Another week and a song challenge by Jingle, Jangle, Jungle. Unbeknownst (this sounds like a word to me so I am keeping it in) to her, she has tied in with a theme for my movies tomorrow but i won't tell you which theme she tied in with..I'll let you guess. Here are the 3 themes:
A SONG WITH BROTHER OR SISTER IN THE TITLE
A SONG ABOUT A NATURAL DISASTER
A SONG WRITTEN OR PRODUCED BY MUTT LANGE
1. SISTERS ARE DOIN' IT FOR THEMSELVES BY THE EURYTHMICS-1985
I love this song which I found very empowering when I was 21 and hating when the construction men whistle at me (now, if they whistled I would smile and thank them!). I danced to this many times loving anything by this band. They are one of the few rock concerts I went to and it was great. By the way, Aretha Franklin sing with Annie Lennox in this song.
2. BLIZZARD OF '77 BY NADA SURF-2002
I broke my rule of choosing the first song that came into my head(Hurricane by Bob Dylan) because I lived through the Blizzard of '77. I was curious if there was even a song about this and I couldn't believe it when I found out there was and this is pretty damn good! I grew up in the country where we got all the Buffalo weather. My brother and I were lucky that we made it home just before the blizzard hit. We were also very lucky that we did not lose our power but many were not as lucky with some dying because of this storm. I recall listening to the local AM station who kept the lines open for anyone who needed help. The DJ got very angry, rightfully, at one woman calling in because she was out of smokes! He tore a strip into her and I was ticked about that. Afterwards, I had fun in my big snowsuit climbing up the drifts (not man-made) with my friend and sliding down them but not before ducking under wires(they were near the top so you just had to lay flat at first before you could sit up as you flew down). I was tickled pink being out of school for 2 weeks because the school was completely under a snowdrift.
3. MAN, I FEEL LIKE A WOMAN SUNG BY SHANIA TWAIN-1997
When I saw her at the Grammy's, I thought she was the sexiest thing and I am no gay but I can appreciate how well she sang this song, making it sexy, strong but never vulgar or derisive to women. Shania was married to Mutt Lange for something like 17 years when she found out the dog was having an affair with her best friend. She divorced Mutt(what a stupid name) and he continued his relationship with her, now, former best friend. Her husband and Shania compared notes and...now they are married. Talk about a Soap Opera.
What 3 songs would you choose? Have you been through any natural disaster?
Some Blizzard of '77 picks...
No that is not me or my brother. My parents never thought of taking a picture. pretty cool though since this is the top of their house.