Ramana had a post the other day that gave me food for thought…. sometimes I wish he would just send the food instead of the work. 😉
Do I know thirty songs?
Well now, let me see how I get on…..
1: A song you like with a colour in the title: Brown Girl In the Ring – Boney M.
2: A song you like with a number in the title: Twenty Tiny Fingers – Alma Cogan
3: A song that reminds you of summertime: Here Comes Summer – Dave Clark Five
4: A song that reminds you of someone you would rather forget about: These Boots Are Made for Walkin – Nancy Sinatra
5: A song that needs to be played LOUD: Love Changes Everything – Michael Ball and Il Divo
6: A song that makes you want to dance: The old fashioned way – Charles Aznavour
7: A song to drive to: She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain – Opry Gang
8: A song about drugs or alcohol: Little Old Wine Drinker Me – Dean Martin
9: A song that makes you happy: Yellow Bird – Roger Whittaker
10: A song that makes you sad: If You go away – Julio Iglesias
11: A song that you never get tired of: Bring Him Home (les Mis) – Colm Wilkinson – Four Tenors
12: A song from your preteen years: How Much Is That Doggie In The Window – Patti Page
13: One of your favourite 80’s songs: Walking in the air – Aled Jones
14: A song that you would love played at your wedding: Just the way you are – Billy Joel
15: A song that is a cover by another artist: I (Who Have Nothing) – Shirley Bassey
The lyrics for “I (Who Have Nothing)” were translated into English by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. They are based on the Italian song “Uno dei tanti” which was released by Joe Sentieri in 1961.
16: One of your favourite classical songs: O Mio Babbino Caro – Kiri Te Kanawa
17: A song that you would sing a duet with on karaoke: Islands In The Stream – Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers
18: A song from the year that you were born: The Anniversary Song – Al Jolson
19: A song that makes you think about life: Que Sera Sera – Doris Day
20: A song that has many meanings to you: Barcelona – Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé
21: A favorite song with a person’s name in the title: Cecilia – Simon & Garfunkel
22: A song that moves you forward: What a wonderful world – LOUIS ARMSTRONG.
23: A song that you think everybody should listen to: The Impossible Dream – Matt Monro
24: A song by a band you wish were still together: When I’m 64– The Beatles
25: A song by an artist no longer living: You ‘re nobody ’til somebody loves you – Dean Martin
26: A song that makes you want to fall in love: Dance Me to the End of Love – Leonard Cohen
27: A song that breaks your heart: Empty Chairs at Empty Tables (Les Mis) – Michael Ball
Maybe this choice should be next to #23, The words might apply to many a home in war torn countries or the homes of those who never return from fighting or are victims of man’s inhumanity to man.
28: A song by an artist with a voice that you love: Sunrise, Sunset – Perry Como
29: A song that you remember from your childhood: You are my Heart’s Delight – David Whitfield
From Land of Smiles, I was in a school production of this! A chorus girl, that’s me!!
30: A song that reminds you of yourself: When I Grow Up – Shirley Temple
You need to see the actions for this one….
What do you think, is it me?
We agree on 23, just differ on the voice – LOL –
24 will mean something to me in a few months
19 – great choice and so very you
It’s a fun list and typical of Rummy to make us think – LOLLOL
Yes, I think that it is you, very much you.
Brilliant list Grannymar and in retrospect, some that should have featured in my list if only I had given more thought.
Shackman, the credit for the exercise should really go to Mitch Mitchell who gave me the idea. But I agree, it was fun doing that.
I don’t recognize most of these songs, but i do recognize Shirley. What a wonderful human being she was. Dianne
Darling Shirley…I’d love to see a picture of you at that age. And Leonard Cohen such a poet.
shackman – It had to be #19, I have watched so many people waste years planning for something that never happens.
Ramana – ‘When I grow up’ is me especially the part in the chair!!
Dianne – That was why I linked to all of them so people could listen to the songs if they wished.
Celia – Dance me to the end of time is a particular favourite of mine.
I love many of your choices. Leonard can do no wrong in my book. And I so miss the Beatles. And Barcelona – wow, that surprised me. I truly love their version.
WWW – Barcelona is on a CD that Elly left with me for safe keeping when she went to France in 1998, for a years study. I safe kept it! So safe, I refused to give it back… possession is 99% etc. 😉
This looks like a lot of thought (and work). Of all the songs, one of my favorites and the one that touches me most, as the father of a son and daughter, is Sunrise, Sunset. That is a beautiful version you linked to!
Al – It did take some time to to prepare this post. I drew up a rough list then listened to each song to make sure it fitted the request. I struggled with three and only changed two numbers. It made me think about the music I listen to and enjoy.