I have missed playing with all the wonderful Monday's Music bloggers who gather at Xmas Dolly
And when I heard this week's theme is WEATHER
immediately I thought about this classic favorite
"It's Raining Men" was written by Paul Jabara and Paul Shaffer (of "Late Night With David Letterman" fame) in 1979., The song had been offered to a who's-who of female singing legends including Donna Summer, Grace Jones, Diana Ross, Cher, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, Teena Marie, Gloria Gaynor, and even Barbra Streisand before being accepted by The Weather Girls (previously known as Two Tons o'Fun) in 1982, with their version becoming an huge international hit, selling over 6 million copies worldwide.
One of those who turned down It's Raining Men was Donna Summer, who prefers Hot Stuff.
In order to get that Hot Stuff, we need to find a little sunshine.
Here Comes The Sun
by George Harrison
by George Harrison
George Harrison stated in his autobiography, I, Me, Mine:
"Here Comes the Sun" was written at the time (1969) when Apple ( the record label founded by the Beatles in 1968) was getting like school, where we had to go and be businessmen: 'Sign this' and 'sign that.' Anyway, it seems as if winter in England goes on forever, by the time spring comes you really deserve it. So one day I decided I was going to sag off Apple and I went over to Eric Clapton's house. The relief of not having to go see all those dopey accountants was wonderful, and I walked around the garden with one of Eric's acoustic guitars and wrote "Here Comes the Sun."
I will take any chance I can get to include Karen and Richard Carpenter in a post.
I can't leave a post on a dreary note, so this is a two part contribution.
How does it make you feel when beloved songs from your impressionable years
are used to promote products?
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