Category Archives: Music

Remember That Song? – 8/15/11

Can you complete the lyrics, then sing the rest at the top of your voice?

Look at what’s happened to me,
I can’t believe it myself.
Suddenly I’m up on top of the world,
It should’ve ____ ________ ____


Last Song: “Walk of Life” by Dire Straits

Here comes Johnny singing oldies, goldies
Be-Bop-A-Lula, Baby What I Say

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Daily Trivia – 8/12/11

Question: What series inspired action figures named Mekaneck and Moss Man?


Last Question: What classically trained harpist couldn’t appear in the movie Spinal Tap because being an MTV VJ took up too much time?

Answer: Nina Blackwood

Rob Reiner and Michael Mann cast Nina as the band manager in the pilot for their film “Spinal Tap,” but she was unable to appear in the final version of the film as her next commitment was the launch of MTV.

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Remember That Song? – 8/12/11

Can you name the artist and song:

Here comes Johnny singing oldies, goldies
Be-Bop-A-Lula, Baby What I Say


Yesterday’s: “Hungry Eyes” by Eric Carmen who celebrated his 62nd birthday yesterday:

I’ve been meaning to tell you
I’ve got this feelin’ that won’t subside
I look at you and I fantasize
You are mine tonight
Now I’ve got you in my sights

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R.I.P. Jani Lane (February 1, 1964 – August 11, 2011)

Jani Lane, the former lead singer of Warrant, has died in Los Angeles. He was 47.
According to US Magazine, Lane was found dead in his room at a Comfort Inn in Woodland Hills, Calif., the Associated Press confirms. Police officers told the AP that the cause and circumstances of the rocker’s death are not yet known.

Lane (real name: John Kennedy Oswald) is survived by two daughters, Taylar and Madison, from two previous marriages. (Taylar’s mother is model Bobbie Brown, who starred in Warrant’s classic “Cherry Pie” video.)

Lane left Warrant in March 1993, following the release of the band’s critically acclaimed record Dog Eat Dog which peaked at number 25 on The Billboard 200. He returned to the band in September 1994. The band then recorded Ultraphobic in 1995, Belly to Belly in 1996, Greatest & Latest in 1999 and a cover album Under the Influence in 2001.

Due to personal and business disagreements, Lane left Warrant in 2004. The band reunited once again in 2008. They performed a series of shows during the summer of 2008, but by September 2008, Warrant and Jani agreed to move forward separately, due to “too much water under the bridge.” Warrant and Jani both continued to perform Lane’s compositions live and Jani continued to write for himself and other artists.

Here are two other big hits by Warrant:

Heaven

Sometimes She Cries

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Remember That Song? – 8/11/11

Can you name the artist and song:

I’ve been meaning to tell you
I’ve got this feelin’ that won’t subside
I look at you and I fantasize
You are mine tonight
Now I’ve got you in my sights


Yesterday’s: “Into the Groove” by Madonna. This song was from the film “Desperately Seeking Susan”, which starred Rosanna Arquette who celebrated her 52nd birthday yesterday:

Music can be such a revelation
Dancing around you feel the sweet sensation
We might be lovers if the rhythm’s right
I hope this feeling never ends tonight

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30 Day Song Challenge: Day 22 – A Song That You Listen to When You’re Sad

“Just Once” by James Ingram

A sad song, which is made even more heartbreaking at the end of the movie The Last American Virgin. I have a soft spot for lite songs that were featured in movies from the late ’70s/early ’80s.

Here is the ending of The Last American Virgin. Here’s some background. Gary has a crush on this girl Karen. However, his friend Rick gets Karen pregnant after having sex only once. Rick ended up leaving Karen. Gary decides to help Karen pay for her abortion by selling most of his possessions and borrowing money from his boss. After the abortion, Gary and Karen spend the remainder of the weekend alone together in Gary’s grandmother’s house. Whilst nursing her back to health, Gary tells Karen that he sincerely loves her. Karen appears to be reciprocal and they both share a tender kiss. Later, Karen invites Gary to her 18th birthday party the following week. Gary scrapes up a few more dollars and buys Karen a gold locket for her birthday.

However, here is what happens when Gary arrives at the party:

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Remember That Song? – 8/10/11

Do you know what Madonna song these lyrics are from:

Music can be such a revelation
Dancing around you feel the sweet sensation
We might be lovers if the rhythm’s right
I hope this feeling never ends tonight


Yesterday’s: “All At Once” by Whitney Houston who celebrated her 48th birthday yesterday:

I started counting teardrops and at least a million fell
My eyes began to swell,
And all my dreams were shattered All At Once

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