-EVA SANTIAGO copyright 2012
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For today’s song I turn to the world of song parodies. I have been viewing some of the best talent in Youtube who do literal versions of songs from different decades. Here is a medley of several of Micheal Jackson‘s songs done in parody style. My kids and I laughed so hard watching it the other day. Get your MJ on and have a great day!!
What is the funniest song you have ever heard? I went to Youtube and after looking for a while, I had to go back to The Chicken Song. This is undoubtedly the funniest song on Youtube. When I need to perk up my day, I listen to this song. What I love about the singer is his passion for chicken.” I put nothin’ above my chicken,” he boldly declares. Now, that’s a love worth having! Lucky chicken
Every decade has its musical bombs. You know, that song that you just want to wish you were born deaf every time you hear it? I looked hard for a song that fits this description and I found, ” We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off” by Jermaine Stewart. The message of abstinence is great, the whole execution lacks in lyrics and musicality. Go ahead, take a listen and see if you agree with me that this song could possibly be the worst 80′s song.
I’m down to the final count down of this music challenge and it’s getting harder to pick songs because there are so many great tunes out there. Todays’s pick is a song that makes me think. Echo and the Bunnymen sing “The Game“. I heard of EATB when I was a sophomore in high school from a friend of mine Roxanne. She had the band’s name written all over her French I book cover; but I never bothered to listen to them. Recently I was watching music videos on TV and EATB was playing “Lips Like Sugar” and I was hooked!
Today’s song is one of my favorite Latin love ballads. Marco Antonio Solis sings “No Puedo Olvidarla”. I can sing this song all the way through and much to the dismay of my kids, I always sing it when we do karaoke nights. I laugh because they think the song is corny, so that makes me want to sing it even more.
I first heard of The Moody Blues when I was almost out of high school. Today’s song, ” Your Wildest Dreams”, is a song that reminds me of the good things in the past. I was able to see The Moody Blues in concert in Atlanta, GA at Chastain Park in my college days. When they played this song, I thought it was the best part of the concert.
Here is a song that reminds me what a great blessing children are. Rod Stewart‘s “Forever Young” is the kind of song that causes me to pause and reflect on what a privilege and an honor it is to have been given the chance to be a parent. When my kids were younger I would play this song as I would sit back and observe them at play. Now that they’re older I play this song and I remind myself to never stop telling them how much I love and appreciate them.