Friday Playlist: Shower Songs
Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday Playlist where members of the Times-Tribune staff submit their music picks based on a theme.
This week’s theme is Songs you Sing in the Shower.
The Little Mermaid - Part of Your World Patrice Wilding No accompaniment needed, this is my anthem and the song I would sing to save the world if it came down to villains requiring a pitch-perfect rendition from me and only me to not destroy our planet. I practice daily in the shower. You’re welcome, fellow citizens. R.E.M. - Bandwagon Ted Baird This is my go to shower song... I like to over emphasize the “yes sir re bob” and yodel Stipe lets out in the middle as a way to get my eavesdropping 2-year-old son fired up. Bobby Darin - Mack the Knife Ed Pikulski By the time I get to the part where I’m singing about Jenny Diver and Sukey Tawdry the entire family is banging on the door begging me to stop. Lowell George - Can’t stand the rain Jim Haggerty Lowell imparts so much soul and feeling into this Annie Peebles tune and the rain vibe and window references sure work well in a shower. Jerry Garcia Band - Tangled Up in Blue Chad Sebring It’s like a test, seeing if I can get through all the lyrics. Makes for a long shower Four Tops - Sugar Pie Honey Bunch Pat McKenna Almost any Motown is great for the shower Ernie - Rubber Ducky John Cole Truth be told, I sing all sorts of songs in the shower. This one best fits the occasion, though. Steve Martin - The Thermos Song John Cole Makes me laugh every time I hear it. (And again, apropos to bath time!) Jimmy Dorsey and his Orchestra - Six Lessons From Madame La Zonga Joe Butkiewicz No shower singing for me. But I hum my most recent obsession. Why this song is the latest obsession is too complicated to get into here. But it is Jimmy Dorsey, from Shenandoah, leading an orchestra and singer Helen O’Connell in a tune that in 1940 had giddy audiences rushing to the dance floor. Demi Lovato - Sorry Not Sorry Gia Mazur This theme is tough because the song changes depending on my mood, time of year, etc. This song is consistently in my repertoire, however. It’s super catchy and Demi’s belt is otherworldly. This song just slaps and is the perfect pop song, IMHO. Pavarotti - Pagliacci Jim Lockwood For the impatient, scroll to the 1:54 minute mark.