So What Songs Are Those Blue Whales Singing in Our Waters?

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"Tell me, Princess, now when did you last let your heart decide?" Photo: Everett Bogue; photos: Getty Images, istockphoto

There are blue whales off of Long Island that have been recorded singing in what scientists say is one of the closest performances to New York City we've ever heard. According to the Post, it "takes a whale 25 seconds to sing a single note, and it sings one every 70 seconds. Thus, it takes 20 minutes to sing a song." Only males sing, but other blue whales can hear the songs up to 500 miles away, which is good because there aren't that many of them left in the entire world. At 70 to 100 feet long, and with life spans of up to 150 years, it's hard to imagine the human versions of the music they like to sing. So, of course, we tried! Below we've put together a ten-song whale karaoke playlist of what we think they'd like to sing at Winnie's. Put your suggestions in the comments!

1. "Waterfalls" – TLC
2. "I Feel the Earth Move" – Carole King
3. "Un-break My Heart" – Toni Braxton
4. "Here and Now" – Luther Vandross
5. "The Power of Love" – Celine Dion
6. "All for Love" – Rod Stewart, Bryan Adams, and Sting
7. "Coming Out of the Dark" – Gloria Estefan and Jon Secada
8. 'By the Time This Night Is Over" – Peabo Bryson, Kenny G
9. "Orinoco Flow" – Enya
10. "Can I Touch You ... There?" – Michael Bolton

Hmmm. Why do we stereotype them as fans of Adult Contemporary music? Is it because they're lonely and a little on the heavy side?

SINGIN' 'BLUES' OFF LI [NYP]
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