Friday, 4 January 2008

Spike Spike Bo Bike Banana Bana Fo Fike Fee Fi Mo Mike...Spike!

Three classics from female singers today. First we have a song which gives us hours of fun! Well, at least five minutes of fun as we learn that there isn't any name that we can't rhyme, according to Shirley Ellis. Given the trouble I have spelling in song, you can imagine how many days it took me to learn how to play The Name Game...

Shirley Ellis - The Name Game mp3 (available for 7 days)

I love Carole King, I do. So does my mum. So does my brother. So does kippers. In fact I'm not sure I know anyone who hasn't openly declared their love for her. I even forgive her for being half responsible for the distinctly dubious He Hit Me And It Felt Like A Kiss since the following song was a hit in the same year.

Carole King - It Might As Well Rain Until September mp3 (available for 7 days)

I believe my words upon hearing I Can't Stay Mad At You for the first time were, "Why don't all songs sound like this?" Still a perfectly valid question, I feel. (And it was written by Carole King - huzzah!)
If you get a spare moment, have a read up about Skeeter - her story is pretty amazing. Particularly the part where her best friend's mother pumped her full of drugs and told her she was responsible for the death of said friend in a car crash.

Skeeter Davis - I Can't Stay Mad At You mp3 (available for 7 days)

All of these songs can be bought on the great compilation Early Girls volume 1: Popsicles and Icicles.


Kippers said...

Fan-bloody-tastic. Cheers for those, Spike Spike Bo Bike Banana Fo Fike Fee Fi Mo Mike...Spike!

ally. said...

i've tried for knocking 30 years to sing along all the way through the the name game thing but always end up in a giggling mess. it's ace.
i was amazed when i realised it was carole what wrote 'he hit me...' - it's a classic if horrid, apparently written about little eva.
ta for these

Spike said...

You'll have to come round for a sing-a-long sometime, Ally!

Psst, kippers - you forgot a 'bana' there! :oP