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Songs that feature cycling in some way
« on: July 13, 2012, 03:07:42 pm »
Not sure if this has been done before, I suspect it has because everything seems to have been done on here  :-\
Anyway here goes

Splodgenessabounds - Bicycle seat

Re: Songs that feature cycling in some way
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2012, 05:56:24 pm »
The Smiths - This Charming Man
Never tell me the odds.

tiermat

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Re: Songs that feature cycling in some way
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2012, 09:14:16 pm »
There are he obvious ones, so I skip over them and go straight to an obscure one:

I Love You - VV Brown

"I Love You"

Oh, oh
Oh, oohh
Oh, oh
Mmmmmm....

Riding down the boulevard
On our bikes, we pedal hard
Touch my waist, pull me along
You kept me safe, you kept me strong

Wishing we could stay right here
And time would slow down forever
I love you and every little thing that you do for me (I love you)
I love you and every little thing that you do for me (I love you)

The restaurant down by the sea
That's where we'd go, just you and me
Everytime, number 29
And we would eat, on those plastic seats

Wishing we could stay right here
And time would slow down forever
I love you and every little thing that you do for me (I love you)
I love you and every little thing that you do for me (I love you)

I love you, oh
For everything you are
I love you
For every little thing you are

I love you and every little thing that you do for me (I love you)
I love you and every little thing that you do for me (I love you)
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

Re: Songs that feature cycling in some way
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2012, 04:32:49 am »
Someone besides me has to have thought of these:
http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Fat-Bottomed-Girls-lyrics-Queen/01FECDA021BB25A84825689400039B68

http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Bicycle-Race-lyrics-Queen/5143FBFDE0AA6AB44825689400022B7A

I suppose "Disraeli Gears" could be seen as an album featuring cycling in some way, even if none of the songs do so.

jogler

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Re: Songs that feature cycling in some way
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2012, 05:40:23 am »
The Pushbike song by The Mixtures

redshift

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Re: Songs that feature cycling in some way
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2012, 08:12:20 am »
Turin Brakes - Painkiller
L
:)
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The all-round entertainer gets quite arsey,
They won't translate his lame shit into Farsi
Somehow to let it go would be more classy…

Re: Songs that feature cycling in some way
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2012, 08:49:16 am »
Bike - Pink Floyd

Quote
I've got a bike, you can ride it if you like
It's got a basket, a bell that rings and things to make it look good
I'd give it to you if I could but I borrowed it

No prizes for guessing that it's a Syd Barrett lyric.
Never tell me the odds.

Wowbagger

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Re: Songs that feature cycling in some way
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2012, 08:55:36 am »
Woil roidin' ewt one noight
A pleeceman came in soight
Sez 'ee to me "Oi'l throw the book at ye -
No brakes, no bell, no loight!"

Now don't tell Oi, tell 'ee
Is my philosophy
"You can do what you loike, it's your dad's boike
So don't tell Oi, tell 'ee!"
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: Songs that feature cycling in some way
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2012, 08:55:39 am »
The Buff Medways - Medway Wheelers

Re: Songs that feature cycling in some way
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2012, 06:32:36 pm »
Kraftwerk - Tour de France.

Not quite a proper answer, but towards the end of a long ride, I always remember singing in the church youth group, "One mile more, one mile more, give me faith for one mile more..."  ;D

John Henry

Re: Songs that feature cycling in some way
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2012, 06:48:52 pm »
One written by Huw Williams, covered on 'Red and Gold' by Fairport Convention:

'The Summer Before the War'

It lays the sentimentality and nostalgia on with a trowel, but it's a pretty song.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/nC2UkIukydk&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/nC2UkIukydk&rel=1</a>

Rig of Jarkness

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Re: Songs that feature cycling in some way
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2012, 06:22:10 pm »
Does this one count ?

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/P_5l6rIUu4A&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/P_5l6rIUu4A&rel=1</a>

NB Note the claim '(In this scene Paul Newman did his own bicycle stunts, after his stunt man was unable to stay on the bike)'  Not bad !
Aero but not dynamic

Mr Larrington

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Re: Songs that feature cycling in some way
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2012, 02:59:11 pm »
The Acoustic Motorbike ~ Luka Bloom
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Satisfying the Bloodlust of the Masses in Peacetime

Woofage

  • Ain't no hooves on my bike.
Re: Songs that feature cycling in some way
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2012, 03:02:17 pm »
Back to the Old House - The Smiths
Pen Pusher

Woofage

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Re: Songs that feature cycling in some way
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2012, 03:04:38 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/JMLoUTBy47U&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/JMLoUTBy47U&rel=1</a>
Pen Pusher

Re: Songs that feature cycling in some way
« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2012, 11:20:15 pm »
Chains - The Beatles

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Re: Songs that feature cycling in some way
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2012, 01:03:17 pm »
There have indeed been threads on this subject before, but it's nice to mention new stuff as well as bloody old Fat Bottomed Girls.  (Hmm, bloody bottoms, not nice).

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Re: Songs that feature cycling in some way
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2012, 09:08:20 pm »
Stop Me If You Think That You've Heard This One Before - The Smiths

(Mark Ronson never did a cover of this.  Oh no.   It never happened.)
Never tell me the odds.

Julian

  • samoture
Re: Songs that feature cycling in some way
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2012, 09:56:29 pm »
Daisy Bell

(sorry)

Re: Songs that feature cycling in some way
« Reply #19 on: July 17, 2012, 10:17:16 pm »
Goodness me - I hardly have the balls to post this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHnB_P5XWig&feature=related

WTF??? That's grim. They're 70's rock icons FFS - weren't they supposed to be found dead in their hotel rooms, asphyxiated on their own vomit, like the others?

Re: Songs that feature cycling in some way
« Reply #20 on: July 17, 2012, 10:32:22 pm »
BMX Bandits - Wheatus

Over and under we ride in love with the suicide
Here we fuck with disaster and
careful has something to hide so come give this trick a try
pump it faster you bastard and
Over this mountain you glide
But you're not gonna last If you can't push it past

Hey Nicole
You stole my soul with that cute little bunny hop, Your radical table top
Oh I wished it would never stop
Hey Nicole
What's that you got is that a black Turbo Diamond Back
a JMC Racing Bike
Damn I wish I had one like that.
Hey Nicole
I was only ten years old

Please leave your cell phone at home
It's just a broken collar bone
walk it off you big puss
And then get your ass back on the bike
It's time to go lay some pipe
Or just watch me get nice
Ima school you on how to get high
Then go home tell your freinds how you bite all my style

Hey Nicole
You stole my soul with that cute little bunny hop, Your radical table top
Oh I wished it would never stop
Hey Nicole
What's that you got is that a black Turbo Diamond Back
a JMC Racing Bike
Damn I wish I had one like that
Hey Nicole
You got this moto licked the Hutch kids are off the list all the Skyway's are being fixed walky talkies and stolen shit.
Hey Nicole
Quadangle, PK Ripper, Webco and Mongoose rip Redline Proline is winning it but Nomura I so the tits.
Hey Nicole I was only ten years old.

Is there a love in your life
Cause I wanna be your wife
It's a bird it's a plane
It's a bicycle up in the sky
You didn't say you could fly
Now I know where I stand and I'm
Tired of life on the ground
Loose my soul when I'm down up your ramp I am Found

Hey Nicole
You stole my soul with that cute little bunny hop, Your radical table top
Man I hope that you never stop
Hey Nicole
What's that you got is that a black Turbo Diamond Back
a JMC Racing Bike
Damn I wish I had one like that
Hey Nicole
You got this moto licked the Hutch kids are off the list all the Skyway's are being fixed walky talkies and stolen shit
Hey Nicole
Quadangle, PK Ripper, Webco and Mongoose rips Redline Proline is winning, it but Nomura I so the tits

Hey Nicole I was only ten years old
Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

Snakehips

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Re: Songs that feature cycling in some way
« Reply #21 on: July 18, 2012, 09:11:22 am »
Riders on the Storm  -  The Dawes
Mustn't grumble in the circumstances .

jogler

  • mojo operandi
Re: Songs that feature cycling in some way
« Reply #22 on: July 18, 2012, 09:49:57 am »
I like your wit Snakehips ;D

Re: Songs that feature cycling in some way
« Reply #23 on: July 18, 2012, 09:51:03 am »
Have we had The Jam - 'Down inner-tube station at Midnight'?
Elton John - Sprocket Man?

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Songs that feature cycling in some way
« Reply #24 on: July 18, 2012, 08:23:44 pm »
Oh Lori - the Alessi Brothers.
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.