Another week and more songs to listen to. Head on over to Jingle, Jangle, Jungle to hear other ditties. Here are the 3 themes:
A SONG WITH "LOVE" IN THE TITLE
A SONG WITH A NUMBER IN THE TITLE
A SONG THAT MENTIONS A SPORT IN THE TITLE
1. INDIAN LOVE CALL SUNG BY JEANETTE MACDONALD & NELSON EDDY-1936
This song is so often parodied nowadays that we only know it as a parody and, I think, I can understand because it is so gooey but with these 2 famous operatic love birds, they do their level best to believe in them. This song was by Rudolph Friml & Herbert Stothart for the 1924 production of Rose-Marie. She is an opera star with a bad brother who has high-tailed it to Canada. There she meets a Mountie and, well, love blossoms. When Jean Harlow died, at age 26, the funeral was a star-studded affair and MacDonald & Eddy sang this in the church....ughhh. What about you...oooh, ooh, oooh, ooh, ooh, ou??
2. MAMBO #5 SUNG BY LOU BEGA-1999
Ok, I am showing Lou Bega with Andre Rieu and his Orchestra because I thought it was a lot of fun to watch. Many were just dancing up a storm. I love this song and danced to it many times without knowing that this song was in the courts for 7 years! Apparently, there is a version by Cuban, Damaso Perez Prado from 1949 and, the Prado's estate sued Lou Bega winning the case but it was declared a new song by Prado and Bega (who is actually German!) so Bega was aok.
3. THE HOCKEY SONG BY STOMPIN' TOM CONNORS-1973
I guess I should be a hockey nut since I am a proud Canuck but ...I'm not, I shall leave that to my brother. This song is now an institution and is played at every game, at least, in Canada. I guess it is split up in 3 parts for the 3 periods of the game and the Stanley Cup is mentioned. So, Here is for Canada!
Which songs come into your head?