My friend, Dave, suggested this one. He has an interesting range when it comes to taste in music. I’m not going to spoil the story for you. If you don’t know the song, give it a listen and see for yourself~
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I dedicate this one to my sister, Kawanee! Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!
Yesterday was International Women’s Day, and with Saint Patrick’s Day coming up, I decided to feature one of my favorite Irish songs performed by an all woman group.
I blame my love for this song entirely on my sister’s infatuation with Michael Flatley, just so you all know. Here’s the version that got me hooked:
Happy National Reading Day, everyone! This has to be one of my favorite holidays, ever (besides Halloween and/or Christmas). To celebrate, here’s a couple songs based off of (or inspired by) literature!Happy reading! Click here for four more songs based off of or inspired by books
I’m not usually a fan of country music, but this song has sentimental value. Also, it’s an interesting take. Most of us think of a story as something that happens, but sometimes…it’s what might’ve happened, that is the real story. Here, Doug Stone sings the story of a man and all the ways his life might’ve gone, if he hadn’t been “Too Busy, Being in Love.”
I decided to go with something fun this week.
My love for stories set to music stems from the album, “…from the ‘Hungry i’ ” by The Kingston Trio. I cannot tell you how many times I listened to that record, but I can tell you we had to replace needle at least once. This particular song…yeah, I’m not going to spoil the story. Listen and laugh.
Honestly, I’m not a fan of Frank Ocean. His voice isn’t my cup of tea, but when I started hunting for love songs, I was pointed in his direction. I picked this particular song because, not only does it drop hints at an interesting story, it also references a movie I’m pretty sure we can all agree is iconic: Forrest Gump. I just wish there was a music video to go with it…
There seems to be an argument over whether this song is telling the story from Jenny’s POV, or if it’s Frank using the imagery to talk about the man he was in love with as a youth. Personally, I have to wonder if it’s a mix between the two. Take a listen/read and tell me what you think?
I am the youngest in my family, with both parents born in the 40s. I grew up with records and 8tracks, and songs like this one, where a man and woman have a rainy day meet-cute.
“Love me or hate me, both are in my favour. If you love me, I’ll always be in your heart…If you hate me, I’ll always be in your mind.”Shakespeare
Creativity is intelligence having fun.Unknown
On another note: I am highly annoyed that I only recently had this song pointed out to me.