Birdhouse In Your Soul

Happy TUNEBACK TUESDAY!! Today I’m tuning it back to “Birdhouse In Your Soul” by They Might Be Giants. I always loved this quirky song. Enjoy!!

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: 1989

BONUS VIDEO: Watch Kristin Chenoweth and Ellen Greene cover a portion of the song in this clip from Pushing Daisies.

See you next Tuesday!

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September

Happy TUNEBACK TUESDAY!! Although it’s not QUITE the 21st night of September, I’m tuning it back to “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire.

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: November 18, 1978

TRIVIA: The song was later released as “December”, chord changes & melody remained identical, with lyrics re-written for the “…Twenty-fifth of December…”, performed by Earth Wind & Fire, as well, on a later album.

See you next Tuesday!!

Islands In The Stream

Happy TUNEBACK TUESDAY!! Since seeing Dolly Parton in concert on Friday, I’ve had several of her songs stuck in my head. So today I’m tuning it back to “Islands In The Stream” performed by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers (and written by the Bee Gees).

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: July 1983

TRIVIA: Named after the Ernest Hemingway novel, it was originally written for Marvin Gaye in an R&B style, only later to be changed for the Kenny Rogers album. It was released in August 1983 as the first single from Rogers’ album Eyes That See in the Dark.

BONUS VIDEO: Here are the Bee Gees performing the song back in 1997.

See you next Tuesday!

ABC

Happy TUNEBACK TUESDAY: BACK TO SCHOOL EDITION!! Today marks the return to school for kids and teachers, so I’m tuning it back to “ABC” by The Jackson 5. It’s easy as 1, 2, 3!!

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: February 24, 1970

BONUS VIDEO: This segment from Sesame Street is one of my all time favourites! It’s always and forever stuck in my head. And I only just now learned that it was performed by The Pointer Sisters!! Here are ALL 11 segments (for some reason, a segment for “1” was never produced.)

See you next Tuesday!!