Weekly Song Challenge, Week 12

Mary gives us the prompts, we give her the songs. Such as:

A Song Parody: Allan Sherman, a George M. Cohan medley from 1963’s My Son, The Celebrity, with "Barry Is The Baby’s Name" ("Mary"), "Horowitz" ("Harrigan"), and "Get On The Garden Freeway" ("Give My Regards To Broadway").

A Song written for a girl: Oliver, "Jean." Written by Rod McKuen for the 1969 film The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie.

A Planet: Paul McCartney & Wings, "Venus And Mars." The person who made this video took the song and its reprise and did a fine job of sticking them together.

Play along, if you’d like. Color me gone…

9 thoughts on “Weekly Song Challenge, Week 12

  1. Haven’t heard any of these before. Particularly loved the flute in Venus and Mars.

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  2. Excellent choices this week! Hadn’t heard this in forever, and I don’t think I’ve ever heard the parody before.

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  3. John,

    “Jean” is a song I haven’t heard in a long time. Either I didn’t know or just forgot that Oliver did this song. Nice picks for this week’s challenge. 🙂 Come over when you can to sample my WSC picks. Happy St. Paddy’s Day!

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    1. Around the time “Jean” was popular, I was developing an interest in a girl named Jeanne, so you can probably imagine it’s kind of a special song.

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