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Yello — The Race
Album: Essential
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Released: 1993
Length: 3:09
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Shout! (Shout!)

Count on me I'm gonna win The Race
Count on me I'm gonna win The Race
Room-dah-bee-boom the whippering dong
Room-dah-bee-boom the whippering dong

Now shut the door, keep down to south
Shut the door, keep down to south
Shut the door, keep down to south

Not any track is turning but The Race is in my head
I'm attacking the illusion but the stopping drives me mad

Time is running out and the illusion fades away
Time is running out another day is on its way

Another sun was shining and he knew he wasn't great
He didn't ever talk about he knew he couldn't wait

Are you ever gonna push me let me run and let me do
I need it and I'm ready and I haven't got a clue

Not any track is turning but The Race is in my head
I'm attacking the illusion but the stopping drives me mad

Fire away!
This is The Race!

Why? (Why?)
Burn! (Burn!)
Shout! (Shout!)
Lies! (Lies!)

Give me The Race!

Another sun was shining and he knew he wasn't great
He didn't ever talk about he knew he couldn't wait

I need this race!

Are you ever gonna push me, let me run and let me do
I need it and I'm ready and I haven't got a clue

Any track is turning but The Race is in my head
I'm attacking the illusion but the stopping drives me mad

Fire away!

Time is running out and the illusion fades away
Time is running out another day is on its way

This is The Race!

Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen
This is Billy McKloski from Palm Springs reporting for NBC Sports of America
Twenty seconds to the start of the thirty-first Formula race on a hot
sunny afternoon here in California

On the fast lane of the street I'm driving
Sometimes, somewhere, I'm arriving
Every day and every night

Why?
I need this race!

Count on me, I'm gonna win The Race
Count on me, I'm gonna win The Race
Room-dah-bee-boom the whippering dong
Room-dah-bee-boom the whippering dong

Shut the door, keep down to south
Shut the door, keep down to south
Shut the door, keep down to south

Race in my head!
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A very fun toon! I like the album cover:"I don't always wear a moustache, but when I do I wear two".   'o)
These two were originals, in my opinion. "I love you" "I know"
Didn’t realize they were swiss.
The neighbor is turning his apartment into swiss cheese (with hammer drill) soooo... just cranked up the Yellow!! :-))
OMFG I am having a blast this morning Bill! Thank you!
 
Shades of the original 9:30 Club on F. back in the day.
I remember being  at a hifi show at Heathrow listening to this on cd then went into another room and they were playing the 12" vinyl version, absolutely astounding, the cd wasn't (excuse pun) even in the race, went home and brought it the same day. Ricky.
So cool! I'd been reminiscing about Yello of the 80's, theirs being one of the first videos I'd seen at the original 9:30, perusing their website etc and youtubes this past week.
Thanks Bill!
 leechi wrote:
do people listen to this unironically?
 
Yeah, they love it! With and without irony :-D
Cool men from Switzerland without whom...
They started touring now...
Yello = Dieter und Boris = Swissmen  - - like me!!!!   {#Dancingbanana_2}
I love Yello SO SO MUCH!!!
{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}
Ah,,, I get it... not just a random play... another crafty segue following on from Bjork's Big Time Sensuality... a very similar back beat.

You are crafty BillG.
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Horrible earworm for me. Instant PSD
 Smetak wrote:
Finally a song with balls {#Motor}
 
Where’s the ”like” button {#Roflol}
Finally a song with balls {#Motor}
 Hortense wrote:
Toe Pick!  {#Smile}
 
Good one 🤓
Weird. Good. Derivative. Original.
 leechi wrote:
do people listen to this unironically?

 


guy surfing "the pipe" on sidewalk as car splashes a wave

It takes a certain type...


do people listen to this unironically?
yello join mich gerber as second swiss artist here on RP ... oh yeah !


Oh Yeah! Dieter and Boris! Great Stuff!{#Clap}{#Bananasplit}{#Yell}{#Dance}
 i don't like it much either..almost like listening to a news broadcast with a beat..rather strange  superfido wrote:
What a horrible song. {#Frustrated}

 


Toe Pick!  {#Smile}
Yello.  You can tell their genius by the fact their songs never age and you can't date them.
 hempmandan wrote:
Freakin Rocks!
 
 
Yeah baby!
 DearDM wrote:
Wow, total ripoff from Depeche Mode's "Flexible"

 
"Total ripoff"? No, it's not really, though the two bands were contemporaries.
Freakin Rocks!
 
 Make it stop!
Wow, total ripoff from Depeche Mode's "Flexible"
this is all so tongue in cheek, nobody can take them serious.


having a beef-farm in Argentina? no seriously!)
Prototype for Weapon Of Choice?
Trippy song, trippy album -- trippy time!
Nothing can compete with a rorty sax, is what she said, and she was right.


 Works well for a Wednesday noontime too!

Jelani wrote:
Ahhh. Bjork followed by Yellow. 
Nice stuff to get me going on this 'late" Sunday morning.
{#Bananajumprope}

 


Ahhh. Bjork followed by Yellow. 
Nice stuff to get me going on this 'late" Sunday morning.
{#Bananajumprope}
Bill...have you been "clubin" it lately?
 vivakitty wrote:

Yay!  Cutting Edge!  Absolutely it was in that movie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPFBeyIHsPw

 
I love this clip - it takes all the highlights. "Cutting Edge" is still one of my all-time favorite "feel-good" movies. When I'm having a bad day/week/month, I make a big pot of macaroni and cheese and tuck in with this movie. And my brother snorts in disgust and hides in his bedroom with CNN. (How I wish I was kidding.)

That whole soundtrack is pretty awesome...

Cool song!! 

All I really knew from these guys was "Oh Yeah!", thanks to Ferris Bueller... : )

Can't stop dancing in my seat - fun stuff!

Stop playing fun music ... trying to work here!


And though you fight to stay alive, your body starts to shiver...for NO mere mortal can resist the EVIL of the THRILLER!!!......................MUAH ah ah ah ah aaaah....MUUUAAAH ahha ahhh ahhhh...................MUUUUUUUUUUUUAAAAAAHHHH AHHHH AHHHH AHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

also the Swiss can be cool... not very often but sometimes..{#Yes}
by the way - I think it was a top ten song for quite a long time in the eighties in Germany


 Cynaera wrote:
WAIT!  I think I remember hearing a version of this song in the movie "The Cutting Edge," when they were skating to it.  Maybe I'm wrong, but it sure sounds like it.  I like it.
 
Yay!  Cutting Edge!  Absolutely it was in that movie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPFBeyIHsPw

Mac McGarry was the host of Its Academic when I was in high school. And I am 60 years old.
Boogie saxman!  This is good!
Oh damn!  Right from the git go this song had me moving.  Me likey.  Has got that AoN appeal to it.
 sirdroseph wrote:
No, uh-uh, this is not very good.{#No}
 
Oh, honey - take a pill, mute, and come back after it's done.  You'll be fine. {#Hug}
 vivakitty wrote:
Oh happy remembrances of The Cutting Edge. Had no idea hearing this song in the movie that it was by the same artist that did "Oh Yeah."
 
I KNEW it!!!!!  And yeah, "Oh Yeah" from Ferris Bueller's Day Off.  Dang - I sense a movie-weekend in my future...

WAIT!  I think I remember hearing a version of this song in the movie "The Cutting Edge," when they were skating to it.  Maybe I'm wrong, but it sure sounds like it.  I like it.
 That_SOB wrote:

Oh come on. This is B52 practicing with a snowmobile in Bjorks garage.
 
Garage? I think they were in Bjork's Basement Jaxx.
 
I must defer, this is outstanding! {#Yes}

No, uh-uh, this is not very good.{#No}
For some reason this tune just screams Leslie Nielsen. If he doesn't have his own theme music, this should be it.

 lerxst wrote:
"Welcome to It's Academic!  I'm your host, Mac McGarry!"  (Gotta be from DC to get this one)
 

Yes, exactly. Hopelessly dorky connotations when I hear the opening notes. Visions of psychedelic cheerleaders are dancing in my head.
"Toe-pick"

Oh come on. This is B52 practicing with a snowmobile in Bjorks garage.
Playing just as Alonso wins first F1 race of the season. Are you watching Bill?
 superfido wrote:
What a horrible song.
 
You're confirming the stereotype that Swedes have no sense of humor.
Egads.
What a horrible song. {#Frustrated}
Bring on the dancing bananas!
I'm rockin' to this while eating my tuna sandwich at my desk. Good times good times!!

 lerxst wrote:
"Welcome to It's Academic!  I'm your host, Mac McGarry!"  (Gotta be from DC to get this one)
 

Ha, yes, totally!   Took me a sec to place it...
 Baum74 wrote:
Absolute classic!!!
That track was coolness in my teenage days back in the (L)80ies
in good ol Germany ...
 
very cool coolness
  
A classic!
En hier heb ik nog de extended versie van! :-)
Absolute classic!!!
That track was coolness in my teenage days back in the (L)80ies
in good ol Germany ...
Love these guys!  Check out their old videos on YouTube - still eye-popping after all these years.
"Welcome to It's Academic!  I'm your host, Mac McGarry!"  (Gotta be from DC to get this one)
Like a cool Robbie Robertson. I like!
Oh no. I can't listen to this!! It was used as background music for a car dealer back in Southern California. Now it sounds like nails on a chalkboard to me. Do you think Yello could sue?
ThePoose wrote:
There's no telling what you can accomplish with a pencil-thin moustache.
:dancingbanana_2:
m-o-o-n!...that spells WAY TOO FUCKING REPETITIVE!!...
There's no telling what you can accomplish with a pencil-thin moustache.
Good stuff! :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana_2: :dancingbanana_2: :bananasplit: :bananasplit: :bananasplit:
davyjrshort wrote:
Yup, your wife is right, that's where I've heard this, saw that movie (partially on TBS, I'll fess up to it) a few weekends back... What I didn't realize is this is the group that brought the infamous "ohhhh yeah" song from Ferris Bueler's Day Off movie to us...yowza
Yello's "Oh Yeah" was also used in Michael J. Fox's "The Secret of My Success" during a seduction scene. Not an outstanding movie, but it had some hilarious moments.
davyjrshort wrote:
Yup, your wife is right, that's where I've heard this, saw that movie (partially on TBS, I'll fess up to it) a few weekends back... What I didn't realize is this is the group that brought the infamous "ohhhh yeah" song from Ferris Bueler's Day Off movie to us...yowza
D.B. Sweeney will always be Shoeless Joe to me.
Zehr gut ja!
brighthue wrote:
What's next, Kajagoogoo? :lol:
nope, Big Audio Dynamite and I CAN'T WAIT!
ploafmaster wrote:
Two strikes: 1. My wife just informed me that this was in "The Cutting Edge." 2. What sounds like a mixture of fake horns and real horns - sounds painful.
Yup, your wife is right, that's where I've heard this, saw that movie (partially on TBS, I'll fess up to it) a few weekends back... What I didn't realize is this is the group that brought the infamous "ohhhh yeah" song from Ferris Bueler's Day Off movie to us...yowza
Oh happy remembrances of The Cutting Edge. Had no idea hearing this song in the movie that it was by the same artist that did "Oh Yeah."
Awriiiighhhttt!!! It's been a while! :dancingbanana: :dance: :motor: :dancingbanana:
I loved it. :clap:
:shifty:
Head is bobbin' Toes are tappin' Yow!!! Is that a chainsaw?? :motor:
Two strikes: 1. My wife just informed me that this was in "The Cutting Edge." 2. What sounds like a mixture of fake horns and real horns - sounds painful.
Whoa. I'm feeling somewhere between stir crazy and car sick.
umm .. wierrrd
CrowCommunications wrote:
Think: "Leonard Cohen hopped up on Ritalin."
My God that's a perfect description!
Think: "Leonard Cohen hopped up on Ritalin." It would be interesting to do a mix with a cross fade of "The Race" and "Everybody knows..." Gentlemen, start your engines....
the race rocks!
most fun I've had today.
shasta wrote:
Was it Cutting Edge with Moira Kelly and D.B. Sweeney? It's bugging me too. :wall:
Oh my god, I think you're right! Oops, I didn't realize I'd seen that movie that much!
agh.
oh, the horror!!! :eek:
I agree with one of the comments on the Amazon pages - I like the original of this song slightly better (the one on the album "Race").
Well, it WAS a cool and fun flick - but "Great"? rah wrote:
wow Bill -- did I just hear you say that Ferris Bueller's Day Off wasn't a great movie?? :eek:
Angloray wrote:
This song was in a movie too, and it's driving me crazy trying to remember it. Can anyone help? (it helps distract from listening to the song, too).
Was it Cutting Edge with Moira Kelly and D.B. Sweeney? It's bugging me too. :wall:
wow Bill -- did I just hear you say that Ferris Bueller's Day Off wasn't a great movie?? :eek:
Heh-heh. My feelings exactly. smadanayr wrote:
WOW!!!! I haven't heard this since I was a kid! there's so many songs that come on here and I keep saying just the same thing!! nice one RP
Further proof that Bill's tolerance for repetition is WAY higher than mine! :lol:
This is so cool! I never cease to be amazed at the stuff that crops up here. I NEVER throught I would hear this song again aside from the obscure tape where I have it recorded. Wooooeee!!! :devil_pimp:
WOW!!!! I haven't heard this since I was a kid! there's so many songs that come on here and I keep saying just the same thing!! nice one RP
ce wrote:
Yello's "Oh yeah" made the soundtrack of lots of 80's films: - Ferris Bueller's day off - The secret of my success - K9 (I think) and more.
This song was in a movie too, and it's driving me crazy trying to remember it. Can anyone help? (it helps distract from listening to the song, too).
a cruel joke. make it stop.
oooooooooohhhhhhh yeeeeeeaaaaaaaaahhhhhh Yello rocked the 80's!
Toe-tappin' head-boppin' fun :clap: :roflol:
TreborG2 wrote:
This kinda struck me.. because my very first thought was of The Art of Noise ....
The Art of Noise scores high on both the "electronic" and "gimmick" scales, yes :| TreborG2 wrote:
argue otherwise, and I'll be happy to try and play any real instrument you like.. and YOU tell me if you like its sound then! :D
:lol: had to read this a few times before I got it right. I wrote that because I think that: - usually "real" instruments can make music more emotional than electronics/samples - while electronics/samples/gimmicks can make good/emotional music, it's often only made possible by sampling "real" instruments There are, of course, exceptions all around. Some songs by Yello or Air, for example, and you of course. ;-)
What's next, Kajagoogoo? :lol:
Friggin' jammin'!
When all New Wave bands in the 80's were trying to look different via makeup, odd clothes, different colored hair spiked, waved, cropped, and shaved, etc. Yello was the only band I can think of where the guy had a conservative look WITH a full on moustache. Talk about standing out. I've always respected them for that. Oh, and I like their music too.
Did you like this song :?: Have you ever seen its videoclip :?: WOOOHOOO! :)
Make it stop :(((
First discovered this one well after its release--on an Atlanta college radio station in the mid-90s. Fun track!
Wow! I have never heard this on a radio station. Bill, you rock! :bounce: :clap:
G\'dam this is a fine song :clap: For those of you without a good set of headphones :cry:
Yet another reason why RP kicks everybody\'s **** !! :notworthy: