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Just heard on the radio and now as a song of the day on my blog. It doesn’t happen often (mostly I’m hearing a song, writing it down and listening to it again later) but it may occur. Today Billy Paul is lucky that the song was nice enough and I’m in a mood for this type of music. It just makes me happy! Enjoy:
Billy Paul- Thanks For Saving My Life
Sometimes you forget songs for a few years, and then you hear them again. This was the case with this song. I actually haven’t heard it for two, three years. But yesterday evening, listening to the radio, I heard it again. And I thought: who was that? Searching the internet helped me with the name and nationality: he’s called Bertolf and is Dutch! It was a single from the debute album, and probably his only big hit, since I’ve not heard anything by the man since. He has made some other songs, but none of those were very big hits. Enjoy:
Bertolf- Another Day
Okay, today no difficult meanings of songs, no difficult lyrics, just music. And a few words, okay. But it’s not important to understand those, because it’s more about the happy feeling you get from the song. It makes you feel like you are in Rio De Janeiro, especially when it’s carnaval and they are playing such tunes as the samba. Try not to dance then. I guess you won’t succeed.
I don’t know for sure, but I thought Samba De Janeiro was the only song Bellini made. As far as I know, they made just one album, consisting of this song and several remixes of the song. After that, Bellini dissappeared…
Luckily, they made this hit which is song of the day!
Bellini- Samba De Janeiro
That’s clear, isn’t it? The biggest hit from the B-52’s is the song of the day. But, listening to this song, I always ask myself: where did it come from? Did it just fall out of the sky? No, of course not. Songs don’t fall from the skies. If it were that easy, we would have millions of song writers.
It is said the inspiration came from a cabin with a tin roof (from which the line Tin Roof… Rusted came), where the singer of the band, Kate Pierson lived.
They made a nice song around it, whcih sounds happy and is like summer: The Love Shack. Enjoy!
The B-52’s- Love Shack
I was thinking back to my first year of secondary school, my first year of lessons in German. My teacher was absolutely brilliant, and I was lucky to have her the three years after, too. She was the one who played this song for an assignment, and that was the day I thought: what a great song! We had to find out where it was about, so here it is:
Peter Fox is singing about a house by the lake where he wants to go to since he knows all in the city he lives in. He wants to go to the unknown, have a wife, 20 children and 100 grandchildren.
I don’t know if I’d be happy with 20 children and 100 grandchildren, but I am happy with his song! Enjoy:
Peter Fox- Haus Am See
There’s a very nice game which I sometimes play: search for a songtext, put it in Google-translate and then translate it (in my case to Dutch) and then play it. Of course it sometimes sounds stupid, but it is difficult to find out which song it is! This one was very difficult to guess, and I didn’t succeed… but it gave another view on the song. It sounds so happy, but it isn’t…
It is a song about someone who was in love with someone else, but this other person was never really interested. It was all a lie, and that’s why he’s wearing a black shirt.
I hope that I understood it correctly, because Google-translate is not always reliable…
It sounds happy, but it isn’t:
Juanes- La Camisa Negra
(If you speak Spanish, maybe you can react if I understood it correctly???)
Sometimes you hear a song which grabs you: you know that you find it very good, you want to know more! I had that one, two weeks ago when listening to the radio. I heard a (relatively) new song on the radio, it was the first time I heard it, and I thought: wow! This is it. This is going to be a hit, and I want his album. It stopped there, there was no album… not yet.
So you start googling around: more music by this artist, where does he get his inspiration from, etc, etc, etc.
I found his YouTube-channel, listened to the songs that were on there, and decided to buy his album as soon as it was there.
The strange thing about his music is that it is new, but it is familiar, too. It has to do with the influences. Jazz, blues, Nat King Cole, to mention a few.
Those are the things I know. Those are the things I like. And the saxophones in his songs, I like those, too.
To give him an extra impulse (which he maybe doesn’t need), I give the honour of the song of the day to his song Vandaag. Because it was the first thing I heard of him. And because I hope he will make a lot of good music in future. And that he will make a record on CD, since I don’t download…
A relaxed song today, just because temperatures are like summer! It gives me a good feeling if I pull open the curtains and the sun is shining! This song on the radio, what could a man ask for more?
And if it’s like this, you know: what a delight that it is summer! Yeah!
Need more information? Just play the song I would say, try my feeling and your whole day is good (no guarantee given)
Bill Withers- Lovely Day
A few days ago Nelson Mandela had his birthday. Firstly: congratulations and sorry that I’m so late!
His birthday made me think about a song which I had not heard for some time… but which is very happy.
Listening to it again made me think about the Dutch language and other countries. I came to a sad conclusion: there’s one word almost all people outside the Netherlands (and Belgium) know in Dutch. It is in the song, and it is negative: Apartheid. At such moments I regret speaking Dutch… but I can’t help it, since the word was there long before I was born.
Fortunately we should keep hope, and Eddy Grant wants that, too. This one is for you, Nelson Mandela!
Eddy Grant- Gimme Hope Jo’Anna
Yes, I know. Yesterday a song which was song of the day before, and today again. But this time I want to focus a bit more on the cover by Los Lobos.
In 1987 a movie with the same name, La Bamba, appeared in the cinemas. Los Lobos made a song for the soundtrack, and this was a cover of Ritchie Valens’ song.
However, Ritchie Valens wasn’t the first artist to sing the song. Although he wasn’t the first to sing it, he was the first to put it on a record. Originally, it was a folk song, so only sung by the ‘normal’ people.
Number 7: Ritchie Valens- La Bamba
One of my first music memories is Let’s Get Loud. I have known it for as long as I can remember, and I have heard it a lot in my childhood.
And that’s not strange, because it was a hit in 2000: I was three years old, so you start to begin with developing a memory.
And it’s a very big summer hit, one of the best songs by Jennifer Lopez, if you ask me. And you think so, too, because she has a very good number 12!
Number 12: Jennifer Lopez- Let’s Get Loud
Again nineties. It seems like only nineties around here. But this single was made by an artist with several hits. Another hit by Dario G was for example Sunchyme.
So the Carnaval De Paris is the song of the day. A sunny instrumental tune which makes you want to go to Paris, where the sun is shining.
And actually, I’m going to Paris for a few days in the holidays, so I want to know if the feeling is the same as in the song.
Number 13: Dario G- Carnaval De Paris
Nineties, summer, dance. Almost all the qualities of this song to become a hit. The Summer hit of 1996. But actually, we have to say: The Bayside Boys Remix.
The original song was not such a hit, but in the remix, it became a big hit! And now almost everyone knows the song AND the dance!
So, what do you mean by popular?
The popularity was good to have a 19th place in the Summer Song of the Day Top 20:
Number 19: Los Del Rio- Macarena [Bayside Boys Remix]
Oh yeah! Some songs you hear, forget a while, then you hear them again, and every time you think: I should buy it on CD. And then you forget it again.
It’s actually my story with this song… but now it’s on a list of songs which I want on CD.
Why do I want it? Firstly, it’s a great dance track. Secondly, it makes me happy, thirdly: the tune sticks in my mind and keeps playing for one day…
And it sounds sunny, so reason enough for Roger Sanchez to be song of the day! Enjoy Another Chance (the long version, because I can’t get enough!!
And vote for the Summer Song of the Day Top 20>>>>
20 years ago, there was a big hit called Mr. Vain. That means 2013-20 = 1993.
And it was (becoming) a hit in these months, so some sort of summer dance! I like this song very much, so enjoy it!
It’s Mr. Vain by Culture Beat!
Vote for the Summer Song of the Day Top 20, 6 days left…>>>>
This is such a group which had one hit, which stayed in our minds, and the rest of the songs went past us…
And that is actually sad, because a lot of hits by Aqua are nice songs to listen to, the texts are quite good (I especially like the text of the song Back To The Eighties), so why do we only know this one song?
Because it was a mega hit, and it was happy, and it caused commotion. Mattel didn’t like the fact that they used their brand, Barbie, for the song. They went to court with it, lost, and later they used it themselves in their commercials! With another text, okay, but the melody was the same.
So, the “summer” happy song of the day is the song Barbie Girl by Aqua!
And vote for the Summer Song of the day Top 20!
Oh, the soundtrack of the Blues Brothers! What a good soundtrack, and what a movie!
In this movie there were certainly a lot of car crashes, and maybe it was the highest number of cars destroyed in a movie.
Anyway, the movie is brilliant, and I chose a song that everyone knows from the movie, with some good dancing:
The song of the day is Everybody Needs Somebody To Love!
And if you don’t know the movie, watch it: it’s fun!
Well, I’m gonna make it short and sweet today, because I really don’t know what to say about the song.
The song of the day is made by Nelly Furtado, and is a good song from the period 2000-2009.
The song is called I’m Like A Bird!
Yes, this is one of the best studio albums by the Pointer Sisters! Okay, we only have one, but still…
One of the tracks on the album is Automatic, a very good song, but not the song of the day.
The song of the day is a song which is a happy song. I can’t think of a better description. Or, well:It has to do something with the Olympic games of 1984.
It’s Jump (For My Love)!
And this song was originally called Jump, the rest of the title was placed after it when the song got confused with Jump from Van Halen.
This is really a good album. I almost can say that I like every single track on the album, and maybe I just have to say that.
However, there are always songs which are better than others on an album, even if you like all of them.
It’s that way on Rockferry as well. The title track Rockferry is very good, but also the singles of the album… And one of them is song of the day.
I heard this song a few times when the album had just been released, but I didn’t know who sung it. So it was a complete surprise to come across the song later on and then I kept remembering the artist: Duffy!
The song which I had “lost” for a while was Mercy, maybe one of the best songs made by Duffy.
Enjoy! (And if you have some money left, and you are near a record store, consider buying the album if you don’t have it)
An album which amazed me. I can’t say it otherwise. The first time I heard it, I thought like: Wow!
The part which amazed me a bit was the kind of mix between rock and blues.
And, like I have said the last days as well, my favourite song is the title track…
That’s also because of the great intro this song has. Oh yes,
Gary Moore with Still Got The Blues is the song of the day, and he deserves it!
It’s Sundaymorning. In our family, we used to play albums on Sundaymorning.
Already some years ago, I think when I was seven years old, I asked if I could choose an album to play.
I looked which album I would choose, and I pulled out an album. That’s the album which you can see above:
Tina Turner’s Private Dancer. Since then, I am Tina Turner fan, and particularly this album is my favourite.
There are a lot of good songs on this album, but my own favourite is the title track.
And therefore, the song of the day is Private Dancer from Tina Turner!
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’s song is made by a famous singer, and she has had a lot of hits!
It’s a cover, made for the movie which features the singer!
Okay, here’s the solution to this riddle: Madonna with American Pie
American Pie was originally a song by Don McLean, and personally I like his version more.
His version was longer, but Madonna made it for the soundtrack of The Next Best Thing, a movie which features Madonna herself.
Tomorrow another song from a movie!
Another soundtrack today! Earlier on, we had Grease as soundtrack.
The woman who played the main character in this song sings the soundtrack of today, together with a band.
Yes, it’s Olivia Newton-John together with the Electric Light Orchestra singing Xanadu from the movie with the same name.
Tomorrow more soundtracks!
I thought it might be nice to make a soundtrack song of the day.
It’s a fact for me that it’s an excellent record, I really can’t say if the movie is the same, since I have not yet watched it.
However, I have recorded it, so I’m going to watch it in the weekend or sometime in the near future!
The soundtrack I do know, so I know that it’s made by Berlin, and that it is called Take My Breath Away!
And of course it’s eighties= good music.
Tomorrow two new songs, and then more soundtracks!
I was listening to one of my favourite podcasts lately, and I heard this song, about which I honestly had forgotten a bit.
However, hearing it again brought some pleasure in my day, and it made me sing it for the rest of the day…
I believe they had one hit only, and that a second single wasn’t much of a success…
It’s Hollywood Beyond with What’s The Colour Of Money?
Tomorrow another song!
Here’s the new song of the day!
I want to ask you a question: why were you born? Because your parents wanted a child? Or because you wanted to listen to music?
The song of the day gives the reason for being born, or at least: the reason for the singer!
It’s Patrick Hernandez with Born To Be Alive!
And… this is eighties music= good music!
You can’t vote for the Song of the day top 50 anymore, on the 16th of April the list will be published!
The new song of the day is here! A very good song, made by a band which has released a new album lately!
That album was called Delta Machine, and it sounds marvelous! Their older hits are also very good, I really recommend their albums if you don’t have them yet!
The song of the day is one of the older songs, and if you didn’t know already, the band is called Depeche Mode.
The song of the day is called Enjoy The Silence.
Tomorrow TWO new songs!
Here’s the new song of the day. It’s a very good song, and it will be stuck in your head, and for at least one day, you’ll hear:
I’m gonna dance with somebody, dance with somebody, dance, dance, dance etc.
Of course it’s Mando Diao with Dance With Somebody!
Tomorrow another song!
And vote for the Song Of The Week Top 50! It’s only one week to the release of the list, you can vote till Sunday!
I was listening to the album Graceland lately, and I thought:
Let’s put in one of those songs for the song of the day.
For his album Graceland, Paul Simon worked together with a lot of people from South-Africa.
When released, there was a lot of commotion around the album, because there was still Apartheid in South-Africa.
However, that has nothing to do with the quality of the album. In fact, it doesn’t matter at all, since it is such a good album.
I selected the title track Graceland for you as song of the day, but if you want to hear the whole album, you should really buy it!
That is a lot of good music for your money!
Please vote for the Song Of The Day Top 50 as well!
Here’s the answer which you want to have! By which artist was Coldplay inspired in making the melody of Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall?
The song is wellknown, and if you listen closely, you will hear the melody!
It’s Peter Allen with I Go To Rio!
Tomorrow another song, and please vote for the Song Of The Day Top 50!
No jokes for me today! There is a song of the day, as usual.
And again no joke, it’s a good song!
You don’t have to be afraid, because I’m there to hold you.
If you recognized this sentence, you might have an idea…
Robert Cray with Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark!
Tomorrow another song, and please vote for the Song of the day Top 50!
The last new songs for March…
Next week it’s April!
The first new song is made by a band which I like very much. And actually, this band is made by Holland…
Their first song was popular in the Netherlands, and after that, they became popular in the rest of the world.
I’m talking about Train with their new song Mermaid!
For the second song I don’t really have an introduction, since the music says all!
All I can say is that it is a very good song!
It’s Rigby with Earth Meets Water!
And please vote for the Song of the day top 50, since I don’t have that much votes!
Today the last rock ‘n roll song in this row. Tomorrow two new songs, and then something else…
But firstly, the rock ‘n roll song. It’s a cover of an older song, but personally I like this version more.
It’s the Marcels with Blue Moon!
It’s a cover of the song Blue Moon by Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart, made in 1934!
I made a little mistake yesterday, since the song wasn´t aa rock ´n roll song. However, I´ve got some rock ´n roll for you today.
It´s a well known artist in the rock ´n roll, and he is not too big in size…
It´s Little Richard with Good Golly Miss Molly!
Oh, and watch the complete video. It´s a nice `story´.
Tomorrow more rock ´n roll!
Today two new songs between all the rock ‘n roll.
I heard the first song last week on the radio, and had two different opinions: Firstly, I thought this was a very strange song. Secondly, I thought it sounded quite nice.
Since I remembered Scream and Shout, which was very strange too, I put it in as song of the day.
It’s Klangkarussell with Sonnentanz.
The second song is also new for me. I think that you have to make your own mind up about this song yourself.
It’s Major Lazer with Watch Out For This.
Tomorrow more rock ‘n roll!
I’ve found maybe the godfather song of rock ‘n roll. If you say rock ‘n roll, you say
Bill Haley & His Comets with Rock around the clock
in one breath. It is, in my opinion, not the super rock ‘n roll song, but it certainly is well known and very good!
Tomorrow two new songs, and then further with rock ‘n roll!
Today I like some rock ‘n roll…
Yes, I’ve got something good! What do you think about
Chubby Checker with Let’s Twist Again?
Yes, I like this. Let’s do some more rock ‘n roll in the coming days, except friday of course!