#SLS ~ It’s Not Tuesday

Thanks to Jim Adams, for hosting Song Lyric Sunday. In Casa Cuckoo news, I got into a minor car accident on Monday. My plastic front bumper cracked and fell mostly off, but duct tape is a wonderful thing. I wasn’t hurt. I was pulling out of a parking lot, trying to make a left turn across two lanes and a center turn lane, when BAM! I was smacking into the rear passenger wheel of an SUV. It turned into a big drama with police, fire department and the ladies left in an ambulance 🙄 The driver wanted to wait for her husband before climbing into the ambulance, but the paramedics told her if she was hurt enough to be transported, she needed to go now. Hmmm… what else? Daughter has Bronchitis again, or still🤷🏼‍♀️ It seems she’s been coughing her head off forever. I took her to Urgent Care for another inhaler and some prednisone. That was Friday. The same day Ben stayed home from school with a gut bug. Fun times at the Casa😵‍💫

The prompt words for this week are – Head, Hat, Hair, Scarf

I thought about using a Metallica song, but didn’t think it would appeal to as many listeners. So, I went with on old song sung by a guy who is really named Taco. His full name is Taco Ockerse. He was born in Jakarta to Dutch parents, and raised in Germany.

He performed old show tunes in supper clubs. Then in 1982 he released an album called After Eight with Puttin’ On The Ritz released as a single, with a video made for new channel MTV. The heavy rotation on MTV combined with the catchy song written by the great Irving Berlin, sent Taco’s song to #4 on Billboard in the US.

Songfacts had a cool bit of trivia …The success of Taco’s cover made 95-year-old Irving Berlin the oldest living songwriter ever with a single in the Top 10 of the Hot 100.

This song, though not Taco’s version, was featured in a classic comedy movie. How many of you know the movie?

If you’re blue, and you don’t know where to go to
Why don’t you go where fashion sits? Puttin’ on the ritz
Different types of wear a day coat, pants with stripes and cutaway coat
Perfect fits, puttin’ on the ritz

Dressed up like a million-dollar trooper
Trying hard to look like Gary Cooper (super-duper)
Come, let’s mix where Rockefellers walk with sticks or umbrellas in their mitts
Puttin’ on the ritz

Have you seen the well-to-do, up and down Park Avenue?
On that famous thoroughfare with their noses in the air?
High hats and arrow collars, white spats and lots of dollars
Spending every dime for a wonderful time

If you’re blue, and you don’t know where to go to
Why don’t you go where fashion sits? Puttin’ on the ritz
Different types of wear a day coat, pants with stripes and cutaway coat
Perfect fits, puttin’ on the ritz

Dressed up like a million-dollar trooper
Trying hard to look like Gary Cooper (super-duper)
Come, let’s mix where Rockefellers walk with sticks or umbrellas in their mitts
Puttin’ on the ritz

Dressed up like a million-dollar trooper
Trying hard to look like Gary Cooper (super-duper)
If you’re blue, and you don’t know where to go to
Why don’t you go where fashion sits? Puttin’ on the ritz, puttin’ on the ritz
Puttin’ on the ritz, puttin’ on the ritz

Downtown, uptown, get your kicks at the Ritz
Dine and wine, but not ’til nine, the time is right for us tonight
We gotta move, move to the rhythm
We can
Move, dance to the rhythm, nice and easy
I want ya to move
Puttin’ it on, puttin’ it on
Puttin’ it on, puttin’ it on
The R-I-T-Z
How ’bout you and me zest?

Gotta dance

Gotta dance

Gotta dance

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What song would you choose for this prompt? There were some other obvious choices that had been recently used for other prompts by other people. I’m always looking for something offbeat or a favorite. So share your offbeat favorite cuz I love new to me music. Thanks for stopping by.

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HUGS!!

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