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Aliens Are Dancing on the Milky Way


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Joanna

 Genre: Jazz (vocal)

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I've always loved the novelty songs of the swing era, and decided I wanted to write a song that had a good dose of silliness in it. A dance tune seemed a good vehicle, so I went for a beat that made me bop around in my computer chair. I wrote some lyrics, found my silly hook, and just started singing.
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Lyrics
Old men say
Everybody likes to move and sway
When the bongo's drummin'
Gets my heart a'thrummin'
I could hear the conga every day

Bopping in Taipei
Grooving in Bombay
Shaking in L.A.
Aliens are dancing on the Milky Way
Aliens are dancing on the Milky Way

Move and sway
From Jamaica shores to St. Tropez
When the bongos beating
Nothing's bittersweeting
Everything is suddenly okay

Bopping in Taipei
Grooving in Bombay
Shaking in L.A.
Aliens are dancing on the Milky Way
Aliens are dancing on the Milky Way

It's pay day
Spend your nickels on a little play
Get your feet a'moving
Everything's improving
It can even change your DNA!

Bopping in Taipei
Grooving in Bombay
Shaking in L.A.
Aliens are dancing on the Milky Way
Aliens are dancing on the Milky Way

©Copyright July 2004 By Joanna Sandsmark
Song Stats
Hits: 9857
Comments: 34
Fans: 16
Plays: 1842
Downloads: 315
Votes: 26
Uploaded: Oct 09, 2004 - 09:32:52 AM
Last Updated: Mar 04, 2010 - 11:49:37 PM Last Played: Mar 16, 2017 - 01:58:44 PM
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This song was created in GarageBand, using the pinhole built-in mic on my eMac.
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Comments
regulus said 4760 days ago (October 9th, 2004)
A
delilghtful tune. You have a great imagination and a great
voice, your insturment. You have used GB in unique and
creative manner. There exists a prejudice here for people
as your selfs and me who use the program to support the
real and bestest of natural instuments the human or
huwoman voice. Disregarding creativity of application
and overall feeling of the production using such. For what
ever reason the bias is, it is a personal shortcoming to
themselves for what might be otherwise a great person.

On the bright side your are really talented and have a geat
nature about you refelcted by the spirit of your songs.
You undoubtedly have been doing music for a while. If
not I hope you wll do so for a long time. There is good
timeing and balance to everything. Another good job.
Keep up the work you might be of the next ones to
release an album.
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Joanna said 4760 days ago (October 9th, 2004)
A
regulus, I'm so glad you liked it! In truth, I know very little about music. My
background is that of a writer, so for me, the lyrics are the most important
part of a song. That's why I use loops and put the focus on the singing. I do
love to sing, though, I'll admit. -- Joanna
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
macapa said 4760 days ago (October 9th, 2004)
Nice voice
A fun song with a nice voice. Has a nice retro sound. Cool!
Joanna said 4760 days ago (October 9th, 2004)
Nice voice
Thank you, macapa! Retro is exactly what I was going for. Good ear. --
Joanna
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
iG.STUDiO said 4760 days ago (October 9th, 2004)
Sweet.
Totally.
Welcome to the club!
:{D
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Joanna said 4760 days ago (October 9th, 2004)
Sweet.
I appreciate the welcome, iG! -- Joanna
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
NigelWalkey said 4760 days ago (October 9th, 2004)
Cool, baby
Cool.

Are there other people in your office when you lean into
your computer and start singing?
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Joanna said 4760 days ago (October 9th, 2004)
Cool, baby
I work out of my home, so that's not a problem (lucky for me).
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
eleveneyes said 4759 days ago (October 10th, 2004)
Old men say...
Joanna kicks booty!
Love this tune. Reminds me a little of Suzanne Vega who I
absolutely love. The simplicity of elements appeals to me,
and the drum parts rock! very catchy. I like catchy. The
lyrics seem so natural and perfectly crafted all at the same
time. You are a very creative person. I can't believe no one
has downloaded this yet. Guess i'll be the first.
thanks for this yummy tune Joanne!
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eleveneyes said 4759 days ago (October 10th, 2004)
Old men say...
...OOPS, I mean Joanna. ; )
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Joanna said 4759 days ago (October 10th, 2004)
Old men say...
Thank you for being my first download, eleveneyes. And I love 'catchy'!
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
SlimGirlFat said 4759 days ago (October 10th, 2004)
Welcome to Mj's
again, a real pleasure to hear you sing.
when ever possible, go get a good microphone, It will add
much better quality to your production.
Love this track!

SlimGirlFat

Joanna said 4759 days ago (October 10th, 2004)
Welcome to Mj's
If I had two nickels to rub together, a mic would be high on my list. But alas, I
must make do with the built-in for now. I have worked on mic technique
since this was recorded, however.

Thank you, SGF!
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
Mcboy said 4759 days ago (October 10th, 2004)
really fun tune.....
this was fun....kind of reminds me of "mambo italiano
"from the fifities......kool....
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Joanna said 4759 days ago (October 10th, 2004)
really fun tune.....
Mcboy -- I love "Mambo Italiano" - a really fun song! Thank you!
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
TobinMueller said 4759 days ago (October 10th, 2004)
fun in space
light and happy. reminded me a bit of nancy wilson.
nothings bittersweeting... unambiguous fun.
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Joanna said 4759 days ago (October 10th, 2004)
fun in space
Tobin - "unambiguous fun" is a perfect way to describe what I was going for.
Thank you!
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
BlackLily said 4745 days ago (October 25th, 2004)
jazz films
has that ring to it. not far from Esquivel in funnitude.
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Cameron said 4719 days ago (November 19th, 2004)
Great voice quality!
This song reminds me of Peggy Lee's version of "Fever",
definitely. Smooth, husky, jazzy! Great diction too.

I know you've been on MJ for over a month now but this is
the first time I've heard one of your songs.

I really, really LIKE the way you did the percussion.
Excellent!

Now I'll have to check out your other tunes....

A belated warm WELCOME to MacJams!


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Stun Nutz said 4696 days ago (December 12th, 2004)
Damn you and your catchy tune!
I have to say that ever since I played this song for
my kids, they have become obsessed with it!
"Louder...LOUDER...LOUDER!" they say...they just
can't get enough. I have it on my iPod, you see, and
I play it in the car every day. My daughters are only
two years old and they ask for it by name. It's my
son's favorite song as well. In fact, whenever I play
it, they have to listen to it at least three times in a
row. My daughter almost had a tantrum today when
I said two was enough. I even played the video for
them as well (which we had to watch twice). Well, it's
a good thing my wife and I just love your song as
well, or we would be driven crazy!!!
Check out my latest song called stagnation
Joanna said 4696 days ago (December 13th, 2004)
Damn you and your catchy tune!
LOL!! Okay, that's my favorite comment EVER! Not that I don't feel for you as a
parent, having to listen to the song so often, but I always had it in my head
that this song might appeal to kids. So I'm grinning ear to ear to know that
it's true! I wonder if the world could handle a female Rafi?

Thank you, thank you, thank you! And especially give my thanks to your kids.
You've all made my day!

-- Joanna
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
Mystified said 4662 days ago (January 16th, 2005)
LOL
I just can't stop laughing.
I love this song with all of its freeform fancy! The idea that
aliens might be dancing on the milky way brings to mind a
wonderful picture book full of whimsical illustrations. (I
surely hope that as a writer you are working on
one...you've already written the song to go along with it! ;)

My favorite line.."It can even change your DNA!"
So, so funny!

Thanks for this :)
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Joanna said 4660 days ago (January 18th, 2005)
LOL
Thank you, Mystie! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Great idea about the book. I'll
get right on that!
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
bronco said 4594 days ago (March 24th, 2005)
Anoter great one
Love the rhythm, the singing, the lyrics! Well that about
covers it.
Check out my latest song called Gone Without A Trace
Joanna said 4594 days ago (March 25th, 2005)
Anoter great one
Thank you, Bronco -- hope you danced along!
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
NightOwl said 4381 days ago (October 24th, 2005)
*grin*
I was finally able to download it. [computer being difficult] === *grin* -- I love it... Really cute song. My granddaughter has only heard it once. I was trying to download it previously & was only able to get part, she heard me checking it & came in to see what I was doing & insisted I "play it again". -- *grin* - I think you have another fan in the peanut group.
Ed Hannifin said 4306 days ago (January 6th, 2006)
I can tell....
...this is headed straight for my son's iPod Shuffle...

I'll let him hear it in the morning. I expect much singing, and much
dancing... Better wait 'til after breakfast...

What fun!

Ed
thepeep said 4305 days ago (January 7th, 2006)
I'm speechless.
It's so good that I can't even...well, let's just say that I'm more speechless
than ever...

Sincerely,

thepeep
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said 4209 days ago (April 13th, 2006)
warms my temples
Wonderful. Just saw the video version of this at iComp and had to seek
out a higher fidelity soundtrack. Here it is. This song is good for kids
as well as adults. Lotsa fun. You have an authentic voice, Joanna. It
warms my temples.
Maggieo said 3997 days ago (November 11th, 2006)
Classic.
This is still one of my favorite songs! A genuine classic, Joanna.
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Eidolon said 3853 days ago (April 4th, 2007)
Perfect for Juggling!
I've been searching desperately for a song about space that I can use for a juggling routine for a birthday party I'm working on, and I think I just found it. Fun song, and perfect for what I'm looking for.

Thanks!
saymme said 3378 days ago (July 22nd, 2008)
Hi Joanna !
This song makes me laugh in s real good way : ) ! LOVE the title & the beats /rythm/Music in this as well as Your lyrics Truely GREAT !! Really enjoy it -didn't You have a song about trlls "we haunt them & taunt them....(until they comeout?)" A cute song ! Is it here ? THX for sharing this, GREAT to make People laugh ! : )
Joanna said 3378 days ago (July 23rd, 2008)
Thank you!
I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I don't have a song about trlls (trolls?) but I do have one about dancing with monsters. Maybe that's the one you were thinking about. Apparently I have a soft spot for strange dancing beasts.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
saymme said 3377 days ago (July 23rd, 2008)
( :
Ok, must have mixed it up...it was nearly 1½ yearago i heard it Lol ! Monsters...ok i gotto listen to it ! TX : )
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Hi, I'm Joanna (not Jo, that's someone else). Garageband has allowed me to indulge my love for singing beyond concerts in the shower. My favorite part of songwriting is writing the lyrics. This makes sense, of course, because writing is what I d... [see more]

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