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Music Monday – When You’re Hot You’re Hot

Posted by on Mon, December 2nd, 2013 at 11:55 am

Some songs withstand the test of time.  But not all…

On this day in 1978 Rod Stewart was at Number 1 on the UK singles chart with “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy” from his album Blondes Have More Fun.  It wouldn’t be until February of the following year for it to reach the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the US.  But not everyone thought Rod was sexy.  A plagiarism lawsuit by Brazilian musician Jorge Ben Jor confirmed that the song had been derived from his composition ‘Taj Mahal’. Stewart agreed to donate all his royalties from the song to United Nations Children’s Fund.

Here is Jorge Ben Jor’s song, what do you think?

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Today’s Music Monday Trivia is also a Swag Code worth 4 Swag Bucks when entered correctly in the Swag Code box before 1 pm PT/ 4 pm ET.  What is Rod Stewart’s legal first name? 

Music Monday Discussion: What other songs have not withstood the test of time despite being chart toppers upon release?  On Tuesday we will randomly choose 3 contributors and hook them up with 25 Swag Bucks each.

Music Monday – Holding Out for a Hero

Posted by on Mon, November 11th, 2013 at 1:00 pm
Today we honor all of our Veterans.  We thank every man and woman who has stood up for our country and given their lives to protect our land and our people. Thank you for being HEROES!   Today’s Music Monday Trivia Question: On what date was this song released and which movie was it featured ... Read More »

Music Monday – “In Lou We Trust”

Posted by on Mon, October 28th, 2013 at 8:55 am
The world lost a true music pioneer yesterday with the passing of Lou Reed at age 71.  From his time with The Velvet Underground through his extensive solo career it is difficult to pick just one or two songs to exemplify the man. While I was lucky enough to see Lou Reed in concert on ... Read More »

Music Monday – A Rivalry for the Ages

Posted by on Mon, October 21st, 2013 at 12:00 pm
Hatfields vs McCoys, Kanye vs Kimmel, Paper vs Plastic.  It’s time to add another feud on the legendary list: Bats vs Cats! The Halloween 2013 Bats vs Cats Team Challenge is now live! To get you in the spirit we have pitted Meat Loaf’s “Bat Out Of Hell” vs Tom Jones’ “What’s New Pussycat” Vote ... Read More »

Music Monday – The First of 5

Posted by on Mon, October 14th, 2013 at 9:55 am
Today’s Music Monday highlights the first televised appearance of what would become a cultural phenomenon – Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5.  The exact date if the first Jackson 5 TV appearance was October 18, 1969 although there are conflicting reports on the internet that the date was in fact October 14, 1968.  Regardless of ... Read More »

Music Monday Goes Glam

Posted by on Mon, September 30th, 2013 at 12:00 pm
Happy Birthday, Marc Bolan! The lead singer for ’70s glam-rock band T Rex was born on this day in 1947.  Marc Bolan and T Rex are most known for the song “Bang a Gong (Get It On)” which peaked on the US Billboard Pop Singles chart at #10 in January 1972.  Bolan was killed in ... Read More »

Music Monday’s Got Soul

Posted by on Mon, September 23rd, 2013 at 11:57 am
On this day in 1930 a true legend was born – Ray Charles.  Ray Charles is being honored today with his own first-class commemorative stamp from the U.S. Postal Service. “The U.S. Postal Service® honors Ray Charles, the extraordinary composer, singer, and pianist, who mixed blues, gospel, country, jazz, and soul music in a unique ... Read More »

Music Monday Mourns Today’s Events

Posted by on Mon, September 16th, 2013 at 12:01 pm
Usually Music Monday is a fun time to share memories of top tunes.  That doesn’t seem appropriate with the news out of Washington, DC which as of this writing is showing 12 dead.  Therefore today’s Music Monday is a well known, and too often heard tune – TAPS as performed by the United States Navy ... Read More »

Music Monday Celebrates The King

Posted by on Mon, September 9th, 2013 at 11:55 am
On this day in 1956, Elvis Aaron Presley made his Ed Sullivan Show debut – despite the host’s previous pronouncement that he was “unfit for family viewing”.  During the September 9th, 1956 show Elvis performed three songs – ‘Don’t Be Cruel’, ’Love Me Tender‘ and ‘Ready Teddy’ from the CBS TV Studios in Los Angeles.  This one ... Read More »

Music Monday Marches to a Different Drummer

Posted by on Mon, August 19th, 2013 at 9:00 am
Since it is High School Week here at Swagbucks it seems appropriate that Music Monday features one of the more unique aspects of that time of life: High School Marching Bands!  But not just any Marching Band performances, these feature some of the least likely music choices – The Who, Led Zeppelin and Rocky Horror ... Read More »