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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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Somebody groovy  Mamas&Papas

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Get Ready: Temptations (You're outta sight).

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Baby I Don't Care: Elvis (You're so square).

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Groovy little hippie pad  ZZ Top

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All American Boy: Bill Parsons (Bobby Bare, actually): (He's a square; he just didn't dig me at all).

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Got to give it up   Marvin Gaye

 

"Erverybody's groovin' on like a fool"

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The Games People Play  -  Joe South

 

People walking up to you
Singing glory hallelulia
And they're tryin to sock it to you
In the name of the Lord

 

This song would also work under the Religion category, but it's the only one I can remember with a "sock it to" line! 

 

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Charlie Brown: Coasters (who calls the English teacher Daddy-o)

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Three cool cats   Fab 4️⃣

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I've been racking my brain trying to remember this song, and finally  . . .

Could also go under R&R, but with all of the slang and dances mentioned, I kinda like it here. Cat Happy

 

Papa's Got a Brand New Bag - James Brown 

 

Come here sister... Papa's in the swing
He ain't too hip... about that new breed babe
He ain't no drag
Papa's got a brand new bag

Come here mama... and dig this crazy scene
He's not too fancy... but his line is pretty clean
He ain't no drag.
Papa's got a brand new bag

He's doing the Jerk...
He's doing the Fly
Don't play him cheap 'cause you know he ain't shy
He's doing the Monkey, the Mashed Potatoes, Jump back Jack, See you later
alligator.

Come here sister
Papa's in the swing
He ain't too hip now
but I can dig that new breed babe;
He ain't no drag
He's got a brand new bag

Oh papa! He's doing the Jerk
Papa... he's doing the Jerk
He's doing the twist ... just like this,
He's doing the Fly ev'ry day and ev'ry night
The thing's... like the Boomerang.
Hey... come on
Hey! Hey... come on
Hey! Hey... he's pu tight... out of sight...
Come on. Hey! Hey!

 

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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It's Your Thing-Isley Brothers 


It's your thing, do what you wanna do
I can't tell you, who to sock it to

 

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Jumpin' Jack Flash  -  The Rolling Stones

 

It's a gas, gas, gas

 

 

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Ready Teddy: Little Richard; Elvis  (Flat top guys and dungaree dolls).

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Long cool woman (in a black dress)  Hollies

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Another nearly forgotten song

 

The Grooviest Girl in the World  -  Fun and Games

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Groovy Situation  Gene Chandler

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A Day in the Life -Beatles

 

I'd love to turn you on

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Seventeen: Boyd Bennett (an almost forgotten song recorded at the dawn of rock and roll).  "Tell the world I'm really keen on my hepcat girl of seventeen"; "Jukebox baby, ain't no square".

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Groovy people   Lou Rawls

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Wild Thing - The Troggs

 

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

 

 

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Hang on groovy   Van Morrison

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Kookie, Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb): Connie Stevens, Ed Byrnes (This tune is chock full of great outdated terms, not the least of which is, "Baby, you're the ginchiest")

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Spooky  Classics  IV

 

"In the cool of the evenin'

when everythin' is gettin' kind of groovy"

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Black Slacks: Sparkletones (black slacks make a cool daddy-o).

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Hippy hippy shake  Fab 4️⃣

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Raise your glass   Pink

"So if you're too school for cool"

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Blue Suede Shoes: Carl Perkins, Jr. ( go cat go!).

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Sock It To Me: Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels

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The In Crowd by Dobie Gray

 

"Oh, if it's square, we ain't there"

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