Laura’s Weekly Song Challenge #33

Here’s my eighth entry for Laura’s Weekly Song Challenge. Here’s a link to Laura’s blog

This week Laura has given us these three topics to find songs for. We have to post a video of a song that is our favorite song by one of these singers (Elton John, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Kansas, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, and Neil Diamond), post a video of a song that was popular the year you graduated from high school, and sandwiched in between is a hit song from the year that you were born.


Copy rules and add to your own post, pinging back to this post.
Post music videos for your answers to the musical questions.
Tag two people to participate!

1. Post a video of your favorite song by any of these artists:

Elton John


REO Speedwagon



Bon Jovi

Neil Diamond

“It’s My Life” by Bon Jovi

“It’s My Life” is song by American rock band Bon Jovi. It was released on May 23, 2000 as the lead single from their seventh studio album, Crush (2000). The song was written and produced by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, and Max Martin, and co-produced by Luke Ebbin. The song peaked at number one in Austria, Flemish Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania, Spain, and Switzerland while charting within the top 10 across several other countries and peaking at number 33 in the US Billboard Hot 100. Though the band had moved away from the glam-oriented sound with 1992’s Keep the Faith, it has the distinction of making Bon Jovi one of the only bands once classified as 1980s glam metal to reach the top 40 in the 2000s, a testament to how the song managed to introduce the band to a new, younger fanbase. The song is arguably their best-known post-1980s hit single and it has been performed at almost every live show since its release.



  • “Video of the Year” at the VH1 My Music Awards
  • Chosen as one of the greatest songs of the year at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards


  • “Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal” at the 43rd Grammy Awards, but lost to U2’s “Beautiful Day”

2. Post a hit song from the year you were born.

“I’ve Had The Time of My Life” from Dirty Dancing (1987)

“(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” is a 1987 song composed by Franke Previte, John DeNicola, and Donald Markowitz. It was recorded by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, and used as the theme song for the 1987 film Dirty Dancing. In the United States, the single topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart in November 1987 for one week and also reached number one on the Adult Contemporary for four weeks. In the United Kingdom the song had two chart outings: in November 1987, after the film’s initial release, the song peaked at No. 6; in January 1991, after the film was shown on mainstream television, the song reached No. 8. In 2004 AFI’s 100 Years…100 Songs survey placed it #86 among the top tunes in American cinema. Previte wrote the lyrics, and the music was written by John DeNicola and Don Markowitz. With the release of the film it became a worldwide hit, and is one of the most frequently played songs on radio.


  • Academy Award for Best Original Song, 1987
  • Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, 1988
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, 1988
  • ASCAP “Most Performed Songs from Motion Pictures” and “ASCAP Songwriter Of The Year” for its writer.

In 2004 AFI’s 100 Years…100 Songs survey placed it #86 among the top tunes in American cinema.

3. Post a video of a song that was popular the year you graduated from high school.

“Chand Sifarish” from Fanaa (2006)

“Chand Sifarish” is a 2006 Hindi Song composed by Jatin-Lalit with lyrics written by Prasoon Joshi. “Chand Sifarish” is a hindi song from the 2006 movie Fanaa. Chand Sifarish singers are Kailash Kher and Shaan. Chand Sifarish music director is Jatin Pandit and Lalit Pandit. “Chand Sifarish” features Aamir Khan, Kajol, Rishi Kapoor, Kiron Kher, Sharat Saxena, Tabu. Chand Sifarish director is and the producer is . The audio of Chand Sifarish song was released on 26th May, 2006 by Yash Raj Films Music. Fanaa (transl. Destroyed in Love) is a 2006 Indian romantic thriller film, directed by Kunal Kohli and produced by Yash Raj Films. The film stars Aamir Khan in an antihero role, with Kajol as his blind love interest, and Rishi Kapoor, Tabu and Sharat Saxena in supporting roles. This was the first movie that Aamir Khan and Kajol were put into a romantic pairing for the first time with this film. It also marked the comeback of Kajol, who was last seen in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001).

  • Best Lyrics – Prasoon Joshi (Chand Sifarish…)
  • Best Playback Singer (Male) – Shaan and Kailash Kher (Chand Sifarish…)
  • Best Lyrics – Prasoon Joshi (Chand Sifarish…)
  • Best Playback Singer (Male) – Shaan and Kailash Kher (Chand Sifarish…)
  • Best Playback Singer (Male) – Shaan (Chand Sifarish…)
  • Best Playback Singer (Male) – Shaan (Chand Sifarish…)


“Adagadigo Bhadragri” from Sri Ramadasu (2006)


“Adigadigo Badragiri” song is a Telugu devotional song about Lord Rama the “Maryada Purushottam” or Lord Vishnu’s Avatar of the perfect man from the Sri Ramadasu released on 2006. Music of “Adigadigo Badragiri” song is composed by MM. Keeravani. “Adigadigo Badragiri” was sung by SP. Balasubramaniam. Sri Ramadasu is 2006 Telugu language biographical film, based on the life of Kancharla Gopanna popularly known as Bhadrachalam Ramadasu, produced by Konda Krishnam Raju on Aditya Movies banner and directed by K. Raghavendra Rao. Starring Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Akkineni Nagarjuna, Sneha, Suman in the lead roles. Upon release, the film got highly positive reviews. The film’s lead actor Nagarjuna received unanimous positive appreciation for his portrayal in the titular role and subsequently went on to win Nandi Award for Best Actor that year. Music director M. M. Keeravani also received rave reviews for his work. Along with being critically acclaimed, The film recorded as Blockbuster hit at the box office and is considered as one of the milestones in the long-spanning career of the lead actor Nagarjuna. Interestingly, this happens to be a movie that a father and son duo acted in together. The father was Akkineni Nageswara Rao and the son is Akkineni Nagarjuna. All songs in this movie are blockbusters. The music was released by ADITYA Music Company.
  • Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer – Telugu – S.P. Balasubramaniam
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1 thought on “Laura’s Weekly Song Challenge #33”

  1. Absolutely great selection!


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