Saturday 9: Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows (1965)
Unfamiliar with this week's song? Hear it here.
1. In this song, Lesley Gore sings that sunshine is wonderful. It's hard to argue with that. Is it sunny where you are today? I'm doing this Friday morning. The skies are predicted to be gray and cloudy today.
Tootsie Roll is the world's #1 manufacturer of lollipops, and cherry is
their most popular flavor. Do you have a sweet tooth? If yes, what's
your favorite sweet treat? Chocolate candy, cookies or ice cream.
According to myth, you'll find a leprechaun's pot of gold at the end of
a rainbow. If you suddenly, unexpectedly came into $100,000, what is
the first thing you would buy? I'd pay off my condo, fix it up a little, and then sell it I'd like to start over.
She feels brighter than a lucky penny. Abraham Lincoln was the first
person to appear on a U.S. coin, when the 1909 penny was struck in honor
of his 100th birthday. Thomas Jefferson is on the nickel, George
Washington is on the quarter, and John F. Kennedy is on the half dollar.
Without looking, do you know which President is on the dime? FDR
Lesley Gore was very popular in the 1960s, with 11 Top Ten hits. Most
people don't know that, while she was making records, she was also
attending Sarah Lawrence College and graduated with her BA in 1968.
What's something most Saturday 9ers would be surprised to know about
you? I don't know there is anything. I've been pretty frank on this blog.
6. She performed "Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows" in the movie Ski Party. Do you plan to ski this season? No. I'm a klutz and I live in a very flat area, so skiing is highly unlikely to happen.
This song was written by Marvin Hamlisch, who would go on to win three
Oscars, four Grammys, three Emmys, a Tony, and a Pulitzer Prize. That's
quite an impressive list! But we believe our Sat 9-ers are impressive,
too. So give yourself an award this morning. (For example, Crazy Sam is
now Meme Mistress of the Year.) I'm the Doyenne of Doctor's Appointments. It seems all I've done this month is go to the doctor, or the dentist, or the vet.
8. In 1965, when this song was on the charts, I Dream of Jeannie premiered. This supernatural sitcom, about an astronaut who finds a genie on a beach, competed for viewers with Bewitched, which was about an advertising executive who marries a witch. Do you prefer Bewitched or I Dream of Jeannie?
|I absolutely love Samantha on Bewitched|
9. Random question -- Which would you rather have, tacos or pizza? Pizza. Always.