Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Alien Reg, Oct 20, 2021.
“Smile A Little Smile For Me” gets me every time.
Ha! I'd forgotten about this one. Freddie's not a bad singer, once you get past the raspberries. He could have stood in for Ray Davis in The Kinks.
The song is called Rose.
yeah, it was a very sweet song.
he had the audience sing along with chorus.
Mine would be Moon River. Of course, there are some less hokey versions, such as Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers and this gem:
paramount head martin rackin didn't dig the song moon river at first. at the first screening preview of breakfast at tiffany's, he said: "fellas, I love the picture, but that f***ing song has to go."
Always liked this song. Heard it on the radio back in '70 and rushed out to get the 45. Played it plenty.
" Outside the law's a-coming / I'm scared and tired of runnin' "
I really love ANNIE'S SONG by John Denver.
For pure sentimentality?
The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Gets me every time.
I first heard this standard on Willie Nelson's Stardust album. But in 2005, while watching the film Mr. Holland's Opus with my then-girlfriend, this made me well up, it was so achingly beautiful and perfectly chosen to advance the movie's plot. This is Jean Louisa Kelly singing "Someone to Watch Over Me":
in the movie bang the drum slowly, benchwarmer "piney woods" starts singing the streets of laredo. at first, the other ball players think it is corny then they are moved by the gravity and relevancy of the lyrics.
It seems really inappropriate to hit 'like' on your post. I'm really sorry to hear this happened to you. I hope you gain healing in time. This stranger offers his condolences.
Love this one and Sweet Life.
Charles Aznavour, pretty much everything.
Town Without Pity
I wouldn't call it corny, but it's certainly sentimental - Late Last Evening, by David Kernan and Judy Carne. Haunted me for decades, though I never knew who sang it - and I was delighted to track down a copy recently via Discogs.
I discovered this among a pile of 78’s with a wind up gramophone at the home of a great aunt. The records belonged to my dad’s cousin. I was about 10 years old and immediately developed a passion for records. This one sticks in my mind as it’s not the kind of thing I would normally listen to but I love it.
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry by H. Williams Sr.
It's the hump isn't it?
This one qualifies for me...and is featured in a recent Downey commercial.
Come Dancing, by The Kinks.
when i first heard it, I just thought it was a disappointing latter/day effort from an aging band, even when I knew the back story about Ray’s sister and her early death. It was only when I properly listened to the words and realised that he was imagining a life for her which she’d never been able to enjoy that it hit me. Now I can’t listen to it without welling up-and I’ve even started to appreciate the melody and arrangement.
Melodie D'Amour - The Ames Brothers
In fact, I was listening to it right before I found this thread just now.
”Somewhere Over The Rainbow” - Judy Garland. It makes up in sentiment what it lacks in corn.
And it’s a killer melody.
The lyrics are extremely clever and well-crafted, too.
It’s sentimental but great songwriting, IMO.
Yes yes and multiple yeses! Thanks for reminding me - the real story helps, but the video is enough. Would this qualify as the last great Kinks song?
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