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??


    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…)


    1. Bummer, huh? When they ask “Is this Beechwood 4-5789?” you can always tell them, “no, it’s 234-5789.” Let ’em figure it out…


    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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