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Saturday video break: Ice Cream Man

Another example of Two Really Different Songs With The Same Title. First up, local artists Leah White, from one of her albums of music for kids:

Clearly, that’s a Good Humor ice cream man, and as someone who grew up on a block where the Good Humor Man used to make a regular stop, I can totally appreciate that. By the way, that “I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream” line, Dr. Demento listed that as one of the worst song titles of all time in the original 1978 Book of Lists, which (along with its sequel) I read cover to cover many times as a kid. Turns out the good Doctor has since released updated versions of his list, but I was able to find reference to the original, with that song title in a couple of old newspaper articles. God, I love the Internet. Oh, and Leah White also now sings with a classic rock cover band that I hope to eventually catch at a show that’s not out in the ‘burbs.

And the song by this title that you probably know, the one by Van Halen:

Yeah, like I said, totally different. Once again, I recall the wise words of Michael Binkley when he said “In fact, the whole world has gone to hell in a handbasket since David Lee Roth left Van Halen”. Truer words have never been spoken.

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