Monday, July 05, 2010

Casey Kasem Would be Proud

I've got a new Spin instructor - who plays some GREAT workout music. There is nothing like an energizing jam that is so fun it makes you forget how hard you are working.

Here's the one he played last weekend:

Try to listen through the explicit words - if that sort of thing bothers you.

The tune was perfect for Spinning class - a fast run it was. And, it worked its magic on me. Not only was I immersed in the workout, but the little melody that the artists sampled into the song really caught my attention. I couldn't put my finger on it - but it was SOOO familiar. The instructor told me about Bone Thugs n' Harmony but was clueless about that background beat. (He's a little young & I just knew that it was something from the 70's).

Name That Tune is one of my favorite games. Most of the time, I can "Name that Tune" in just a few notes. This tune, however, was going to take a bit more research. Even jzboy couldn't put his finger on it.

Eventually we did - thanks to the internet & youtube. And here it is:

Now I can't say that I remember the band Jigsaw - but I definitely remember the song. Brings me back to the good ol' days when we would just have to wait until songs were played on the radio to hear them. When we would listen for hours to Casey Kasem run through the Top 40. Back when Eddie Rabbit and Juice Newton were hot and all we needed was an AM/FM radio and Teen Beat magazine to stay up to date with pop trends.

I just love that these bad ass hip hoppers found this random tune, mixed it up and repurposed it into such a great jam...and I sure would have loved to be a fly on the wall when they did it.


Bella said...

Wow, talk about a blast from the past!! Thanks for the memories!

VisionQuest said...

LOVED that song!! and i dig the remix as well!!
thx WenderZ

IndyAndCleo said...

Wow! Thanks for taking me back! Can't say I recognized the name of the band or song, but after listening - I DID recognize the tune! I used to LOVE Tiger Beat magazine, lol! : )

Nancy Trujillo said...

Great tunes for a energizing workout! I am sooo jealous!