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Playlist: Listen, my (un)loved-up friends! ~ February 2014

February 7, 2014


In the words of Moby Grape… listen, my friends! Yes, it’s the (hopefully) monthly playlist presented by George’s Journal just for you good people.

There may be one or two classics to be found here dotted in among different tunes you’re unfamiliar with or have never heard before – or, of course, you may’ve heard them all before. All the same, why not sit back, listen away and enjoy (whether you’re loved-up or loveless come Valentine’s Day)…


CLICK on the song titles to hear them


Dooley Wilson ~ As Time Goes By from Casablanca (1942)

Patsy Cline ~ Crazy (1961)1

Jimmy Bryant (Richard Beymer) and Marni Nixon (Natalie Wood) Tonight from West Side Story (1961)

Skeeter Davis ~ The End Of The World (1962)

Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot ~ Bonnie And Clyde (1968)

Janis Joplin and Tom Jones Raise Your Hand (1969)

Dean Martin and Goldie Hawn ~ A Word A Day (1969)2

Neil Diamond and Shirley Bassey ~ Play Me (1974)3

Herbie Hancock My Funny Valentine (1979)

Miss Piggy and Roger Moore On A Slow Boat To China (1980)4

Cybill Shepherd Medley: Blue Moon/ I Told Ya I Love Ya, Now Get Out (1985)5

Kiri Te Kanawa and Jose Carreras Finale Ultimo (1986)

Alan Silvestri ~ End Title from Romancing The Stone (1984)


1 As featured in a more-than-memorable scene from the rom-com gem that’s Doc Hollywood (1991)

2 From the opening episode of Season 5 of The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (1965-74), first broadcast on September 18 1969 by the US NBC network; at the time Goldie Hawn was, of course, best known for portraying the ‘dumb blonde’ on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In (1968-73)

3 A duet of the red jumpsuited-Diamond’s classic 1972 hit, as performed on the The Shirley Bassey Show, the ’70s BBC prime-time variety vehicle for the Welsh belter

4 This sketch featured in Episode 24 of The Muppet Show (1976-81)’s fifth season, on which Roger Moore was the guest star

5 This medley appeared in the October 1985 ‘The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice’ episode of the irresistible, often fourth-wall breaking comedy drama Moonlighting (1985-89); one of the show’s most popular episodes with both the public and critics, in 1997 it was voted #34 on TV Guide magazine’s list of the ‘100 Greatest TV Episodes Of All Time’



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