Friday, December 3, 2010

OH SO GUILTY: The music gives us a chance

I hate radio.

I love radio.

I just need to sing in the car. I just need that. I just need to belt out any random song recorded between 1962 and today. Randomly. I don't want to program it into a playlist, a CD, an mp3 to install, or an iPod to plug in while I drive.

When I find a good one, I think "THIS is what I am going to sing at karaoke." Then I text Vanessa and ask when we're going downtown next. But I never share my secret song. Then when I am a couple sheets to the wind and AT the juke joint, I have no idea what I want to sing.

Today while driving, I heard "Build Me Up Buttercup." Oh, what a song. THAT is the song I MUST sing with gusto on the stage. I wish I could be in every possible machination of that song in every scene from "There's Something About Mary" that the actors filmed. I love this video.

There's Something About Mary from nitz on Vimeo.

Did you know that Mookie wants to start playing the Ukulele? He could play backup while I belt my heart out at one of my guilty pleasure songs. You know, now that I think about it, I wish I could have been at that table to participate in "Say A Little Prayer" from "My Best Friend's Wedding", too.

My Best Friend's Wedding - I Say a Little Prayer For You from Carlos Giroto on Vimeo.

Forever, and ever, you'll stay in my heart
and I will love you
Forever, and ever we never will part
Oh, how I'll love you
Together, forever, that's how it must be
To live without you
Would only mean heartbreak for me.

I am starting to understand what is going on here. I have a thing for Cameron Diaz movies where the characters burst out into song. Dressing Room Movie Montage from The Sweetest Thing. You know the song, I don't have to share the video.

Click to Play Peaches and Herb - Shake Your Groove Thing  

These songs make me happy.
I wish there was a radio station that played all my favorite singalong songs on a continuous loop. And if I lived in a town where gridlock was an issue, we could all get out of our cars and do a song and dance routine to them.

Guilty. So guilty.

Click to Play The Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup

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