Weekly Song Challenge #25!

Time once gain for Laura’s Weekly Song Challenge! Here are the 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!

And this week’s musical questions are:

Post a video of an artist singing a song by another artist as tribute. The Smothers Brothers with Harry Chapin’s “Six String Orchestra”

Post a video of a song about an animal or has the word animal in it. From Lady & The Tramp, “The Siamese Cat Song”

Post a video of a song that resonates with you. Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops, “The Stars and Stripes Forever”

I’m tagging anyone who wants to play along. How about you?

16 thoughts on “Weekly Song Challenge #25!

  1. That Smother’s Brothers bit was good. I remember watching their TV show back in the day. Always funny. I always liked the Lady & the Tramp, and those cats…so sneaky!
    Wonderful patriotic song! 🙂

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    1. Watching Arthur Fiedler direct the Boston Pops was always a treat, but none so much as when they did “The Stars and Stripes Forever.” At the end of the first concert they played after Fiedler died, John Williams left the stage and the orchestra played it with the conductor’s podium empty. I can’t think of a better tribute to him.

      If anyone could have done “Six String Orchestra” as well as Harry Chapin, it was Dick Smothers.

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  2. These are some great songs and I guess I’ll agree with most that the Siamese Cat song is the best and probably the one I should remember the most, but alas I did not, but sure am glad you did. GREAT JOB John. Thank you for being with us all month! hugs

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  3. You beat me to it Mr. John!! I was going to use Harry Chapin 🌺. Back to the drawing board for me. After the mass shootings this weekend I really lose my focus. I take things like this really personal and it takes me awhile to get on with life … Blessings ♥️

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  4. These songs are great and how I love Arthur Fiedler! He was the best conductor. I love the Smothers Brothers who had a great show but were ripped off the air because of their politics. What ever happened to free speech? Those Siamese cats are captured so well and you know the animators studied these cats for quite a while. I can’t help but think of K.D. Lang singing Crying which is a tribute To the great Roy Orbison. Why does this pop into my head but, Who Let The Dogs Out popped into my head for the second song. The last one, I picked for my mom’s funeral, I Dreamed a Dream but done by Andre Rieu whom I love and my mom called him her boyfriend. I hear this song and I well up.

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    1. My stepfather was in the audience the day Fiedler conducted the Chicago Symphony. It was back in the early ’60’s, and for his final selection he had the orchestra play “I Wanna Hold Your Hand.” No one on the main floor picked up on it, but the kids in the balcony were all singing along. At the end, Fiedler turn to the audience and said “you can’t tell me that The Beatles play nothing but noise.” I think the first time I heard Chet Atkins was on “An Evening At Pops.”

      k. d. lang has a fantastic voice. She did a lot of Patsy Cline’s songs and sounded almost as good as Patsy (sorry, but Patsy was unique, something I’m sure k.d. would agree with me on).

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