Monday, June 3, 2013

Music Mondays: Kickin' It Old School

I’m gonna be honest here: This blogging gig is a pretty neat thing.  It provides me with a platform to share things I find important, interesting, or just plain fun.  It also has led me to meet other interesting and talented writers.

One such writer is my blogging friend, Jess Witkins.  Jess writes the blog, “Jess Witkins’Happiness Project”, where she writes about all things that make her happy.  Like wine tastings and books.  Or music and bands.  Or movies and soundtracks.  Which brings me to today’s “Music Monday” post.

Jess and I communicate over at her blog, over here sometimes, and often on Twitter (follow her at @jesswitkins, by the way – she's great fun!)  Not long ago Jess and I started our own personal obsession fan club for the movie “Pitch Perfect” (which, if you didn’t watch after my post about it, shame on you. Go rent it and watch it now. Well, after you finish reading this post. Then you may carry on.)  A couple months ago I tweeted her this picture:

This is that cool song Becca performs for her Bellas tryout (just in case you didn't know)

Naturally, this tweet sparked an ongoing conversation regarding the Pitch Perfect soundtrack, which culminated in Jess’s latest tweet to me, “Good news! A ‘showtunes’ station on Pandora plays songs from the Pitch Perfect soundtrack! Yippee!”

Yippee is right! Now, knowing that Jess is quite a movie and pop culture buff, I responded that such a station should also play songs from the Grease, Footloose, and Saturday Night Fever soundtracks.  Imagine my surprise when Jess informed me that while she is familiar with Grease, she is unfamiliar with the other two movies.  What??  It was at that moment that I realized how many years have passed since those iconic movies graced the Big Screen and it is my duty, in the interest of all things pop-culture and musical, to introduce others to the music and stories that helped define my middle school and high school years (although, admittedly, Saturday Night Fever’s story kinda sucks and I actually didn’t see the movie until I was much older, it is nonetheless impossible to remember 6th grade without humming a few bars from “Disco Inferno”).

So, in the interest of cultural preservation, I share with you two popular songs from both movies.  And, if they help you recall some wonderful adolescent memory, feel free to thank me for share it in the comments section below!


  1. Dyanne @ I Want BacksiesJune 3, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    I LOVE SHOWTUNES! Deep inside me, there is a Broadway musical star just WAITING to come out. (She's completely talent-less, but she's there, nonetheless.)

  2. LOL, Jess! Now you have ME singing, "All day long I'd fiddle fiddle fum, if I were a wealthy maaaannnn"

  3. Oh, you are far from talent-less....

  4. OMgosh,
    I've watched Saturday Night Fever & Grease about A MILLION times!