simple song game

name two or more songs that really clash with each other (in mood or lyrics or whatever)

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Actually put together Oh Come Oh Come Immanuel and Little Drummer Boy in LMMS. Just because they are both Christmas songs does not mean they are similar lyrical thoughts.

OCOCI is takeing the Jewish view of waiting on God’s Messiah, not that he is here, yet. Little Drummer Boy is about him already being born, trying to find a gift worthy of him when you have almost nothing, yourself.

Both are depressing in their own way, when separate, but together it gives this feel of still waiting on your messiah because you’re rejecting the one that is already here.

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How do we do this? Should we just state the titles, have explanations, or share the songs? Please clarify; I want to play but I want to do it right.

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I guess sharing is easier to listen to and explanations are more fun, but there are no hard rules

oooh XD

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@Ilianasarigo Thanks for responding.

Ahead by a Century - The Tragically Hip

This is a folk rock song about young love and the possibilities of life, and isn’t particularly aggressive musically (though it is rather emotional).

Neon Knights - Black Sabbath

This is a heavy metal song about knights and modern-day counterparts (I didn’t know that immediately from the lyrics), and it is definitely aggressive.


I love the contrast!

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there was this song I was trying to learn (I gave up) that I’d often feel big mood whiplash when I encountered it in my playlist.
it’s so… reverent? and the style of singing is very different

and I was listening to a lot of stuff like this

there are probably less subtle examples of mood whiplash I’ve gotten
I remember laughing out loud at the contrast between some things on my playlists, but I don’t remember what they were, sadly

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oh maybe it was this

Thomas Bergersen - Autumn Love - YouTube

going into this

All Hail Shadow - Shadow the Hedgehog [OST] - YouTube

the first one kind of lulled me into this calm mood and I wasn’t expecting the second one XD
this kind of transition is just one of the funniest things for me

(the next song in the playlist made me laugh as well
the contrast is just great)

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I think the best way I can explain it is Seelie vs Unseelie.



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I love this so much

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I love tonal whiplash a lot. This is not the last you have seen of me on this thread!




The Ocean - U2

This song is less than 2 minutes long.

The End - The Doors

This song is almost 12 minutes long.


7 things by Miley Cyrus and Hello beautiful by the Jonas brothers, if you know you know :wink:


A rock song turned into salsa

Actual Latin rock

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Christianity vs Atheism

I’ve got two in the atheist department!

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This song is sung from the point-of-view of the Devil (and it’s not a sympathetic portrayal, despite the title). It was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, who are members of The Rolling Stones.

This song is a Christian hymn. It was re-arranged by Edwin Hawkins from a hymn that originated in 1775.


oh right, I have more of these

Differences in titles and degrees of innocence.

A song about seeing the innocent beauty of life under the sun and not wanting it to end:

About a peculiar addiction that can only be satisfied once every 28 days:

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ooh, how about this

one of these songs talks about friendship and having spirit and being true to yourself and the other is basically ‘life sucks and I have no motivation and I’m going to pretend to be happy because I don’t have faith my friends will hang around if I don’t’

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