Saturday, October 24, 2009

New Journey

Yesterday, I realize that my life was not as perfect as I assumed it was. So, instead of dwelling on the "why me" song, I am going to take care of me. I know what I need to do, to make me happy, I know the step I need to take to take care of me.

So beginning now, my journey will begin...

Monday, May 18, 2009

Killing top Song blogs

Decided to kill this blog....

Saturday, May 16, 2009

3rd Week of August 1976

"Don't Go Breaking My Heart" is a duet by Elton John and Kiki Dee

It was written by Elton John without Bernie Taupin under the pseudonym "Ann Orson" and "Carte Blanche" (a pun on the expression "an horse and cart, blanche"), and intended as an affectionate pastiche of the Tamla Motown style, notably the various duets recorded by Marvin Gaye and singers such as Tammi Terrell and Kim Weston. It is not to be confused with the Burt Bacharach/Hal David song of the same title recorded in 1966 by Dionne Warwick.

3rd week of August 1975

"Jive Talkin'" is a song by the Bee Gees

The song was originally called "Drive Talking". The song's rhythm was modeled after the sound a car would make crossing the bridge from Biscayne Bay into Miami. The sound of the car's tires were making a "Chicka, Chicka, Chicka," sound, which was used vocally before the group sings the title of the song. Producer Arif Mardin wished to market the song toward the teen market, and suggested the change to "Jive Talkin'" (the phrase "jive talkin'", slang for "telling lies", was a popular colloquialism at the time). Barry Gibb wrote the song and then had to fix the lyrics upon completion because he had assumed "jive talkin'" referred to "speaking in jive", a then-popular term for African-American Vernacular English. All actual "talking jive" references were fixed so they meant "lying".

3rd Week of August 1974

"The Night Chicago Died" by: Paper Lace

is a song by the British group Paper Lace, written by Peter Callander and Mitch Murray. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for one week in 1974 and also reached number 3 in the UK charts. It is about a fictional shoot-out in Chicago between gangsters tied to Al Capone and the Chicago Police. The narrator retells his mother's anguish while awaiting news of the fate of her husband, a Chicago

Thursday, April 23, 2009

3rd Week of August 1973

"Touch Me in the Morning" - by Diana Ross

The song was conceived by then-unproven songwriter and producer Michael Masser, who had been recruited by Motown boss Berry Gordy and A&R staffer Suzanne de Passe to give Ross another huge hit a few years after Ross had hit pay dirt with her seminal 1970 cover of Ashford and Simpson's "Ain't No Mountain High Enough". Masser teamed up with proven ballad lyricist Ron Miller to write the song.

According to Masser in a documentary about Ross, he said the singer always tried to push hard to "get the vocals right for this particular song" and said that it was a "draining experience" that resulted in several near-emotional breakdowns by Ross when she felt the song wasn't up to her abilities.

When she finally was satisfied with the version she recorded, Motown released the song as a single and Ross' prayers were answered when the song hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, and is Ross's longest-charting record, remaining on the chart for 21 weeks.

3rd Week of August 1972

"Alone Again (Naturally)" - by Gilbert O'Sullivan.

It is a poignant ballad, starting with the singer telling of his plans to commit suicide after being left at the altar, and then telling about the death of his parents. O'Sullivan has said that the song is not autobiographical, as he did not know his father (who died when O'Sullivan was 11) very well, and that his father had mistreated his mother.