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.



3rd Week of August 1971

"How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" - By The Bee Gees


The song had been written by Barry and Robin Gibb in August 1970, when the Gibb brothers had reconvened following a period of break-up and alienation. They said that they originally offered it to Andy Williams, but ultimately the Bee Gees recorded it themselves and included it on their 1971 album, Trafalgar.



3rd Week of August 1970

"(They Long to Be) Close to You"- by Carpenters


In 1970, it was released by Karen and Richard Carpenter on their album, Close to You, and it became their breakthrough hit. The song stayed at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks.


Top Songs for 3rd Week of August:

So, I'm on my way home listening to music on my iPhone, and it got me thinking what was the number one song the week I was born... And low and behold Wikiepedia has the list a songs. So I am going to begin a journey on listing all the songs that was number one from the year I was born till now... If I am lucky (ha ha) I will find a music video for the song.

Be Real

Some people really need to get a grip on things. They need to realize how desperate and sad they look, trying so hard to portray and image that they know is false.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Seductive

“Some people wear their smile like a disguise. Those people who smile a lot, watch their eyes. I know 'cause I'm like that a lot. You think everything's ok, and it is . . . 'till it's not.” Ani Difranco quotes (American Singer, Song Writer and Guitarist. b.1970)




Sunday, April 19, 2009

Deleted Blogs

I post my blogs then I delete them... Why do I do this I don't know. My thoughts is all I have that is mine... Sharing them, don't make them mines anymore.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Monday, April 6, 2009

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