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30-Day Song Challenge, Day 14 - A Song that No One Would Expect You to Love

Based on my age, I’m quite sure no one would expect me to love Big Band music, but I do. I really do! It doesn’t matter by how many decades it predates me, good music is good music. Bing Crosby, Dick Haymes, Dinah Shore, Billie Holiday, Glenn Miller--bring it on!

One of the songs I love is “Paper Doll”, by the Mills Brothers. It’s a rollicking, fun song about a man who is fed up with the vagaries of human females (“dolls”) and who thus swears he’s going to buy a paper doll, who will stay true to him. Or, as he puts it, “And all the flirty, flirty guys / With their flirty, flirty eyes / Will have to flirt with dollies that are real”. It’s hilarious and cute!

Here's the last one, in case you missed it!

Day 13 – A song that is a guilty pleasure

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Ellis wrote on March 8, 2015, 10:47 AM

Mills Brothers, Ink Spots, Platters etc good harmonies, great melodies and old time

sarosh wrote on March 8, 2015, 11:36 AM

Billie Holiday is my favourite ones and i also like to hear to all these golden hits

GemOfAGirl wrote on March 8, 2015, 12:05 PM

I've got my own collection of Big Band music, too. Perhaps it's more popular among our generation than you'd think, emoticon :winking:

AliCanary wrote on March 8, 2015, 4:42 PM

The stuff's classic!

AliCanary wrote on March 8, 2015, 4:43 PM

Heck, yeah! I have The Platters boxed set :)

AliCanary wrote on March 8, 2015, 4:45 PM

Yes, I love her version of "These Foolish Things" the best!

GemOfAGirl wrote on March 8, 2015, 4:58 PM

I know I've told you this before, but you'd be surprised at how much non-Christmas Frank Sinatra I have on my iPod. Along with Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Billie Holiday.....