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jim in paris

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"I'm a spinning top"(the song)
« on: December 14, 2011, 11:42:26 AM »

"I'm a spinning top"(the song) by RD Foster  ....here
http://www.ronniefoster.com/ronnie%20page/song_spinning_top.htm
great number already discussed on the forum
 ;) ;)
is there anybody who could "record" the song for me and send me the mp3 file at my email address ??
i would like to use it in a show
i have tried a simple microphone with audacity and the result is not good

help !

jim
ps i'm a low tech , with a small azus notebook running linux
if someone bothers to do it for me i'd be D-lighted :-*
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Re: "I'm a spinning top"(the song)
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2011, 03:34:26 PM »

I just sent you an mp3.  I have a folder on the computer with spintop songs  :-[
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Re: "I'm a spinning top"(the song)
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2011, 06:59:20 PM »

Nice work.  Zeemo had several yo-yo and top spinning songs he had playing at our COSI classic toys day in Columbus. 

Glad you have an mp3 of this song, Jim.
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Re: "I'm a spinning top"(the song)
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2016, 01:40:49 PM »

Some new business in town is having Wednesday open mike nights.  It is mostly a bar but they have a bunch of games on one side and I can take high schoolers there on occasion.  They are inviting everyone to this and are open to most any song (as far as I can tell).  I was thinking about getting some top spinning songs together and have them ready to share when there is an opening at the microphone.  Weren't there some other songs about spinning that we talked about?  Of course, there is the dreidel song and happiness runs in a circular motion.  And I always think of Spinning Wheel by Blood Sweat and Tears.

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Re: "I'm a spinning top"(the song)
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2016, 09:57:39 PM »

Here is an upbeat song by The Orlons called "Spinning Top"......



Spinning Top Lyrics
 (d. pickerill/p. o'donoughue)
You let me go
'til I'm weared out
And when I'm ready you say you're not
You start a flame, I'm not to blame
For what I do
You heat me up, I'm all aglow
I move too fast to take it slow
If you could see what you do to me
You'd feel so low

Chorus:
 You keep me moving, don't let me stop
 You got the whip, I'm your spinning top
 You keep me moving, don't let me stop
 You love keeps spinning me 'round
 You take me up to get me high
 And yet you know I can't fly
 If I take a chance on this romance
 I know I'll fall

Chorus:
 You turn me 'round so I don't know
 My left from right or where to go
 You just don't care and that's not fair
 You're hurting me

Chorus (x2)Your love keeps spinning me 'round
 I'm just your spinning top
 I'm just your spinning top
 Your spinning top
 I'm just your spinning top
 Oh, your spinning top
 Spin me, spin me
 I'm your spinning top
 I'm just your spinning top
 Spinning, spinning top.
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Re: "I'm a spinning top"(the song)
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2016, 10:07:47 PM »

I know we have talked about this before.  Don McClean's version of "Dreidel".  This is a significant song because (as far as I know) this is the only top spinning song to hit the charts.  It peaked at #21 in 1973.



"Dreidel"


I feel like a spinning top or a Dreidel
 The spinning don't stop when you leave the cradle
 You just slow down
 Round and around the world you go
 Spinning through the lives of the people you know
 We all slow down
 How you gonna keep on turning from day to day?
 How you gonna keep from turning your life away?

 No days you can borrow, no time you can buy.
 No trust in tomorrow. It's a lie.
 And I feel like I'm dippin' and divin'.
 My sky shoes are spiked with lead heels.
 I'm lost in this star car I'm drivin'.
 But my air sole keeps pushin' big wheels.
 My world is a constant confusion.
 My mind is prepared to attack.
 My past a persuasive illusion.
 I'm watchin' the future it's black.
 What do you know?
 You know just what you perceive.
 What can you show?
 Nothing of what you believe.
 And as you grow, each thread of life that you leave
 Will spin around your deeds and dictate your needs
 As you sell your soul and you sow your seeds
 And you wound yourself and your loved one bleed
 And your habits grow, and your conscience feeds
 On all that you thought you should be
 I never thought this could happen to me.

 I feel like a spinning top or a dreidel.
 The spinning don't stop when you leave the cradle.
 You just slow down.
 Round and around the world you go
 Spinning through the lives of the people you know.
 We all slow down.
 How you gonna keep on turning from day to day?
 How you gonna keep from turning your life away? Oh..

 I feel like a spinning top or a dreidel.
 The spinning don't stop when you leave the cradle.
 You just slow down.

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Re: "I'm a spinning top"(the song)
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2016, 10:08:37 PM »

I know we have NOT talked about this one.  Oh my....

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Re: "I'm a spinning top"(the song)
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2016, 11:19:04 PM »

I practiced several freestyles to the Orlons song, but I am not sure if I used it on stage.

Another "Spinning Like a Top" song is a "Eurobeat" mostly in Japanese from the 90's. We did discuss this one on the old board. Way too fast for a spinning top freestyle  ::) , more like for a 2A freestyle by Shinji.

shortened version (mercifully):



I have several other spintop songs stored on the old drive.
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Re: "I'm a spinning top"(the song)
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2016, 11:52:22 PM »

If you want fun, upbeat and children-silly, there's always the soundtrack for the English translation/dubbing of the original Beyblade show. Haha.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL16BC15E5AA7DBF56
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Re: "I'm a spinning top"(the song)
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2017, 03:41:03 PM »

Maybe "You're the Top"?  There are versions out there by Cole Porter, Barbara Streisand and Ethel Merman.  I think this one by Ella Fitzgerald is my favorite....

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Re: "I'm a spinning top"(the song)
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2017, 12:52:30 AM »


" BOOMERANG ! "







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