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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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SONG LYRIC SUNDAY

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SONG LYRIC SUNDAY

Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 7/30/17

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To join in this fun challenge, and see other entries, just click the above link for details.

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Today’s Song Lyric Sunday, Helen has asked us to find songs with color! This was easy, right? Wrong…there are so many songs with color in the titles and lyrics, it’s mind-boggling. Within a few minutes I’d thought of and wrote down around 30, without even looking for any! Now, I had to choose one, or two, like I do, and I liked all of them. Anyway, here’s my picks for today. Enjoy!

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“Blue Navy Blue”, by Diane Renay, was released in 1964, from the album of the same name. It was written by Bob Crewe, Bud Rehak, and Eddie Rambeau, and is on the 20th Century Fox Records label.

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Blue, navy blue
I’m as blue as I can be
‘Cause my steady boy said, “Ship ahoy”
And joined the Navy

He said he wanted to settle down
And let me be his girl
But first he had to do a little travelin’ around
And see the whole wide world

That’s why I’m blue, navy blue
I’m as blue as I can be
‘Cause my steady boy said, “Ship ahoy”
And joined the Navy

I got a letter yesterday from Tokyo
And a souvenir
A walky-talky wind-up little China doll
That says, “Wish you were here”

Blue, navy blue
I’m as blue as I can be
‘Cause my steady boy said, “Ship ahoy”
And joined the Navy

He’s comin’ home to see me on a weekend pass
A forty-eight hour day-ate
That boat he’s sailin’ on just better get here fast
‘Cause I can hardly wait

Till then I’m blue, navy blue
I’m as blue as I can be
‘Cause my steady boy said, “Ship ahoy”
And joined the Navy

Blue, navy blue
I’m as blue as I can be
‘Cause my steady boy said, “Ship ahoy”
And joined the Navy

He said he wanted to settle down
And let me be his girl
But first he had to do a little travelin’ around
And see the whole wide world

That’s why I’m blue, navy blue
I’m as blue as I can be
‘Cause my steady boy said, “Ship ahoy”
And joined the Navy

I got a letter yesterday from Tokyo
And a souvenir
A walky-talky wind-up little China doll
That says, “Wish you were here”

Blue, navy blue
I’m as blue as I can be
‘Cause my steady boy said, “Ship ahoy”
And joined the Navy

He’s comin’ home to see me on a weekend pass
A forty-eight hour day-ate
That boat he’s sailin’ on just better get here fast
‘Cause I can hardly wait

Till then I’m blue, navy blue
I’m as blue as I can be
‘Cause my steady boy said, “Ship ahoy”
And joined the Navy

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Lyrics found on SongLyrics.com

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“Green Tambourine”, by the Lemon Pipers, was released in 1967, from the album of the same name. It was written by Paul Leka, and Shelly Pinz, and is on the Buddah label.

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Drop your silver in my tambourine
Help a poor man fill his pretty dream
Give me pennies I’ll take anything
Now listen while I play
My green tambourine

Watch the jingle jangle start to chime
Reflections of the music that is mine
When you drop a coin you’ll hear it sing
Now listen while I play
My green tambourine

Drop a dime before I walk away
Any song you want I’ll gladly play
Money feeds my music machine
Now listen while I play
My green tambourine
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Lyrics found on elyrics.net

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FRIENDSHIP – for SONG LYRIC SUNDAY

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FRIENDSHIP – for SONG LYRIC SUNDAY

Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 7/22/17

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This week we are finding songs about friendship. To join in, and see other entries, just click the above link.

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“You’re My Best Friend”, by Queen, was released in 1976, from the album, “A Night at the Opera”. It was written by John Deacon, and is on the EMI-Electra label.

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Ooh, you make me live

Whatever this world can give to me
It’s you, you’re all I see
Ooh, you make me live now honey
Ooh, you make me live
Oh, you’re the best friend
That I ever had
I’ve been with you such a long time
You’re my sunshine
And I want you to know
That my feelings are true
I really love you
(Ooh) Oh, you’re my best friend
Ooh, you make me live
Ooh, I’ve been wandering round
But I still come back to you
(still come back to you)
In rain or shine
You’ve stood by me girl
I’m happy at home (happy at home)
You’re my best friend
Ooh, you make me live
Whenever this world is cruel to me
I got you, to help me forgive – oo oo ooh
Ooh, you make me live now honey
Ooh, you make me live
Oh, you’re the first one
When things turn out bad
You know I’ll never be lonely
You’re my only one
And I love the thing
I really love the things that you do
Oh, you’re my best friend
Oh, ooh, you make me live
I’m happy (happy at home)
You’re my best friend
Oh, oh, you’re my best friend
Ooh, you make me live
Oo oo ooh
You, you’re my best friend

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Lyrics found on SongLyrics

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“Friendship”, by Cole Porter, was a highlight song, featured in the 1939 Broadway musical, “Du Barry Was a Lady”.  Music and lyrics are by Cole Porter. The musical was later made into a Technicolor film, in 1943.

This clip is from the “I Love Lucy” television show, where Lucy and Ethel are performing the song. Do you remember this episode? It seems that both ladies wore the same dress to a performance, and were very annoyed with each other, so they started ripping pieces off each other’s dresses. 🙂

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Lyrics to Friendship

If you’re ever in a jam, here I am.
If you’re ever in a mess, S.O.S.
If you’re so happy, you land in jail. I’m your bail.

It’s friendship, friendship, just a perfect blendship.
When other friendships are soon forgot, ours will still be hot.
Da da da da da da dig dig dig.
If you’re ever down a well, ring my bell.
If you’re ever up a tree, just phone to me.
If you ever loose your teeth when you’re out to dine, borrow mine.
It’s friendship, friendship, just a perfect blendship.
When other friendships are soon forgeet, ours will still be great.
Loddle doddle chuck chuck chaa.
If they ever black you’re eyes, put me wise.
If they ever cook your goose, turn me loose.
And if they ever put a bullet through your brain, Ill complain.
It’s friendship, friendship, just a perfect blendship.
When other friendships are soon forgit, ours will still be it.
Ah loddle doddle hip hap hap.
If you ever loose your mind, I’ll be kind.
And if you ever loose your shirt, I’ll be hurt.
If you’re ever in a mill and get sawed in half, I won’t laugh.
It’s friendship, friendship, just a perfect blendship.
When other friendships are are up the crick, ours will still be slick.
Ah loddle doddle woof woof woof, hep hep hep, chopp chop chop, dig dig dig.
Good evening friends.
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Lyrics found on Lyric Mania
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SONG LYRICS SUNDAY – DUETS

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SONG LYRIC SUNDAY – DUETS

Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 7/16/17

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This week for Song Lyric Sunday, we were asked to find some duets. To join in the challenge, and see other entries, just click the above link for details.

Thanks, Helen, for another interesting prompt. 🙂

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These two songs are a couple of my favorites. We all like them here, and tend to sing along when we hear them, really belting them out! So  much fun!

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“Islands in the Stream”, by Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton, was released in 1983. The album is, “Eyes that See in the Dark”, and is on the RCA Records label. It was written by Bary, Robin, & Maurice Gibb.

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Baby when I met you there was peace unknown
I set out to get you with a fine tooth comb
I was soft inside
There was something going on
You do something to me that I can’t explain
Hold me closer and I feel no pain
And every beat of my heart
We got something going on
Tender love is blind
It requires a dedication
All this love we feel needs no conversation
We ride it together, ah ha
From one love to another, ah ha

Islands in the stream
That is what we are
No one in between
How can we be wrong
Sail away with me
To another world
And we rely on each other, ah ha
From one lover to another, ah ha

I can’t live without you if the love was gone
Everything is nothing when you got no one
And you walk in the night
Slowly losing sight of the real thing
But that won’t happen to us and we got no doubt
Too deep in love and we got no way out
And the message is clear
This could be the year for the real thing
No more will you cry
Baby I will hurt you never
We start and end as one
In love forever
We can ride it together, ah ha
From love to another, ah ha

Islands in the stream
That is what we are
No one in between
How can we be wrong
Sail away with me
To another world
And we rely on each other, ah ha
From one lover to another, ah ha

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“Meet Me in Montana”, by Dan Seals & Marie Osmond, was released in 1985. The albums were, “Won’t Be Blue Any More”, (Seals), and “There’s No Stopping Your Heart”, (Osmond), and is on the Capitol and Curb labels. It was written by Paul Davis.

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Wrote my whole life down in an old book,
Songs about you and me.
Been singing to every soul in Tennessee.
Nobody seems to listen,
No one ever smiles the way that you do.
So I guess you never hear me on the radio,
And I’d give up this crazy dream of mine to hold you once more.

Won’t you meet me in Montana.
I want to see the mountains in your eyes.
Woah, woah, I had all of this life I can handle.
Meet me underneath that big Montana sky.

I left home for Hollywood.
Lookin’ for a part to play.
Well you always said I had such a pretty face.
But, I guess I’m not that pretty,
‘Cause no one looks at me the way you do.
Well you’ll always be a movie star to me.
Darlin’ now I guess it’s time that I let go of that dream.

Won’t you meet me in Montana
I want to see the mountains your eyes.
Woah, Woah I had all of this life I can handle
Meet me underneath that big Montana sky.

Well were stuck here in these hills that they call mountains.
Darlin’ back home in your arms is right where I want to be.
Won’t you meet me in Montana
I want to see the mountains your eyes.
Woah, Woah I had all of this life I can handle
Meet me underneath that big Montana sky.

In Montana.
I want to see the mountains in your eyes.
Woah, woah, I had all of this life that I can handle.
Meet me underneath that big Montana sky.

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All lyrics were found on Metro Lyrics
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FAVORITE INSTRUMENT – 51 WEEKS/51 SONGS FROM THE PAST

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FAVORITE INSTRUMENT – 51 WEEKS/51 SONGS FROM THE PAST

51 Weeks: 51 Songs From The Past: Week 28: Jess Glynne – Hold My Hand

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Thanks for the challenge, Hugh. Always a pleasure to take part! 🙂

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This week for the challenge, we have a sort of guessing game! Fun!

Hugh has asked us to post a song with our favorite instrument featured in it. (We had to guess what his was from the song he posted)

Now, it’s your turn! From these two videos, what do you think my favorite instrument is? I may have mentioned it in some post or other. When I was in Jr. High School, I saved up enough money to buy one of my own!

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“Come As You Are”, by Nirvana, was released in 1992, from the album, “Nevermind”. It is on the DGC label, and was written by Kurt Cobain.

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“Sunshine of Your Love,” by Cream, was released in 1967, from the album, “Disraeli Gears. It is on the Reaction label, and was written by Eric Clapton, Pete Brown, and Jack Bruce.

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51 WEEKS/51 SONGS FROM THE PAST – SEQUELS

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51 WEEKS/51 SONGS FROM the PAST – SEQUELS

51 Weeks: 51 Songs From The Past: Week 27: Petula Clark – Downtown

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Thanks, Hugh, for providing the interesting prompts for this challenge.

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We were asked about songs with sequels. At first I was thinking about cover versions of the same songs, by different artists. Then, I thought about the word sequel. It seemed to me to mean a song that was a continuing part of the first song…an answer, or reply to the first one.

I did have to look up some, before I found these, but they fit the definition, as I see it. Do you agree?

I hope you enjoy listening to these songs by Buddy Holly. He is our famous hometown singer, who passed away much too soon.

It has been said that these songs were one of the first of the sequel kind in the rock era of music.

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“Peggy Sue”, by Buddy Holly, was released in 1957. It was written by Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, and Norman Petty. It was from the album, “Buddy Holly”, and is on the Coral label.

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It seems (from the Wikipedia article), that Buddy Holly had recorded his vocals to this sequel song in December of 1958. He then died in a plane crash in February of 1959. This song was later released, in July of 1959.

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“Peggy Sue Got Married”, by Buddy Holly, was written by Buddy Holly, and released in 1959, as a single from the album, “The Buddy Holly Story Vol. 2”. It is on the Coral 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 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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SONG LYRIC SUNDAY

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SONG LYRIC SUNDAY

Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 6/25/17

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Today the prompt for Song Lyric Sunday is to find songs with ‘sounds’ in the title or lyrics. To join in the challenge, just click the above link. You can also see other entries.

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I’ve chosen two songs to feature today, because why not? They are two completely different themes, yet both have sounds in their titles.

This first one is  sung by Haley Mills. You probably remember her from her roles in movies and television. I’ve always enjoyed them.

“Ching Ching and a Ding Ding Ding”, by Haley Mills, was released in 1962. It was written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, and is on the Buena Vista label.

The song seems to be about about a girl having a crush on a guy, while in high school. Sounds all innocent and sweet, if a little cheesy. I like the song, though, and even have the actual 45 record!

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Ding Ding Ding

Ching ching, and a ding ding ding
Ching ching, and a ding ding ding
Ching ching, and a ding ding ding

I know a fellow just as cute as can be
Ching ching, and a ding ding ding
I really think that he’s the boy for me
Ching ching, and a ding ding ding
He takes me to dances and he sure knows how
He’s a real humdinger and a triple wow
Ching ching, and a ding ding ding
Ching ching, and a ding ding ding
Ching ching, and a ding ding ding

We go together but when we are alone
Ching ching, and a ding ding ding
We’re always talking on the telephone
Ching ching, and a ding ding ding
We went to the cinema and as I planned
The plot got exciting and he held my hand
Ching ching

Oo-oo-oo, when we twist yeah yeah
(yeah yeah yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah)
Oo-oo-oo, it’s just the swingingest
(yeah yeah)
You’re my style, crocodile

If I had the pick of all the boys in town
Ching ching, and a ding ding ding
I’d pick him up and put the others down
Ching ching, and a ding ding ding
On a string I wear his high school ring
I’m his queen and he’s my everything
Ching ching, and a ding ding ding
Ching ching

INTERLUDE

You’re my style, crocodile
If I had the pick of all the boys in town
Ching ching, and a ding ding ding
I’d pick him up and put the others down
Ching ching, and a ding ding ding
On a string I wear his high-school ring
I’m his queen and he’s my everything
Ching ching, and a ding ding ding

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This next song is, shall we say, a bit more mature in it’s theme suggestions. I like it, too.

“(Get It On) Bang a Gong”, by T-rex, was released as a single from the album, “Electric Warrior”, in 1971. It was written by Marc Bolen, and is on the Fly (UK) and Reprise (U.S.) labels.

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Well you’re dirty and sweet, clad in black
Don’t look back and I love you
You’re dirty and sweet, oh yeah
Well you’re slim and you’re weak
You’ve got the teeth of a hydra upon you
You’re dirty sweet and you’re my girl

Get it on, bang the gong, get it on
Get it on, bang the gong, get it on

You’re built like a car,
You’ve got a hub cap diamond star halo
You’re built like a car, oh yeah
You’re an untamed youth that’s the truth
With your cloak full of eagles
You’re dirty sweet and you’re my girl

Get it on, bang the gong, get it on
Get it on, bang the gong, get it on

You’re windy and wild,
You’ve got the blues in your shoes and your stockings
You’re windy and wild, oh yeah
You’re built like a car,
You’ve got a hub cap diamond star halo
You’re dirty sweet and you’re my girl

Get it on, bang the gong, get it on
Get it on, bang the gong, get it on

You’re dirty and sweet,
Clad in black, don’t look back and I love you
You’re dirty and sweet, oh yeah
You dance when you walk so let’s dance,
Take a chance, understand me
You’re dirty sweet and you’re my girl

Get it on, bang the gong, get it on
Get it on, bang the gong, get it on

Get it on, bang the gong, get it on
Get it on

Get it on, bang the gong, get it on
Get it on, bang the gong, get it on

Get it on, bang the gong, get it on
Get it on, bang the gong, get it on

Take me
For a meanwhile I’m still thinking

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51 WEEKS/51 SONGS FROM the PAST

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51 WEEKS/51 SONGS FROM the PAST

https://hughsviewsandnews.com/2017/06/06/51-weeks-51-songs-from-the-past-week-23-sarah-washington-i-will-always-love-you/

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Here are a couple of songs from the group, America. I really like both these, but especially the first one. It’s one I can actually play a little bit on my guitar. Back when it first came out we were in Germany, and I remember listening to it and then writing a made up story about it. I have it around here somewhere. 🙂

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“A Horse With No Name”, by America was released in 1971, as a single from their album, “America”. It is on the Warner Bros. label, and was written by Dewey Bunnell.

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“Sister Golden Hair”, by America, was released in 1975, from their album, “Hearts”. It is on the Warner Bros. label, and was written by Gerry Beckley.

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51 WEEKS/51 SONGS FROM THE PAST

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51 WEEKS/51 SONGS FROM THE PAST

https://hughsviewsandnews.com/2017/05/30/51-weeks-51-songs-from-the-past-week-22-divine-walk-like-a-man/

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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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