Welcome to another edition of Name That Tune; I’m Nancy, The Sicilian Storyteller and it’s my turn to toss out the questions.

Ok! Let’s see how you do this week with what I have prepared for you. And we’re off:

  1. The singer of today’s song was born on June 7, 1940 and is primarily of English descent. Hmmm. He received an OBE in 1998 and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2005 for services to music.
  2. This campy 1965 tune was the singer’s second U.K. hit and is the theme song for a star-studded movie of the same name. The movie received mixed reviews and changed cast members several times before being released.
  3. Today’s wildly popular, hip-swiveling ‘sex-bomb‘ of a singer has the same name as a well-known period piece movie which was described as “bawdy as the British were bawdy when a wench had to wear five petticoats to barricade her virtue”. The singer’s manager encouraged him to use only his first and middle names to help exploit the popularity of the Academy Award-winning 1963 film …. a very ‘foxy’ move.
  4. Today’s song was written by an extremely prolific songwriting duo. When the singer was approached by the songwriters to record this song, his first reaction was: “Christ! What the bloody hell do they want me to sing this for?” but the composer explained he “wanted a big booming baritone voice to sing this bloody crazy song and make it a classic” …. which he did.
  5. Today’s featured singer has a long run of hit songs including one bearing the name of a woman from the Bible and another with a word that’s synonymous with a mushroom cloud. He was the host of a syndicated TV variety show in the U.S. which aired during the 1980-1981 season.

Did you guess the song and singer’s name? Scroll down for the big reveal.

It’s Tom Jones and here’s today’s featured song, “What’s New, Pussycat?”:

What a knockout voice on him!

So which clue did it for you? We love comments so please share your thoughts below.

Don’t forget to join Pete tomorrow as he eases us into another Monday with Breaktime Whodunnit.

Have a great Sunday and thanks for joining me today for another round of Name That Tune.

See you on the flip side.

I’m The Sicilian Storyteller

NAR © 2023


    1. Yes! I’m the same way. Truthfully, I agree with Tom Jones about this “bloody song” but a lot of people like it which is why I went with this one and not one of his better-known hits. Besides, a bit of a challenge now and then can be fun! Thanks for your great comments, Nick, and for all your generosity. 🎶 😎

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    1. It’s one of those songs you either love or hate … and a lot of people really like it. I always though it was a bit “creepy”. 😂
      Judging by TJ’s reaction when asked to record it, it wasn’t at the top of his list either!
      Thanks, Pete!

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    1. He’s a fabulous entertainer, Sanjeet, and still performing. If you watch “The Voice”, he is now a judge on that show. Check him out; I suggest you listen to “It’s Not Unusual”, “Delilah” and “Thunderball” for starters. Enjoy!

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  1. Number 3 for me! Despite his English heritage, he was born in Wales and is a proud Welshman as he reminds us at every possible opportunity! I have to admit I cannot stand his voice, far too ‘hard’ for me, but I know I’m in a minority.

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  2. Tom Jones! 🙌🏻🎶 My friends and I were set to see him in Vegas, years ago. We were in the lounge, having a preshow cocktail when we were learned he cancelled due to an illness. 😢 One of my friends was devastated! 😂 Fun post!

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      1. You are welcome. Thanks for the share. Made me laugh, remembering my friend – a coworker at the time – almost cry. She used the panties in her purse to wipe her tears. 🤣 (TJ fans will get this.)

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