It's Mini Moose's week. Here are her seven picks for December.
SONG OF THE monDAY
Rolling in the Deep is from Adele's 2010 album, 21. The song became the largest crossover hit to sweep America since the Beatles. Written by Adele and Paul Epworth, it won the Grammy for both Record and Song of the Year and has become the best-selling digital single by a female artist.
SONG OF THE tuesDAY
What’s Up? is from the 4 Non Blondes’ 1992 album, Bigger, Better, Faster, More!. Peaking at No. 14 on Billboard Hot 100, the song topped the charts in several other countries. Despite the use of the phrase “what’s going on,” it was titled What’s Up? to avoid confusion with Marvin Gaye’s 1971 hit.
SONG OF THE wednesDAY
SONG OF THE thursDAY
My Prerogative is from Bobby Brown’s second album, Don’t Be Cruel (1988). Written as a response to criticism about his departure from New Edition, the song hit No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B and was nominated for a Grammy. In 2004, Britney Spears recorded a cover.
SONG OF THE friDAY
Fancy was written and originally recorded by Bobbie Gentry and released in 1969. Gentry claimed it was the strongest women's lib song she ever wrote. Reba McEntire recorded a version in 1990 for her album, Rumor Has It. Reba's version hit No. 8 on Billboard Hot Country.
SONG OF THE saturDAY
Man! I Feel Like a Woman was written by Shania Twain and Mutt Lange and released from Shania's third album, Come On Over (1997). The song peaked at No. 23 on Billboard Hot 100 and No. 4 on Hot Country. It won a Grammy and the music video was a spoof on Robert Palmer's music videos.
SONG OF THE sunDAY
A Sunday Kind of Love was first recorded by Claude Thornhill and his Orchestra in 1946 with vocals by Fran Warren. The Del-Vikings released a version in 1957. Etta James's cover from her 1960 album, At Last!, is our favorite. Despite its popularity, the song never hit Billboard Top 40.