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bonnie bella

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Hi Cindy. 

GOLD - Fontella Bass. I had to look this lady up to see if this was her original name. It is, and I love it. It's a shame she didn't have more hits.




SILVER - Timberlake. Like Tom, this took a few plays to get the groove. It's slick and also cute. Timberlake has been around almost as long as I have, and I've always found his stuff pleasant. Cry Me a River, one of his earlier songs, was a standout for him, in my opinion. 




BRONZE - TBB. I actually like this song. Had no idea there was a video for it, so thank you for pointing it out. The world is indeed a richer place for it ... I think. Looks like he got the girl, and the cameos were excellent, particularly Bruce Johnston having raided the Baywatch wardrobe. I've got two more words to say about this whole ensemble: Bad Management.


TIN - Michael Jackson. And not initially because of recent disclosures. I've never been a fan and don't know this song. Playing it now could be best described as extremely bad timing. Uncomfortable. I'd prefer to go back and listen to Michael when he was young and full of hope and energy, and sadly likely hiding his own awful secrets. It's very sad.



Let's further cut off the oxygen, Darren. But seriously, after that experience, please let us know if you are alive.




And a spring song from down under, which I was reminded of listening to Timberlake.




Thanks for hosting, Cindy.


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Hello and wishing a nice sunday to everybody,

I don't know why, but the Beatles' Abbey Road album will always be a christmas record to me. Must be because it was my first self-acquired record ever, financed by some cash I just got as a Christmas present, at the age of 11 or so. I just needed to pound through the heavy melting snow early on Dec 27, 1975 or so, with much too light cloth, to get no matter what Beatles album from the nearest shopping mall. Imagine a boy with Buddy Holly glasses, dressed in a nightie in deepest winter, and purchasing the hippest record ever at that time (which I wasn't aware of).

Here's one of those christmas songs. Might appeal to spring for some of you.




... and another great spring song from our Maestro
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Hmmm .. found this round tough.  No real faves.

Gold: Rescue Me/Fontella Bass
Silver: Can't Stop The Feeling/Justin Timberlake
Bronze: Getcha Back/Beach Boys

Tin: PYT/Michael Jackson
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season 10 week 10..Put some spring in your step

                   1)Rescue ME...Best song of the week by a big margin

                   2)Getcha Back..at least they were back on the radio

                   3)Cant stop the feeling..its ok but doesnt do anything for me

                   4)Pretty young thing...ZZzzzzz


                                             good theme
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Darren J. Ray

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Thanks everyone for your concern. 

I survived Air Supply. 

I should get a tee shirt that says so. 

There's only one problem. 

I keep singing, "Girl, you're every woman in the world to me, you're my fantasy, you're my reality" to everyone. 

Tom, that clip you put up. Jim Steinman knew how to write a hit. We've discussed that clip before. Such strong dramatic acting from Graham Russell in it. And the girl in the clip who's about half his age. He ended up marrying her. Lucky sod. 

bonnie, your clip had me yearning for the Harry Nilsson. 

Little River Band and Air Supply - why did Americans take to their collective bosom Australia's dorkiest bands?



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GOLD
The man who is resonsible for so many kids' names in my neighbourhood, such as Justin Strahlmeier, Justin Bernhard Pannislowski, Justin Mueller-Bullerkotte. And so many Justin Balkensee imitations (which means as much as “timberlake“ in the white man's tongue) featured in The Voice Kids, The Voice Of Germany, DSDS and similar TV formats. They're all so cute. Now he even has his gold in BOTB. Nice catchy song.

SILVER
Jacko. Instrumentation reminds me a bit of “Somebody's Watching Me.“ He should have given this one to his chauffeur, and have SWM finalized for “Thriller“ instead.

BRONZE
Getcha Back. Not bad. But not bad's not good for a band with such talent. At least it gave Scott Bennett his “hey bonita muchacha, I need to know that I've gotcha“ idea.

TIN
I tried hard to like it. But after all I'm a bit too close to the J.T. generation.

Thank you Cindy, nice songs, nice week. Do you think our Down Under friends got the connection between April and spring ? To them, spring is more like this one:
/>And take good care of your uninjured hand.
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My blooming votes:

Gold: Getcha Back - Beach Boys - Loved this catchy song from the first time I heard it. All of the boys are in fine vocal form here.

Silver: Pretty Young Thing - Michael Jackson - Thriller was a killer album. Sold mega millions and all that cash enabled Michalel to buy the Beatles song catalog. Not too shabby.

Bronze: Rescue Me - Fontella Bass - Always thought this was Aretha Franklin.

Tin: Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake - Never been a big fan but do like his falsetto.

One of my faves from the boys.



Thanks Cindy!
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Do you think our Down Under friends got the connection between April and spring ?


LOL [biggrin]

Thanks for thinking of us, Cantina. 

I had thought of posting this song this week....



Much covered, the Roger Williams version went to #1 in the US in 1955. 

And here is the original, as sung by Yves Montand, and featured in the 1951 movie Paris is Always Paris, starring the lovely Helene Remy. Alas, I was born too late for her. 


 

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Yes, yes. Happy fall to those "under" the equator. Get your rakes out and start drinking apple cider - whatever variety.

We statesiders are just too wintered out that spring is such a relief.

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Thanks, Cantina, for recognising our upside-downness. We also live in the future, which is sometimes tricky. No, I don't know your lotto numbers.

Darren, glad you made it back, mate. 

Something cool that could be considered springish, with a touch of Brian Wilson. 





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Great song Darren!!!

There are many definitive versions of this beautiful song because it was recorded by so many great singers.

The first time I heard it was from the Everly Brothers. Lucky me.


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thanks.
made me shiver, this lot did.once the gold is out of the way.

gold: ''rescue.me'
- total classic.
doesn't falter over the decades.
thanks for reminding me of this and encouraging playing.

silver: 'getcha back'
- some days i really like this bit of candy floss.
other days i don't.
can't decide today,
but it still finds its way to reach above the other two.

bronze: 'pyt'
- by no means my favourite track on that album,
but when you crank up the bottom it sounds great.

tin: 'can't stop the feeling'
- did it ever really start?
there's something about j' s voice on this that isn't pleasant.
poppy, but not distinctive enough
and not great enough to shiver any timbers.

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paul g adsett

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not directly pertinent,
other than the diveo is set in a diner
and it's (british) friends if ours,
with a number from an album of their own songs,
duets in the grand old vein of
porter waggoner & dolly parton,
johnny cash & june carter,
george jones and tammy wynette...
here's michael weston king & lou dalgleish
as my darling clementine:

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G BB
S FB
B JT
T MJ

Quite a catchy week
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Cantina Margarita

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Originally Posted by paul g adsett
... the diveo is set in a diner ...

I prefer a video set in a döner bar

sorry paul but it's my culture
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