Or how not to do it, in this amusing remake of Starsky and Hutch featuring a bewigged Ben Stiller. This week it’s time to name songs that, whether in title or lyrics, employ the imperative form. Love Ya Like A Sister Pacifico Ubuntu Absolutely terrifying instruction in Whiplash (2014). Get on it! Well, he’s a typically understated message from actor Shia LaBeouf: Or perhaps you’d prefer a little subtle undercover characterisation: So this week we’re all about the imperative, the part of speech that tells the listener, or the subject of instruction within the song, what to do. Gloria Hallelujah Barbra Streisand demands to be surrounded by rose petals and all floors to be carpeted. Check my answers Commanding performance: JK Simmons really bangs the drum at pupil Miles Teller in Whiplash (2014). “Your power of command with simple language was one of the magnificent things of our century,” added Charles Bukowski. Orbitron Music is full of bossy types, but perhaps the biggest Boss – ie Bruce Springsteen – ironically isn’t one of them. Creepster Satisfy 20 Fontdiner Swanky Is it a deep-seated inferiority complex or an obsession with perfection? London WC1R 4HQ. And who is the most pernickety perfectionist or the moodiest marauder of the studio floor? Russo One Covered By Your Grace Anchor Creative Education brings you its Rock song all about imperative verbs. Now get started … please! Annie Use Your Telescope Rancho VT323 Nina Simone. Fredericka the Great 24 To increase the likelihood of your nomination being considered, please: • Tell us why it’s a worthy contender.• Quote lyrics if helpful, but for copyright reasons no more than a third of a song’s words.• Provide a link to the song. If you see a message asking for permission to access the microphone, please allow. Aldrich The download contains a lyric PowerPoint, with embedded audio, as well as a music download of the backing track. Comic Neue Email my answers to my teacher, Font: This week’s commanding performance and inspired instruction comes from that RR stalwart, DarceysDad, who will sort your various dos, don’ts and all other directions. Is that up tempo or temper?    Size: Freckle Face Ironically in Latin, hailing from an Ancient Roman culture of slavery, brutality and oppression, the negative form of the imperative adds in the words noli (singular) or nolite (plural) before the imperative form, yet these literally mean “do not want to” do something, which seems uncharacteristically polite for a command. Anchor Creative Education brings you its Rock song all about imperative verbs. This coming Monday 30 November last orders 11pm UK time, to allow for results on Thursday 3 December. Arial “Do as I say, not as I do,” floats out that ancient phrase possibly from John Heywood’s 1546 A dialogue Conteinyng the Nomber in Effect of All the Prouerbes in the Englishe Tongue - “It is as folke dooe, and not as folke say.” Or not quoting any manufacturer of training shoes, you might just want to stick to simply “Do it”. And as for Madonna – new toilet seats at every bathroom, and a full sterilisation team for her dressing room at every performance. Neucha Who is the bossiest of musicians and band leaders? Look sharp! 28 Grand Hotel Bangers English as a Second Language (ESL) > Imperatives > Imperative verbs song, What do you want to do? Dancing Script 70 Deadline? Elisabeth Schwarzkopf? Square Kranky Baloo Paaji Are commands in songs – often the short, snappy phrases or one to three words work best – a cry for attention or help? Tes Global Ltd is 11 “Your power of command with simple language was one of the magnificent things of our century,” added Charles Bukowski. Add your command songs here in Spotify, but mainly in comments below. When is an instruction merely an observation (eg Start!)? Ribeye Marrow Now get started … please! Author: Created byAnchorcreativeeducation, Created: Apr 20, 2016| Updated: Feb 22, 2018. 12 Lobster Kalam Bubblegum Sans 8 It also tells you the meaning of “zedded”, “donds” and other strange words used by RR regulars.• Many RR regulars also congregate at the ‘Spill blog. Commands in lyrics, or mainly in personality? James Brown certainly might head the list – giving fines to his own musicians for bum notes, and then there is a long line of difficult divas who seem to do nothing but command those around them. And is this reflected in their lyrics? Look sharp! Exo 2 Definitely bossy, but is that reflected in her lyrics? This website and its content is subject to our Terms and Black Ops One Here the cut-throat, competitive side of jazz is powerfully evoked in the dictatorial performance of teacher JK Simmons. Unkempt Schoolbell 18 Open Sans Nina Simone? Van Morrison? 22 Or are they more likely to be geographical instructions on where to go, or simply practical advice? And are there more imperatives telling the subject not to do something – ie “Don’t” – than to to do so? It sets up some fascinating perspectives on language and psychology. registered in England (Company No 02017289) with its registered office at 26 Red Lion Jolly Lodger (bossy verbs) The song contains many, many examples of imperative verbs in action and is perfect for both upper key stage 1 and lower key stage 2. Henny Penny Luckiest Guy Escolar 50 And goodness me, what an absolute buffalo stampede of bossy characters we may well have in the RR house tonight. Special Elite Mariah Carey allegedly demanded to be surrounded by 20 white kittens and 100 white doves at a public event, and has a staircase assistant whose only job is to test staircases before the star swans down them. Who said that one? “He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command,” said that silver-tongued back-stabber Niccolò Machiavelli.