The final week of April...wild! What’s new from last year? There are vaccines which, I hope, people are getting, slowly but shirley. Aside from that, I bet we love taking advantage of some excitement by going to the grocery store...ooohhhh. Ok, enough of that, it is another week for music over at Jingle, Jangle, Jungle and these are her 3 themes:
Song About An Ex
A Song Beginning With The Letter X
A Song By XTC
1. YOU'RE SO VAIN- CARLY SIMON- 1972
This is a very famous song sung by a vixenish gal named Carly Simon who has been playing it coy for decades about who this song is about. She has said it is not about her husband James Taylor but kept it coy forever. Now, part of the song is about Warren Beatty but she claims only a sentence or 2 where he claimed it is the whole song(kind of proves her point doesn't it). The other men, well, we just don't know and that's OK because we have all been with someone where this song fits like a glove and, I think, it doesn't really matter if it is a man or a woman. I always liked this song...
2. XANADU-SUNG BY OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN WITH ELO-1980
I love ELO and they penned the music to this flick, Xanadu, with the title song being the same word. I actually went to see this Disco inferno, in all the wrong places, back in 1980, not because of Olivia or Disco but it co-starred the great Gene Kelly. The movie is now a cult favourite and I will watch it again but I know it's not a good flick by any means. When I was watching this up on the big screen I wondered what kind of Kool-Aid Gene Kelly was drinking when he signed on to be in this film. This movie uses the same character name as he was called in Covergirl, a far superior film. Anyways, the song is catchy in that Disco sucks kind of way:)
3. MAKING PLANS FOR NIGEL BY XTC-1979
When I saw the band's name, I thought Who?? I had to look this one up to just figure out if I even knew their songs but when I saw the title of this song, I knew I had heard it. It is an odd ditty that I really like listening to. I am certain some of you can tell me more about this band and I will look forward to listening to what everyone else chooses.
Have a fab day!!