“In the Mood”

This post is about a song from the 40’s that has had a long and interesting career.  It was actually written on top of an existing music score, and repurposed.  The story is copied below from Wikipedia.  Then a bunch of people recorded it and gave it their own flair – like Bette Midler in the 1970’s.

Enjoy the info, and the videos.

What can we learn from this for our online business today?  You don’t always have to invent something from scratch.  You can repurpose, and reuse info that is good and solid and that works.  Go back to the basics and be inspired.  Put a new twist on it, and do it again.  It could be a new hit for you!

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In the Mood” is a big band era #1 hit recorded by American bandleader Glenn Miller. It topped the charts in 1940 in the U.S. and one year later was featured in the movie Sun Valley Serenade.

In 1999, National Public Radio (NPR) included the 1939 Glenn Miller recording on RCA Bluebird on the NPR 100, the list of “The 100 most important American musical works of the 20th century”.[1]

Notable artists who have recorded big-band versions of “In The Mood” include the Joe Loss Orchestra, Xavier Cugat, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Lubo D’Orio, the Brian Setzer Orchestra, The Shadows and John Williams with the Boston Pops Orchestra.

Non-big-band renditions were recorded by the Andrews Sisters, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chet Atkins, Bill Haley & His Comets, Bad Manners, and the Puppini Sisters. In addition, in 1959 Ernie Fields and his Orchestra peaked at number 4 on the pop chart and number 7 on the R&B charts.[2] The song charted at number 16 in 1953 in a version by Johnny Maddox. Jonathan King scored a UK Top 50 hit with his version of the song in 1976. Bette Midler recorded the song in 1973 (on the album Bette Midler). The avant-garde synthpop act Art of Noise occasionally performed a rendition of the song on their live shows, in their trademark sampled style. The rock band Chicago added their version in 1995. An unusual version of the song was released on Maynard Ferguson‘s ‘Lost Tapes Volume 2’ album. The first 30 seconds are the traditional version, but the band then re-starts with the trumpets taking the lead.

A novelty version of the song was recorded by country/novelty artist Ray Stevens in 1977. Stevens’ version consisted of him performing the song in chicken clucks, bar-for-bar. The performance was credited to the “Henhouse Five Plus Too”. The single was a Top-40 hit in both America and the UK.

In 1951 a Ferranti Mark 1 computer at the University of Manchester played “In the Mood”, one of the first songs to be played by a computer, and the oldest known recording of digitally generated music.[3]

From – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_the_Mood

 

Lyrics, In the Mood

Who’s the lovely daddy with the beautiful eyes
What a pair o’ lips, I’d like to try ’em for size
I’ll just tell him, baby, won’t you swing it with me?
Hope he tells me maybe, what a wing it will be
So, I said politely, “Darlin’, may I intrude”
He said, “Don’t keep me waitin’ when I’m in the mood”

First he held me lightly when we started to dance
Then he held me tightly what a dreamy romance
And he said, “Hey, baby, it’s a quarter to three
There’s a mess of moonlight, won’t you share it with me?”
“Well”, I answered, “Baby, don’t you know that it’s rude
To keep my sisters waitin’ when they’re in the mood?”

In the mood that’s what he told me
In the mood and when he told me
In the mood my heart was skippin’
It didn’t take me long to say I’m in the mood now

In the mood for all his kissin’
[- From: http://www.elyrics.net -]

In the mood his crazy lovin’
In the mood what I was missin’
It didn’t take me long to say I’m in the mood now

First he held me lightly when we started to dance
Then he held tightly what a dreamy romance
And he said, “Hey, baby, it’s a quarter to three
There’s a mess of moonlight, won’t you share it with me?”
Then I answered, “Baby, don’t you know that it’s rude
To keep my sisters waitin’ when they’re in the mood?”

In the mood that’s what he told me
In the mood and when he told me
In the mood my heart was skippin’
It didn’t take me long to say I’m in the mood now

In the mood for all his kissin’
In the mood his crazy lovin’
In the mood what I was missin’
It didn’t take me long to say I’m in the mood now

In the mood
In the mood
In the mood

Glenn Miller – In the Mood

 

Bette Midler – In the Mood

 

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  1. WebNode
    January 28, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Really amazing songs, i wish such those songs will be written and sung in this generation

    • January 28, 2013 at 4:37 pm

      Thanks for the comment, WebNode

  2. January 28, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Awsesome

  3. January 28, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    What a brilliant and enjoyable blog post! Thanks. Now, I’m in the mood to look to old ways for new inspiration.

    • January 28, 2013 at 4:39 pm

      Thanks very much for reading and commenting on my post!

  4. January 28, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Love the old time stuff….thanks.

    • January 28, 2013 at 4:38 pm

      Appreciate the visit and comment, Mrenergyczar

  5. January 28, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Excellent songs! It’s so true that we can always find things in our own repertoire to reuse and re-purpose ;). Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. January 28, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Oh these are awesome songs, too bad I never appreciated it before now!

    • January 29, 2013 at 9:00 am

      Me too! I am just appreciating things more lately that are from a long time ago.

  7. January 28, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    I really was born in the wrong time – i love songs like this one : D…

  8. January 28, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Great Songs thanks for another great post

  9. January 28, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    old but wonderful songs…..

  10. January 28, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    Olide but goodie! Thanks for sharing this post. It’s a great song!

  11. January 28, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    Great Songs and message. Even bands repurpose.

  12. Kathleen Gick
    January 28, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    This is one of my favorite songs. Good point you make about repurposing. I never would have guessed. But each person puts his own signature on the message.

  13. January 28, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    what a combination of tunes!

    • January 29, 2013 at 9:01 am

      Love to see you here, Catherine

  14. meryl444
    January 28, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    This was fun and a great reminder about repurposing. Thanks, Sally!

  15. January 29, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Music is so inspiring..although when I am working I find it distracting 🙂

    • January 30, 2013 at 1:06 am

      Appreciate it, Anita. I can’t listen to music while working, but for a lot of my tasks I can have hulu or netflix on, my ipad while i work on the laptop. I have to have quiet for writing or other things that I need to concentrate on,

  16. January 29, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Always loved “In the Mood.” Great idea to reinvent what works.

  17. January 29, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Great post, Sally. Love this song whether by Glenn or Bette. Yes re-purposing content can help creativity and breathe new life into work.

  18. January 30, 2013 at 5:41 am

    You make a great point here Sally that not everything has to be new and innovative. Re-working past content can be just as effective. Love this song – it’s one of those that stick with you all day though! 🙂

  19. January 30, 2013 at 6:52 am

    I LOVE the message of this paragraph in particular! “You don’t always have to invent something from scratch. You can repurpose, and reuse info that is good and solid and that works. Go back to the basics and be inspired. Put a new twist on it, and do it again. It could be a new hit for you!”…exclellent and great examples!

  20. Andrew Szabo (The Marketing Chef™)
    January 30, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Fascinatin’!

  21. January 30, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Wonderful post – thank you for the important reminder that we don’t always have to be original.

  22. January 30, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Awesome Sally. Those old songs have a special place in my heart…

  23. February 26, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Sally, you’re my kind of blogger! Love this song.

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