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You Can't Make Me Love You (Fun Fun Fun Version)


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This was the third song I posted as a member of MacJams and while generally well-received, the mix left much to be desired. Sometime much later, Alannah and I decided to try a colloboration and this tune seemed like the perfect vehicle. After a bit of a remix (I left the vocals as they were), Alannah came along and added some hot spice. The result is what we are calling the "fun fun fun" version - much sexier, a lot more playful and a better mix. Enjoy!
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Lyrics
you can make me sick to my stomach
you can make me high as a cloud
you can make me so damn crazy
you can make me so damn proud
you can make me lick a flagpole
in the middle of winter too
you can make me watch a chick flick
but there's one thing you can't do

you can't make me love you

you can make me look real stupid
you can make me look like an ace
you can make this horse drink water
after leading him all over the place
you can make me see it your way
but only when I'm inclined
you can make me a tuna fish sandwich
and stop trying to change my mind

you can't make me love you

you can make me shiver and tremble
you can make me scream out loud
you can make me beg for mercy
in ways that I'm not proud
you can make me late for practice
try to simplify my song
you can make me out to be a heartless fool
and you would only be half-wrong

you can't make me love you
stop tryin'
Song Stats
Hits: 6955
Comments: 33
Fans: 8
Plays: 485
Downloads: 130
Votes: 13
Uploaded: Jun 18, 2006 - 10:44:40 AM
Last Updated: Jun 18, 2006 - 05:22:27 PM Last Played: Jan 27, 2017 - 08:46:06 PM
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Comments
thoddi said 4023 days ago (June 18th, 2006)
cooool
You two must have had great fun making this. It's cool when do your teasing between the verses Alannah. It sounds like you mean business:)
And you sound like Shirley Bassey on that verse you sing on your own. Impressive:)

Dreadmons vocal part is also very well done. It's a good production, well mixed. Smooth and sexy!
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dreadmon said 4023 days ago (June 18th, 2006)
cooool
Thoddi, glad you liked it! We definitely had fun doing this and I'm looking forward to the next time we get together and make some music! I agree - when Alannah lets loose during the break, it just makes me want MORE! Thanks for listening and commenting - very much appreciated!

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Mahalo nui loa,<p>

Bing Futch<br>
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/21772" target="_blank">"You Can't Make Me Love You" </a> with Alannah!
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kristyjo said 4023 days ago (June 18th, 2006)
Great version
The background instrumentals are great- bring out your horn soloists
more. The vocals are really smooth. I think it's great that you revisit some
of your earlier posts and apply some new ideas.
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dreadmon said 4022 days ago (June 18th, 2006)
Great version
Hiya Kristyjo - thanks for listening! You're right, the horns could come up - though I wish they sounded more like, well, HORNS. MacJams has been invaluable to me as far as getting solid input for my tunes - and on some of them that I feel particularly strongly about, such as this one, a revisitation seems appropriate. I figure that there are only so many songs in one's lifetime that can benefit from your full attention - I try to choose wisely! Thanks again for listening and for the suggestion, very well taken!

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Mahalo nui loa,<p>

Bing Futch<br>
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/21772" target="_blank">"You Can't Make Me Love You" </a> with Alannah!
Check out my latest song called Don't You
drakonis said 4023 days ago (June 18th, 2006)
as usual
Another really polished-sounding song from Bing, and sprinkled with
sexy all over the top with Alannah's vocals. This is really delightful! The
only thing I could think of to tweak would be to have Alannah have a few
more teasing snippets here and there, but this is great! Faved & DL'ed!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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dreadmon said 4022 days ago (June 18th, 2006)
as usual
Drak, thanks so much man, you are too kind! I'm with ya on hearing more of Alannah on the tune - in fact, originally, we were going to do trade offs on the verses and wrap the tune with us doing a duet - but we ended up going this direction, which is definitely fun, but I want more, more, more! Alannah needs convincing that she's all that and a warehouse full of chips - and once that objective is attained, we may have a full-fledged, double-barrel tune where we both go off - sort of like a darker Sonny & Cher, LOL! I'm glad you enjoyed this - thanks for listening and for your support of this tune!

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Mahalo nui loa,<p>

Bing Futch<br>
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/21772" target="_blank">"You Can't Make Me Love You" </a> with Alannah!
Check out my latest song called Don't You
Mcboy said 4022 days ago (June 19th, 2006)
hehhehhe
what fun listening to this track..................belongs in a broadway play
songbook......bravo....!
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dreadmon said 4021 days ago (June 20th, 2006)
hehhehhe
The McBoy liketh this track? That's enough to send me to my pillow smiling for the evening (er, well, early morning) - thanks for listening man, and you can hear Broadway in this? Wow- I guess there just is no hiding my influences in anything I do anymore. LOL! Thanks again!

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Mahalo nui loa,<p>

Bing Futch<br>
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/21772" target="_blank">"You Can't Make Me Love You" </a> with Alannah!
Check out my latest song called Don't You
Macaudion said 4022 days ago (June 19th, 2006)
Applaud!!!
And LOTS of fun guys! - I was well entertained by this piece - It's
always a pleasure to hear Alannah sing - And this was an interesting
display of your vocal talents Bing, and you vocals are always a treat to
hear too - I love the playfulness on this piece - Intelligently arranged,
I'd say - Who'd a thunk that the two of you would pair off in a sing
song - Definitely a treat - Thanks! Dion
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Macaudion said 4022 days ago (June 19th, 2006)
Applaud!!!
And LOTS of fun guys! - I was well entertained by this piece - It's
always a pleasure to hear Alannah sing - And this was an interesting
display of your vocal talents Bing, and you vocals are always a treat to
hear too - I love the playfulness on this piece - Intelligently arranged,
I'd say - Who'd a thunk that the two of you would pair off in a sing
song - Definitely a treat - Thanks! Dion
Check out my latest song called Pavel
dreadmon said 4021 days ago (June 20th, 2006)
Applaud!!!
Thanks Dion - I love your joy for music and your appreciation for so many styles - I can almost hear Alannah blush from here - I so can't take all the credit for this fun piece and she hasn't been here yet! Thank you again, for listening and lending an ear.

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Mahalo nui loa,<p>

Bing Futch<br>
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/21772" target="_blank">"You Can't Make Me Love You" </a> with Alannah!
Check out my latest song called Don't You
Alannah said 4020 days ago (June 20th, 2006)
Thanks for all the comments everyone !
I couldn't help hearing a "Meatloaf Parody" in this one as I was singing out my little part .... and I just could NOT imagine "replacing" Dreadmon's vocals with my own .... I thought he sang the song out with such flair and charisma ... that all I could do with the song was add a little humour and fun to it .... as Dreadmon said above ... we played around with a few different concepts for this tune .. but in the END I just couldn;t sing HIS parts .. the way HE SANG HIS PARTS and didn't want to spoil the song by trying !!!!
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dreadmon said 4018 days ago (June 22nd, 2006)
Thanks for all the comments everyone !
Alannah, you so rock - and I TOLD you that you were good enough to duet with, but NOOOOO. LOL! I still want to do something torchy with you, and that will come down the road - but I'm really glad that you wanted to post this tune, even though it originally was something you just fooled around with on a whim. Oh my, did I just say "fooled around" in the context of this tune? Heh-heh. You really injected it with a shot of sexiness that turns the heat way up and Shirley Bassey definitely comes to mind when I hear you shift into high gear during that middle section. Just think of what we could do with some more stew time, darlin'!

Of course, I'm eggin' you on - I want to work on something else - and I'll write something that you won't be able to resist. Or perhaps maybe YOU'LL write something that *I* can't resist! It was a pleasure to work with you on this track - hopefully there will be many more - you're awesome!

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Mahalo nui loa,<p>

Bing Futch<br>
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/21772" target="_blank">"You Can't Make Me Love You" </a> with Alannah!
Check out my latest song called Don't You
Leon said 4020 days ago (June 21st, 2006)
You CAN make me love...this song!
I haven't had so much fun listening to a song in a long time! This is a
very entertaining song with such a titillating message, and features two
of the best vocalists at Macjams at their finest! That is an unbeatable
combination of creative writing and impeccable performance. Bing's
suave and crystal clear voice is very well complimented and spiced up
by Alannah's textured vampy style. Alannah, your performance here is
the best recording of your voice and really brings your talent to the
fore. As for Bing, consistency is your game and yet it never fails to
surprise me as you come up with something novel everytime!
Awesome. This is the best from both of you... or maybe, with your
depth of talent and creativity, the best ones are yet to come! Very high
marks!
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Alannah said 4019 days ago (June 21st, 2006)
You CAN make me love...this song!
Leon you sweet lil "thang" you ..... you are just too good to me !

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Leon said 4018 days ago (June 22nd, 2006)
You CAN make me love...this song!
THANG..as opposed to thingie? :-)

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The lion roars, the eagle soars.
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dreadmon said 4018 days ago (June 22nd, 2006)
You CAN make me love...this song!
Yo, Leon! Thanks very much man - I'm glad you liked this, and glad Alannah was able to resurrect it from the dead doldrums (look at the rating on this sucker originally - just shy of being the anti-christ). If she hadn't picked it to fluff up, it wouldn't have seen the life that it's seeing now. Talk about hope! Thank you for your kind words and your encouragement.

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Mahalo nui loa,<p>

Bing Futch<br>
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/21772" target="_blank">"You Can't Make Me Love You" </a> with Alannah!
Check out my latest song called Don't You
The Composer said 4020 days ago (June 21st, 2006)
sweeet
A Great and fun song here... and that picture is fantastic! Well sung by
the two of you and nicely orchestrated too.. My only critisisms would be
that Alannah's vocals are distorting a little when she sings loudly, so to be
careful of the headroom stuff when recording.... and, although the levels
were pretty good (I'll agree that the horns could be brought up a little)...
you didn't take advantage of the space avaliable... everything is just
panned to the center which is a bit of a shame.

Eitherway... nice and smooth! Well done.
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Alannah said 4019 days ago (June 21st, 2006)
sweeet
Unfortunately on my vocal part ... I recorded it a while back BEFORE I had learned a few things ... and then accidentally deleted all the original vocal tracks while trying to create more space on my HD ..... ooooooops ..... so my vocal tracks were left on a version of the song as IS and weren't able to fix some of my mixing errors .... my bad ... I suppose I could have re-recorded them and sent them to BING for a proper MIXING (which he was originally going to do cause my mixing abilities aren't so great) .... but ....... lazy lazy me .....

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"Music is the way our memories sing to us across time"
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dreadmon said 4018 days ago (June 22nd, 2006)
sweeet
Bryan, you're dead-on, as always. And to add to what Alannah said - she bounced this tune to me based on the original version as a goof, and I thought it was fantastic - so we went back and forth about what to do with it - and I kicked up the mix a little, but didn't do much, in anticipation of her doing her part, then I'd remix. But we sort of dropped it - and then the external hard drive with all the parts fried out. So when she sent it over again, it was the first dry mix of the piece and I just had to upload it, not knowing if I'd ever recover the original data again. This is one tune that I definitely want to orchestrate and fully imagine - and thanks to Alannah, it will happen sooner than later. Watch out, next time it comes around - it will be dripping with sweat! Thanks again, Bry- for listening and lending your critique - it's always much appreciated!

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Mahalo nui loa,<p>

Bing Futch<br>
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/21772" target="_blank">"You Can't Make Me Love You" </a> with Alannah!
Check out my latest song called Don't You
J.A.Stewart said 4019 days ago (June 21st, 2006)
Definitely...
Fun and... games. And most definitely material for a musical. I think a
producer would beef up the horn section on this number and give it a
raspier --- and stronger --- presence in the mix.

But it's a terrific production, with a polished sound and well-done vocal
performances. Very entertaining. ;-)

--- Joe

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dreadmon said 4018 days ago (June 22nd, 2006)
Definitely...
Thank you so much! We definitely aimed for entertainment and I'm pleased that you got a kick out of this. Maybe this will encourage Alannah to dig in with me and produce the next one to the hilt! Thanks again for listening!

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Mahalo nui loa,<p>

Bing Futch<br>
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/21772" target="_blank">"You Can't Make Me Love You" </a> with Alannah!
Check out my latest song called Don't You
Rolo said 4018 days ago (June 22nd, 2006)
Nice!
2 of my favorite macjamers together!!! Nice!!!
This tune really has a 50's favour i enjoy very much... Alannah seems like
Jessica Rabbit singing! LOL!!!
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dreadmon said 4018 days ago (June 22nd, 2006)
Nice!
Thank you so much Rolo - and my GAWD, you make the ultimate comparison! I have a serious thing for Jessica Rabbit - and Alannah really does embody that redheaded vamp in this tune. That's a great compliment - and quite an encouragement. Thank you!

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Mahalo nui loa,<p>

Bing Futch<br>
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/21772" target="_blank">"You Can't Make Me Love You" </a> with Alannah!
Check out my latest song called Don't You
Heidi_E said 4014 days ago (June 27th, 2006)
Nice one Dreadmon
It's nice, i like the talking during the song,sounds cool, very funky.
Does sound like you both had great fun!
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perceptualvortex said 4003 days ago (July 8th, 2006)
Sweet!
Wow, great job guys! The vox sound great, and I love the way the piano meshes with and enhances them. Very cool. Plus that song art is so right.
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Scorpjammer said 3989 days ago (July 22nd, 2006)
You Got Me...
... snapping my fingers, over here.

Great fun! You make it sound so effortless, Bing. Love the arrangement and lyrics.

You definitely rank among the top creative forces here at macjams, seriously.

Great collab and great vocals, both of you.

a PV ditto on the artwork. lol!

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dreadmon said 3989 days ago (July 22nd, 2006)
You Got Me...
Thank, scorp! It was a blast working with Alannah on this one - I'm hoping to do some more recording with her. Thanks for the blessing of your comments, it put a lift in my day!

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Feter said 3675 days ago (June 1st, 2007)
now thats a Hit !!
a real suprise ...I was thinkin of
a strange inovation of a dulcimer
but hey this is Blusey stuff that
fit my mind .... cant cant cant
make me stop listenin to this ..
cool just cool .... what a scream
allah did ....just amazng !!


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timothy devine said 3607 days ago (August 8th, 2007)
Nice
You guys!
Ah Alannah finally sings. I Like the great use of Alannah's Sassy character.
Man this is a great find. I came over from Alannah's page lookin for people who have worked with her.
When i saw you worked with her i jumped on this.

Nice arrangment and well put together.

Bing, you have a great talent in keeping it simple , clean yet pungent.
Hmmm piano again
cool


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Roxylee said 3261 days ago (July 19th, 2008)
Fun and excellently done
A collab that shines. I really enjoyed hearing this, and the lyrics ay so much about relationships.
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Char said 3197 days ago (September 21st, 2008)
This is
Great! Thank you.

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Char said 2610 days ago (April 30th, 2010)
What a nice voice
dreadmon has. great job, Alannah. :)
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