Thursday 18 April 2013

P Song Lyrics - A to Z Challenge

This is an April Blog Challenge. Normal blog posts will resume in May.

So much more than moons and Junes
  • Songs beginning with P
  • And lyric snippets

1960s:         People - Barbra Steisand  

1970s:         Piano Man - Billy Joel [...sing us a song, you're the piano man...]

1980s:          Physical - Olivia Newton John

1990s:          Promise Me - Beverley Craven [You light up another cigarette and I pour the wine...]


This song was written by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill for the musical Funny Girl but I'm not entirely sure if I agree with these lyrics.

'...people who need people
Are the luckiest people in the world...'

My experience of people who always need people around them is that they don't particularly like themselves. It's good to enjoy the company of others but it's also good to be able to get on with yourself.

Do you prefer to be with lots of people or do you enjoy your own company too?

And I could have added:

Physical was released at a time when there was a massive rise in the popularity of keep fit, especially aerobics with stars like Jane Fonda promoting its virtues and producing videos for us to do at home. The words to the song are a little 'racier' but the message on Olivia Newton John's video was to keep fit.

I remember going with my friend to just about every type of fitness class we could find. We tried Yoga, dancing with ribbons, Chinese wand, you name it, we did it!

Did you have a fitness fad in the 1980s?

Have you got a favourite P song from one of these decades?