22 H by Roger

For the letter H, I’ve discovered two songs that have some similarities.

HELP Me, Rhonda by the Beach Boys went to #1 in the US in 1965.

HELP by some obscure Liverpudlian band went to #1 in the US in 1965.

Both recordings were on Capitol Records in the US.

HELP Me, Rhonda originally was HELP Me, Ronda, composed by Brian Wilson with by Mike Love for the album The Beach Boys Today! in March 1965.

A second recording, with a significantly different, and to my mind superior arrangement, was issued as a single and subsequently released on the album Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) in June 1965.

It’s the single version that reached #1 in Canada, #2 in Singapore, #3 in The Philippines, #5 in Hong Kong and Sweden, #9 in Ireland, #10 in Germany and Australia, but only #27 in the United Kingdom.

Listen to HELP Me, Rhonda

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPnBrK6D26g Album cut, without the baw, baw, baw, baw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVDEL_HeKq0 Single version

HELP is the title track of that Liverpool band’s second film, and the accompanying album, which, naturally, is different in the US and the UK. The album was released in August 1965, and the single a month earlier. The song was written primarily by John Lennon, but credited to Lennon–McCartney.

Listen to HELP

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNahS3OHPwA Live version
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQv4OQJJEZg Live version

So just HELP yourself – isn’t that a Tom Jones reference? – to that little blue button and participate in this week’s meme

 
 

22-F by Roger & Arnoldo

Beeing away, very busy, not near a pc etc… I could not act quick enough on the mail so Roger helped and added his F-intro… so the post- & linky-time would not be compromised… my apologies ! 

Roger wrote:
FIE. The intro to this week has FAILED to be FINISHED in time. We were FACED with a FUTURE without our weekly FUN.

FORTUNATELY, we are on good FOOTING. We will go FORWARD with the FANTASTIC F week at your FAVORITE meme.

 

Arnoldo wrote:
Friendships are…
Relationships of trust,
Instilling hope,
Echoing our dreams,
Never giving up,
Driving us to reach our potential, and
Supporting us even when we fall!

(A Virtual Valentine for all my abc friends! An Acrostic Poem)

 

22-E by Roger

The sign says, “ENTER here.” And so you EXERCISE the right to do so.

But sometimes it’s not so EASY, because we’re so far away from EACH other.

ENCOURAGINGLY, we can come to ABC Wednesday, and see the sign to ENTER here:

And we can EBULLIENTLY travel around the whole EARTH ELECTRONICALLY, without EVER leaving our homes. I am continually EXCITED that we can EXPAND our EDUCATION like that.

So before you use the EGRESS, or EXIT, please EXAMINE some of your fellow ABCWer’s ECLECTIC EXPLOITS.