Sunday, 30 January 2011

Lexie's Chain: The Fifth Link

Welcome to week five of da chain an we still goin strong! Oh pals fanx so much for all your briliant entries. I am glad it ain't me to ad to decide, dat all I can say bout it. Dis be such fun!! I dus ope you agree :).

So what woz the suggeschuns and who dus be da winner for dis week, I hear you arks. Ma pal Marfa (who dus be @MarthaTheWestie on twitta) has selected da link dis week coz of bein da winner last week. She said to me dis: "We duz fink you is all very clever anipals and did enjoy choosin. Fank you pop pickers." Heehee "pop pickers".

Ok here we go wiv dus week's suggeschuns, in no particular order:

@Millie_Dog chose Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John. Why? David Bowie mentions red shoes in the song. The video was filmed in Oz. Dorothy from Wizard of Oz wore red shoes and she followed the yellow brick road!

@Marleyterrier chose Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes by Paul Simon. Why? David Bowie did a song called Diamond Dogs.... Diamonds .. Shoes …. I fink you see where we goin wiv dis.

@TheGoBros chose I Want to Hold Your Hand by The Beatles!!!!! Why? Lets Dance wos the first (and only one) of David Bowie's songs to reach #1 on both UK and North American Billboards. I Want to Hold your Hand wos the first of The Beatles songs to reach #1 on UK and NA billboards. Plus, they both English :).

@Borderpup chose Into the Groove by Madonna. Why? Weeeell, cos in the video for Let’s Dance they see the red shoes in a shop window, and they sort of represent a different way of life from the poverty the couple are living in. In the film Desperately Seeking Susan, Susan sees some boots in a shop window and has to have them, so she trades her jacket for them. Roberta is fascinated by Susan's lifestyle and goes to the shop and buys the jacket, and goes on to live in Susan's world. The film made Madonna a star. Her famous song from the film was Into the Groove.

@Maggiekat chose It Takes A Good Woman by The Isley Brothers. Why? Bowie asked Stevie Ray Vaughn to play on his Let's Dance album. Stevie released his first that year as well featuring an Isley Brothers number. I think this song relays the same emotions about love as Let's Dance.

@Kelsoterrier chose Down Under by Men at Work. Why? Let's Dance video is set in Australia, the land Down Under. David Bowie and Men at Work have both been involved in "sampling" scandals - Men at Work "stole" flute riff in Down Under from children's song and Vanilla Ice "stole" riff from Bowie & Mercury's Under Pressure.

@I_Am_Fuzzy chose I'm A Believer - The Monkees. Why? David Bowie changed his name from David Jones because of Mr. Monkee - Davy Jones,

@Oz_theterrier chose The Red Shoes by Kate Bush. Why? Because the song is about red shoes that make you dance, like the red shoes worn in Bowie's Let's Dance video.

@CathyKeisha chose The Angels Want to Wear My Red Shoe by Elvis Costello. Why? "Put on your red shoes and dance" line from Bowie song.

@BVFEYJ chose We Don’t Need Another Hero by Tina Turner. Why? Cuz David Bowie did "Heroes" be4 and did Let's Dance live wif Tina Turner.

@DiamondBertie chose Dancing in the Dark by Bruce Springsteen. Why? It’s a song about dancing too!

@Tartan_Terriers chose The Gnome by Pink Floyd. Why? Because Bowie also sang about a Gnome, The Laughing Gnome! BOL!

And the winner ...... as chosen by @MarthaTheWestie and suggested by ...... @Kelsoterrier ....... is ........ Down Under by Men At Work

The year: 1981
The song: (Land) Down Under
Artist: Men At Work

Now is time again to get your finkin caps on an send me (find out how on da guidelines page fing) the next link in the chain. Da winner dis week dus be pickin da winner next week. So dat mean you @Kelsoterrier!

Now it's over to you! Email me: lexie at toxicpenguin dot com or DM me on twitter (@dogstoyevsky) wiv your link suggestion followin on from dis one! You has until noon (GMT) Sunday 6 February 2011.

Ere dus be recap of da links in our chain so far. It's not a very long chain yet but I am sure it will grow an grow:

Week 4: Let's Dance - David Bowie (David Bowie Let's Dance album title/track title same as Eurythmics Sweet Dreams track from Sweet Dreams album/track title and also released 1983).

Week 3: Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics (Dave Stewart produced Feargal Sharkey's (from The Undertones) solo album. He was in the Eurythmics).

Week 2: Teenage Kicks - The Undertones (John Peel was the first UK DJ to play T-Rex songs on the radio. John Peel's favourite record was Teenage Kicks).

Lexie's Chain dus be inspired by da awsome Radio 2 Radcliffe & Maconie Show wot you can has a listen to on Radio 2 website. Follow #lexieschain on Twittter to join da fun.

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