Accordions And Bagpipes In Popular Music


arrogant bastard
Feb 13, 2009
OK now it's their turn; post the best Rock and Pop music containing one of these air-bladder instruments. I'll start:

We can't have a list like this without the king of the accordion -
Weird Al Yankovic – Another One Rides The Bus

Here's a recent pop hit with accordion -
Kongos – Come With Me Now

These guys have both an accordion and a banjo -
Dropkick Murphys – I’m Shipping Up to Boston

And of course, the bagpipe rock classic -
AC/DC – It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n Roll)
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Don't yell or hit.
Feb 2, 2019
Glendale CA
Bandleader Lawrence Welk hosted a musical variety show that aired from 1951 to 1955 on KTLA-Channel 5 in Los Angeles, from 1955 to 1971 on the ABC Television network and from 1971 to 1982 in syndication. In December 1957, Stan Freberg had a #32 hit with Wun'erful, Wun'erful!, a parody of The Lawrence Welk Show. It also featured Peggy Taylor, legendary voice actor Daws Butler.....and Billy Liebert imitating Welk's accordion playing (and even playing an occasional wrong note). In the parody, Alice Lon became Alice Lean, Larry Hooper became Larry Looper, Rocky Rockwell became Stony Stonewell and the Lennon Sisters became the Lemon Sisters. "Help! Help! Somebody turn off the bubble machine!"

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