You’re My Best Friend

Happy TUNEBACK TUESDAY! Today I’m tuning it back to “You’re My Best Friend” by Queen in honour of the return of WILL & GRACE this Thursday. If you remember the finale, this was the song that closed out the show. Enjoy!!

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: May 18, 1976

TRIVIA: John Deacon (bass guitarist) wrote the song for his wife, Veronica Tetzlaff.

See you next Tuesday!!

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Heaven Is A Place On Earth

Happy TUNEBACK TUESDAY!! In honour of the 2 Emmy wins for the BLACK MIRROR episode “SAN JUNIPERO”, I’m tuning it back to Belinda Carlisle’s “Heaven Is A Place On Earth” (which happens to have been released exactly 30 years ago yesterday). If you haven’t seen “San Junipero” yet, make an effort to see it!! It’s a wonderful, beautiful story. Enjoy!

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: Sept 18, 1987

TRIVIA: The music video was directed by Academy Award-winning actress Diane Keaton.

See you next Tuesday!!

You Got It (The Right Stuff)

Happy TUNEBACK TUESDAY!! In honour of Stephen King’s “IT” (which had an amazing opening weekend at the box office!), I’m tuning it back to “You Got It (The Right Stuff)” by New Kids On The Block. If you haven’t seen the movie, you’re probably scratching your head. But if you HAVE seen the movie, then you might be having a little chuckle to yourself. Either way… Enjoy!!!

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: Nov 7, 1988

TRIVIA: In 1992, “Weird Al” Yankovic parodied the song on his Off the Deep End album as “The White Stuff,” a loving ode to the white filling in Oreo cookies.

See you next Tuesday!!

Stuck In The Middle With You

Happy TUNEBACK TUESDAY!! Today I’m tuning it back to “Stuck In The Middle With You” by Stealers Wheel.

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: February 1973

TRIVIA: The song is used in Quentin Tarantino’s 1992 debut film Reservoir Dogs, during the scene in which the character Mr. Blonde (played by Michael Madsen) taunts and tortures bound policeman Marvin Nash (Kirk Baltz) while singing and dancing to the song. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Tarantino recalled:

“That was one of those things where I thought [the song] would work really well, and [during] auditions, I told the actors that I wanted them to do the torture scene, and I’m gonna use ‘Stuck in the Middle With You,’ but they could pick anything they wanted, they didn’t have to use that song. And a couple people picked another one, but almost everyone came in with ‘Stuck in the Middle With You,’ and they were saying that they tried to come up with something else, but that’s the one. The first time somebody actually did the torture scene to that song, the guy didn’t even have a great audition, but it was like watching the movie. I was thinking, ‘Oh my God, this is gonna be awesome!'”

A cover by Grace Potter is the opening theme of Netflix series Grace & Frankie.

See you next Tuesday!