Another week for Jingle, Jangle, Jungle to bring some fun music themes to us and this week is no different. I always try to choose songs that pop into my head right away. I don’t seem to be of this time..oh well. Maybe I will surprise you one day and choose classic rock which I do love. Here are her 3 themes:
A SONG WITH A BODY PART IN THE TITLE
A SONG WITH A TOY IN THE TITLE
A SONG WITH A TIME OF DAY IN THE TITLE
1.SLIPPING THEOUGH MY FINGERS SUNG BY ABBA-1981
This song is from their final album(The Visitors) which I own and love. It’s a song about mom and her daughter and it is so touching. I think of my mom now.....
2. MUSIC BOX DANCER BY FRANK MILLS-1979
French-Canadian Franks Mills got an international hit with this song and was played so much that many people got sick of it. I always loved it from the time it came out when I was 15. I always love music boxes and find them enchanting. This song just made me feel happy during rough times because of being so bullied. I love this song.
3. NIGHT AND DAY SUNG BY SHIRLEY BASSEY-1959
This is another song I just love so much and first heard it in the Astaire/Rogers film, The Gay Divorcee. It is a Cole Porter song created for the 1932 Broadway musical, The Gay Divorce. The title had to be changed for the film because of the Hays Code. ...no divorce can be happy...There are so many renditions of this song and wanted to choose Thomas Hampson who is a great opera singer but also known as the Ambassador of the American Song because he makes it a point to research the songs etc.. that he will sing. Alas I could not find it when I searched through here but I did listen to Shirley Bassey("Goldfinger" theme song fame). I think of a man singing this but she does a great rendition. I made it a point not to show Astaire and Rogers even though I love it and I hate, I repeat, hate Diana Krall's singing. I just can't stand anything she has sung and feel she is grossly over-rated. Yes...my humble opinion.
Can you think up 3 songs that fit the themes?
I am here sittin' in the balcony with you (ooops... wrong day). I am here to bust my brain with you on the WSC, dear friend!
I love everything produced by ABBA (and Aggie as a solo artist), and have much of their output on CDs. Good job picking the seldom heard but beautiful and touching song "Slipping Through My Fingers." "Music Box Dancer" is one of those catchy melodies that I well remember, but would not have been able to name that tune or the artist. Shirley Bassey is another artist that I admire. I could listen to her powerful yet refined voice all day and never grow tired of it. I enjoyed her rendition of Cole Porter's "Night And Day."
Here are my picks:
BODY PART SONG: "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands," a traditional African-American spiritual turned into a secular hit by English boy singer Laurie London. Laurie's single topped the pop chart in the spring of 1958 and went top 3 on the R&B chart. Wiki sez: "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" << was the first, and remains the only, gospel song to hit #1 on a U.S. pop singles chart. >>
TOY SONG: "Rubber Ball (I'll come bouncing back to you)" by Bobby Vee, a pop single that barely missed the top 5 in January, 1961.
TIME OF DAY SONG: I'm going with "7 O'Clock News/Silent Night," a somber, contrapuntal (Wiki sez:) << sound collage juxtaposing a rendition of the Christmas carol "Silent Night" with a simulated "7 O'Clock News" bulletin consisting of actual events from the summer of 1966. >> Released in the fall of 1966 on S&G's third studio album, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme, the spoken word "7 O'Clock News" portion contains a reference to mass murderer Richard Speck's slaying of student nurses, a sensational story I remember being thoroughly covered by the media that year. Here is that part of the song:
<< In Chicago, Richard Speck, accused murderer of nine student nurses, was brought before a grand jury today for indictment.
The nurses were found stabbed and strangled in their Chicago apartment. >>
If you haven't seen it, Mrs. Shady and I highly recommend the Netflix series Mindhunter in which FBI agents interview Richard Speck and other mass murders and serial killers. The show is extremely well done!
Enjoy your day, dear friend BB. I'll see you tamale in the balcony "At The Movies!
Well, I did listen to your choices that same day and now here I am. I love the first song very much and I know the second one and enjoyed it but that 3rd one is depressing. I know why they composed it this way but ughhh...shoot me. Well, don’t shoot me, I like living😁Delete
All Lips 'n Hips by the Electric Boys.
As Sure as the Sun Will Rise by Killswitch Engage.
The toy one has me stumped though.
I got a kick out of the first song but the second song just sounds too evil to me.Delete
Off the top of my head: 'You go to my Head' by Billie Holliday; 'Round Midnight by Chet Baker. Then I really had to stretch my brain cells to come up with 'Satin Doll' - that's the best I can do.ReplyDelete
I love all your choices here and enjoyed listening to them.Delete
I'm terrible at thinking of song titles for these challenges. But I do enjoy seeing what you came up with! Hope your week is going well. hugs-ErikaReplyDelete
I often don’t know the titles so I have to look some up but I have been lucky so far due to my love of movies.Delete
Re: body parts, once you get to the heart and/or eyes, the selection opens up wide. "Another Piece of My Heart" by Janis Joplin was an obvious one for me. As for the "Toy" song, I'll take it literally and opt for "Toys in the Attic" by Aerosmith. And for a song with a time in the title... "25 or 6 to 4" by Chicago is my pick. Many people don't realize the title is based on the time at night the song was being written.ReplyDelete
Brilliant first pick and I will have to remember Janis more. I believe I know the 2nd choice but have to listen and especially listen to your last pick. I love the fact that the title is based on when they wrote the song.Delete