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Snark Blocker – A Day In the Life

For today’s Snark Blocker, I want you to imagine the following fifteen World’s Finest covers scrolling by you as though they were part of a montage of events that Superman, Batman and Robin got up to one day on their day off.

Next, come up with a song that would accompany the montage!

Enjoy!

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Obviously “Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves. No song says “Summer Day Off” like that song.

Either The Starlight Vocal Band’s Afternoon Delight or Andrew WK’s Party Til You Puke.

The Benny Hill theme gives it a nice pace.

I’m thinking “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head.” It worked for Spider-Man 2…

This is a total gimme. Gotta be “Vacation” by the Go-Gos. They’re even water-skiing on one cover!

A very un-hip suggestion:

“Saturday in the Park” by Chicago.

And a very hipster suggestion:

“Photobooth” by Death Cab for Cutie (but only on an EP, doncha know)

“Sunshine Day” by the Brady Bunch.

“Wouldn’t It Be Nice” by the Beach Boys, or “Black Out” by Pavement.

The rock climbing one is a bit out of place in my mind, but this is pretty fantastic.

“Something Good” by Herman’s Hermits

‘Happy Together’ by the Turtles. A bit cliche, but it works.

“Here Comes the Summer,” by The Undertones.

Or for no good reason other than it keeps popping into my mind; “Learn to Fly,” by the Foo Fighters.

THIS is how the Superman movie franchise should be rebooted.

“You’ve Got A Friend In Me.”

Or “All Summer Long.”

Curse you Dan Larkin!!!
I was gonna say “Something Good” by Herman’s Hermits

“Best Friend” by Harry Nilsson, or Captain and Tennille’s “Love Will Keep Us Together”.

Every song mentioned in the posts above would be pure gold.

“I Hate Myself & Want to Die” by Nirvana.

Oh wait …

Theme song to Sanford and Son.

“Love will keep us together”.

Doh, Dave Pukas beat me to it, but I’ll 2nd his nomination.

Three Amigos – Three Amigos Theme

One for each other and all for one
the Three brave Amigos are we
Brother to Brother and everyone
A brave amigo
Fighting for justice and liberty
where ever you find is where we will be
for the three brave amigos are we

We are the three Amigos
We are the three Amigos

Over the mountains across the plains
the three brave amigos are we
Stamping out evil till none remains
the brave amigos
the three brave amigos
Where ever they meet us our destinys lead us
amigos we are always together
where ever we go we’re three brave amigos
and we’ll be amigos forever

We are the three Amigos
We are the three Amigos
We are the three Amigos
and amigos forever we’ll be

Dang Michael!

I was just about to say “All Summer Long” – The Beach Boys

Or “Wake up Boo” – The Boo Radleys

There’s also the theme song from the TV Classic “My Two Dads”. Mostly its the title more than the lyrics that fits, but the lyrics aren’t that bad in the “slightly creepy” department.

You can count on me.
No matter what you do.
You can count on me.
No matter where you go.
I’m standing by your side.
I’ll be right behind.
No one loves you more than I do,
Put your hand in mine.
I can see a part of me in you.
A little something special that comes shining through.
I hear it in your laughter,
And I feel it when you cry,
I will be right there for you,
Until the day I die.
You can count on me.
No matter what you do.
You can count on me.
No matter where you go.
You can count on me.

Queen’s “You’re My Best Friend,” obvs.

“We Are Gonna Be Friends” by the White Stripes.

Actually really like the “Three Amigos” idea – All you need is a cover with all three standing in a row, hands on hips facing over their left shoulders…

On the TV Theme idea – “Three’s Company”??

Lovin’ Spoonful. ‘Daydream’.

I’ve seen a few of these covers on superdickery.com.

“That’s What Friends Are For” by Dionne Warwick, Elton John, and someone else. And that’s only because all the good songs have already been mentioned.

The theme song to the The Monkees by The Monkees

“Secret Lovers” by Atlantic Starr. Now why did I go and say that?!

Things that bother you never bother me
I feel happy and fine! AHA!
Living in the sunlight, loving in the moonlight
Having a wonderful time!
Haven’t got a lot, I don’t need a lot
Coffee’s only a dime!
Living in the sunlight, loving in the moonlight,
Having a wonderful time!

I have no song (maybe later), but I will say that this would be the BEST DAY EVERRRRRRR!!!!!

I second “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” first of all.

Secondly, also “I Wish” by Skee-Lo.

“Summer in the City” by the Lovin’ Spoonful.

it’s a wonderful world by louis Armstrong

Bizarre Love Triangle, New Order

And to make it more modern

“Mr Brightside” by The Killers

I think almost all of these suggestions would rock, and I was leaning towards “Walking on Sunshine” until Burgas mentioned “Best Day Ever!”

That’s the winner. Because what says “Superman, Batman, & Robin on a day off” more than a little yellow burger-flipping sponge?

Mr. Blue Sky by E.L.O. or maybe The Girl That I knew Somewhere by the Monkees. (Let’s face it, it looks like a “romp” from the show’s first season.)

“Perfect Day” by Lou Reed.

Queen – You’re My Best Friend.

“Summer Holiday”, Cliff Richard.

Would “Sunshine Superman” be too obvious?

I’ll have to say “Hooked on a feeling”. The David Hasselhoff version. It just feels so right.

These are great! Somebody should string these together to the theme from “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father” and slap it on Youtube with the title “Chris Nolan’s Dark Knight Nightmare”. Comedy gold.

“Daydream Believer” by the Monkees

or

“I can make you Happy” Davy Jones version from Scooby Doo

Brian, To prove my point of Herman’s Hermit’s superiority, here you go:

World’s Finest Vacation Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50vbvey70uI

“Picture Book” by The Kinks. It works MARVELOUSLY.

Light and Day by Polyphonic Spree. The song from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Vincent Paul Bartilucci

August 25, 2008 at 2:12 pm

Strange Powers by The Magnetic Fields … too maudlin?

“Always Look On the Bright Side Of Life” – Monty Python

“Curse you Dan Larkin!!!
I was gonna say “Something Good” by Herman’s Hermits”

Same here. I was having flashbacks to the Leslie Nielsen/Priscilla Presley montage scene in Naked Gun…

“Friends will be Friends” by Queen.

There’s only one problem with “Something Good”… It’s been ruined in the UK by a bank… Lyrics have been changed to talk about interest rates, and stuff, sung by actual staff members – REALLY DIRE! Youtube it: Halifax ad Somthing good – It’s even on their website…

Similar problem with “It’s a Wonderful World” – The end of Good Morning Vietnam…

I had the “Goin’ on a holiday” song from Mr. Show stuck in my mind.

“Parklife,” by Blur. In the style of an old Ealing Comedy!

Andrew C: yup same influence for me:)

Wrapped Up In Books-Belle and Sebastian

or I’m a Cuckoo by the same band

The theme from That 70’s Show.

The theme from “Perfect Strangers”

That “Venga Bus” song they played on those awful 6 Flags commercials with the creepy old guy.

I’ll second “Daydream” by the Lovin’ Spoonful.

“Or “All Summer Long.””–You are evil. How hard would it be to show respect for the REAL songs that Kid Rock is ripping off (Werewolves of London and Sweet Home Alabama)? That ain’t “sampling,” and that ain’t “homage,” that’s pure straight-up unadulterated shameless ripping off.

At any rate, my votes:
R.E.M.: Shiny Happy People
Chumbawamba: I’m Not Sorry I Was Having Fun
Barenaked Ladies: Never Is Enough
Wilco: Heavy Metal Drummer
Eels: Mr. E’s Beautiful Blues
Modest Mouse: Float On
…and why the hell not, “This Bud’s For You.” (Football Version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFEMLdgh2IE) (Regular Version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJCLI1e9FFQ&feature=related) (Rural Version:

Darn it, I wanted to make the “My Two Dads” joke.

So, how about “No Woman, No Cry”?

Public Enemy’s “Brothers Gonna Work It Out”

…oh, alright, Prince’s “Play In The Sunshine”

“Boys Keep Swinging” by David Bowie,

“Alright” by Supergrass,

or

“One Fine Day” by the Chiffons

Jono, I have no idea what you’re talking about. I was talking about the Beach Boys’ 1964 hit, which was used in the credits of American Graffiti.

That is totally my bad. I apologize. I’ve just heard one too many people tell me about “this great new Kid Rock song” that’s nothing but an unabashed ripoff of Sweet Home Alabama and Werewolves of London.

FunkyGreenJerusalem

August 25, 2008 at 9:36 pm

‘Perfect Day’ by Lou Reed (just ignore the heroin references, advertisers seem to)

‘Gimme Some Lovin’ by The Spencer Davis Group

‘Cars’ by Gary Numan. I know it’s got no lyrical references to what they are doing, but get that music in your head, and look at those pics, and I dare you not to smile.

‘Pets’ by Porno For Pyros.

Wow. Superman, Batman, and Robin didn’t do much superhero-ing in the early days.

“Couple Days Off” by Huey Lewis and the News

or

“Adventure Day” by the House Jacks

Boy’s don’t cry

the banana splits theme!

‘Anyone else but you’ By the Mouldy Peaches (from the Juno soundtrack)

I’d go the juxtaposition route Maybe some intense, we’re-gonna-blow-shtuff-up ’80s action theme — “Airwolf” or “A-Team” or “Knight Rider.” Just imagine a blank screen/page/whatever, the hypnotic intro of “Knight Rider” going, you think there’s some serious ‘spodey’s coming…then *bam!* the chorus comes in and you see the image of Batman, Robin, and Superman being chased by a skunk.

Or the Anti-Nowhere League’s “So What?”, if for no other reason than the image of “so f***ing what!” blaring while Superman demands his shoes be shined.

Or go classical. Sweeping operatic movements, probably a tragic story of love lost to the oblivion of time sung in Italian to a melancholy symphony, while the World’s Finest circle each other with cameras. Or go “Night on Bald Mountain” with the Fight-O-Meter brawl. Or “Ride of the Valkyries” with the waterskiing.

Will Smith’s “Summertime”.

Vincent Paul Bartilucci

August 26, 2008 at 7:20 am

If you want to go the Herman’s Hermits route how about A Little Bit Better?

If you imagine Superman singing to Robin, the lyrics work perfectly.

“One fine day” by The Chiffons

I know I was late to this one, but I thought there was no way someone would’ve gone with the Tiny Tim before me.

A different Blur tune Song 2 might be nice to express the exuberance of the day, or Dj Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince doing Summertime could also work.

There’s a nice one on Youtube with “the Boys are back in town.” I think it works well.

“I’d go the juxtaposition route Maybe some intense, we’re-gonna-blow-shtuff-up ’80s action theme — “Airwolf” or “A-Team” or “Knight Rider.” Just imagine a blank screen/page/whatever, the hypnotic intro of “Knight Rider” going, you think there’s some serious ’spodey’s coming…then *bam!* the chorus comes in and you see the image of Batman, Robin, and Superman being chased by a skunk.”–I’m thinking “Burn in Hell” by Error.

“Or the Anti-Nowhere League’s “So What?”, if for no other reason than the image of “so f***ing what!” blaring while Superman demands his shoes be shined.”–Bah. ANL’s version is weak compared to the Metallica cover from the old Garage Days.

“Or go classical. Sweeping operatic movements, probably a tragic story of love lost to the oblivion of time sung in Italian to a melancholy symphony, while the World’s Finest circle each other with cameras. Or go “Night on Bald Mountain” with the Fight-O-Meter brawl. Or “Ride of the Valkyries” with the waterskiing.”–Lacrimosa, perhaps, from Mozart’s Requiem. Or even Dies Irae, from the same piece.

Vacation by the GoGos. Or Lust For Life by Iggy Pop.

Actually, all these suggestions are good. I love the fact that Robin’s a little practical joker. I LOVE the one where they all take pictures of each other. And the skunk! Priceless.

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If you’re gonna do “Hooked on a Feeling” it has to be the Blue Swede version — with Batman doing the falsetto.

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