Oscar-Nominated Top Ten: The Bare Necessities (#7)

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@FourWalls (51040)
United States
January 25, 2023 10:07am CST
Continuing on through the countdown of my favorite songs that were nominated for the “Best Original Song” Oscar, I also continue through the Disney section. It wasn’t a deliberate choice to put all the songs from Disney movies together in one fell swoop, it just happened that way. Here’s another one from the long list of Disney song nominees. #7: The Bare Necessities - Baloo and Mowgli An interesting thing, to me anyway. This was written by Terry Gilkyson, who had the hit in the 50s with “Marianne” and wrote Dean Martin’s big hit “Memories Are Made of This.” His daughter is Eliza Gilkyson, a singer/songwriter with two Grammy awards to her credit, and his son is Tony Gilkyson, who was a member of the cowpunk band Lone Justice. So there was plenty of talent to go around in the family. As for the film, well, it’s a Disney adaptation of a Rudyard Kipling book from 1894 that had been a movie (live-action) once before (a quick aside for @TheHorse ‘s amusement: Sabu, the subject of the John Prine song “Sabu Visits the Twin Cities Alone,” played Mowgli in the 1942 live-action film), but with animation and great music (mostly from the Sherman Brothers) the 1967 adaptation was a big hit. The song lost to another “kids film” tune, “Talk to the Animals” from Doctor Dolittle. That movie had some good songs, too, but I’m more likely to sing this one out of the blue. The Bare Necessities Written by Terry Gilkyson Recorded by Phil Harris (Baloo) and Bruce Reitherman (Mowgli) From The Jungle Book, 1967 You find out you can live without it:
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@LadyDuck (426962)
• Switzerland
26 Jan
I loved this song. I always switch to "English" when I watch the old Disney movies, the Italian translation and the voices are more than HORRIBLE.
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@FourWalls (51040)
• United States
26 Jan
Ew, I can’t imagine. I don’t want to.
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@FourWalls (51040)
• United States
26 Jan
@LadyDuck — I read that they did that here with the Japanese films. Instead of translating them, they would re-write the dialogue so things would kind of resemble the lip movement of the actors.
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@LadyDuck (426962)
• Switzerland
26 Jan
@FourWalls Do NOT, it's horrible. Back in time the songs were re-written to make sense in the other languages and to follow the music. The new Disney rule is that the words must be the same- Well the result is disgusting and the lyrics in other languages often make no sense at all.
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• United States
25 Jan
Thumbs up for your choice today
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@FourWalls (51040)
• United States
25 Jan
I’m a dancing bear because you like it!!!
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@FourWalls (51040)
• United States
25 Jan
@Marilynda1225 — thank you, it’s great! I hope your day is excellent as well! We didn’t get any snow, which automatically makes it good.
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• United States
25 Jan
@FourWalls hope you're having a good day
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@allen0187 (56878)
• Philippines
25 Jan
This is an underrated Disney song. Not as popular as the more recent ones but a timeless piece indeed.
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@FourWalls (51040)
• United States
25 Jan
Disney had some amazing songs in the 60s.
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@allen0187 (56878)
• Philippines
25 Jan
@FourWalls true that. Plus, a wider range in terms of genre.
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@TheSojourner (62758)
• United States
25 Jan
Probably one of my favorite songs of all times!!!
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• United States
25 Jan
@FourWalls ¡Absolutamente!
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@FourWalls (51040)
• United States
25 Jan
Great philosophy in that song, isn’t it!
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@DianneN (246164)
• United States
25 Jan
I’m ow humming two songs at once That’s a great choice
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@FourWalls (51040)
• United States
25 Jan
You might make it a threesome with tomorrow’s song.
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@DianneN (246164)
• United States
25 Jan
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@LindaOHio (115172)
• United States
26 Jan
Looks like I'm the only one that doesn't care for this song. The message is good though.
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@FourWalls (51040)
• United States
26 Jan
WHAT???????? Guess I found your other Kryptonite: country music and Disney film songs.
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@LindaOHio (115172)
• United States
27 Jan
@FourWalls Yup. Not a big Disney fan since I turned into a teenager.
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@DWDavis (21244)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
28 Jan
Baloo has always been a role model of mine.
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@FourWalls (51040)
• United States
29 Jan
He speaks the truth in this song, so I can understand why you’d look to him for inspiration!
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@marlina (155399)
• Canada
25 Jan
I enjoy it
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@FourWalls (51040)
• United States
25 Jan
It’s one of those songs that makes me a child again just by hearing it.
@RasmaSandra (61547)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
25 Jan
I have a lot of Disney videos, This one always made me want to dance with a bear
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@FourWalls (51040)
• United States
25 Jan
Me too, or slide down a waterfall on my belly. Glad they have waterparks so I can!
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@JudyEv (300898)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 Jan
Thanks for the trivia. Another enjoyable song.
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@FourWalls (51040)
• United States
26 Jan
Oh you’re so welcome! Nothing like spreading the love in these old Disney musicals.
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@Dena91 (17923)
• United States
25 Jan
My thoughts on todays post
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@FourWalls (51040)
• United States
25 Jan
You can’t bear to hear it?? Makes me want to sing too!
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@spiderdust (13826)
• San Jose, California
25 Jan
Forget about your worries and your strife...
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@FourWalls (51040)
• United States
25 Jan
Already done that, thank you!
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@Kandae11 (50142)
25 Jan
I just love that song "Memories are made of this" . l did not recall who was the singer.
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@FourWalls (51040)
• United States
25 Jan
The biggest hit ws by Dean Martin.
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@CarolDM (201911)
• United States
25 Jan
Now you have me singing this sweet song. A good one and a great movie.
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@FourWalls (51040)
• United States
25 Jan
We’ll have an entire myLot chorus singing along!!!
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@NJChicaa (110944)
• United States
25 Jan
Yup
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@FourWalls (51040)
• United States
25 Jan
See, it’s not too hard to….WHAT??????????????? What do you mean, you know it?!
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