This song has haunted me for about 2 months. It plays on the oldies station that one of the waitresses uses in the early morning - for the older crowd. My routine is that once I'm done scaling and shaping the daily bread, I get a breakfast sandwich and sit at the bar for breakfast. On occasion, this song will be playing.
It's not even that the song is good - or bad - that caught my attention. It's that it takes its melody from a very famous piece of classical music. A piece of music that any classical musician worth their salt knows.
And for the life of me, i couldn't remember the title. I knew it was Bach, I knew it was sort of a shorter piece. Jesu, Joy of man's desiring?
No, that wasn't it. Fuck if I could remember. And I tried to figure out the name of the motown tune, too! Our radio doesn't display the track (even though it's satellite radio) and no one at work seemed to know. I even downloaded sound hound and tried to get some results by singing into it - no luck.
(or so I thought. It came up with this like... "concerto" thing and I thought to myself - that can't be right wtf and ignored it.)
Today, I heard it again, and it stuck in my brain long enough that when I got home and was making dinner, I asked my mom about it.
I sang the classical tune, and she got it almost first try - Minuet in G
not technically by Bach, but generally known by his last name due to its presence in the workbook of Anna Magdalena Bach, his second wife and one of his transcribers.
Then I mentioned the other tune, and she also got that one - though it took a little more time. "Lover's Concerto", by The Toys - what Sound Hound had been hinting at.
It turns out though, that this isn't the end of the story for this song.
The Toys recorded this record in 65, but it turns out a dude named Freddy Martin dredged up this tune, then arranged it (and many other classical tunes) and turned them into big band pieces. Example:
I loved this story, and enjoyed my resolution to my quest so much today that I needed to tell you guys!
Do you have any songs that have a story for you? let us know!
EDIT: I just found out that Freddy Martin is responsible for this gem: