This week's themes were a bit tougher because I wanted to use songs that the musician did not sing but created a song that became famous by someone else singing. I will be curious to see what the others will come up with including the host, Jingle, Jangle, Jungle. Here are the 3 themes:
A SONG WRITTEN BY BARRY GIBB
A SONG WRITTEN BY PRINCE
A SONG WRITTEN BY ED SHEERAN
1. GREASE IS THE WORD-1978 SUNG BY FRANKIE VALLI
I do love the soundtrack to this movie even though I hate the ending..she gives up who she is as a person and becomes a slut for the horned toed Ravolta. I know the politically correct are all up in arms over some songs because the guys talk about if Ravolta got any but, seriously, teen boys think sleep, sex, food, sex and sex. I am not saying it is right to promote but ...please. How many RAP songs are out there where they use that horrible N word(invented by the whites to demean the African American), talk about T & A plus much more which is just as distasteful. Anyhoo, I love this song and I didn't know Barry Gibb wrote this.
2. NOTHING COMPARES 2 U-1990-SUNG BY SINEAD O'CONNOR
OK, yes, she notoriously ripped the pope's picture in half and was vilified for it, even today. She has suffered from mental illness and has done some very strange things but she hurts and it comes out in her singing. She has a beautiful voice and I only found out recently, that it was written by purple boy, Prince. I think there is no one better to sing this than Sinead....hmmm, you BOTB gals and guys out there, there is a battle to try.
3. DARK TIMES-2015 SUNG BY THE WEEKND
This was a total loss for me and I had to go on a search. I refuse to show Justin Bieberhead (my hubby's nickname for tattoo boy) or One Erection (nyuck, nyuck) but I found this song which isn't too bad. You know me with these pop song things. but this man is talented, he is Canadian and was just famously snubbed by the Grammys despite having a stellar year last year in music. I found this pretty good but, please, why Weeknd? Spell it, at least, correctly, dear Abel,..it is Weekend. Yup showing my age.
Now, what can you think up?