Monday, January 3, 2011

"The Rainbow Connection" by Kermit the Frog.

OK, more one-hit wonders: This "artist's" only hit came in November, 1979 with a Paul Williams/Kenneth Ascher composition, peaking at #25 on Billboard's Hot 100 and staying in the Top 40 for 7 weeks. Oscar and Golden Globe nominated. AFI's 74th Greatest Movie Song of All Time. KILLER duet with Debbie Harry on the "artist's" show in '81. Covered by many, including Willie Nelson who is often mistakenly credited as its composer. "Artist"? Song?

Yesterday's answer: "Dies Irae" ("Day Of Wrath"). One of my most cherished musical memories is singing Mozart's "Requiem" as part of my med school's choir backed by members of the Philadelphia Symphony Orch. POWERFUL!

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