my music moods (feeling groovy)

“Groove is in the heart”
Deee-Lite

Feeling groovy …. is a fantastic feeling and if I’m home, I ask myself for dance and do some groovy steps and moves, Can still recall some of them.

I entered adulthood during the flower power era. A lot of groovy stuff going on then, even if I didn’t really active in the movement. Wasn’t brave enough. Still, only one of my favorite tracks is from that period.

“Everybody Loves Somebody” (Sam Coslow/Irving Taylor/Ken Lane)

  • I just love everything Dean Martin has done. My mum and I never missed “The Dean Martin Show” – and absolutely hilarious.
  • Don’t know if we have seen 264 episodes, but we have seen every episode that been shown on Swedish television.
  • Our favorite episode was “The Airline Pilot” with Foster Brooks. I still watch it from time to time, thanks to YouTube.
  • “Everybody Loves Somebody” is a song written in 1947 by Sam Coslow, Irving Taylor and pianist Ken Lane.
  • Although written almost 20 years earlier, by 1964 the song had already been recorded by several artists–including Frank Sinatra–but without much success.
  •  Lane was playing the piano for Dean Martin and Lane suggested that Martin take a run at his tune.
  • Martin had sung it almost 20 years earlier on Bob Hope’s radio show in 1948.
  • Although still a major recording artist, Martin had not had a Top 40 hit since 1958.
  • In 1964 “Everybody Loves Somebody” knocked The Beatles’ “A Hard Day’s Night” off the #1 slot on Billboard, going straight up to the top of both the Billboard Hot 100 and the “Pop-Standard Singles” chart, the latter for eight weeks.
  • It ultimately replaced “That’s Amore” as Martin’s signature song, and he sang it as the theme of his weekly television variety show from 1965-74. The song has become so identified with Martin that later versions are invariably compared to his take.
  • As an apt description of the power of the song in Martin’s life, the words “Everybody Loves Somebody” appear on his grave marker in Los Angeles.

“If I had it in my powerI’d arrange for every girl to have your charms
Then every minute, every hour
Everybody would find what I found in your arms

Everybody loves somebody sometime
And though my dreams were overdue
Your love made it well worth waiting for
For someone like you”

“Hotel California” (Don Felder Don Henley/Glenn Frey)

  • Personal I believe that most of us think this is a real groovy track. Born in the late 40’s we must have loads of memories from this song.
  • The perfect track to … float away with closed eyes while doing groovy moves.
  • “Hotel California” is the title track from the Eagles’ album of the same name and was released as a single in 1977.
  • The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971. The founding members were Glenn Frey (guitars, vocals), Don Henley (drums, vocals), Bernie Leadon (guitars, vocals) and Randy Meisner (bass guitar, vocals). With five number-one singles, six number-one albums, six Grammy Awards, and five American Music Awards.
  • The song is considered the most famous recording by the band, and its long guitar coda has been voted the best guitar solo of all time by readers of Guitarist in 1998.

  • They were ranked number 75 on Rolling Stone’s 2004 list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
  • The Eagles have been active 1971–1980, 1994–2016, 2017–present.
  • Commercially, “Hotel California” reached the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached the top ten of several international charts.
  • Three months after its first release, the single was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), representing one million copies shipped.
  • In 2009, the song was further certified Platinum (Digital Sales Award) by the RIAA for sales of one million digital downloads and has since sold over 3 million downloads.
  • A term “The Hotel California Effect” was then used to refer to the negative effect of financial regulations on investment, and the problems foreign investors faced when getting their money out of China.

“Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face.
They livin’ it up at the Hotel California
What a nice surprise (what a nice surprise), bring your alibis”

“Superstition” (Stevie Wonder)

  • One of the best UK X-factor performances ever. Olly Murs doing Stevie Wonders’s “Superstition”. But he came only second, didn’t help that my poor Nokia was overheated from voting … can’t remember who won.
  • He is currently signed to RCA Records & Sony Music UK in the United Kingdom, Columbia Records in the United States.
  • It was released in 1972, as the lead single from his fifteenth studio album, Talking Book (1972), by Tamla.
  • “Superstition” reached number one in the U.S and number one on the soul singles chart. It was Wonder’s first number-one single since1973.
  • It peaked at number eleven in the UK Singles Chart in February 1973. In November 2004, Rolling Stone ranked the song number 74 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
  • I love Stevie Wonder’s version, but …. Olly’s is closer to my heart.
  • One best song to dance solo along to. This so groovy as it can be.

“Very superstitious, writing’s on the wall
Very superstitious, ladder’s ’bout to fall
Thirteen-month-old baby, broke the lookin’ glass
Seven years of bad luck, your good thing’s in your past

When you believe in things that you don’t understand
Then you suffer
Superstition ain’t the way
Yeah-eah, ay”

6 thoughts on “my music moods (feeling groovy)

  1. 🙂 Dear Wivi,
    I don’t recall much of the Dean Martin show, but I remember my parents would watch it. I’ll check out youtube for it!!! Sounds like fun. I just LOVE these old shows!
    Big hug to you and thanks for sharing the wonderful music!
    xo 🙂

    • Yes, you should watch that video with the drunk pilot. Just brilliant … I watch now and then on Youtube. Dia, my pleasure .. and thanks for you being here.

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