Is there a sequel to Jingle Bell Rock? November 20, 2005 8:31 AM   Subscribe

The holidays are here (more or less) and as Christmas music fills the air, I find myself reminded of last year's MeFi masterpiece... Jingle Bell Rock, vocalized by Pink Stainless Tail. It became a favorite of mine, my to the chagrin of all my friends, and I was wondering - nay, hoping - will we be similarly blessed this year? Does anyone hope to follow in his mighty footsteps?
posted by Miss Bitchy Pants to MetaFilter-Related at 8:31 AM (45 comments total)

we need one listing the reindeerusernames : >
posted by amberglow at 8:32 AM on November 20, 2005


*much to the chagrin

Spellcheck does nothing for my grammatical errors.
posted by Miss Bitchy Pants at 8:34 AM on November 20, 2005


I want somebody to record "Faint of Butt" for posterity.
posted by Gator at 8:36 AM on November 20, 2005


Argh, damnit!!!

*goes back into therapy*
*loses game*
posted by loquacious at 8:40 AM on November 20, 2005


Pink Stainless Tail: ...bell jock ringle...

heh, heh, he said jock.
posted by StickyCarpet at 8:40 AM on November 20, 2005


i'm up for it , i have a song callled 'santas little donkey' me and my mate were meant to be rerecording it soon...
posted by sgt.serenity at 8:58 AM on November 20, 2005


I made this last year, I'm about to start working on this years tune. Also, lol @ PST's gem.
posted by 31d1 at 9:28 AM on November 20, 2005


I'm pretty proud of my My Protégé and Panama rewrites, so I might throw my hat in the ring.
posted by fandango_matt at 9:39 AM on November 20, 2005


That version of Jingle Bell Rock was the deciding factor in my joining Metafilter. No joke.
posted by unknowncommand at 9:50 AM on November 20, 2005


i love that, 31d1!
posted by amberglow at 9:52 AM on November 20, 2005


Holy crap, that song is amazing. How did I miss that the first time!?
posted by fillsthepews at 10:02 AM on November 20, 2005


31d1 -- that is excellent. Please put us on your list for this year.
posted by Miko at 10:02 AM on November 20, 2005


I could be persuaded to record myself doing both parts of Run DMC's "Christmas in Hollis." My current recording program only does one track, though. Can anyone recommend one that will allow me to mix vocal tracks?
posted by Kwanzaar at 11:15 AM on November 20, 2005


Thanks for posting this question. I had been wondering the same thing. I really have a hard time believing anyone will outdo Jingle Bell Rock. But please, prove me wrong...
posted by wallaby at 11:18 AM on November 20, 2005


Surely, the title was Jingle Rock Bell...
posted by cortex at 11:21 AM on November 20, 2005


I can sing the abc's backwards. Not sure if anyone would be interested in hearing that, though. Also, it's kind of short.
posted by beth at 11:35 AM on November 20, 2005


My husband loathes Jingle Rock Bell, and probably only because I Cannot. Stop. Singing. It.

And while I cannot really sing along, I love that song, 31d1!
posted by rhapsodie at 11:36 AM on November 20, 2005


Challenge: someone make a version of American Pie that involves tons of mefi references. Sing it, record it, share it. If I like it I'll paypal you $5. More than one winner possible.
posted by beth at 11:36 AM on November 20, 2005


or maybe "We didn't start the fire" ?
posted by amberglow at 11:47 AM on November 20, 2005


Awesome, 31d1! I'm tempted to blow my weekly AskMe to find out what tools you use - I've always wanted to find an easy way to cut up MP3s and loop/sequence them. Any advice there?

I can't believe I missed PST's moment of operatic genius last year. Thanks to him, quasistoic, and Miss Bitchy Pants!
posted by scarabic at 11:56 AM on November 20, 2005


holy shit. I'd never heard jingle rock bell before. that's hysterical. It's even better when I imagine PST's wife losing her shit at him singing it incessantly.
posted by shmegegge at 11:58 AM on November 20, 2005


amberglow: good one, that would also work. As would "It's the end of the world as we know it". That might actually be quite apt... hmm...
posted by beth at 12:14 PM on November 20, 2005


I can sing the abc's backwards.

Hey! It's the zyx lady! I miss plurp.
posted by gleuschk at 12:42 PM on November 20, 2005


For those of you who like 31d1's rendition of "Chestnuts on an open fire", there is a cd called A Mutated Christmas which has a lot of... alternate renditions of christmas carols. The ones by Corporal Blossom in particular are in a pretty similar style.
posted by vernondalhart at 1:07 PM on November 20, 2005


Also, having missed it last time around, I have to say that PST's Jingle Rock Bell is fan-tucking-fastic.
posted by vernondalhart at 1:08 PM on November 20, 2005


We're swiftly moving toward a full album of MeFi Holiday Magic.
posted by Miko at 1:43 PM on November 20, 2005


Hey when did music.metafilter.com die? It was there a few months ago.
posted by holloway at 1:55 PM on November 20, 2005


I tortured everyone in my husband's family with Jingle Rock Bell last year. I can't wait to do it again. It's very earwormy, too.
posted by iconomy at 2:15 PM on November 20, 2005


bloody hell thats a work of genius pst , no one could ever top that.
posted by sgt.serenity at 2:48 PM on November 20, 2005


[this is good]

Methinks this might be a nice opportunity for another MeFi charity contest. One possibility: contributors pool their donations, and the mefite who makes the best recording gets to choose what charity the funds go to (within reason, naturally). If mathowie (or anyone) wanted to run something like that, I'd be happy to chip in at least $20.
posted by gsteff at 3:44 PM on November 20, 2005


Nice mix 31d1! Reminds me of Bent (which isn't christmassy, but has a similar feel). Thanks!
posted by freshgroundpepper at 5:07 PM on November 20, 2005


Godlike.
posted by hototogisu at 5:07 PM on November 20, 2005


I like the idea of a charity contest. Although I'd prefer that mathowie or someone pre-select 10-20 charities then the winner gets to pick among those.
posted by vacapinta at 5:55 PM on November 20, 2005


I found myself compelled to listen to it to the very end.
posted by mischief at 7:28 PM on November 20, 2005


Me too, and glad I did. The end is where it gets funk-ay.
posted by Miko at 7:46 PM on November 20, 2005


this is just the thing i need to torture my boss with! thanks PST!
posted by fishfucker at 9:56 PM on November 20, 2005


There's going to be a special Hi-Fi listening room in hell for you gleefully unrepentant bastards, and I'm going to be there turning that shit right up to like eleven. No, twelve.

You're all doomed, I tell you. Irrevocably doomed.
posted by loquacious at 10:38 PM on November 20, 2005


I pull out Jingle Rock Bell at least once a month in order to cheer myself up. Love it. And 31d1, that was neat. I hope you share this year's tune with us too.
posted by LeeJay at 11:36 PM on November 20, 2005


Jingle Rock Bell should now and forever be the official MetaFilter Christmas song.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 5:59 AM on November 21, 2005


*blush* Thanks everyone.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 6:19 AM on November 21, 2005


And, yeah, that's pretty cool 31d1.
posted by cortex at 7:43 AM on November 21, 2005


i second ethereals motion.
posted by sgt.serenity at 8:43 AM on November 21, 2005


I am in awe of that MeCha thread. I guess this means I'll have to join now. Registration already submitted.

Oh, and I sing, too. If I can get ahold of some free time and a microphone, I might be able to terrify you all.
posted by Faint of Butt at 11:05 AM on November 21, 2005


31d1 - either you've not heard Chestnuts Roasting by Nat 'Pig' Cole on V/vm's Christmas Pudding and that's totally fabulous, or you have, and it isn't. I assume it's the former, in which case I suspect you'll love that CD. And Cassetteboy's Festive Christmas too. Obviously. Everyone loves that.

Anyway, I think someone needs to do a happy hardcore remix of Pink Stainless Tail's song - I reckon that's the only way it could possibly be made more distressing.
posted by jack_mo at 12:51 PM on November 21, 2005


Hmm, never heard of it, I'll see if i can't get a listen organized. I'm working on Little Drummer Boy this year (please no spoilers).
posted by 31d1 at 4:20 PM on November 21, 2005


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