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SLS: Girl’s Name Starting with S

Stockard Channing Rizzo Grease

Stockard Channing’s Rizzo is arguably the heroine of Grease. Feisty and independent, she doesn’t put up with any crap from a man, nor does she pretend to be someone she’s not. Rizzo revels in her badass attitude and flaunts her sexuality. She does engage in a bit of deception to win back her man’s attention, but hey nobody’s perfect. And her man is Jeff Conaway’s Kenicke, a much yummier guy than Travolta’s dopey Danny. At the beginning of the movie, Rizzo resents newcomer Sandy, who is basically her opposite: blonde, wholesome, and sweet. Rizzo relentlessly mocks Sandy for being gullible and innocent, until later on when they become friends. During a sleepover, Rizzo belts out a memorable song comparing Sandy to an actress who plays “pure” girls. Watch the cute clip below for the song Sandra Dee.

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Written for Jim Adams’ Song Lyric Sunday.


Image from Throwbacks.

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Song Lyric Sunday: One-Word Title

Cat walking away explosion fire

“Bang!” is a 2020 song by AJR Productions. It’s the lead single from the band’s fourth album OK Orchestra. AJR stands for Adam, Jack, and Ryan Met ~ three musical brothers from New York City who write and create music in their apartment in Manhattan.

AJR played cover songs for years, busking as relative unknowns, until Ryan tweeted one of their original songs to a bunch of celebs. That did the trick and they got signed to Warner Music in 2013. Apparently, they had a big commercial hit with their kickoff song “I’m Ready,” which is a spoof of SpongeBob SquarePants, but I never heard of them until “Bang!”

The song hit No. 8 on Billboard Hot 100, which makes it their first top 10 and their highest charting single. I love this catchy tune and the fun coming-of-age lyrics.

Bang!

I get up I get down
And I’m jumpin’ around
And the rumpus and ruckus are comfortable now
Been a hell of a ride
But I’m thinking it’s time to grow
Bang! Bang! Bang!
So I got an apartment across from the park
Put quinoa in my fridge
Still I’m not feeling grown
Been a hell of a ride
But I’m thinking it’s time to go
Bang! Bang! Bang! (Here we go!)

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Written for Jim Adams’ Song Lyric Sunday.

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Song Lyric Sunday: Blossom

Autumn fall flowers bouquet

Ervin T. Rouse wrote “Orange Blossom Special” in 1938 about the passenger train of the same name. Rouse was inspired by his Jacksonville, Florida tour of the luxury train to write the music; lyrics were added later. Ervin and Gordon Rouse recorded the original in 1939. It’s been called the fiddle player’s national anthem and it’s a favorite at bluegrass festivals. The song has the rhythm of a train and can generate a lot of energy. Johnny Cash has a great cover of the song and played it with Rouse in Miami after Cash found out that Rouse was the original creator. There was a dispute over authorship for a while with another musician, Chubby Wise. In 1997, another musician claimed credit for it. But there’s no argument that JC does a kickin’ cover, right?

Orange Blossom Special

Look a-yonder comin’
Comin’ down that railroad track
Hey, look a-yonder comin’
Comin’ down that railroad track
It’s the Orange Blossom Special
Bringin’ my baby back

Well, I’m going down to Florida
And get some sand in my shoes
Or maybe Californy
And get some sand in my shoes
I’ll ride that Orange Blossom Special
And lose these New York blues […]

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Written for Jim Adams’ Song Lyric Sunday.

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Birds of a Feather

Swans love bonded

Some people claim that opposites attract, but I’ve always thought (and observed) that couples who are more alike than different have better success with long-term relationships. Not every item needs to match, but it’s hard, for example, to sustain a romance with someone who craves constant travel when you’re a homebody. And how do you compromise on religion, children, politics? I guess a person who loves cake could live with someone who only likes pie. Perhaps! But the big goals should line up, imo. Of course, there are always exceptions, but I prefer playing the odds. And indeed back when I dated I met plenty of odd men… but thankfully those days are over and I can now simply opine cluelessly from my comfy chair.

Swans are often used as a symbol of eternal love because most pairs mate for life. “Divorce” is rare; only a small percentage of the birds split up and take another mate. I received a beautiful pair of crystal swans as a wedding gift and still have them with only a few scratches. The marriage itself shattered however…

In “My Guy,” Mary Wells sings about how well she and her man go together, so well that she could never be torn away from him. She seems to be singing to another man who may be trying to seduce her, and she rejects his advances by explaining how her current relationship could never be upgraded.

There’s nothing you could say
To tear me away from my guy
There’s nothing you could do
‘Cause I’m stuck like glue to my guy
I’m stickin’ to my guy like a stamp to a letter
Like the birds of a feather
We stick together
I’m telling you from the start
I can’t be torn apart from my guy

Ronald White and Smokey Robinson wrote these great lyrics for the 1964 hit. Enjoy!

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Written for Jim’s Thursday Inspiration.

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