Ooooh la la la! With Laura V

Laura Venturini, the creator of lauravent69, has tagged me for her WEEKLY SONG CHALLENGE. Because this is a weekly challenge, I though I better hurry up with it and move one of my other scheduled posts to next week.

Weekly Song Challenge, Round 13


1. Post a video clip from a movie that involves dancing.

I have chosen this song because of the memories it brings back. We cared for some wonderful older ladies and gents in their nineties who still had work assignments (according to their abilities) but who lived within the care facility so that carers could check in on them and help make sure they had good food, their medication was not forgotten and to provide any personal assistance they needed.

We became like a very close family and the team of carers were a big part of the social and emotional health of the wonderful older volunteers we were helping (many of them had been full-time volunteers for 50, 60 or 70 years! – working full-time and not ever being paid a penny – we were incredibly proud of them.)

They loved watching musicals from the golden era of Hollywood. Often when a song started the cares and the residents we were caring for would jump up and start dancing together. This is one of the songs that we all loved having a dance to.

2. Post a video of a song that makes you think of medieval times.

I struggled with this one Laura. But I was sure there must be some medieval looking scenes in some of Enya’s videos. But the only ones I could find are not official Enya videos, they have been put together by people who know how to put one of these videos together.

3. Post a video of a song about sex.

There are plenty of songs are out there either overtly or metaphorically about sex. Some of them give me the creeps. So I am going to post a song that is very well known, and generally liked. But I am not going to explain any of the entendre. If you don’t know, you don’t want to know – keep it that way.


Thanks for the tag Laura V!

I am tagging to take up the WEEKLY SONG CHALLENGE:

What Better Way To Start The Weekend?

Kristian, the creator of Tales from the mind of Kristian, has tagged me for a musical challenge which I could not resist! Here is his post below:

The WEEKLY SONG CHALLENGE originated with Laura Venturini as you can see from her original post:

Weekly Song Challenge-3/11/19

What better way to start the weekend than with a music challenge?

The challenge is to post three song videos:

A song by a band you think is underrated.

I don’t think being underrated is a bad thing in the music industry. If you ask me, I think there are too many artists/bands/studio puppets who are grossly overrated! Way too much glory, in a way that is unhealthy. It sickens me when musicians are worshipped and they have all too often thought they could indulge in extreme behaviour and even heinous crimes…nuff said hey!

Anyways…I have chosen a band whose music I heard a lot growing up because my Dad had a couple of their albums. They let the guitar sing the lyrics and I love so many of their tracks for phenomenal guitar playing. Here’s one I grew up listening to a lot:

A Song that gets on your nerves

Ooooh – I am going to offend someone if I was honest about the song that really gets on my nerves – because it is incredibly popular…in fact the second most irritating song of all time to me was one of the biggest hits of 2017. Alright, I am going to be a wimp and choose something else. This song I do actually like, except the lyrics to the verses are kind of shocking really. He sings about being on his way home to his lovely lady…when he stops off at a service station and meets some strange woman and decides to vamouche with her instead. Ugh! So although I really do like the music and love the chorus…the lyrics make him sound like right pond-scum to be frank:

A song by a Solo Artist who’s first name begins with a K

Well – you really did pick a great letter. I grew up listening to Kylie Minogue in the 1980s but Kristian has already featured her. I also love Katie Melua – but she has also had a mention. For some years KRISTINA TRAIN has been a favourite of mine. I love her voice! I love her voice singing some very beautiful songs. I am such a fan of her voice that I give you not just one Kristian Train track, but as many as you care to listen to from my favourites here: