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Saturday Top 5: Songs named after a woman

Many Rock songs are written to or about girls. Many times, the artist is recalling someone they loved, or someone they want be with. This week’s top 5 is all about songs named after a woman.  They are not necessarily the best songs that are named after a woman, but songs that are notorious for the name of the song.

Honorable Mention:

Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett

Jessica – Allman Brothers

Rosanna – Toto

Roxanne – The Police

#5 Billie Jean – Michael Jackson. If Billie Jean was about a little boy, then we may be more suspicious about the lyrics. But who knows? Poor Michael can’t catch a break here, can he? We know that Billie Jean is not your lover.

#4 Layla – Eric Clapton (Derek and the Dominoes). This song is about Clapton’s love for George Harrison’s wife Pattie. Eventually, Pattie left George for Clapton, and Clapton and George Harrison remained very close friends even after the event. George actually played at Eric and Pattie’s wedding reception. That is totally wild, and not in a good way. I guess all you need is love. LOL

#3 My Sharona – The Knack. I don’t know any Sharona’s, and I don’t even think I have ever met a Sharona. But if I did, I would have to sing this song to her. This one always gets people’s feet tapping. The word is that the success of this song ruined the band that wrote it. It was actually a punk band, and success for punk artists in the late 70’s and early 80’s made them “sell outs”. People were actually wearing shirts that said “Nuke the Knack”. Also, this tune pinned them in a corner, and it’s success was never approached again. This is also a great Karaoke tune!

#2 Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl) – Looking Glass. This classic tune is always on the tip of everyone’s tongue when a girl named Brandy comes in the room. Ask any girl named Brandy if anyone has ever sung this song to them, and they will certainly answer in the affirmative.

#1 Michelle – The Beatles. Without a doubt, this song is the best tune named for a woman. Who was Michelle? Paul apparently would try to act French (why?) to impress the girls. He wrote an instrumental, and both Paul and John collaborated on the lyrics of Paul’s catchy tune.
Have any others? I know some more great tunes, but I didn’t include them because they were not quite there!

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Sunday Life Pointe Talk Soup

  • I arrived at the theater at about 7:45, a little later than normal. I actually slept through my alarm this morning.  Bad me!
  • I found out that the setup crew was not even allowed in the theater until after 1:00 AM. That means they didn’t finish until a little after 2:00 AM.  I give them “mad props” for their hard work.
  • The 9:00 AM service was near capacity with the curtains up.  That’s the most I have seen in the earlier service other than Easter Sunday when we actually had 3 services.
  • In both services people were fully engaged in worship during music, and throughout the rest of service.
  • Jesse did an awesome job leading us as we worshiped the God of creation with music.  The band was rockin! Alex was on the drums, Julie and Reina enhanced the sound with excellent harmonies, and the other Jesse played lead guitar.  I was on the bass this morning.
  • We sang “Friend of God”, “Open the Eyes”, and a really cool original by Jesse entitled “There is None Like You”. For communion Reina led “You are My King”.
  • It was pretty cool to hear Paulette McCartney (Reina) and Joanie Lennon (Julie) sing the Beatles’ “Come Together” while people greeted each other.
  • This was week 1 of  “Got Funk? Religion for people with junk in the trunk” on the book of Philippians.
  • The church at Philippi was a functional church, even though they had problems.
  • We learned about happiness and where people look for happiness: culture and religion.
  • Being a slave to sin can be fun at first, then it gets worse, then you go to hell.
  • Slavery to religion is not good either, and you still go to hell.  You can be baptized dozens of times, but you will still go to hell wet.
  • Our master should be Jesus.  As slaves to Jesus, we start out better than when we were slaves to the world/sin, things get better, then we go to Heaven! His yoke is easy and his burden is light.
  • We are saints.  We don’t have to do X number of miracles before and after death and be voted on by the church to be saints.
  • Some insight from Pastor Travis:
  1. OJ should have been the spokes person for Isotoner instead of Dan Marino.
  2. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, unless it itches.
  • Pastor Trav fielded questions via text/email to “asklpc-at-gmail-dot-com” at the end of service.  It was really refreshing to see the answers come right off the cuff.  This will also be a new regular feature on Sunday mornings.
  • If the services get anymore filled out, I think we are going to need a third service before the fall.  That’s just my O.
  • It was very cool to get to see one of my college fraternity brothers at the theater today and then hang out at El Nachito for lunch.  Nathan and Stephanie Bradfield are vacationing in Pompano Beach all the way from Montgomery, Alabama, and drove all the way down this morning to be with us in service.  I haven’t seen them in 10 years.  They are two of the finest people you will ever meet!

For a different perspective on Sunday morning at Life Pointe, check out Trav’s Wrap Up or Chris’s Sunday Morning Tossed Salad. Hopefully the Ritz Crackah will have his “Goosfaba” ready later.

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