February 5, 2013

Tunes-day Trio: Rainbow Connection

George Strait, the King of Country, provided last week's Tunes-day Trio (TT, for short).

This week, we're going more generic with the theme of Colors.

I loved getting suggestions from readers, and I've included them because they made for a fun triple.

Honorable mentions:
- "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" by Eiffel 65, maybe the most annoying song of my high school years
- "Mellow Yellow" by Donovan
- Cyndi Lauper's deep tune "True Colors"
- "Lady in Red" by Chris de Burgh, which was (maybe still is?) played at every church dance
- and of course, Kermit the Frog's "Rainbow Connection"

Okay, now the three chosen songs:

"It Ain't Easy Being Green" by Kermit the Frog
Pretty impressive that he's got two shout-outs in this blogpost, and somehow I didn't even think of this one. So thanks to my sister Megan for reminding me of this perfectly themed song.

"Valentine" by Delays (from the album You See Colours)
I'd never even heard of this band before, let alone the album, but my friend Amanda recommended it, so I gave it a listen. British pop has put out some pretty good stuff over the years, and I liked this one, too. If you'd like, the whole album is available with one button click here. Oh, and the song is called "Valentine", and next week is Valentines Day. Perfect timing!

"Try" by Pink
Pink is one of the most underrated performers out there right now, and this video proves it, in my opinion. Singing, dancing, acting, all at the same time. And doing quite well at all three, too.

I'll admit, I'm very happy about how the TT had a song, album, artist setup. Thanks for making that possible, Megan and Amanda!

Next Week
Alright, so since next week is indeed Valentines Day, I considered just doing the subject of love, but that's waaaaaaay too broad. It's basically 95% of all music.

So instead, let's go with the topic of sweetness/sweets/candy.

Not sure if that's too specific, but I guess we'll find out together, eh?

So once again, if you've got a song that's related to the topic in some way (title, lyrics, artist, whatever), let me know by writing in the comments.


  1. Mandy Moore's Candy must make the cut!!!! :)

  2. Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows; Sugar, Sugar (The Archies); Sugartime; Lollipop... why are all of these from the 50s and 60s?

    Stuck Like Glue by Sugarland
    Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond

  3. I have one more!! Sweet Darlin' by She & Him (Zooey Deschanel's band).

    Love you! Looking forward to see what you choose!

  4. Glad you liked it!

    Candyman - Christina Aguilera

    My Boy Lollipop - Millie Small (first ska song to be a hit in the US!)