Do You Need a Grin?

This was going to be a Valentine’s post, but I can’t hold back any longer!

Tom Jones never fails to put me in a good mood even if I’m determined to fight it. I challenge you to listen to these songs and not end up with a silly grin on your face. I could just put up the videos of his live performances and make you go beyond grinning to laughing out loud, but this isn’t about Tom’s gyrations. It’s about the very hopeful sound of these tunes and lyrics.

Some trivia about this song: it’s in the opening credits of Shakespeare Retold: Much Ado About Nothing*, which is part of the DVD set that includes the version of Macbeth with James McAvoy and Richard Armitage.

Okay, this one is super sexist and dated, but hey, I’m still smiling:

Come to think of it, most of these are sexist and dated. LOL!

Some more trivia: I saw What’s New Pussycat? in the movie theater when I was a kid. This was the first time I heard that Tom Jones (ne: Thomas John Woodward) was a distant relative. I cannot remember how. Need to ask Mom sometime. It’s only been 30+ years since we talked about it. Yes, I’m admitting how very old I am. LOL!

Last but certainly not least:

Does Richard Armitage like Tom Jones’ music? I don’t know, but I imagine him grinning when he hears it whether he likes it or not. :D

Yeah, I know you wanna laugh, Rich:
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“Oh, I want to, Frenz, but I’m supposed to be serious now.”

Yeah, sure you are.

*My favorite story on that DVD set. If you haven’t watched Shakespeare Retold, run and get it!

Photo still courtesy of RichardArmitageNet.Com

6 Comments

  1. I can never hear that last one without doing the Carlton.

  2. I loved Carlton.

  3. I’ve always loved the first and last songs – and still like to sing them! But I have to admit I didn’t know what jazzbaby was referring to. So I looked it up! Ha!Ha! I remember that episode!

  4. Maybe our hero RA could play Tom Jones in the biopic? (Quit snickering, Frenz, it could happen!!!)

  5. Carlton is still funny. :D

    Imagining Richard Armitage with curly hair and his shirts buttoned at his waist. LOL! Of course we know he can dance, but I’m thinking more along the lines of this:

  6. Burst out laughing the first time I saw “Much Ado About Nothing” on the Shakespeare Retold DVD. Definitely a pick me up for the day.


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