Theme: All things travel

Proclaimers : The Proclaimers are a Scottish band composed of identical twin brothers Charlie and Craig Reid. They are best known for the songs “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)“,   Their song I’m gonna be, provides  our travel  theme  by walking 500miles.

Adam and the Ants : Adam and the Ants were a British rock band active during the late 1970s and early 1980s. The original group, which lasted from 1977 to 1982, became notable as a cult band during the transition from the … Wikipedia     They take us back to the days of stage coach travel.

W.H. Auden: Wystan Hugh Auden (/ˈwɪstən ˈhjuː ˈɔːdən/;[1] 21 February 1907 – 29 September 1973), who published as W. H. Auden, was an Anglo-American poet,[2][3] born in England, later an American citizen, regarded by many critics as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century.[4] His work is noted for its stylistic and technical achievements, its engagement with moral and political issues, and its variety of tone, form and content.[5][6] The central themes of his poetry are love, politics and citizenship, religion and morals, and the relationship between unique human beings and the anonymous, impersonal world of nature. Wikipedia      This video “This is the night mail”   takes to the wonderful  era of the steam train

Magical Mystery Tour :

This article is about the Beatles’ EP and LP. For the song, see Magical Mystery Tour (song). For the film, see Magical Mystery Tour (film).  Magical Mystery Tour is a double EP and LP by the English rock group the Beatles, produced by George Martin, both including the six-song soundtrack to the 1967 film of the same name. The material was released in the United Kingdom on 8 December 1967 as a six-track double EP on the Parlophone label; in the United States the record, released on 27 November 1967, was an eleven-track LP compiled by Capitol Records, adding the band’s 1967 single releases.  It takes us to then next type of travel , the bus.


my white bicycle Nazarath :Nazareth are a Scottish hard rock band, founded in 1968, that had several hits in the United Kingdom in the early 1970s. Their track brings us to the bicycle!

Trains and boats and planes Dionne Warwick : Burt F. Bacharach (/ˈbækəræk/ bak-ə-rak; born May 12, 1928) is an American singer–songwriter, composer, record producer and pianist. A six-time Grammy Award winner[1] and three-time Academy Award winner,[2] he is known for his popular hit songs and compositions from the late 1950s through the 1980s, many with lyrics written by Hal David as part of the duoBacharach and David. WellBurt Bacharach  wrote the song but Dionne Warwick sang this version mentioning  all or well most of our modes of travel,

Road to Hell Chris Rea : Chris Rea (/ˈrə/ ree; born Christopher Anton Rea, 4 March 1951)[1] is an English singer-songwriter, recognisable for his distinctive, husky voice and slide guitar playing.[2] The British Hit Singles & Albums stated that Rea was “one of the most popular UK singer-songwriters of the late 1980s. He was already a major European star by the time he finally cracked the UK Top 10 with his 18th chart entry; ‘The Road to Hell  which brings us singularly  to the car.

Chaiyya Chaiyya :  “Chaiyya Chaiyya” (English: [walk] in shade) is an Indian song from the 1998 Hindi film Dil Se.. directed by Mani Ratnam. The song was composed by A.R. Rahman, written by Gulzar, and sung by Sukhwinder Singh and Sapna Awasthi. It quickly became popular upon release and its music video gained the same status, partly because it was filmed on a moving train. The Urduversion of the song is called “Chaiyya Chaiyya”, while the Tamil version is called “Thaiyya Thaiyya”. This is not only about travelling  on a train it is the most wonderful song and video , it always lifts my mood!

Led Zeppelin Stairway to heaven : “Stairway to Heaven” is a song by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, released in late 1971. It was composed by guitaristJimmy Page and vocalist Robert Plant for the band’s untitled fourth studio album (often referred to as Led Zeppelin IV). It is often referred to as one of the greatest rock songs of all time.[2][3][4]   Wikipedia      The travel is really in the groups name Zeppelin   but they are on a stairway going to heaven. 

Gerry and the Pacemakers : “Ferry Cross the Mersey” (sometimes written Ferry ‘Cross the Mersey) is a song written by Gerry Marsden. It was first recorded by his band Gerry and the Pacemakers and released in late 1964 in the UK and in 1965 in the United States. It was a hit on both sides of the Atlantic, reaching number six in the United States[2] and number eight in the UK.[3] The song is from thefilm with the same name and was released on its soundtrack album. In the mid-1990s a musical theatre production also titledFerry Cross the Mersey related Gerry Marsden’s Merseybeat days; it premiered in Liverpool and played in the UK, Australia, and Canada.  This beautiful song takes to  the water travel and the Ferry. This too is one of my most favourite songs.

And now  my last  but one video a travelling show ! and who else but a remastered and remade Cher!!!!

Elton John: Sir Elton Hercules John CBE is an English singer-songwriter, composer, pianist and occasional actor. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriter partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date. Wikipedia   The song “Passengers ” refers  to those who travel.

34 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Johnny Ojanpera
    Oct 14, 2013 @ 00:06:13

    These are good. Some new ones to me. I have to say also that it’s only the 13th where I live. 😉


  2. saminaiqbal27
    Oct 14, 2013 @ 01:39:05

    Great collection of beautiful songs and music.


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  4. 47whitebuffalo
    Oct 14, 2013 @ 03:40:17

    Hi Willow.
    O your first selection is one of my very very favorite songs! LOL. YES!


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  6. bearspawprint
    Oct 14, 2013 @ 05:43:53


  7. bearspawprint
    Oct 14, 2013 @ 06:17:37

    Chaiyya Chaiyya IS fun.:-) Fooled me, I was sure you would pick LEAVING by Cher, well Bono, sung by Cher.. The last one, Elton John, is not available in USA:-(
    Road to Hell …too real, And bicylces. Is that hard rock? And a Magical tour, need some magic! Auden is good, and the musical twins are two. Adam and the Ants, only in the UK 🙂 Thank you Willow


  8. Will of Heart
    Oct 14, 2013 @ 13:32:16

    I love all the video you shared, oh my I enjoy it… thanks for sharing..


  9. 47whitebuffalo
    Oct 14, 2013 @ 17:58:41

    Hello Willow. I’m listening to more music. I have a friend who adores Adam and the Ants. What a great video –Stand and Deliver. thank you for the Auden piece. That’s just priceless. The train, the deer, the countryside and the poem! What a gold mine.

    Heads up: Next Theme = Flash Mob
    Oct. 17


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  11. Theresa
    Oct 15, 2013 @ 09:31:42

    This is a brilliant way to celebrate travel, especially since I just got back from my own vacation last night. I really enjoyed this!


  12. 47whitebuffalo
    Oct 15, 2013 @ 13:43:38

    Good morning, willow. 🙂
    Yes, I’m back to listen to more of your ‘literal’ music, which I am adoring, btw. Indeed I am. The Beatles are fun as always. Thank you for My White Bicycle. But today, as I listen through more of your music, today Chris Rea takes the cake all the way with The Road to Hell. Incredible song so appropriate for “NOW” in so many ways. Yes, I can DO his voice. Going to have find more of Mr. Rea–which is currently easy to do as the tube of you ends and offers more selections. Wandering into The Blue Cafe as I type.
    Thank you for starting off my day RIGHT. 🙂


    • willowdot21
      Oct 15, 2013 @ 15:47:56

      I am so pleased to have stated your day off well, I aim to please! Chris Rea is brilliant such soul and rage in his words! I hope the rest of your day is as excellent!! xxxxx


  13. bearspawprint
    Oct 15, 2013 @ 13:50:21

    In the days when I could and did travel I found EVERYWHERE beautiful and intriguing and I wanted to stay and live EVERYWHERE. The options for alternate lives are infinite.


  14. 47whitebuffalo
    Oct 15, 2013 @ 14:28:51

    My morning got better- Chaiyya, Chaiyya. Oh baby, dancing on a moving train. It doesn’t get any better than that!!!!! LOL.


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