Terms of Endearment: A Song Game

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by gb66, Oct 2, 2014.

  1. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    It's tune time again! This topic was suggested by two of our very creative board members, Judy and Diane.

    Any songs that have a "sweet term" in the title or lyrics. Such as, Honey, Baby, Darling, Angel, Sweetie, Sweetheart, etc.

    Enjoy! :)
  2. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    To start:

    "Baby Love"

    "Let Me Call You Sweetheart"


  3. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    Your my hunnybun sugar plumb ....
    ConfusedInPA and rockgor like this.
  4. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Another good idea.

    Honeybun. Mary Martin sang it in "South Pacific". You can see Mitzi Gaynor
    sing it on Youtube. I saw her show in Vegas in 1968. Lots of talent and personality.

    Lover, Come Back to Me. From some Jeanette and Nelson operetta.

    Shipoopi. Sung by Buddy Hackett in the movie "The Music Man". Trivia:
    what little kid in the film grew up to be a film director?

    My One and Only You. Recorded by some group a long time ago. What was
    their name. The plates? The dishes? No, Oh, I know. The Platters!

    Hey, Good Lookin'. Written and recorded by Hank Williams.

    "Sugar in the morning sugar in the evening sugar at suppertime
    Be my little sugar and love me all the time
    Honey in the morning honey in the evening honey at suppertime
    Be my little honey and love me all the time."

    Recorded by Kitty Wells, the McGuire Sisters, Perry Como and lots
    of others.

  5. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Ooh, all great songs listed above.

    I have a few to add:

    I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch), The Four Tops, 1965

    Be My Baby, The Ronettes, 1963

    Sugar Sugar, The Archies, 1969

    I'll be back later! :cool:

    Diane ... I seem to be stuck in the '60s right now! LOL
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2014
  6. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    I'm still stuck with the "oldies"! LOL

    My Baby Loves Lovin, White Plains, 1970

    Honey, Honey, ABBA, 1974

    My Special Angel, Bobby Vinton, 1963

    Pretty Little Angel Eyes, Curtis Lee, 1961

    Johnny Angel, Shelley Fabares, 1961

    Gosh, these songs bring back so many memories. I especially like watching the Youtube videos, from shows recorded "live", or looking at all the pictures of the artist(s) from over the years. All the outfits, haircuts, makeup, dance moves.

    Diane :)
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2014
  7. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    "Baby Love" Diana Ross and the Supremes

    "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" a real oldie

    "Honey" a very sad song by Bobby Goldsboro
  8. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    " I got you, Babe." by Sonny and Cher.

    Really fun listening to the Four Tops - I remembered the words, but had forgotten who sang it.

    Shelley Fabares - 1961! I was ten years old, and still every word and note comes back to me. A sweet song.

    Love it when you post videos, Diane.
  9. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Who's Your Little Who-zis? Old novelty tune.
    See You Later, Alligator. Bill Haley hit from my teen years.
    You're My Baby; Johnny Cash.

    My Sweetheart's the Man in the Moon.
    He's just my Bill, an ordinary Guy. (Showboat.)

    Sally in our Alley
    "Of all the girls that are so smart
    There's none like pretty Sally;
    She is the darling of my heart
    And she lives in our alley."

    A song that's a couple hundred years old. Was used in a film
    in the 1930s.

  10. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey, hold me tight. A song from a century ago.
    My Sweetheart's the Man in the Moon. I'm going to marry him soon. This one's
    even older.

    Will You Remember? Sweetheart, Sweetheart, Sweetheart. Will you love me ever?
    Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy. From Maytime. Their most popular movie.

    Oh, Honeycomb. Won't you be my baby? A Jimmie Rodgers hit.
    Note: there are two musical Jimmie Rodgers. The country western singer and
    songwriter died in 1933. The pop singer who had hits in the 50s was born in
    1933. So to tell them apart, just ask to see their birth certificates.

    Won't You be my Neighbor? Sung by another Rogers. Fred Rogers.

    And Roy Rogers sang about the Yellow Rose of Texas.
    You may talk about your Clementine, And sing of Rosalee, But the YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS Is the only girl for me.

    Adios, Pards
  11. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    My grandmother used to sing "Put Your Arms Around Me Honey" to me, all the time.
    Makes me a little sad to remember the songs she sang. GB
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2015
  12. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    The lyrics look right to me, GB. Here's Judy singing the song; from "In the Good
    Old Summertime". The guy pretending to play the piano is Van Johnson. The
    affable customer is character actor Chester Clute who appeared in hundreds of
    films. The movie is set in the 1890s, and that's when Chester was born.


  13. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Good video! GB
  14. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Honey. Recorded by Bobby Goldsboro. This was a big hit in this country and
    the UK. Written by Bobby Russell who wrote other hits like Little Green
    Apples that Roger Miller recorded. He also wrote The Night the Lights Went
    Out in Georgia which was recorded by his wife. His wife was Vicki Lawrence.

    Dave Barry wrote that he and Vicki were sitting around backstage waiting to
    go on a morning show. He asked her what that song "The Night the Lights etc."
    was all about. She said, "I haven't the faintest idea." But if you read the
    lyrics it's actually very clear. It's about a case of murder and the wrong man

    Remember the Darlings? That was the name of the family in Peter Pan.
    Mrs and Mrs Darling. Wendy, John and Michael Darling.Here are
    some Darling songs.

    Oh, My Darling Clementine.
    My Darling, My Darling, I've wanted to call you my darling. Hit for Jo
    Stafford when I was young.
    Darling, Je VousAime Beaucoup. Nat King Cole hit.(To understand
    the title you have to be able to read Hungarian.)

  15. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    "Oh, You Beautiful Doll"

    "Be My Love"


    "Sweet Adeline"

    "Teddy Bear"

    "Toot, Toot, Tootsie"
  16. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Very good, GB. Here are two hits from 1911.

    I Want a Girl, Just Like the Girl that Married Dear Old Dad. She was a pearl...

    And Alexander's Ragtime Band.
    Oh ma honey, oh ma honey,
    Better hurry and let's meander.
    Ain't you goin', ain't you goin'?
    To the leader man, ragged meter man?

    The latter was Irving Berlin's first big hit.

    And then there's this silly song I ran across on Youtube. Oh, Sweet Pea,
    C'mon and dance with me. Sung by Ron Wells.

    MGM's Easter Parade came out when we were about 8 years old, GB. It
    had two songs that fit this category. Snookey Ookums and Stepping Out
    With My Baby. The film won an Oscar for Best Musical.

    And then there are the Buffalo Gals. Gary Larson had a cartoon about the
    elephant man meeting a buffalo girl. Decades ago I had a record of old
    songs that included Buffalo Gals. The notes indicated that the title referred
    to gals from the City of Buffalo, so this may not be a good fit for this
    category. But it's interesting. Kinda like a shaggy dog story.

    Diane, how ya doin'?

  17. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, I watched Easter Parade on tv a few months ago. I thought that song, Snookey Ookums was so cute. I go online and search for old musicals, they're my favorites. :) GB