This is one of the songs that I know for a long time now, and which I learned to know from a Jukebox hits CD. It was released in 1963 by Lesley Gore, who would be the one to make the song into a hit. It would be a number one hit in the US, and the first for Quincy Jones to produce (he would later do a lot of work for Michael Jackson). The story actually is very sad, since the girl who has her birthday is left by her boyfriend, who is walking with another girl. Though Lesley Gore made it into a hit, the first recording was done earlier in the year 1963 by Helen Shapiro, who used it for her album. It was released in October, when Gore’s version had been in the charts already, so the original version was seen as a cover! Later, the song was recorded by Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin. Enjoy the original:
Lesley Gore- It’s My Party
Yeah! It’s my birthday today. Now I’m 17 years old. However, it’s also the birthday of Duran Duran’s single The Reflex. And I must say that I’m a big fan of Duran Duran. They are a great band, with lots of good songs. I’ve already featured A View To A Kill once, which is one of the best Bond title songs ever, but this single maybe is their best. 30 years ago it was released, and even after 30 years it’s a great song. Enjoy
Duran Duran- The Reflex
Today it’s friday: superfriday! Two new songs, and both of the artists are quite famous.
The first one is back from being away: David Bowie! From the famous song Space Oddity (Ground control to Major Tom…) and Ziggy Stardust.
The single was released on 8 January, his birthday. He became 66, and a new CD is coming up!
Until then, we have to be happy with his new song: Where Are We Now?
And the second song of the day is made by a woman who became famous in the last years.
She has the name of a colour… it’s Pink!
Together with the singer of Fun (We are young), Nate Ruess she recorded the song Just Give Me A Reason.
Next week two other new songs, and tomorrow a new an old song…