Friday, July 11, 2008

Friday Random Top Ten Twelve


Ya pushes "shuffle" and ya takes yer chances. . .

1. Lonely Boy Sex Pistols
2. Latin Girls Black Eyed Peas
3. Casino Boogie Rolling Stones
4. Mr. Apollo Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
5. Put Your Hands Up! Kirk Franklin and Jars of Clay
6. Before You Accuse Me Bo Diddley
7. O Lord, How Vain (William Byrd) I Fagiolini
8. The Hop Theatre of Hate
9. Sugarsweet Madder Rose
10. Mosaico a la Sandoval 1 Samy y Sandra Sandoval
11. I've Been Wrong Before Elvis Costello
12. Harmony In My Head Buzzcocks

I hope everyone is enjoying their sock style; I know I am! As are those crazy kids in the picture above.

I was doing one of my sporadic photo hunts on the web, looking for appropriate photos to use for illustrations, when I found that great album cover, so today we are Top Twelve Hits! And what a great list it is! It opens with the Sex Pistols and closes with the Buzzcocks; you can't do better than that!! I love the randomness that is almost like a story: the Lonely Boy meets some Latin Girls and they go to the Casino to boogie, where they meet Mr. Apollo. They are robbed and the culprit is caught. He stands before the court and says "Before you accuse me. . ." O Lord, how vain these people are! Later, the boy and girls go to the Hop, and that's sugarsweet. Then the story falls apart (well, I suppose one might make the claim that it fell apart a while back, but you won't hear that from me!) 'cuza dat Samy y Sandra title, but I've been wrong before. But it all comes together in a harmony in my head.

Yeah, Elvis covers Dusty Springfield!

So, kids! Place your top ten or twelve lists in the comments so that everyone can mock your musical tastes!

And here are the lyrics to Mr. Apollo, one of my favorite songs.


I have seen Mr. Apollo
Uproot trees with his bare hands
I have seen Mr. Apollo's
Body building plans

He's the strongest man
The world has ever seen
And if you take his courses
He'll make you big and rough

Oh! And you can beat up bullies 'til they cry
"Oh lah! Oh, crikey! Let go, you rotter! Don't punish me!"


When you're tough, you're very fit
Your voice is rough, it sounds like grit
You are so strong, and proud of it
Thanks to Mr. Apollo

Follow Mr. Apollo
Everybody knows
He's the greatest benefactor of Mankind

Follow Mr. Apollo
Everybody knows
That a healthy body makes a healthy mind

You know! You know he's the
Strongest man
The world has ever seen
And if you take his courses
He'll make you big and rough

Uh huh, and uh, ha, you can kick the sand
right
back, in their faces! Kick! Ha ha ha ha ha ha!


When you're tough, you're very fit
Your voice is rough, it sounds like grit
You are so strong, and proud of it
Thanks to Mr. Apollo

Follow Mr. Apollo
Everybody knows
He's the greatest benefactor of Mankind

Follow Mr. Apollo
Everybody knows
That a healthy body makes a healthy mind

Follow Mr. Apollo
Everybody knows
He's the greatest benefactor of Mankind
Oh, yeah!

Follow Mr. Apollo
Everybody knows
That a healthy body makes a healthy mind
He can do it for you!

Follow Mr. Apollo
Everybody knows
He's the greatest benefactor of Mankind

Follow Mr. Apollo
Everybody knows
That a healthy body (oooh!) makes a healthy mind

Follow Mr. Apollo
(He can do it for you!)
Everybody knows
He's the greatest benefactor of Mankind

Follow Mr. Apollo
Everybody knows
That a healthy body makes a healthy mind

Follow Mr. Apollo
Everybody knows
He's the greatest benefactor of Mankind

Follow...

Yes, just give me ten years of your life, and I'll
trade in that puny flab for living muscle..
Physique you deserve!

Strong!
Chest and shoulders to hold your shirt!

Five years ago, I was a four stone apology
Today, I am two separate gorillas

No tiresome exercises, no tricks,
no unpleasant bending, Wrestle poodles and win!

Play beach ball! Shave your legs! Lope over walls!
Tease people! Brush them aside as though they were matchsticks!
Impress your friends!

9 comments:

Matty Boy said...

Today, I am two separate gorillas!

Which nobody can deny.

PseudoPiskie said...

Hmmm. I know all the songs on that album cover but none of the ones on your list.

Fred Schwartz said...

Okay Padre, you asked for it:

Poppa Was A Rollin Stone Temptations
Jesus Loves Me -Connor Duncan version (my grandson)
Those Shoes - The Eagles
Hound Dog Man - Fabian
In My Room - The Beach Boys
Little Latin Lupe Lu - Righteous Brothers
I am The Bread of Life - I Forgot
I'm A Man - Yardbirds
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood - The Animals
Deportee - (sung) Peter Paul Mary
This Land is Your Land - Woodie Guthrie
Ballad of Pauncho and Lefty - Wille Nelson
Georgia (On My Mind) - Ray Charles
RESPECT - Aretha Franklin

(I never said I could count)

PseudoPiskie said...

Hmmm. I know Fred's songs too. He must be of a certain age also.

David |Däˈvēd| said...

(They Long To Be) Close To You - The Carpenters
Wildflowers - Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris
Sumergeme - Jesús Adrián Romero
Come Let Us Worship And Bow Down - Various Artists
Siyahamba - African Children's Choir
In Christ Alone - Michael English
I'll Fly Away - Jars Of Clay
Jus Anotha Shorty - O'Ryan
Sueño de Morir - Alex Campos
Vuelve a casa - Lilly Goodman
Take My Life - Chris Tomlin

Leonardo Ricardo said...

Däˈvēd,

I love you in Sun Glasses (even though my second love, Richard the Tall) played stacks of the Carpenter music you endorse ( everytime we went to bed)...good thing I was mesmerized already (perhaps a tad drunko tambien).

Sing ON, Tonton Macoute!

David |Däˈvēd| said...

So, Leo, you were drunk then, or when you posted this comment?

Cornfused!?!?

Leonardo Ricardo said...

Däˈvēd,

Nope, I'm a little over-the-top but not drunk for 30 years (almost, December 13th I will be)...anyway, Richard I was my lover at College and Richard II was my second lover years later (both, not on purpose, were 6'4 1/2" exactly)...Richard II loved the Carpenters and everytime I see their name I think of all those romantic, yet boozy, nights when II would put on stacks of Carpenters LP's and lower the lights...it was a fun real life memory (one that I fortunately survived...that is, I think I did).

Best to you,
Len

Pagan Sphinx said...

1) Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen
2) Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
3) Cold Blue Steel and Sweet Fire
- Joni Mitchell
4) Well, Alright - Buddy Holly
5) Substitute - The Who
6) Fisherman's Blues - Waterboys
7) Walk On By - Dionne Warwick
8) Tangled Up In Blue - Dylan
9) Istanbul, Not Constantinople - TMBG
10) Rag, Mama, Rag - The Band
11) Hammer on the Nail - Stone Coyotes
12) Desire - Lucinda Williams

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