Weekly Song Challenge, Week 13

Week 13 of Mary B’s song challenge. Here are this week’s prompts:

A Protest Song: Chicago Transit Authority, "Someday." From their first album, before the real Chicago Transit Authority’s lawyers came calling.

A Love Song: Ella Fitzgerald, "Night And Day." Cole Porter’s classic.

A Sport: Jan & Dean, "Surf City." "Two girls for every boy…"

Tally ho and away we go! See you next week with a brand new show!

Weekly Song Challenge, Week 12 (really)

I made a boo-boo last week and said it was week 12, when in fact it was only week 11. My face is so red… Anyway, Mary B has all the information over at her place…

A Toy: The Four Seasons, "Rag Doll." Everyone else was using Aerosmith’s…

A Month: Earth, Wind & Fire, "September." Leonid & Friends do a great cover of this…

A Boat, or Boating: Christopher Cross, "Sailing." The man who put the "yacht" into "yacht rock." What else would you expect?

And I’m outta here…

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…

Weekly Music Challenge, Week 10

Mary B gives us three prompts, we give her three songs. Here we go:

TV Show Theme Song: Nelson Riddle, "Route 66 Theme." They had wanted to use Bobby Troup’s classic "Route 66" but it cost too much.

A Coin: Boz Scaggs, "Loan Me A Dime." It’s almost 13 minutes long and features some of the finest guitar work by Duane Allman. The song was written by the late, great Otis Rush.

Time of Day: Dave Grusin & Lee Ritenour, "Early A. M. Attitude." From their 1985 joint venture Harlequin.

Time to make like the wind and blow…