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    Default Need Help Thinking of a Song

    I am playing my first real D&D campaign as a 12y/o chaotic good human bard with a magical ukulele. I constantly get him into mischief and serve no tactical purpose though often end up accidentally making things work out. I even finished off a zombie with a magical insult (it did psychic damage, so I would have thought he'd be immune but the DM let it go and it was funny, so no argument, I certainly don't know the rules).

    Anyway, here is where you come in. My magical ukulele is a real ukulele and I cast my spells with real songs, but I am having trouble thinking of good ones for every spell. Ideally I want the song to be recognizable (nothing obscure) and have some direct reference to the spell name in the lyrics or some other obvious connection.

    Here are some I already figured out:
    For Thunderwave I started playing the intro to ACDC's Thunderstruck. This got a huge laugh from everyone who didn't know I was planning this.
    For next time I've added:
    Minor Illusion - Final Countdown by Europe (Arrested Development reference, I know these guys will get it)
    Healing Word - Sexual Healing by Marvin Gaye
    Featherfall (slows your fall) - maybe Skyfall from the Bond movie, or Free falling by Tom Petty

    But there are a couple spells that have me stumped:
    Vicious Mockery (debuff plus minor psychic damage from enchanted insults... Wow, love that this is a spell)
    Tasha's Hideous Laughter (no idea who Tasha is, but it makes someone find everything hilarious)

    Any ideas? Not too concerned with Vicious Mockery. Last session I just played a riff while making up some childish insults. The laughter one though, hmmmm.
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    Doesn't Crazy Train start off with a laugh?
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    Yea, but first he says all aboard, which wouldn't really be relevant. I suspect I won't find a good one for the laughter spell. I might see if I can change it since I haven't used it yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam View Post
    Yea, but first he says all aboard, which wouldn't really be relevant. I suspect I won't find a good one for the laughter spell. I might see if I can change it since I haven't used it yet.
    I know: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iHk...hl=en-GB&gl=SG
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    My first thought would be Oogie Boogie's song from the Nightmare Before Christmas. I haven't heard it in a while, so I'm not sure how well it would work though.
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    Also there is Feel Good, Inc. by Gorillaz (some language in it, not awful in my opinion): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pw8PpYBiDsc#t=16
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    For tasha's hideous laughter, use just about anything by weird al
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam View Post
    ...
    But there are a couple spells that have me stumped:
    Vicious Mockery (debuff plus minor psychic damage from enchanted insults... Wow, love that this is a spell)
    Tasha's Hideous Laughter (no idea who Tasha is, but it makes someone find everything hilarious)
    Google - Flight of the Bumblebee laughter song
    Look through Dr. Demento's song lists for other ideas.

    The Psychic Damage of vicious mockery brings to mind Blue Oyster Cult - Psychic Wars.

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    Dude! Why not do something more updated. Get like a EDM song from Getter. When it comes to making dubstep music, he's the best. Just youtube the guy. He has some pretty insane songs that just might do the trick. Once you hear them, you'll know. A lot of dubstep artist use scary witch like visuals too.
    Last edited by AlexBoyKing; 03-18-2017 at 05:46 PM.

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