Mumbles … Musical

This is a prompt I can really enjoy.  As a matter of fact, I love musicals.  I remember as a kid seeing some of the lavish musical productions in movies that my mom would watch.  I always thought the ones with the synchronized swimmers were amazing.  I am blanking right now on who the star from those musicals was.  I keep thinking Esther…. We’ll come back to that.

Then about 5th or 6th grade Grease came out.  I LOVED that movie.  Saved up money and went to see it six times in the theaters!  My friend across the street had the soundtrack and we used to always sing along with it and wish we were Olivia Newton John.  My obsession just went on from there.

chords sheet on piano tiles
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I even passed it on to my daughter, watching musicals with her growing up.  Of course, all the wonderful music in the Disney movies was how it started.  When she was maybe 3 or 4, we got the stage production of Cats and she loved to dance and sing with it.  So, logically when the touring company came to town my husband and I took her to see it live.  She loved it.

We went on to Chicago, Rent, and Across the Universe.  We had high hopes the genre may be back when La La Land came out.  It did okay but was not a big hit.  Unfortunately, we also went to see the new film production of Cats.  I won’t say I hated it, but it was so much different from the stage production.  There was a nice addition of a tap dance number that wasn’t in the stage production, but it will probably not make it to my DVD shelves.

Now I have a couple of new DVDs from Christmas that are musicals. I think I need to start adding some of those classic ones to my list.  Now I must go listen to “The Tango Maureen” – bonus points if you know what musical that song is from.  Oh, and yes, it was Esther.  Esther Williams, I believe was the star of a lot of the swimming musicals.  ♫♪

 

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – musical

Weekly Song Challenge – Week 36

Here we are again with a new week of Laura’s song challenge.  I think we should just jump right in…

♪ Rules ♫

Copy rules and add to your own post, pinging back to Laura’s post.
Post music videos for your answers to the musical questions.
Tag two people to participate!

1 Post a song that is a satire of a hit song.

This is to get everyone ready for Halloween!

2 Post a song that you love by an artist that was not one of their biggest hits.

I went searching a bit for this one…

 

3 Post a song that was featured in a tv show or in a movie.

And last but not least…  who remembers this intro?

I hope you decide to join in and have a little musical fun!  Everyone is invited, consider yourself tagged.  Have a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Weekly Song Challenge – Round 34

It is once again time to dig up some amazing music to brighten the day with Laura’s Weekly Song Challenge.  This is Round 34… let’s just jump right in!

Rules …

  • Copy rules to your post
  • Pingback to original post
  • Post music videos for your answers to the musical questions
  • Tag two people (Invite everyone) to participate

1) Post and instrumental you adore.

 

2) Post a popular ballad that contains a woman’s name in the title.

 

3) Post a rock music video that has a violin or cello solo.

(this one is less a solo and all cello!  I wonder how many bows they go through during a concert?)

 

Now it is YOUR turn! 😎

Weekly Song Challenge – Numbers Game

 

Fandango has opened up this week’s song challenge to anyone who wants to do it… me, me, pick me!  So, I am going to give this a try.

The rules…

  • copy rules and add them to your own post
  • link your post back to Laura’s  post where it all started
  • post the three music videos
  • tag two people anyone who is interested to do the same

 

1. Post a video of a song by a band with a number in their name.

2. Post a song by a one-hit wonder.

(I must say I had never seen this video that I can recall.  Maybe this is why they were a one-hit wonder?)

3. Post a video of a song that has a number in lyrics and/or title.

(now this is maybe bending the rules a little, it is not a video per-say but this is one of my favorite songs… it was my first dance at my wedding)