Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Anastasia Washington's Fave 5 Songs On YTunes Shuffle


ANASTASIAWASHINGTON is an actress, writer, singer, comedian and filmmaker. She has recorded with artists like Michael Jackson, and Harry Connick Jr. and made appearances on The Addams Family Series, Die Hard 2 and La Femme Nikkita. She has been a featured writer on LadySpike with her piece “8 Things Not To Say To Your Biracial Friend.” Her comedic genius rolls over into creating parody songs as well.

These are the songs that make up the soundtrack of her life!

  1. You Don't See Me” Josie and The Pussycats

Beyonce, Aaliyah and Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes (TLC) auditioned for the role of Valerie Brown, played by Roasario Dawson in the film. Producers wanted someone who could do comedy and Beyonce was “quiet and shy” while Aaliya was “serious and thoughtful.”

  1. My Sharona” The Knack

Lead singer Doug Fieger wrote the lyrics about a girl he liked. Doug was already in a long term relationship and met Sharona Alperin, who was dating someone else at the time. Doug walked into the clothing shop she worked at and spotted the high school student and became immediately smitten. Doug broke up with his girlfriend and professed his love for Sharona. Sharona and her boyfriend often went to The Knack concerts and Doug would still hit on her. It took over a year but Sharona finally gave in and the two started dating. They dated for 4 years but Sharona broke it off because touring and Doug's alcoholism became too much for her.

  1. I'm So Proud” The Impressions

Originally founded as The Roosters....Jerry Butler and Curtis Mayfield met while singing in the same Church Choir in Chicago. They joined a doo-wop group in 1957 in Chattanooga, Tennesee with Sam Gooden and Richard Brooks.

  1. Run To You” Whitney Houston

This was actually written as a break up song, but the director of “The Bodyguard,” Mick Jackson wanted to use it earlier in the film so he called the writers and asked for entirely new lyrics.

Christina Aguilera admitted to practicing this song for hours to prove she had the vocal range needed to sing “Reflection”from Mulan.

  1. Nasty Boy” Janet Jackson

Janet says this song was based on an experience she had while walking from her hotel to her studio in Minneapolis. There were a bunch on men outside just hanging around and saying really sexual stuff. She went into the studio and started working on the song right after that. Paula Abdul choreographed this music video and even appears as a friend.

Find more about Anastasia on Instagram and you can always email the show at ytunesshuffle@gmail.com.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Angie Stocker's Fave 5 Songs-YTunes Nuggets

ANGIESTOCKER is a Los Angeles based comedian and business owner! She runs Highly Crafty, a weed inspired craft shop on Etsy featuring leggings, purses, accessories jewelry and cards. She also runs a YouTube Channel of the same name “Highly Crafty” teaching folks how to make awesome crafts at home like candles or dish towels.

These are the songs she brought to the show and just a little bit extra about each artist!


The show that lead character Tracy Turnblad wanted to get on “The Corny Collins Show” is based off The Buddy Deane Show. The Buddy Deane show didn't end in an multi-racial dance party, however, not because producers didn't want to...the dancers and committee members were all for it, the parents were another story. The show was canceled and Buddy Deane makes an appearance in the movie as a reporter covering the protests at the governor's mansion.

ONLY PRETTIER from Miranda Lambert

This song was written with Natalie Hemby along with three other songs in the span of two hours. Miranda loves this song speaking to the female cattiness and mean girl spirit girls experience in high school. The video features some of Miranda's country music friends like Kellie Pickler, Laura Bell Bundy and Hillary Scott from Lady A.


Jonathan Larson wrote this song to be performed symbolically at Angel's funeral. Larson passed the night before the preview opening of the show and the cast sang it at the beginning to pay respects.


Dr. Dre produced this song and sampled Joe Cocker's “Woman To Woman.” George Clinton and Chris Tucker both make an appearance in the music video.

GET BACK UP AGAIN from Trolls/Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick grew up in Portland, Maine and her parents drove her to New York to audition for theater roles. She was nominated for a Tony Award for her role in the Broadway musical “High Society.”