Weekly Song Challenge, Week 2!

Mary B has a song challenge similar to one that another blogger had been doing a while back. Mary gives us three topics or themes, and we come up with a song for each. Being a sucker for challenges like this, you know what I’m gonna do…

A Food: "Chocolate Pudding" by Ambergris. Discogs calls Ambergris "A short-lived band who made just the one album (plus some singles). They were formed by Jerry Weiss, who played trumpet and flugelhorn in the first version of Blood, Sweat & Tears." I had their one album from 1970. It was great stuff.

An Animal: "The Unicorn" by The Irish Rovers. A popular sing-along at Irish pubs from Ulster to Ulaanbaatar, this is from 1967.

A Number: "BEechwood 4-5789" by The Marvelettes. Written by Marvin Gaye back in the day when your number was two letters and five numbers.

How’d I do, Mary?

Weekly Song Challenge, Round 38!

So glad to see Laura back! She’s the hostess for the Weekly Song Challenge, which has been on hiatus for a while.

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 five songs that are about new beginnings, or endings or looking forward. Here’s a playlist with the five songs:

  1. Michael Johnson, "Bluer Than Blue"
  2. Chicago, "Beginnings
  3. Jody Watley, "Looking For A New Love"
  4. The Marmalade, "Reflections Of My Life"
  5. Lou Christie, "BEyond The Blue Horizon"

Your Turn!

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

Weekly Song Challenge, Round 37!

After a week off while Laura took care of business at home (which sounds like it was productive), we’re back with Round 37! You can find the rules for participation on Laura’s blog.

Post a song that is about your country. Jay & The Americans, “Only In America” (with a sung intro by Paul Anka)

Post a song that is patriotic. US Marine Corps Band, “The Stars & Stripes Forever”

Post a song that has the color-red, white or blue in either the title or lyrics. Wayne Newton, “Red Roses For A Blue Lady”

You’re all tagged. Let’s see what you come up with!

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!

Weekly Song Challenge, Round 35!

It’s back! Time once again for Laura’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 song that has either in title or lyrics the name of a state in the US. Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan, “Tennessee Bird Walk”

Post a song that either in the title or lyrics the name of a town. Glen Campbell, “Galveston”

Post a song that either in title or lyrics has the name of a country or continent. Django Reinhardt, “Echoes of France (La Marseillaise)”

Your Turn!

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