B.A.: Maybe it’s just me, or maybe this 1997 song just didn’t age well, or maybe it’s a generational thing (I was in my second year of nursery school when it was released)… but I listen to this and I hear a song about an emotionally abusive relationship. Nothing ambiguous about it. I would tell Shania to kick his ass to the curb before she becomes a police statistic.
Somebody asked for suggestions for the worst possible exercise music.
Anybody have a worse idea that this?
They did the entire show.
My go-to “Too Darn Hot” has been removed from YouTube, though, so we’re going with something a bit different.
Well… maybe not… but it is a fun argument.
(And does this call for a “1981 called…”? This certainly isn’t a current reference)
This was, not surprisingly, always intended to be the final Morning Wake-Up song — in fact, as I write this and place in the queue, I’m not even sure when it’s going to be posted. My guess would be the second half of June.
Hopefully, we won’t have to start this up again later in the year. Keep safe, friends.
B.A.: [May 21, 2020] Please queue this up for the morning of July 4. Hopefully by then the Great Quarantine of 2020 will largely be over and “Music to Get Us Started During the Lockdown” will have gone the way of ChadWatch and While We’re Waiting for the Download, and this will just be something fun to listen to a Saturday morning.
I find this version infinitely more appealing than the one in Hamilton, because there’s no sense of “Look how cool we are, and I bet you’re glad you paid $1200 for your ticket.”
I also like the idea of Peggy, an adult (historically accurate) who seems to act like a child (probably not historically accurate), being played by an actual child.
J-L: An Italian song from the 1980s: It’s called “Non Voglio Mica La Luna” which translates to “I don’t want the moon (at all).”
Bob: So nice to see kids today covering the music of their grandparents’
(The barely pubescent lead singer is the baby of this group. The
drummer who is also the background singer in the striped sweater is
about 20 y.o. and I don’t know the approximate ages of the other two
CIDU Bill: Not really “wake-up music,” but worthy of being included as an Honorable Mention.