Way Out Wednesday: “The Smurfs All Star Show”

Written by Music, Way Out Wednesday

smurfsallstarshow-frontHoly moley! It’s more Smurfs! Yep, it’s another Way Out Wednesday with a second helping of those delightful little blue dudes, the Smurfs. I’m not really as attached to this one as I was to the Smurfing Sing Song album I put on here before. For one thing, I grew up with the Sing Song album, whereas I just got this one a couple of years ago. Secondly, I think this one relies too much on already established songs, like “Rock-a-Bye Baby” and “London Bridge Is Falling Down.” However, there are still some tunes that stick out on this one, and I’ll highlight them here.

The first one is the title tune, which has a sort of “Magical Mystery Tour” feel to it, with the echoing voice inviting us to the show.

Smurfs – The Smurfs All Star Show

Next we have what I guess would be a sort of fifties pop song, with its “oo-wee-oo-wee-oo” from the backup singers. This song is about a “Silly Shy Smurf” that’s so shy he hides in the loo. What do they need loos for when they’ve got those huge mushrooms everywhere?

Smurfs – Silly Shy Smurf

“Smurf a Happy Tune” is pretty catchy, but they’re getting into that annoying habit of substituting the word “Smurf” randomly into sentences.

Smurfs – Smurf a Happy Tune

I suppose this next song is a sort of dance song, but it would help if we were told to do more than just jump and clap!

Smurfs – The Clapping and Jumping Song

We’ll end this Smurfy tour with the song “Smurfing Days.” Check out the odd chord progressions on the verses!

Smurfs – Smurfing Days

And if you’d like to get the entire album, all you have to do is come by the blog and get it here!

That’s it for this time. It’s another short one because I’m having to work on my thesis this week. (Actually it’s three research papers that need to be 1500-2500 words each.) They’re due this coming Monday, so by the next Way Out Wednesday I’ll be finished with ‘em. HOORAY!