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Cindy Hood

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... and a little romancin', too.  It's the middle of August and the most popular month for vacationing here in the US.  We're on the last leg of summer vacation before the kids head back to school, so get your dancin' shoes on, get happy and celebrate!  The 4 songs I've selected are videos that show dancing outdoors and here they are:

1.  Kokomo by the Beach Boys.  This one was the Boys' #1 hit from 1988.  They all look so doggone happy in this video!  Could it be that it's because this record was a #1 hit, or was it because of all the pretty girls swaying to the music in bikini's?



2.  Say Hey!  I Love You by Michael Franti and Spearhead.  This one was popular here about 6 - 7 years ago and I instantly fell in love with it.  There's a funny story about this which I'll tell you about a little later.




The video pic didn't show up on this one, so here's the link and should work for most people.
https://www.vevo.com/watch/michael-franti-and-spearhead/say-hey-(i-love-you)/USUV70902185

3.  You're The One That I Want - John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.  This one is probably the most popular song from the 1978 hit movie, Grease.  It's still played daily on our local radio station.




4.  Happy by Pharrell Williams.  A more recent hit song and the title is spot on - I just can't help but be happy with this toe tappin' song and watching all those people in the video dancing to their own beat. 




Hope these contestants make your Monday morning HAPPY!




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Here's another great toe tappin' song.  

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Gold...Michael Franti and Spearhead.  I like Michael a LOT. Smart fella.  FUN music.  Interesting 'take' on life.  Why?  Because he has REAL vision.

Sliver.  That's right sliver.  Part of the song I like.  Part of it is just 'do it again'...yet again.  Carl saves it from being a disaster though.  And 'they' wouldn't let Brian participate?  For that reason alone it can't be a golden finish for Ko-Komatose at THIS SPECIFIC website.

Bronze.  Happy...fine.  But I'm EVER-SO tired of it.  AND...isn't Pharrell a bit of a plagiarizer?  I think so.

DEAD last.  Never liked Olivia Neutron Bomb or John Revolting.  NOT the "1" that ***I*** want.
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Donna Reed had the right idea....



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Donna Reed had the right idea....




I couldn't agree more.

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Cindy Hood

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Lee, Brian had said in an interview that they called him the morning of the recording and asked him to come along.  He had other commitments that day and couldn't participate.  "Oh no, not KOKOMO!" he said as if disappointed that he wasn't getting to be involved in it. 
YTOTIW is played every day here on my fave radio station.  It was great when the movie first came out and for a little while afterwards.  It does get tiresome, but I gotta admit that I love John Travolta's strut!  
As for Happy, it does make me happy to watch the video.  I am surprised that Barack Obama didn't have a little jig in this.  Word is that he loves music, singing and dancing.  Supposedly. 
Thanks for your votes!

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Two of these are new to me (I don't get out much).

Gold -- Pharrell Williams

Silver -- Michael Franti & Spearhead

Bronze -- The Beach Boys

Tin -- John & Olivia 


The B-52s, "Dance This Mess Around" and "Dancing Now" (the latter has a segment from Bob Fosse's Sweet Charity)




Thanks, Cindy! I'm now happy.

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Looks like Donna Reed had something in common with Giovanni Jones, the opera tenor in one of my absolute favourite Bugs Bunny shorts:



Must've been pretty nimble fingered and double jointed to reach all the way through the horn and pull Bugs out...he had skills! [cool]

Be forewarned, Cindy, I'm a bit of a "music hater" with a couple of your choices. I'll cast it later...

EDIT: Hey! Just realized something kinda on-topic....doesn't Giovanni's home look similar to Brian's mid-60s pad, as per "Love and Mercy" at least? 
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what a gosh darn hard contest.

okay, I'll do my best.

1) Michael Franti & Spearhead "Say Hey, I Love You"

2) 'Happy' by Pharrell

(kids just dragged me to see 'Despicable Me III' and ...I can't help it, I just think Pharrell is so chronically mediocre).  and what's with the ...is it a forest ranger hat?   Liked 'Beautiful...I just want you to know, you're my favorite girl'.   But you know, even that one is just part of a song.  That's his skill: he writes little parts of songs.  They are called "hooks" between rapping parts.  When he has a full song to himself, he's really dull. 

3. 'Kokomo' by John Phillips.   I never saw the movie, but I heard it was terrible.  It featured a famous scientologist

4.  I DID see 'Grease' which was a broadway show making fun of rock and roll, I think. I know, like 'Despicable Me III' it did not completely suq.  So, #4, is 'You're the One that I Want' by Olivia Newton John and another famous scientologist

Movie of the summer?  "Wonder Woman".  Easily.

worst ?  these are the movies I see, people, the Lego Batman preaches self-acceptance and hugging his enemy movie, and 'Boss Baby'.
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I'm going to fess up and admit that I like "The One That I Want".  I first saw Grease as a very impressionable little kid and thought Sandy - apart from her unfortunate taste in greasy boy-men with clefts in their chins - was so cool.

"You're a fake and a phoney and I wish I'd never laid eyes on you!"  My favourite line.



"Hopelessly Devoted to You".  (Ahh, that movie sure made a five-year-old girl pretty happy.)


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These are not, not, not the same.

The Beach Boys, "Dance, Dance, Dance"


65daysofstatic ("an instrumental experimental rock band from Sheffield, England"), "Dance, Dance, Dance"


Lykke Li, "Dance, Dance, Dance"


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Cindy, I'm backing up Larry's votes (they were my own anyway).

Gold -- Pharrell Williams - it's just too perfect and happy, after all.

Silver -- Michael Franti & Spearhead - always liked it - also happy.

Bronze -- The Beach Boys - only like Carl in it. Somewhat goofy.

Tin -- John & Olivia - wasn't in the original Grease. Made for movie song, along with the title song done disco. Extremely goofy.

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Donna Reed had the right idea....





Another reason I love Donna Reed. She probably never could have imagined what junk would grace future records.
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Donna's TV son (Paul Petersen) showed her early on how "meh" it could be...peaking at #19:
She Can't Find Her Keys


If it had charted (it didn't even "bubble under"), he might have redeemed himself with this Brian Wilson/Roger Christian song, also produced by Brian:
She Rides with Me



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bonnie bella

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t, "She Can't Find Her Keys"  *Most interesting song title*  *Biggest let down*  Holy crappola.  I couldn't even wait to see if she found them.

"Save The Last Dance For Me" The Drifters, Ben E. King again.



And another king from last week. In memory of Mr Elvis Presley today.










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