Monday, 30 January 2017

Musical Monday #120

Might be stretching the definition a little bit with this one, but it's a great movie.

Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head from Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid
Scene performed by Paul Newman and Katharine Ross
Song performed by B. J. Thomas and written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach

Monday, 23 January 2017

Musical Monday #119

Some inspiring advice to get your week off to a positive start...

Face Your Fears from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend episode 'I Hope Josh Comes To My Party!'
Performed by Donna Lynne Champlin
Written by Adam Schlesinger, Jack Dolgen, Rachel Bloom and Sono Patel

Monday, 16 January 2017

Musical Monday #118

A sweet little romantic number today, that is better or worse for the change from stage show to movie, depending on how you want to look at it.

(You're) Timeless To Me from Hairspray
Performed by Christopher Walken and John Travolta
Written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman 

In the stage show a happily married couple sing a love song, which is refreshingly nice but dramatically not very interesting.  In the film, they have a massive bust-up first, which is a lot more interesting, if perhaps a betrayal of the original sensibility, but then a quick song with no real narrative value is supposed to just wipe that dramatic event clean, so you kind of wonder why they bothered.  Still, you don't get many odes to love from stable and/or mature couples in fiction, so it's still welcome.

Monday, 9 January 2017

Musical Monday #117

Mini-Sloths Sing-Along from Ice Age 2
Performed by John Leguizamo, Clea Lewis and others.
Written by John Powell

Monday, 2 January 2017

Musical Monday #116

Another begrudging working Monday.  So this little pep-me-up goes out to anyone, like me, who doesn't know where the banks go when they go on holiday but dreams it must be lovely.

I picked this song because I happened to get the soundtrack for Christmas.

The Rhythm Of Life from Sweet Charity
Performed by Sammy Davis Jr, written by Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields

Well... that was weird.