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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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Groovy Kind of Love:  Phil Collins

 

What is Hip:  Tower of Power

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Them Heavy People (Kate Bush)

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Too much monkey business  Fab 4️⃣

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San Francisco  -  Scott McKenzie  (the ultimate hippie song from '67)

 

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Loop De Loop: Johnny Thunder

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Roll with it  Steve Winwood

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Itchycoo Park  -  Small Faces

 

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Quarter to three  Gary US Bonds (until

you get hip with that jive"

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Dig It-The Beatles

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Groovy times  The Clash

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Lay Some Happiness on Me  -  Dean Martin

 

Dino was cool in the 60's & 70's. Always loved his tv program!

 

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Hooked on a feeling   Blue Swede (who can forget all  the Ooga- chakas in this song)

 

 

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From 1958 . . . I remember it from radio / tv . . .

 

At the Hop  -  Danny and the Juniors

 

Well, you can swing it you can groove it
You can really start to move it at the hop
Where the jockey is the smoothest
And the music is the coolest at the hop
All the cats and chicks can get their kicks at the hop
Let's go!

 

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Shake a tail feather  The Five Du-Tones (along with the signature line there is: Here we go loop de loop, Shake it up baby, shake it, twist it) Great song 

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High School Confidential: Jerry Lee Lewis. (The entire song takes one back to how rock once was)

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Sunshine Superman  Donovan.  (He sings about tripping out, hustlin' and being cool:

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Tutti Fruitti  -  Little Richard

 

Wop bop a loo bop a lop bom bom!
Tutti frutti, oh rootie
Tutti frutti, oh rootie
Tutti frutti, oh rootie
Tutti frutti, oh rootie
Tutti frutti, oh rootie
Wop bop a loo bop a lop ba ba!
 
 
“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Summer Rain-Johnny Rivers

 

All summer long we were grooving in the sand

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Wild Thing- The Troggs

 

Wild thing, you make my heart sing
You make everything groovy, wild thing

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Groovy movies  Kinks

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Be-Bop-a-Lula  -  Gene Vincent 

 

(John Lennon did a cover version on his 1975 album Rock 'N' Roll.)

 

 

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Chantilly Lace  Big Bopper

Song is filled with lots of catchy lyrics but none better than this one:

 

"Make me feel real loose like a long necked goose"

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This is a song that embodies the whole groovy, cool cat scene with lyrics unheard of ever since-

 

Good Morning Starshine  Oliver

 

"Our early morning singing song

Gliddy glup gloopy

Nibby nubby noopy la la la lo lo

Sabba sibby sabba

Nooby abba nabba le le lo lo

Tooby ooby walla nooby abba nabba 

Early morning singing song"

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Rock This Town: Stray Cats (we're having a ball just a' bopping on the big dance floor)(there's a real square cat, he looks like a 1974).

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Rip it up  Little Richard

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My Skinny Minnie: Bill Haley & The Comets (My skinny Minnie is a crazy chick)(oh yea, she's somethin' else)(Well, dig that chick from either side).

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Hippy hippy shake  Fab 4️⃣

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Alley Oop: The Hollywood Argyles (this cat's name is-a Alley Oop)(he's the king of the jungle jive)(the cats don't bug him 'cause they know bettah)(he sure is hip, ain't he)(like, what's happening)(he's too much)(ride Daddy, ride)(like hipsville).

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Workin' on a groovy thing  Fifth Dimension

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I Dig  Rock and a Roll Music-Peter, Paul and Mary

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