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saint anime
Jul 28, 2020


I'm trying to figure out how often this song is played on the radio. I can't tell if I'm schizophrenic or not, because I feel as if the radio is trying to tell me something, or rather a spiritual force is using the radio to tell me something. I find it really unusual on how often I've been hearing Puttin' on the Ritz by Taco on the radio. A few weeks ago I was very intoxicated and put the song on Youtube. Then that week I heard it on the way home. Then yesterday I heard it at work. Then today I heard it twice at work within the span of 4 hours. It seems very unlikely that this could occur naturally.

Please, just post about every time you hear a natural occurrence of Puttin' on the Ritz by Taco. I don't think other versions of this song really count. It has to be the Taco version. I did indeed by a lottery ticket today. Thank you.

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Cosmik Slop
Oct 9, 2007

What's a hole doing in my TARDIS?






The extended version rules

~gotta dance!~

Lil Swamp Booger Baby
Feb 17, 2011

meat


Suckin on da Clitz

pop fly to McGillicutty
Feb 2, 2004
Im gonna put cupcakes on your mind


What's a radio?

oldpainless
Oct 30, 2009

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Nothing, whatís a radio with you?

Linux Pirate
Apr 21, 2012

Well, there goes our grant money.





I haven't heard it in a while, but I saw this thread a few hours ago and now it's stuck in my head.

wa27
Jan 14, 2007



I like this song but I can tell you my radio stations never play it. And I listen to a lot of 80s/90s pop stations. So you might be on to something.

saint anime
Jul 28, 2020


Cosmik Slop posted:

The extended version rules

~gotta dance!~

Yup, I like that too. A few years ago I had a similar issue where every time I would go visit my family I would hear Margaritaville over the span of like 4 years. It would play once per visitation whether it was at a Buffalo Wild Wings, in the car, in a store, whatever. I chalk that up to just coincidence because that's a much more popular song in my opinion than Puttin' on the Ritz. Margaritaville was a false prophet; this feels much more like the real thing.

HugeGrossBurrito
Mar 20, 2018




lol

I Shot The Serif
Jul 19, 2007

NEVER play "Lady of Spain" AGAIN!






Does it count if I hear it in my head every time I see the thread title?

saint anime
Jul 28, 2020


I Shot The Serif posted:

Does it count if I hear it in my head every time I see the thread title?

No, but collective consciousness suggests that it will cause the radio stations to play it even more.

The Breakfast Sampler
Jan 1, 2006




do u think this is the universe trying to tell you to dress nicer OP? also bump because you Tricked me into listening to it.

(also, what is the other 20's throwback that I always confuse this with?)

Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

Life would be simple in the forest except for Cyril Sneer. And his life would be simple except for The Raccoons.

They don't make music like that anymore!

Star Me Kitten
Aug 10, 2020
Probation
Can't post for 20 days!


Linux Pirate posted:

I haven't heard it in a while, but I saw this thread a few hours ago and now it's stuck in my head.

Colonel Cancer
Sep 26, 2015

I thought it was time you had a new av so typed in random picture and this is what came up


Why would you put on a cracker? How do you even attempt to begin such a feat

TheAardvark
Mar 3, 2019


I was listening to the radio earlier and it wasn't on OP but I'll let you know.

titty fat pizza
Jan 1, 2013


I heard it today but I downloaded it and played it does that count?

MrMidnight
Aug 2, 2006



Legit just heard it

shame on an IGA
Apr 8, 2005



I can't believe there still hasn't been a flood of thinkpieces about the song's racist origins

Agent Escalus
Oct 5, 2002

"I couldn't stop saying aloud how miscast Jim Carrey was!"


I have a friend who used to be a touring musician for some ska bands; years ago he told us that one aspect of the modern music biz is that terrestrial radio stations license catalog songs for airplay in package deals, and said deals could last anywhere from months in certain markets to years on end. And of course media conglomerates will swap certain songs and/or designated playlists around with the stations they own in the same market. Hence why sometimes one station will play Song X and then another station owned by the same company also start to play it, even just a few minutes after. The deals usually allow the same station to play the song multiple times a day for a lower rate.

So yes, OP, not only was Taco's only hit song a cover, but in all likelihood it got a new lease on life, possibly only in your area, just by chance of being cheap enough to license that it was justifiable to pluck it out of the vaults and re-play it way too often for a contractually set amount of time.

Xlorp
Jan 23, 2008




Gene Wilder and Peter Boyle gave it a good whirl in Young Frankenstein

HugeGrossBurrito
Mar 20, 2018




shame on an IGA posted:

I can't believe there still hasn't been a flood of thinkpieces about the song's racist origins

Donít do taco like that he did his best

MackAddie
Jul 10, 2001

Sheeee!!!!


I only listen to the Taco Channel on Sirius. Thread's about to be bumped every four minutes.

MackAddie
Jul 10, 2001

Sheeee!!!!


bump

kazr
Jan 28, 2005


Great song its never on the radio here

yr new gurlfrand!
Aug 9, 2006

BLACK ASS MOMMA
WHITE ASS DADDY


I like the tap dancing

Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

Life would be simple in the forest except for Cyril Sneer. And his life would be simple except for The Raccoons.

Did this "Taco" fella have any other good songs?

pop fly to McGillicutty
Feb 2, 2004
Im gonna put cupcakes on your mind


"Ruttin' In The Pitz"

kazr
Jan 28, 2005


pop fly to McGillicutty posted:

"Ruttin' In The Pitz"

Extreme Weird Al energy

A Grand Egg
Jan 12, 2020

by Pragmatica


Everyone who plays it Post!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OUnedMCCW0

saint anime
Jul 28, 2020



There's alternatively a black face version as well.

pop fly to McGillicutty
Feb 2, 2004
Im gonna put cupcakes on your mind


kazr posted:

Extreme Weird Al energy

"It's a living"

Schlong Connery
Jan 20, 2014

Pika-Chew


I've never heard this song on the radio OP

Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

Life would be simple in the forest except for Cyril Sneer. And his life would be simple except for The Raccoons.


Granted I'm watching it on my phone, but this seems weirdly good quality for a video from 1983.

no pubes yet sorry
Sep 11, 2003



Cyril Sneer posted:

Granted I'm watching it on my phone, but this seems weirdly good quality for a video from 1983.

They were putting on the Ritz duh

Big Beef City
Aug 15, 2013
Probation
Can't post for 7 days!


jeepers creepers, op

saint anime
Jul 28, 2020


Went to Home Depot today, approximately 25 minutes in the car. Did not hear Taco.

A Grand Egg
Jan 12, 2020

by Pragmatica


saint anime posted:

There's alternatively a black face version as well.




oh hell yes

Found it

Its on DailyMotion
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2n8gft

Edit: I have a Black and White Minstrel Show record in my collection and as much as I want to destroy it, it serves far better as an amazing horrifying tool, Hell, I remember seeing them on TV as a kid in the early 80's.

A Grand Egg fucked around with this message at 15:48 on Sep 19, 2020

Evil Bob
May 2, 2004

"He is BOB, eager for fun. He wears a smile, everybody run!"



I thought I was the only one

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Lucky Guy
Jan 24, 2013

TY for no bm



I'm eating a taco, is that good enough?

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