I'm working away on new songs this month.
Often, writing songs includes a lot of research: looking up words in the dictionary, checking out synonyms and antonyms, using a thesaurus, reading up on the etymology of a word, seeing how else it's been used, etc. Sometimes, I end up down the rabbit hole.
It happened to me today, working on a new tune that is kind of a "list" song. It made me think of other great list songs (someday, I'll make a list of list songs ... there are some great ones out there).
I wanted to remind myself of the lyrics to my hero Cole Porter's "I Get A Kick Out of You," so ... I googled it. After reading the lyrics and listening to a bunch of different versions, I came upon this wonderful rendition / spoof.
It made me smile! Hope it makes you smile too ...
Do you know other equally as inspired takes on popular songs? I'm talking Weird Al and beyond? Clue me in, will you? Leave a comment below! Share the wealth!