terça-feira, 19 de dezembro de 2006

I. The theme song of your life is…

… No. 1 song on the charts on your birthday or on your 18.th birthday, depending on the year you were born!
Just to increase the probabilities, check out both charts – UK and USA.
So first let's go to

http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/member/birthdayno1.php

"What was no.1 on the day you were born?"
Let's try it!

On my birthday:
It Doesn't Matter Anymore – Buddy Holly (UK)
The Happy Organ – Dave 'Baby' Cortez (USA)

I have no recollection whatsoever of having ever heard those two songs. Strange, being so much into oldies as I am…

On my 18.th birthday:
Free – Deniece Williams (UK)
When I Need You – Leo Sayer (USA)

Some bells have just started ringing: I've got some idea of "Free", but "When I Need You" can be considered, if not the, at least one of the theme songs of my life… And how!

"When I need you
I just close my eyes and I'm with you,
And all that I so want to give you,
It's only a heartbeat away.

When I need love
I hold out my hands and I touch love,
I never knew there was so much love
Keeping me warm night and day.

Miles and miles of empty space in between us,
The telephone can't take the place of your smile,
But you know I won't be travelin' forever.
It's cold out, but hold out, and do like I do.

When I need you
I just close my eyes and I'm with you,
And all that I so wanna give you babe
It's only a heartbeat away.

It's not easy when the road is your driver,
Honey, that's a heavy load that we bear
But you know I won't be traveling a lifetime.
It's cold out but hold out and do like I do
Oh, I need you.

When I need love
I hold out my hands and I touch love,
I never knew there was so much love
Keeping me warm night and day.

When I need you
I just close my eyes
And you're right here by my side
Keeping me warm night and day.

I just hold out my hands
I just hold out my hand
And I'm with you darlin',
Yes, I'm with you darlin'.
All I wanna give you
It's only a heartbeat away
Oh I need you darling."

Thanks a lot, Gumby! This was a fine idea indeed!

13 comentários:

Joel disse...

Hi again!?

RIC disse...

Good evening to you too!
Ça va bien avec tous ces Pères Noël autour de toi?... Magnifique vision du paradis...

Anónimo disse...

For my 18th Birthday, "(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction" - The Rolling Stones in the USA and "Mr. Tambourine Man" - The Byrds in the UK. But I definitely remember Leo Sayer's "When I Need You"!!! What a pretty boy and what a pretty voice!! Yum! I ate-up his words just like you, my friend!

Gray

pinguim disse...

Recordações do vinil...

RIC disse...

Hello Gray! Wow! What wonderful songs you have as theme songs of your life! They are really unforgettable! I do remember both so well. Yes, I can still sing along!
Pretty indeed, both boy and voice!
Thank you very much!

RIC disse...

Pois é, caro João! Os meus dezoito anos já lá vão há muito, muito tempo...
Não sou do tempo da grafonola, mas...

Kapitano disse...

When Kapitano was zero:
New Seekers - I'd like to teach the world to sing (US)
Don Maclean - American Pie (UK)

When Kapitano was 18:
New Kids on the Block - Hangin' Tough (UK)
Michael Bolton - How am I supposed to live without you? (US)

When Kapitano was 21:
Whitney Houston - I will always love you (UK)
Whitney Houston - I will always love you (US)

Oh dear.

RIC disse...

You are a lucky guy indeed, Captain, at least as far as music is concerned!
I love them all! Well, not exactly: I've never liked very much New Kids on the Block music.,,
And they're all so powerfully romantic!...
Congratulations, dear friend!

The Thunderbird disse...

I'll grant myself a posthumous "El Quinceanero" (Puerto Rican version of La Quinceanera), and then the song of my life becomes "Strawberry Fields Forever" which is fairly accurate.

Gumby disse...

I remember when that song was a hit. I was in summer school in High School, I think. I loved that song when I was a sappy teenager. As opposed to the sappy adult I am now.

The Thunderbird disse...

http://www.filelodge.com/files/room13/316529/ssf.mp3

my own tweaked version with additional cutting room floor bits restored

Lennon/McCartney

Let me take you down, 'cause I'm going to Strawberry Fields.
Nothing is real and nothing to get hungabout.
Strawberry Fields forever.

Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.
It's getting hard to be someone but it all works out, it doesn't matter much to me.

Let me take you down, 'cause I'm going to Strawberry Fields.
Nothing is real and nothing to get hung
about.
Strawberry Fields forever.

No one I think is in my tree, I mean it must be high or low.
That is you can't you know tune in but it's all right, that is I think it's not too bad.
Let me take you down, 'cause I'm going to Strawberry Fields.
Nothing is real and nothing to get hungabout.
Strawberry Fields forever.

Always, no sometimes, think it's me, but you know I know when it's a dream.
I think I know I mean a 'Yes' but it's all wrong, that is I think I disagree.
Let me take you down, 'cause I'm going to Strawberry Fields.
Nothing is real and nothing to get hung about.
Strawberry Fields forever.
Strawberry Fields forever.

RIC disse...

Hello Will! That is really quite a thing! «Strawberry Fields Forever» is now something almost like a classical operatic aria...
Lucky you indeed!

RIC disse...

Hello Gumby! Thank you for the inspiration! It felt really great to go back in time and remember all those songs once again...
Wish you the best!