Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Cute Award for Embarrassing Songs!

Here's a cool little award from Charli and Me, whose site I think you would all really enjoy, to all her readers who will post about 5 songs they are embarrassed that they sing! Well, I'm not much of a singer. I do sing solo - so low nobody can hear me, that is! When I was growing up, my mother sang a lot. In fact, I used to think she could come up with a song for any and every occasion! No matter what happened, especially if I was embarrassed, she'd start singing some song about it! A real, existing song, not one she made up. Sometimes it was hilarious - for instance, when she was doing it to embarrass my sister - but sometimes it was just plain adding insult to injury! But although I always enjoyed singing in the church choir, and I like singing hymns around the house, I am not apt to burst in to song along with the radio. So my songs aren't so much embarrassing for me to sing, as they are embarrassing that I like to hear them sung!

1. I have always liked the song "Build Me Up, Buttercup," I don't know why, and I don't even know who sings it. If I ever have an albino python for a pet, which I won't because I'd rather have my husband and I can't have both, I would name it Buttercup.

2. Whenever we wanted to run off our teenage children and their friends, we would put Zydeco on, especially their classic song entitled "Don't Mess With My Toot Toot!"

3. My mom taught me a song when I was young called "The Cannibal King." I sometimes sang it at family gatherings with my cousin. We were obnoxious. Now I'm embarrassed about it.

4. There's a certain song by Rod Stewart... but I'm too embarrassed to tell you about it.

5. A long time ago a friend taught me a ridiculous version of "We Three Kings" that involved exploding cigars. In a moment of silliness, I taught it to my kids. Now I am embarrassed that every Christmas when that beautiful song is sung, we are all snickering like fools.

How 'bout it? Are you willing to embarrass yourself in order to acquire this adorable award? Hmmmm????


Charli and me said...

Thank you for the comments on my blog banner. I loved your post. I think I may know which Rod Stewart song you are referring to LOL I am thinking about posting a sample of my handwriting some where down the line. I hope you have a wonderful day. Carol

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

That was cute. You and I are similar in not liking to sing in front of people.

But now I have "Build Me Up, Buttercup" running through my head!

Charm and Grace said...

Hello, and thanks for the laugh with this post. Songs are funny the way they can just get so lodged in your brain that you can't make them go away no matter what you do. I am also now singing "...Buttercup." It could be worse, I suppose! Thank you so much for your kind comment on my artwork!


thedailydish said...

I grew up hearing my mom sing Motown, so that's probably what I sing most. My daughters LOVE Diana Ross.

Connie said...

Feelin Groovy and the one with 867-5309 in the lyrics. I get the craziest songs stuck in my head.
As to your Christmas song...I cannot hear Deck the Halls without falling down laughing due to the scene in the Chinese restaurant in the movie "A Christmas Story".

jenniferw said...

That's hysterical about Build Me Up Buttercup. That is a song that will get into your brain for sure. My sister and I used to constantly sing a silly song about Henry the Eighth. Now I'm more likely to be humming something by Il Divo or Josh Groban!

Sara said...

Hi Rosezilla...Well I've learned some new and interesting things about you here...a python named Buttercup, for instance...and I'm trying hard to guess which Rod Stewart song you are referring too. Once upon a time I had some of his albums and knew every song by heart!

Thank you, also, for your comment on my hat post...

LOUISE said...

I'll be singing Dont Mess With My Toot Toot all day now, thanks! I remember my mum and I used to get into hysterics dancing to Tijuana Taxi when I was a kid! I wish you would let us in to the secret about Rod Stewart, remember those leopard print tights he used to wear! x

Candeez said...

My kids cringe when they hear me sing. We met up with a friend last night in a restaurant and started to sing Happy Birthday to her. Thing 1 and 2 ran out the front door until it was over.

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