Hippo Christmas song and Brenda Lee
Going to start off by saying, Gangnam style song has NOTHING on these two songs I’m going to talk about!
My last music related blog was about Guns N Roses, so I thought it’s time to do another music blog. There are couple of songs that’s been humming in my brain for some time now, its the holidays, and you can say these are couple of my favorite things :)
I’ve been listening to lots of Christmas tunes lately and there is one song that’s an absolute smash hit with my two little boys. Song is called ‘I want a hippopotamus for Christmas’. It makes me laugh just reading the title. Every time this song plays on the radio, we all sing along to it and we also add our own little twist to it.
My version: replace all the “I” with “My naughty boys” and replace all “hippopotamus” with “lump of coal”
My boys’ version: replace all hippopotamus with any Thomas&friends stuff, T-rex, Rhinoceros, Ninjago, etc…
Just how powerful is this holiday song? My boys could, once again, easily destroy another one of my electronic gadgets in an accident, but if the song comes on, I can’t help but to smile and sing the coal version of the song!
Some people think the hippo song was sung by Shirley Temple, or that it was sung by a much older person pretending to be a kid. The truth is, the song was recorded on the set of Ed Sullivan show in 1953 by an amazing 10yr old talent named Gayla Peevey. Check out the video and tell me you are not impressed by her spunk, & talent. Love the song and love the video.
Now that brings us to “Sweet Nothings” by Brenda Lee. I know I’m probably sounding like a senior citizen raving about all these golden oldies, but when quality is involved, there is no age gap! Brenda Lee is one of my all time favorite artists and this is my favorite song from her. It’s hard to go back to listening to the modern stuff after listening to this type of music. I love her voice and her stage presentation. Wish I could have seen this performance live…so simple…so mellow.
How about you folks? Care to share some of your favorite things? :)