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No more drama
One of my favorite songs of the moment is “The Cutter” by Echo and the Bunnymen (the best best known for that song at the beginning of Donnie Darko). Long story short, it’s a great song – except for the lead-in to the first bridge. Ian McCulloch revs up his vocal chords – “Spare us the cut-tah! Spare us the cut-ah!” And then he rips out with this operatic shriek – “Couldn’t cut the … MUUUUUUUUUUUUHHHHHH-STAAAAAAAARD!”

My point is that “mustard” is a very silly word to scream.

I took a poll of my music fan community to reckon what other ridiculous “dramatic” moments graced pop music.

– “Mother … I want to … MWWRRRAAAAHHHHHGGGGHHH!!!” from The Doors’ “The End”
– the chorus of “Living on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi
– “AAAAAAAAAH/AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH/AAAAAAAAAAAAAAH/OH THAT POOR WOLF”
Better known as the coda to Genesis’ “Cracker Mountain”
– “THEY TOOK PICTURES OF OUR DREAMS!!! RAN TO HIDE BEHIND THE STAIRS!!!!” from Dream Theater’s Another Day

Anything I’m missing?

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