|Screen Shot from You Tube Video.|
SONGS I LOVE:
I never paid much attention to current pop singers nor listened to their music on You Tube. It was always checking out for evergreens that were recorded around and before the 70s and enjoying established artistes from the past. You will know who these artistes are if you mouse through the postings on this blog. But a chance tap on the tablet one evening changed my habit and took me to a whole new happening. I found a 21st Century artiste I like. Who is this star?
While I was searching for songs that had post WWI swing bands in tune I happened to watch a music video clip that kept me glued to my computer screen ten times over. It was entertaining; it was hot; it was sexy and so mesmerizing I fell in love with both the song and the sultry singer.
But it was neither a hit from Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller nor Harry James but an album produced in 2006. The song was a tribute of the 1941 Andrews Sisters' hit Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy and the track was a classic pop blues and swing jazz number which went down well with me. And I didn't mind the rather naughty lyrics.
I saw the same singer on another occasion when I watched Cher in a new *movie. As I watched the beginning scenes my eyes were glued again to the same face I recognized on television. It was her debut movie and she was the star attraction, so as the tale unraveled so did her songs and dances which I found captivating. "Something's got a hold on me," she sang. Yes, she's got a hold on me too. She looked familiar and I realized that she was also a judge for the TV singing contest, The Voice.
|Screen Shot from You Tube Video: Candyman.|
So there you are. Who's the singer? First time in the history of this blog, a brand new twenty first century song with a brand old twist (nearly, she came in 1999). The star is a modern day Betty Grable (but prettier) called Christina Aguilera!
We drank champagne and we danced all night
We shook the paparazzi for a big surprise
The gossip tonight will be tomorrow's headline..."
*Movie: Burlesque (2010).
Song by: Aguilera and Linda Perry.
Screen Shots: from You Tube Video. Music video: by Christina Aguilera performing Candyman. (C) 2006 RCA Records, a unit of Sony BMG Music Entertainment.
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