Wednesday, September 21

Let's Sing Together!



So every once in a while I post about a few of my favorite things (insert Julie Andrews and those little hooligans dressed up in old curtains, singing loudly here)...and since today I have music on my mind, it's a musical favorite things post -- one that I hope y'all have fun with, too, because it's filled with earworms. Don't worry, we're not going to the bad side of the earworm, these are the songs you just can't not sing along with...and if they get stuck awhile, it's okay.

Written primarily because I've had the Mamma Mia soundtrack stuck in my head for...oh, the past 48 hours. No reason. Haven't watched the movie or listened to the soundtrack in ages. It's just there. In my head like the earworm it is. Dancing Queen is fading into Money, Money, Money as I write this. And, being the kind soul I am, I'm sharing. bwahahahaha! So here are a few of my favorite songs:

3. (and not just because it's in my head right now) Honey Honey ~ Mamma Mia: I was too young to get ABBA the first time around, so in my head, this isn't a cover...and neither is the original. I love 'em both equally, but I have to admit the movie version is the one I hear most often in my head. What I like about this song is the end, when she is standing on the balcony and her voice gets softer...and you know, she's not thinking about a love affair. What she wants is to put a face to a person who has been missing from her life for a long time. Play the clip below, you know you want to:



2. Magic ~ The Cars: This is probably one of my favorite 80s songs...although, again, too young to remember it the first time around. It doesn't hurt that RadioMan is a HUGE Cars fan, but there is just something fun and young and summery about this song. So when winter days get too long or work gets a little boring, I crank up this song and things immediately start to look better.

1. Whenever, Wherever ~ Shakira: Okay, you guys got me. I'm a pop girl. If I'm not listening to country, it's pop, and I'm good with that. I love the beat of this one - my feet start tapping and pretty soon I'm be-bopping around the house. I just can't sit still when Shakira comes on...and here's your clip:





There you have it: 3 of my favorite earworms...now, spill, which songs always make you get up and dance (and sing along with that hairbrush-microphone), even if they do get stuck in your head...for just a little while?

6 comments:

  1. "Footloose." Even with two left feet and a voice to match, this song grabs me every time. Oh, and if you're a 60s kid "The Twist."

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    1. oh, I love Footloose - that one makes me dance, too! :D Thanks for playing along, Liz.

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  2. Oh,man, now Dancing Queen is stuck in my head--thanks a bunch, Kristi! Loved musicals and I'm a little sheepish to admit this but I can pretty much sing any song from any musical produced between 1945 and 1976. Yes, my mom was totally a musical freak and we didn't have a TV until I was a teen, so we listened to soundtracks on the hi-fi (that's a stereo that was a piece of furniture and played vinyl LPs for you kids). So musical earworms are a daily part of my life and always have been. ;-)

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    1. *bows* ...and my work here is done! lolol

      I love musicals - and so does RadioMan!

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  3. Sadly, I am old enough to remember Abba in their hay-day. Have you ever seen the live musical performance of "Momma Mia"? It came to town before it was a movie, and though I didn't have high hopes (Really? A musical of all Abba tunes?), I loved it! Still do. Thanks for the earworm, Kristi.

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    1. I haven't seen it, but I so want to! The movie is one of our favorites.

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