Song Challenge from A guy called Bloke

Rory, who’s blog, A Guy Called Bloke, is definitely one to add if you aren’t already aware of it, has posted a challenge. (actually it’s the third one, but I’ve been a bit lax). Click on the link to take part.

https://aguycalledbloke.blog/2021/07/18/song-challenge-3/

A song that you enjoy that isn’t in your own language?
Sukiyaki by Kyu Sakamoto
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C35DrtPlUbc
A great workout/exercise/activity song?
Jump by The Pointer Sisters
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyTVyCp7xrw

Although there’s something about they way they are dressed in the video that reminds me of when my Aunts used to get up and dance at a family wedding after a few glasses of wine!
A song that is almost hypnotic to listen to?
Albatross by Fleetwood Mac – (This probably works for the next question too) I find the repeating bass so hypnotic and relaxing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXeKi6ZkbOw&t=62s
A song about animals?
The Lion Sleeps Tonight – The Tokens.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgI4DdINQLQ
A really unusual song you love that isn’t well known by others?
Yma Sumac – Bo Mambo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhUBJZdL8BY

Hope you enjoyed that mix.

Song Lyric Sundays – Breakfast in Bed, chance would be a fine thing!

The Song Lyric Sunday Challenge this week is to post a song with the theme of mealtimes, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Supper.

Click on the link below to see Jim Adam’s post and to take part in the challenge.

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2021/06/26/time-to-eat/

We also have word prompts from Fandango – Terrible and Word of the Day is Controversy.

I remembered a song that came out in the 1980’s that my Mum and I would enjoy on the radio called “Breakfast in Bed”. This version was by the band UB40 and featured Chrissy Hynde (singer from the band ‘the Pretenders’).

The original song was written as a soul song by Eddie Hinton and Donnie Fritts and performed by Dusty Springfield in 1969. It interestingly contains the line “You don’t have to say you love me” which was a deliberate reference to Dusty’s huge hit song of that title. Some people would say to take a Soul song and add a reggae beat to it would be terrible but here is the controversy, UB40 did just that, and this was the version I knew best and still prefer!

Here is Dusty’s version:

and here are the lyrics:

You’ve been cryin’
Your face is a mess
Come in baby
You can dry the tears on my dress
She’s hurt you again
I can tell
Oh, I know that look so well

Don’t be shy
You’ve been here before
Pull your shoes off, lie down
And I will lock the door

And no-one has to know
You’ve come here again
Darling it will be
Like it’s always been before
Come on over here

Breakfast in bed
And a kiss or three
You don’t have to say you love me
Breakfast in bed
Nothing need be said
Ain’t no need

What’s your hurry?
Please don’t eat and run
You can let her wait, my darling
It’s been so long
Since I’ve had you here
You will come again
Darling it will be
Like it’s always been before
Hey child

Breakfast in bed
And a kiss or three
You don’t have to say you love me
Breakfast in bed
Nothing need be said

Breakfast in bed
And a kiss or three
You don’t have to say you love me
Breakfast in bed
Nothing need be said, yeah
You don’t have to.

And if you’d like some more controversy, well here is a link to my post of last week which is about brutality:

https://fivedotoh.com/2021/06/27/fowc-with-fandango-terrible/

Song Lyric Sunday – Do you know where Hell is?

The Song Lyric Sunday Challenge this week is we have songs that are associated with Heaven and/or Hell in the title or the lyrics. Click on the link below to see Jim Adam’s post and to take part in the challenge.

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2021/05/08/states-of-being/

There is a song from a musical, called Paint Your Wagon, which mentions both Heaven and Hell. This is actually a great musical but you don’t see it mentioned much, I think it’s well overdue for a Broadway and West End revival.

The Song is called “I was born under a wandering star” and was sung by Lee Marvin. He certainly was no singer but his raspy voiced rendition is quite something!

I hope you enjoy it.

Wand’rin’ Star

I was born under a wandrin’ star
I was born under a wandrin’ star
Wheels are made for rollin’
Mules are made to pack
I’ve never seen a sight that didn’t look better looking back

I was born under a wandrin’ star

Mud can make you prisoner, and the plains can bake you dry
Snow can burn your eyes, but only people make you cry
Home is made for comin’ from, for dreams of goin’ to
Which with any luck will never come true

I was born under a wandrin’ star
I was born under a wandrin’ star

Do I know where hell is?
Hell is in hello
Heaven is goodbye for ever, it’s time for me to go

I was born under a wandrin’ star
A wandrin’ wandrin’ star

When I get to heaven tie me to a tree
Or I’ll begin to roam, and soon you know where I will be
I was born under a wandrin’ star
A wandrin’ wandrin’ star

Source: LyricFindSongwriters: Alan Jay Lerner / Frederick Loewe

Wand’rin’ Star lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc

Song Lyric Sunday – It doesn’t matter if you’re large or small – SHINE.

The Challenge set by Jim Adams in his post linked below, is to find a song lyric that has something to do with Long/short/small or tall.

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2021/02/20/general-length-or-size-of-things/

I found this song from Billy Elliot, the musical. The song was written by Elton John.

I hope you enjoy this song:

Shine

Recorded for the musical Billy Elliot

Music:Elton John
Lyrics:Lee Hall

It doesn’t matter if you’re large or small
Trapezoid, or short or tall
Even if you can’t dance at all
All you really gotta do is shine

It doesn’t matter if your life’s a mess
The whole process will coalesce
Girls, just try to effervesce
All you really have to do is shine


chorus: Give them that old razzle dazzle
Turn on the old pizzazz
There’s no time for shilly shally
Give it backbone, give it welly

Bowl ’em over, knock them out
Show them what life is all about
Give them that old razzle dazzle, and shine

It doesn’t matter if you’re unemployed
Only partially humanoid
An octopoid whose mind’s a void
All you gotta do is shine

It doesn’t matter if you’re born in Leeds
They love to see a heart that bleeds
You’ll all be stars one day, you’ll see
All you really gotta do is shine

(repeat chorus)

You might be feeling lousy
You might be feeling blue
A little disenchanted
A minor touch of flu
They couldn’t give a monkey’s cuss
They couldn’t give a fig
Come on girls get over it
It’s all part of the gig

Give them that old rinkle tinkle
Give them the old kabam
Grab the buggers by the bollocks
Knock ’em sideways, blow their minds out
Keep it coming, keep it coming
There’s no time for half-assed frolics
Give them that old razzle dazzle, and shine

It doesn’t matter if you’re short or squat
Cerebrally challenged, completely shot
You might have it, or might not
All you really have to do is
All you really have to do is shine
Give them that old razzle dazzle and shine
Give them that old razzle dazzle and shine, and shine, and shine

It also includes the Ragtag Daily Prompt word today which is Backbone.

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2021/02/21/rdp-sunday-backbone/

I hope you enjoyed this song and you have a fantastic Sunday. 🙂

Weekly Song Challenge – Round 36

Hello, All!  It’s Monday and that means, Laura, of “Lauravent69”, is throwing her Weekly Song Challenge – Round 36

Rules:

Copy rules and add to your own post, pinging back to this post.

Post music videos for your answers to the musical questions.

Tag two people to participate!

Easy!

I was tagged by my friend, Beckie, of Beckie’s Mental Mess, click on this link to check out her post:

Weekly Song Challenge – Round 36

 

1. Post a song that is a satire of a hit song.

You can’t beat Weird Al for parodies, so here he is singing Like a Surgeon.

 

2. Post a song that you love by an artist that was not one of their biggest hits.

Donna Summer, famous for ‘I Feel Love’, ‘Love to Love you Baby’ and ‘Hot Stuff’ here is a lesser-known song, ‘I Remember Yesterday‘ something that’s becoming more of a challenge for me as I get older …… 🙂

 

3. Post a song that was featured in a tv show or in a movie.

How about Top Gun and Take My Breath Away by Berlin? – In fact, if you take the scenes with this song playing out of the movie, it only leaves about 35 minutes of screen time. 😉

 

Hope you enjoyed this selection.

 

Who to nominate?

 

Well, if you fancy having a go, please be my guest.

 

A Song Challenge from Laura Venturini

Laura Venturini tagged me in this fun Song themed game, check out her post here:

Weekly Song Challenge-Round 9

Rules:
Copy rules and add to your own post, pinging back to this post.
Post music videos for your answers to the musical questions.
Tag two people to participate!
Easy!

1. Post a music video of a song by an artist popular in the 80s.

Hall and Oates – I Can’t go for that.

2. Post a music video of a song that makes you wanna shake your groove thang!

Bee Gees – You Should Be Dancing.

I used to dance just like that when I was in my Prime. 😉

3. Post a music video of an acoustic version of a popular song.

Gerry and the Pacemakers – Ferry Cross the Mersey (Well he’s playing the acoustic guitar, so hopefully that counts).

 

I will challenge:

https://crushedcaramel.wordpress.com/2019/04/15/where-we-imagined-ourselves/

https://lifelessonsaroundthedinnertable.wordpress.com/2019/04/15/soulful-sunday-10-dreams-and-smiles/

No pressure, only if you’d like to take part.

 

FOWC with Fandango — Prime

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/04/16/ferry/

 

30-Day Song Challenge – Day 30 – The End.

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Well, hasn’t it been fun? I would like to thank all the bloggers that were doing this and let me join them and also all the others that have decided to play along.

So December and 2018 comes to an end (Yes I’m aware that there are 31 days in December, but clearly this challenge does not). Look back on the year, which is full of both happy and sad memories, and try to keep hold of the good and forget the bad, and depending on what they were, that is easier said than done, I know.

I hope January and 2019 brings many happy times for you.

Day 30 – A Song that Reminds you of Yourself.

The Monkees – Daydream Believer.

I believe in Daydreams. Without Hope, all is despair.

30-Day Song Challenge – Day 29, Almost at the end.

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Day 29 – A song you remember from your Childhood.

This song is a very old one, written in 1929, nearly 90 years ago. As such, I don’t remember the original recording from childhood, but in the 1980’s Sting, who had been in the band The Police, launched a solo career and recorded a great version of this song. I remember when it came out and I have loved this ever since.

Sting – Spread a Little Happiness.

30-Day Song Challenge – Day 28

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Day 28 – A Song by an Artist who’s voice you love.

Well, there are lots of artists whose voices I love, most of them are no longer with us.

As you may already be aware, I’m a fan of both Bing Crosby and Nat King Cole, whose voices are unmatched.

I also love Patsy Cline, Karen Carpenter, Doris Day and Dusty Springfield. Doris being the odd one out on that list, because at time of writing she is still alive, bless her.

There is a man who I believe had such a rich tone to his voice that stands out, and that man was Matt Monro.

Matt Monro – Love is a Many Splendored Thing.