30-Day Song Challenge – Day 24

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It is Christmas Eve and I know that some people have their main feast on this day rather than on Christmas Day itself. For me, Christmas Eve has always had an added significance because it is one of my Uncles Birthday and so we have always had a family gathering to wish him a happy birthday on this day. We then exchange gifts, but don’t open them until the big day itself. So Happy Birthday Uncle.

Day 24 – A Song by a Band you wish were still together.

This band is only not together due to the untimely death of it’s lead singer. They still tour to this day.

Queen – We are the Champions.

This song always makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck.

30-Day Song Challenge – Day 23

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Day 23 – A Song you think everybody should listen to.

Well, I’m not so demanding that I think EVERYBODY should listen to something, just because I like it. I accept that we all have different musical tastes. I make no secret of the fact that I think most music that’s in the charts at the moment is a load of rubbish. For me, it’s got to have a melody or a great rhythm. So I will choose something I think is great, but you are free to have your own opinion.

Gerry and the Pacemakers – You’ll Never Walk Alone.

This song was written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II for the musical Carousel. After this Liverpool based band had a huge hit with it in 1963 it became the official song of Liverpool United Football (Soccer) Club and has remained so ever since. I do not follow football at all, but you’ve got to love that song!

30-Day Song Challenge – Day 21.

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Today is the Winter Solstice, the Shortest Day (if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere) and from today the days get longer, so it is worth celebrating.

Happy Shortest Day!

Day 21 – A Song you Like with a person’s name in the title.

I love this song because it has such a happy and positive vibe.

Edison Lighthouse – Love Grows where my Rosemary Goes.

I don’t know anyone called Rosemary, but it is one of my favourite plants. 🙂

Hope you like this song. 🙂

30-Day Song Challenge – Day 19

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Day 19 – A Song that makes you think about life.

Did I mention I’m a fan of Alison Moyet? Well, she sang this song that’s rather appropriate.

Alison Moyet – Windmills of your Mind.

The lyrics to this song are:

Round, like a circle in a spiral
Like a wheel within a wheel.
Never ending or beginning,
On an ever spinning wheel
Like a snowball down a mountain
Or a carnival balloon
Like a carousel that’s turning
Running rings around the moon

Like a clock whose hands are sweeping
Past the minutes on its face
And the world is like an apple
Whirling silently in space
Like the circles that you find
In the windmills of your mind

Like a tunnel that you follow
To a tunnel of its own
Down a hollow to a cavern
Where the sun has never shone
Like a door that keeps revolving
In a half forgotten dream
Or the ripples from a pebble
Someone tosses in a stream.

Like a clock whose hands are sweeping
Past the minutes on its face
And the world is like an apple
Whirling silently in space
Like the circles that you find
In the windmills of your mind

Keys that jingle in your pocket
Words that jangle in your head
Why did summer go so quickly
Was it something that you said
Lovers walking along the shore,
Leave their footprints in the sand
Is the sound of distant drumming
Just the fingers of your hand

Pictures hanging in a hallway
And a fragment of a song
Half remembered names and faces
But to whom do they belong
When you knew that it was over
In the autumn of goodbyes
For a moment
You could not recall the color of his eyes

Like a circle in a spiral
Like a wheel within a wheel
Never ending or beginning,
On an ever spinning wheel
As the images unwind
Like the circle that you find
In the windmills of your mind