Every day in January gets a new Trah Lah Lah song… which it turns out is a lot of songs. THIRTY-ONE of them. Today’s song brings us to the realm of kid music. A french version of the Big Bad Wolf who brings down some Tra la la on the three little pigs.
When I was little, I had a huge crush on Shirley Temple so she’s going to help you sing Tra la la today.
I’m crushed that I can’t embed this video. But just follow this link to the closing musical number in the 1940 movie Young People. Sing a little tra la la with Shirley Temple, Jack Oakie, and Charlotte Greenwood as the Ballantine family. The audience sing along chorus harmonies at 5:23 are one of those gloriously 1940 era movie moments.
When things go wrong, it’s just the song to chase your cares away. a-Way. Ay-way.
Tra la la la what a merry world we live in.
I’m spending a bit of time touring Champagne this weekend. But that doesn’t mean we can’t sing Tra la la like every other day in January.
Here’s a song from Die Fieldermaus perfomed by the Royal Opera
Sometimes referred to as the Champagne Song, this piece is about that king of drinks that made people sing Tra la la and think they could fly like bats by jumping off buildings. It’s a really weird opera. Anyway, you can pop a bottle of bubbly or a trah lah lah and sing along.
Today, we’re drinking trah lah lah with soul. Yesterday’s tra la la song was very funky and you can’t just switch gears from funk to something totally different. So dialing it back a little with the less (but still quite) funky Tra la la la by Ike and Tina Turner.
Every day in January brings a new tra la la song. Yesterday was a little too country for comfort, so it’s time to get funky.
Today’s Tra la la song is from Patsy Cline. A little bit of country music and a heavy emphasis on a triangle. Tra le la le la *ding* triangle.
I know the Trah lah lah can lead to many shenanigans, but try not to get caught in any love triangles this year.
Okay, so it’s actually January. But a bit of Trah Lah Lah can make any month feel like spring. ;D
Today’s Tra la la song is sung by Julie Andrews. The Lusty Month of May from Lerner & Loewe’s Camelot.
Admittedly, I’m much more familiar with Vanessa Redgraves’ Lusty Month of May in the film adaptation. I love how Camelot is an idylic place full of sexy 60s-styled maidens. Unfortunately, they cut the tra la la’s. So Julie Andrews version it is. In case you want to throw back though, here’s the clip from the movie:
Today’s a beautiful R&B single. Pat Boone sings Tra la la la la la la la la la la.
Now, as is the case with many of Boone’s hits, it was a cover of a song performed by African American artists. So Dot (the label) would put out Boone’s version as the more approachable (whiter?) face of R&B.
Here’s the original recording of Tra la la by the Griffin Brothers feat. Tommy Brown (a lot of places say “the Griffin Brothers” but the vinyl in the youtube video just says “Griffin Brother”.. will investigate). Enjoy!
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Today’s tra la la song comes from Russia with love. Excuse the poor quality of this recording. You can hardly tell the chorus is tra la la.
The Red Elvises must have had a bit too much Trah Lah Lah before performing the song, because normally the lead vocals are a dude on this song and the girl does the chorus. So this is a fun role reversal. 🙂 Enjoy.
A new tra la la song for every day in January! And today, UK readers of this blog can actually grab a mixed case with a couple bottles fo Trah Lah Lah wine at an incredibly discounted price.
Here is the original Tra la la song by the Dutch band Phil & Company.
Have I blown your mind?! So boys can sing Tra la la like Gunther and girls can sing tra la la like Phil. Ding dang dong.
Stay tuned for more exciting trah lah lah music history. ;D
How to find us
Domaine O’Vineyards, located in the North Arrondissement of Carcassonne, is just minutes from the Carcassonne train station, the Medieval City, and the Carcassonne Airport.
GPS coordinates: 43.259622, 2.340387
Wine, Dine, Relax at our Boutique Vineyard
Unique thing to do in Carcassonne
Wine Cellar. Winery Visits. Wine Tasting.
Wine & Food Pairing
North Arrondissement of Carcassonne
885 Avenue de la Montagne Noire
11620 Villemoustaussou, France
Tel: +33(0) 630 189 910
Best by GPS.
Follow the signs to Mazamet/ Villemoustaussou using the D118. At the end of the last straight part of D118, you will come to a roundabout with the Dyneff gas station.
Take the exit towards Pennautier. Continue 500m to a small roundabout and go straight over.
Look out for the second road on your right, Avenue des Cévennes which curves up hill (about 1km) to Avenue de la Montagne Noire on the left.
At the last juction, bear left. the road sign “Ave de la Montagne Noire” (confusing as it seems to show a right turn)
After another 500m you will see our red brick color building in the middle of the vines.