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51 Weeks/51 Songs From the Past

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51 Weeks/51 Songs From the Past

51 Weeks: 51 Songs From The Past: Week 41: Sia – Chandelier

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This is for the prompt of last week, but since I’m behind in everything, it was ready but never posted. 🙂

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This week we are to feature a song that we just have to dance around to, maybe in our kitchen or living room. 🙂

I’m always listening to music, bopping around, and this one is one of my favorites I just have to try to sing and dance to, every time I hear it.

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“Whenever, Wherever”, by Shakira, was released from her album, “Laundry Service”, in 2001. It was written by Shakira, tim Mitchell, Ron Smith, and Gloria Estefan.

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51 Weeks/51 Songs From the Past

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51 Weeks/51 Songs From the Past

51 Weeks: 51 Songs From The Past: Week 37: Justin Haywood – Forever Autumn

Thanks for hosting the challenge, Hugh! You always have interesting prompts. 🙂

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This time, if I understand the prompt, we are to feature a song that we would record ourselves. I would suppose this would be a cover song of one we like.

I can’t sing or carry a tune at all, but I like to sing along to my favorites. If I could sing, without it sounding horrible, this would be one of them.

We’ve been listening to Kasey Chambers’ songs for a long time, and like most all of them. I’ve even heard her in an interview, a long time ago, on ABC (Australian Broadcast Corp.), on my shortwave radio. She does lots of worldwide concert tours, and if she ever came here, I’d go for sure.

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“Not Pretty Enough”, by Kasey Chambers, is from her album, “Barricades and Brickwalls”, and released in 2002. It was written by Kasey Chambers, and is on the EMI label.

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51 Weeks/51 Songs From the Past

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51 Weeks/51 Songs From the Past

51 Weeks: 51 Songs From The Past: Week 34: Dead Or Alive – You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)

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This week Hugh asked if we had a favorite song that just happened to be the very first hit record from a group. I looked for some, and there were so very many that I liked. This one by Roxette, is one of them that I always enjoyed listening to.

Thanks for the interesting prompt, Hugh!

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“The Look”, by Roxette, was released as a single from the album, “Look Sharp”, in 1989. It was written by Per Gessle, and is on the EMI label.

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51WEEKS/51 SONGS FROM THE PAST

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51 WEEKS/51 SONGS FROM THE PAST

51 Weeks: 51 Songs From The Past: Week 33: Robert Miles – Children

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We were asked if we listen to music when we are writing/typing, and what that would be. Thanks for the prompt, Hugh!

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I don’t listen to much music when I’m writing/typing. If I do, it’s always the Eagles Greatest Hits. I’ll even put “Take it to the Limit” on repeat, and hear it over and over. I’ve posted these songs probably more than once on here, so will feature a different type of music, today.

I do my writing during the day, and the mister is home all day, and watches TV. The TV is right beside my computer, so I hear whatever he flips the channel to. Mostly it is the serial show “NCIS”, one episode after another. There is some channel flipping going on too, between several stations, but I think only this one has music.

So, this is what I mostly hear a whole bunch of times every day. I like the music, but after awhile, it gets so irritating!

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“NCIS Theme”, is written by Joseph Conlan, and Brian Kirk. It is performed by the group called, “Numeriklab”, and those band members are, Matt Hawkins, Maurice Jackson, and Neil Martin. The TV show, “NCIS” premiered in 2003.

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51 WEEKS/51 SONGS FROM THE PAST – CHICKEN FAT

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51 WEEKS/51 SONGS FROM THE PAST – CHICKEN FAT 

51 Weeks: 51 Songs From The Past: Week 32: Madonna – Ray Of Light

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The prompt for the song this time, is songs that are good to work out or exercise to. Thanks for the prompt, Hugh.

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This is a song I remember from school P. E. classes. I couldn’t stand the song, and hated whenever we had to hear it, and do the exercises to the song. We all did. Well, I’ve never been much for work-outs, or exercising, or sports, or even P. E. back in the day, and now. Maybe this song is what clinched the deal for me not liking any of it. We had to wear those uncomfortable, hideous looking gym clothes, too. Nothing about it was fun, or inspiring.

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“Go, Chicken Fat, Go”, sung by Robert Preston, was released in 1962 on Capitol Records. It was written by Meredith Wilson. The song was in response to President Kennedy’s Council on Physical Fitness, and also known as the “Youth Fitness Song”.

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51 WEEKS/51 SONGS FROM the PAST

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51 WEEKS/51 SONGS FROM the PAST

51 Weeks: 51 Songs From The Past: Week 31: Will Young – Friday’s Child

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This week Hugh has asked us if we have a favorite song from a person who has been on a reality show. I have watched lots of reality shows, and several are those singing contests. This song I’ve chosen is my very favorite.

Thanks for the prompt, Hugh! 🙂

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“Stars”, as performed by Amanda Brown, on the Voice.

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The original song

“Stars”, by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, was released in 2012, from the album, “The Lion the Beast the Bear”.  It was written by Grace Potter, and is on the Hollywood label.

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51 WEEKS/51 SONGS FROM the PAST

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51 Weeks: 51 Songs From The Past: Week 30: Baccara – Yes Sir, I Can Boogie

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This week Hugh, has asked us what song we like from the past, that has been featured in a TV commercial.

Thanks, Hugh, for posing these interesting prompts.

I had to look some up, just to pick one, since there are so many of them. Here’s one I always liked…the song and the company that used the song. 🙂

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“Double Vision”, by Foreigner, was released in 1978, as a single from the album, “Double Vision”. It was written by Lou Gramm, and Mick Jones, and is on the Atlantic label.

It was used in 1997, for the Burger King TV commercial, advertising their double hamburgers promo.

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Here’s the Burger King commercial.

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Here’s the Foreigner song.

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51 WEEKS/51 SONGS FROM THE PAST

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51 WEEKS/51 SONGS FROM THE PAST

51 Weeks: 51 Songs From The Past: Week 26: Hot Butter – Popcorn

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Thanks, Hugh, for this interesting prompt!

We were asked the question, is a song without lyrics, a song…or not? If I hear it played on the radio, I think it is a song, even if it is just music. There have been many instrumental ‘songs’ recorded. Seems they were more popular way back when, than these days, but I still like hearing them.

This first song is one I really like. I’ve found myself humming it to myself quite a lot over the years, as it has stuck with me because of what all it represents. The music just does something to me, like an optimistic, uplifting sound. Well, you know how I’m fascinated by all things to do with space travel, time travel, stars, and planets. 🙂 The song was named after the first Communications Satellite, which was launched on July 10, 1962. The satellite was the first one to provide communications through television, telephones, and faxes, to be available to everyone. Just think of how we communicate around the world right now. If it wasn’t for these many satellites that orbit the Earth today, our communications ability would not be so advanced.

Here is the Wikipedia information about the Telstar Satellite. It is so interesting to read.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telstar

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“Telstar”, by the Tornados, was released as a single from the album, “Telstar – The Sounds of the Tornadoes”, in 1962. It is on the Decca (UK) and London (USA) labels, and was written by Joe Meek.

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This next one is quite a bit different, in that it features of all things, an old fashioned manual typewriter! It’s funny to watch. This is the musician/performer Liberace with his version.

“The Typewriter Song”, was written by Leroy Anderson, and first performed by the Boston Pops Orchestra in 1950.

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51 WEEKS/51 SONGS FROM THE PAST

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51 WEEKS/51 SONGS FROM THE PAST

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These two songs are just ones I like, because they are all about words, correct grammar, and punctuation. Being a writer, we all know these are important, and these songs present it in a fun way.

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“I Love You Period”, by Dan Baird, was released in 1992. It was on the album, “Love Songs for the Hearing Impaired”. It was written by Terry Randall Anderson. This was Dan Baird’s first solo album, after his stint with the Georgia Satellites.

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“Word Crimes”, by Weird Al Yankovic, was released in 2013, from the album, “Mandatory Fun”. It is on the RCA label, and was written by Pharrell Williams, Clifford Harris, Jr., Robin Thicke, Marvin Gaye, and Al Yankovic.

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51 WEEKS/51 SONGS FROM THE PAST

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51 Weeks: 51 Songs From The Past: Week 20: Cliff Richard & The Shadows – Summer Holiday

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Thanks, Hugh, for hosting this fun challenge.

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Here’s a couple of songs from the 90s. I don’t have any special memories about them, I just like them. I’ve only recently heard this first one, and the second one I heard when it first came out. They both have a Cajun flavor to the words and music, which really makes me want to dance…and I don’t dance! 🙂 Enjoy!

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“Adalida”, by George Strait, was from his album, “Lead On”, and released in 1994. It was written by Mike Geiger, Mike Huffman, and Woody Mullis.

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“Down at the Twist and Shout”, by Mary Chapin Carpenter, was released in 1991, from the album, “Shooting Straight in the Dark”. It was on the Columbia label, and was written by Mary Chapin Carpenter.

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