Songs from the Past: Gina G – Just a Little Bit

This week Hugh is focusing on the Eurovision Song Contest for his weekly series of Songs from the Past. Although personally I’m really not a great Eurovision fan, I could hardly pass up the opportunity to join in with such a challenging theme – so here goes!

This particular 1996 Eurovision Contest entry for the UK (sung by Australian singer Gina G) remains forever etched in my memory, as at that point my two teenage daughters attended regular dance classes (both ballet and tap) and had worked out a dance routine which they practiced religiously – always to the music at full blast, of course, so one way or another I heard it such a lot that year! Do I like it? Well, I suppose I have to say… Ooh, aah, just a little bit… 🙂

Oh, and apparently the song came 8th in the contest, held that year in Oslo – not too bad a result! 🙂

Songs from the Past: Neil Diamond – Girl You’ll be a Woman Soon

This week’s Song from the Past from me is Neil Diamond’s ‘Girl You’ll be a Woman Soon’ from 1967 just because I absolutely love it ❤

However Urge Overkill recorded a cover version that was used in Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 movie ‘Pulp Fiction’, and I think maybe I like this version even more – but perhaps because that’s because I really loved the movie, and the association is so strong

Either way, it’s a great song… 🙂

Songs from the Past: Alanis Morissette – Ironic

Even though technically there was nothing ironic in the examples Alanis Morissette sang about in her 1996 hit ‘Ironic’, I absolutely loved it, and still do! And I also love the tongue-in-cheek update she sang 20 years later with James Cordon… I’m still smiling and singing along with it even now… such great fun, just love the new lyrics 🙂

The original version…

And the updated version…

Why don’t you join me in joining in with Hugh’s ongoing series of posts ’51 Songs from the Past in 51 Weeks’ and share some of your favourite musical memories too – go on, you know you want to! 🙂

Songs from the Past: Double Bill

I’m really put out I missed posting a song last week, but I’m making up for it this week by posting a double bill of Songs from the Past – I’ve been a bit preoccupied with a lot of stuff going on in real life at the moment, so my mood just now tends to be as erratic as the great British weather… So in honour of my emotionally undulating state of mind, here’s Travis with ‘Why Does it Always Rain on Me’ from 1999 followed by Katrina and the Waves from 1983 with ‘Walking on Sunshine’… two old favourites that never let me down:-)