Okay, so every time the Neil Diamond song “Sweet Caroline” is on, and Neil Diamond sings the words “Sweet Caroline”, you pretty much *have* to sing along with the horns going “BUM! BUM! BUM!” It’s a compulsion. I can’t explain it.
I was wondering how slowing down the song would affect one’s desire to sing along. Here are my findings.
(NOTE: The following are snippets of the song, not the entire song.)
Normal Speed – Completely Irresistible. Don’t bother fighting it.
26% Slower Than Normal – Mostly Irresistible. Oddly stately, regal.
42% Slower Than Normal – Still Pretty Damned Irresistible. A stoner anthem.
57% Slower Than Normal – Not Very Irresistible. I think the pain meds are kicking in.
88% Slower Than Normal – Resistibility Accomplished. That being said, this is a very nice moody piece. And the horns have the gravitas of a tragic Shakespearean death.
Thanks for listening. BUM! BUM! BUM!