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30-Day Song Challenge, Day One - Your Favorite Song

My favorite song of all time is "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" by Rod Stewart. The way the title is spelled always bugged me. Even though Americans might pronounce it that way, sometimes, we would never spell it any way other than "Do". But Rod Stewart is from England, and British people might be a bit more straightforward with their transliteration.

Anyway, this song is kind of old, so maybe some of you won't know it. It's from the 70s, and it's actually a disco song, but ever since I first heard it as a little kid, I've loved it. It's mostly owing to the synthesizer opening--that driving beat, with the keyboard melody soaring overhead that pulls you in. Rod Stewart has a very distinctive voice, and he handles it well in this song.

I'm not the only person who views this tune as a classic--it has been remade several times, notably by Paris Hilton on her debut album (I'm assuming it wasn't too hard to get the rights, since Paris is good friends with Alannah Stewart, Rod's daughter) and also recently on Glee (The Warblers, led by Darren Criss as Blaine, do a nice ensemble version), but my favorite remake is by The Revolting Cocks (yes, that's a real band), because it sounds different and because the singer changes the lyrics, just a little, in a hilariously appropriate way. By the way, all the remakes I cited use the spelling "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy", thankfully, in case you want to look them up on YouTube (the Revolting Cocks video is pretty insane--someone is a fan of Rob Zombie, I think).

So, that's my favorite song; laugh if you will, but it's stood the test of time (and yes, I had no idea what the lyrics were about when I was a kid. I just liked the music)!

If you would like to play, too, here's the list:

Day 01 – Your favorite song

Day 02 – Your least favorite song

Day 03 – A song that makes you happy

Day 04 – A song that makes you sad

Day 05 – A song that reminds you of someone

Day 06 – A song that reminds of you of somewhere

Day 07 – A song that reminds you of a certain event

Day 08 – A song that you know all the words to

Day 09 – A song that you can dance to

Day 10 – A song that makes you fall asleep

Day 11 – A song from your favorite band

Day 12 – A song from a band you hate

Day 13 – A song that is a guilty pleasure

Day 14 – A song that no one would expect you to love

Day 15 – A song that describes you

Day 16 – A song that you used to love but now hate

Day 17 – A song that you hear often on the radio

Day 18 – A song that you wish you heard on the radio

Day 19 – A song from your favorite album

Day 20 – A song that you listen to when you’re angry

Day 21 – A song that you listen to when you’re happy

Day 22 – A song that you listen to when you’re sad

Day 23 – A song that you want to play at your wedding

Day 24 – A song that you want to play at your funeral

Day 25 – A song that makes you laugh

Day 26 – A song that you can play on an instrument

Day 27 – A song that you wish you could play

Day 28 – A song that makes you feel guilty

Day 29 – A song from your childhood

Day 30 – Your favorite song at this time last year

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CoralLevang wrote on February 23, 2015, 10:38 PM

OOOOOOhhhhhh...this sounds like it will be fun!!

AliCanary wrote on February 23, 2015, 10:40 PM

I bet people will like this challenge...I'm all about music, so it will be great for me!

bestwriter wrote on February 23, 2015, 10:47 PM

Writing 500 characters on each of those songs could be tough but I will see how others do and then may be I will get encouraged. Nice challenge.

allen0187 wrote on February 23, 2015, 10:48 PM

I remember this challenge from bubble ooze. Man, this was fun to do but I never got around to do it. Perhaps, now is a good time to try out this challenge. As for the, song, I had to look it up in YouTube and I do agree that the first few notes will get you hooked!

CoralLevang wrote on February 23, 2015, 11:00 PM

I noticed the picture wouldn't allow me to add with the new one, either. I had to add it in the text instead.

crowntower wrote on February 24, 2015, 2:07 AM

I love old songs, because my dad love to play it. But I guess my generations really love the old songs because I guess great music are will forever live on. I think this challenge will be fun but I guess I have to pass this time. God bless and have a great day. I love music and listening to it but except for the lyrics there is nothing I want to do but sing and I seldom look at its history.

Tiger_Armando_Jose wrote on February 24, 2015, 4:39 AM

I'll pick my favorite song done as collaboration between 2 great musicians: Easy lover by Phil Collins and Philip Bailey.

Coffee wrote on February 24, 2015, 5:12 AM

oh I love this challenge - but I don't think I would be able to write so much about some of the topics.
Am definitely going to check in to see how you get on with it though!

Feisty56 wrote on February 24, 2015, 7:42 AM

A new challenge -- hurray! I had no idea Paris Hilton Rod Stewart has been around for what seems like forever to me. Although never a true fan of the man, this song has a beat that pulls you in.

AliCanary wrote on February 24, 2015, 4:23 PM

That's one of my songs, too! Not my favorite, but it's coming up. It's the one that reminds me of somewhere.

FreyaYuki wrote on February 25, 2015, 5:44 PM

That song title sure is odd and weird. Interesting challenge though I think I'll pass on this one. There are so many songs I like it's hard to just pick one as a favorite so if I try this challenge, I'll be stuck on day one. LOl emoticon :smile: