I love a good cover! After having Buttercup Baby lodged in my brain for a week, it's time for a new catchy tune.
This is one of my favourite songs of all time* which is usually sung by my least favourite people of all time, Paul McCartney. So it is with great pleasure that I present to you to sing along with this Friday, a McCartneyless version of "I Saw Her Standing There" thanks to my favourite Beatle, George and his mates.
If, like Mick Jagger, you are unsure of the words, you can check out this version (original black and white footage - with lyrics for your Karaoke stylings)
* I love this song as much for itself as the fact it was the first 45 I ever owned. I didn't buy it, nor was it given to me. I found it down at "the creek" in the farmland out behind our house when I lived in Rotorua. I was really surprised it even played on our record player.
I used to love playing records - for a long time we didn't have a record player so when I was at my maternal grandparent's house I'd play my aunt's records - Tom Jones' What's New PussyCat, Nancy Sinatra's These Boots Are Made for Walkin' and The Sound of Music soundtrack on heavy rotation (especially the later) and at my paternal grandmother's I got my hands on Connie Francis' Lipstick on Your Collar. As I grew up and worked after school, I was able to buy my own albums: Peter Frampton, Kiss, Cheap Trick, Warren Zevon, The Beatles (I loved the 1964 album Beatles for Sale especially, having bought it at a School Gala day for $0.40c), and Swarbrick (actually I didn't buy that one, my mother did - I just played it a lot).
What were your favourite "first songs" when you were able to take control of the music you listened to?