Shaddap You Face

by minimus 25 Replies latest jw friends

  • minimus

    In 1980 a song was out on the radio called Shaddap You Face. It was supposed to be a fun song mimicking Italians saying what sounded like Shut Up A Your Face.

    I remember having parents bringing their children to me for counsel because their kids would giggle and sing this song. Some JW parents thought it was a terrible song, disrespectful and ungodly.

    I remember telling one hardline parent that I kind of thought the song was funny and that it might not be such a big deal. Some of these parents went to other elders to make this a big congregational issue.

    Eventually, the song ran its course and that was the end of it.

    JWs NEED to get a life and justa shut up!

  • TD

    The song was funny --I had a coffee cup with "Shaddap you Face" on it.

    What'sa matta you,
    Gotta no respect, whatta you think you do,
    Why you looka so sad?
    It's-a not so bad, it's-a nice-a place,
    Ah, Shaddap You Face.

  • minimus

    Can you believe that song could create an uproar?

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  • blondie

    I can understand children wanting to tell their hypocrital parents to be quiet.

    I don't remember this there must not have been an uproar here. I have to admit the guy's accent makes it difficult for me to really understand all but the refrain.



  • cantleave

    It kept Ultravox's Vienna off the number 1 slot in the UK, for that reason alone it should be forgotten and sent to room 101.

  • blondie

    I don't know that song either, cantleave.

  • Darth plaugeis
    Darth plaugeis

    Minimus do you live Ma.?

    I heard that song this morning on the radio 93.7 and I haven't heard it since it was out.

  • Violia

    I recall getting a lot of grief for singing Janis Joplin's little song shown here. I thought is was funny but got told it was sooo disrespectful. btw, it also has some great pics of janis. She was just having some fun and not being serious at all. Some people have no sense of humor.

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