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Bjork finds that it helps to hold her breath when trying to stay oh so quiet!

Bjork finds that it helps to hold her breath when trying to stay oh so quiet!

Many of you probably knew that Bjork‘s “It’s Oh So Quiet” was originally recorded by American actress Betty Hutton in 1951. I certainly did. However I didn’t know another little musical trivia nugget about Betty until now. She was also the inspiration for the Throwing Muses song “Elizabeth Jane”. Sadly I have been unable to find a link to that song online. If you have one then let me know

Betty makes her best Ninja pose while trying to remain oh so quiet!

Betty makes her best Ninja pose while trying to remain oh so quiet!

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“But I ain’t losing sleep and I ain’t counting sheep” July 18, 2012


Some recent research by Ofcom the UK’s communications industry regulator has provided some really sad news. We now communicate more using text and e mail than we do actually speaking on the phone or face to face. More people interact with each other via texts and social networking sites than speak to each other.

I find that very disappointing. Whilst a lot of my communication at work is via e mail I still regularly use the desk phone or mobile phone. I als prefer to meet someone in person when I can, especially as in most cases they are in the same building as me. Does this news ultimately mean that evolution will lead to human vocal cords shrivelling away and becoming as useful as an appendix?

You can read the news story here on the BBC site. As usual and as I have mentioned many times before this is a music blog so now I need to share some, hopefully appropriate, songs with you. But I should warn you that I have even more sad news……. one of them is by Cliff Richard!

We Don’t Talk Anymore” – Cliff Richard. This was Sir Cliff‘s tenth UK number one and his first since “Congratulations” his Eurovision entry from 1968. It was produced by the Shadows rhythm guitarist Bruce Welch.

“Don’t Speak” – No Doubt. This was the biggest single taken from the bands 1995 album ‘Tragic Kingdom‘ and was a UK number one early in 1997. It reached number one in at least twelve other countries.

It’s Oh So Quiet” – Bjork. The song was written in German and the first English version appears to be by betty Hutton in 1951. But in my opinion Bjork has made it her own!

 

 
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