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Gnarls Barkley

Gnarls Barkley

Date: May 18 2009

Themes: Music

Grammar: Adjectives

Intro

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You’ve probably heard the song “Crazy.” It’s not just on the radio, it’s everywhere these days. It gets played in stores, at clubs, and it’s probably quite a few people’s cell phone ring. But have you ever heard of the band who sings it, Gnarls Barkley?

Dale loves “Crazy,” but he doesn’t know anything about Gnarls Barkley. Listen to Ella teach him a thing or two about one of his favorite songs.

Dialog

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Ella

Ella

Dale

Dale

Ella:  So are you a fan of Gnarls Barkley?

Dale:  Actually I’m a very big fan. But the only thing is, I only know one song. I don’t have the CD. I’ve heard that song all over the place, it hits all genres, and I love it. That’s it!

Ella:  I don’t know, I love them. I feel like they’re in their own group.

Dale:  It’s a group?!

Ella:  Yeah, so there’s two guys. It’s Cee-Lo Green and Danger Mouse.

Dale:  I thought that Gnarls Barkley was just one guy who had that one great voice that sang that one great song, “Crazy.”

Ella:  “Crazy.” I feel like it could be a dance song, or just a ride in the car kinda thing, or just sing along with your friends. It has so many things going for it. Cee-Lo’s voice is like…I don’t even know how to describe it.

Dale:  I don’t know the words exactly, but I remember when I first heard it in the car, and I didn’t even pay attention, the beat sounded great. That’s what caught me, was the beat. And that’s when it started for me. And I believe at this point that’s a one-hit wonder like Vanilla Ice. But, you know, it’s…Everybody has to have it in their decade.

 

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Discussion

Both Ella and Dale love Gnarls Barkley’s song “Crazy.” But Dale doesn’t know much about the band. In fact, he didn’t even know it was a band. He thought it was just one guy named Gnarls Barkley.

Actually, Gnarls Barkley is made up of two guys, Cee-Lo and Danger Mouse. Dale doesn’t know any of their songs besides “Crazy,” and he wonders if they’ll be this decade’s one-hit wonder. He refers to Vanilla Ice, who sang “Ice-Ice Baby,” as a one-hit wonder. Another example of a one-hit wonder might be Los del Rio, who sang “Macarena,” or the singer of “I’m Too Sexy,” Right Said Fred.

Do you like Gnarls Barkley? Do you think they’ll be a one-hit wonder, or will they make other popular songs? Can you think of any other one-hit wonders?

 

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Eola

Eola

Russian Federation

The songs of Gnarls Barkley are really cool! Especially I like “St.Elsewhere” and “Smiley Face”. But it’s the fact, that the most popular song is “Crazy”. 

07:38 PM Jun 07 2015 |

mariabonita

Colombia

I LIKE THE PICTURE IS FUNNY

10:16 PM Feb 12 2010 |

yashy05

yashy05

United States

it's a nice song!

02:20 AM Jan 15 2010 |

The Jasmine

Syrian Arab Republic

Oh It's a very cute & nice song ,,Honestly like Dale ,I thought was just one guy called Gnarls Barkley, But they have beautiful style ,,the melody is wonderful .."I think U r Crazy just Like me "  I’ll try to search for their others song. Wish them To keep going g& make other popular songs

11:22 PM May 24 2009 |

The Jasmine

Syrian Arab Republic

Oh It's a very cute & nice song ,,Honestly like Dale ,I thought was just one guy called Gnarls Barkley,,But they have beautiful style ,,the melody is wonderful .."I think U r Crazy just Like me "
I'll try to search for their others songs ,,wish them to keep going & make other popular songs..Money mouth

11:10 PM May 24 2009 |

小泪不哭

小泪不哭

China

oh  my god 

07:05 PM May 23 2009 |

pilyv

Spain

i don´t know that group

 

 

07:46 PM May 21 2009 |

Mira_Memoir

Egypt

"I feel like they're in their own group."

I think it's means that they do their own thing and they don't copy anybody or have limits you know?

 That's what I think..Hope I helped!

07:59 AM May 21 2009 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

Besides “Smiley Face”,there is too “Charity Case”,”Run” and “Suprise”,prettycool ;)

12:00 AM May 21 2009 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

I like very much Gnarls Barkley,his songs are great!

Crazy was the a great success on the radio,but the song that make me tknow him was Smiley Face…This song is pretty cool! (check out it in my profile ;)

11:53 PM May 20 2009 |

Rezon 邬

Rezon 邬

China

great music!it sounds so good.

05:40 AM May 20 2009 |

emmashow1280

China

it sounds like great beat.i think i should listen it.

03:08 AM May 20 2009 |

rammaann

India

sounds and beats are mind blowing. i love this sort of songs

06:56 PM May 19 2009 |

shelley zhang

China

I don't like this music style!Embarassed 

03:43 AM May 19 2009 |

ricardom

ricardom

Mexico

It's the first time I heard about this band. Now, I'm listening crazy and it sounds great.

01:21 AM May 19 2009 |

yimuyi

China

neither i have no idea about this band  nor i know little about  the song.however,i think this song sounds very beautiful

12:51 AM May 19 2009 |

jkin

Colombia

 well, Gnarls Barkleygreat wow I never mind that they were group . Crazy so good song.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6phtc_gnarls-barkley-crazy_music

12:21 AM May 19 2009 |

black563332988

China

 

 

maybe……

11:51 PM May 18 2009 |

Ca_Brazil

Ca_Brazil

Brazil

I know the song but i didnt know the band`s name, Gnarls Barkley, they can make it if they want, like they made it with Crazy, i like the song Reason by Hoobastank, at this point, it sounds one-hit wonder.

11:17 PM May 18 2009 |

minilene

Brazil

I know another one-hit wonder: The housemartins, with the song "Build".

09:40 PM May 18 2009 |

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