Song Lyric Sunday: Say Something!

Jim Adams

Hi everyone it’s Sunday again and this week our great and gracious host, Jim Adams has help from Di at Pensitivity102 for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday prompt which are: Sounds, Talk, Voice, Words

Well that’s a great prompt Di. Thank you. My choices range from the early eighties right through to twenty sixteen.

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Memories of different times!

The Voice” is a song by Irish singer Eimear Quinn that was the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 1996, representing Ireland. The music was composed, and the lyrics were written, by Brendan Graham, who had also written and composed “Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids“, the Irish winner from the 1994 contest. The victory, which was Ireland’s fourth in five years, was their seventh (and to date last) contest victory, which remains a record for the most contests won by a single country.

Celtic Woman is an all-female Irish musical ensemble conceived and created by David Kavanagh, Sharon Browne and David Downes, a former musical director of the Irish stage show Riverdance. In 2004, Downes recruited five Irish female musicians who had not previously performed together, vocalists Chloë Agnew, Órla Fallon, Lisa Kelly and Méav Ní Mhaolchatha, and fiddler Máiréad Nesbitt, as the first lineup of the group that he named “Celtic Woman”. Downes chose a repertoire that ranged from traditional Celtic tunes to modern songs.
They released the voice in 2007.

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This is a great song , Charlie Puth he’s such a Hugh talent.

We Don’t Talk Anymore” is a song by American singer-songwriter Charlie Puth, featuring vocals from fellow American singer Selena Gomez. It was released on May 24, 2016,nas the third single from Puth’s debut studio album, Nine Track Mind. The artists wrote the song with Jacob Kasher Hindlin. Musically, it is a pop song with Puth’s tropical-inspired production. The song peaked at number nine on the US Billboard Hot 100, earning Puth his second top-10 single and Gomez’s sixth and Puth’s second highest-charting single as a lead artist to date, behind “Attention“. It has also attained the top 10 positions in more than 20 countries, and reached number one in Italy, Lebanon and Romania.

Puth created the guitar line during a trip in Japan. He produced the beat in the Philippines and recorded his vocals in Los Angeles. Months later Puth played the song for Selena Gomez, whom he had met previously at an after party following the MTV Video Music Awards. He thought that their voices would complement each other well and then asked her to sing the second verse. Gomez’s vocals were recorded in Puth’s closet. Her recording session lasted approximately 15 minutes. On December 10, 2015, Puth posted a snippet of the song announcing the collaboration with Gomez.nOn January 10, 2016, Puth posted a second teaser.

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I really love this song 💜

More Than Words” is a song by American rock band Extreme, released as the fifth track and third single from their second album, Pornograffitti (1990), in March 1991. It is a ballad built around acoustic guitar work by Nuno Bettencourt and the vocals of Gary Cherone (with harmony vocals from Bettencourt). The song is a detour from the funk metal style that permeates the band’s records. As such, it has often been described as “a blessing and a curse” due to its overwhelming success and recognition worldwide, but the band ultimately embraced it and plays it at every show.

The song is a ballad in which the singer wants his lover to do more to prove her love other than saying the phrase “I love you.” Bettencourt described it as a warning that the phrase was becoming meaningless: “People use it so easily and so lightly that they think you can say that and fix everything, or you can say that and everything’s OK. Sometimes you have to do more and you have to show it—there’s other ways to say ‘I love you.'”

“That song gave us the freedom to make the record we really wanted to make when we started recording our third disc,” Cherone told KNAC. “It got us doing huge tours all over the states and around the world… As the nineties went on, however, we really started to resent the song. We were tagged ‘the More Than Words guys’. We didn’t like the perception the song created about the band. I remember being on tour with Aerosmith in Poland… it was on that tour we decided we would not play the song. We just didn’t do it. A couple nights into the tour, Steven Tyler writes in big letters on our dressing room door, ‘Play the fucking song!’ His attitude was almost father-like. He was like, ‘Look, this is your first time in Poland. When do you think you will be back? They want to hear it, so play it!'”

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I remember my first Sony Walkman with great affection!

Wired for Sound is a studio album by Cliff Richard, released in September 1981. The album peaked at number 4 in the UK album charts upon release, and spent a total of 25 weeks on the chart in 1981–82. The album was certified Platinum by the BPI, and achieved global sales of over one million.

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The title track was released as the lead single of the album, and was followed up by a cover of Shep and the Limelites 1961 US doo-wop hit, “Daddy’s Home”. The singles peaked at numbers 4 and 2 respectively on the UK singles chart.”Daddy’s Home” was held off number 1 for four consecutive weeks by the Human League‘s “Don’t You Want Me”, but earned gold certification from the BPI for sales over half a million. The track was recorded live at the Hammersmith Odeon on 1 May 1981, for a rock ‘n’ roll special to be broadcast later by BBC Television.

“Broken Doll” is a cover of a Wreckless Eric single from 1980. Reportedly, Richard also wanted to record Eric’s “(I’d Go The) Whole Wide World” too, but only if he could change some of the lyrics – which Eric refused.[3] “Young Love” was given new lyrics and retitled “The Last Kiss” for a cover version by David Cassidy featuring George Michael. It was released as the lead single for Cassidy’s 1985 album Romance, becoming a top ten hit in the UK and Germany. “Once in a While” was originally recorded by Leo Sayer on his 1980 album Living in a Fantasy and released as a single in the UK and Australia.

The promotional video for the title track is one of Richard’s best-known, and was filmed around the centre of Milton Keynes, the new town in Buckinghamshire that was developed after the Second World War. It features Richard walking around and on rollerskates, while listening to music on a Walkman cassette player; such devices were then newly available in the UK.

remastered version of the album was issued in July 2001, with the B-sides of both singles included as bonus tracks.

Song Lyric Sunday: Takes time to Mature.

Jim Adams

This week August 28, 2022 , the prompt for Jim Adam’s Song Lyric Sunday has been suggested by Greg’s Blog : Better with Age: Failed or Overlooked Songs that Eventually Became Fan Favorites .

So the first so first song that springs to mind is Kate Bush’s (Deal with God ) Running up that Hill. Which was originally released in 1985 from her fifth Album Hounds of love. The single reached number three.

 In 2022, “Running Up That Hill” received renewed attention when it was prominently featured in the fourth season of the Netflix series Stranger Things. Its appearance led to the song’s resurgence on charts around the world, reaching the top three on the Billboard Hot 100 and topping the charts in eight countries, including the United Kingdom for three consecutive weeks, Ireland for seven consecutive weeks and Australia for nine non-consecutive weeks. All the information you need is on Wikipedia

Thus taking thirty seven years to reach number one and be the massive hit it is. I have featured all this before. I cry every time I hear this song because it means so much to me…its helped me more than once for reasons I don’t care to share. Such a great song here it is again with Lyrics.

Ralph McTell – Streets Of London (1968-1974)

In 1968 I had met hubby, by 1974 I was married, had our first and was expecting our second. This song is just amazing. Hubby’s uncle was a Vicar and a friend of Ralph McTell he had a fund raiser at his church and Ralph McTell agreed to perform there, we were lucky enough to go. It was magical listening to this great performance in a small Church. A never forgotten experience. This another song that always makes me cry.

Streets of London” is a song by Ralph McTell, who first recorded it for his 1969 album Spiral Staircase. It was not released in the United Kingdom as a single until 1974. McTell himself noted that there were 212 known recorded versions of the song. The song was re-released, on 4 December 2017, featuring McTell with Annie Lennox as a charity single for CRISIS, the Homelessness CharityRoger Whittaker also recorded a well received version in 1971.

The song was inspired by McTell’s experiences busking and hitchhiking throughout Europe, especially in Paris and the individual stories are taken from Parisians. McTell was originally going to call the song “Streets of Paris”— but eventually London was chosen, because he realised he was singing about London;  also, there was another song called “The Poor People of Paris“.

McTell’s song contrasts the common problems of everyday people with those of the homeless, lonely, elderly, ignored and forgotten members of society. In an interview on Radio 5 with Danny Baker on 16 July 2016, McTell said that the market he referred to in the song was Surrey Street Market in Croydon.

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Derek & The Dominos – Layla (1970-1972)

Layla” is a song written by Eric Clapton and Jim Gordon, originally recorded by Derek and the Dominos, as the thirteenth track from their only studio album, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (1970). Its contrasting movements were composed separately by Clapton and Gordon. The piano part has also been controversially credited to Rita Coolidge, Gordon’s girlfriend at the time.

The song was inspired by a love story that originated in 7th-century Arabia and later formed the basis of The Story of Layla and Majnun by the 12th-century Persian poet Nizami Ganjavi, a copy of which Ian Dallas had given to Clapton. The book moved Clapton profoundly, because it was the tale of a young man who fell hopelessly in love with a beautiful young girl, went crazy and so could not marry her. The song was further inspired by Clapton’s secret love for Pattie Boyd, the wife of his friend and fellow musician George Harrison. After Harrison and Boyd divorced, Clapton and Boyd eventually married.

“Layla” has since its release experienced great critical and popular acclaim, and is often hailed as being among the greatest rock songs of all time. Two versions have achieved chart success, the first in 1972 and the second (without the piano coda) 20 years later as an acoustic Unplugged performance by Clapton. In 2004, “Layla” was ranked number 27 on Rolling Stone‘s list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time“, and the acoustic version won the 1993 Grammy Award for Best Rock Song..

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Another great song from the same era as Streets of London…..Yup it makes me cry. Someone pass me the tissues please.

Happy Sunday Everyone.

Song Lyric Sunday: Education, Education, Education.

Jim Adams

Song Lyric Sunday

This week Jim Adams has set up the prompt – Educate, Learn, School, Teach.. I am busy entertaining family today so this is a quick visit and I will be back over the next few days to check out the good music 💜

Forgive me if I am repeating myself, but I hayr school I was bullied and it still bugs me. This song by Regina Specktor really says it all. I personally it’s about a teenager or younger child who has committed suicide rather than cope anymore. The words are just perfect.. school can be a cold lonely place.

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This beautiful song by Dusty Springfield was from her Cameo Album and was released in 1973. That year we were living in Devon and I was expecting our first son. It was not a brilliant time full of moves and stresses… But the birth of our eldest was a boon.

My take on this song is about someone losing a long term ,partner, relative or friend and it’s a beautiful song.

Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O’Brien OBE (16 April 1939 – 2 March 1999), known professionally as Dusty Springfield, was an English singer whose career spanned over five decades. With her distinctive mezzo-soprano sound, she was a significant singer of blue-eyed soul, pop and dramatic ballads, with French chanson, country, and jazz also in her repertoire. During her 1960s peak, she ranked among the most successful British female performers on both sides of the Atlantic. Her image – marked by a peroxide blondebouffant/beehive hairstyle, heavy makeup (thick black eyeliner and eye shadow) and evening gowns, as well as stylised, gestural performances – made her an icon of the Swinging Sixties.

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When I close my eyes I can see your face
Tho’ I try I can’t believe that you are gone
There’s a part of you that’s a part of me
And no matter where I go it comes along
Reminding me of all the good times
And, of course, some of the bad
But then again, some of those hard times
Were the best we ever had
How can I learn to say goodbye
To the only life I ever knew?
Learn to say goodbye to you?
How can I learn to say goodbye?
Tell me how do you expect me to
Say goodbye to you?
When I needed you, you were always there
You were more than love to me, you were a friend
They say that time is all that matters
And to live it while it lasts
But I can’t stop from reminiscing
Or stop living in the past
How can I learn to say goodbye
To the only life I ever knew?
Learn to say goodbye to you?
How can I learn to say goodbye?
Tell me how do you expect me to
Say goodbye to you?
How can I learn to say goodbye
To the only life I ever knew?
Say goodbye to you?
How can I learn to say goodbye?
Tell me how do you expect me to
Say goodbye to you?

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Bradford Craig / Hugo Montenegro.

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Song Lyric Sunday: Pets, Names, Memories .

Jim Adams

Today Di of Pensitivity101 has given us the prompt for Jim Adam’s Song Lyric Sunday. Di’s prompt is – Pets, Names, Memories .

I love dogs, the are the most loving animals, they work with us and for us. The most important thing is they give us unconditional love.

Our Dog Ruby is a retired guide dog, we have taken her for her free run exercise time since she started working at eighteen months, when she retired she came to live with us.

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In 1967 I was very much in love with the Rolling Stones. I was still at school and I had a Saturday job in a boutique in Ealing West London. I had met hubby…..

Ruby Tuesday” is a song recorded by the Rolling Stones in 1966, released in January 1967. The song became the band’s fourth number-one hit in the United States and reached number three in the United Kingdom as a double A-side with “Let’s Spend the Night Together“. The song was included in the American version of Between the Buttons (in the UK, singles were often excluded from studio albums).

“Ruby Tuesday” was recorded around November 1966 at Olympic Studios, during the sessions for their album Between the Buttons. The song was produced by Andrew Loog Oldham. Brian Jones plays a countermelody on an alto recorder, while the double bass was played jointly by bassist Bill Wyman and guitarist Keith Richards; Wyman did the fingerings while Richards bowed the instrument.

Richards explained that the lyrics are about Linda Keith, his girlfriend in the mid-1960s, who had left him for another superstar rocker and sent him into an emotional tailspin. In Life, his autobiography, he says, “Basically, Linda [Keith] is ‘Ruby Tuesday.

“That’s a wonderful song,” Mick Jagger told Jann Wenner in 1995. “It’s just a nice melody, really. And a lovely lyric. Neither of which I wrote, but I always enjoy singing it.” Wyman states in Rolling with the Stones that the lyrics were completely written by Richards with help from Jones on the musical composition. However, Marianne Faithfull recalls it differently; according to her, Jones presented an early version of this melody to the rest of the Rolling Stones. According to Victor Bockris, Richards came up with the basic track and the words and finished the song with Jones in the studio.

Marianne Evelyn Gabriel Faithfull (born 29 December 1946) is an English singer and actress. She achieved popularity in the 1960s with the release of her hit single “As Tears Go By” and became one of the lead female artists during the British Invasion in the United States.

Born in Hampstead, London, Faithfull began her career in 1964 after attending a Rolling Stones party, where she was discovered by Andrew Loog Oldham. Her debut album Marianne Faithfull (1965) (released simultaneously with her album Come My Way) was a commercial success followed by a number of albums on Decca Records. From 1966 to 1970, she had a highly publicised romantic relationship with Mick Jagger. Her popularity was further enhanced by her film roles, such as those in I’ll Never Forget What’s’isname (1967), The Girl on a Motorcycle (1968), and Hamlet (1969). However, her popularity was overshadowed by personal problems in the 1970s. During that time she was anorexic, homeless, and a heroin addict.

Noted for her distinctive voice, Faithfull’s previously melodic and higher-registered vocals (which were prevalent throughout her career in the 1960s) were affected by severe laryngitis, coupled with persistent drug abuse during the 1970s, permanently altering her voice, leaving it raspy, cracked and lower in pitch. This new sound was praised as “whisky soaked” by some critics and seen as having helped to capture the raw emotions expressed in Faithfull’s music.

After a long commercial absence, Faithfull made a comeback with the 1979 release of her critically acclaimed album Broken English. The album was a commercial success and marked a resurgence of her musical career. Broken English earned Faithfull a nomination for the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance and is often regarded as her “definitive recording”. She followed this with a series of albums, including Dangerous Acquaintances (1981), A Child’s Adventure (1983), and Strange Weather (1987). Faithfull also wrote three books about her life: Faithfull: An Autobiography (1994), Memories, Dreams & Reflections (2007), and Marianne Faithfull: A Life on Record (2014).

Faithfull is listed on VH1‘s “100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll” list. She received the World Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2009 Women’s World Awards and was made a Commandeur of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the government of France.

There is so much that Marianne went through it is an amazing story if you have time do read here it is worth it.

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Song Lyric Sunday. How did they do that?

Jim Adams

Its Sunday and time for Jim Adam’s Song Lyric Sunday. This week Jim is back from his vacation welcome back Jim and thank you to Fandango who kindly stepped in to Jim’s shoes. So the challenge is songs that hit number one in the chart.

Okay songs that hit number one in the charts well that could be the longest ever post? So I have chosen two unusual number one songs. The first one really should not of beaten the competition but did because it is brilliant. Firstly Royals by Lorde.

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Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor (born 7 November 1996), known professionally as Lorde (/lɔːrd/ LORD), is a New Zealand singer-songwriter. Taking inspiration from aristocracy for her stage name, she is known for her unconventional musical styles and introspective songwriting. Her music is primarily electropop with elements of dream pop and indie-electro.

Royals” is the debut single by New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde, included in her debut extended play (EP) The Love Club EP (2012) and debut studio album Pure Heroine (2013). Lorde wrote the song with producer Joel Little. “Royals” is a minimalist art pop and electropop song with influences of hip hopR&B, and indie pop. The track’s lyrics express disapproval with the sumptuous lifestyle presented in songs and music videos by pop and hip hop-influenced artists.

Royals” received widespread acclaim from music critics, who praised its songwriting, production, and Lorde’s vocal performance. Since its release, the track has appeared on critics’ year-end and decade-end song lists. The single attained international chart success, reaching number one in Belgium, Canada, Ireland, Israel, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. In the US, “Royals” spent nine weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). It sold 10 million units worldwide, making it one of the best-selling singles of all time. It also was the second-most consumed song of 2013 in New Zealand and is certified nine-times platinum in Australia, seven-times platinum in Canada, and six-times platinum in New Zealand. In the media, the song has been credited for inspiring some artists to adopt its minimalist sound, and has been called an anthem for millennials.

The music video for “Royals” was directed by Joel Kefali and premiered on Lorde’s YouTube channel on 12 May 2013. It shows teenagers in a suburban neighbourhood interspersed with minimal shots of Lorde. The track won awards for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance at the 2014 Grammy Awards, and the APRA Silver Scroll Award. Lorde performed “Royals” on her Pure Heroine (2013–14), Melodrama (2017–18) and Solar Power (2022-23) concert tours. Critics have credited the song for paving the way for other alternative-leaning pop artists.

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I’ve never seen a diamond in the flesh
I cut my teeth on wedding rings in the movies
And I’m not proud of my address
In a torn up town, no postcode envy

But every song’s like
Gold teeth, Grey Goose, trippin’ in the bathroom
Bloodstains, ball gowns, trashin’ the hotel room
We don’t care
We’re driving Cadillacs in our dreams
But everybody’s like
Cristal, Maybach, diamonds on your timepiece
Jet planes, islands, tigers on a gold leash
We don’t care
We aren’t caught up in your love affair

And we’ll never be royals (royals)
It don’t run in our blood
That kind of luxe just ain’t for us
We crave a different kind of buzz
Let me be your ruler (ruler)
You can call me queen bee
And baby, I’ll rule (I’ll rule, I’ll rule, I’ll rule)
Let me live that fantasy

My friends and I, we’ve cracked the code
We count our dollars on the train to the party
And everyone who knows us knows
That we’re fine with this, we didn’t come from money

But every song’s like
Gold teeth, Grey Goose, trippin’ in the bathroom
Bloodstains, ball gowns, trashin’ the hotel room
We don’t care
We’re driving Cadillacs in our dreams
But everybody’s like
Cristal, Maybach, diamonds on your timepiece
Jet planes, islands, tigers on a gold leash
We don’t care
We aren’t caught up in your love affair

And we’ll never be royals (royals)
It don’t run in our blood
That kind of luxe just ain’t for us
We crave a different kind of buzz
Let me be your ruler (ruler)
You can call me queen bee
And baby, I’ll rule (I’ll rule, I’ll rule, I’ll rule)
Let me live that fantasy

Oh
Oh (oh, oh)
We’re bigger than we ever dreamed
And I’m in love with being queen
Oh
Oh (oh, oh)
Life is great without a care
We aren’t caught up in your love affair

And we’ll never be royals (royals)
It don’t run in our blood
That kind of luxe just ain’t for us
We crave a different kind of buzz
Let me be your ruler (ruler)
You can call me queen bee
And baby, I’ll rule (I’ll rule, I’ll rule, I’ll rule)
Let me live that fantasy

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Ella Marija La Yelich O’Connor / Joel Little

Royals lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC.

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My second Choice is Running up That Hill, real title Deal with God. Released in 1985 made Number one 2022 it’s taken Thirty Seven years to get to number one. Madness really as it’s one of the best songs ever! Thanks to being featured in the Netflix latest series of Stranger Things it is number one now.

Running Up That Hill” is a song by English singer and songwriter Kate Bush from her fifth studio albumHounds of Love (1985). Written and produced by Bush, the song was released in the United Kingdom as the lead single from Hounds of Love on 5 August 1985 through EMI Records.[4] The B-side of the 7-inch single contains the song, “Under the Ivy”. The 12-inch single, Bush’s first release in that format, contains an extended remix and an instrumental version of “Running Up That Hill”, as well as “Under the Ivy”. A limited 7-inch single gatefold sleeve edition was also released. The song’s title on the Hounds of Love album and all subsequent releases was “Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God)“.

Upon its original 1985 release, “Running Up That Hill” reached number three on the UK Singles Chart and number 30 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, and was Bush’s first Top 40 hit in the latter country. Bush performed the song live for the first time in 1987 at The Secret Policeman’s Third Ball event accompanied by Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour. This was the only time the song was performed live until 2014 Before the Dawn series of concerts. All other appearances from 1985 were promotional lip sync performances on television, which were common at the time.

The song was featured as the main theme song for the 1986 BBC 1 children’s drama serial, Running Scared. In 2012, a remix featuring newly recorded vocals premiered during that year’s Summer Olympics closing ceremony, and entered the UK top 10 for one week, at number six. In 2022, “Running Up That Hill” received renewed attention when it was prominently featured in the fourth season of the Netflix series Stranger Things. Its appearance led to the song’s resurgence on charts around the world, reaching the top five on the Billboard Hot 100 and topping the charts in eight countries, including the United Kingdom for three consecutive weeks and Ireland for five weeks.

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Happy Sunday Everyone.

Song Lyric Sunday:July 10, 2022 – Not for me thanks, Regrets?

Jim Adams

This week our prompt for Song Lyric Sunday from Jim Adams is: Songs that were turned down by recording artists that went on to become big hits. Jim is Still away so it’s over to Fandango’s .. thank you for hosting Fandango! Sorry I should of put the link to his page in earlier!

I have chosen to go back to 1980. Three years before my last son was born. I had two sons and plenty to keep me busy!

Call me Blondies big hit was first offered to Stevie Nick’s of Fleetwood Mac fame. Okay, this is one song both artists could have rocked. Producer Giorgio Moroder first approached Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks and asked her to help write a song for the 1980 film American Gigolo. After declining, Debbie Harry came on board and the rest, as they say, is history! I for one are delighted by that fact! Yea! Debbie Harry and Blondie!

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Color me your color, baby
Color me your car
Color me your color, darling
I know who you are
Come up off your color chart
I know where you’re coming from

Call me (call me) on the line
Call me, call me any, anytime
Call me (call me) I’ll arrive
You can call me any day or night
Call me

Cover me with kisses, baby
Cover me with love
Roll me in designer sheets
I’ll never get enough
Emotions come, I don’t know why
Cover up love’s alibi

Call me (call me) on the line
Call me, call me any, anytime
Call me (call me) I’ll arrive
When you’re ready we can share the wine
Call me

Oooh, he speaks the languages of love
Oooh, amore, chiamami, chiamami
Oooh, appelle-moi mon cheri, appelle-moi
Anytime, anyplace, anywhere, any way
Anytime, anyplace, anywhere, any day, any way

Call me

Take me out and show me off
And put me on the scene
Dress me in the fashions of the 1980’s
You’re a man, no in-between
You know what your words can mean

Call me (call me) my love
Call me, call me and we’ll take a ride
Call me (call me) on the line
Call me, call me in to overtime
Call me

Call me (call me) my love
Call me, call me any, anytime
Call me (call me) for a ride
Call me, call me for some overtime
Call me (call me) in my life
Call me, call me in a sweet design
Call me (call me), call me for your lover’s lover’s alibi
Call me (call me) on the line
Call me, call me any, anytime

Call me, ah-ha, call me, ah-ha-ha
Call me, ah-ha-ha, call me any day or night
Call me, ooh-ooh-ah-ha-ha, ooh-ooh-ha-ha-ha
Call me, ah-ah-ooh
Call me, my, my, my sleek design
Call me for a ride, call me inside
Call me, ah-ha, call me, ah-ha
Call me
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ah-ah-ah

Call me (call me) my love
Call me, call me any, anytime
Call me (call me) for a ride
Call me, call me for some overtime
Call me (call me) in my life
Call me, call me in a sweet design
Call me (call me), call me for your lover’s lover’s alibi
Call me (call me) on the line
Call me, call me any, anytime
Call me (call me)
Ooh, call me, mmm-hhmm
Call me (call me) my love

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Deborah Harry / Giorgio Moroder

Call Me lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC.

Happy Sunday Everyone 💜🖐️

Song Lyric Sunday: One Hit Wonder.

Jim Adams

How on earth is it Sunday again, it’s time for Jim Adam’s Song Lyric Sunday this week our prompt is One Hit Wonders where an artist or a group had a song that reached the top without any follow-up success suggested by Amy aka E.M.

Oh I forgot to say Jim Adams is taking a vacation to visit family in North Carolina over the next two weeks and he has asked Fandango to host Song Lyric Sunday challenge in his absence. So everyone over to Fandango’s!

1991, my youngest was eight, the middle sixteen and the eldest eighteen and he’d already left home and was making his way in the world! I was working part-time and hubby was working long hours and was away more than he was at home. I was working in school for children with emotional needs and behaviour problems. It was a Doctor Barnardo’s Home and a term time boarding school. Every day I entered a different world as I went through those gates…a lot of angst and pain and grief. It really made me appreciate my boys and family. The song I have picked is I am the one and only . By Cheney Hawkers, all the children at this Barnardo’s loved it and we all used to sing it when it came on the radio. I can see them dancing round the kitchen, or hallways or standing on a classroom desk playing air guitar!! In fact I remember one end of term dancing down the school drive with a group of pupils ! I am not so sure my lads liked it as much though but I did and this my choice and my memory. Sadly Cheney only had the one and only number one

The One and Only” is the debut single by British singer and actor Chesney Hawkes. Written by Nik Kershaw, the single was released by Chrysalis Records in February 1991. Produced by Kershaw and Alan Shacklock, and recorded and mixed by Gareth Cousins, the song was featured in the 1991 film Buddy’s Song which starred Hawkes as the eponymous Buddy and Roger Daltrey as his father. The film performed moderately well at the UK box office, but the song was a hit in that country’s music charts, spending five weeks at number one on the UK Singles Chart in March and April 1991. Kershaw’s influence can also be heard throughout the track not only in guitar style, but in the backing vocals on the intro and choruses, with Hawkes singing the verses..

Hawkes was born in Windsor, Berkshire. He was named after the singer and comedian Chesney Allen. His father is the singer Len ‘Chip’ Hawkes, bassist of the 1960s band The Tremeloes. His mother is former actress/game-show hostess Carol Dilworth, who appeared in an episode of the 1960s version of Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) called “For The Girl Who Has Everything”, as well as the 1969 horror film The Haunted House of Horror. Keely Hawkes, his sister, was the lead singer of 1990s band Transister, and is currently a songwriter based in Los Angeles. He attended Charters School in Sunningdale. Jodie Hawkes, his brother, played drums in Chesney’s band and is currently in The Tremeloes.


I am the one and only, oh yeah

Call me, call me by my name or call me by number
You put me through it
I’ll still be doing it the way I do it
And yet, you try to make me forget
Who I really am, don’t tell me I know best
I’m not the same as all the rest

I am the one and only
Nobody I’d rather be
I am the one and only
You can’t take that away from me

I’ve been a player in the crowd scene
A flicker on the big screen
My soul embraces one more in a million faces
High hopes and aspirations, and years above my station
Maybe but all this time I’ve tried to walk with dignity and pride

I am the one and only
Nobody I’d rather be
I am the one and only
You can’t take that away from me

I can’t wear this uniform without some compromises
Because you’ll find out that we come
In different shapes and sizes
No one can be myself like I can
For this job I’m the best man
And while this may be true
You are the one and only you

I am the one and only
Nobody I’d rather be
I am the one and only
You can’t take that away from me

I am the one and only
Nobody I’d rather be
I am the one and only
You can’t take that away from me

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Nik Kershaw

The One and Only lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Song Lyric Sunday. Feelings!

Jim Adams..

Hi everyone it is Sunday again and time for Jim Adam’s Song Lyric Sunday. I was not well enough to post last Sunday and not really at full par yet but here we go , I am back. Anyway this week 12 June 2022 – the prompt is Excitement, Pleasure, Sentiment, Spirit suggested by Melanie B Cee aka Sparky of Sparks From A Combustible Mind.

In 1969 I was an almost free spirit, already going out this hubby and I was a trainee window dresser. I really loved this song and of it came on at work I be dancing around the window, shopfloor or stock room to it . I loved the words, I loved the music .I loved Norman Greenbaum! Well there is a lot of information on this song and I think it’s all relevant so settle back and enjoy 💜💜

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Spirit in the Sky” is a song by American singer-songwriter Norman Greenbaum, originally written and recorded by Greenbaum and released in late 1969 from the album of the same name. The single became a gold record, selling two million copies from 1969 to 1970, and reached No. 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100 where it lasted for 15 weeks in the Top 100. Billboard ranked the record the No. 22 song of 1970.  It also climbed to No. 1 on the UK, Australian and Canadian charts in 1970. Rolling Stone ranked “Spirit in the Sky” No. 333 on its list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time“. Cover versions by Doctor and the Medics and Gareth Gates have also made the No. 1 spot in the UK.

“Spirit in the Sky” makes several religious references to Jesus, although Greenbaum himself is Jewish. In a 2006 interview with The New York Times, Greenbaum told a reporter he was inspired to write the song after watching Porter Wagoner singing a gospel song on TV. Greenbaum said: “I thought, ‘Yeah, I could do that,’ knowing nothing about gospel music, so I sat down and wrote my own gospel song. It came easy. I wrote the words in 15 minutes.”

Greenbaum had previously been a member of psychedelic jug band Dr. West’s Medicine Show and Junk Band. When they split up he won a solo contract with producer Erik Jacobsen for Reprise Records. Jacobsen had previously worked with The Lovin’ Spoonful and the song was included on Greenbaum’s first solo album. The song’s arrangement came together in the studio in San Francisco where lead guitarist Russell DaShiell, bass player Doug Killmer from the band Crowfoot and drummer Norman Mayell from the band Sopwith Camel worked with Greenbaum. According to The New York Times article, Greenbaum used a Fender Telecaster guitar with a fuzz box built into the body to generate the song’s characteristic guitar sound.

The resulting sound was an “oddly compelling” combination of gospel and hard rock music, with loud drums, distorted electric guitar, clapping hands, and tambourines. The production team brought in the Stovall Sisters, an Oakland-based gospel trio, to sing backing vocals. Because of the song’s length and lyrics, the record company was initially reluctant to issue it, but it was finally released as a single after two other singles from the album had poor sales.”Spirit in the Sky” became a worldwide hit, and was at the time the best-selling single ever for the Reprise label.

There is a music video with Greenbaum singing the song.

About the song, Greenbaum has been quoted as saying, “It sounds as fresh today as when it was recorded. I’ve gotten letters from funeral directors telling me that it’s their second-most-requested song to play at memorial services, next to ‘Danny Boy‘.”

The song was featured in the soundtrack to the 2013 film This is the End and was included in the soundtrack for the 2014 film Guardians of the Galaxy.

When I die and they lay me to rest
Gonna go to the place that’s the best
When I lay me down to die
Goin’ up to the spirit in the sky

Goin’ up to the spirit in the sky (spirit in the sky)
That’s where I’m gonna go when I die (when I die)
When I die and they lay me to rest
I’m gonna go to the place that’s the best

Prepare yourself you know it’s a must
Gotta have a friend in Jesus
So you know that when you die
He’s gonna recommend you
To the spirit in the sky (spirit in the sky)

Oh he’ll recommend you to the spirit in the sky
That’s where you’re gonna go when you die (when you die)
When you die and they lay you to rest
You’re gonna go to the place that’s the best

Never been a sinner, I never sinned
I got a friend in Jesus
So you know that when I die
He’s gonna set me up
with the spirit in the sky

Oh set me up with the spirit in the sky (spirit in the sky)
That’s where I’m gonna go when I die (when I die)
When I die and they lay me to rest
I’m gonna go to the place that’s the best
Go to the place that’s the best

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Norman Greenbaum

Spirit in the Sky lyrics © Concord Music Publishing LLC

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This next song is from the same year so I was still doing the same things. This song by Herman’s Hermits could not be more different but I loved it just as much and again I would be dancing at work … I don’t know how I got away with it but I did.

My Sentimental Friend” is a song written by Geoff Stephens and John Carter and performed by Herman’s Hermits. Released in 1969. The song is Herman’s Hermits’ second highest charting song in the UK, reaching No. 2 in the UK chart. It also reached No. 2 in Ireland, No. 3 in Australia, No. 6 in New Zealand, and No. 1 in South Africa.

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On the floor, the people dancing round
Moving close together
But there over low in the corner
There’s the girl I once knew
Who broke me in two
So won’t you please play a song
A sentimental song
For my sentimental friend over there

We’ve been so long apart
Make it go right to the heart
Of my sentimental friend over there
Bring the tears to her eyes
Help to make her realize
The love we had was just beyond compare
And if the time is right
Maybe I’ll hold her tight
My sentimental friend over there

I recall the way she used to feel
When we heard a sad song
The teardrops would fall
And she’d hold me
And tell me, she’d be for ever with me
So won’t you please play a song
A sentimental song
For my sentimental friend over there

We’ve been so long apart
Make it go right to the heart
Of my sentimental friend over there
Bring the tears to her eyes
Help to make her realize
The love we had was just beyond compare
And if the time is right
Maybe I’ll hold her tight
My sentimental friend over there

Oh won’t you please play a song
A sentimental song
For my sentimental friend over there

We’ve been so long apart
Make it go right to the heart
Of my sentimental friend over there
Bring the tears to her eyes
Help to make her realize
The love we had was just beyond compare
And if the time is right
Maybe I’ll hold her tight
My sentimental friend over there

So won’t you please play a song
A sentimental song
For my sentimental friend over there

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Geoff Stephens / John Carter.

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I’m so excited by the Pointer Sisters is one of the greats such a great song and what a video it puts me in mind of the Black Eyed Peas video for Tonight’s Gonna be a Good night

excited

But I digress back to 1982 and I am still dancing but now I am expecting our youngest 💜

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I’m So Excited” is a song by American vocal groupthe Pointer Sisters. Jointly written and composed by the sisters in collaboration with Trevor Lawrence, it was originally released in September 1982, reaching number 30 on the US Billboard Hot 100. This was followed by a remixed re-release in July 1984, reaching number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100. Billboard named the song number 23 on their list of “100 Greatest Girl Group Songs Of All Time”.

The song was originally recorded for and appeared on the Sisters’ 1982 album, So Excited!, and was subsequently released as a single. Upon its release, the single charted at No. 28 on the Billboard Dance Music/Club Play Singles chart, No. 30 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 46 on the Billboard R&B Singles chart.

Two years later, on the group’s RIAA certified multi-Platinum album Break Out, a slightly remixed and edited version of the song was included and re released as a single. This time, it peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 25 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.

In March 2001, the song was included in the RIAA and National Endowment for the Arts project Songs of the Century, a list intended to “promote a better understanding of America‘s musical and cultural heritage.” The song was ranked #264 out of 365 songs.

Tonight’s the night we’re gonna make it happen
Tonight we’ll put all other things aside
Give in this time and show me some affection
We’re goin’ for those pleasures in the night

I want to love you, feel you
Wrap myself around you
I want to squeeze you, please you
I just can’t get enough
And if you move real slow, I’ll let it go

I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it
I’m about to lose control and I think I like it
I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it
And I know, I know, I know, I know, I know I want you

And we shouldn’t even think about tomorrow
Sweet memories will last a long, long time
And we’ll have a good time, baby, don’t you worry
And if we’re still playin’ around, boy, that’s just fine

Let’s get excited, we just can’t hide it
I’m about to lose control and I think I like it
I’m so excited and I just can’t hide it
And I know, I know, I know, I know, I know I want you, I want you
Oh yes I do

Oh boy, I want to love you, feel you
Honey wrap myself around you
I want to squeeze you, please you
No I just can’t get enough
And if you move real slow, I’ll let it go

I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it
I’m about to lose control and I think I like it
I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it
And I know, I know, I know, I know, I know I want you, I want you

Look what you do to me
You got me burning up (Burning up)
How did you get to me?
I’ve got to give it up

And I’m so excited (Look what you do to me)
Oh boy (You got me burning up)
I’m burning up yeah, oh I think I like it (Yeah)
You, you, you, you, you got me (I’ve got to give it up)
(Oh oh oh oh) Oh, ooh I like it boy
And I’m so excited (Look what you do to me)
And I just can’t hide it (You got me burning up)

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: June Pointer / Anita Pointer / Trevor Anthony Lawrence / Ruth Pointer

I’m So Excited lyrics © Emi Blackwood Music Inc., Anita Pointer Publishing, Leggs Four Publishing, Ruth Pointer Publishing.

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Finally let’s jump to 1986 and Queen and Pain is so close to pleasure. The boys had to like my music and like to dance or die of embarrassment, great song and an interesting video too I think.

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Pain Is So Close to Pleasure” is a song by Queen, included on their 1986 album A Kind of Magic. In CanadaGermanythe Netherlands and the USA, it was released as the sixth single from that album.

The song began as a riff idea by Brian May. Then Freddie Mercury and John Deacon turned that into a song, with Deacon playing rhythm guitar. The single reached #43 on the Dutch charts. The title also appears as a line in “One Year of Love“. As with most Mercury songs, it has prominent keyboards and, like most Deacon songs, it has a prominent bass line. It is also one of the few songs in which Mercury sings all the vocals in falsetto.

The version which appears on the single is a remix, rearranging much of the backing track from the original elements. The 12″ single features an extended version of this remix, rather than an extended version of the track as it appears on the album. “Pain Is So Close to Pleasure” has more than 58,000 hits on Lastfm.

Happy Sunday 😁😌😁

Song Lyrics Sunday, The Image Captured!

Jim Adams

It’s Sunday and time for John Adams’s Song Lyric Sunday May 29, This prompt is : Appearance, Image, Likeness, Object, Picture, Photograph.

First up Appearance and Image initially I though of Vouge by Madonna but then I thought no… Lonnie Donegan.

I was four years old in 1957 but I remember my brothers and sisters all being into Lonnie Donegan and they loved to dance to his music. Infact I can recall them improvising a skittle group! The song is very much about teenagers.. a new thing then, and them getting dressed up and made up to be in fashion!

Vernon Dalhart recorded “Puttin’ On the Style” in December 1925 and by 1926 it was a popular hit.The song was collected in the Catskills by Norman Cazden from Ernie Sagar in 1945 showing that it had entered oral tradition. Another version has also been collected from oral tradition in West Virginia.

“Puttin’ On the Style” was a 1957 hit for skiffle artist Lonnie Donegan. It was recorded live at the London Palladium and released as a double A-side along with “Gamblin’ Man” and reached No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart in June and July 1957, where it spent two weeks in this position.[4] It was Donegan’s second consecutive No. 1 in the UK and the UK’s first double-sided chart topper.[5] It was the last UK chart-topper to be solely issued in 78rpm format, as Pye Nixa did not release it on 7″ single at the time (although it was later re-released as a 7″).

Lyrics
Sweet sixteen, goes to church just to see the boys
Laughs and screams and giggles at every little noise
Turns her face a little and turns her head awhile
But everybody knows she’s only putting on the style

That’s what all the young folks are doing all the while
And as I look around me, I’m sometimes apt to smile
Seeing all the young folks putting on the style

Young man in the hot-rod car, driving like he’s mad
With a pair of yellow gloves he’s borrowed from his dad
He makes it roar so lively just to see his girlfriend smile
But she knows he’s only putting on the style

That’s what all the young folks are doing all the while
And as I look around me, I’m sometimes apt to smile
Seeing all the young folks putting on the style

Preacher in the pulpit roars with all his might
Sing Glory Hallelula with the folks all in a fright
Now you might think he’s satan that’s coming down the aisle
But it’s only our poor preacher, boys, it’s putting on his style

That’s what all the young folks are doing all the while
And as I look around me, I’m sometimes apt to smile
Seeing all the young folks putting on the style

That’s what all the young folks are doing all the while
And as I look around me, I’m sometimes apt to smile
Seeing all the young folks putting on the style

That’s what all the young folks are doing all the while
And as I look around me, I’m sometimes apt to smile
Seeing all the young folks putting on the style

Source: LyricFind.

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By 1966 I was thirteen and very interested in fashion and pop music… Plus my sister F. was in the fashion business and I was lucky because she was very skilled at running me up outfits .

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Dedicated Follower of Fashion” is a 1966 song by British band the Kinks. It lampoons the contemporary British fashion scene and mod culture in general. Originally released as a single, it has been included on many of the band’s later albums.

In the mid-1960s fashion in Britain was becoming increasingly daring and outrageous, driven by the youth-oriented culture of Swinging LondonBoutiques such as Bibadesigners like Mary Quant, and the television personalities like Cathy McGowan who popularised them became celebrated as much as the entertainers who wore their mod clothes.

Fashion trends changed rapidly, and the Carnaby Street shops did a brisk business from those trying to avoid seeming out of step with the latest craze. Ray Davies saw all this and satirised the hypothetical extreme, a superficial dandy whose “clothes are loud but never square / It will make or break him so he’s got to buy the best … He thinks he is a flower to be looked at … In matters of the cloth he is as fickle as can be.”

Ray Davies claimed that the song was inspired by a fight he had with a fashion designer at a party:

I got pissed off with [a fashion designer at a party] always going on about fashion. I was just saying you don’t have to be anything; you decide what you want to be and you just walk down the street and if you’re good the world will change as you walk past. I just wanted it to be the individual who created his own fashion. … [It was] a terrible brawl. I kicked him, and I kicked his girlfriend up the arse.

Davies claims he wrote the song in one sitting, typing the lyrics out on a typewriter, with no later revision.[citation needed] It was performed with Davies mostly accompanying himself on acoustic guitar, with the rest of the band joining in on the “It will make or break him so he’s got to buy the best ’cause…” and echoing the “Oh yes he is” lines in the refrain. The song contains two lines from the 1905 English adventure novel The Scarlet Pimpernel; “they seek him here, they seek him there”.

A little aside Ray Davis was a Guest Speaker at our youngest son’s graduation which unbelievably was nearly twenty years ago.

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Picture, Photo and Image.

I was nine when this song came out and again it was very popular in my childhood home. It’s a great song and I have always loved it!

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A Picture of You” is a song by English entertainer Joe Brown. Written by John Beveridge and Peter Oakman, it was a number 2 UK hit single for Brown in the summer of 1962. Brown recorded his version at Pye Records, and the single was released as Piccadilly 7N 35047.

Although “A Picture of You” is designated as the B-side of “A Lay-About’s Lament”, it was this song which became the chart hit. The song spent nine weeks in the UK Singles Chart Top 5 (from the week of 14 June 1962 through the week of 9 August 1962) during a nineteen-week chart run. The song was placed thirteenth on the chart of overall single sales for the calendar year 1962 in the UK.

The album A Picture of You, Joe Brown’s first, was issued on Pye’s budget Golden Guinea label (the records were marketed at the price of one Guinea, or one pound and a shilling) in 1962, and entered the NME album chart at number 10 on 25 August 1962. It stayed in the top ten for the next 15 weeks. The album also included the smaller hits Shine (reached No 33 in the UK singles charts in 1961) and What A Crazy World We’re Livin’ In (reached number 37 in the UK singles charts in 1962, just prior to A Picture of You).

In the night, there are sights to be seen
Stars like Jewels on the Crown of a Queen
But the only sight I wanna view
Is that wonderful Picture of you On a Streetcar, or in the CaféAll of the evening, and most of the day
My mind is in a maze what can I do? I still see that picture of you It was last Summer, I fell in love
My heart told me what to do
I saw you there on the crest of a hill
An? I took a little picture of you Then you were gone, like a dream in the night
With you went my Heart, my Love and my Life
I didn? t know your name, what could I do? I only had a picture of you Then you were gone, like a dream in the night
With you, went my Heart, my Love and my Life
I didn? t know your name, what could I do? I only had a picture of you, oh yeah
That wonderful picture of you, I? m left with a picture of you, oh yeah
That wonderful picture of you

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Peter Oakman / Johnny Beveridge

A Picture of You lyrics © Peermusic (uk) Ltd.

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The last song is The Photo Song . Those of you who know me will know how much I love Bollywood music videos and songs! So please enjoy.

Lukka Chuppi.

Luka Chuppi (transl. Hide and seek) is a 2019 Indian Indian Hindi-language romantic comedy film directed by Laxman Utekar and produced by Dinesh Vijan‘s Maddock Films. Set in Mathura, the story is about a television reporter who cohabits with his headstrong intern and chaos ensues when their traditional families assume them to be married to each other. It stars Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon in lead roles, with Aparshakti KhuranaPankaj TripathiVinay Pathak and Alka Amin in supporting roles.[8][5] Written by Rohan Shankar, it was distributed by AA Films and Jio Studios.

Main Dekhun Teri Photo, Sau Sau Baar Kude… (x2)
I look at Your photo, hundred times a day, O girl!
Ke Uthde Tufaan Seene Vich, Sau Sau Baar Kude… (x2)
Storms are arising in my heart, hundred times a day, O girl!

Tu Sapne Mein Aa Hi Jaati Hai… Tu Neend Udaa Hi Jaati Hai… (x2)
You come in my dreams for sure, You steal my sleep away for sure
Tu Mil Ek Baar Kude…
Meet me once, O girl!
Main Dekhun Teri Photo, Sau Sau Baar Kude… (x2)
I look at Your photo, hundred times a day, O girl!

Deewana Tune Kar Diya Aise Tere Bin Ab Reh Na Sakoon
You’ve made me crazy in such a way that I can’t live without You
Dil Ki Baat Tujhe Aakar Main Keh Na Sakoon
I’m not able to come and express the feelings of my heart(to You)
Deewana Tune Kar Diya Aise Tere Bin Ab Reh Na Sakoon…
You’ve made me crazy in such a way that I can’t live without You
Dil Ki Baat Tujhe Aakar Main Keh Na Sakoon
I’m not able to come and express the feelings of my heart

Meri Good Morning Tu Hai, Meri Good Night Bhi Tu
You are my good morning, You are my good night
(My days begin and end only with You)
Yeh Duniya Wrong Lage, Meri Liye Right Bhi Tu
The whole world seems wrong, only You are the right one for me(it seems so)
Tu Ban Meri Jaan Kude… Deewana Nirmaan Kude…
Become the love of my life, O girl! Establish me as Your crazy lover, O girl!
Tu Kar Ehsaan Kude…
Do this favour on me, O girl!

Main Dekhun Teri Photo, Sau Sau Baar Kude… (x2)
I look at Your photo, hundred times a day, O girl!
Ke Uthde Tufaan Seene Vich, Sau Sau Baar Kude… (x2)
Storms are arising in my heart, hundred times a day, O girl.

Lyrics from here

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE 💜💜

Song Lyric Sunday. Golden Riches, Silver Linings.

Jim Adams

Good morning it’s time for Jim Adam’s Song Lyric Sunday this week our prompt for May 22, 2022 – Money, Gold, Silver, Rich suggested by Paula of Light Motifs II.

First up Paloma Faith …Oh! I don’t know much about this song apart from the fact I really love it and I love Paloma, I would also love to be her in the video! The tune is just so catching. Great song great video . I love catchy songs .


Paloma Faith
Paloma Faith (born Paloma Faith Blomfield; 21 July 1981) is a British singer-songwriter and actress.
In 2009, she released her debut single “Stone Cold Sober”, then her debut album, Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful?, which was certified Gold by the British Phonographic Industry. The album has spawned three singles: “Stone Cold Sober”, ” New York”, and the title track ” Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful?”. The fourth official single, entitled “Upside Down”, was released in the UK on March 15, 2010.

Oh, I don’t care, I gotta celebrate the moment
Gotta own it before it blows away, blows away
Oh, beat my snare, I got a burning in my heart when it’s dark
Can you feel the flame, feel the flame

But there’s a part of me
That used to go and hide in peace
But now I’m touching the ceiling
I’ve found something to believe in
And now all I see, so many possibilities
But now I’m touching the ceiling
I’ve found something to believe in

But oh, I got a feeling that tonight is on my side
(I got it, I got it, I’m gold, I’m shining so bright, yeah I’m gold)
Oh, I got a feeling that I’m gonna be alright
(I got it, I got it, I’m gold, I’m shining so bright, yeah I’m gold)
There’s nothing better than to hear the sound, hear the sound
The sound of thunder when I hit the ground
Oh, I got a feeling that tonight is on my side
(I got it, I got it, I’m gold, I’m shining so bright, yeah I’m gold)

Step by step, I got power in the way that I walk
And I’m here to stay, here to stay
And I feel so high, like a rocket in the sky
And I got nothing in my way, in my way

But there’s a part of me
That used to go and hide in peace
But now I’m touching the ceiling
I’ve found something to believe in
And now all I see, so many possibilities
But now I’m touching the ceiling
I’ve found something to believe in

But oh, I got a feeling that tonight is on my side
(I got it, I got it, I’m gold, I’m shining so bright, yeah I’m gold)
Oh, I got a feeling that I’m gonna be alright
(I got it, I got it, I’m gold, I’m shining so bright, yeah I’m gold)
There’s nothing better than to hear the sound, hear the sound
The sound of thunder when I hit the ground
Oh, I got a feeling that tonight is on my side
(I got it, I got it, I’m gold, I’m shining so bright, yeah I’m gold)

I’ve got a feeling, I’m shining gold (I’m shining gold)
I’ve got a feeling (I’ve got a feeling)
I’m shining gold (I’m shining gold)
Oh, I got a feeling that tonight is on my side (I’m shining gold)
I’m shining gold
Oh, I got a feeling that I’m gonna be alright
(I got it, I got it, I’m gold, I’m shining so bright, yeah I’m gold)

There’s nothing better than to hear the sound, hear the sound
The sound of thunder when I hit the ground
Oh, I got a feeling that tonight is on my side
(I got it, I got it, I’m gold, I’m shining so bright, yeah I’m gold)

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Sigrid Solbakk Raabe / Steve Mac

Gold lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group.

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Next up Silver Lining by Mt. Joy. just a fantastic song .

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Up on the mountain
Caught on the rail line
Up on the mountain
Caught on the rail line

My brother, let the heart just eat
Drink your wine, smoke your weed
My brother, let the heart still beat

And wear your silver lining
Wear it close to your skin

But if it’s the drugs, the women, the wine, the weed
The love that took everything I own
Just take it oh oh oh
And tell the ones you love you love them
And teach only what you know, and oh
You better know it well

We drove from coast to coast
Down in New Orleans
Where the levees broke

You were tripping
I was driving
You were running
I was hiding
And you know I know how that feels
Don’t get cheated kid
Just sweep from your heels
And if you get carried away
Let the music play you through the pain

And wear that silver lining
Wear it close to your skin

But if it’s the drugs, the women, the wine, the weed
The love that took everything I own
Just take it oh oh oh
And tell the ones you love you love them
Teach only what you know, and oh
You better know it well

Up on the mountain
Caught on the red light
Up on the mountain
Caught on the rail line

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Matthew Conley

Silver Lining lyrics © Mt. Joy Publishing.

Mt. Joy have debuted their new song “Silver Lining,” an attempt by guitarist/vocalist Matt Quinn to find some solace after tragedy — in this case, the friends in his community lost too young to drugs, and the devastation they left behind. It’s a compellingly open-hearted piece of songwriting that exemplifies why Mt. Joy have found such a passionate following in little more than a year as a band.

Mt. Joy is a five-piece indie rock band based in Los Angeles with roots in Philadelphia. They consist of members Matt Quinn (vocals, guitar), Sam Cooper (guitar), Sotiris Eliopoulos (drums), Jackie Miclau (keyboards), and Michael Byrnes (bass). The band debuted in 2016 with their single “Astrovan”, recorded in Los Angeles by Quinn, Cooper, and Byrnes. This was followed up in 2017 by the trio of singles “Sheep”, “Cardinal”, and “Silver Lining”, with “Silver Lining” eventually charting at the top spot of the BillboardTriple A charts. On March 2, 2018, they released their debut eponymous studio album. Between the next two years, Mt. Joy performed at festivals and on tour as support acts, as well as headlining a North American and European tour. After a tour with The Lumineers was cut short due to COVID-19, Mt. Joy released their second studio album, Rearrange Us on June 5, 2020.[

 Their third studio album, Orange Blood, is set to release on June 17, 2022.

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Last up is Rich from Maren Morris. I like this song because it’s simply fun and easy listening and fun lyrics!

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Rich” is a song recorded by American country music singer Maren Morris for her major-label debut album, Hero (2016). Morris co-wrote the song with Jessie Jo Dillon and Laura Veltz, and co-produced the track with busbee. It was released to American country radio on February 12, 2018 through Columbia Nashville as the album’s fourth and final single.

“Rich” blends elements of country music with reggae and hip hop for a sound that “transcends classification.” The song features “laid-back, breezy” vocals in the verses and a “singalong” chorus. Lyrically, the song details ways that a man has done Morris wrong, framed by hypothetical dollar values for these infractions that would result in Morris being rich. According to critics, Morris’s delivery expresses “hip-hop bravado” and a “sly wit” as she toys with unconventional rhymes.

Happy Sunday Everyone 💜.

All information from Wikipedia

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