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BTT - Sing a Song!

January 15, 2009
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But, enough about books … Other things have words, too, right? Like … songs! If you’re anything like me, there are songs that you love because of their lyrics; writers you admire because their songs have depth, meaning, or just a sheer playfulness that has nothing to do with the tunes.

So, today’s question?

What songs … either specific songs, or songs in general by a specific group or writer … have words that you love?
And … do the tunes that go with the fantastic lyrics live up to them?
You don’t have to restrict yourself to modern songsters, either … anyone who wants to pick Gilbert & Sullivan, for example, is just fine with me. Lerner & Loewe? Steven Sondheim? Barenaked Ladies? Fountains of Wayne? The Beatles? Anyone at all…

My absolute favorite song ever is What a Wonderful World, by Louis Armstrong.

I love all of Louis' work. His lyrics are simple but worth remembering, his skill with the trumpet is inspiring. Other artists I love for their lyrics - the Boss, Eric Clapton, Rachael Yamagata. Harry Connick, Jr.'s music is fun, and so is Brian Setzer's. And my other all-time favorite is Sheila Majid. Kumohon and Rindu Untuk Ayah I feel, and Legenda is a wonderful combination of music and lyrics.


Anonymous said...

Yes, Louis is fabulous!

Anonymous said...

That is a great song.

drey said...

I could so listen to that song over & over again. But luckily for me, I don't have to - there's tons of Louis' work out there. =)

Eidin said...

That's a classic for sure!

~ nite swimming ~

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