The Color Battle of the Bands
In early December, I was asked to pick a theme for today’s Mondays Music Moves Me. As many of you know, I was in the middle of packing for my move when the request came in. Not being one to let anyone down, I pulled a theme out of the air without giving it much thought. At the time, I didn’t even know where I was going to be living, let alone if I would have internet access. I didn’t even look at the calendar to see what the date would be.
I figured my theme would be fairly broad so we could get a nice variety of songs to listen to. I mean, there are literally thousands of songs with different colors in the titles. Then, my good friend Michele asked me what the theme would be (because Xmas Doily hadn’t updated her page yet) and she asked me how I was going to use it for the battle of the bands. I hadn’t even factored in the battle!
So a few thoughts came to me as I was packing and moving. I thought about picking a whimsical tune “Purple People Eaters”... and I thought about using “Behind Blue Eyes”. “Purple People Eaters” would have been fun, but would anyone really take me serious? “Behind Blue Eyes” uncovered a variety of different covers. But then I thought about Pete Townshend, and thought I should go yet a different route.
Instead of using a particular color, I gave some thought about the word by itself. Instantly, I thought of that wonderful tune by Chicago.
‘Colour My World’
Well, it turns out that I was not able to find a cover of that song fit for a battle. But I did discover a few different tunes with the same title. Interesting…
After a few listens I realized that the Westlife and Backstreet Boys version sounded too identical. Yes, I even played both videos at the same time for comparison. Scratch that idea.
Tokyo Ghoul has a song with the same title, but I really didn’t have anything to pair it up with.
After a few more listens I finally came up with my contenders for the battle.
Contender # 1 Petula Clark
Contender # 2 Priscilla Queen of the Desert
Please vote for either Petula Clark or Priscilla Queen of the Desert in the comments. Voting will end on January 21, 2018 at 6pm EST with results being posted on January 22
I’d like to encourage you to visit the other bloggers participating in the battle of the bands as well. You can find a current list on Stephen’s blog (you can also request to join the battle of the bands blog hop on his blog).
Today’s post is part of the Monday’s Music Moves Me blog hop, hosted by Xmas Doily, and co-hosted by JAmerican Spice, Stacy Uncorked and Curious as a Cathy. Be sure to stop by the hosts and visit the other participants.