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Subject: Karaoke Revolutionized: Gloria Estefan's "Turn The Beat Around" (EVERYONE ENTER)

Written By: Matthias on 10/23/08 at 2:34 pm

Karaoke Revolutionized

Week Thirteen
Gloria Estefan's "Turn The Beat Around"



     Karaoke Revolutionized is an ongoing project that allows parodists the opportunity to parody popular songs that they wouldn't ordinarily take a look at, especially the older folks on this site who generally stick to 60's and 70's hits. This project follows the famous games that allow players to sing along to their favorite songs, using microphones that hook up to the Playstation 2. Usually all big top Billboard hits, with on the rare occasion a few exceptions.

This week's song is "Turn The Beat Around" by the artist Gloria Estefan

A little information on Gloria Estefan...

- Gloria Estefan is a Cuban American singer and songwriter.

- She has won five Grammy Awards becoming among the most successful crossover performers in Latin music to date.

- She has been selected by the Latin Grammy Award Recording Association as the "Person of the Year". In a ceremony to be aired on November 2008, the award will be given to her for her long career of more than 20 years and her worldwide success. She is the first female singer to receive this award.

- Their hits include...
    - "Words Get In The Way"
    - "Don't Wanna Lose You"
    - "Always Tomorrow"
    - "Turn The Beat Around"

A little information on the song, "Turn The Beat Around"...

- "Turn the Beat Around" is a disco song written by Gerald Jackson and Peter Jackson and popularized by Vicki Sue Robinson in 1976

- In 1994, the song was recorded by Gloria Estefan for the soundtrack to the film The Specialist.

- She also took the song to the top spot on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart, making it her first number-one song on that chart in English.

Lyrics:

Turn it up, turn it up, turn it upside down
Turn it up, turn it up, turn it upside down
Turn it up, turn it up, turn it upside down
Turn it up, turn it up, turn it upside down

Turn the beat around
Love to hear the percussion
Turn it upside down
Love to hear the percussion
Love to hear it

Blow horns you sure sound pretty
Your violins keep movin' to the nitty gritty
When you hear the scratch of the guitars scratchin'
Then you'll know that rhythm carries all the action, so
Woah yeah

Turn the beat around
Love to hear the percussion
Turn it upside down
Love to hear the percussion
Love to hear it

Turn the beat around
Love to hear the percussion
Turn it upside down
Love to hear the percussion
Love to hear it

Flute player play your flute 'cause
I know that you want to get your thing on
But you see I've made up my mind about it
It's got to be the rhythm, no doubt about it, woah woah
'Cause when the guitar player start playing
With the syncopated rhythm, with the scratch, scratch, scratch
Makes me wanna move my body yeah, yeah, yeah
And when the drummer starts beating that beat
He nails that beat with the syncopated rhythm
With the rat, tat, tat, tat, tat, tat on the drums, hey

Turn the beat around
Love to hear the percussion
Turn it upside down
Love to hear the percussion
Love to hear it
Love to hear it
Love to hear it
Love to hear it

Turn it up, turn it up, turn it upside down
Turn it up, turn it up, turn it upside down
Turn it up, turn it up, turn it upside down
Turn it up, turn it up, turn it upside down

Turn the beat around
Love to hear the percussion
Turn it upside down
Love to hear the percussion
Love to hear it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnvZ-pmAeLw


Deadline: 10/30/08

Subject: Re: Karaoke Revolutionized: Week 13: Gloria Estefan's "Turn The Beat Around"

Written By: agrimorfee on 10/23/08 at 3:10 pm

Ewww,,,,
This will be a challenge for the ultra-repetitive, ultra-simplistic chorus! :o

EDIT:
The lyrics above include one extra word in the chorus that throws the pacing off...

This is what the video performance of the chorus actually sounds like--

Turn the beat around
Love to hear percussion
Turn it upside down
Love to hear percussion
Love to hear it
   
                In other words, simply remove the "THE" in the 2nd and 4th lines.

Subject: Re: Karaoke Revolutionized: Week 13: Gloria Estefan's "Turn The Beat Around"

Written By: agrimorfee on 10/24/08 at 8:34 am

I turned that tune around with quick turn around!  :D :o
http://www.amiright.com/parody/90s/gloriaestefan6.shtml

Subject: Re: Karaoke Revolutionized: Week 13: Gloria Estefan's "Turn The Beat Around"

Written By: agrimorfee on 05/12/09 at 5:47 pm

Bump for Matty.
Wow...I didn't realize you didn't finish it. Perhaps you should revamp that subtitle, too ("ANYONE CAN ENTER")

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