Sunday, 27 February 2011

Lexie's Chain: The Ninth Chain

Hello once again ma pals! Welcome to Week 9 of #Lexieschain. We got a few new players dis week and some great entries again!

Dis week it woz down to our pal @marleyterrier to make da decishun. So let's see how you dun got on! Here was da entries for dis week:

@CathyKeisha chose Soul Man - Blues Brothers. Why? It's another band, starring in a movie named after the band like The Commitments, that follow in da footsteps of sensashunal black artists.

@I_am_fuzzy Fast Car - Tracey Chapman. Why? Well pals, a mustang is a fast car !

@fizzlebear chose the theme to 'White Horses' because a mustang is a neddy!!

@tartan_terriers chose Somewhere In My Heart by Aztec Camera. Why? Mustang Sally was a song from the film The Commitments written by Roddy Doyle which made us think of another Roddy! Roddy Frame is the singer with Aztec Camera.

@MaggieTKat chose Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets by Della Reese. Why? Mustang Sally is supposedly based on Della Reeves wanting a new Mustang. The character of Mustang Sally did exactly what she pleased. The character of Lola, from the musical Damn Yankees, is another woman who gets exactly what she wants.

@Oz_theTerrier chose Breathless by The Corrs. Why? Last week's link, Mustang Sally was in movie The Commitments, and so was Andrea Corr (as Sharon) from The Corrs and this song is one of my fave The Corrs singles!

@RettetKaninchen chose I Can't Stand The Rain by Tina Turner. Why? Because the song was also part of the movie of The Commitments. Tina and The Commitments covered it both from the original version of Ann Pebbles. And Tina and Ann were both playing together with Cyndi Lauper. And finally: Tina just rocks!!!

@DJLadyLexie chose Goodbye Blue Sky by Pink Floyd.  Why? The Commitments was directed by Alan Parker. He also directed the movie Pink Floyd The Wall. I has chosen by ma favourite song from The Wall – Goodbye Blue Sky.

@Kelsoterrier chose Wild Horses by The Rolling Stones. Why? Well because a Mustang is a wild horse without any commitment to anything. And the Rolling Stones are also mentioned in The Commitments film. And because it's a great song!

And the winner ...... as chosen by @marleyterrier and suggested by ...... @MaggieTKat ....... is ........ Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets by Della Reese.

The year: 1991 (original in 1955)
The song: Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets
Artist: Della Reese

Marley said to me, Lexie, he said: "Hmmm, i fink this do be a easy one for me. I say for you that this is what life is like for me. Wotever @lolaterrier is wantin or fancy takin for herself then she is gettin. Sumtime is the comfy side of the bed. Suntime is the noms. Always is the first chewy stick. Grrrr I probbly gonna be hazzin nitemares with this song for years. Well done Maggie. Was a great choice!"

Pals, is time to get your finkin caps on again n 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 @MaggieTKat!

So, 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 March 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 8: Mustang Sally by The Commitments (not original). Because they was also singing Chain of Fools in dat movie and soundtrack.

Week 7: Chain of Fools by Aretha Franklin. Aretha like Chuck Berry is in da Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and as da song says - she is just a link in your chain!

Week 6: Johnny B.Goode by Chuck Berry. Down Under on Business as Usual album; another track on the Men At Work album is Be Good Johnny a reference to my link.

Week 5: Down Under - Men At Work (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).

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).

Week 1: Ride a White Swan - T-Rex

Lexie's Chain dus be inspired by da awsome Radcliffe & Maconie Show wot you can has a listen to on dere website. Follow #lexieschain on Twitter to join da fun. Remember anyfink goes! Rock, classical, opera, ballads, punk, reggae - is up to you!


  1. I'm always impressed at the thought by all the players! I love seeing the song nominations every week and the links in the chain!

  2. I say agane well done for Maggie. The chain sure is goin well.