Weekly Song Challenge, Round 6!

Time for another installment of Laura Venturini’s

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  • 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!

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This week’s musical questions:

Post a video of a song by a solo artist from the year 1988. From his 1987 release Cloud Nine, George Harrison, “Got My Mind Set On You.” There was, incidentally, an earlier version of the video.

Post a video of a song that talks about the weather. From 1961, on Gary, Indiana’s Vee Jay Records, Dee Clark, “Raindrops.”

Post a video for a song that has a number in the lyrics or title. From 1962, The Marvelettes, “Beechwood 4-5789.”

If you’re reading this and want to do the challenge, consider yourself tagged.

13 thoughts on “Weekly Song Challenge, Round 6!

  1. This is a good selection and enjoyable to listen to. I miss George Harrison who died way too early. 1988 is the year my dad died and I remember Kokomo from The Beach Boys because I danced to it that summer and it felt like I could disappear into the song. Stormy Weather came to mind and I always loved Judy Garland singing it. 8679305 I think is the number from a song from the 80’s and it was so popular that the police asked people to stop calling that number. ..or was it 88675309??

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    1. “Kokomo” was featured in the movie “Cocktail” with Tom Cruise and Bryan Brown. ’88 was my first year here and I remember people really got into it.

      “Jenny (867-5309)” (got it right the second time) was Tommy Tutone’s only hit, I think. They started out as Tommy & The Tu-Tones and shortened it, confusing everyone who thought Tommy was the front man. Kind of like Matt Bianco, which was a trio where the singer Basia got her start. (I think she goes by one name since her last name is impossible to spell or pronounce…)

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    1. That was the thing about music from the ’60’s: you couldn’t get it out of your head (and yes, George was covering a song from the ’60’s).

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