Ten Favorite Pop Songs: Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (#10)
By Four Walls
November 27, 2017 7:44pm CST
And away we go! It's time to start my countdown of favorite pop standards, the real "oldies" (no, kids, Bon Jovi songs are not "oldies"). These are some of the great, great songs in history. Here's the song that's launching the series. #10: Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy - Andrews Sisters Yeah, this is at the bottom of the list. And, unlike most of the others on the list, this isn't all that slow. In fact, this has a lot of elements of the swinging jazz music that was so popular in the mid-30s. You might run into a few more mid-tempo songs later on, but this is the jump, jive, and wail song of the countdown. Nevertheless, it is one of the great standards in pop music...heck, in American music. Bette Midler even did a cover of it in the 70s. Released before the US entered World War II, it became one of the most popular wartime songs thanks to a lighthearted look at army life during a very difficult time. A classic song by one of America's great classic vocal groups. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Written by Don Raye and Hughie Prince Recorded by the Andrews Sisters Released as a single, 1941 He makes the company jump, eight to the bar:
A very youthful looking Andrews Sisters performing Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy V-disc for U.S. military overseas personnel, WWII era. Circa 1941. Their casual ap...
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I can’t find anything that says they did it. Bette Midler did a very faithful rendition in the early 70s that might come off sounding like a Manhattan Transfer version.