Blogs are so passe and pretentious. Oh well, here's my blog about music that's stuck in my head when I wake up in the mornings along with adventures of the Cash family and wacky wacky crazy wacky shenanigans.
Usually most of the songs stuck in my head come to me fairly organically, which is why I choose to blog about songs that play in my head in the mornings. But such was not the case Sunday morning when my son woke me up to ask me to get him a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch. It was a rude awakening, especially when the following jingle started playing in my head:
(Did you know that Debbie Reynolds was the voice of Charlotte in the 1973 animated film 'Charlotte's Web'? I didn't!)
(Did you know that the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, The Jungle Book, The Aristocats) did the music to this film? I didn't!)
Today's song comes from "Charlotte's Web" I can't tell you how many times I watched this as a kid. Even when I got a little older and 'too cool' to watch animated films, it still was a film I would watch and enjoy when my little brother wanted to watch it. It remains in my heart a beloved film from my childhood and it's still a story that I love.
Anyway, "Chin Up" is the song that Charlotte, the optimistic and loving spider, sings as a way to lift the spirits of Wilbur the Pig. Here's the song stuck in my head.
I've been secretly hoping that a song by Huey Lewis would get stuck in my head so I could blog about it here, mostly because I like Huey Lewis and I find his music to be extremely catchy, but in a good way.
So I woke up with a song "Little Miss Can't be Wrong" in my head, knowing it was from my childhood and confident that Huey Lewis was the dude who sings it. Can you hear Huey Lewis singing this?
No? Well it's not Huey Lewis, it's the Spin Doctors! I was wrong.
But I haven't heard this song in ages. I was 12 when it was blasting all over the radio.
Radio killed the Radio Star. The Spin Doctors wore out their welcome when the radio played them time and time and time and time again. Do you remember how often they were on the radio? I do! It was a lot. A lot I tells ya.
The song itself is about a girl who can't be wrong. Do you know someone like that? I do. And I find it an incredibly difficult personality trait to have.
Here's another that came to me as quite a surprise-- this is from English rock band Elbow's 2005 album "Leaders of the Free World" Their lead singer Guy Garvey (great name!) writes all the lyrics and the band composes the music.
Some of their later albums are less mellow. But this is a good listen as a record. The song stuck in my head is track 4, called "The Stops" which is more or less about a deteriorating relationship, whether it's with a person or drugs, nobody knows!