November 16, 1968 B.J. Thomas’ Hooked On A Feeling is released!
I remember singing Hooked on a Feeling in the car when I was a young teen. I had amazing valet service when I was a kid. My uncle Bill, who lived with us, drove me and my friends anywhere we wanted to go and he would always have candy in the car and we would go to Coney Island and he would give all of us money and then drive each friend home to their door. He was the man!
Well, I had Elle Winter over today. We worked on a Christmas song for a parade she’s appearing in on Sunday. Tonight the results of last week’s voting came out so before she left I gave her the talk — it doesn’t matter if you win or lose, you are so talented and we will go to the next project, don’t worry, I believe in you — and I meant it all, but SHE GOT INTO THE FINALS!! Yeah! I’m really glad and really excited!
So, thank you all my friends who voted for her. The big final round of voting is in 2 weeks and I will keep you posted!
here ya go. Today in Music. Hooked on a Feeling! If you have a minute, go find the original and listen to it again. Great voice on B.J. Thomas!
August 27, 1942 Happy Birthday B.J. Thomas!
I first heard this Burt Bacharach/Hal David hit by B.J. Thomas in the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. I was 13 years old and I’ll never forget that the heroes Robert Redford and Paul Newman go out guns a blazing and face like a hundred Bolivians with guns.
Now, they don’t show it, but you know they die. I hate it when the hero dies. What kind of freakin’ movie lets the hero die?
Tonight I hosted the Songwriters Guild of America’s Songwriters Circle at the Red Lion. This long running circle is powerhouse Ann Ruckert’s baby and I’m honored to do this the last Monday night of every month at 7pm.
Always a fun and creative night. We had a good lineup and I brought Elle Winter out to sing. She did great and people are always thrilled to see a 13 year old singing her face off. Her youtube channel is rocking. She’s going on tour this weekend and her song will be released soon on Disney! Hot stuff!
When I was 13 I was playing ball, riding bikes and watching Disney!
And seeing a movie where the hero dies!
Nice song, though. And B.J. Thomas sings the hell out of it. Happy BD dude!