Word-free choruses


#1

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.


#2

My Morning Jacket - Wordless Chorus


#3

This immediately comes to mind.


#4

*songs

Day ruined.


#5

Arcade Fire - Wake Up


#6

Heroes (Bowie)?


#7

mmm mmm mmm mmm


#8

Alright deep-blue.


#9

#10

Seven Nation Army would be the obvious one…


#11

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


#12

Recently updated/upgraded from “oohhh Santi Cazorla”.


#13

MMBop


#14

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


#15

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


#16

Float On (sort of)?


#17

Cut Your Hair


#18

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


#19

#20

Obvious answers but here you go anyway