Monday, September 24, 2018

Musical Monday

Joining with no one for Musical Monday. I know this song so well, yet I haven't a clue who sang it and nor did R. She was the youngest person to ever have a number one hit in the world. It has become a flea in my ear and I hope to not make it one in yours.

Without further ado, I give you Peggy March. Watch and listen to whichever clip you like. You cynics who say she is a great lip syncer are probably right, but don't be such a spoil sport.

The original performance in black and white.


The song was used in the movie Sister Act. There are some connections in this clip.


The song went down a treat in Fernsehgarten, Germany.


Not only a lip syncer, I think she may have had some work done at some point. Nevertheless, at the age of the rerecording of the song for its fiftieth anniversary, she looks fabulous, and the clip features some of her history with the song. She was born in 1948 and it was recorded in 2013, so she was 65 at the time and is now 70.


What a great song. I had a moment of fear when I thought it was perhaps religious song and him who Peggy sang about was God or Jesus or some dude like that.

19 comments:

  1. I shared your fears and 'think' that I may have seen/heard it used as a religious song.
    My musically ignorant self knows this one well though (and I would have been clueless about who had sung it). And yes, I do now have it as an ear worm (but there have been worse ones).

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    1. EC, it is strange that neither of us have ever heard her name. There were people around named Peggy when I was young. I think it is used for Margaret.

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    2. I've never understood how Margaret becomes Peggy. Or even Meg. Maggie, I can understand and Margie with the hard "g".

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  2. My girlfriend at state school and I would sing this all the time...we would have been in grade 3 .... drove people crazy but I love it. Never thought about it being religious we just loved the chorus ! Its going to be in my ear all day now!

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    1. Lady J, what a fun song to sing as a kid. It could be done very theatrically.

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  3. What a cool song.
    Coffee is on

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  4. This is a flash from the past...and from a very good year...1963. It was a great year in so many ways...for me, anyway. :)

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    1. Hmm, mysterious Lee. It doesn't add up to be a significant birthday for you, unless you are much older than I think and ten year olds don't really remember their tenth birthday.

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    2. I was 18 years old for the majority of that year, Andrew...I turned 19 in the November. This November...on the 11th day thereof...I shall turn 74...having been born in the year of 1944.

      1963 was a fun year...I have many, many terrific memories from that year, many of which I have written about in previous posts over the years. :)

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  5. I do remember this song well, although I didn't know who sang it. It's fabulous and very catchy. I'll be singing it the rest of the day, thanks Andrew :)

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    1. Sami, good to know you will be trilling away. The song and she is fabulous.

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  6. I've not heard it before; my musical education is obviously lacking.

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    1. Cro, it is said if you remember the sixties, you probably weren't there. I suspect you were and have forgotten.

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  7. This is one of my favourite songs. I love the original version best and the Sister Act version. I don't recall hearing it on my walkman lately, I must check and see if it is still there.

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    1. River, good song hey. Walkman??? What is that thing about love? Kidding of course. My old Walkman went when we took the the shower screens to 'the tip' but to the E Waste recycling corner.

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    2. My Sony mp3 player is called a Walkman, not the original type Walkman which played cassettes that needed to be turned over or exchanged, this little 4GB thing holds as many as 4000 songs, although I don't have that many on it. Sadly, Apple doesn't recognise it, since it isn't an i-pod and I can't use it with I-tunes, but have to use Windows Media. and I only have the Sister Act version of the song there, although I did go to the I-tunes store and buy the Peggy March version with the last few dollars I had left in that account.

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  8. Yup, It's rattling about in there now, thanks Andrew.. your last paragraph had me lol-ling again 😀😀😀

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  9. Yeah that would be a bit sick, if it was a religious glazed eye cult like song.

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