Weekly Song Challenge, Round 14!

Back with another week of Laura Venturini’s Weekly Song Challenge! You know 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!

This week focuses on women in music. Ready?

Post a video of a song by a woman or a band led by a woman that you consider to be a trailblazer in the music industry. Wikipedia says this about Patsy Cline: “Cline was known for her rich tone, emotionally expressive and bold contralto voice, and her role as a country music pioneer. She, along with Kitty Wells, helped to pave the way for women as headline performers in the genre. She overcame poverty, a devastating automobile accident, and significant professional obstacles, and she has been cited as an inspiration by Reba McEntire, LeAnn Rimes, and other singers in diverse styles.” Miss Patsy Cline with “Walkin’ After Midnight.”

Post a video of a song by an all female band. I recently remembered an all-female band from the early ’70’s, and was blown away at just how damn hard they rocked: Fanny, “Charity Ball.”

Post a video of a song by a woman that is about strength or finding your fight. Bobbie Gentry, “Fancy.” I’d say Fancy found her fight…

Now it’s your turn: follow the rules and have fun. Y’all are tagged.

That’s Round 14 of the Weekly Song Challenge.

Weekly Song Challenge, Round 13!

Back for another week of Laura’s Weekly Song Challenge! As always, 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!

Here we go!

Post a video clip from a movie that involves dancing. One of the better scenes in Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, The Champs, “Tequila.” Look for Cassandra Peterson, aka “Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark.”

Post a video of a song that makes you think of medieval times. Not sure if this is a Medieval thing per se, but here’s Steve Winwood with a solo version of Traffic’s “John Barleycorn Must Die.”

Post a video of a song about sex. Anytime you mention sex and music, I think the big guy: Barry White, “Love Serenade.”

Now, I’m supposed to tag two of you. Tell you what: If you want to play along, grab the badge and follow the directions. OK? OK!

And that’s this week’s Weekly Song Challenge.

Weekly Song Challenge, Round 12

Here we go with week 12 of Laura Venturini’s Weekly Song Challenge! First, 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!

Post a video of an R&B song from the 70s. Eddie Kendricks, “Keep On Truckin'”

Post a video of a song that makes you think of strength or feeling renewed. Chicago, “Feelin’ Stronger Every Day”

Post a video of a song about a woman. The Beatles, “Dear Prudence”

I’m supposed to tag two of youse, so tell you what: anyone who wants to do this, do it.

Weekly Song Challenge, Week 11!

Time once again for Laura’s Weekly Song Challenge. Don’t want to forget to repeat 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!

Here we go!

Post a video of a song from a musical. From the 1958 movie Gigi, “The Night They Invented Champagne.” Leslie Caron’s voice was dubbed by Betty Wand for the final movie, but here Leslie sings on her own, and I think her voice is fantastic.

Post a video of a song from 1994. Had to look one up: 10,000 Maniacs, “Because The Night”

Post a video of a song about driving. Paul Butterfield’s Better Days, “Too Many Drivers”

So that’s this week’s Weekly Song Challenge. I’m supposed to tag two people, but I know you folks, I’m sure at least two of you want to do this, so have at it.

Weekly Song Challenge, Round 10

I missed the last couple of Weekly Song Challenges. Things have been so busy with the A to Z Challenge, you know… anyway, let’s see what we have today:

Post a video of a musical commercial jingle. Here’s a 1950’s ad for Oscar Mayer Weiners featuring Thurl Ravenscroft (he’s voicing the short guy).

Post a music video of a song that is geographical. The Bee Gees with “Massachusetts.”

Post a music video of a song from an animated Disney movie. From the oft-maligned 1946 film Song of the South, “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah,” sung by James Baskett as Uncle Remus. This walks a boundary between animated and live-action, which I say is close enough for blog hops. It won the 1947 Academy Award for Best Original Song.

And that’s it for Round 10 of the Weekly Song Challenge.