Topic: APRIL 2017 FSOTM - THE WEIGHT - JACK AND DIANE
Ok, here we are in the month of April already!
Song suggestions were to be from the 1960`s and the 1980`s era. Your Song Suggestions came in, they were Put In The Hat and then randomly pulled out. These are the Two Songs that came out of the hat.
1960`s -THE WEIGHT
From Wikipedia: "The Weight" is a song originally by the Canadian-American group The Band that was released as Capitol Records single 2269 in 1968 and on the group's debut album Music from Big Pink. Written by Band member Robbie Robertson, the song is about a visitor's experiences in a town mentioned in the lyric's first line as Nazareth.
Here`s a link to The Band performing The Weight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjCw3-YTffo
Some possible Chords, Tabs to use:
http://www.chordie.com/chord.pere/www.p … WEIGHT.TXT
http://www.chordie.com/chord.pere/www.g … 22835.html
http://www.chordie.com/chord.pere/www.r … eightD.cpm
http://www.chordie.com/chord.pere/www.g … d/833.html
1980`s - JACK AND DIANE
From Wikipedia: "Jack & Diane" is a 1982 hit rock song written and performed by American singer-songwriter John Mellencamp, then performing as "John Cougar." It appears on Mellencamp's album American Fool. It was chosen by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) as one of the Songs of the Century. The single spent four weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1982, and, to date, is Mellencamp's most successful hit single.
According to Mellencamp, "Jack & Diane" was based on the 1962 Tennessee Williams film Sweet Bird of Youth. He said of recording the song: "'Jack & Diane' was a terrible record to make. When I play it on guitar by myself, it sounds great; but I could never get the band to play along with me. That's why the arrangement's so weird. Stopping and starting, it's not very musical." Mellencamp has also stated that the clapping wasn't supposed to be included in the finished song. It was recorded with the clapping in order to help keep tempo and then it was to be removed. However, he realized the song did not work without it.
Here is a link to Mellencamp performing Jack and Diane: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h04CH9YZcpI
Here are some possible Chords,Tabs to use:
http://www.chordie.com/chord.pere/www.g … 41494.html
http://www.chordie.com/chord.pere/www.r … -diane-crd
http://www.chordie.com/chord.pere/www.r … -diane-tab
Ok, now it`s YOUR TURN to try these songs, one or both! Make them your own and put your link to your song here!
READY? SET? GO!!!!
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