February 26, 2016

Tunes & Tales: Grease Live!

I was seeking suggestions from Rachel for this month's edition, and she came up with the brilliant idea of featuring the soundtrack for Grease Live! We both watched the show on the night it aired on FOX, and were just completely blown away by the camera work, and the casting (particularly for the Pink Ladies + Sandy). We definitely enjoyed the production a whole lot, and the cast recording is pretty damn phenomenal! If you haven't given it a listen, heck, if you haven't seen the show, you should definitely set aside some time to experience it for yourself.

VIBE: Songs to dance to x songs to belt = classic movie musical soundtrack
WHY: It's such a fun listen, and you'll be hard-pressed not to shimmy along for some of these tunes.
TRY: I really love Hopelessly Devoted to You and There Are Worse Things I Could Do for some powerhouse female singing, but You're the One That I Want is my favorite!

Grease (Is The Word) - My Life Next Door
They think our love is just a growin' pain
Why don't they understand? it's just a cryin' shame
Their lips are lyin', only real is real
We stop the fight right now, we got to be what we feel

Summer Nights – What I Thought Was True
Summer loving had me a blast, oh yeah
Summer loving happened so fast,
I met a girl crazy for me,
Met a boy cute as can be,
Summer days drifting away,
To, uh oh, those summer nights

Freddy My Love - Love in the Afternoon
Freddy my love, I miss you more than words can say
Freddy my love, please keep in touch while you're away
Hearing from you can make the day so much better
Getting a souvenir or maybe a letter

Look at Me I’m Sandra Dee – Just Visiting
I don't drink (no)
Or swear (no)
I don't rat my hair (eew)
I get ill from one cigarette
(cough, cough, cough)

Greased Lightnin’ – Dirty Thoughts
We'll get some overhead lifters and four barrel quads, oh yeah
(Keep talking, whoa, keep talking)
Fuel injection cutoffs and chrome plated rods, oh yeah (I'll get the money I kill to get the money)
With a four-speed on the floor, they'll be waiting at the door
You know that ain't no shit, we'll be getting lots of tit in Grease Lightning

Those Magic Changes – Open Road Summer
What's that playing on the radio, why do I start swaying to and fro
I have never heard that song before, but if I don't hear it anymore
It's still familiar to me, sends a thrill right through me
'Cause those chords remind me of the night that I first fell in love to
Those magic changes my heart arranges
A melody that's never the same, a melody that's calling your name

All I Need is An Angel – Unearthly
So what now? Am I through?
Oh, won't someone tell me what to do?
Where to go? Who to be?
How to find the right way back to me? [...]
Cause all I need is an angel
I'll take a friend or a stranger
Yeah, all I need is an angel here tonight
Who will say it's all alright

Beauty School Dropout – Chasing Impossible
Your story sad to tell,
A teenage ne'er do well,
Most mixed up non-delinquent on the block!
Your future's so unclear now,
What's left of your career now?

Cake by the Ocean – Nantucket Red
Oh no
See you walking 'round like it's a funeral
Not so serious, girl; why those feet cold?
We just getting started; don't you tip toe, tip toe

Maybe (Baby) – The Elite
Don't say "hold on, honey"
Don't slow down
You know I'm running wild
Don't run me 'round
Don't pull the reins on me
Or say "whoa, whoa, whoa"
Don't say "hold on, honey"
Just say "let's go"

Born to Hand Jive - I'll Meet You There
Born to hand-jive, baby, Born to hand-jive, baby yeah
How low can you go? How low can you go? How low can you go? How low can you go?
Higher, higher,
Higher and higher
Now can you hand-jive, baby, oh can you hand-jive, baby

Hopelessly Devoted to You – Isla & the Happily Ever After
Guess mine is not the first heart broken
My eyes are not the first to cry
I’m not the first to know
There’s just no getting over you
I know I’m just a fool who’s willin’
To sit around and wait for you
But baby, can’t you see
There’s nothin’ else for me to do.
I’m hopelessly devoted to you

[...]can’t you see
I’m in misery?
You made a start, now we’re apart
There’s nothing left for me
Love has flown all alone
I sit and wonder why, oh?
Why you left me

There Are Worse Things I Could Do – The Deal
I don’t steal and I don’t lie
but I can feel and I can cry
A fact I’ll bet you never knew
but to cry in front of you
That’s the worst thing I could do

You’re the One that I Want - The Distance from A to Z
I got chills, they're multiplyin', and I'm losin' control
'Cause the power you're supplyin', it's electrifyin'
You better shape up, 'cause I need a man, and my heart is set on you
You better shape up, you better understand, to my heart I must be true
Nothing left, nothing left for me to do
You're the one that I want (you are the one I want)

We go together
Like rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong
Remembered forever
As shoo-bop sha wadda wadda yippity boom de boom
Chang chang changitty chang sha-bop
That’s the way it should be


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