We're handing the turntables over to Mini Moose this week. Here are her seven picks for August.
Written by C.E. Quick, “Come Go with Me” was recorded by the Del-Vikings and released in 1956 on Fee Bee Records. After the group signed with Dot Records in 1957, the song became a hit, peaking at No. 4 on Billboard Hot 100. It has been used in a lot of movies, including American Graffiti (1973), Stand by Me (1986), Joe Versus the Volcano (1990), and Set It Up (2018).
“Something In the Water” is from Brooke Fraser's 2010 album, Flags. Though the song didn't chart in the US, it became Fraser's first No. 1, landing at the top slot in the singer's home country of New Zealand and hitting the Top 10 in four other countries.
Credited to Lennon-McCartney, Paul McCartney wrote “Martha My Dear” for his Old English Sheepdog, Martha. It was recorded by the Beatles in 1968 for their double album, The Beatles (White Album).
“The Best” was originally recorded by Bonnie Tyler for her seventh studio album, Hide Your Heart (1988). The next year, Tina Turner covered it for her seventh studio album, Foreign Affair (1989). Though not part of the original title, the word ‘simply’ in brackets is included in the title on some of Turner’s compilation albums.
“Take Me to the River” was written by Al Green and guitarist Mabon “Teenie” Hodges and originally recorded for the 1974 album, Al Green Explores Your Mind. The song was never released as a single for Green. The Talking Heads covered it for their second album, More Songs About Buildings and Food (1978). Their version hit No. 26 on Billboard Hot 100.
“Stir It Up” was written by Bob Marley and originally recorded by The Wailers in 1967. It was released as a single and is Marley’s first hit song outside of Jamaica. The song was covered by Johnny Nash for his 1972 album, I Can See Clearly Now. In 1973, Bob Marley & The Wailers re-recorded it for their album, Catch a Fire (1973).