This sounds like a fun project: LeRoy Stevens’s ‘Favorite Recorded Scream’ Compiles Howls – NYTimes.com.
I’ve been collecting songs that include the phrases “hey” and/or “na na” as part of my piece, Hey, the Na Na Song. (Download a pdf of the score). Seems like I should have been asking true record geeks for their input all along. Or maybe Field Guide readers will suggest their favorite Hey’s and Na Na’s in the comments section.
Here’s the list so far:
|Hey Jude||The Beatles||Beatles 1|
|Me and Bobby McGee||Janis Joplin||Pearl|
|Na Na, Hey Hey, Kiss Him Goodbye||Steam||Steam|
|Little Fly||The Legendary Marvin Pontiac||Greatest Hits|
|Lovin’ Touchin’ Squeezin’||Journey||Evolution|
|The Night They Drove Ole Dixie Down||The Band||The Band|
|What I Deserve||Kelly Willis||What I Deserve|
Allow me to add Neil Young’s “My My, Hey Hey,” because rock and roll is here to stay.
And from a completely different universe, how about Akon’s “Right Now (Na Na Na”?
Can’t forget Journey’s “Lovin’ Touchin’ Squeezin'”
Do Sha na na na na na nee nees count?… cause I’m thinking Guns & Roses’ “Welcome to the Jungle”….
Sure, why not?
I also came up with Beck’s “E-Pro” and Wilson Picket’s “Land of 1000 Dances”