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1 1 The American Dream! (music of the 20 th Century) Created By: Jeff McCollum

2 2 Index "Windmills of Your Mind" from The Thomas Crown Affair……………………3 "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid………4 "It Goes Like It Goes" from Norma Rae…………………………………….5 Marmalade Reflections of my Life………………………………6 The Sugarhill Gang Rappers Delight…………………………………….7 Tommy Tutone …………………………………………….8 Sir Mix-A-Lot Baby Got Back……………………………...9 Vanilla Ice Ice Ice Baby…………………………………10 8th Of November Big & Rich…………………………………..11 A Good Man Emerson Drive……………………………..12 Dedications Page………………………….13

3 3 1960’s "Windmills of Your Mind" from The Thomas Crown Affair Round, Like a circle in a spiral Like a wheel within a wheel, Never ending on beginning, On an ever-spinning reel Like a snowball down a mountain, Or a carnival balloon Like a carousel that's turning Running rings around the moon Like a clock Round, Like a circle in a spiral Like a wheel within a wheel, Never ending on beginning, On an ever-spinning reel Like a snowball down a mountain, Or a carnival balloon Like a carousel that's turning Running rings around the moon Like a clock whose hands are sweeping Past the minutes on its face And the world is like an apple Spinning silently in space Like the circles that you find In the windmills of your mind! Like a tunnel that you follow To a tunnel of its own Down a hollow to a cavern Where the sun has never shone Like a door that keeps revolving In a half-forgotten dream Like the ripples from a pebble Someone tosses in a stream. Like a clock whose hands are sweeping Past the minutes on its face And the world is like an apple Spinning silently in space Like the circles that you find In the windmills of your mind! I chose this song because as I was reading it I thought of the confusion that people go through during rough times. People start thinking about what might happen and what to do. Teenagers especially go through this transition when they hit puberty. Also in the sixties, just like we are now, were in a war. This song plays into that by saying “wheel within a wheel.” This to me means people thinking together and becoming one.

4 4 " Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Raindrops keep falling on my head And just like the guy whose feet are too big for his bed Nothin' seems to fit Those raindrops are falling on my head, they keep falling So I just did me some talkin' to the sun And I said I didn't like the way he' got things done Sleepin' on the job Those raindrops are falling on my, head they keep falling But there's one thing I know The blues he sends to meet me won't defeat me It won't be long till happiness steps up to greet me Raindrops keep falling on my head But that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turnin' red Crying's not for me Cause I'm never gonna stop the rain by complainin' Because I'm free Nothing's worrying me. This song reminds me of the rough times that people were going through at this time in the 1960’s. People were worrying about the war along with wandering if they would live the next day. This is similar to the current events that are happening today.

5 5 1970’s "It Goes Like It Goes" from Norma Rae Ain't no miracle being born People doin' it everyday It ain't no miracle growing up, ah People just grow that way Chorus: So it goes like it goes Like the river flows And time it rolls right on And maybe what's good gets a little bit better And maybe what's bad gets gone Ah, bless the child of a working man She knows too soon who she is And bless the hands of a working man Oh, he knows his soul is his. Chorus × 2 I like this poem. This poem has a good point to it. Everyone has a certain responsibility and place in this world. You can be poor, rich, or middle class. You can be young, a teenager, or a older person. We all have a place in the world.

6 6 Marmalade Reflections of my Life The changing of sunlight to moonlight Reflections of my life Oh, how they fill my eyes The greetings of people in trouble Reflections of my life Oh, how they fill my mind All my sorrows, sad tomorrows Take me back to my own home All my cryings (all my cryings) Feel I'm dying, dying Take me back to my own home (Oh I'm going home) I'm changing, arranging I'm changing I'm changing everything Ah, everything around me The world is a bad place A bad place A terrible place to live Oh, but I don't wanna die This song doesn’t really have anything to do with my life, but more less with others. I know people that feel this same way about our world. They think this world is a horrible and bad place. This song could also go along with this day and age with some people.

7 7 1980’s The Sugarhill Gang Rappers Delight I said, a hip, hop Hippie to the hippie The hip, hip a hop, and you don't stop, a rock it To the bang bang boogie, say, up jump the boogie To the rhythm of the boogie, the beat Now, what you hear is not a test - I'm rappin' to the beat And me, the groove, and my friends are gonna try to move your feet See, I am Wonder Mike, and I'd like to say hello To the black, to the white, the red and the brown The purple and yellow. But first, I gotta Bang bang, the boogie to the boogie Say up jump the boogie to the bang bang boogie Let's rock, you don't stop Rock the rhythm that'll make your body rock Well so far you've heard my voice but I brought two friends along And the next on the mic is my man Hank C'mon, Hank, sing that song This was part of the start to the rap industry. It added a new style. Rap became very big. Rap today has become very big in the United States. Rap today though has a variety of people instead of just a couple. Rap is more of my style music. Rap is the majority of the music that i listen to.

8 8 Tommy Tutone Jenny, Jenny, who can I turn to You give me something I can hold on to I know you'll think I'm like the others before Who saw your name and number On the wall Jenny, I've got your number I need to make you mine Jenny, don't change your number ( ) ( ) Jenny, Jenny You're the girl for me You don't know me But you make me so happy I tried to call you before But I lost my nerve I tried my imagination but I was disturbed Jenny, I've got your number I need to make you mine Jenny, don't change your number ( ) ( ) This song was a HUGE hit. I still here my mom talk about it and sing it sometimes. It was on the news a while back that people have payed thousands of dollars so that they can have this number for themselves.

9 9 1990’s Sir Mix-A-Lot Baby Got Back Oh, my god Becky Look at her butt It is so big She looks like one of those rap guys` girlfriends Who understands those rap guys They only talk to her because She looks like a total prostitute, okey I mean, her butt It`s just so big I can`t believe it`s so round It`s just out there I mean, its gross Look, she`s just so black (Rap) I like big butts and I cannot lie You other brothers cannot deny That when a girl walks in with an itty, bitty waist And a round thing in your face You get sprung Wanna pull up front `Cuz you notice that butt was stuffed Deep in the jeans she`s wearin` I`m hooked and I can`t stop starin` Oh, baby I wanna get with ya And take your picture My homeboys tried to warn me But with that butt you got me so horny Ooh, all of that smooth skin You say you wanna get in my benz Well use me, use me `Cuz you ain`t that average groupie This became a big hit. The 90’s was a huge breakthrough for the music industry. This song will be a song that will still come up later in life. Some rappers have come up with other lyrics based on this song.

10 10 Vanilla Ice Ice Ice Baby Yo, Vanilla Kick it one time, boy Yo, VIP, let's kick it Ice, ice baby, ice, ice baby All right stop, collaborate and (listen) Ice is back with my brand new (invention) Something grabs a hold of me tightly Flow like a harpoon daily and nightly (Will it ever stop) yo, I don't know Turn off the lights and I'll glow To the extreme I rock a mic like a vandal Light up a stage and wax a chump like a candle (Dance) go rush the speaker that booms I'm killing your brain like a poisonous mushroom (Deadly) when I play a dope melody Anything less than the best is a felony Love it or leave it, you better gain (way) You better hit bull's eye, the kid don't (play) If there was a problem, yo, I'll solve it Check out the hook while my DJ revolves it This song was one of the many big hits of the 1990’s. This was a one hit artist of the 90’s. This song is still played today in some places. Personally between the beastie boys and Vanilla ice is what got white people started with the hip/hop industry.

11 ’s 8th Of November Big & Rich Said goodbye to his momma as he left South Dakota To fight for the red, white and blue He was 19 and green with a new M-16 Just doing what he had to do He was dropped in the jungle where the choppers would rumble With the smell of napalm in the air And the sergant said...look up ahead Like a dark evil cloud, 1,200 came down on him and 29 more They fought for their lives but most of them died in the 173rd Airborne [Chorus:] On the 8th of November the angels were crying As they carried his brothers away With the fire raining down and the hell all around There were few men left standing that day Saw the eagle fly through a clear blue sky 1965, the 8th of November Now he's 58 and his pony tail's gray But the battle still plays in his head He limps when he walks but he's strong when he talks About the Shrapnel they left in his leg He puts on a gray suit over his Airborne tattoo And he ties it on one time a year And remebers that fallen as he orders a tall one And swallows it down with his tears This song is a great country song That talks about a boy going off to war. This could be me one day as I ponder the thought of maybe going off to the navy or national guard.

12 12 A Good Man Emerson Drive I don?t need a whole lot of money But I wouldn?t turn a lottery down I just need a little green in my pocket So I can buy my buddies a round All I want is a place to lay my head with the woman I love lyin? in my bed Kind of understated My dreams aren?t that complicated? I wanna be the one When all is said and done Who lived a good life, loved a good wife, and always helped someone in trouble On the day they lay me down I want everyone to gather ?round And say he was a father, brother, neighbour and a friend He was a good man! I used to dream of being a rock star And seein? the world in style Used to dream of havin? a fast car And driving that miracle mile But I?ve heard tales those streets aren?t paved in gold They?re full of pot holes and empty souls Who never learn? Love is something you gotta earn I wanna be the one When all is said and done Who lived a good life, loved a good wife, and always helped someone in trouble On the day they lay me down Want everyone to gather ?round And say he was a father, brother, neighbour and a friend He was a good man! When I?m gone, I wanna leave a legacy Of love and laughs and honesty behind me Behind me? This song makes me think of how everyman or woman would like the world to see them. I’de deffinetly want the people I love and care for to think I was a good man that would do anything for anybody. This is what all of America should want.

13 13 Dedications I’d like to thank my family first. They have always been there to lead me in the right direction. They have not gave up on me and have been a huge influence on my life. I would like to thank my friends for giving that extra advice and comfort when I needed it. I would also like to thank our American troops for risking there lives to keep our freedom and country.


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