It was an itsy bitsy teeny weeny plain black bikini (and other oldies)

Since last week, Amazon has transitioned into summer/beach playlists. I was happy to see that they had an Oldies Summer Beach playlist. I’ve been listening to it non-stop. Here are a few of my favourites:

 

(I’m not sure why it’s on a beach playlist… but I’ve been listening to it… Shady, please explain why this would be on a beach playlist)

(This one is my personal favourite)

 

 

(Motown is my instant go-to)

 

 

AND….

 

IT WAS AN ITSY BITSY TEENY WEENY PLAIN BLACK BIKINI

THAT SHE WORE FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY!

FROM THE BLANKET TO THE SHORE, AND I WON’T BE AFRAID TO WEAR IT IN THE OPEN…

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I’m going to wear my itsy bitsy teeny tiny plain black bikini with pride and love. I am a beautiful young woman and I love myself.

I’m going to jam to these hits while I’m going to Belmar, NJ. 9 more days!

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One thought on “It was an itsy bitsy teeny weeny plain black bikini (and other oldies)”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    Wow, dear friend, I enjoyed this play list of Boomer era oldies skewed toward summertime fun in the sun. It’s a shame we can no longer have carefree summers like the ones I enjoyed in the mid 20th century when these songs were popular. “Beyond The Sea” is my favorite Bobby Darin record. I get goosebumps when the orchestra cuts loose and swings beginning at the 1:35 mark of the song. “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do” was already a golden oldie in 1966 when veteran singer and songwriter Neil Sedaka lip synced his hit on Rick Shaw’s Saturday Hop. Rick died a little less than three years ago. Neil is still with us and is singing his songs from quarantine on social media. Bobby Lewis died a month ago at the age of 95. I met Freddy Cannon in 1984 when I was stage manager for an oldies revival show in St. Pete. After the concert I had dinner with Freddy and he autographed my napkin and wrote his Tarzana, CA, telephone number on it and invited me to call him. I never worked up the nerve.

    It’s important for you to know the musical history of your region. With that in mind I want you to hear one of the biggest songs from the summer of 1964 across Central PA. It was recorded by the Hanover, PA, girl group The Pixies Three, and was a monster hit all that summer on our local radio stations: “It’s Summertime, U.S.A.”

    I see that you and Marsha were texting each other and that she gave you some encouragement about your itsy bitsy teeny weeny plain black bikini. I think you look fine in it!

    Have a safe day at the office tomorrow, dear friend JM!

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