Love Is In Da Blog: Day Five.

Today is Day 5 of Love Is In Da Blog. Bee Halton our host has said today’s prompt is choose your own love song. I have chosen Love song for a Vampire by Annie Lennox simply because it is a song and I love it.

Song Lyric Sunday. Splice the main sail.

Jim Adams

Hi it Sunday again and Jim Adams is here again with Song Lyric Sunday. Today’s prompt for February 5th 2023. – Yacht Rock suggested by John Holton.

Yacht rock (originally known as the West Coast sound or adult-oriented rock is a broad music style and aesthetic commonly associated with soft rock, one of the most commercially successful genres from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s. Drawing on sources such as smooth soul, smooth jazz, R&B, and disco, common stylistic traits include high-quality production, clean vocals, and a focus on light, catchy melodies. Its name, coined in 2005 by the makers of the online video series Yacht Rock, was derived from its association with the popular Southern Californian leisure activity of sailing.

I have chosen Valerie by Steve Winwood. It was a big hit the year before our youngest was born in 1983 which made our lad 40 last month… How?

Any way I have always loved Steve Winwood since his days in traffic and the Spencer Davis Group ..met them at Top of the pops a couple of times.

Valerie” is a 1982 song written by English musician and songwriter Steve Winwood and Will Jennings, and originally recorded by Winwood for his third solo album, Talking Back to the Night (1982).

The song deals with a man reminiscing about a lost love he hopes to find again someday. Will Jennings reportedly wrote the lyrics while thinking about singer Valerie Carter, whose career was declining, in part, because of drug use. On its original release, the single reached number 51 on the UK Singles Chart and number 70 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

In 1987, a remix by Tom Lord-Alge was included as a single from Winwood’s compilation album Chronicles. The remixed version of “Valerie” climbed to number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in late December 1987, and also reached number 19 on the UK Singles Chart. Both versions also reached number 13 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.

DJ Falcon recalled in an interview that he and Thomas Bangalter, as a duo called Together, had sampled “Valerie” to create a track that they used in DJ sets. Falcon added that the duo had no intention of releasing it as a single, despite demand from various outlets.

Eric Prydz later sampled “Valerie” in 2004 for a house music track and presented it to Winwood, who was so impressed with what Prydz had done, he re-recorded the vocals to better fit the track. It was released as “Call on Me” that same year.”Call on Me” was, in turn, sampled in 2009’s “Pass Out” from Chris Brown (featuring Eva Simons) on his Graffiti album, also co-produced by Prydz. Information Wiki .

So wild, standing there
With her hands in her hair
I can’t help remember
Just where she touched me

There’s still no face
Here in her place
So cool, she was like
Jazz on a Summer’s day
Music, high and sweet
Then she just blew away

Now she can’t be that warm
With the wind in her arms

Valerie, call on me
Call on me, Valerie
Come and see me
I’m the same boy I used to be

Love songs fill the night

But they don’t tell it all
Not how lovers cry out
Just like they’re dying

Her cries hang there
In time, somewhere

Someday, some good wind
May blow her back to me
Some night I may hear
Her like she used to be

No it can’t be that warm

With the wind in her arms

Valerie, call on me
Call on me, Valerie
Come and see me
I’m the same boy I used to be

So cool, she was like
Jazz on a Summer’s day
Music, high and sweet
Then she just blew away

Now she can’t be that warm
With the wind in your arms

Valerie, call on me
Call on me, Valerie
Come and see me
I’m the same boy I used to be

I’m the same boy I used to be

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Steve Winwood / Will Jennings

Valerie lyrics © Blue Sky Rider Songs, F.s. Music Ltd

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