Make Your Own Kind of Music

Happy TUNEBACK TUESDAY!! In honour of the Pride celebrations happening in Toronto (and elsewhere in the world), I’m tuning it back to “Make Your Own Kind of Music” by Mama Cass. To everyone out there who feels or has ever felt alone or an outcast, know that you’re an amazing and unique individual. Don’t let others take that way from you. Love yourself and show the world who you are. Happy Pride!!!! #LoveIsLove

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: September 1969

TRIVIA: Written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, “Make Your Own Kind of Music” was first recorded in 1968 by the New York City-based trio the Will-O-Bees (Janet Blossom, Steven Porter, and Robert Merchanthouse), who regularly performed Mann/Weil compositions.

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Tiny Dancer

Happy TUNEBACK TUESDAY!! Today I’m tuning it back to 1972 with Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer”. The official music video for the song was just released a few weeks ago! Enjoy!

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: February 7, 1972

TRIVIA: The song’s lyrics were written by Bernie Taupin to capture the spirit of California in 1970 encapsulated by the many beautiful women he met there. The song was dedicated to Maxine Feibelman—Taupin’s first wife—on the album Madman Across the Water.

See you next Tuesday!

Somebody’s Watching Me

Happy TUNEBACK TUESDAY!! It was announced yesterday that reality show Big Brother Canada is officially on “Hiatus” and will not be returning for the upcoming broadcast season. I’m a huge fan of the show (having gone to many, many of the live evictions) and so I’m incredibly bummed to hear this news. Fingers crossed that it will return for 2019. In honour of the show, I’m tuning it back to “Somebody’s Watching Me” by Rockwell.

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: January 14, 1984

TRIVIA: It features former Jackson 5 members Michael Jackson (vocals in the chorus) and Jermaine Jackson (additional backing vocals).

See you next Tuesday!