Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Z Song Lyrics - A to Z Challenge

 Last but not least...
 
It's songs beginning with Z
    And there's just the one lyric snippet to send you off smiling!
     

1960s:           Zippedy Doo Dah - Bob B Soxx and the Blue Jeans

1970s:          Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie [Ziggy played guitar, jamming good with weird and gilly...]

1980s:           Zoom - Fat Larrie's Band [...just one look and then my heart went boom, suddenly and we were on the moon...]

1990s:           Zombie - The Cranberries [...in your head, in your head...]


I could have said lots more things about lots more song lyrics but I'm going to let Bob B Soxx end this extravaganza on a really happy note...

Zippedy Doo Dah

This was originally recorded for a 1946 Disney film called Song of the South. Phil Spector produced this Bob B Soxx rhythm and blues version.

'Zippedy Doo Dah 
Zippedy A
My oh my what a wonderful day.
Plenty of sunshine heading my way.

Zippedy Doo Dah 
Zippedy A...'

You now have to imagine a cartoon version of me skipping out of shot with bluebirds encircling my head...


Done it! Woohoo!

I'd like to thank everyone who visited my A to Z this year and a really big thanks to all those who commented. It's been a great month. See you in May.
 



44 comments:

  1. Well done! Thank you, I really enjoyed your A to Z : )

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  2. Congrats, Ros! Still finding great songs, even for Z! I love Ziggy Stardust - a classic. I need to check out the Phil Spector version of Zippedy Doo Dah as well - sounds interesting.

    Been great to read your posts.

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    1. Thanks Wayne. The Phil Spector version is a bit cheesy but perfect for this particular event!

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  3. Well done! Woohoo is a perfect summing up! You had a great AtoZ and kept us entertained throughout.. There's a few I've got to catch up on but loved everything I read. I have a vivid imagination and can see those bluebirds..

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    1. I have mounds of people's A to Zs to catch up with, including yours, Lynne. Woops. Just tripped over a bluebird.

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  4. Yeah! We're finished! I've loved your A-Z Roz. What a great feel good song Zippedy doo Dah is. I never had a grandpa and always wanted Burl Ives to be mine he was so nice in that film.
    Here's to a wee rest after our busy month.

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    1. Thanks, Anne. I had Zippedy Doo Dah before I planned any of the rest of it! Rest! Huh! Chance would be a fine thing.

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  5. Great choice I chose the first one for my Z post.
    Thanks for a wonderful month making our journey through the alphabet.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Thanks Yvonne, I will catch up on the visiting and pop round to see you asap!

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  6. Well done, Ros - you've earned a long sit down. With cake.

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    1. Ouch! Ouch! *sound of you pulling my arm up my back* If you insist then I shall eat cake!

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  7. All great songs. Well done with your challenge results, which I found very entertaining.
    A - Z Challenge
    http://francene-wordstitcher.blogspot.co.uk/
    Website blog:
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    1. Thank you, Francene. I'm so glad you found it entertaining. I've thoroughly enjoyed it myself!

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  8. Well done! We've made it. Great songs, except now I have zippedy doo dah stuck in my head, thanks for that ;)

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    1. Sorry about the song Kate, but now I have Shania singing "looks like we've made it, look how far we've come now..." in my head!

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  9. Well done Ros! You did a really good A-Z, another year in the bag!

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    1. Yay! We've both got there, didn't we :-)

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  10. Hi Ros .. well done .. great Z choices .. I was thinking of We are Going to the Zoo, Zoo, Zoo .. nearly fits!

    Zappeti Doo Dah, or Zippedy Doo Dah .. I'll be scissor-dance hopping mentally too!! I hope the tune distances itself sometime soon ...

    Cheers enjoy a zizz .. we have warm sunshine here .. but still cold! Hilary

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    1. Scissor-dance! That I must see! It's freezing here but never mind. The daffs are out :-)

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  11. I LOVE Zippedy Doo Dah! It's one of those songs like Singin' In The Rain that once you start singing it you can't stop :) Great choice for Z!!

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    1. Thanks Susanna, it has got a feel good factor to it, hasn't it.

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  12. You have some fantastic z songs today.
    Katie atBankerchick Scratchings

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  13. I was wondering what you would come up with for Z. High five.... we did it again.
    For the life of me, I couldn't think of a Z song but then "Zing went the strings of my heart" jumped into my head. Don't now if that was a name of a song or just a phrase in one. We used to quickstep to it.

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    1. High fives straight back at ya' Yes that is a song title although it was better known as The Trolley Song and I suspect it precedes the 1960s but it's a great tune and now I'm singing it to myself.

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  14. Congratulations on making it all the way to another finish line, and in such style, too. I LOVE "Zippedy Doo Dah", and the movie it came from, too... "Song of the South". It's a shame the politically correct powers that be decided that movie wasn't "proper" for children to see. I think my grandchildren would love it as much as I did.

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  15. Now, *that* was a challenge! Thanks for all the songs and great memories this month.

    Congrats on getting to the finish line.

    Barbara
    Z is for Zzz-z-z... and an SOS
    The Daille-y News

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  16. Zounds! We got there! By the skin of my teeth once or twice, but all that remains now is to write the summary. Well done Ros! ps - it's the first version of zippetty doo dah that I hear - shows my age, doesn't it?

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  17. Ziggy Stardust is one of my favorite songs ever. "He took it all too far, but boy could he play guitar."

    I've really enjoyed your theme, such fun! Congratulations on a great challenge!

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  18. Zip-I-di-do-da Indeed. Excellent A-Z and a fun month for singing along.
    Great choices.

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  19. Congrats, Rosalind, I have enjoyed your A to Z so very much.

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  20. Now I have Zippedy Doo Dah going through my head:) Fun post. Thanks for the an interesting tour in the A-Z!!

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  21. Now that song is stuck in my head... but at least it's a happy song! Congrats on completing the Challenge!

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  22. Congratulations on completing such an interesting and well-thought-out set of posts. And many thanks for all your comments on my posts. They've given me plenty to think about. ~Miriam

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  23. Congrats on the finish too, and a zippadee doo dah to you haha

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  24. Yaay!!! You did it!!! Proud of you!!!

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  25. I know I'm a day late, but well done!!!!! And I love Ziggy Stardust, and Zoom and Zombie. What a great way to finish the challenge! Yay!!!

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  26. Everyone loves a bit of Bowie - a great one to end the challenge on. Congratulations on finishing!

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  27. Hey Rosalind, congratulations on surviving the A to Z Challenge! Woo-hoo!
    You had a great theme... and I love Zoom by Fat Larrie's Band.. a classic! They just don't write songs like they used too...
    Keep in touch!

    Writer In Transit

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