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Song of the day: Aerosmith- Sweet Emotion

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Today the song of the day is a request. Remember the Summer Song of the Day Top 20, about a month ago? You could also fill in a song which wasn’t in the list to vote on. Well, I must admit that none of those songs ended in the actual list, but there some inspiration between them. So if you have a request, please mail me (Contact in the menu) and I will see if I will feature it. One of the suggestions of the Summer Song of the Day Top 20 was Aerosmith with Sweet Emotion. Last week I also saw the single on the market, but since I’m looking for a compilation album of Aerosmith, I decided to leave it there. Actually, finding a good collection on CD is quite hard, since Aerosmith has made 11 compilation albums! And I really don’t know which one is the best… Suggestions?

For the moment, let’s enjoy:

Aerosmith- Sweet Emotion

Summer Song of the Day Top 20: The Complete List

The list has finished today. The number 1 is known. The rest is known, too.
And since I had already taken the trouble of making a list, it’s simple to put it online.
You can read it and maybe show it later to your (grand)children, for some reason I would not know.

For the ones who are interested, download it here.

Summer Song of the Day #2: Bob Marley- Could You Be Loved

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Remember Gary Pine yesterday? He was a member of the Wailers, replacing the man of today: Bob Marley. And yes, today the Wailers are in the spotlights, together with Bob Marley, the reggae king according to me.
The hits they had are absolutely fabulous, and this is one of the best. The story of the writing is a nice one: it was written in an airplane! The Wailers were experimenting, and this song came up. The influences of the disco which was coming up (early eighties) are there, reggae is there, a formula to success!
This all makes it to a number 2 in the Summer Song of the Day Top 20!

Number 2: Bob Marley & The Wailers- Could You Be Loved

Summer Song of the Day #3: Bob Sinclar- Love Generation

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We are almost there! It’s time for the Top 3, starting with number 3. And on number 3 there is a nice song with a nice whistle.
It was a big hit in 2005, and it gets better: the vocals were by Gary Pine. So what?, you might think.
I will tell you that Gary Pine was a member of the Wailers. You might know that name, but only in combination with Bob Marley. Gary Pine replaced Bob Marley in the Wailers, and made a new album with the Wailers.

He did the vocals for this song, Bob Sinclar the rest, and together it made a hit. A hit in the charts, but also in the Summer Song of the Day Top 20, where they ended on number 3!

Number 3: Bob Sinclar feat. Gary Pine- Love Generation

Summer Song of the Day #4: Vengaboys- We’re Going To Ibiza

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If something is sounding like summer, it must be the Vengaboys. The name is right, but the music certainly is! They had their biggest success in the nineties with songs like the song of the day and other songs like Up And Down and We Like To Party. And this song, We’re Going To Ibiza, was one of the biggest hits. The nice thing about the song is that they did not make it themselves, or at least, they used another song from the seventies: Barbados by Typically Tropical. They changed the scene from Barbados to Ibiza and made a nice dance version of it. All very clever, because it was not only a big hit, but they have got place 4 in the Summer Song  of the Day Top 20 with this song!

Number 4: Vengaboys- We’re Going To Ibiza

 

Summer Song of the Day #5: Ryan Paris- Dolce Vita

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Simplicity makes things more beautiful. In most cases this is true, more is less…
And in this song it is used very well. No difficult texts, let the music do its part. The result is a very good song with an easy melody which sticks to mind, and brings up the summer!
I must say that the song sticked to mind when I was in Rome last week. I was sitting by the Trevi Fountain, an ice cream in my hand, and this song playing in my mind… lovely!

Number 5: Ryan Paris- Dolce Vita

Summer Song of the Day #6: Madonna- La Isla Bonita

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Mmm… do you remember the album by Madonna called True Blue? Yes? Really good, wasn’t it, huh?
It’s my personal favourite of her studio albums, and this song is one of my personal favourites by Madonna, too.
However, it could have been that not Madonna was here, but Michael Jackson. The song was firstly offered to him, but, according to Gaitsch, he refused taking the song for his Bad album.
Madonna got it after him, wrote the lyrics, and recorded it. The result? A very good Spanish summer sounding song which ended on number 6 in the Summer Song of the Day Top 20.
Not bad, is it?

Number 6: Madonna- La Isla Bonita

Summer Song of the Day #7: Ritchie Valens- La Bamba

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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

Summer Song of the Day #8: UB40- Red Red Wine

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A band which is one of my favourites is UB40. Their music is relaxed, reggae, and happy. Since summer is here, they can’t miss in the Summer Song of the Day Top 20!
Unfortunately, the song which you have voted for and which is on number 8, Red Red Wine, has been song of the day once before.

So I want to focus on another good song of them. The song which is not in the Summer Song of the Day Top 20 is a single by them from 1990. It was a cover of an older song, but they had a hit with the song.
The song was a big hit all over the world. Of course I’m talking about Kingston Town, the (unofficial) song of the day.

Number 8: UB40- Red Red Wine