Friday, May 27

Is This The Way To Amarillo?

peterkayAfter seeing the hillarious parody this morning on Rocketboom by Staff Sgt Roger Parr and the Royal Dragoon Guards tank regiment in Iraq OF British comedian Peter Kay's "Is this the way to Amarillo?" music video done for British Comic Relief in March I couldn't get this song out of my head and so resolved to track down the original video. Well I found it, and I hope you like it. :)

Just so you know the song was written by Neil Sedaka. This version was recorded in 1971 by Tony Christie and is currently number one in the UK.

Watch it: PeterKayAmarillo.wmv

On a side note I also happened to find this nice little version that sounds like it's done by a marching band. It seemed so appropriate I could not, not post it. Enjoy: Amarillo.mp3 (2.8mb/3min)

And BTW, Happy Memorial Day weekend.

Via Wizbang


Douglas Cootey said...

Hey, thanks for the info. I was wondering about the story behind that army video but didn't have time to research it. :)

Fun audio clip of the marching band, too.

The Faux Press said...

Obviously way behind in ANT viewing & listening. Saved this one deliberately for last as reward for getting through the entire playlist. And a sweet reward it was. Both videos are funny, but it was good to recover a sense of humor about things & situations that are not funny in the least. Yes, thanks for doing the research and sharing it.