Saturday, July 12, 2014

Jukebox Saturday Night Entry for July 12th, 2014: The Groovin', Hearin', & Poppin' Edition


"Feelin' the Groove" by Jonathan Fritzén and featuring Laila Adèle from his Diamonds release (2010)

This is an extended version.

Fritzén, 31, was raised and still lives in Stockholm, although his father is the American composer and pianist Steve Dobrogosz.

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"Let's Hear It For The Boy" by Deniece Williams from her eponymously titled album (1984)

This was the "official" video to the song. This song reached #1 on Billboard Hot 100 chart that year along with the Billboard Hot R&B and Hot Dance Club charts (at least according to Wikipedia). It was also featured as part of the soundtrack to the hit movie Footloose that same year, which probably explains its multi-faceted success.

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"Pop Goes The World" by Men Without Hats released on what was their eponymously titled album (1987)

I posted this video in this entry back in May 2012. It was neither a "Friday Night Musical Interlude" nor a "Jukebox Saturday Night" entry but rather one with some interesting artist conception imagery of the terraforming of Venus and Mars into Earth-like worlds, and in the case of a Venus, a rainy, torrid tropical jungle not that different from the Venus of the late, great Ray Bradbury's awesome short story All Summer In A Day


As I wrote then, I love the weird looking creature in a top hat (see screenshot image above) that I back then I thought was an illuminated Chinese snowman, but it turns out it is supposedly actually the mascot known as Bonhomme Carnaval of the Carnaval de Québec (Quebec Winter Carnival) in Québec City. To be clear, Men Without Hats was a Canadian New Wave band.

And I love the lyrics, my favorite being:

"Six seven eight and nine is ten,
Send Al Gunn to see the Doctor (Ben).
Say, what planet are we on? The third!
Pop goes the world!"

OK, that's all for now.

I have to head over to Wendy's for dinner and chianti.

--Regulus

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