Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Weekly Song Challenge-


Jingle, Jangle, Jungle hosts this weekly song challenge where she provides 3 topics/themes and one has to come up with 3 songs that cover this challenge. The 3 topics this week are:

1. Song About An Angel

                             2. A Song With Bad Grammar In The Title

3. A Number                  


There are so many angel songs I could have gone with, but I am trying to choose songs that pop right into my head and this was the first. Annoyingly, it won't pop out of my head. 


I do like this song that was originally composed by Fats Waller, Harry Brooks and Andy Razaf(lyrics). I know there was a musical done in the 1970's with the same name and the song was sung by Nell Carter. This song was sung by many greats over the years.

3. 867-5309-SUNG BY TOMMY TUTONE-1981

How well, I remember this song when it came out and it was played, ad nauseam, in many dance bars/discos, I went to. The song is actually supposed to be a telephone # and sung..8675, 309 which is fine in song but I really hate it when someone tells me their phone # saying the first 4 digits then a slight pause followed by 3. Hey! It is not that way! You say the first 3 digits then the 4!! Geeez. I have a had a few clients, not from other countries but born here, who decide to screw things up and state their phone # in this most irritating way. This song caused quite the stir because many people started calling this # up and disrupting the lives of many people. I think this may be one of the reasons(correct me if I am wrong) why all #'s in films and movies start as 555. 

Can you think of any tunes?


  1. Hi, Birgit!

    I'm still basking the the afterglow of your wonderful surprise, dear friend. Drop everything and come to Shady's Place right this minute. :) Look in my right sidebar and you will see your kindness and generosity proudly (and permanently) on display. Thank you again for creating that marvelous Dell greeting card!

    I like your song picks, dearie. "Ain't Misbehavin'" sung by Billie Holiday is a great blast from the distant past, and I will have Tommy Tutone's telephone number song stuck in my head the rest of the day. Like you I remember that record being played often at bars and clubs I frequented during the years of my second bachelorhood.

    The first angel song that popped into my noggin was "Trouble In Paradise" by the doo-wop vocal group The Crests which begins with the group chanting "Callin' all angels... callin' all angels..." The next song I thought about was "Devil Or Angel" by The Clovers and nicely covered by Bobby Vee. Then I also remembered "Angel Of The Morning," the Chip Taylor song originally recorded by Evie Sands and made famous by Merrilee Rush & the Turnabouts and by Juice Newton.

    For my bad grammar pick I'd go with Fats Domino's 1955 hit "Ain't It A Shame." That was the song's original title, but it changed to "Ain't THAT A Shame" when covered by Pat Boone and others. I'd also like to mention "Ain't That Lovin' You Baby" by Elvis the Pelvis, and Roger Miller's hit song "Dang Me" which is referenced by Ernest P. Worrell early in my current post.

    A few number songs that immediately come to mind are "Revolution 9" by The Beatles, "#9 Dream" by John Lennon, "Hey Nineteen" by Steely Dan, "26 Miles (Santa Catalina)" by The Four Preps,"Twenty-Five Miles" by Edwin Starr and "2000 Light Years from Home" by The Rolling Stones.

    Thanks for the musical entertainment and trivia fun, dear friend BB. Have a wonderful Wednesday and I'll see you tamale --- "At The Movies!"

  2. You nailed those! I do remember the first and third ones. Yes, my friends did call Jenny's number.

  3. Eurythmics: There must be an Angel playing with my heart.
    Rolling Stones: I can't get no satisfaction.
    Proclaimers: 500 miles.

    I’m much better on this than I am on films!

  4. I've heard of the last one, but not the first two. Of course, I didn't remember the numbers or the song until you wrote it for me to play all night in my head (grin).

  5. Hey Birgit,

    Yikes, I came by earlier this morning to, listened to your music, and got sidelined with other things. The bad grammar prompt is the best for this week. "Ain't Misbehavin'" is a great oldie. I remember Mel Carter singing the song. It might have been the first time, too. I wondered why movies used the prefix 555 and now I know. It makes sense, though. I do recall reading the factoid about the song phone number taking a pounding. Can you imagine the headaches that caused?

  6. Excellent choice of songs! And yes, 555 is reserved for TV and movie numbers. I'm not sure if this is still true, but long distance infomation used to be the area code and 555-1212. That was in the days when there weren't multiple area codes for a metro area. All of North Georgia was area code 404 when we moved here; now the area code could be 405, or 770, or 678, or 470, or...