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  1. An Oogie Boogie Halloween Chorus


    #824192014-09-15 02:49:00Kip said:

    Everybody scream!

    Hey everyone, it's getting to be that time of year again so I figured we should celebrate a little bit with a fun chorus!

    Some of you have already seen The Nightmare Before Christmas. It's pretty famous for its Halloween theme, stop-motion animation, and also being directed by Tim Burton. It's a favorite among the Halloween fans ( and you probably don't stop hearing people singing "This Is Halloween" once October starts :P ), and one of mine too!

    I felt pretty inspired by the last few chorus events on CL, and they made me want to come up with my own so that I could share more enjoyment with the rest of you. Especially during the late-year holiday seasons! So with this, I present to you the "Oogie Boogie" Chorus Event.

    I think this will be a fun little project, especially because of the carefreeness that the Nightmare Before Christmas songs bring to the table. I want everybody to be as silly as they can be and have as much fun as possible while recording! And I want to release the event early because I know that school has just started for a lot of you, and if you end up joining I want to give everybody as much time as I can to sing their parts.

    If you'd like to sing only the main chorus parts, or just the background voices, you're free to do whatever lines you want!


    Lyrics

    (Copied from Lyricsondemand.com)

    OOGIE BOOGIE

    Well, well, well, what have we here?

    Sandy Claws, huh?

    Oh, I'm really scared

    So you're the one everybody's talkin' about, ha, ha

    ~

    You're jokin', you're jokin'

    I can't believe my eyes

    You're jokin' me, you gotta be

    This can't be the right guy

    He's ancient, he's ugly

    I don't know which is worse

    I might just split a seam now

    If I don't die laughing first

    ~

    When Mr. Oogie Boogie says

    There's trouble close at hand

    You'd better pay attention now

    'Cause I'm the Boogie Man

    And if you aren't shakin'

    Then there's something very wrong

    'Cause this may be the last time now

    That you hear the boogie song, ohhh

    THREE BATS

    Ohhh

    OOGIE BOOGIE

    Ohhh

    SEVEN LIZARDS

    Ohhh

    OOGIE BOOGIE

    Ohhh

    SEVEN LIZARDS

    Ohhh, he's the Oogie Boogie Man

    OOGIE BOOGIE

    Well if I'm feelin' antsy

    And there's nothin' much to do

    I might just cook a special batch

    Of snake and spider stew

    And don't ya know the one thing

    That would make it work so nice?

    A roly-poly Sandy Claws to add a little spice

    THREE SKELETONS

    Ohhh

    OOGIE BOOGIE

    Oh, yeah

    THREE BATS

    Ohhh

    OOGIE BOOGIE

    Ohhh

    THREE BATS

    Ohhh

    OOGIE BOOGIE AND THREE SKELETONS

    Oh, yeah, I'm (he's) the Oogie Boogie Man

    SANTA

    Release me now

    Or you must face the dire consequences

    The children are expecting me

    So please, come to your senses

    OOGIE BOOGIE

    You're jokin', you're jokin'

    I can't believe my ears

    Would someone shut this fella up

    I'm drownin' in my tears

    It's funny, I'm laughing

    You really are too much

    And now, with your permission

    I'm going to do my stuff

    SANTA

    What are you going to do?

    OOGIE BOOGIE

    I'm gonna do the best I can

    ~

    (Musical interlude)

    ~

    Oh, the sound of rollin' dice

    To me is music in the air

    'Cause I'm a gamblin' Boogie Man

    Although I don't play fair

    ~

    It's much more fun, I must confess

    When lives are on the line

    Not mine, of course, but yours, old boy

    Now that'd be just fine

    SANTA

    Release me fast or you will have to

    Answer for this heinous act

    OOGIE BOOGIE

    Oh, brother, you're something

    You put me in a spin

    You aren't comprehending

    The position that you're in

    It's hopeless, you're finished

    You haven't got a prayer

    'Cause I'm Mr. Oogie Boogie

    And you ain't going nowhere

  2. #824202014-09-15 02:49:09 *Kip said:

    Participation

    I'd like to keep spots open for about 1-2 weeks to give everyone enough time to see the thread and decide on whether or not they want to join. Once you have announced your participation in either here or in a PM to me, please start recording as soon as you can. :) When you are finished recording, send me the file on either Skype (invaaah), or PM me a mediafire link.

    The deadline for recordings is going to be October 20th (If you need an extension, please let me know ahead of time!!!).

    As for editing, I will be editing the audio and I have the software needed to create the video as well. I'd like to have the video resemble our Ringo Biyori Chorus video, giving everybody icons visually representing the times when they are singing. I'm open to any help on the video editing front and designing the icon placement.

    FOR YOUR ICONS; Please pick something Halloween themed! You can choose characters from other animated Halloween movies or similar animated films, as long as it is G rated and not too scary (example; you can use characters from TNBC or other Tim Burton films, like Coraline, or from ParaNorman since it's got a spooky/supernatural theme to the movie).

    I hope we get a lot of people for this chorus as well and I look forward to working with everyone!


    List of Participants

    Singers:

    Editors:

  3. #824282014-09-15 12:48:36olivaisfire1997 said:

    Oh my, could this be... Well I just can't believe my eyes. A chance to make a butchering fit the theme of the times. Sure, count me in on this ride.

  4. #825682014-09-17 15:44:50Rinneko said:

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RqMmOEHSPlc/UnJ8wMsw0UI/AAAAAAAAOaU/LViosTXTGCs/s1600/the_nightmare_before_christmas_21.gif

    Sweet, the Nightmare Before Christmas was one of my favourite childhood movies. As much I would like to join, I can't. Wishing Kip & all the singers good luck in advance for the chorus. Here's to making Halloween in CL an engaging one. :)

  5. #839612014-10-27 01:14:26Kip said:

    it's going. not a lot of people handed in their lines so i'm trying to make due with what i have haha.

  6. #840492014-10-27 15:28:50olivaisfire1997 said:

    @Kip Wait, seriously? Like, how many people handed it then? Because maybe they forgot, maybe a mention to them about it won't hurt, to at least ask if they're interested for a last minute recording.

  7. #842012014-11-02 16:02:57 *Kip said:

    @olivaisfire1997 there weren't really enough recordings to work with for a Chorus, plus staff had been discussing other Halloween activities to do. i don't know if this will hit the YT Page or not. if it does it'll be very late.

  8. #842022014-11-02 16:07:38olivaisfire1997 said:

    @Kip I get it, plus it's not reasonable to turn in something that isn't that much of a product, I'm just sort of upset at the fact that so many participants didn't turn in their things, I mean at least an explanation would've been nice. But I can understand why you took it out, well, glad I got to sing anyways, maybe a more succesfull chorus project will come along.

  9. #842032014-11-02 16:27:11Kip said:

    :( yeah, you get it exactly.

    i'm very sorry that the chorus might not be released even though you and a couple other handed in their parts, and i do hope that in the future there will be a more successful one.

  10. #842042014-11-02 16:41:24Taro_Tanako said:

    Curses to all you quiet people!! Although I do get it that its been a busy time for lots.

    Maybe a couple of smaller unofficial chorus projects can inspire some future ones??

  11. #842242014-11-03 17:43:11Cloud-VK said:

    Gah I was really looking forward to hearing this chorus. =(

    Can't really say much that hasn't already been said. So just, better luck next time and I can't wait for the next chorus.

  12. #842962014-11-05 17:49:02Kip said:

    very sorry CVK :( i know, i was looking forward to something much bigger as well but i guess life got in the way for some people. yup, better luck next time!