Welcome to Jim’s musical challenge!
Here are the revised “rules”:
• Try to use the prompt words or at least conform to a general theme, as you see it. If the song you select does not meet the criteria, then please explain why you chose this song.
• It would be good if you could post the lyrics to the song of your choice, as this is helpful for the people that want to follow along with the music.
• Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due. It would also be a good idea to give credit to the singer and the band associated with your song.
• Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be, but please try not to include too many videos as that just makes it take longer to look at all of the other posts.
• Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
• Ping back to this post or place your link in the comments section below.
• Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
• Feel free to suggest future prompts.
• Have fun and enjoy the music.
OK then. This week we have Fix or Make songs.
How could I NOT go with this???
Novelty songs were all the rage at one time and this one hit the number one spot in 2000.
“Can We Fix It?” is the name of the theme song from the children’s television programme Bob the Builder. It was written by Paul K. Joyce and produced by Hot Animation. The song’s title is derived from the catchphrase of the programme’s titular character, and the chorus of the song features this phrase prominently, as well as the response, “Yes we can!” Vocals on the song are provided by Neil Morrissey, who voiced Bob at the time of the track’s recording. It was released as a single on 4 December 2000 in the United Kingdom.
“Can We Fix It?” became the UK Christmas number one single of 2000, beating Westlife’s “What Makes a Man” to the top spot. It was the biggest-selling single of the year in the United Kingdom, appearing 10th on the decade-end chart and 80th on the all-time UK best-sellers list. The song has sold over one million copies in the United Kingdom according to the Official Charts Company . On 13 August 2001, the song was released in Australia and reached number one that September, becoming the ninth-best-selling single of the year there.
A second single by Bob the Builder, “Mambo No. 5”, with the lyrics adapted from Lou Bega’s 1999 hit version, also reached number one on the UK chart in September 2001. An album entitled The Album followed, which debuted at No. 4 in the UK Albums Chart.
I remember it well because one of the guys I worked with loved it and was always singing it, so at the Christmas Party I asked for it to be played as a ‘special request’. Sadly the DJ did not seem to be amused as it’s not exactly a dance record, and he didn’t have it anyway, but we all had a good night and that’s what mattered.
So, on the off chance that ‘Cooperman’ is reading this, this is for you. Happy Days!
Bob the Builder Can we fix it? Bob the builder Yes we can! Scoop, Muck and Dizzy and Roley too Lofty and Wendy join the crew Bob and the gang have so much fun Working together, they get the job done Bob the Builder Can we fix it? Bob the Builder Yes, we can! Pilchard and Bird, Travis and Spud Playing together like good friends should Bob the Builder Can we fix it? Bob the Builder Yes, we can Scoop, Muck and Dizzy and Roley too Lofty and Wendy join the crew Bob and the gang have so much fun Working together, they get the job done Bob the Builder Can we fix it? Bob the Builder Yes, we can! Pilchard and Bird, Travis and Spud Playing together like good friends should Bob the Builder Can we fix it? Bob the Builder Yes, we can
Lyrics courtesy lyrics.com