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Old 15-03-2013, 16:14
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I'm holding a circus-themed party this weekend, in amongst the playlist I wanted to put some circus-esque songs in.

Other than the obvious (Britney - Circus) can you think of any other songs that are reminiscent of the circus (in lyrics or sound)?
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Old 15-03-2013, 16:17
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Old 15-03-2013, 16:23
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I get the feeling that these might not fit in with your mood, but Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite is the obvious one, off Sergeant Pepper. If you want something really obscure, there is about a minute of utterly bonkers circus music right at the end of King Crimson's Lizard album, but I'm not sure if it even has a title for downloading it. It follows a guitar solo called Prince Rupert's Lament - definitely not a track to break the ice at parties.

Just thought of another one - absolutely brilliant. Look up Nellie The Elephant by Mandy Millar. Perfect.
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Old 15-03-2013, 16:24
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Add Bad Influence by her to the list too.
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Old 15-03-2013, 16:52
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Don't Stop The Carnival by Alan Price.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTJKp...yer_detailpage
Sideshow by Barry Biggs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQv_m...yer_detailpage
Fairground by Simply Red
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gi80x...yer_detailpage
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Old 15-03-2013, 18:03
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The Circus by Take That - from their Circus album.
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Old 15-03-2013, 18:06
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Circus - Uriah Heep.
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Old 15-03-2013, 19:00
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Circus - Britney. Obvz.
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Old 15-03-2013, 19:07
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Fairground Attraction- Perfect.
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Old 15-03-2013, 19:13
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Alesha Dixon - Drummer Boy sounds vaguely circus/carnival-ish....but yeah obviously Britney - Circus...
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Old 15-03-2013, 19:58
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"Wild Billy's Circus Story" by Bruce Springsteen will be of no use whatsoever for your purposes, but I thought I'd chuck it in anyway
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Old 15-03-2013, 19:59
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Welcome - Christina Aguilera
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Old 15-03-2013, 20:06
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Hurt - Christina Aguilera
Falling Into You - Celine Dion
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Old 15-03-2013, 20:09
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Hurt - Christina Aguilera
Falling Into You - Celine Dion
What do these have to do with the circus?
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Old 15-03-2013, 20:23
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Nellie the elephant or if you prefer... The punk version
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Old 15-03-2013, 20:28
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What do these have to do with the circus?
Circus-themed videos
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Old 15-03-2013, 22:06
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Circus-themed videos
The OP wants a playlist for a party. Music rather than visuals.
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Old 15-03-2013, 22:39
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The OP wants a playlist for a party. Music rather than visuals.
Well it would be fun to see if the guests could make the connection or not
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Old 15-03-2013, 22:43
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Well it would be fun to see if the guests could make the connection or not
Or Christina Aguilera- Candyman/ Enter The Circus/ Welcome Now they are all circus themed
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Old 17-03-2013, 21:55
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Three-Ring Circus ~ Barry Biggs
Oh What a Circus ~ David Essex
Circus Games ~ the Skids
The Circus ~ Erasure
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Old 17-03-2013, 23:11
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sideshow - barry biggs

all the fun of the fair - david essex

send in the clowns - judy collins?/julie covington?

crazy horses - osmonds

nellie the elephant - dickies

76 trombones - robert preston (more a parade)

songs from dumbo
- when I see a elephant fly
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Old 18-03-2013, 10:24
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Alesha Dixon - The Entertainer
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Old 18-03-2013, 10:27
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Judith Durham - The Non Performing Lion Quickstep:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyj9TPxT_L8
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Old 18-03-2013, 11:59
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Other than the obvious (Britney - Circus) can you think of any other songs that are reminiscent of the circus (in lyrics or sound)?
Circus - Britney. Obvz.
Not obvious to me. Never heard it (or heard of it) and have no intention of ever hearing it.


Here are some that are more obvious to me:-

Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite - The Beatles

Cathy's Clown - The Everly Brothers

Death Of A Clown - Dave Davies

Ha! Ha! Said The Clown - Manfred Mann

Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan (lyrics mention jugglers and clowns)

Tears Of A Clown - Smokey Robinson and the Miracles


Some lesser known tracks with a circus connection:-

1941 - Harry Nilsson

Goodbye Cruel World (I'm Off To Join The Circus) - James Darren

Clown Shoes - Johnny Burnette

Fire Eater - Three Dog Night

See The Funny Little Clown - Bobby Goldsboro
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Old 18-03-2013, 12:11
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Candyman Christina Aguliera
The Boy Does Nothing Alesha Dixon
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