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Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off
Wednesday, February 24, 2016      10 comments

Today is National Tortilla Day. Hmmm, what can I do with that? Not much. So, here's Joe Nichols, 2005, and "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off". (It's not dirty) ... Read more
Banana Boat Song (Day-O)
Tuesday, February 23, 2016      14 comments

According to NationalCalendarDay.com, today is National Banana Bread Day. I can't do much for that - maybe swap recipes, eat some banana bread ... umm, good. But, here's Harry Belafonte, 1956, and "Day-O" - commonly called "The Banana Boat Son... Read more
Margaritaville
Monday, February 22, 2016      14 comments

According the NationalCalendarDay.com, today is Margarita Day. So, I am contractually obligated to do this song! Jimmy Buffett, 1977. Nibbling... Read more
Cherry, Cherry
Sunday, February 21, 2016      12 comments

For Washington's Birthday, which is actually 22 Feb - "Cherry, Cherry" by Neil Diamond, 1966. Baby loves me Yes, yes she does Ah, the girl... Read more
I Won't Let Go
Friday, February 19, 2016      15 comments

Today is National Caregivers Day (also Lash Day and National Mint Chocolate Day) In honor of those that care for others, here's Rascal Flatts and "I Won't Let Go" from 2011. ... Read more
Watermelon Crawl
Thursday, February 18, 2016      14 comments

Today Is National Drink Wine Day! Not that you can't drink it any day ... Watermelon Crawl recorded by Tracy Byrd, 1994. Written by Buddy Brock & Zack Turner ... Read more
Cajun Queen
Wednesday, February 17, 2016      13 comments

While looking up the history of "Big Bad John", I found a reference to this song. Jimmy Dean recorded it in 1962 as a follow up for BBJ. Definitely brings John into the mythic heroes like Paul Bunyan and others! Back in JD's time, songs told sto... Read more
Big Bad John
Tuesday, February 16, 2016      10 comments

Big Bad John was written by Roy and Dean Acuff, recorded by Jimmy Dean* in 1961. It was released in September and made it to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 by November. It tells the tale of a quiet, "big, big man" working as a miner. The mine coll... Read more
Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A.
Monday, February 15, 2016      15 comments

This was Donna Fargo's single debut in 1972 and signature song. She said she tried to write "Happiest Girl in the World", but the rhymes didn't work out. ... Read more
I Just Fall in Love Again
Sunday, February 14, 2016      15 comments

For Valentine's Day, another by Anne Murray - I just love her voice! This song was originally covered by The Carpenters, but not released as a single, in 1977. Dusty Springfield recorded it in 1978, but it wasn't promoted well. Finally, Anne Mur... Read more
That's Amore
Saturday, February 13, 2016      14 comments

Today is National Tortellini Day ... in honor of this traditionally Italian meal, and the upcoming Valentine's Day - here's That's Amore, a signature song for Dean Martin from 1953. ... Read more
You Needed Me
Friday, February 12, 2016      11 comments

I looked on the NationalCalendarDay.com site to see what's interesting about today. Today is Plum Pudding Day. Huh - can't do a thing with that, except "bring out the figgy pudding" for Christmas. Also, the "Scream" picture was stolen 12 Feb 199... Read more
With a Little Help From My Friends
Thursday, February 11, 2016      10 comments

Today, 11 Feb 2016, is Make a Friend Day. The Beatles wrote and recorded this one in 1967 as part of their Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, but didn't release it as a single. Joe Cocker covered it in 1968. ... Read more
Bus Stop
Wednesday, February 10, 2016      9 comments

Today is National Umbrella Day! . From 1966, the Hollies and Bus Stop ... Read more
Go to the Mardi Gras
Tuesday, February 09, 2016      9 comments

Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday ... I'm celebrating Fat-free Tuesday. I searched for Mardi Gras songs and found this one by Professor Longhair (Henry Roeland "Roy" Byrd, aka "Fess") circa 1959. ... Read more

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