Holy moley! ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s more Smurfs! Yep, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s another Way Out Wednesday with a second helping of those delightful little blue dudes, the Smurfs. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 Ã¢â‚¬Å“Rock-a-Bye BabyÃ¢â‚¬Â and Ã¢â‚¬Å“London Bridge Is Falling Down.Ã¢â‚¬Â However, there are still some tunes that stick out on this one, and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll highlight them here.
The first one is the title tune, which has a sort of Ã¢â‚¬Å“Magical Mystery TourÃ¢â‚¬Â feel to it, with the echoing voice inviting us to the show.
Next we have what I guess would be a sort of fifties pop song, with its Ã¢â‚¬Å“oo-wee-oo-wee-ooÃ¢â‚¬Â from the backup singers. This song is about a Ã¢â‚¬Å“Silly Shy SmurfÃ¢â‚¬Â thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s so shy he hides in the loo. What do they need loos for when they’ve got those huge mushrooms everywhere?
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Smurf a Happy TuneÃ¢â‚¬Â is pretty catchy, but theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re getting into that annoying habit of substituting the word Ã¢â‚¬Å“SmurfÃ¢â‚¬Â randomly into sentences.
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!
WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll end this Smurfy tour with the song Ã¢â‚¬Å“Smurfing Days.Ã¢â‚¬Â Check out the odd chord progressions on the verses!
And if youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d like to get the entire album, all you have to do is come by the blog and get it here!
ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s it for this time. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s another short one because IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m having to work on my thesis this week. (Actually itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s three research papers that need to be 1500-2500 words each.) TheyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re due this coming Monday, so by the next Way Out Wednesday IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be finished with Ã¢â‚¬Ëœem. HOORAY!