Let Me Be Perfectly Honest: A Song Game

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by gb66, Jul 31, 2016.

  1. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    We're hearing a lot about honesty these days in our campaigns and debates. A good topic for songs? How about any song title or lyric that has Honest or any form of the word; Truth or Untruths; Good or Bad; Right or Wrong; Vanity, Apologies, Promises.
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  2. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    "I Honestly Love You"

    "Your Lying Eyes"

    "Bad Bad Leroy Brown"

    "Johnny Be Good"
  3. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    Would I lie to you

    Good vibrations

    Goodmorning sunshine

    True Hearts
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  4. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Hi Soul! Good choices! GB
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  5. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Very Timely, GB

    The first one is a song and dance number from Royal Wedding.
    The performers were Fred Astaire and Jane Powell. (Saw Jane on stage
    twice. Met her backstage once.) Jane replaced Judy Garland who was too
    sick to work. That was the end of the Judy-MGM years.

    How could you believe me when I said I love you
    When you know I've been a liar all my life

    True Love, from High Society with Bing and Grace (well, her dubber).

    Always True To You In My Fashion from Kiss Me Kate by Cole Porter.

    Whether I'm Right, Or Whether I'm Wrong, I've Gotta Be Me.

    Good Morning from Singing In The Rain, Sung and danced by Gene Kelly,
    Donald O'Connor, and Debbie Reynolds. If they gave an Oscar for a
    cheerful greeting to the day, this would have won.

    It's a Good Day for Singing a Song

    Time for me to be movin' along.
  6. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Good ones Rock. It looks like the line-up for TCM movie night! I just saw High Society tonight and Singing in the Rain a few months ago. (I thought that was Grace Kelly's voice, was it Marni again?) GB
  7. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB, I watched a big chunk of High Society a year or two ago. Found it just
    so-so. Never could stand Frank Sinatra and his raspy voice. Celeste Holm was
    in it. I saw her live in Las Vegas as Mame back in '68.

    I think Grace Kelly's voice was dubbed. Mainly because that's the only time
    I've ever heard of her singing. Generally people who can really sing, do so.
    And it's been a subject of conjecture and speculation for 60 years.

    Saw Marilyn Monroe singing Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend recently. The
    dubbing is really obvious in that film. The high voice at the beginning of the
    song is clearly not Marilyn's husky whisper. But Marilyn did sing the
    rest of the song.

    I read Marnie Nixon's bio. She discussed her dubbing work with a good deal
    of detail and was very pleased with the results. I also used to have some
    records of her singing the Mary Poppins songs, Gershwin, and music by
    her husband Ernest Gold who won an Oscar for his song Exodus.

    I read several times that the busiest dubber in Hollywood was Martha
    Mears who did a lot of work on the radio. You can read about her on
    the net and listen to her on Youtube. She dubbed voices in some 30-
    50 movies.

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  8. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    High Society was not even a fraction as good as Philadelphia Story. No one can equal Jimmy Stewart, Cary Grant or Katharine Hepburn.

    I looked it up online and it says Grace Kelly and Bing Crosby's record of True Love was the first and only gold record for Grace Kelly. I had that record on a 45rpm. Can't remember what was on side B. GB
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  9. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    You're So Right For Me, from the musical Oh, Captain by Livingston
    and Evans, 1950s. The star was Tony Randall. Sings better than
    some other musical stars such as Richard Burton and Rex Harrison.

    The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. Music by the Italian composer
    Ennio Morricone who wrote the scores for numerous movies.

    Who's afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

    Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad. One of Billy Sherrill's songs written
    for Tammy Wynette.

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  10. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    I have a song to post -- it does not reflect my political views, etc.

    I just laughed to myself, when I remembered the title of the song:

    GB, if the videos/pics, etc. are still messing with your computer, let me know, and I won't post any more videos.

    Rock, I loved that one -- The Good The Bad & The Ugly! LOL

    I hope I have not offended anyone, and if I did I apologize. I'll remove this post, if you ask me to do so.

    Hugs, Diane
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  11. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Diane, Not sure why Liar, Liar should offend anyone. There seems to be lots of misinformation going around these days, unfortunately. :)

    Please, don't stop posting videos! I can use my 'alternate' computer to view them. I'm going to have to start using the new one all the time anyway. Just need to make myself try to get used to the change.

    This one is so bad that I can't even play any of the videos of my 'kids' on FB. Now, that is just unacceptable! GB
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  12. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Diane, how could anyone be offended by the Castaways? Couldn't understand
    a word they sang. Never heard of 'em before. Looked 'em up. Turns out
    they are from the Twin Cities: Minneapolis/St Paul. Uff-da!

    Glad you feel up to posting. Kevin better too?

    GB, hope you and your new computer can form some sort of detente.

  13. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    "You're So Vain"

    "I'm Sorry"

    "How Could You Believe Me......"

    "Oh, Promise Me"

    "Good Ship Lollipop"

    "Good Golly Miss Molly"

    "Good Vibrations"
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  14. Starlight74

    Starlight74 Well-Known Member

    Can't sleep so am amusing myself with everyone's posts.
    Appreciate it.

    I met a bloke once who non stop lied.
    Haven't met anyone even remotely like him since.
    Scary thing is, I think he believed his own rubbish!
    Anyway, the song -
    ' you're unbelievable!'
    Generates memories of him, for me, but I can't for the life of me remember who sang it!
    A 90's song I think-

    Sad, but a contribution none-the-less
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  15. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Star, good to hear from you. I don't know the song, but Youtube has
    several vidoes of "You're Unbelievable" and "Unbelievable". Same song?

    As the politicians say, "All contributions cheerfully accepted. Is there
    anything I can do for you?"

    Good Night, Sweetheart
    Good Golly, Miss Molly (Little Richard)
    Good King Wenceslas

    Good Night, Irene
    There's A Good Time Coming (Stephen Foster)
    Bad Moon Rising

    Bad Boys (Theme song for the TV show "Cops".


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  16. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    You guy are great. Only song which makes me think of this election season is, Send In The Clowns.

    Love, Mikie
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