Friday, December 13, 2013
Spinning Friday tunes since 2010...
For anyone who wants to join in, simply choose five pieces of music and post them for other bloggers to enjoy. Then check out the sets posted by the other 5 on Friday bloggers -- you can sign in over at Golch Central's Rambling Stuff.
This week marks my final post in this year's Birthday Boy/Birthday Girl project, which ran throughout 2013. I had a lot of fun with it.
I found it fascinating to see the sorts of music created by people born in different months, for the most part displaying the characteristics of their astrological signs.
Here's a wee recap of the Birthday Boy/Birthday Girl sets:
January birthday boys -- Rod Stewart, Robert Palmer, David Bowie, Michael Hutchence (INXS) and Steve Perry (Journey)
February birthday girls -- Stockard Channing (Grease soundtrack,) Roberta Flack (with Donny Hathaway,) Natalie Cole, Leontyne Price and Patty Andrews (the Andrews Sisters)
March birthday boys -- Harry Belafonte, Adam Levine (Maroon 5,) Chris Martin (Coldplay,) Charlie Reid and Craig Reid (The Proclaimers) and Eric Idle
April birthday girls -- Kelly Clarkson, Sheena Easton, Carnie Wilson (Wilson Phillips,) Victoria Beckham (Spice Girls) and Hayley Westenra
May birthday boys -- Steve Winwood, Lou Gramm (Foreigner,) Bono (U2,) Paul Weller (The Style Council) and Georg Wadenius (Saturday Night Live band)
June birthday girls -- Nancy Sinatra, Anne Murray, Laurie Anderson (with Peter Gabriel,) Alanis Morissette and Nicole Scherzinger (Pussycat Dolls)
July birthday boys -- Geddy Lee (Rush,) Stewart Copeland (The Police,) Robbie Robertson, Vince Guaraldi (Vince Guaraldi Trio) and Carlos Santana
August birthday girls -- Shirley Manson (Garbage,) Shania Twain, Geri Halliwell (Spice Girls,) Florence Welch (Florence + The Machine) and Madonna
September birthday boys -- Harry Connick Jr, Michael Buble, Freddie Mercury (Queen,) Bruce Springsteen and Moby
October birthday girls -- Julie Andrews, Susan Sarandon (Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack,) Katy Perry, Gwen Stefani (No Doubt) and Mavis Swan Poole
November birthday boys -- Denny Doherty (The Mamas and The Papas,) Leslie McKeown (Bay City Rollers,) Adam Ant, Billy Idol and Jimi Hendrix
And now lets say Happy Birthday to these December birthday girls.
1 - I Feel Love -- Donna Summer
2 - Sex Crime from the 1984 soundtrack -- Annie Lennox from Eurythmics
3 - Lady Marmalade -- Birthday girl Christina Aguilera with Mya, Pink, Lil' Kim and Missy Elliott
4 - Toxic -- Britney Spears
5 - Give it To Me -- Birthday girl Nelly Furtado with Timbaland and Justin Timberlake