We’ve all heard that catchy 1960s “Snoopy vs. the Red Baron” song, and the “Snoopy’s Christmas” sequel, by the Royal Guardsmen. And those who have paid attention have heard various other Snoopy-related songs from them. And now, forty years since their first, they’ve just rolled out another one, mixing the classic symbol of Snoopy with the conflicts of the 21st century. That’s right, it’s “Snoopy vs. Osama”. It’s not as catchy as the original, but if you want an unlikely use of Snoopy, it’s available, both as a CD single and as an iTunes download.
Oh, and speaking of downloads, Amazon is now selling MP3 music — no digital rights management, works with just about every digital audio player out there. And for Peanuts-related stuff, they have:
- A cover of “Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron“
- …and another (reggaesque)
- …and another (punk this time)
- …and another (karaoke)
- A cover of “Snoopy’s Christmas“
- …and another (punkish and mislabeled as “Snoopy vs. the Red Baron”)
- The entire Charlie Brown Holiday Hits album (Guaraldi – and click through on Vince Guaraldi Trio once you get there and you’ll see several other albums as well, Peanuts and otherwise)
- 40 Years: A Charlie Brown Christmas album (Benoit)
- An album of three electronic versions of “Linus and Lucy”
- and various other things if you explore a bit. Me, I’m headed up to sleep!