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Cool, Swell, Groovy, Hip, Outasite Song Lyrics

 

Every new wave of young folks brings its own trendy slang into its everyday language.  Then we grow up and those words get replaced and most of them are hardly, if ever, used again.  

 

Keeping it upbeat here... think of all the words that were used once for people, things, or things that we did that we thought were good, excellent, super, fun, "with it,"  and great

 

Examples that are no longer in common usage, no particular time-period order (there are lots more)

 

neat, hip, keen, righteous, gnarly, groovy, swell, sweet, bangin' , phat, bad, nifty, far-out, boss, the bomb... etc. "cool" might even be in there, but that one has some staying power.

 

How many rock and pop songs can we come up with that have happy, trendy slang terms in the title or lyrics that we don't use any more? 

 

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Grazing in the Grass-Friends of Distinction 

 

I can dig it, he can dig it, she can dig it
We can dig it, they can dig it, you can dig

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I Get Around - The Beach Boys.    "I'm getting bugged riding up and down this same old strip, gonna find a new place where the kids are hip."

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Windy by the Association

 

"Who's tripping down the streets of the city"

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Groovin'-Rascals

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Lazy - Deep Purple

 

Lazy you just stay in bed
Lazy you just stay in bed
You don't want no money
You don't want no bread

 

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Come together by the Fab 4️⃣

 

"Here come old flat top

He come groovin' up slowly"

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 Shake Your Groove Thing (or Thang)

Peaches & Herb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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COULD POST MOST ANY TOM WAITS LYRICS HERE, BUT WILL START WITH: "WHEN SHE'S ON A ROLL, SHE PULLS A RAZOR FROM HER BOOT& A THOUSAND PIGEONS FALL AROUND HER FEET"- FROM"TIME("RAIN DOGS")
EVEN A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP.
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Do you believe in Magic by the Lovin' Spoonful

 

"And it's magic, if the music is groovy"

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The 59th Bridge Street Song (Feelin' Groovy)
Simon & Garfunkel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Bird Has Flown - Deep Purple

 

But the lover whose bird has flown
He has heartaches same as you and me

 

Bird was commonly used for girl or girlfriend, esp by Brits.

 

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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AS JOHN LENNON TOLD US IN "NORWEGIAN WOOD" (THIS BIRD HAS FLOWN).
EVEN A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP.
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Play That Funky Music

Wild Cherry

 

 

Dancin' and singin' and movin' to the groovin'
And just when it hit me somebody turned around and shouted
Play that funky music white boy
Play that funky music right
Play that funky music white boy
Lay down that boogie and play that funky music till you die
Till you die, oh till you die

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cool, cool water by the Beach Boys 

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Reach Out Of The Darkness-Friend & Lover

I think it's so groovy now
That people are finally getting together

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Uptight by Stevie Wonder

 

"Baby, everything is all right

Uptight, out of sight"......

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A groovy kind of love by the Mindbenders

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Hip to be Square - Huey Lewis and the News

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Elenore by the Turtles

 

"Elenore, gee, I think your swell".......

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