The Songs Are Out There

The music in this vault is going to have to be shipped out to Area 51 for our national security.

The music in this vault is going to have to be shipped out to Area 51 for our national security.

Welcome to the fabulous month of February everyone!  Did you know that a February with five Mondays in it only occurs once every 28 years?  How lucky we all are to get treated to five classic, lost earworms this month courtesy of The Nest’s equine musical curators of the Dusty Vinyl Archive!  For the first of those February songs that will make you shiver, DJ Scratchy and her Sponkie helpers decided to pay tribute to a once-popular TV show that I never watched, but has been recently rebooted in an effort to squeeze more money out of the nostalgia cash cow…

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The Mecca CD’s tendency to include under the radar songs by under the radar artists was not something that popped up during their recent run in our stores… it’s a practice that was also used to a lesser extent by classic Mecca Radio in the first half of the 2000’s.  One of those eclectic songs that got a fair amount of in-store airplay that caught my ear was a 1999 ditty by a gal named Bree Sharp, who professed her love for one of the co-stars of the hit 90’s drama The X Files with a track titled “David Duchovny”…

Normally when unknown, common folks do fangirl types of stuff like come up with a song about an extremely popular actor, the work is rarely seen by anyone other than your internet social circle who probably wish to keep their distance from you.  But according to the Wiki page for “David Duchovny,” a couple of assistants who worked on The X-Files set discovered the song and made a cheesy video of it to play at a cast party.  That video, which featured stars of every grade from A list on down to celebrity rehab rejects lip synching the words, became an early internet sensation and helped launch Bree Sharp from anonymity into someone only most people have never heard of before.

May as well cash in on your semi-fame while it's still lukewarm...

May as well cash in on your semi-fame while it’s still lukewarm…

There will be more almost forgotten music next week!


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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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25 Responses to The Songs Are Out There

  1. Merbear74 says:

    I never watched it either…

  2. I watched only some minutes of the first episode… then I thought WT… ??? :o) fortunately we get the shows always after really no one wants to see it any longer, so I was forewarned :o)

  3. Piglove says:

    Lowers head. Mom told daddy last night she never, ever watched a single show of this series. It just didn’t interest her… says the talking oinker huh? XOXO – Bacon

  4. I am an X-phile and proud of it. So Evil Squirrel thanks for this song tribute to the show even though the song is a bit creepy.

  5. Kat says:

    Can’t we just leave that one forgotten? Huh? Maybe?

  6. Trisha says:

    Being a fan of the creepy and supernatural and a believer that the truth is out there, I watched (and loved) the X-Files faithfully. For the first few years anyway. Never heard this song or had a crush on David Duchovny though!

    • Well at least I now know that this song wasn’t actually popular among the show’s fans like the WIki article made it sound, so it totally fits my obscure requirement for this feature.

  7. fanrosa says:

    Hey, I watched it! Once. The episode I had the great fortune to stumble upon was called Home. I’m pretty sure that was the first and last time they ever showed that episode as well as the first and last time I watched the show. Wonderful, wonderful…..

    To this day I tend to get creeped out if I hear Johnny Mathis….

  8. draliman says:

    Five Mondays in February? Well, thanks a lot for letting us know that. I would rather have lived on in blissful ignorance.
    The song’s actually quite good, though, despite the words!

  9. Wow. That’s really — I don’t know what to call it. You’ll be thrilled (surely thrilled at the least) that your last supper has been re-blogged, re-posted, and tweeted throughout the geezer media social media network. Garry loved it and he sent it to all his pals and they sent it to all their pals. You’re in danger of losing your obscurity.

  10. 1jaded1 says:

    I made myself listen to the entire thing and all I can say is hide the freaken knives. I love TZ and the Outer Limits but could never get into the X Files.

  11. gentlestitches says:

    Beautiful girl, great song. ❤

  12. Very fitting for a girl named after a cheese.
    I have to admit that I watched the first of the “new” X Files. Where was the smoking man? Where were the bits of charming humor? Where was the creepiness? Oh well, at least I now know here is a song I can sing along to! Whee! Thanks ES.

  13. I did watch the X-Files, but got fed up when it went all conspiracy theory at the end of season 4, so gave up on season 5.

    I do wish that they’d let sleeping dogs lie!

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