Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Another Competition

After yesterday's unplanned excitement, it looks like things might be getting underway. My car should be collected tomorrow morning by the garage, and a courtesy car delivered around the same time. Fingers crossed, then.

I've spent a lot of time on the phone this morning, being entertained, if that's the word, by the music they play when you're on hold. And while I was waiting I thought, why not have another competition, this time to find the least appropriate piece of music to play while someone's on hold to their car insurance company?

I can't promise a prize this time, since this could see me a few hundred quid out of pocket for a week or two. However, I will start things rolling with some suggestions of my own. There's 'Crash! Boom! Bang!' by Roxette; 'Hazard' by Richard Marx; and 'Into the Valley' by, ahem, The Skids.

I'm sure there's loads more, and of a higher quality than I've managed. Anyway, the comments section quivers with anticipation...

6 comments:

Osama Saeed said...

Since you mentioned Marx - Right here waiting

scotto voce said...

Drive on, Johnny Cash; Used cars, Bruce Springsteen; Chasing Cars, Snow Patrol or Take the 'a' train by Duke Ellington

dalriada revisites said...

anything by canadian(?) band 'The Crash Test Dummies', but 'At My funeral' would be the sickest........

Richard Thomson said...

Not bad... keep them coming!

Mr Eugenides said...

No discussion of car crashes would be complete without making reference to David Hasselhoff's seminal "Jump in my car", the excruciating video for which (yes, complete with KITT) can be seen on YouTube.

If that's not your cup of tea, perhaps something a bit more up-to-date, courtesy of the lovely-but-mad Gwen Stefani:


Back it up, back it up
You got it, you got it
Put your hands up, put your hands up
You got it, you got it
Drive back baby to me fast in your car
I'm here waiting, crash into me real hard

I wander 'round the room and I'm getting things ready
I picture you driving just like Mario Andretti
I got the cush, Kettle One, waiting for your engine
Your Grand Prix attention, it's gonna be a party

Don't forget to make a U-turn
I see you left your blinker on
I got it rolled and ready here to burn
Meet me back at home

Drive back baby to me fast in your car
I'm here waiting, crash into me real hard

Driving fast in your car
I've got you tracked on my radar

It's just such a trip how you're still my speed racer
You got me so addicted just like a free baser
I want you all over me like L.A.M.B.
So get here A.S.A.P. it's gonnna be a party

Don't forget to make a U-turn (don't forget to get here)
I see you left your blinker on (you see I want to get it on)
I got it rolled and ready here to burn
Meet me back at home (you know you need me so come back)

Drive back baby to me fast in your car
I'm here waiting, crash into me real hard

Now you know you're qualified
You're in the pole position
Put it in first gear, step on the pedal and drive fast

Back it up, back it up
You got it, you got it
Put your hands up, put your hands up
You got it, you got it

(I'm ready for you)
Drive back baby to me fast in your car
(Me and you boo)
I'm here waiting, crash into me real hard

(I'm ready for you)
Drive back baby to me fast in your car
(For me and you boo)
I'm here waiting, crash into me real hard
Come on baby, please hurry up, you know I'm waiting for you

Captain Slow said...

There's 'Drive' by The Cars, with the searching question:

'Who's gonna drive you home... tonight?'

Or 'Change' by the Lightning Seeds:

'Put your foot down drive (oh you're s silly thing)'