Sirens in Songs



Whenever I'm driving and there's a song on the radio that has a police siren-like noise, there's a brief instant of panic. It's totally a Pavlovian response type situation, one in which I (luckily) don't end up drooling.

So, I was thinking… and here's an idea that anyone writing the next hit "radio" song can steal. It's 3 steps:
1) Create a hit song and sprinkle some choice words throughout the song that you know will never be able to be played on to the radio
2) Create a "radio edit" version that has some background sirens added.
3) Imagine people having a similar response as me and laugh about it.

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  1. Cactus Joe (98 comments) said,

    This happens to me when I listen to NPR and there is a live newscast from NYC or somewhere with sirens in the background.

    Songs with cell phone rings similar to mine also consternate me.

    August 4, 2011 @ 12:32 pm


  2. sparx (882 comments) said,

    I was just thinking… there are probably areas where gun sounds in songs would cause a bit of a panic.

    Remember that hail-storm/mortar-attack on your car?!

    August 4, 2011 @ 3:32 pm


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