Beriut Song of the Weekend: Overnight Edition

Let’s pretend like there is a serious room. A room that, no matter what you had to be serious in. If someone were to place me in this room and ask seriously what I want to be when I grow upsd1 there’d be a few answers, to be honest. But the one that that would be most truesd2 would be that I want to be an overnight radio host.

For various reasons, when I was younger I listened to a lot of sports talk radio. I mean to the point in which I used to call into shows and voice my opinion. This started at about the age of 11, or whatever sixth grade issd3 and continued well into my teenage years. It got to the point in which I was unable to sleep without listening to sports radio. Then, due to a Snickettish turn in my life I was unable to sleep. Well, sleep much. And, seeing as my radio was already tuned to sports radio, I got the chance to listen to the overnight radio hosts.

These guys, at first "The Regular Guys" on Sports Byline I believe, then when WKNR switched over to ESPN radio for its late nights Todd Wright during the week and Bob Valvanosd4 on the weekends. And because of these guys, I fell in love with the idea of doing radio. For someone who regularly cannot sleep, like ever, to be able to sit up all night and talk about sports with people around the country seemed like the perfect job.

Now, I know you’re asking what this has to do with Beirut, Songs, or Weekends. Well, Bob Valvano is the weekend overnight host for ESPN Radio (still!) so there’s that. But one of the songs he played as a bumper was "Cha Cha Cha d’Amor" by Dean Martin. And I fell in love with it. But couldn’t figure out howsd5 to find this song. One day, however, I was listening to satellite radiosd6 and I heard it. The song. And then played it. A lot.

Dean Martin
Cha Cha Cha d’Amor

Cha, Cha, Cha, DAmour – Dean Martin



sd1: I prefer this to "what are you going to do/want to do with your life?" It means the same thing basically. I mean, yeah, it could be construed as meaner, but I’m well aware of the fact that I haven’t grown up yet. (back)

sd2: If that’s a thing (back)

sd3: Coincidentally, I also stopped having friends around the age of 11. (back)

sd4: Yes, the brother to Jim Valvano.(back)

sd5: This was before I spent my entire life on the internet. (back)

sd6: I actually spend a lot of time listening to satellite radio. because it’s awesome. (back)