I am so late writing this up. I meant to do this on the weekend but bad pain crippled me up and, yesterday, feeling much better, I was out and about (am on vacation for 2 weeks!!). Today I wanted to play in my craft room with this evening spent watching "The Green Mile." I believe Jingle, Jangle, Jungle chose these 3 themes before but there are plenty of songs that fit the mix so here are the themes:
A SONG WITH A MONTH IN THE TITLE
A SONG WITH A DAY OF THE WEEK IN THE TITLE
A SONG WITH A UNIT OF MEASURE IN THE TITLE
1. JUNE IS BUSTIN' OUT ALL OVER SUNG BY CLARAMAE TURNER & BARBARA RUICK-1956
This is a song by the legendary Rogers & Hammerstein from their musical, "Carousel". It first was shown on Broadway in 1945 but became a musical for the screen in 1956 (along with many of their other musicals). I had the Ding-A-Ling song going through my head much of the day thanks to John but, thankfully, that went out of my head when I was thinking up this song. I wanted something from June since that is my birthday month and this came into my head. Sorry Shady, it is another musical but I wanted the song to come from something I used to watch all the time when I was a kid.
2. ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT SUNG BY SAM COOKE-1963
Saturday is my favourite day of the week which is what most people say. Work has something to do with it but I just feel like it is a day to get things done or to have fun. I no longer feel the need to go out Saturday night as i would rather be home watching a movie. I think I first heard this song by Cat Stevens but I went with Sam Cooke who, sadly, died a year after this song was done. He was murdered or it could be justifiable homicide. If anyone wants to give their 2 cents, I would love to read about this. He did love women and, apparently, this song was written when no women were allowed into the hotel rooms at night...strange.
3. AROUND THE UNIVERSE IN 80 DAYS BY KLAATU-1977
Didn't expect this one coming did ya? I love Klaatu and, I think my brother is the one who introduced me to this. I liked "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft" which is mostly known from The Carpenters, but Klaatu were the original song writers and singers of that song. This song was written by Dee Long after hearing about his band mate's, John Woloschuk, conceptual idea for the album. It seems John was the one who often wrote the songs but not this one. Yes, he got the idea from Jules Verne's "Around the World in 80 Days." This Canadian Band rocks with inventiveness and a unique way of bringing rock and classical together (using the London Philharmonic for the songs).I'm off to bed and forgive any grammar errors. Which songs would you choose?