Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Happy Birthday, Dionne Warwick, Queen of Muzak


Friends are for telling you that some songs just suck

Today’s creeping me out already. In addition to finding out that today will be yet another trying day in Virgoland, I also discovered that today is the birthday of Dionne Warwick, the Queen of Soft-and-Easy Muzak Favorites. Perhaps getting “I’ll Never Love This Way Again” stuck in my head is what my horoscope meant by a trying day?

Come on, sing the chorus with me. Good and loud and with lots of emoting hand gestures. You know you know it. You go to the grocery store.

I know
I'll never
love this way again
So I keep holding on
before
the good is gone
I know
I'll never
love this way again
Hold on,
hold on, hold on
Apologies. Today’s a trying day.

13 comments:

Robyn said...

Now that's a great one for belting out loud and just a little sharp. I remember when that song was new. Thanks for putting that in my head :/

Sassy Sundry said...

Now everyone's day can be trying!

Sorry for making you my company.

Yetta2 said...

Yetta.. come on...this is Dionnes anthem to all Hippies everywhere man...

She is singing about the big "fattie" she just rolled...

So hold on ... (no coughing... don't let it out..) so I keep holding on till all the good is gone..(no smoke on the exhale.. yea baby, that's what I'm talking bout!).. so holdin on... (Hey you .. no Bogartn' Puff, Puff, Pass)

MAUI WOWEE DUDE! That is how you listen to Dionne!

Sassy Sundry said...

Oh that's funny, Yetta. That might have been around the time I started to think she was really funny.

RICH said...

I'll try playin this on my horn.

Robyn, give it a try!!

Sassy Sundry said...

Stop! You'll make me cry out loud. I can't do that. I have to learn how to hide my feelings.

Robyn said...

That's all I need--Dionne Warwick written for F Horn. Somewhere someone must have done an arrangement.

dive said...

Hee hee. This is great.
I have no idea how this song goes, so I'm immune.

Have a better day tomorrow, Sassy. Try starting it with Aretha's "Say A Little Prayer" Belt it out, girl!

Sassy Sundry said...

Dive, England must be a wonderful place, if you don't have to listen to Dionne Warwick.

lynn said...

ohh. leave her alone. She has sung beautifully over the years. The fact that she is now relegated to muzak is no fault of hers! And Dive, well, i just don't believe you. Pull the other one. As if. LOL.

Annie Rhiannon said...

Walk On By is the greatest love song ever written.

Sassy Sundry said...

Oh, I know she's talented. Obviously she's got something going on, or she wouldn't be heard on every soft rock station in the land for thirty years (well, maybe talent's not a qualification, but... I get it). However, there are a few ditties that are dramatic to a laughable degree and are really fun to perform under the influence.

dive said...

Lynn. I'm a musician. I haven't listened to the charts since 1970.
I'm strictly Radio 3 and 4 (all the most exciting music is found on R3 after 10pm - the avant garde end of classical, rock, electronic, world, whatever).