Friday, December 5, 2008

The Na's Have It

I was thinking the other day about all the songs out there that use "Na-na-na" instead of lyrics at some point, and not only are there quite a few of them, but many of them are popular.  So below is what I could come up with off the top of my head.  Anybody think of anything else?  Stipulation: I'm looking for lyric substitution.  Something where a good old fashioned word would have worked perfectly, but the artists instead decided to go with "na".  So while Master P's Make 'em Say Uhh would work, I wouldn't count Welcome to the Jungle, because that's more of a stutter.

So here's what I came up with in ten minutes, definitely all in a classic rock vein:
  • Hey Jude by The Beatles
  • Land of 1,000 Dances by Wilson Pickett
  • Crocodile Rock by Elton John
  • Hush by Deep Purple (although the Kula Shaker version is better)
  • Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye by Steam (arguably the most gratuitous example on this list)
Honorable Mention:
  • Tom's Diner by Suzanne Vega
  • Anything by Sha Na Na

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