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Song of the month club: Calendar hits

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Listening to the radio often brings odd questions to mind. Just last week, Earth Wind & Fire were singing their classic hit "September" on my local radio station which led to the question, how many songs with the name of the month in the title are there? Is there one for each month? This became a question bandied about the office, each co-worker tossing in two cents and song titles around the water cooler. There were the cheaters who tried to toss in things like "You May Be Right" by Billy Joel, or "March of the Pigs" by Nine Inch Nails, to which one must cry foul. Those do not count for they are not months. Rules are so difficult for some people.

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In researching the question, I discovered that actress and singer Julie London released an album called "Calendar Girl" in 1956 which had a song for every month. For trivia buffs, or simply those with an interest, London was married to Dragnet actor Jack Webb. Both had a love of jazz music. London would later marry actor/musician Bobby Troup, and Webb, nice guy that he was, would cast both in his television series, "Emergency!", which ran for seven years in the 70s. London released over 30 albums during the 50s and 60s.

Some months have more songs sung about them than others. Not surprisingly, the beautiful month of April gets the most love and affection from musicians. Ol blue eyes, Frank Sinatra sang at least two songs about April; "I'll Remember April" in 1945 and "April in Paris" in 1954. March is the unfortunate month with the least adoration.

Check out our month by month list by clicking on the photos above to find some of the more notable songs about months. Before you do, see how many months you can think of a song for. No cheating!



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