Watch The Peanuts Gang Rocking Out To Chicago!

The Peanuts Gang rocking out to Chicago.

Yep, I’m officially seeking out reasons to write about Chicago.

(Insert Chicago Explanation Here)

I’ll state the obivous: I love Chicago, I’ve seen them in concert, and I write about them ALOT.

I love this song, that song, and such and such album. The concert from 1993 is a Hair Party. I have lukewarm feelings toward Bill Champlin and Peter Cetera (love their singing though!), and OMG have you heard that disco song?!

Anyway…

Who Knew The Peanuts Gang Sang…Like This?!

Now, we’ve always known the Peanuts gang (Good Old Chuck and the Group!) to sing Christmas songs. There was also that time in the 1980s where child actors with actual singing talent played the characters. Every special in the 1980s had musical numbers. The characters came a long way from their over-enunciating days in the 1960s.

But they never quite sang like Chicago.

Until now.

A few years ago, my dad shared this video on my Facebook timeline:

I was just getting into Chicago’s music (thanks I Heart Radio!), but I’d been into Peanuts for years.

This video, my friends, is the work of Garren Lazar. It is just one of several Chicago music videos he made, featuring the Peanuts gang.

Oh yes, there’s more!

“The Peanuts Gang…in the Park…”

Garren has done quite the job of matching mouth movments and the music. What results is nothing short of amazing!

Take, for instance, this song I’ve never heard before…

This one EVERYBODY has heard!

Do you know what time it is?

…time to smile?

The flute solo that got stuck in my head for two days…

Seriously.

This lovely day in a certain open air place…I think it was some warm weather holiday…

This one, complete with all the feels…

I remember seeing this special as a teenager, and being sad. This song does not help!

That other song that signals a start…

I just wanna be…

And ANOTHER song I haven’t heard before!

All uploads via Garren Lazar

You laughed, you cried…you probably sang along. Don’t hide it!

But Wait, There’s More!

Turns out Garren Lazar has a huge playlist of singing Peanuts Gang videos, not exclusive to Chicago music!

Seriously, check this out!

Uploads via Garren Lazar

Thank you so much, Garren Lazar, for sharing you talent for making You Tube music videos a true art form! :-)

The Peanut’s 1970s Collection – Volume 2

peanuts 1970s volume 2

I cannot help but loving the earnestness of the Peanuts specials. I have watched them again and again over the years, and never get tired of them. So I was happy to hear that after the wonderful Peanuts: 1970’s Collection, Vol. 1, Warner Bros. would be following up with another volume of the specials from the 1970s. I am happy to announce that Volume 2 went on sale this week and it contains six remastered specials, one of which has never seen DVD before and a brand new featurette.

Here is what included:

  • Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown (Aired: 1/28/1975)
  • You’re A Good Sport Charlie Brown (Aired: 10/28/1975)
  • It’s Arbor Day, Charlie Brown (Aired: 3/16/1976)
  • It’s Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown (Aired: 10/24/1977)
  • What A Nightmare, Charlie Brown! (Aired: 2/23/1978) – First time on DVD
  • You’re The Greatest, Charlie Brown (Aired: 3/19/1979)
  • Plus the all new featurette: You’re Groovy, Charlie Brown: A Look At Peanuts in the 70’s

Pick up you copy of Peanuts: 1970’s Collection, Vol. 2 (Be My Valentine Charlie Brown / You’re a Good Sport / It’s Arbor Day / What a Nightmare / It’s Your First Kiss / You’re the Greatest) [@] Amazon