Word-free choruses

Just been listening to a bit of Garbage in the car, and it occurred to me that the chorus of Push It is basically just a cool riff, rather than words. Shirley’s whispering some words, but that’s definitely not the hook.

Any other sings like this? There’s probably loads, I’m just drawing a blank. It’s cool anyway, shows confidence in a very catchy riff.

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My Morning Jacket - Wordless Chorus

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This immediately comes to mind.

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*songs

Day ruined.

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Arcade Fire - Wake Up

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Heroes (Bowie)?

mmm mmm mmm mmm

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Alright deep-blue.

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Seven Nation Army would be the obvious one…

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The words to that are oohhh Jeremy Corbyn so not sure it qualifies

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Recently updated/upgraded from “oohhh Santi Cazorla”.

MMBop

I always feel like the guitar parts in BSS’s ‘Cause = Time’ are really the chorus:

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the chorus of pretty much every Oh Sees song is just him shouting ‘WOO!’ and then turning on his distortion pedal

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Float On (sort of)?

Cut Your Hair

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So many Pavement songs have wordless choruses. Lots on ‘Wowee Zowee’ with Malkmus’ guitar taking the lead for the chorus.

Obvious answers but here you go anyway

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