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Rank this week: 69
Duration: 3:17 
Release Date: 1974  (sav-man) 
Lyrics By: Ray Stevens (sav-man) 
Music By: Ray Stevens (sav-man) 
Produced By: Ray Stevens (sav-man) 
Released By: Barnaby Records (sav-man) 
Published By: Ahab Music Company Inc. (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Licensing: BMI  #1419502 (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Keywords: '70S, COUNTRY, FADS, SIGNATURE SONGS, STREAKING 
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Facts:
  • From Ray's 1974 album BOOGITY, BOOGITY, BOOGITY. (sav-man)
  • Was #1 in US charts 18.05.74 - 01.06.74 (Maxe)
  • Was #1 in UK the week of 15.6.74 (Maxe)
  • Song Lyrics:
    THE STREAK
    WRITER RAY STEVENS

    SPOKEN: Hello, ev'ryone, This is your Action News reporter with all the news that is news across the nation on the scene at the supermarket. There seems to have been some disturbance here. Pardon me, sir, did you see what happened? Yeah, I did. I's standin' over there by the tomaters and here he comes- runnin' through the pole beans, through the fruits ''n' vegetables, nekked as a jaybird. 'n' I hollered over t'Ethel, I said, "DON'T LOOK, ETHEL!!" 'n' it's too late- she'd already been INcensed.

    (Here he comes)
    Looka dat, looka dat
    (There he goes)
    Looka dat, looka dat
    (And he ain't wearin' no clothes)
    Whoa, yes they call him The Streak <"zipppp" kazoo sound> (Looka dat, looka dat)
    Fastest thing on two feet
    Looka dat, looka dat
    He's just as proud as he can be of his anatomy
    He gun give us a peek

    Oh, yes they call him The Streak <"zipppp" kazoo sound>
    (Looka dat, looka dat)
    He likes to show off his physique (Looka dat, looka dat)
    If there's an audience to be found
    He'll be streakin' A-round invitin' public critique <"zipppp" kazoo sound>

    SPOKEN: This is your Action News reporter once again and we're here at the gas station. Pardon me, sir, did you see what happened? Yeah, I did. I's just in here gettin' my tawres checked 'n' he just appeared outta the back. Come streakin' around the grease rack there- didn't have nuthin' on but a smile!! I looked at her and Ethel was gettin' 'er a cold drink. I hollered, "DON'T LOOK, ETHEL!!" But it's too late- she'd already been MOONED!! Flashed her right there in front of the shock absorbers!!

    (He ain't crude)
    (Looka dat, looka dat)
    (He ain't rude)
    (Looka dat, looka dat)
    (He's just in the mood to run in the nude)
    Whoa, yes they call him The Streak <"zipppp" kazoo sound> (Looka dat, looka dat)
    He likes to turn other cheek (Looka dat, looka dat)
    He's always makin' the news wearin' just his tennis shoes
    Guess you could call him unique <"zipppp" kazoo sound>

    SPOKEN: Once again, your Action News reporter in the booth at the gym covering the disturbance at the basketball playoff. Pardon me, sir, did you see what happened? Yeah, I did. Halftime, I's just goin' down there to get Ethel a snow cone. Here he come, right outta the cheap seats, dribblin'. Right down the middle of the floor. Didn't have on nothin' but his Keds! Made a hook shot and got out through the concession stand. I hollered up at Ethel, I said, "DON'T LOOK, ETHEL!!"..Too late. She'd already gotten a free shot. Grandstand. Right there in front of the home team.

    Whoa, yes, they call him The Streak <"zipppp" kazoo sound> CLOSING: Not totally decipherable because 3 things are going on at once. Ray is singing a verse and the backup singers are doing (Looka dat, looka dat) while Ray, on an overlaid track is speaking
    "Ethel! Is that you Ethel?
    < He's just as proud as he can be >
    What do you think you're doin?
    < He gonna give us a peek>
    You get your clothes on !!"
    Whoa, yes they call him The Streak <"zipppp" kazoo sound> "Ethel, where you goin'?
    < He likes to show off his physique>
    Ethel, you shameless hussy!!"
    invitin' public critique>
    Say it isn't SO, Ethel!! FADE
    (holymosie)
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    Current Rating 9.3 (4 votes)
    Played on 81 shows:
    10-06-18, #AOTA-18100608-02-98, #98-31
    09-01-18, #AOTA-18090101-18-98, #98-03
    07-14-18, #AOTA-18071406-29-97, #97-26
    03-11-18, #OTR-4-1007-14-96, #96-28
    03-18-17, #17-1110-08-95, #95-41
    08-06-16, #AOTA-16080610-01-95, #95-40
    04-30-16, #16-1807-30-95, #95-31
    09-05-15, #ISGD-15-3704-17-94, #94-16
    08-19-14, #BWR-14-08-1912-26-93, #93-52
    08-09-14, #AOTA-14080908-15-93, #93-33
    06-21-14, #ISGD-14-3308-08-93, #93-32
    05-17-14, #14-2007-18-93, #93-29
    04-12-14, #ISGD-14-2106-13-93, #93-24
    02-01-14, #AOTA-14020102-07-93, #93-06
    01-28-14, #BWR-14-01-2808-02-92, #92-31
    06-01-13, #AOTA-13060103-08-92, #92-10
    04-13-13, #13-1510-13-91, #91-41
    09-01-12, #AOTA-12090107-14-91, #91-28
    07-24-12, #BWR-12-07-2404-08-90, #90-14
    04-26-12, #ISGD-12-1710-08-89, #89-41
    04-07-12, #12-1404-16-89, #89-16
    11-27-10, #MMCZ-10-5301-15-89, #89-03
    02-28-10, #10-0908-28-88, #88-35
    10-18-08, #MMCZ_013602-28-88, #88-09
    07-13-08, #08-2805-31-87, #87-22
    06-15-08, #MMS-11403-08-87, #87-10
    09-10-07, #MMS-9210-12-86, #KMET-86-41
    09-10-07, #MMS-9208-03-86, #86-31
    04-15-07, #07-1506-29-86, #86-26
    08-20-06, #MMS-4104-20-86, #86-16
    05-23-04, #XM-5211-03-85, #85-44
    04-25-04, #04-1703-25-84, #84-13
    12-29-03, #XM-3211-07-82, #82-45
    11-10-03, #XM-2511-08-81, #81-45
    06-16-03, #XM-0406-28-81, #81-26
    03-09-03, #03-1005-31-81, #81-22
    07-28-02, #02-3001-18-81, #81-03
    10-07-01, #01-4006-15-80, #80-24
    03-26-00, #00-1303-25-79, #79-12
    05-02-99, #99-1802-04-79, #79-05
    11-22-98, #98-47
    = Show you can listen to online
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    Messages about the song: "The Streak"
     
     
    Dan C   Offline  -  Member  -  03-14-18 10:27 AM  -  7 months ago

    Lol.... This is the winter that doesn't want to end!


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    Tyro Arrgula:

    Don't mind Uncle Stavro. He's just pissed that he has to shovel yet another 2 feet of snow out of his driveway and it'll take him days this time. He's still exhausted from the last storm...& the one before that. 3 of them in March & the month's not even half over yet.

    I bet he'll still be bitching about this in May.

    Dan C   Offline  -  Member  -  03-14-18 10:23 AM  -  7 months ago

    As previously stated though.... We have no idea who changed the mp3 or added the video. We have never changed an Mp3 on a songpage. That in our opinion is best left to site administration. However we have added videos to songpages if we created a new songpage and knew 100% the song matched the video. Some artists perform "live" and once again have multiple "live" version's. What we feel makes the most sense is to create a songpage with "live" after the title and use that page for all live performance variations of the song.Unless a separate page should be created each time? 


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    Stavro Arrgolus:

    And this is the point where it comes apart.

    Wayne had ideas about organizing multiple artists/versions to be implemented in the last site upgrade (at the end of 2016), but meatspace issues got in the way again & only certain things were actually done. He'll do it when he gets some time.

    What to do... What I always do - improvise.

    I worked around difficulties and came up with rules about them (which I really should add to the Help page at some point), even if some of the workarounds are a bit screwy.

    Thankfully, not every artist is like Ray and has a dozen versions of each of his hits, so no, I'm not going to make a big deal over every version in cases like this. But I will insist that the original not be altered. And making just one extra page for the different version you're using for that particular show isn't an unreasonable request. Neither is using an audio converter, making mp3s & adding them like the rest of the showmakers [including myself] do, but that's another issue entirely...

    So...you knew it was a newer version and saw that the page was clearly marked as the 1969 original (Wayne & I went all out to make these pages accurate and credit everyone involved)...but the mp3 got overwritten anyway?!

    ...It'd be greatly appreciated if you didn't do that. As it says on the homepage, 'This is the repository of all comedy music...' and I need to keep it all accurate. Wayne is a good/easygoing guy and he would invariably find a better way to put this, but I consider overwriting page mp3s (especially for convenience's sake)...well, page vandalism. And we all know how that song & dance goes around here - www.madmusic.com/thread.aspx?TopicID=5526

    I know. You've got actual important things that need doing and all this is just a hassle. I ask only that you consider the well being of the site & that well intentioned guy who created it.

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    Dan C:

    We have no idea who posted the video or even that the mp3 was incorrect. Rarely do we use Mp3 format. On the show it was noted in parenthesis that the song was a newer version. There are numerous versions of Ahab the Arab for example done over the years and not sure if it makes sense to have 5 different song pages for a slight variation of the same song?

    Tyro Arrgula   Offline  -  Editor  -  03-14-18 06:01 AM  -  7 months ago

    Don't mind Uncle Stavro. He's just pissed that he has to shovel yet another 2 feet of snow out of his driveway and it'll take him days this time. He's still exhausted from the last storm...& the one before that. 3 of them in March & the month's not even half over yet.

    I bet he'll still be bitching about this in May.

    Stavro Arrgolus   Online  -  Editor, MP3  -  03-14-18 01:37 AM  -  7 months ago

    And this is the point where it comes apart.

    Wayne had ideas about organizing multiple artists/versions to be implemented in the last site upgrade (at the end of 2016), but meatspace issues got in the way again & only certain things were actually done. He'll do it when he gets some time.

    What to do... What I always do - improvise.

    I worked around difficulties and came up with rules about them (which I really should add to the Help page at some point), even if some of the workarounds are a bit screwy.

    Thankfully, not every artist is like Ray and has a dozen versions of each of his hits, so no, I'm not going to make a big deal over every version in cases like this. But I will insist that the original not be altered. And making just one extra page for the different version you're using for that particular show isn't an unreasonable request. Neither is using an audio converter, making mp3s & adding them like the rest of the showmakers [including myself] do, but that's another issue entirely...

    So...you knew it was a newer version and saw that the page was clearly marked as the 1969 original (Wayne & I went all out to make these pages accurate and credit everyone involved)...but the mp3 got overwritten anyway?!

    ...It'd be greatly appreciated if you didn't do that. As it says on the homepage, 'This is the repository of all comedy music...' and I need to keep it all accurate. Wayne is a good/easygoing guy and he would invariably find a better way to put this, but I consider overwriting page mp3s (especially for convenience's sake)...well, page vandalism. And we all know how that song & dance goes around here - www.madmusic.com/thread.aspx?TopicID=5526

    I know. You've got actual important things that need doing and all this is just a hassle. I ask only that you consider the well being of the site & that well intentioned guy who created it.

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    Dan C:

    We have no idea who posted the video or even that the mp3 was incorrect. Rarely do we use Mp3 format. On the show it was noted in parenthesis that the song was a newer version. There are numerous versions of Ahab the Arab for example done over the years and not sure if it makes sense to have 5 different song pages for a slight variation of the same song?

    Dan C   Offline  -  Member  -  03-14-18 12:18 AM  -  7 months ago
    We have no idea who posted the video or even that the mp3 was incorrect. Rarely do we use Mp3 format. On the show it was noted in parenthesis that the song was a newer version. There are numerous versions of Ahab the Arab for example done over the years and not sure if it makes sense to have 5 different song pages for a slight variation of the same song?
    Stavro Arrgolus   Online  -  Editor, MP3  -  03-13-18 06:00 PM  -  7 months ago

    You are correct, sir and goddamn if I'm not getting sick of this.

    Do not overwrite original mp3s on song pages clearly intended for the original version. You need to make a new page for remakes/remasters AND the song title needs to include this little nugget of info - as in ("year XXXX remake"). It's easy to do it right. This isn't exactly brain surgery here.

    Need some motivation? Every time I find a page with an overwritten mp3, I'm going to locate the original version callously overwritten and set the page right (which is what I'm supposed to do anyway) and the version that plays on your show will suddenly be incorrect.

    That's right. I'm going to screw up shows by just doing my job. Why? Because one thoughtless yahoo or another decided to be a lazy bastard and take a shortcut rather than do it properly. When visitors find a favorite song of theirs on this site, they expect to hear the right song if they play a sample. It's part of my job to see that they do.

    (Sorry about the rant, but all these damn blizzards happening every 3 days is really getting to me...mp3 restored, BTW)

     
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    kahnman:

    Um The Version That Darren Put Up Is A Remake On His page It Says New Version

    kahnman   Online  -  Podcast D.J.  -  03-13-18 02:50 AM  -  7 months ago
    Um The Version That Darren Put Up Is A Remake On His page It Says New Version
    kahnman   Online  -  Podcast D.J.  -  11-08-17 01:18 PM  -  11 months ago

    Ok

     

    Stavro Arrgolus   Online  -  Editor, MP3  -  10-26-17 10:50 PM  -  11 months ago

    There's far too much of this going on. Someone is replacing original versions of classics with whatever the hell they want. Remakes get their own pages and clearly someone is too damn lazy to make said pages, so they ruin original pages. Wayne has all the originals and they should be put back the way they were on these pages when idiocy like this is found. The tricky bit is getting his attention to give me the proper quality mp3s to do it.


    kahnman   Online  -  Podcast D.J.  -  10-26-17 03:04 AM  -  11 months ago
    This is A remake There Have been different Versions of this Song by Ray Stevens Just Like Ahab The Arab
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