Substitute Music Teacher

Don’t be confused. I’m not Jim Adams. I’m Fandango. Jim is taking a vacation to visit family in North Carolina over the next two weeks and I’m sure that Jim will have some interesting stories to tell when he returns. But in the meantime, Jim has asked me to pinch hit for him for his Song Lyric Sunday challenge. And here I am.

Last week’s Song Lyric Sunday theme was songs that are Hidden Gems, which are great songs that missed the top of the charts. The theme was suggested by Amy (aka E.M. Kingston). This week’s theme, also suggested by Amy, is One-Hit Wonders, where an artist or a group had a song that reached the top without any follow-up successes. Jim asked me to point out that it doesn’t have to be a group or an artist that only had one hit. It can also be thought of as a song that you only remember that group or artist having recorded.

Jim suggests that you try to find a song that fits the theme and then write your post about that song. Share your music with others and post a video, post the song’s lyrics, try do some research, and let everyone know something about the song that you post. Tell everyone why you like the song, whether it was a hit, or what you think the song is about.

Once you’ve written you post, create a pingback, or you can just place your link in the comments section. Try to take some time to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this music challenge, and even better, read as many of them as you are able to as you will probably find many enjoyable songs and it is quite possibly that you will learn a thing or two. Let’s all listen to our favorite songs and explore some new music.

Jim encourages us to:
• Try to use the prompt words or at least conform to a general theme, as you see it. If the song you select does not meet the criteria, then please explain why you chose this song.
• Please include the name(s) of the songwriter(s), as it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due. It would also be a good idea to give credit to the singer and the band associated with your song.
• Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be, but please try not to include too many videos as that just makes it take longer to look at all of the other posts.
• Link to the YouTube video, or you can pull it into your post, so others can listen to the song.
• Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
• Feel free to suggest future prompts.
• Have fun and enjoy the music.

The upcoming Song Lyric Sunday challenges will be:

July 10, 2022 – Songs that were turned down by recording artists that went on to become big hits
July 17, 2022 – Songs that hit the top of the charts
July 24, 2022 – Feature a song by a group or an artist that surprisingly never reached #1 on the charts – This idea was taken from UK #1s blog, The UK Number Ones Blog
July 31, 2022 – Illness, Injury, Scars suggested by Angie of King Ben’s Grandma

28 thoughts on “Substitute Music Teacher

  1. Lauren July 2, 2022 / 9:37 pm

    Nice of you to step in to help. You’re a good man Charlie Brown.

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  2. willowdot21 July 3, 2022 / 1:59 am

    Yes indeed thank you for carrying the torch for a fortnight 💜💜

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  3. Clive July 3, 2022 / 3:05 am

    Thanks for taking on the mantle while Jim enjoys a well deserved break. My contribution has been linked to this post 😊

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    • Fandango July 3, 2022 / 5:07 pm

      I saw it. Great pick and thanks for linking back.

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  4. Marleen July 3, 2022 / 9:13 am

    If I remember correctly, “all I wanna do” (Sheryl Crowe) is one of these.

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    • Marleen July 3, 2022 / 9:46 pm

      Oops. I was answering the first “upcoming” question.

      Here’s a one-hit wonder song that I like.

      Spirit in the Sky — Norman Greenbaum

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      • Fandango July 3, 2022 / 9:54 pm

        I always thought this was a strange song.


        • Marleen July 3, 2022 / 9:57 pm

          For sure. I like the sound, but I wanted to expound a bit on some parallels I feel it has to some other songs. I couldn’t get it together, today.

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        • Marleen July 3, 2022 / 10:20 pm

          Here is something I consider to be a time-forward take on a similar idea.

          I’m on my way I’m making it, huh!
          I’ve got to make it show yeah, hey!
          So much larger than life

          Hey hey hey heyyyyyyy

          The place where I come from is a small town
          They think so small, they use small words

          But not me, I’m smarter than that,

          I worked it out
          I’ll be stretching my mouth to let those big words come right out
          I’ve had enough, I’m getting out
          to the city, the big big city
          I’ll be a big noise with all the big boys, so much stuff I will own
          And I will pray to a big god, as I kneel in the big church

          Big time, I’m on my way I’m making it, big time, oh yes
          Big time, I’ve got to make it show yeah, big time
          Big time, so much larger than life

          Ho ohh ohh, oh oh, ho ohh ohh, oh ohhh

          My parties have all the big names and I greet them with the widest smile

          Tell them how my life is one big adventure
          and always they’re amazed when I show them ’round my house to my bed
          I had it made like a mountain range with a snow white pillow for my big fat head
          And my heaven will be a big heaven, and I will walk through the front door

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  5. Carol anne August 27, 2022 / 9:12 am

    It was nice of you to host while Jim took a vacation Fandango! ❤

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