51 Weeks: 51 Songs From The Past: Week 36: Neil Sedaka – Calendar Girl

I had so much fun introducing to you to last week’s song (and playing that trick on many of you) that I thought I’d better get back on track and introduce you to some great music with no tricks. However, sometimes, lyrics to songs can get you asking questions. Are you ready for a long overdue trip back to the 1960s?

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Here we are in 1961 where we’re about to witness a fun song that had everyone singing. But, back then, nobody would have questioned the lyrics, would they?

Calendar Girl became a top ten hit around the world, although it never made it to the number one spot. As I grew up, it was one of my favourite songs, although I wasn’t around at the time it was zooming up the charts. I remember the song being played on the radio and my mother always having a little dance to it while she sang the lyrics. In fact, it was one of the first records she ever bought, and it wasn’t long before my father got very fed up of hearing it being played over and over again.

I remember how I too picked up the lyrics to it really quickly. However, it wasn’t until I heard the song being played on the radio a few years ago that I started questioning some of the lyrics. Back in 1961, I don’t think anyone would have noticed and, even if they did, all they would have seen and heard was what a fun song Calendar Girl was. And, even today, it’s still a lot of fun to listen to, even if I do have to question the story the song tells. Maybe it’s the author in me but, if I had been a beta reader for this song, I would have questioned some of the lyrics straight away.

Can you guess what it is that I’m questioning about this song?

Do you have a favourite song that has you asking questions about the lyrics? Share a link to that song in the comments section.

Thank you to everyone who left a link to a favourite song in the comments section of last week’s post. And a big thank you to Ruth, Barbara, and Kat who joined in with publishing a blog post of a favourite song.

Want to join me in building up your 51 favourite songs from the past? Leave a link in the comments section below and showcase your next song.

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