Chewy Delectable Luscious Yummy

Bubblegum Pop consists of catchy, upbeat songs that were mass-marketed for young audiences in the late ‘60s and this music is still with us today.  These songs included basic upbeat melodies, with repetitive hooks, simple contrived lyrics with sing-along choruses, danceable rhythms, making it oversimplified music, featuring sunny escapism, infectious exuberance, and playful videos that are fun to watch.  This genre represents all the best parts of being a teenager, having endless summers, young love, infectious dancing, slumber parties and chomping away on bubblegum.  The term bubblegum pop refers to its intended audience, as it was one of the first genres to deliberately market itself to tweens and teens and the sweet nature of its subject matter, which largely concerns young love (romantic and platonic), colors, and sugar.  Music producers Jerry Kasenetz and Jeffry Katz coined the phrase bubblegum pop when producing a song while chewing on gum.

Last week we had Coping Music where the theme was to find Sunshine Pop songs which was suggested by John Holton of The Sound of One Hand Typing.  This week the theme is to find Bubblegum Pop songs and this is also suggested by John Holton.  Take some time to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this music challenge, and even better, read as many of them as you can as you will probably find many enjoyable songs and it is quite possibly that you will learn a thing or two.  Share your music with others and post a video, try do some research and let everyone know something about the song that you post.  Tell everyone why you like the song, whether it was a hit, or what you think the song is about.  Show the lyrics, let’s all listen to our favorite songs and explore some new music.  Try to find a song that fits the theme, then write your post and create a pingback, or you can just place your link in the comments section.

• Try to use the prompt words or at least conform to a general theme, as you see it.  If the song you select does not meet the criteria, then please explain why you chose this song.
• It would be good if you could post the lyrics to the song of your choice, as this is helpful for the people that want to follow along with the music.
• Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due. It would also be a good idea to give credit to the singer and the band associated with your song.
• Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be, but please try not to include too many videos as that just makes it take longer to look at all of the other posts.
• Link to the YouTube video, or you can pull it into your post, so others can listen to the song.
• Ping back to this post or place your link in the comments section below.
• Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
• Feel free to suggest future prompts.
• Have fun and enjoy the music.

This week I will be writing about The Cuff Links song ‘Tracy’, and next week, I will be writing about the song ‘Undercover Agent for The Blues’ by Tony Joe White.  The upcoming prompts will be:
February 26, 2023 – Swamp Rock
March 5, 2023 – Rockabilly music
March 12, 2023 – Surf Rock
March 19, 2023 – Bluegrass

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      1. Two so far, I think. The Archie’s seem to be winning so far. Apologies for how many attempts I took to get mine there. As others have said, the pingbacks seem a bit erratic but I’ve no idea why the copy and paste job didn’t work!

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  1. I’ve gone with the late great Shirley Ellis and her second big fun hit ‘The Name Game’ from 1964. ‘The Nitty Gritty’ was her first which was also first released in 1964 and then in 1965 came her best known hit; ‘The Clapping Song’.

    Shirley, Shirley Bo-ber-ley
    Bo-na-na fanna Fo-fer-ley

    Lincoln, Lincoln, bo-bin-coln
    Bo-na-na fanna, fo-fin-coln

    Come on everybody
    I say now let’s play a game
    I betcha I can make a rhyme
    Out of anybody’s name
    The first letter of the name
    I treat it like it wasn’t there
    But a “B” or an “F”
    Or an “M” will appear

    And then I say “Bo” add a “B” then I say the name
    Then “Bo-na-na fanna” and “fo”
    And then I say the name again with an “”f” very plain
    Then “fee fi” and a “mo”
    And then I say the name again with an “M” this time
    And there isn’t any name that I can’t rhyme

    Arnold, Arnold bo-bar-nold
    Bo-na-na, fanna fo-far-nold

    But if the first two letters are ever the same
    I drop them both, then say the name
    Like Bob, Bob, drop the “B’s”, Bo-ob
    Or Fred, Fred, drop the “F’s”, Fo-red
    Or Mary, Mary, drop the “M’s”, Mo-ary
    That’s the only rule that is contrary

    Now say Bo
    Now Tony with a B
    Then “Bo-na-na fanna” and “fo”
    And then you say the name again with an “F” very plain
    Then “fee fi” and a “mo”
    And then you say the name again with an “M” this time
    And there isn’t any name that I can’t rhyme

    Everybody do Tony
    Tony, Tony, bo-bo-ney
    Bo-na-na fanna, fo-fo-ney

    Pretty good
    Let’s do Billy!
    Billy, Billy, bo-gil-ly
    Bo-na-na fanna, fo-fil-ly

    Very good, let’s do Marsha!
    Marsha, Marsha, bo-bar-sha
    Bo-na-na fanna, fo-far-sha

    A little trick with Nick!
    Nick, Nick, bo-bick,
    Bo-na-na fanna fo fick
    The name game

    Source: LyricFind

    Songwriters: Lincoln Chase / Shirley Elliston

    The Name Game lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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      1. Hi Jim…I receive such lovely comments from other WordPressers. I normally an hour on Thursday morning (which is my only morning to myself) to schedule all my posts for the coming week. But what I can do with that hour is very limited. I try to schedule my posts, then look at my notifications. I am sure I miss some comments. I have noticed recently that there are a lot of comments going straight to the spam folder.

        I try to spend between 15 – 30 minutes reading other people’s posts before bedtime, but this tends to be only on evenings when I am not shattered. I do tend to prioritise on reading other people’s posts and commenting on theirs rather than responding to all the lovely comments left by others on my posts.

        I have always felt a little bad about that – but with time being so very limited I have to enjoy what I can do and not feel too disheartened about what I cannot do. I am sure it is the same for other WordPressers. So many people make such a wonderful contribution to WordPress. I am grateful to have found such fab writers and poets and foodies.

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      2. I am sorry that I wrote this to you Mel and I want to appologize for that and I need to say I am sorry to a few others. You have to be you and do what you want and as a host I need to be polite. I guess when my blood sugar spikes which it did from eating birthday cake I tend to be cranky. I know what the cake is going to do to me and I ate it anyway because I was trying to be social. I do not want to lose you as a contributor, because I know how much you love music. I told Carol Anne that the song she selected did not seem like Bubblegum Pop to me and I know that is wrong, because nobody gave me a hat that says Music Expert. I also told Di that her contributing 3 songs today was too much for me because I have a life beyond this. I write for my own enjoyment and many others ignore my comments, so I don’t mind if they are ignored.

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