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With A Hip Hop

Expecting everyone to be jumping this week along to Jim’s theme. As soon as I saw the choices for this week, I thought “with a hip hop the hippie the hippie to the hip hip hop and you don’t stop”.

So I’m going to do you a little favour. This first video has a snatch of the track I have picked today – the famous “Rapper’s Delight”. But at the bottom of this post I have put a longer version from The Sugarhill Gang. I think there is an even longer version on their album.

Now, what you hear is not a test, I’m rapping to the beat
And me, the groove, and my friends are gonna try to move your feet
You see I am Wonder Mike and I’d like to say “hello”
To the black, to the white, the red and the brown, the purple and yellow
But first, I gotta bang bang the boogie to the boogie
Say up jump the boogie to the bang bang boogie
Let’s rock, you don’t stop
Rock the rhythm that’ll make your body rock
Well so far you’ve heard my voice, but I brought two friends along
And next on the mic is my man Hank; come on, Hank, sing that song:

Check it out, I’m the C-A-S-A-N, the O-V-A and the rest is F-L-Y
You see, I go by the code of the Doctor of the Mix
And these reasons I’ll tell you why
You see I’m 6’1” and I’m tons of fun and I dress to a tee
You see I got more clothes than Muhammad Ali and I dress so viciously
I got bodyguards, I got two big cars, that definitely ain’t the whack
I got a Lincoln continental and a sunroof Cadillac
So after school, I take a dip in the pool, which is really off the wall
I got a color TV so I can see the Knicks play basketball
Hear me talking ’bout checkbooks, credit cards, more money
Than a sucker could ever spend
But I wouldn’t give a sucker or a bum from the Rucker
Not a dime ’til I made it again

Everybody go: Hotel, motel, whatcha gonna do today (say what?)
Cause I’ma get a fly girl, gonna get some spank and drive off in a def OJ
Everybody go: Hotel, motel, Holiday Inn
You see, if your girl starts acting up, then you take her friend

Uh Master Gee, am I mellow?
It’s on you, so what you gonna do?

Well it’s on, and on, and on, on and on
The beat don’t stop until the break of dawn
I said M-A-S, a T-E-R, a G with a double E
I said I go by the unforgettable name
Of the man they call the Master Gee
Well, my name is known all over the world
By all the foxy ladies and the pretty girls
I’m going down in history
As the baddest rapper there ever could be
Now I’m feeling the highs and you’re feeling the lows
The beat starts getting into your toes
You start popping your fingers and stomping your feet
And moving your body while you’re sitting in your seat
And then jam you start doing the freak
I said damn, right outta your seat
Then you throw your hands high in the air
You’re rocking to the rhythm, shake your derriere
You’re rocking to the beat without a care
With the sure-shot emcees for the affair
Now, I’m not as tall as the rest of the gang
But I rap to the beat just the same
I got a little face and a pair of brown eyes
All I’m here to do ladies is hypnotize
Singing on and on and on, on and on
The beat don’t stop until the break of dawn
Singing on and on and on, on and on
Like a hot ready to pop the pop the pop dibbie dibbie
Pop the pop, pop, you don’t dare stop
Come alive y’all gimme what you got

I guess by now you can take a hunch
And find that I am the baby of the bunch
But that’s okay, I still keep in stride
Cause all I’m here to do is just wiggle your behind
Singing on and on and on, on and on
The beat don’t stop until the break of dawn
Singing on and on and on, on and on
Rock rock y’all get on the floor

[I’m gonna freak ya here I’m gonna freak you there
I’m gonna move you outta this atmosphere

Cause I’m one of a kind and I’ll shock your mind
I’ll put t-t-tickets in your behind
I said 1-2-3-4, come on, girls, get on the floor
A-come alive, y’all gimme what ya got
Cause I’m guaranteed to make you rock
I said 1-2-3-4, tell me Wonder Mike what are you waiting for?

I said a hip hop the hippie the hippie
To the hip hip hop and you don’t stop
The rock it to the bang bang boogie
Say up jump the boogie to the rhythm of the boogie, the beat

Skiddlee beebop a we rock a scoobie doo
And guess what, America: we love you
Cause ya rock and ya roll with so much soul
You could rock ’til you’re a hundred and one years old
I don’t mean to brag, I don’t mean to boast
But we like hot butter on a breakfast toast
Rock it up, uh, baby bubba
Baby bubba to the boogie the bang bang the boogie
To the beat beat, it’s so unique
Come on, everybody, and dance to the beat

Have you ever went over a friend’s house to eat
And the food just ain’t no good?
I mean the macaroni’s soggy, the peas are mushed
And the chicken tastes like wood
So you try to play it off like you think you can
By saying that you’re full
And then your friend says “momma, he’s just being polite
He ain’t finished, uh-uh, that’s bull”
So your heart starts pumping and you think of a lie
And you say that you already ate
And your friend says “man there’s plenty of food”
So you pile some more on your plate
While the stinky food’s steaming your mind starts to dreaming
Of the moment that it’s time to leave
And then you look at your plate and your chicken’s slowly rotting
Into something that looks like cheese
Oh so you say that’s it I got to leave this place
I don’t care what these people think
I’m just sitting here making myself nauseous
With this ugly food that stinks
So you bust out the door while its still closed
Still sick from the food you ate
And then you run to the store for quick relief
From a bottle of kaopectate
And then you call your friend two weeks later
To see how he has been
And he says “I understand about the food
Baby but bubba, we’re still friends”

With a hip hop the hippie the hippie
To the hip hip hop and you don’t stop
The rock it to the bang bang boogie
Say up jump the boogie to the rhythm of the boogie, the beat…

She Can Bring Him Such Misery

So I am hoping that the music choices this week are not going too drag us all down as we soldier on through this National Lockdown. I have picked a song that mentions misery, but in some ways it is a feel good song – it is about love for a woman.

This is a track that belongs on every romance compilation – Percy Sledge singing “When A Man Loves A Woman”.

Credits: Calvin Houston Lewis and Andrew James Wright

When a man loves a woman,
Can’t keep his mind on nothin’ else,
He’d change the world for the good thing he’s found.
If she is bad, he can’t see it,
She can do no wrong,
Turn his back on his best friend if he put her down.
When a man loves a woman,
He’ll spend his very last dime
Tryin’ to hold on to what he needs.
He’d give up all his comforts
And sleep out in the rain,
If she said that’s the way
It ought to be.
Well, this man loves you, woman.
I gave you everything I have,
Tryin’ to hold on to your heartless love.
Baby, please don’t treat me bad.
When a man loves a woman,
Down deep in his soul,
She can bring him such misery.
If she is playin’ him for a fool,
He’s the last one to know.
Lovin’ eyes can never see.
When a man loves a woman
He can do her no wrong,
He can never want
Some other girl.
Yes,When a man loves a woman
I know exactly how he feels,
‘Cause baby, baby, you’re my world
When a man loves a woman….

He Drinks Coffee At Cafe Espresso

I’m picking a song for Jim’s coffee house sung by the legend Ella Fitzgerald. I think it’s been covered by other artists, but I cant get enough of watching her working it throughout this song. She is beyond cool.

Credits: André Previn and Paul Francis Webster. 

I’m out doin’ the usual places
And I’m livin’ it, like young
Then I dig me this face of all faces
He’s the craziest, like young

He drinks coffee at Cafe Espresso
He reads Kerouac, like young
He goes where all the angry young men go
Recites poetry, like young

We start blowin’ the pad around ‘leven
And we’re homin’ it, like now
We spin records on cloud number seven
And he’s reachin’ me, like wow

I’m all unstrung ’cause, man
He’s got me feelin’ like young
If he were to brush me and go
I’m starting to wear my hair again
Like a square again

I keep gettin’ the kookiest notion
I think maybe it’s like love
I’ve been feelin’ a crazy emotion
I think, baby, it’s like love

Now we’re ridin’ a rainbow to Cloudsville
And we’re makin’ it like young
Love soft as April snow
Love warm as candle glow
Love, love is easy to go

I’m all unstrung ’cause, man
He’s got me feelin’ like young
Without him I’m no good at all
Without him I’m less than a decimal
Infinitesimal

I keep gettin’ the kookiest notion
I think maybe it’s like love
I’ve been feelin’ a crazy emotion
I think, baby, it’s like love

Now we’re ridin’ a rainbow to Cloudsville or Wowsville
We’re makin’ it, makin’ it like, like, like young

Even If The Skies Get Rough

So today’s theme from Jim has given me the chance to choose a song I have loved from the first time I heard it. I think it’s one of those hearts that gets across a lot of feelings that you might never be able to say to someone.

This is “I Won’t Give Up” from Jason Mraz.

CREDITS: Jason Mraz and Michael Natter

When I look into your eyes
It’s like watching the night sky
Or a beautiful sunrise
Well, there’s so much they hold
And just like them old stars
I see that you’ve come so far
To be right where you are
How old is your soul?

Well, I won’t give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I’m giving you all my love
I’m still looking up

And when you’re needing your space
To do some navigating
I’ll be here patiently waiting
To see what you find

‘Cause even the stars they burn
Some even fall to the earth
We’ve got a lot to learn
God knows we’re worth it
No, I won’t give up

I don’t wanna be someone who walks away so easily
I’m here to stay and make the difference that I can make
Our differences they do a lot to teach us how to use
The tools and gifts we got, yeah, we got a lot at stake
And in the end, you’re still my friend at least we did intend
For us to work we didn’t break, we didn’t burn
We had to learn how to bend without the world caving in
I had to learn what I’ve got, and what I’m not
And who I am

I won’t give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I’m giving you all my love
I’m still looking up, I’m still looking up

Well, I won’t give up on us (no I’m not giving up)
God knows I’m tough enough (I am tough, I am loved)
We got a lot to learn (we’re alive, we are loved)
God knows we’re worth it (and we’re worth it)

I won’t give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I’m giving you all my love
I’m still looking up

We Will Stand Tall

So I love Adele’s voice and always said she had to be record a Bond theme from the moment I heard her. She can pack in so much drama into that booming voice of hers. I was thrilled when I heard her track “Skyfall” for one of the 007 movies. She was my first pick for today’s theme from Jim.

Credits: Adele Laurie Blue Adkins and Paul Richard Epworth

This is the end
Hold your breath and count to ten
Feel the earth move and then
Hear my heart burst again

For this is the end
I’ve drowned and dreamt this moment
So overdue I owe them
Swept away, I’m stolen

Let the sky fall
When it crumbles
We will stand tall
Face it all together

Let the sky fall
When it crumbles
We will stand tall
Face it all together
At skyfall
That skyfall

Skyfall is where we start
A thousand miles and poles apart
Where worlds collide and days are dark
You may have my number, you can take my name
But you’ll never have my heart

Let the sky fall (let the sky fall)
When it crumbles (when it crumbles)
We will stand tall (we will stand tall)
Face it all together

Let the sky fall (let the sky fall)
When it crumbles (when it crumbles)
We will stand tall (we will stand tall)
Face it all together
At skyfall

[x2:]
(Let the sky fall
When it crumbles
We will stand tall)

Where you go I go
What you see I see
I know I’d never be me
Without the security
Of your loving arms
Keeping me from harm
Put your hand in my hand
And we’ll stand

Let the sky fall (let the sky fall)
When it crumbles (when it crumbles)
We will stand tall (we will stand tall)
Face it all together

Let the sky fall (let the sky fall)
When it crumbles (when it crumbles)
We will stand tall (we will stand tall)
Face it all together
At skyfall

Let the sky fall
We will stand tall
At skyfall
Oh-s…

In My Brain, See Your Face Again

I honestly thought it was going to be a love theme for today. So I had to pick a love song to fit with the theme which includes “brain”. The song is a sensation “To Love Somebody” and I have chosen a recording by Nina Simone.

Credits: Barry Alan Gibb, Robin Hugh Gibb, and Scott William Matthew

There’ a light
A certain kind of light
It’s never shown on me
I want my whole life to be
Lived with you
Lived with you

There’s a way
Everybody say
Do each and every little thing
What good does it bring
If I ain’t got you If I ain’t got you
If I ain’t got you If I ain’t got you

You don’t know
What it’s like
Baby you don’t know
What it’s like
To love somebody
To love somebody
The way I love you

In my brain
See your face again
I know my frame of mind
You ain’t got to be so blind
And I’m blind so blind

But I’m a woman
Can’t you see what I am
I live and breathe for you
What good does it do
If I ain’t got you If I ain’t got you
If I ain’t got you If I ain’t got you

Say you don’t know
What it’s like
Baby you don’t know what it’s like
To love somebody
To love somebody
The way I love you

Oh’a, you don’t know
What it’s like
Baby you don’t know
What it’s like
To love somebody
To love somebody
The way I love you

The Colours Of The Rainbow

This Sunday’s theme is colours – great theme! I have gone with one of the most famous musicians of all the 20th century – the legendary Louis Armstrong. This is one of those songs that makes me smile no matter what. There is a lot of colour and a lot of wonderful going on in there!

Credits: Douglas George and Thiele Bob

I see trees of green
Red roses too
I see them bloom
For me and you
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world

I see skies of blue
And clouds of white
The bright blessed day
The dark sacred night
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world

The colors of the rainbow
So pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces
Of people going by
I see friends shaking hands
Saying, “How do you do?”
They’re really saying
“I love you”

I hear babies cry
I watch them grow
They’ll learn much more
Than I’ll never know
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world

Yes, I think to myself
What a wonderful world

Oh yeah

EVEN WHEN I LOSE I’M WINNING

We have to pick a song on the theme even or odd today. I wasn’t sure if this was supposed to be about numbers, and I was already with a numbers song. But from what I can see, it’s the words odd and even rather than the numbers.

I’ve gone with another sweet song for all you ladies out there. I’m not messing with you when I say even I get choked up with this one. This is “All Of Me” from John Legend.

Song credits:  John Legend and Toby Gad

What would I do without your smart mouth?
Drawing me in, and you kicking me out
You’ve got my head spinning, no kidding, I can’t pin you down
What’s going on in that beautiful mind
I’m on your magical mystery ride
And I’m so dizzy, don’t know what hit me, but I’ll be alright

My head’s under water
But I’m breathing fine
You’re crazy and I’m out of my mind

‘Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections
Give your all to me
I’ll give my all to you
You’re my end and my beginning
Even when I lose I’m winning
‘Cause I give you all of me
And you give me all of you, oh oh

How many times do I have to tell you
Even when you’re crying you’re beautiful too
The world is beating you down, I’m around through every mood
You’re my downfall, you’re my muse
My worst distraction, my rhythm and blues
I can’t stop singing, it’s ringing, in my head for you

My head’s under water
But I’m breathing fine
You’re crazy and I’m out of my mind

‘Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections
Give your all to me
I’ll give my all to you
You’re my end and my beginning
Even when I lose I’m winning
‘Cause I give you all of me
And you give me all of you, oh oh

Give me all of you
Cards on the table, we’re both showing hearts
Risking it all, though it’s hard

‘Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections
Give your all to me
I’ll give my all to you
You’re my end and my beginning
Even when I lose I’m winning
‘Cause I give you all of me
And you give me all of you

I give you all of me
And you give me all of you, oh oh

TALKING TO THE MOON

I liked the theme we were given this week. I’ve picked a Bruno Mars track that has lyrics that are sweet. I can’t believe it is ten years since this was released. Hope you have a blessed Sunday.

Song Credits: Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Albert Winkler and Jeff Bhasker

I know you’re somewhere out there
Somewhere far away
I want you back
I want you back

My neighbors think I’m crazy
But they don’t understand
You’re all I had
You’re all I had

At night when the stars light up my room
I sit by myself talking to the moon
Tryna get to you
In hopes you’re on the other side talking to me too
Or am I a fool who sits alone talking to the moon?

I’m feeling like I’m famous
The talk of the town
They say I’ve gone mad
Yeah, I’ve gone mad

But they don’t know what I know
‘Cause when the sun goes down
Someone’s talking back
Yeah, they’re talking back

At night when the stars light up my room
I sit by myself talking to the moon
Tryna get to you
In hopes you’re on the other side talking to me too
Or am I a fool who sits alone talking to the moon?

Do you ever hear me calling?

‘Cause every night I’m talking to the moon
Still tryna get to you
In hopes you’re on the other side talking to me too
Or am I a fool who sits alone talking to the moon?

I know you’re somewhere out there
Somewhere far away

JUICE

We were asked to pick a song today that starts with either D or J. I have gone with “Juice”. You can pick if you listen to my girl Lizzo or the cover by Harry Styles. Both are wicked.

Song Credits: Sean Spencer Small, Sam Michael Sumser, Eric Frederic, Melissa Jefferso and, Theron Makiel Thomas

Mirror, mirror on the wall
Don’t say it ’cause I know I’m cute (Ooh, baby)
Louis down to my drawers
LV all on my shoes (Ooh, baby)
I be drippin’ so much sauce
Gotta been looking like RAGÚ (Ooh, baby)
Lit up like a crystal ball
That’s cool, baby, so is you
That’s how I roll

If I’m shinin’, everybody gonna shine (Yeah, I’m gold)
I was born like this, don’t even gotta try (Now you know)
I’m like chardonnay, get better over time (So you know)
Heard you say I’m not the baddest, bitch, you lie (Haha)

It ain’t my fault that I’m out here gettin’ loose
Gotta blame it on the Goose
Gotta blame it on my juice, baby
It ain’t my fault that I’m out here makin’ news
I’m the pudding in the proof
Gotta blame it on my juice
Ya-ya-ee, ya-ya-ee, ya-ya-ee, ya-ya-ee
Blame it on my juice, blame it, blame it on my juice
Ya-ya-ee, ya-ya-ee, ya-ya-ee, ya-ya-ee
Blame it on my juice, blame it, blame it on my juice (Ooh, baby)

No, I’m not a snack at all
Look, baby, I’m the whole damn meal (Ooh, baby)
David, you ain’t bein’ slick
Don’t dare try to cop a feel (Ooh, baby)
The juice ain’t worth the squeeze
If the juice don’t look like this (Like this, like this, like this)
Hold up, nigga, please
Don’t make me have to take your bitch, shit (How I roll)

If I’m shinin’, everybody gonna shine (Yeah, I’m gold)
I was born like this, don’t even gotta try (Now you know)
I’m like chardonnay (Okay), get better over time (So you know)
Heard you say I’m not the baddest, bitch, you lie (You lie)

It ain’t my fault that I’m out here gettin’ loose
Gotta blame it on the Goose
Gotta blame it on my juice, baby
It ain’t my fault that I’m out here makin’ news
I’m the pudding in the proof
Gotta blame it on my juice
Ya-ya-ee (Ya-ya-ee), ya-ya-ee, ya-ya-ee, ya-ya-ee
Blame it on my juice, blame it, blame it on my juice
Ya-ya-ee (Ya-ya-ee), ya-ya-ee, ya-ya-ee, ya-ya-ee
Blame it on my juice, blame it, blame it on my juice (Alright)
Ya-ya-ee

Somebody come get this man
I think he got lost in my DMs, what? My DMs, what?
You better come get your man
I think he wanna be way more than friends, what?
More than friends
What you want me to say?

It ain’t my fault that I’m out here gettin’ loose
Gotta blame it on the Goose
Gotta blame it on my juice, baby
It ain’t my fault that I’m out here makin’ news
I’m the pudding in the proof (Puddin’ in the proof)
Gotta blame it on my juice (Blame it on my juice)
Ya-ya-ee (Yay-ya), ya-ya-ee, ya-ya-ee, ya-ya-ee
Blame it on my juice, blame it, blame it on my juice
Ya-ya-ee (Ya-ya-ee), ya-ya-ee, ya-ya-ee, ya-ya-ee
Blame it on my juice, blame it, blame it on my juice
(Blame it on it, yeah)