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Female Appreciation Month

For a while, I really struggled to think of songs that I like by female artists and then I had a break through…one of thos dam breaking kind of breakthroughs where it started off as a trickle when I suddenly remembered that I liked one song, and then another, and another and oh wait I *love* this song, and *that* one, and didn’t this girl band cover *that* song, and then one of them went solo and did that one I *really* liked and so on….

So I have been wading through more youtube listening to some of the stuff I like. A lot of it is really predictable and commercial – I tend to pick most of my stuff off the main radio stations that aim at me as a demographic.

However, the song I can’t believe I didn’t think of before when I was struggling for favourites was this one:

This is it! This is OUR song. Now it’s not like we were at a disco and this song came on as our eyes locked across a crowded room…However, it did come out when Tusk and I were first going out together and it became *ours*, as these things do from time to time. It was one of our wedding songs. It gets played relatively regularly, and if we hear it on the radio it gets turned right up. It has been covered by Atomic Kitten with a meh version, and by Human Nature who did a really good job of it, but I still love this version.

Add a comment July 27, 2009

Female Appreciation Month

For a while, I really struggled to think of songs that I like by female artists and then I had a break through…one of thos dam breaking kind of breakthroughs where it started off as a trickle when I suddenly remembered that I liked one song, and then another, and another and oh wait I *love* this song, and *that* one, and didn’t this girl band cover *that* song, and then one of them went solo and did that one I *really* liked and so on….

So I have been wading through more youtube listening to some of the stuff I like. A lot of it is really predictable and commercial – I tend to pick most of my stuff off the main radio stations that aim at me as a demographic.

However, the song I can’t believe I didn’t think of before when I was struggling for favourites was this one:

This is it! This is OUR song. Now it’s not like we were at a disco and this song came on as our eyes locked across a crowded room…However, it did come out when Tusk and I were first going out together and it became *ours*, as these things do from time to time. It was one of our wedding songs. It gets played relatively regularly, and if we hear it on the radio it gets turned right up. It has been covered by Atomic Kitten with a meh version, and by Human Nature who did a really good job of it, but I still love this version.

Add a comment July 27, 2009

Dad Songs…

So back thataway <<—- I mentioned introducing my parents to Youtube over the last couple of days. It's meant the rediscovery of a lot of old favourites from when I was growing up. Dad especially used to sing, typical "Dad songs" – Clementine, The Thing, She'll be Coming 'Round the Mountain etc….

And then I found this little gem. Dad would sing this and I love it. I also love Val Doonican. I had a crush on him when I was about …8… o_0 And the little clip that has been made for this just suited it beautifully 🙂

3 comments July 22, 2009

My contribution to Female Appreciation Month…

I wasn’t going to contribute to girliejones‘s FAM. Mainly because, musically, I am very challenged. I have a real variety of music I like, but I tend to like songs, or versions of songs, as opposed to particular artists. I don’t put a CD on and just listen to it, because I get sick of it after a couple of songs.

Also, for some reason, the majority of my favourite songs are by male artists.

However, I have spent the last couple of days introducing my parents to the joy that is youtube and this has resulted in me playing lots of the golden oldies and rediscovering an old favourite of mine.

So now I give you…The Andrews Sisters!

Growing up, I always loved these girls. “Chatanooga Choo Choo” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B” were favourites. (I also thought they sang “Tan shoes and Pink Shoelaces” but it turns out that was Dodie Stevens.) Although I didn’t get the gist of the words to “Rum and Coca Cola ” when I was little.

I loved this one:

And I never realised quite how much “Candyman” was like BWBBoCB…

ETA: Hmm…Not sure if these are showing up for anyone, coz I don’t think I have ever embedded a video before, but fingers crossed.
ETA: Oops – post was flocked…have opened it up now.

Add a comment July 22, 2009

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