Wednesday, February 23, 2011

30 Day Song Challenge: Day Eight

Day Eight: A song that you know all the words to         
          I have a deep, deep love for old 80s crime shows and will at times watch Magnum PI, Riptide, Moonlighting, Simon and Simon, Heart to Heart and Remington Steele just for nostalgia of feeling 8 years old and remembering when I thought these shows were very grown-up and hard to solve.
         One show that we used to watch, as well, that I'd forgotten about until this song challenge was Hardcastle and McCormick. The premise according to Wikipedia (my favorite site for looking up the trivial) "involves the retirement of Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Milton C. "Hardcase" Hardcastle. With file drawers filled with 200 criminals who got off on technicalities, he takes a page from his childhood hero, the Lone Ranger, and makes plans to go after these criminals. Mark McCormick is a smart-mouthed, streetwise car thief who is looking at hard time for his latest theft, a prototype sports car, called the Coyote X, designed by his murdered best friend. Together they strike a deal: Hardcastle helps Mark catch the murderer; Mark agrees to be released as the Judge's right hand man. In addition, Mark is allowed to keep the Coyote, which proves to be an excellent pursuit vehicle for their needs."
         I remember one episode especially called "The Day the Music Died"...not because of the plot, I'm sure it involved a murder followed by a car chase, but because of one scene in it where McCormick is in the Coyote singing "American Pie" by Don McLean and I remember this because both of my sisters were singing along to a song that I'd never even heard...*scouts honor* I'd never heard of "American Pie" until that moment, and there were my younger, not as smart as me sisters singing along...of course they weren't singing all the words, but I vowed then and there that I would learn all the words and when it came time to sing the song again I would wow the world.
         Since then I have been obsessed with that song...I've learned all the words, I've researched the history and the lore. I sing this song without the radio when I'm driving alone. I love, love, love it! :)

Feel free to join in by commenting below (I really do love comments, on fb or here), or doing this challenge on your own blog.

The 30 Day Song Challenge
Day 01 – Your favorite song
Day 02 -- Your least favorite song
Day 03 -- A song that makes you happy
Day 04 -- A song that makes you sad
Day 06 -- A song that reminds you of someone
Day 06 -- A song that reminds you of somewhere
Day 07 -- A song that reminds you of a certain event
Day 08 – A song that you know all the words to
Day 09 – A song that you can dance to
Day 10 – A song that makes you fall asleep
Day 11 – A song from your favorite band
Day 12 – A song from a band you hate
Day 13 – A song that is a guilty pleasure
Day 14 – A song that no one would expect you to love
Day 15 – A song that describes you
Day 16 – A song that you used to love but now hate
Day 17 – A song that you hear often on the radio
Day 18 – A song that you wish you heard on the radio
Day 19 – A song from your favorite album
Day 20 – A song that you listen to when you’re angry
Day 21 – A song that you listen to when you’re happy
Day 22 – A song that you listen to when you’re sad
Day 23 – A song that you want to play at your wedding
Day 24 – A song that you want to play at your funeral
Day 25 – A song that makes you laugh
Day 26 – A song that you can play on an instrument
Day 27 – A song that you wish you could play
Day 28 – A song that makes you feel guilty
Day 29 – A song from your childhood
Day 30 – Your favorite song at this time last year


  1. I always love reading your posts for this challenge...maybe I should do it myself. I don't know...I'm already falling behind on the Friday5 :)

  2. first of all, thanks! :)

    i say do it! i would love to read your history of music...since we have such similar taste and well, it's loads of fun!!! do them whenever you feel only the ones you them once a them 30 days in a row...

    i feel like dr. seuss

    do it, do it!!! start today!!!

    and...about the friday5 do those whenever you feel like, too!!!

  3. I love the song American Pie! I too know all the words. My brother and I used to sing it when we were little. Great song!

  4. Did your Aunt Neicie and I not teach you anything? I can't believe you didn't know that song.

  5. Cannot single out one song cause as we grew up, we listened to alot of radio after school andgot to learn words to several songs, even now I learn words to my favorite songs.



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