Okay. I got married 40 years ago, I’m still married, and I have no plans to get married again. So when it comes to choosing “a song [I’d] love to be played at [my] wedding,” let’s go tongue-in-cheek with a song that no woman I know would love to be played at her wedding, Neil Diamond’s “Solitary Man.”
Just one song from the 70s? Impossible. Can’t be done. There were way, way too many great songs from that decade.
But okay, if I have to, I’m going with the song from which I got my blogger name, Fandango. Can you guess what song it is? Well, you don’t need to guess because here it is, straight out of 1975. Party on Garth. Party on Wayne.
I missed yesterday’s song post because, well, I missed it. But that’s okay because I didn’t start doing this 30-Day Song Challenge thing until Day 5, so I also missed the first four days.
So for Day 12 we’re supposed to pick “a song from our preteen years.” Wow, I’m going to need to borrow Sherman and Mr. Peabody’s Wayback Machine and set it to 1958 for this challenge. After all, I’m an old fart, and for many of you, my preteen years are what you might consider to be prehistoric years.
But Ooh Eeh Ooh Ah A-Ah, Ting, Tang, Walla Walla Bing Bang, back in 1958, David Seville and the Chipmunks came out with this classic, “The Witch Doctor,” a song beloved by most prehistoric preteens.
Today we are supposed to write about “a song that makes you sad.”
When I was younger, I used to be sad when the weekend ended and it was Monday and I had to go back to work. And since today is Monday, I must be sad, right?
Not really. But still, those are the reasons — it’s Monday and Mondays sometimes make people sad — that I chose “Monday, Monday” by The Mamas & The Papas.
Of course, now I’m retired and Monday is pretty much like every other day. But as the song says,
Every other day, every other day
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah
But whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes
A-you can find me cryin’ all of the time
Actually, that’s not true. You can’t really find me crying all of the time whenever Monday comes. I cry at sad movies and every time I think about Donald Trump, but that’s a story for another day. Maybe Tuesday, Tuesday.
For Day 9 of the 30-Day Song Challenge, we are asked to name “a song that makes you happy.” And so, without hurting my head by giving it too much thought, I’m going with the 1988 mega hit song by musician Bobby McFerrin, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.”
I mean seriously, how can you not be happy after hearing that song?