It's time to hand the turntables over to Mini Moose. Here are her seven picks for March.
SONG OF THE monDAY
The Warrior was written by Holly Knight and Nick Gilder. Released from Scandal's 1984 album, Warrior. Billed as Scandal featuring Patty Smyth, the song went to No. 1 in Canada and No. 7 in the US on Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on Billboard Mainstream Rock. The song's used in the first episode of the first two seasons of the Netflix show GLOW.
SONG OF THE tuesDAY
Written by Gloria Estefan and Kiki Garcia, Rhythm Is Gonna Get You was released in the US in June 1987 from Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine's Let It Loose, the tenth album for the band but the first credited to Estefan as a solo artist. The song hit No. 5 on Billboard Hot 100, and in 2018, the Library of Congress selected it for preservation in the National Recording Registry.
SONG OF THE wednesDAY
Written by Rick Nowels and Ellen Shipley for Belinda Carlisle’s 1989 album, Runaway Horses, Leave a Light On peaked at No. 11 on Billboard Hot 100. Released as the album’s lead single, it features George Harrison on slide guitar and hit the Top 10 in eight countries, including No. 8 on Billboard Adult Contemporary.
SONG OF THE thursDAY
Let Me Blow Ya Mind is by Eve featuring Gwen Stefani. It was released in 2001 as the second single from Eve's album, Scorpion. The song won a Grammy or Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, which was a brand new category that year. It peaked at number two in the US and was one of the best-selling songs of the summer.
SONG OF THE friDAY
Whatever You Like is by T.I. and was released from his 2008 album, Paper Trail. The original song was too risque for radio so a "cleaner" version was released and topped the charts for seven weeks. Anya Marina covered the song in 2009, and her version was featured in Gossip Girl.
SONG OF THE saturDAY
Venus was written in 1969 by Robbie van Leeuwen and originally recorded by Shocking Blue for their album, At Home. The song hit No. 1 in nine countries. In 1986, Bananarama covered the song for their album True Confessions that landed at the top spot in six countries, including the US where it dominated Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Dance Club Play and was ranked No. 43 on Cash Box Top 100’s Year-End Singles for 1986.
SONG OF THE sunDAY
Heavenly Day was the first single release from Patty Griffin's 2007 album Children Running Through, which was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary/Folk Americana Album. In 2013, Heavenly Day was used in the Chevy Volt commercial “Volt: Silent Statement”.