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Brainwaves – August 29, 2023 – Ba Ba, Na Na, Da Da, Doo Doo

Written by on 27/08/2023

Brian’s grandson can’t say “S” yet. Which is an important letter because in Hebrew, Grandpa is “Saba.” So he calls Brian “Baba.” Which got your host for Brainwaves thinking about songs with “ba-ba” in them. But not just ba-ba’s but na-na’s, da-da’s, doo-doo’s and ma-ma’s. It sounds silly but you’ll be amazed how much great music has repeating consonants like this.

Ba-ba’s from Teenage Fanclub, R.E.M., Pink Floyd and the Partridge Family.

Na-na’s from J. Geils, Counting Crows, Steam, Blink 182 and the Beatles.

Ma-ma’s from ELO, The Who and the Crash Test Dummies.

Da-da’s and doo-doo’s from Elastica, Lou Reed and the Police.

Plus some Lady Gaga (ra-ra), Carpenters (sha-la-la) and Hebrew rock from HaTikva 6 (pam-pam).

Band Song
Ba-ba
Star Trek Subspace Rhapsody Main title
Partridge Family I Think I Love You
New Pornographers Brill Bruisers
R.E.M. Near Wild Heaven
Teenage Fanclub I Need Direction
Pink Floyd Summer 68
Death Cab for Cutie Sound of Settling
The Postal Service Recycled Air
The Beach Boys Barbara Ann
Na-na
J. Geils Band Centerfold
Counting Crows A Long December
Bachman Turner Overdrive You Aint Seen Nothing Left
Steam Na Na Kiss Him Goodbye
Blink 182 All the Small Things
Mouth and MacNeal How Do You Do
The Beatles Hey Jude
Ma-ma
ELO Ma-Ma-Ma Belle
The Who My-My-My Generation
Crash Test Dummies Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
Hanson MMMBop
Da-da and doo-doo
Elastica Da Da Da (cover: Trio)
DNA (feat. Suzanne Vega) Tom’s Diner
Lou Reed Walk on the Wild Side
The Muppets Mahna Mahna
Hamilton You’ll Be Back
The Police De Do Do Do De Da Da Da
The Police Can’t Stand Losing You
Misc.
Shakira Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)
The Tokens Lion Sleeps Tonight
Lady Gaga Bad Romance
The Carpenters Yesterday Once More
HaTikva 6 Od Pam Pam
Delfonics La La Means I Love You
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