Thank You For Being A Friend Golden Girls Pillow COVER ONLY No insert FREE Ship! Singer and actress Elaine Paige has been called “first lady of British musical theatre.” Her 2010 album, “Elaine Paige and Friends,” paired her with a variety of singers, including Johnny Mathis, Paul Anka, Olivia Newton-John, Barry Manilow, and Idina Menzel. That show had a different version of “Thank You For Being A Friend” as its theme song. Vocal harmony group The Overtones ended up with a record deal after a talent scout happened to hear them singing in London’s West End. I’ll see you there, then once again And when I wrote about “Wonderful, Wonderful,” I pointed out that hardcore fan of “The X-Files” will find it hard to not to associate that song with the brutal episode, “Home.”. The podcast “Nancy” dedicated an episode to the relationship that queer people have with “The Golden Girls.”. Discounted prices are set forth on the website. One of the things that sticks out to me about these covers is how many of them include the entire, unedited set of lyrics, even though the theme song for “The Golden Girls” only used one of the verses. “Tomorrow is a Long Time”: Cover Songs Uncovered, “Faith Under Fire: The Antoinette Tuff Story,”, “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)”. Discount does not apply to Bulk Orders, fulfillment products, or products that begin with 030. ( Log Out / That show, of course, was “The Golden Girls.”. And yet, Gold’s stake in the song has not been completely erased or forgotten. Some of the covers stayed closer to the source material than others, but on her duet with Dionne Warwick, the two managed to make “Thank You For Being A Friend” their own. This promotion cannot be applied to past orders. The use of “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)” in “The Big Lebowski” was weird enough that I can’t hear it without thinking of Jeff Bridges having a drug-induced hallucination. Credited with making Linda Ronstadt a household name, he played on a five albums for her, contributing the iconic instrumental breakdown on Ronstadt’s 1975 song, “You’re No Good.”, But Gold had some minor successes with his own solo work. Kurt Hugo Schneider and Against the Current's Let Me Love You. Original Price €20.84" Up to 35% off T-shirts, Mugs, Tote bags and More. We've sent you an email to confirm your subscription. Sigrid's Everybody Knows cover of Leonard Cohen's Everybody Knows, 6-Zylinder's Grandma's Feather Bed cover of John Denver's Grandma's Feather Bed, Natalie Grant's What Are You Waiting For cover of Lindsay Lohan's What Are You Waiting For, Magnus Uggla Band's Leva Livet cover of Lesley Gore's It's My Party, Alex Goot feat. Etsy sellers promote their items through our paid advertising platform alongside organic search results. Appearing on Gold’s 1978 album “All This And Heaven Too,” “Thank You For Being A Friend” took Gold “about an hour to write.” It spent 15 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at Number 25. ( Log Out / The following year, in 2015, a studio version of “Thank You For Being A Friend” appeared on the band’s seventh album, “Forever In The Friendzone.” With sunny horn blasts and backup vocals, the song sounded even happier than the versions by Gold or Fee. In the summer of 2017, Toni Braxton posted an Instagram video of her and others singing “Thank You For Being A Friend.” Braxton was on the set of “Faith Under Fire: The Antoinette Tuff Story,” a 2018 Lifetime movie starring Braxton as a woman who talked a school shooter into surrendering himself to the police. I’m hoping we can reconnect one day. Limited Time! Most of the other covers have come out in the last decade and a half, long after the end of “The Golden Girls” and “The Golden Palace.” And while some stick close to the version by Fee, some of them venture far, far away from Shady Pines, Sicily, or anything remotely related to the TV shows. “Scandal” referenced “code smell,” but WTF does that even mean? To all of you who have supported this site and this series, thank you. I need you like how a flower needs sunshine. Thank you for being a… Find out more in our Cookies & Similar Technologies Policy. But as the song progressed, it got more familiar. Rachel Platten had a song called “Thank You For Being A Friend” that appeared on the soundtrack for “My Little Pony: The Movie.” I hazard to call it a cover, as it was more of a sample. I’ve reviewed a few songs tied to TV shows or movies, including “Batman Theme,” “Cantina Band,” “Three Is A Magic Number,” and “The Chanukah Song.” But all of those songs were introduced to fans as part of the projects, where “Thank You For Being A Friend” existed on its own before “The Golden Girls.”, A few of the other songs in the Cover Songs Uncovered series have become associated with movies or TV shows long after the songs were first released. 42 Consider this note a token of my appreciation for all you’ve done for me. Change ). The song reached number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1978. Find out more in our Cookies & Similar Technologies Policy. | See Details | See All Deals. The Golden Girls inspire The Goldberg Girls! “Never Let Her Slip Away” peaked at Number 67 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was cancelled after one season. So she attempts to create her own version of the Florida foursome with some other moms in the neighborhood. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / I am willing to bet there are people who know “Everybody Needs Somebody to Love” from “The Blues Brothers” and have yet never heard the original. Fee’s cover of “Thank You For Being A Friend” might be one of the most recognizable covers of the last 35 years, even if people couldn’t tell you that it was Fee singing it (or that it was a cover in the first place). This is the 100th post in a weekly series. There was a problem subscribing you to this newsletter. © 2020 Viacom International Inc. And there have been many friends who showed their support in many ways: friends who shared the links, friends who appeared on the radio show, friends who listened to me drone on about covers, friends who suggested covers to include, and friends who saw how important this had become for me. Set where you live, what language you speak, and the currency you use. Nashville singer-songwriter Alyssa Bonagura grew up around music, as her parents are Kathie Baillie and Michael Bonagura of Baillie & the Boys. And yet even their great chemistry couldn’t make the bridge sound not weird. Great! 35) My friend, thanks for being with me through thick and thin. Saying no will not stop you from seeing Etsy ads, but it may make them less relevant or more repetitive. That same year, California ska/punk band Suburban Legends recorded a version of the song as a way to thank fans for supporting the band’s Kickstarter campaign. The Bangles co-creator definitely added her signature sound to the song—we wouldn’t mind having a full version of the track to add to our Golden Girls playlist. On the Cash Box chart, "Thank You for Being a Friend" spent two weeks at number 11. K. John Stewart’s YouTube channel is a treasure trove for many reasons, but particularly because of his “Will It Metal?” series, in which he recast a variety of songs as grim, scream-laden metal tracks. Thank you for being my friend and I hope to see you soon. It’s because of you that in life, I always score a win. Pop country singer Brynn Marie covered “Thank You For Being A Friend” for her 2008 release, “Start Now.” Vacillating between radio-friendly pop and twangy country, the song had handclaps, banjos, and even the sounds of a crowded party (expertly timed with the lyric about throwing a party.). people who have been friends of the project. Read about it here and see the list of previous songs here.  On the Cash Box chart, "Thank You for Being a Friend" spent two weeks at number 11. I look forward to reconnecting one day. Send me exclusive offers, unique gift ideas, and personalized tips for shopping and selling on Etsy. A cover by Cynthia Fee was the theme song for the NBC sitcom The Golden Girls. But then again, it’s hard to not be happy when you’ve got horns and guitars. Some of his older works later experienced newfound popularity: "Thank You for Being a Friend" was used as the opening theme for The Golden Girls, and the children's novelty song "Spooky Scary Skeletons" (1996) became an Internet meme in the 2010s. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. FREE shipping, Sale Price €12.50 Promotion starts on August 26, 2020, at 12:00 AM Pacific Standard Time and ends on Nov 3, 2020, at 11:59PM Pacific Standard Time. Braxton, who thought she sounded like Bea Arthur on the final day of filming, led the room in singing the song. Don't miss our hilarious tribute episode TONIGHT at 8|7c on ABC! In Wednesday’s episode, “The Goldberg Girls,” Beverly worries that she’ll be lonely when she gets older. Much has been written and said about how and why the show has continued to resonate among LGBTQ+ audiences, especially gay men. Susanna Hoffs, former singer of The Bangles and an established solo artist in her own right, recorded a version of “Thank You For Being A Friend” for a 2018 episode of “The Goldbergs.” Called “The Goldberg Girls,” the episode featured many references to “The Golden Girls.”. The subsequent verses have the same vibe as the rest of the song, but that bridge about death and the Milky Way will sound jarring to anyone whose only frame of reference is “The Golden Girls”. When it got to the part about dying, flying, and the Milky Way, those lyrics didn’t feel so out out place given that the vibe of the cover was already spacey. I’m hoping we can reconnect one day. 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