Weekly Song Challenge, Round 30!

Hey kids, what time is it? Right, time for Laura Venturini’s Weekly Song Challenge!

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!

The Songs

Post a video of a song that is about getting spiffied up. Dorothy Dandridge and Paul White, “Zoot Suit.”

Post a video of a song that makes you cry for no particular reason. Gipsy Kings, “Volare.”

Post a video of a song that is a great work out song. Olivia Newton-John, “Physical.”

Your Turn!

You’re all tagged (if you want to be). Let’s see what you come up with!

10 thoughts on “Weekly Song Challenge, Round 30!

  1. I am trying to read and write and I heard my dr called with test results so I will call tomorrow. Keep fingers crossed🤞🏻I love that old recording of Dorothy Dandridge even though the man is a bit Amos and Andy but they had little to work with back in the day. Volare is a good song that I love and for some reason I always think of Ricardo Montalban and have no clue why. Oh that song by Olivia is one I just hated when it came out and still not my favourite but I don’t hate it any more. The first song that came to my mind was “Sharp Dressed Man” by ZZ Top. There are many songs that can make me well up but I always know why. The last song..well, there are many that make me want to dance and is good exercise music but The Twist by Chubby Checker was the first one that came into my head.

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    1. I admire the Black actors who persisted in the movies during that period. They were talented entertainers and took the work seriously, despite the shameful attitude toward race relations that prevailed during those days. Performers like Eartha Kitt took their act to France, as did a lot of musicians, and found a much more open and accepting society there. And, honestly, I think American society was more open to Black performers than many of its leaders were.

      Dorothy Dandridge was drop-dead gorgeous, by the way.

      Ricardo Montalban did some advertisements for Chrysler in the ’70’s and ’80’s. He’s best known for advertising the Chrysler Cordoba (with its rich Corinthian leather), but I think he advertised the Plymouth Volare as well. That might be why you associate him with the song…

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    1. I ran across the Zoot Suit song a few years ago, and I think it’s one of my favorite videos.

      That specific version of “Volare” gets to me, I think, because they are just so alive and having such a wonderful time. I don’t think I’ve ever experienced anything like that, and wouldn’t know what to do if I were to.

      Olivia was just about every guy’s heartthrob in the mid to late ’70’s: so pretty and such a beautiful voice….

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  2. I haven’t thought of that Olivia Newton John song in decades. Not sure that I want it as an earworm, but you’ve gone and done it, John. Let’s get physical, physical– let me hear your body talk… 🎶

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