Last week was tough to be honest especially with the red haired kid Ed. Jingle, Jangle, Jungle Has created a fun weekly challenge all about music. You pick a song that fits each theme which I always try to choose a song that pops into my head right away. Here are the 3 themes:
A SONG WITH "ROOM" OR A TYPE OF ROOM IN THE TITLE
A SONG THAT MENTIONS A TYPE OF GEM IN THE TITLE
A SONG WITH A HARMONY
1. IN THE HALL OF THE MOUNTAIN KING BY EDVARD GRIEG-1875
This piece was composed as instrumental music for Henry Ibson's play Peer Gynt. I heard this piece was I was, maybe, 6 years old and loved it from that moment so, of course, this is what popped into my little head because it has a Hall which, to me, is a room.
2. DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND SUNG BY MARILYN MONROE- FOR 1953 FILM
This song actually comes from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes with the original musical done on Broadway in 1949. The song was by Jules Styne (music) and Leo Robin(Lyrics) and sung by the famous Carol Channing who created the role of Lorelei Lee but most people now remember this famous song sung by Monroe. It is an iconic tune that has been redone many times as well as the costumes and choreography like Madonna's "Material Girl."
3. GET HAPPY/HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN SUNG BY GARLAND & STREISAND-1963
A few years back, PBS decided to run the entire season (there was only one) of "The Judy Garland Show". I was so happy to finally see all the episodes which showcased Judy at her best, indifferent and most heartbreaking. She gave a stirring rendition of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" as a tribute to JFK who was assassinated a few days before. The Network and everyone around her pleaded for her not to do it but she wouldn't budge since she knew JFK and thought of him as a friend. The Get Happy number was written by Harold Arlen(music) and Ted Koehler(lyrics) in 1930 and made famous(again) by Garland in her 1950 film, "Summer Stock." "Happy Days Are Here Again" was written in 1929 by Milton Ager(music) and Jack Yellen(lyrics) and has been used for FDR's election campaign. Streisand made her version famous and this duet is one of the best harmonies of 2 powerhouse vocals.
So...what music popped into your head?