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Singers who are incomprehensible

I don't know what they're singing:%0D %0D Michael McDonald%0D %0D Stevie Nicks%0D %0D Steve Winwood%0D %0D Others?

by Anonymousreply 5409/10/2013

Patti LuPone owns this thread.

by Anonymousreply 107/26/2010

I win this thread.

by Anonymousreply 207/26/2010

bob dylan rolled this thread then smoked it. then he fired it.%0D %0D oh, and springsteen when he thinks he's dylan.

by Anonymousreply 307/26/2010

Elton John owns this thread.

by Anonymousreply 407/26/2010

I could never understand what the hell the Saturday Night Fever era BeeGees were singing about.

by Anonymousreply 507/26/2010

I know it's a classic but the Olivia Newton-John and Travolta duet "You're The One That I Want" from Grease sounds all garbled and impossible to understand. "Yutheblubbelawhaaaant." All these years, I have thought that. You would never know what they were singing unless you already knew the name of the song.

by Anonymousreply 607/26/2010

Alanis Morissette should be on top of that list.

by Anonymousreply 707/26/2010

No one mentioned Kurt Cobain or Eddie Vedder?

by Anonymousreply 807/26/2010

James Brown

by Anonymousreply 907/26/2010

Ah ow 'eh 'ead

by Anonymousreply 1007/26/2010

I must have some sort of auditory disorder

.b/c I can barely understand anyone who recorded after Sinatra.

by Anonymousreply 1107/26/2010

Joan Sutherland, the Patti LuPone of opera diction.

by Anonymousreply 1207/26/2010

Frazey Ford

by Anonymousreply 1307/26/2010

Hello? Anyone?

by Anonymousreply 1407/26/2010

[italic]You are the one I want.[/italic]%0D %0D Ooh ooh ooh. HONEY!

by Anonymousreply 1507/26/2010

Mandy Ingber. She sang "Top That" it Teen Witch, and it's incomprehensible how she was ever cast in this film.

by Anonymousreply 1607/26/2010

huckin' da bejeppers

by Anonymousreply 1707/26/2010

Jimi Hendrix.

by Anonymousreply 1807/26/2010

Ricky Lee Jones owns this thread.

by Anonymousreply 1907/27/2010


by Anonymousreply 2007/27/2010

Eddie Vedder.

by Anonymousreply 2107/27/2010

The singer from Cocteau Twins. Blanking on her name but I love her voice!

by Anonymousreply 2207/27/2010

I was just about to say Liz Fraser, r22. Completely, famously incomprehensible.

by Anonymousreply 2307/27/2010

Me too, Rll. Remember "There's the Bathroom on the Right" by CCR?

by Anonymousreply 2407/27/2010

The new, improved Bob Dylan.

by Anonymousreply 2507/27/2010


by Anonymousreply 2607/27/2010

R26, we're happy you've posted for the first time. Although we share in your excitement, we ask that you remember to use your indoor voice.%0D %0D Kidding. Yes, you are 100% right, Rufus is incomprehensible.

by Anonymousreply 2707/27/2010

Eddie Vedder owns this thread.

by Anonymousreply 2807/27/2010

There's some Rufus Wainwright song that drive me crazy: it sounds as thought he's singing "you can wash my head about it..." What the fuck is he saying??

by Anonymousreply 2907/27/2010

Most rappers to my middle-aged wasp ears.

by Anonymousreply 3007/27/2010

As I get older, almost all of them. Unless I already know the song, forget it. There's no closed captioning on the radio.

by Anonymousreply 3107/27/2010

Elvis Costello

by Anonymousreply 3207/28/2010

OP, if you don't understand why Michael McDonald and Stevie Nicks are great singers, you are the incomprehensible one.

by Anonymousreply 3307/28/2010

Oh, I understand WHY they are great singers, I just can't understand WHAT they are singing!

by Anonymousreply 3407/28/2010

Steve Winwood was on Letterman recently. He sounded like a parody of himself as he sang Gimme Some Lovin.

by Anonymousreply 3507/28/2010

"OP, if you don't understand why Michael McDonald and Stevie Nicks are great singers, you are the incomprehensible one."%0D %0D %0D %0D Idiot, OP didn't say that they are talent-free, just that they have enunciation issues. %0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 3607/29/2010

Ssshurely there'sssh no rum fir moi in disshh thread.

Cassshe Clossshed.

by Anonymousreply 3707/29/2010

anything with Jimmy Barnes or Cold Chisel has to be up there with Springsteen for utter incomprehension.

by Anonymousreply 3809/07/2013

Robin Thicke

I know the chorus to Blurred Lines ["tried to domesticate ya, but you're an animal..."] but the rest of it is just a garbled mess.

I don't see how anyone can say with a straight face that the song is perpetuating "rape culture", when the lyrics are unintelligible!

by Anonymousreply 3909/07/2013

It's hard to bargle nawdle zouss

With all these marbles in my mouth

Hello, hello, hello, hello [x2]

Well I'm mumblin', and I'm screamin'

And I don't know what I'm singin'

Crank the volume, ears are bleedin'

Still I don't know what I'm singin'

by Anonymousreply 4009/07/2013

Tom Petty surely is in the running...

by Anonymousreply 4109/07/2013

Leann Rimes

by Anonymousreply 4209/07/2013

[quote]I'm free, free-ballin'.....


by Anonymousreply 4309/07/2013

Heylilthinlemmelaychicanocosamama i`m sure hard to handle now mets aroun.

by Anonymousreply 4409/07/2013

Grrawayy,grrawayy,grrawayy now.

by Anonymousreply 4509/07/2013

Compared to me? Everyone.

by Anonymousreply 4609/07/2013

Most of you in this thread need hearing aids.

by Anonymousreply 4709/07/2013

Hearing what,R47?

by Anonymousreply 4809/07/2013

[all posts by racist shit-stain #11 removed]

by Anonymousreply 4909/09/2013

Janet Jackson

by Anonymousreply 5009/09/2013

Mavis Staples OWNS this thread. "Shamone!"

by Anonymousreply 5109/09/2013

I second Patti LuPone. Forbidden Broadway did a whole song about her garbled diction in Anything Goes.

by Anonymousreply 5209/09/2013

Thanks, R16. I am a child of the 80s, and I had totally forgotten about that scene.

by Anonymousreply 5309/09/2013

Michael Stipe.

by Anonymousreply 5409/10/2013
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