Keith’s Playlists: Wordiest Songs

The other day I was trying to play “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (and I Feel Fine).” As I gasped for breath and desperately tried to spit out the words (without literally spitting on the table), my mind turned to other songs that are absolutely jammed with words. Songs in which the singer sounds like he or she can barely keep up (or breathe) and may just faint. Here’s what I came up with in chronological order.

Note that I didn’t include hip hop since the very essence of hip hop is jamming a lot of words into a song).

Spotify playlist (minus “Sam,” which isn’t on Spotfiy, at

Honorable mention: “Scatman (ski-ba-bop-ba-dop-bop)” by Scatman John – Honorable mention only because he’s not singing lyrics but scat but it’s just pretty cool, in a kind of dorky way!

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