there has to be something a little more off the beaten path....

Oh yeah! You've Got Foetus on Your Breath, Wash It All Off


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quality posts: 68 Private Messages LarryLars
CowboyDann wrote: ...
Beatles - Run for your life ...

CatCK wrote:The Beatles - Twist and Shout (live)

mossygreen wrote:Cheap Trick, Surrender

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Oh! At last a reason to post some Beirut Slump!
Try Me

See Pretty

Man, do I love See Pretty.


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James Chance and the Contortions, Contort Yourself


quality posts: 41 Private Messages chicken0102

"Cha Cha Slide" by DJ Casper
"Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" by C+C Music Factory


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quality posts: 9 Private Messages aaronwooster

Today's post is brought to you by the letter 'P'

And the number '2'


quality posts: 716 Private Messages CowboyDann
subtraho wrote:
Sing Me Spanish Techno

Twin Cinema was the next album I was going to pick up and find a song off of, I didn't because I figured 3 was enough (even though i figured nobody would pick something off that album) Glad to see I was wrong.


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The Cars - Shake it Up

Blondie - Call Me

Someone posted "Love me Two Times" already, here's another from The Doors: Tell All the People. I could've also posted "Light My Fire", but I figured this was a bit more of a biscuit.

The Who - You Better, You Bet

Another Pink Floyd track, Have A Cigar

The Traveling Wilburys - Handle With Care (I love Bob Dylan and Tom Petty trying to 'harmonize')

and one more, The Moody Blues - Say it With Love


quality posts: 25 Private Messages hot72chev

One vague suggestion:
BR5-49 (Sometimes you gotta do something) Even if it's Wrong

Or you could just "Get Over It" (Eagles)

It seemed like a good idea at the time.


quality posts: 54 Private Messages Moueska

Because (as usual) I can't see the videos, I will IMMEDIATELY assume that nobody has gone with Weird Al yet. Which is great, 'cause he has a ton.

"Eat It"! (parody of "Beat it!" by Michael Jackson which also can be a "DO THIS!" Song.)
"Dare to be Stupid" has a TON of great command lines.
"Stop Forwarding That Cr@p to Me" <- Internet only song, about internet e-mail copypasta
"Midnight Star" - 'You can read all about it in the weekly midnight staaaaaaaaar!'
"Don't Download this Song" - A free song about anti-piracy
"Everything you know is Wrong" - a Very condemning song, if you ask me.
"Your Horoscope for Today" - is hilariously catchy and you will sing your lyric ALL MONTH LONG.

"You Make Me" is actually a song about how YOU are making the Narrator do all this nonsense, but he probably deserved it. Maybe.


quality posts: 144 Private Messages bsmith1

You MUST whip it!


quality posts: 83 Private Messages mossygreen

This has been such a great topic; everyone's choices are so good! I'll probably be coming back here to listen to stuff all week.

Coven, Choke Thirst Die


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Oh yeah? I dare you to disobey when ordered to do The Hokie Pokie.

One wouldn't think it much of a challenge to find a usable Hokie Pokie clip. Obviously I wasn't up to the task

Sugar 'em up and send 'em home


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mossygreen wrote:Coven, Choke Thirst Die

Gwyneth Paltrow, Jason Bateman, and Ryan Gosling?


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strawhousepig wrote:Gwyneth Paltrow, Jason Bateman, and Ryan Gosling?

That would be the most amazing bio pic ever.


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Considering that I've been listening to Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret non-stop in the car for two weeks, it's relatively shameful that I forgot Say Hello, Wave Goodbye, which is probably my non-ironic favorite Soft Cell song.


quality posts: 15 Private Messages dougall

So many possibilities.. so much laziness.

But I will share Right Said Fred -

Don't talk just Kiss.... Let your tongue fool around.



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Okay, okay, just one more:

Pink Floyd, Speak to Me/Breathe