Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Weekly Song Challenge

Jingle, Jangle, Jungle has a creative mind coming up with themes each week. So, without blabbing too much here are the 3 themes:
A Song With A Chess Piece In The Title
A Whistling Song
A Song With A Beverage In The Title


Now, come on, of course I am picking ABBA and this song is very famous coming out when I was 12 yrs old loving this song from the start. I had heard S.O.S. before,not realizing it was from ABBA but this song made me fall in love with the group and I needed to hear all their songs. I even have ABBA’s Spanish 1980 album “Gracias Por La Música”, from 1980, with this song is on the album.


When I read this theme, my mind went to Roger whom my mom loved and was able to see, with my brother, back in 2007 or 2008. This song became a big hit in Finland when he was in the Eurovision contest. I learned about Eurovision last week from some other bloggers(Ms. Jingle, Cathy and Mr. One Hand Typing) so it was neat to find this. 


I really like this man’s singing style as it brings the wild out in me...not with him as he is ...Er...not pretty.  I have his greatest hits and love listening to it. I don’t like any of these drinks to be honest, well, beer is ok but not a favourite of mine, but it is the song that came into my head. I had no idea that it is actually a song from 1953 written by Rudy Toombs who must have had a bad breakup with his gal when he wrote this.

Which 3 musical ditties can you think of?


  1. Hi, Birgit!

    ABBA? Never heard of 'em. :) I never tire of watching and listening to the Swedish pop super group do their signature song "Dancing Queen." A feeling of euphoria sweeps over me as the song builds power and soars up to the heavens. The excitement meter is pegged each time the brilliantly crafted song arrives at this point:

    You can dance
    You can jive
    Having the time of your life
    Ooh, see that girl
    Watch that scene
    Digging the dancing queen

    I never before heard that whistling song by Roger Whittaker. I'm glad it brought back fond memories of your mama. I best remember the Kenyan-British singer-songwriter and musician from "The Last Farewell," a song that topped the U.S. Adult Contemporary chart and went top 20 on the pop chart in June 1975.

    Say what now? The high-NRG boogie-blues sounds of Geo. Thorogood brings the wild out in you? Tiny Tim has that effect on me. I enjoyed getting a taste of "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer," a song from George's 1977 debut album George Thorogood and the Destroyers.

    Here are my selections:

    CHESS PIECE SONG: "Knight In Rusty Armour," the title track from the 1967 album by the English pop duo Peter And Gordon. The single went top 15 in the U.S.

    WHISTLING SONG: "Singing The Blues," a biggie from my boyhood, the best known hit of Detroit-born pop singer Guy Mitchell. Released during the Halloween season in 1956, "Singing The Blues" spent 10 weeks at #1 and remained popular on the chart until February 1957. My parents bought the record and I played it often on my tiny tinny turntable as one of my first "Picks-to-Click":

    BEVERAGE SONG: "Strange Brew," a top 20 UK hit in the summer of 1967 released by the British rock super group Cream from their Grammy Hall of Fame album Disraeli Gears. "Strange Brew" and the other songs on that monster heavy psychedelic blues album regularly filled the air on campus and in dorm rooms at Penn State during my freshman year at that "institute of high and yearning."

    "Strange brew, kill what's inside of you."

    Enjoy your day, dear friend BB. I'll see you tamale in the balcony "At The Movies!"

    1. Yeah for ABBA! Isn't Whittaker amazing with his whistling? I can't whistle worth beans. Tiny Tim?? Ok:) I listened to all your choices which are all so good and love the Cream song.

  2. Challenging ones. For the last, I'll go with Metallica's cover of Whiskey in the Jar.

  3. That Roger Whittaker piece was fascinating. How did he *do* that?
    Great choices today!

    1. I have no idea how he did this but it is fascinating to watch.

  4. I’d have gone with Dancing Queen and something by Roger Whittaker too. Maybe Durham Town because I grew up near there. My third one would be Red, Red, Wine, originally by Neil Diamond but I would choose the UB40 version.

    1. Anabel,

      Knowing that you live in the UK, I'd like to add another "Wine" song you might have heard. "A Little More Wine" is found on the album Raw Sienna released in 1970 by the English blues rock band Savoy Brown (originally called Savoy Brown Blues Band). It's one of my favorite albums!

    2. I need to look up Durham Town as well as Shady's choice A Little More Wine. I know the UB40 song very well.

  5. Birgit,

    "Dancing Queen" is a great choice. That one crossed my mind. Your second song title is new-to-me. Roger Whittaker is a real whistler, isn't he? I know George Thorogood but I don't know your song choice....I might be wrong about that. The longer I listen to it the more familiar it sounds. Excellent song picks!

    1. I am glad you like my song choices and I bet you did hear that Thorogood song.