Saturday, April 12, 2014

K is for...

Knock Three Times...Tony Orlando & Dawn, 1971.

A Serenade of Seventies songs, from the soundtrack of my life, is my theme for the A-Z challenge this year.

I am going to start right off by admitting that for quite some time I thought these three people were Tony, Orlando and Dawn. I did not realize that Dawn was sharing a name.


I have had this song stuck in my head for at least four days of this month. Finally we have reached the letter to set it free...into your head! You're welcome.

Hey girl whatcha doin down there
Dancin alone every night
While I live right above you

I had these visions of some matchmaking apartment complex...

Knock three times on the ceiling if you want me
Twice on the pipe, if the answer is no

...that must have had an exposed plumbing system.

42 comments:

  1. There could have been no other choice for K. It had to be this one. I love it. I'm starting to realize the 70's was the decade for ear worm music. I'm on my way to the farmers market where I will no doubt be caught humming this tune

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  2. My grandmother had pipes in her apartment too. lol I loved Tony Orlando & Dawn. Remember when they had their own variety show?

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  3. I watched that Tony Orlando variety show. Great song. Although these days, if some knocked on my floor or pipes I would call Ghostbusters.

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    1. No kidding, it does seem kind of creepy now!

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  4. Love it! A song I remember on the radio as a kid!!!

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    1. Those opening bars, you knew it was coming!

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  5. Love the song Andrea !...nice post .

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  6. This song reminds me of the movie Now and Then. I used to have the soundtrack and I loved it!

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    1. I still have that soundtrack in my car...so funny you mentioned it!

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  7. Hafta say...this is the first miss for me. Never much of a Tony, Orlando, and Dawn fan. Bahahaha! :P

    -andi

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  8. Yes ! Good song. Funny the impressions we get from group/band names and lyrics we mis-hear and mis-sing for years before realizing our mistakes!

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    1. Hard to make the switch sometimes!

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  9. I watched their show every week.

    Love,
    Janie

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  10. I never got onboard with these guys, but leave you to your preferences. ;)

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    1. Come on, not even a little Tie a Yellow Ribbon?!?!

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  11. "that must have had an exposed plumbing system"--I know! What's with that? Perhaps Tony should have been a plumber? He might have had a better chance at getting in on the dance... :)

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  12. I always liked this song. It was pure pop and really quirky. But it was fun! :)

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  13. I wonder if we are similar in age? I love all the songs you are mentioning... Lots of memories.

    Yvonne

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    1. Probably, but how can you not love them...lol

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  14. Fun!! I am thinking we are the same age too... :-) I loved Tony Orland and Dawn and used to watch their t.v. show!

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    1. Their tv show, Sonny & Cher's show,Carol Burnett...right?

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  15. It's so good to know this little gem was released the year I was born. :)

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    1. Are you rubbing it in that you are younger than me? ;)

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  16. And now this song is my head. But you've also got me thinking about the exposed plumbing/pipes…. :)

    Madeline @ The Shellshank Redemption
    Minion, Capt. Alex's Ninja Minion Army
    The 2014 Blogging from A-Z Challenge

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    1. Just reading these comments makes me fear that it will get stuck in my head again!!!! Luckily I have L to think about today and M for tomorrow....hope one of those sticks...maybe...

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  17. I remember watching their TV show. I also recall having a difficult time with their name as a kid. How could they both be Dawn? Wouldn't it be Dawns???? Ha!

    Arlee Bird over at Tossing It Out wrote a blog about songs that get in your head and won't leave. He calls them earworms. I thought that was pretty funny.

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  18. LOL, this one is a little before my time, but I love it :)

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  19. I love that song and I don't live in an apartment!

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  20. LOL I always thought that both options were a bad idea….we had one of those "popcorn" ceilings, and I'd never seen a pipe in my life! WTH???

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  21. Oh my gosh.... totally love your A to Z theme! I grew up with these tunes and loving the memories! Oh... and yeah, I'll be hearing this song in my head as I try to sleep tonight!

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    1. Hope it lulls you into a sappy seventies sleep!

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  22. Another group I got to see live back in the day. They put on a great show! ♥

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  23. Andrea thanks for sharing this song! It brought back memories of my school days when we would sing this during music class.

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  24. Oh HAY-SEUSS! The NRW band use to play this when I was a 9th grader! Flashback!

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  25. We sang this song to death, and yes, I remember having some vague idea that they lived in a tenement, and that that was not really the way it all worked. But it was catchy and fun, and who cared? Thanks for the memories!

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