This song was written in 1984, by Joey Tempest, the singer of Europe. The band already performed the song during the concert tour of Wings of Tomorrow, the song itself was released on the album The Final Countdown in 1986. The year before it was already featured on the soundtrack of On the Loose. The song made it to number 12 in the UK and number 30 in the US. Enjoy
Europe- Rock The Night
In 1984, the front man of the Eagles, also the drummer and the singer of the band, decided to make a solo album. The lead single of the album would chart in the Top 5 of the US and even at the top of the Top Rock Chart. In a lot of countries, it would be a minor hit. Although it has this status, it is mostly played a lot during the summer. That’s a bit strange, since it is about ageing, thinking and questioning the past (who does not do that?) and (here is the reason for playing it in the summer!) summer love in the choruses. Enjoy
Don Henley- The Boys Of Summer
Yes, this is a song about a singer, called Smokey Robinson. When I read this on Wikipedia, I thought: and who was that? Never heard of the man… but it turned out to be an American R&B singer. He had some hits on the Motown label, but none of the songs were familiar to me. So I’m going to listen to his hits, see if anything is worth a song of the day. Until then, you have to do it with the hit by ABC. Enjoy:
ABC- When Smokey Sings
Number one, eighties, summer, bit of reggae: a perfect combination in this song. But June Lodge, about who I’m talking, was not only a singer. She also acted and made several art exhibitions.
However, I’m more interested in her musical performances. This song is definitely one of the best, and it brings up the summer feeling very well.
Let’s enjoy and don’t worry: someone loves you honey!!
June Lodge- Someone Loves You Honey
Remember I was writing about Donna Summer yesterday? I mentioned MacArthur Park, but actually I think the version by Richard Harris is better.
It’s a version from 1968, and I know what you are thinking now! You think: Richard Harris?
I know the name! An actor, right? And that is completely true! He was the one who played Dumbledore in the first two Harry Potter movies.
But now we are listening to the great song MacArthur Park, performed by Richard Harris!
It was an unusual combination: Freddie Mercury, the man who was the singer of the popgroup Queen, sang with the operasinger Montserrat Caballé.
However, the combination of the two turned out to be a gold combination. And therefore I have to choose Barcelona itself as the song of the day.
And please listen closely to the text: it’s about their meeting!
The last soundtrack as song of the day!
Maybe a bit too predictable, but okay, it’s a good song.
The song of today ment the breakthrough of the singer who sung the song.
It’s Celine Dion with My Heart Will Go On, the soundtrack from the movie with that sinking ship…
How was it called? mmm… Oh, of course! Titanic!
Today I’ve got two new songs for you…
The first song is made by a singer who was away for around a year, but she is back!
In a short period she had a lot of hits, like Happiness and Hush Hush.
Her new single is out now and it sounds very nice!
It’s Alexis Jordan with Acid Rain!
The second song is made by a Dutch singer, who is releasing her new album in one and a half week.
Her new single is already released, and it is very good!
It’s Laura Jansen with Queen Of Elba!
You may have noticed that both artists are women, and that is for a reason.
Today it’s International Women Day, and for that reason I will later today release a post…
Today some power! After Alanis Morissette, this is one of my favourite singers, too.
This woman really has a powerful voice, and I like this song so much!
Hope you like it, too:
Anastacia with Left Outside Alone.
Tomorrow two new songs, in a new month!
Today a duet between a singer and a band. The single was released in 1991, and it was quite a hit.
It’s one of the songs which brought success for the band in Holland, but also in other countries.
It are R.E.M. and Kate Pierson with Shiny Happy People!
Tomorrow another song!
Today two songs, and both are new!
The first song is made by a Dutch band, and they have named themselves after a part of London.
They are busy since 2005, but their new single is really good!
It’s Kensington with Home Again!
The second song is made by a singer from Scotland. She is busy since 2009, and has had a few big hits in the past year.
The latest hit was together with Labyrinth.
Yes, it’s Emeli Sandé with Clown!
Next week I’ve two other selections for you!
A new song of the day is waiting for you. It’s the theme song of the first James Bond movie with Pierce Brosnan.
Yes, you know it! Come on!
The name of the singer is Turner, Tina Turner. She sings about a weapon called Goldeneye.
In this movie, James Bond rides a tank! I like that part so much!
Tomorrow another song!