Showing posts with label Marilyn Monroe. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Marilyn Monroe. Show all posts

Thursday, 7 January 2010

I wanna be loved by you - Marilyn Monroe

If you were to compare Madonna with Marilyn Monroe, there are actually some similarities: both tried their hand at singing despite not having a very good singing voice, for instance. Both are American women and both were perceived as sex symbols, although in the case of Madonna you can wonder whether that is a just perception.

Marilyn Monroe oozed sexiness all through her career until her tragic death in 1962. She recorded 'I wanna be loved by you' for the 1959 movie 'Some like it hot'. It was re-released in 1989 during the hype of remixed oldies that went down at the time. This remix of 'I wanna be loved by you' adds some unnecessary rhythms, and sounds very dated by now as a result. The original version, which fortunately is included on the B-side of this single (and was my reason for buying it in the first place), stands out as one of the best recordings from that era.

My coollection: 7" single no. 828
Found: Free Record Shop, Den Haag, May 20, 1989
Cost: 4 guilders
Tracks: 'I wanna be loved by you (Mr. President mix)' / 'I wanna be loved by you'

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