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Song Meme Answers..

I think it may have been long enough..



(1) George & Ira Gershwin "They Can't Take that Away from Me" sung by various, including Fred Astaire, whose half-octave range I have heard the Gershwins often wrote around.
(2) Duran Duran "Rio" Well, yeah. Just look at my default pic.
(3) Cole Porter "Let's Fall in Love". Yes, Joan Jett did sing it in Tank Girl.
(4) Paul Simon "Cecilia". One of my favorite memories is standing in a kitchen in Spain singin' that for all I was worth with my friend Christina while we were preparing dinner. We had bet these Dutch boys that we could make a better dinner. We won, which was nice, as it got us out of chores for the rest of the week and gave C endless bragging rights. And, boy, can she brag..
(5) Hymn: "Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty"
Text: Reginald Heber
Music: John B. Dykes
I probably memorized this because I heard it every Wednesday morning without fail for years.
(6) Lager Rhythms, in my case, hymn: "Gaudete"
(7) Lerner & Lowe "Wand'rin' Star" from Paint Your Wagon. Bonue: Lee Marvin sings it!
(8) "Amazing Grace"
(9) Johnny Mercer & Gene DePaul "Sobbin' Women" in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, which features some of the best dancing to be found in a musical. I remember feeling SO clever when I finally really understood the lyrics.
(10) Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown "Singing in the Rain" - I usually listen to the Gene Kelly version from the movie, shot 23 years later.
(11) Jonathan Larsen, "La Vie Boheme" Rent
(12) Cole Porter, "Brush Up Your Shakespeare", Kiss Me Kate"
(13) George and Ira Gershwin"They all laughed" I like the Bing Crosby version. I think it's pretty neat that his pretty baritone is an accident of vocal nodules..
(14) George and Ira again, "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off" This may be the earliest film scene I remember seeing -- Fred and Ginger have been roller skating and laughing and end up singing this song..
(15) W.S. Gilbert, patter song for the Lord Chancellor, Iolanthe.
(16) W.S. Gilbert, patter song for Mad Margaret in Ruddigore or for Ruth in Pirates on Broadway
(17) Stephen Schwartz "Corner of the Sky" from Pippin. I have to say I like the version of this with the greatest American hero or the version that the LR's Parth sings.
(18) Irving Berin, "White Christmas", sung by Bing Crosby
(19) Meredith Brooks, "Bitch"
(20) Kenny Rogers "The Gambler"



Hopefully, I'm mastering the cut thing.

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September 2009

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