Saturday is our Christmas show! YAY! CHRISTMAS! We have a wide variety of Christmas songs to dance to this year. Fully loaded show with so many songs, too many to count, well not really, just a lot!
One dancer didn't want to do the traditional Christmas song but still found a delightful one that will stuck in your head! It's been covered by many artist in the past. Come Saturday, December 12th, at 7pm slt to see the dancer and listen to the song!
Here are some song facts for you to enjoy...
"Snowbird" is a song by the Canadian songwriter Gene MacLellan. Though it has been recorded by many performers (including Bing Crosby and Elvis Presley), it is best known through Anne Murray's 1969 recording, which—after appearing as an album track in mid-1969—was eventually released as a single in the summer of 1970. It was a #2 hit on Canada's pop chart and went to #1 on both the Canadian adult contemporary and country charts. The song reached #8 on the U.S. pop singles chart, spent six weeks at #1 on the U.S. adult contemporary chart, and became a surprise Top 10 U.S. country hit as well. It was certified as a gold single by the RIAA, the first American Gold record ever awarded to a Canadian solo female artist. The song peaked at #23 on the UK Singles Chart. In 2003 it was an inaugural song inductee of the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Anne Murray and Gene MacLellan had met while both were regulars on the CBC television series Singalong Jubilee and Murray recorded two of MacLellan's compositions: "Snowbird" and "Biding My Time" for her first major label album release, This Way Is My Way recorded in 1969. Murray would recall: "Gene told me he wrote ["Snowbird"] in twenty minutes while walking on a beach in PEI."
The theme and approach broadly resemble that of the earlier hits "Message to Michael" (a.k.a. "Kentucky Bluebird" in hit versions by Lou Johnson and Adam Faith) and "Yellow Bird" in contrasting the narrator's being stuck in the place of his/her heartache to the bird's ability to just up and fly away. "Snowbird" sold well over a million copies and was recently picked as 19th on the 50 Tracks: The Canadian Version list, a partially populist approach to defining the most influential songs by Canadians.
On the 2013 Family Guy episode "Chris Cross," Stewie and Brian travel to Canada to find out the true meaning of "Snowbird" from Anne Murray (who provided the voice for her character). When Stewie finds out that she didn't actually write the song, he forces her to perform it at gunpoint while bound and gagged.
This was used in the 2004 Malcolm in the Middle episode "Victor's Other Family." It was also featured in the 2007 thriller Zodiac, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, and Robert Downey Jr., and in the 2009 romantic dramedy He's Just Not That Into You, starring Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, and Drew Barrymore.
Snowbird by Elvis Presley
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