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Hmm, I've never heard that song. This song really reminds me of "Let's Go Crazy" by Prince. A lot.
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I definitely hear the similarity there, but I still hear much more of "Let's Go Crazy" by Prince in "Traffic Jam." It's possible that the Sparks song was also inspired by Prince.

Also, the Sparks song was released in 1998, five years after "Alapalooza," so....

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I'm pretty bad with telling which song its a style parody of, but I love it so much. Its so much fun in the car, especially in...well...traffic. I just mouth the words in my brother's car and look out the window while the cars slowly get closer to the intersection on Sunset BLVD. It's such a perfect moment.
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Well, a lot of style parodies sound like more than one song. This one just happens to remind me of only one by Prince.
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algonacchick @ Jun 13 2007, 09:45 PM wrote: This one just happens to remind me of only one by Prince.


Same here with Me

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Once, I was listening to this song in one of my friends car CD player, and after the carbon monoxide line he skiped to the next song. What a jerk! :angry:

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I'd never really thought about Trafic Jam being a style parody until I came to this forum. After being enlightened, I clearly recognised the "Purple One's" influence.

It is still one of my all time favourite Al songs.

weird user Posted on Jun 16 2007, 12:57 AM

What a jerk!



exactly!
there's a motorcycle zooming by me.....watch what happens when I open my door

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weird user @ Jun 15 2007, 07:57 AM wrote: Once, I was listening to this song in one of my friends car CD player, and after the carbon monoxide line he skiped to the next song. What a jerk! :angry:


I would just skip back to it. :angry: No one skips Al song!
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TMBJon @ Jan 10 2007, 10:02 PM wrote: Whenever a motorcycle zoomed by me, I always used to think of that line and imagined what would happen if I did open my door.


Know what's really funny about that line? Before this song was even written, I recall a time from my childhood, there were motorcycles zooming by Mom, Dad & I and I recall saying that we should open the door to see what happens. lol

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I like this song. Nothing spectacular, but fun nonetheless.

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