A quick writing aside before I get to the music challenge...
Am I the only writer who'd never heard of Propp's 31 Functions?
I was talking to the boyfriend about the Hero's journey the other day and mentioned how Star Wars is a classic example of a film that uses the same structure.
"Oh yeah," he said, "Star Wars pretty much includes all 31 of Propp's functions too."
*cue confused face from me and a spot of googling*
It turns out that, some time ago, a Russian scholar called Vladimir Propp decided to analyse the structure of fairytales and came up with a list of 31 functions of the 'typical' fairytale or a 'typology of narrative structure'.
As someone who used the Hero's Journey as a rough basis for my first novel ('Heaven Can Wait') I was fascinated by this new discovery and I'm mulling over whether it's something I might be able to use or modify in the future.
Take a look if you're curious!
Now back to the 30 Day Music Challenge.
Day 8 is all about:
A song you know all the words to...
Like a lot of women who were teenagers in the 80s I was a HUGE Madonna fan (and when I saw her in Desperately Seeking Susan I desperately wanted to be her).
Pocket money was tight and I didn't have a huge selection of albums to play in my Sony Walkman. As a result I used to listen to the albums that I did own over and over and over and over again. Sod listing a song I know all the words to, there are probably several ALBUMS I could quote verbatim.
But the challenge says 'a song' so here's one. From the album of the same name it's 'Like a Virgin' by Madonna!
Your go! What song(s) do you know know all the words to?