This is the last Wednesday when I will share with you one of my shower songs and to be honest I have struggled to pick one song…because there are so many I wanted to share!!!
So because I could not choose just one…and I don’t think I want to be providing shower songs for the rest of the year, I thought I would end the series with a medley of songs, all of which I love singing in the shower for various reasons!
And on that note…I am going to say goodbye to Shower Songs every Wednesday. I am back in London and busy preparing posts about Australia. So no more songs Shower Songs until next time I have a holiday 🙂
Yet another Shower Song Day – next week will be the last because I will be back with lots of photos from Australia and tales of my travels to share with you.
Singing in the shower is sometimes just about a song that you want to belt out with no fear how you sound. There are a number of songs that call for a bit of volume. The shower is the perfect place to indulge.
Here is one of my favourites for singing at the very top of my voice.
Son Of A Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
Shower Songs are all about songs I might not want to sing in public for one reason or another. Some times it’s because the song is so cheesy, sometimes it’s because its the kind of pop music that makes people cringe, or it could be because the version I am singing has different lyrics than the original version.
But the song I am featuring today I sing in the shower because if I sing it around my family or friends they think I am depressed. I sometimes feel as if my nearest and dearest have been waiting for me to encounter depression ever since I was attacked. I had what I can only describe as despair before I was attacked. But afterwards, I was just trying to establish some kind of normality. I was very practical, very pragmatic, very placid. I did have some challenges, I was very nervous around men – that was the primary challenge. And I was frustrated by the black-outs and fainting and falls I had after the head injuries I had received.
But there was a song I liked that made my family fret that I was depressed. They did not like me listening to it. But I liked the song. It was easy to learn the lyrics and I liked them – they were simple and memorable. I like Kristina Train’s voice. I liked this song. For some I have only sang it in the shower so that nobody hears me singing I and thinks I am depressed! It’s just a nice song! Whether you are depressed or not.
“Dark Black” – Kristina Train
Another Wednesday, another Shower Song!
When we were children, my Dad decided he would try cable television. He was interested in the sports channels. But my sisters and I found a show that we absolutely loved. There are some sixties songs that I know only because of the series which was about five (originally six) girls from an orphanage who came to live with the wealthy Nick Foley.
Every episode featured music from the sixties – but with different lyrics that told the story of one or more of the girls. In many cases I know the words used in the series rather than the words on the original recordings!
This was one of the first songs in the pilot episode of “Rags To Riches” and me and my sisters fell in love with it from the start. We still sing those songs years later, and I sing them in the shower. This is the six girls singing “Yackety Yak”.
The first French I ever learnt was the following expression “Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi”. I learnt it at a very tender age. It means “I don’t know why”. It was the main line in the chorus of a song from Kylie Minogue. This is a song I never ever hear! Don’t laugh at me! This was the music of my very little girldom.
I still know this song off by heart – and yes it is one of my shower songs!!! Don’t tell Goldfinch – he would be so embarrassed.
“Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi” – Kylie Minogue!!!
I hope you are enjoying Shower Song Day each Wednesday…because there are more to come!
Today is a shower song and a half! It is a song I am too scared to sing in karaoke because it is fast!! But in the shower it is a different matter. This is a great song for the shower and I love it!
Bonnie Tyler – Holding Out For A Hero! Wooo wooooh!!!
As promised it is Wednesday – which is Shower Song Day while I am away in Australia. And here is a song that often comes to mind when I am in the bathroom – I just can’t help myself!!!
Be glad that I am not the tenant in your basement flat!!!
Splish Splash I Was Taking A Bath
As you know…I am heading to Australia very soon. So far, I have been pretty organized all round. There are a lot of things I have done well in advance. Well, I hope to be just as organized with regards my blogging.
I do believe I will be pretty much off-grid most of my time in Australia. So forgive me for being absent – I am going to fall way way behind with replying to comments, tags, nominations and of course reading. I am going to try to schedule a small post to be published (just one a day) while I am away. Some of them will be posts about Goldfinch that I published last year, so everyone knows why I am so very excited about being away.
But once a week I am going to publish a shower song. I guess it’s kind of self-explanatory. These will be the songs that I love to sing in the shower!!! I am starting today. And will make Wednesday my Shower Song day.
Today’s song is “Superstar” by Jamelia!!!