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?
I am here to bust my brain with you on the WSC, dear friend! I see that your selections are esoteric as usual. Great job!
Looking back, I think my love of musicals began with "Indian Love Call."
As I watched that clip, I got the feeling Nelson Eddy was singing those words to me... only me.
I enjoyed the party atmosphere as the crowd whooped it up to that live performance of "Mambo #5."
The Canadian "Hockey Song" is new to my USA ears. Again, the audience really got into the spirit as Stompin' Tom Connors sang the much loved and time honored sports anthem.
Here are my picks:
LOVE SONG: Sorry, I'm drawing a blank. Can't think of a single one. :) OH - wait! I just thought of the hit "Let Your Love Flow" by The Bellamy Brothers, a country pop duo from my neck of the woods - Pasco County, Florida. Their single topped the chart in the spring of 1976.
NUMBER SONG: I'm gonna match your #5 with one of my own - "Little Wild One (No. 5)" by Marshall Crenshaw, a soulful new wave - power pop singer, songwriter and guitarist from Detroit who has been compared to Buddy Holly. The official music video for that 1985 single was popular and frequently requested on the MTV style station where I worked in the 80s. I was fascinated by the shooting and editing techniques on the video and borrowed (stole) those ideas when I produced my own vids for the station.
SPORT SONG: I'm going with the comedy rock novelty record "Basketball Jones featuring Tyrone Shoelaces" by Cheech and Chong, a parody of "Love Jones" by Brighter Side of Darkness. In the fall of 1973, "Basketball Jones" reached #15 on the Hot 100 and #13 on Cash Box, becoming the only spoof to peak higher than the corresponding original.
Thanks, BB. I'll see you tamale in the balcony "At The Movies!"
Eddy is singing...just to you. I'd run if I were you. :) I listened to all of your picks and enjoyed them including the great comedy team of Cheech and Chong.Delete
You did good. I'm really blanking at the moment. I can go with Room 137 by Dream Theater for the number.ReplyDelete
Oh yes..I listened to your pick. Actually it was better than I thought it would be. I actually didn't mind it..lolDelete
I hadn't heard of Stompin Tom or The Hockey Game Song before. What fun!ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful, pain free day.
He is an institution here in CanadaDelete
One of my friends was assigned "Indian Love Call" when he was taking piano lessons at age 11. You can imagine he caught plenty of grief for that.ReplyDelete
The greatest parody of "Mambo No. 5" I've ever seen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4J2xi5Etnnk (Not politically corect, I can assure you)...
Never heard Stompin' Tom Connors. I like him!
Stompin Tom is an institution here and created some great songs. Your mambo parody was hilariousDelete
Love is a Many Splendoured Thing; Pennsylvania 6-5000; Take me out to the Ballgame. Just off the top of my head.ReplyDelete
I'm grateful no one will show up at my funeral to sing Indian Love Call. Back when Mambo #5 was first popular, I thought Lou Bega was quite sexy. I didn't know a song about hockey existed. Now for my choices: 1. All You Need Is Love - The Beatles 2. 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover - Paul Simon 3. Surfin' USA - The Beach BoysReplyDelete
No kidding...that is a song I would ask never to play at my funeral, or wedding. I always like that Mambo #5 song. We Canadians are nuts about hockey so there are actually 2 major hockey songs but I went with Stompin' Tom. I love your choices. The Beatles are so great as well as the Beach Boys.Delete
I've never heard of any of these or the singers. I'm waiting for some good old fashioned hard rock, dear Birgit (grin).ReplyDelete
Hahahaaa...Maybe one day. I know...I must have lived another life from long ago.Delete