Fun_People Archive
21 Jul
gregorian chance

Date: Thu, 21 Jul 94 14:35:44 PDT
To: Fun_People
Subject: gregorian chance

From: steven <>

you may well be aware of this recent phenomenon in the recording 
industry.....the unprecedented success of a mediocre recording of 
gregorian chants by a group of spanish benedictine monks....i believe 
the global sales figures are approaching 5 million copies at this point, 
and i was hard pressed to understand the success of this recording, that 
is until i came across the following:

   The Top *20* Songs On The Benedictine Monks' Best-Selling CD

   20>  Hey, Hey, We're The Monks  [see?]
   19>  (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
   18>  I'm Too Sexy For This Robe...
   17>  Cyronus Achus Breakus
   16>  Ain't Misbehavin'
   15>  What's A Vow Of Chastity Got To Do With It?  
   14>  Red, Red Wine
   13>  Celebate!  Celebate!  Dance To The Music!
   12>  Shock The Monk 
   11>  Give Peace A Chant
   10>  Hand Jive
    9>  50 Ways To Leave Your Monastery
    8>  Born To Be Mild
    7>  Oh, Sherry
    6>  Don't Stand So Close To Me
    5>  Beat It
    4>  Can't Touch That!
    3>  I Write The Psalms
    2>  Smells Like (Holy Spirit)

and the #1 Song On The Benedictine Monks' Best-Selling CD...
    1>  Light My Friar

[=] © 1994 Peter Langston []