Today’s prompt is: A song by an artist whose voice you love.
This is really, really hard, I mean there are so many. There are lots of strong, classically beautiful voices out there from Pavarotti to Adele both of whom I love. There are also voices I love that aren’t classically beautiful but carry such emotion you just stop and go WOW such as Rod McKuen and Rod Stewart. I’m going to dig waaay back for this one to a voice I grew up listening to, grew up idolizing and wanting to sing like (no, I don’t btw), Miss Peggy Lee
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Today’s prompt is: A song that breaks your heart
Oh Man! I hate songs that make me cry. Well, not hate, but I sure don’t listen to them. I used to sing this one, a lot, when I was young. I loved the melody and the flow of it. Then sometime later, I became mortal and began to understand the concept of life, death and loss. Cr** I can’t even’t get through the intro without crying. Without further Ado,
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Todays prompt: A song that makes you want to fall in love
This may seem like an odd choice to a lot of people. I mean with all the love songs out there that seem like a natural fit. But bear with me a moment. You see, I found true love, after many disasters and years of searching, it came to me late in life. I had been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and I’d been fighting the “good fight” for some time. I was tired, I was restless, life had to mean more. I needed a partner, a fellow warrior. I found Superhubs. Superhubs has MS, when we first started “getting serious” he felt obligated to point out to me that he could be in a wheel chair or worse without warning and he was hesitant to inflict that on someone else. I just told him “it’s enough, just to be with you.” Continue reading “30 day song challenge – Day 26”
Today’s prompt: A song you like by an artist no longer living
Oh, man! That’s tough. I’m a child of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, there are just so many great artists that didn’t make it. Musicians that I idolized like the rest of my generation. Janis Joplin, Jimmy Hendrix, Freddy Mercury, Ritchie Valens, Jim Morrison, John Denver, and of course the late great Jim Croce. I’ve always thought of Jim Croce as one of the greats. I remember when it happened. I was sitting in my car in the high school parking lot in southern California, the radio announced the news, I sat and cried through the next 5 songs (all Croce’s), I skipped class and drove out to the local reservoir, staring at the water and the mountains wondering how the hell life could be so unpredictable. Ahhh, the lessons of youth. On a brighter note, one of the classics he left behind.
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Prompt: A song by a band you wish were still together
Man, I miss ABBA. I really miss ABBA. So I could suggest any of their huge number of hits but this has always been one of my favorites. Although it never charted well in the US (45 at best), it reached # 1 in the UK and Europe, making it the 9th # 1 hit for ABBA on the UK charts, putting ABBA among the leading UK chart toppers of all time. For those who are not necessarily ABBA fans, Super Trooper is a brand of stage spotlight. Enjoy.
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Today’s prompt: A song you think everybody should listen to
Wow, that’s no small order there. I’m not going to beat around the bush, I could ask the whole world to listen, really listen, with your ears, your heart, your mind and your soul. I would choose this song, because, honestly I think it’s something we all need to hear. Our society as a whole seems to push us to be “more” or “better” than we are. So to all my of fellow star-crossed voyagers in this crazy odyssey called life, if nobody else has told you today, let me … you are F-ing Perfect right now, just how you are.
(don’t worry, I’ve listed the link to the radio edit aka clean version of this P!NK classic.
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Today’s prompt: a song that moves you forward.
Wow, this is kind of a tuffy. On the one hand I’m tempted to list “I am Woman Hear Me Roar!” but that’s not really it for me. This one is my personal fight song. What I play when I’ve got to get moving, when I’ve got to get past something. When it gets really bad, I watch the movie which is often a source of inspiration and solace to me. Yep, that’s right the movie is Trolls. My husband calls me “Princess Poppy” and for those times when I get desperately insanely depressed, my wake up words are “I see your true colors.” Go watch the movie, you’ll see what I mean. Man I am such a geek! 😉
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oday’s prompt: A song you like with somebody’s name in it
Today I was really tempted to go with Bohemian Rhapsody since it uses Beelzebub, then I thought about The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia, but while those songs have references to people’s names, my final selection is about a person and his name. Although originally recorded by Roger Miller, it was the Janis Joplin version that captivated so many of us. Ah, the tortured soul, suffering artist, beautiful spirit, that was Janis…. If there’s a rock and roll heaven, but that’s for another day.
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Today’s prompt is: A song that has many meanings to you
A lot of songs mean different things to me but this was one of the first to make me scratch my head and say WTF? OK, on the one hand, I think maybe it’s about somebody’s wild acid trip. Maybe it’s metaphoric about lost love and how it never gives us anything that we don’t already have (like a broken heart). In the end I think my final analysis is probably the most accurate: A snappy tune with some mindless couplets that roll prettily off the tongue. No I don’t really think there’s any hidden philosophy in there but hey, it’s catchy right?
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Today’s prompt: A song that makes you think about life
Proving once again that my musical tastes are odd strange weird eclectic, yeah, we’ll go with that. Truth is, many songs make me think about life. Hotel California and Stairway to Heaven make me think about death, but that’s me. This one from Cage the Elephant has caused me much reflection. For your perusal and further edification:
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