Billy and Dad are celebrating our 100th post by reviewing the best videos we’ve dug up.
First up, there’s Caetano singing the Beatles’ “You’re Gonna Lose that Girl.” It’s such a charmer because every music lover identifies with him – just singing a tune you love, a little bashfully, a little triumphantly. There’s a sweetness in how he sings both vocal parts – “You’re gonna lose that girl – you’re gonna lose that girl – you’re gonna looooose that girl . . .” It’s a good first song for our purposes, because it neatly communicates what we’re all about: loving music.
Next, we have Sam and Dave singing “Soul Man.” An obvious choice, because of how absolutely cool Sam and Dave are – their band too, for that matter. But the video has an added charm because of the German squares they’re serenading. You get to see a little soul stirring in them, though they don’t quite know what to do with it.
Now, contrast the German audience with a much more spirited audience: the 70s kids of Sesame Street. This could be one of the best videos ever.
Irene, daughter and sister, says of the following video: “Look at what America has created: the most joyful, crazy dance ever!” Amen.
Here are a few posts that we like, too.
And, of course, John v. Paul: The Ultimate Showdown