Weekly Song Challenge, Week 36!

Back once again for Laura’s weekly song challenge!

The Rules

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

The Songs

Post a song that is a satire of a hit song. Ray Stevens, “Misty” (Not a parody so much as a countrified version of an easy listening song, done most notably by Johnny Mathis)

Post a song that you love by an artist that was not one of their biggest hits. Chicago, “Byblos”

Post a song that was featured in a tv show or in a movie. Jerry Wallace, “Primrose Lane,” theme song of the short-lived 1971 sitcom The Smith Family

Your Turn!

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

13 thoughts on “Weekly Song Challenge, Week 36!

  1. I always enjoy what you show here. I love Weird Al Yankovic and his song White and Nerdy popped into my head. Donny Osmond was funny in the video. As I love ABBA, I would pick “The Way Old Friends Do” ..I think that is the title…it is so beautiful As for the last choice, I love Rio Bravo with John Wayne. At one point Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson sing a song, “My Rifle, My Pony and Me” with Walter Brennan playing the harmonica.


    1. I hadn’t heard “White and Nerdy.” It’s pretty funny. I remember the Dean Martin/Ricky Nelson duet with Walter Brennan. Didn’t Walter and Gary Cooper play harmonica and ocarina in one of their movies? I think one of their songs was the William Tell Overture…


  2. I keep wanting to participate in this, so I think I’ll come back to it tonight and hopefully have something up tomorrow. Or is the fun all over after Monday?



  3. Oh wow. I didn’t like the country version of Misty at all. I think the upbeat tempo took all the romance out of it. I can see why you like Byblos. Definitely has that jazz feel. I remember Primrose Lane but not the Smith Family. Always enjoy seeing your picks for these prompts. Happy Monday!


    1. Thanks! I kind of like Ray Stevens’s “Misty”: it’s different, kind of like Robert Goulet’s disco version of “If Ever I Would Leave You” from “Camelot.” (He did it one night on “The Tonight Show.”)

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