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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 12 Nov 2017, 21:28

'I'll Find My Way Home' (Jon Anderson and Vangelis) was going through my head this morning when I was out on a walk. I find it soothing but uplifting:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEwToyEDDpQ

The same YouTuber has put up a lovely guitar solo version of Bach's 'Air on the G String':

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQNucnCxfEA
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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby Courtenay » 13 Nov 2017, 00:37

Anita Bensoussane wrote:'I'll Find My Way Home' (Jon Anderson and Vangelis) was going through my head this morning when I was out on a walk. I find it soothing but uplifting:


Good one, Anita. I really like that song and haven't heard it for a while. 8) The Bach for guitar is lovely too!
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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby pete9012S » 13 Nov 2017, 10:03

Right Said Fred - I'm Too Sexy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5mtclwloEQ
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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby Wolfgang » 13 Nov 2017, 18:06

Anita Bensoussane wrote:'I'll Find My Way Home' (Jon Anderson and Vangelis) was going through my head this morning when I was out on a walk. I find it soothing but uplifting:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEwToyEDDpQ


"I'll find my way home" is my favourite Vangelis song besides "Chariots of fire". This doesn't have to say much though, because I don't know that many songs by Vangelis.
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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby Courtenay » 14 Nov 2017, 01:53

I know it's a bit early for Christmas still, but this version of Carol of the Bells (by the boys' choir Libera) has just been raising the hairs on my spine...
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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby KEVP » 14 Nov 2017, 15:26

I recently heard someone play Carol of the Bells on a guitar. I thought that was pretty amazing. I don't know if this is something just that guitarist did, or if it is common to play Carol of the Bells on a guitar.
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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 14 Nov 2017, 18:21

I left YouTube running while I was busy with something and it came up with a couple of gems by Lorrie Morgan - 'Something in Red' and 'I Guess You Had to Be There'. I hadn't heard the singer or the songs before and it was lovely to discover them. Haunting melodies and poignant lyrics:

'Something in Red':

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3x-CnaPNFos

'I Guess You Had to Be There':

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TB5I2w2NeJo
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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby Stephen » 14 Nov 2017, 20:16

Today, November 14th 2017 is the 65th anniversary of the UK Singles Charts.

So here's the very first Number One, 'Here In My Heart' by Al Martino.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCgmhrJtMFI
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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby pete9012S » 14 Nov 2017, 21:24

That was fabulous! Thank you Stephen.
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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby Eddie Muir » 14 Nov 2017, 23:05

Here is the first UK chart from 14th November 1952,
which was published in the ‘New Musical Express’:

TITLE and ARTIST
1 Here In My Heart by Al Martino
2 You Belong To Me by Jo Stafford
3 Somewhere Along The Way by Nat King Cole
4 Isle Of Innisfree by Bing Crosby
5 Feet Up by Guy Mitchell
6 Half As Much by Rosemary Clooney
7 Forget Me Not by Vera Lynn
7 High Noon by Frankie Laine
8 Sugarbush by Doris Day and Frankie Laine
8 Blue Tango by Ray Martin
9 Homing Waltz by Vera Lynn
10 Auf Wiedersehen by Vera Lynn
11 Because You're Mine by Mario Lanza
11 Cowpuncher's Cantata by Max Bygraves
12 Walking My Baby Back Home by Johnnie Ray

Interestingly there were 15 records listed in the ‘Top 12’.
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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby Lenoir » 16 Nov 2017, 18:39

Interesting to see that first chart. In those days they had some records tied for the same position.
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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby pete9012S » 17 Nov 2017, 16:30

Tom Chaplin - The Tale of River

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjiQDDtb_eU
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