New Years Mix

Let’s hear some old songs about time!  Happy New Year, everyone!

“Back in Time” Huey Lewis and the News

“Time after Time” Cyndi Lauper

“The Midnight Hour” Wilson Pickett

 “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?” Chicago

“For the Longest Time” Billy Joel

“Time of the Season” The Zombies

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My Favorite Christmas Songs #25

“Christmas at Ground Zero,” ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, 1986

The world was still in the throes of the Cold War in the 1980’s, so this holiday themed apocalyptic tune from the Prince of Parody (dunno if that’s his actual title but it sounds good to me) hits a nerve in addition to being pretty darn funny.  Look for President Ronald Regan about halfway through in the video.  The air raid sirens fading out at the end genuinely creeped me out at a teenager, because fear of someone ‘pushing the button’ and ending the world was still a thing back then.

That’s all, folks!  Thanks for reading, and Merry Christmas!

My Favorite Christmas Songs #22

“We Need A Little Christmas,” Percy Faith & His Orchestra and Chorus, 1966

Originally written for the Broadway musical “Mame,” this version adjusts the lyrics a tad.  The ‘grown a little leaner/colder/sadder/older’ section is removed.  The ‘Its one week since Thanksgiving now’ interjection is also not present, which makes sense as this version is sung by a chorus.  Either way, its a happy little song.