Monday, 28 May 2018

Musical Monday #165

Today's musical number comes from a film I don't actually like - an adaptation of a stage show that I do like (mostly), itself a riff of a Shakespearean play that I don't like.  But I like the staging of this piece and I think it might be the only number in the film that plays the same as it's supposed to in the stage show.

Wunderbar from Kiss Me, Kate
Performed by Kathryn Grayson and Howard Keel
Written by Cole Porter

Monday, 14 May 2018

Musical Monday #164

When I was a kid, one of my videos started with a trailer for Disney's Oliver & Company.  This was a film that hadn't been released on video (probably because it wasn't very good) and therefore was an unobtainable dream, and I really wanted to see it.

It was finally released many years later and I saw it as a teenager, and let's just say it did not live up to that dream.

I've seen it again since, and it's not awful, but well, I can't see it being anyone's favourite.

But today I felt like a laid back city slicker tune.  So here is

Why Should I Worry from Oliver & Company.
Performed by Billy Joel
Written by Dan Hartman and Charlie Midnight

For all his bravado, I think someone needs to tell that dog that street smarts would actually let you know to avoid deliberately jumping in wet cement.