1) abba daba honeymoon - Aba Daba Honeymoon.
Words & Music by Arthur Fields & Walter Donovan Recorded by
Debbie Reynolds, 1951 (#3) From the 1950 movie "Two Weeks In Love ...
Aba Daba Honeymoon
is a popular song
that was written and published by Arthur Fields
and Walter Donovan in 1914. Known through its chorus, "Aba daba daba
daba daba daba dab, Said the chimpie to the monk; Baba daba daba daba
daba daba dab, Said the monkey to the chimp,"
the first recording of Aba Daba Honeymoon was made in 1914 by Collins & Harlan
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In 1964, American novelist Thomas Pynchon referred to the song in a
1964 letter to a friend as "the nadir of all American expression":
what's a nadir? :-)
2) crazy rhythm -
"Crazy Rhythm" is a thirty-two-bar swing show tune written in 1928 by Irving Caesar, Joseph Meyer, and Roger Wolfe Kahn for the Broadway musical Here's Howe. It has since become a jazz standard, inspiring at least 15 jazz albums named Crazy Rhythm, often with the song itself included. This song is also featured in the Steve Martin movie: The JERK! The performing artist is unlisted in the credits.
3) blue moon -
" is a classic popular song
. It was written by Richard Rodgers
and Lorenz Hart
, and has become a standard ballad
georgia brown -
Sweet Georgia Brown
" is a jazz standard
and pop tune written in 1925 by Ben Bernie
and Maceo Pinkard
(music) and Kenneth Casey
The tune was first recorded in 1926 by bandleader Ben Bernie, resulting in a five-week No. 1 for Ben Bernie and his Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra.
As Bernie's then nationally famous orchestra featuring the number did
much to popularize the number, Pinkard cut Bernie in for a share of the
tune's royalties by giving him a co-writer credit to the song.
Today it is known by many as the theme song of the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team.
5) stompin' at the savoy - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stompin%27_at_the_Savoy
"Stompin' at the Savoy", is a 1934 jazz standard composed by Edgar Sampson. It is named after the Savoy Ballroom.
Although the song is credited to Benny Goodman, Chick Webb, and Edgar Sampson, and the lyrics by Andy Razaf,
in reality the music was written and arranged for Chick Webb's band by
Sampson, who was the band's alto saxophonist. It was recorded as an
instrumental by both Webb and Benny Goodman, whose recording was the bigger hit. Lyrics were added by Andy Razaf, who wrote the lyrics to many popular songs. Goodman and Webb got their names added to the song when their bands recorded it.
6) why do fools fall in love - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Why_Do_Fools_Fall_in_Love_(song)
"Why Do Fools Fall in Love" is a song that was originally a hit for early New York City-based rock and roll group Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers in 1956. It reached No. 1 on the R&B chart, No. 6 on Billboard's Pop Singles chart, and number one on the UK Singles Chart. The song was ranked #307 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
The song helped to make Frankie Lymon a household name and would make him a rock and roll pioneer, paving the way for later teen prodigies like Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson, whose careers also took off at the age of 13.
wonder what thomas pynchon had to say about this one? [the asshole]
7) in my room -
"In My Room
" is a song written by Brian Wilson
and Gary Usher
for the American pop band The Beach Boys
. It was released on their 1963 album Surfer Girl
. It was also released as the B-side of the "Be True to Your School
" single. The single peaked at number six in the U.S. A remake by Usher's own band, Sagittarius
, peaked at number eighty-six in 1969.
8) under the boardwalk - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Under_the_Boardwalk
"Under the Boardwalk
" is a hit pop
song written by Kenny Young
and Arthur Resnick and recorded by The Drifters
The lyric describes a tryst
between a man and his beloved in a seaside town (Coney Island, New York
), who plan to privately meet "out of the sun" and out of sight from everyone else under a boardwalk
. The instrumentation includes güiro
. The song's chorus is unusual in that it switches from a major to minor key.
In 2007 a cover of this song by The Rolling Stones
(a 1965 #1 hit for the group in Australia)
9) funiculli, funiculla
" is a famous song written by Italian
journalist Peppino Turco
and set to music by Italian composer Luigi Denza
in 1880. It was composed to commemorate the opening of the first funicular
on Mount Vesuvius
, which was destroyed by the eruption of 1944. It was sung for the first time in the Quisisana Hotel in Castellammare di Stabia
and met with huge success. It was presented by Turco and Denza at the Piedigrotta
festival during the same year. Edward Oxenford, an English songwriter
and translator of libretti, published a version which became somewhat
traditional in English-speaking countries.
10) april in paris -
"April in Paris" is a song composed by Vernon Duke with lyrics by E. Y. Harburg in 1932 for the Broadway musical, Walk A Little Faster. It has been performed by many artists, including Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Bill Evans, Charlie Parker, Coleman Hawkins, Frank Sinatra, Mary Kaye Trio, Billie Holiday, Thelonious Monk, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman, Dinah Shore, Glenn Miller, Doris Day, Alex Chilton, Tommy Dorsey, and Dawn Upshaw. The original 1933 hit was performed by Freddy Martin, the 1952 remake (inspired by the movie of the same name) was by the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra, whose version made the Cashbox Top 50.
Basie's 1955 recording is the most famous, and that particular performance was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.. On this recording, trumpeter Thad Jones played his famous "Pop Goes the Weasel" solo, and Basie directs the band to play the end "one more time," then "one more once."
The song is featured in the film Blazing Saddles.