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Music Monday – Strangers In The Night

Posted by on Mon, July 23rd, 2012 at 11:00 am

Exactly 46 years ago today, this album went to number 1 on the US Album Chart.  This LP by Frank Sinatra went on to be the most successful being certified Platinum for 1 million copies sold in the US.  The title track would earn him two Grammy awards for Record Of The Year and Best Male Vocal Performance” (ThisDayInMusic.com).  This song was originally composed by Avo Uvezian as “Broken Guitar” and later re-badged by Bert Kaempfert with English lyrics by Charles Singleton and Eddie Snyder.  However, the song was only made popular in 1966 with Frank Sinatra’s version.  Here is Strangers In The Night.

~TSGal

Music Monday – Hit The Lights And Find TSG

Posted by on Mon, July 16th, 2012 at 12:00 pm
Today’s Music Monday comes from actress, singer, and teen idol, Selena Gomez.  This song is taken from her and her band’s third studio album, When The Sun Goes Down.  The song was released on January 20th, and it’s an uptempo dance track.  Get your dancing shoes on and get ready to Hit The Lights! Your ... Read More »

Music Monday – The Police

Posted by on Mon, July 9th, 2012 at 3:00 pm
Exactly 29 years ago today, The Police started an eight week run at Number 1 on the US Singles Chart with this song, which was also Number 1 in the UK.  It also topped the Billboard Top Tracks chart for nine weeks.  Taken from the bands album Synchronicity, Sting won Song of the Year and ... Read More »

Music Monday – Hound Dog

Posted by on Mon, July 2nd, 2012 at 11:00 am
Exactly 56 years ago today, Elvis Presley recorded “Hound Dog” at RCA Studios, New York.  The ended up releasing Elvis’ 13 take on the song.  ””Hound Dog” is a twelve-bar blues written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller and originally recorded by Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton in 1952.  Other early versions illustrate the differences ... Read More »

Music Monday – Paperback Writer

Posted by on Mon, June 25th, 2012 at 1:00 pm
Exactly 46 years ago today, The Beatles started a two week run at number 1 on the US singles chart with this song, which was the band’s 12th US number 1 hit.  This was the last new song by The Beatles to be featured on their final tour in 1966, and was the group’s only ... Read More »

Music Monday – Purdue Avenue

Posted by on Mon, June 18th, 2012 at 3:00 pm
Today’s Music Monday is a little bit different, because it comes from two of our very own Team Swagbucks members.  Mendy, who you might recognize from Office Wars, plays guitar in the band Purdue Avenue, while Jon, who you should know from Happy Hour with Frontline Support, plays bass.  Purdue Avenue, formed in late December ... Read More »

Music Monday – Paint It, Black

Posted by on Mon, June 11th, 2012 at 12:00 pm
Exactly 46 years ago today, The Rolling Stones started a two week run at number 1 on the US Singles Chart with this song. This is The Rolling Stones’ third US number 1 single. Also a number 1 in the UK, this song was the first number 1 single to feature a sitar on the ... Read More »

Music Monday – The Police

Posted by on Mon, June 4th, 2012 at 3:00 pm
Exactly 29 years ago today, The Police began its four week run at No.1 in the UK with this song.  This song also topped the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for eight straight weeks.  Sting won “Song of the Year” and The Police won “Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal” at ... Read More »

Music Monday – God Bless the USA

Posted by on Mon, May 28th, 2012 at 1:00 pm
Today we celebrate Memorial Day and honor all of the men and women who have sacrificed their lives to keep our country safe.  As you listen to today’s Music Monday, God Bless the USA by Lee Greenwood, please think about all of those who serve on our behalf in an attempt to protect us all ... Read More »

Music Monday – Ring My Bell

Posted by on Mon, May 21st, 2012 at 1:00 pm
Today’s Music Monday is a 1979 disco song by Anita Ward.  This song hit number one on the disco charts, as well as on the Billboard Hot 100 and soul singles chart.  It also reached number one on the UK Singles Chart.  This is “Ring My Bell.”  Have you rung the bell on the Test ... Read More »