Saturday, April 5, 2014

Songs I Love But Would Never Admit to... Song of the Moment

C'mon... just admit it.

There have been songs over the years that just got underneath your skin so deep for one reason or another... incredible moments in time.
Similar the the Rock 'n Roll Bookmarks
I wrote about earlier!

But... like the pussy that you are, crumbling beneath the ever present "peer pressure"...
you just won't let anyone else know
that you love certain songs.

Well I'm here to say...





Come clean, and admit that there's at least one song here that found it's way into your heart!
C'mon... you can do it!!

Here's a small sampling of the embarrassingly awesome songs that have punched me in the face over the years. And thus have left their mark upon my being.

Love this song to death... don't you??

Seasons in the Sun
(the Terry Jacks version from 1973)

Terry Jacks Seasons in the Sun 1973

This was one of the coolest songs I have ever heard when I was a kid... still is LoL

The Night Chicago Died
(Performed by Paper Lace 1974)

Paper Lace The Night Chicago Died 1974

Who doesn't love this song! There was just something about it when I first heard it
so many years ago. Too cool.

Alone Again (Naturally)
(Gilbert O'Sullivan 1972)

Gilbert O' Sullivan Alone Again (Naturally) 1972

This song just sends chills down my spine... it's awesome! And I never knew that Harry was such an industry bigshot, hanging and partying with the likes of John Lennon, Ringo Star, Keith Moon and so many others.

Without You
(the Harry Nilsson version 1971)

Harry Nilsson Without You 1971

Yet another great song
that grabbed me at an early age.

Indian Reservation
(the Paul Revere and the Raiders version 1971)

Paul Revere And The Raiders Indian Reservation 1971

These guys have SO many big hit songs... but this, the way it kinda slows and then the piano kicks in, I don't know. I think of this song in the same way that I think of a Black Sabbath song or maybe even Deep Purple. Weird right? Either way, I love this song, and these guys are just flat out talented muthafucka's! But you didn't hear that from me okay... LoL

Lonely Days
(The Bee Gees 1970)

The Bee Gees Lonely Days 1970

Just be quiet will ya... and listen to the song. You know as well as I do that you were trying to sing that howling part right along with the record... and... you sucked just as bad as I did!
Cool song though right!?

The Lion Sleeps Tonight
( The Tokens version 1961)

The Tokens The Lion Sleeps Tonight 1961

Love these next fuckin' guys! They have a few songs that reach me but... this line, this one lyric, is sitting right behind my most favorite lyric of all time by Pete Townshend... "A beach is a place where a man can feel, he's the only soul in the world that's real!" Awesome isn't it!!

But this line, so simple, so true, and so vulnerable... "Then I saw her face, now I'm a believer!" Wow... c'mon. Just look at your wife, your girlfriend, your mistress, your hooker, and maybe even that hot cousin of yours lol...
the line just works!

I'm a Believer
(The Monkees 1966) 

The Monkees I'm a Believer 1966

I could listen to this tale no matter what.
It just works for me. Gordon is too cool!

The Wreck of the
Edmund Fitzgerald
(Gordon Lightfoot 1976)

Gordon Lightfoot The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald 1976

Yet another song that I didn't know most of the lyrics to at the time, but... I couldn't stop listening to it whenever it came on the radio. And, how could you not... be in love... with Carly!

Also, I found out some neat trivia years later about someone who just happened to call the studio while Carly and Harry Nilsson were recording the backing vocals and ended up going down to the studio to lend a hand. Once Harry felt the great chemistry between the 2, he did the gentlemanly thing and bowed out. The duo backing vocals on the chorus begin from the second time it comes around and then throughout the rest of the song.

See if you can figure out who it is??? We ALL know this person, and, as soon as you realize who it is you're gonna crack up laughing because their voice will just jump right the fuck outta that speaker and smack you in your silly face... LoL Too cool.

You're So Vain
(Carly Simon 1972)

Carly Simon You're So Vain 1972
Here's the answer if you couldn't figure out
who was on backing vocals.

Now hold on here... before you laugh me under the table. You find me just one dude who didn't wanna marry this women on the spot when this song came out. Oh man... I secretly melt whenever I hear this song. LoL... Fuck... I'm a half'a chick for crying out loud... LoL

I Honestly Love You
(Olivia Newton-John 1974)

Olivia Newton-John I Honestly Love You 1974

And now for some fun.
Summer wasn't summer... until I heard
this song coming over the radio.

In The Summer Time
(Mungo Jerry 1970)

Mungo Jerry In The Summer Time 1970

How could you NOT love this fucking song!!!
How much does it cost bitch... how much??
Love this song, and Jonathon is too cool!

(Jonathan Edwards 1971)

Jonathan Edwards Sunshine 1971

If this song doesn't put you in a good mood muthafucka... then you will NEVER ever find that emotion again. It just transforms you right back to being that kid running around in the rain, and not giving a fuck at all how wet and cold you were. All you knew was that you weren't in school, it wasn't report card day, and your mother didn't cook stuffed peppers for dinner! Life was muthafucking... magnificent my friend.

And also, it reminds me of that amazing movie
with Paul Newman, Robert Redford
and the lovely Katherine Ross...
Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid!

Raindrops Keep falling on My Head
(B.J. Thomas 1969)

B.J. Thomas Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head 1969

Yet another marraige that never happened... LoL
Listen to her voice! I'm in love right now as I'm listening. I haven't heard this song in so long... she was really something else wasn't she!
"Sharing horizons that are new to us..."
... incredible lyric!

We've Only Just Begun
(The Carpenters 1970)

The Carpenters We've Only Just Begun 1970

Okay okay... sorry but even YOU

sing this song out loud... LoL

(Pilot 1974)

Pilot Magic 1974

And of course...

All By Myself
(Eric Carmen 1975)

Eric Carmen All By Myself 1975

Okay, these next 3 tunes are just teeming with estrogen! And I love all 3 of them. I first heard them right after I went on my very first date many many many and yes... many months later after my divorce. It was truly such a fucked up moment in time for me.

Don't know if you guys have ever gone through it, but I was an emotional wreck... LoL And this chick... this amazing woman just added so much more wonderful confusion to my life! And these few songs had my heart bleeding at times... LoL... oh man... I'm such a pussy... LoL

Now don't laugh... but these tunes can melt your fucking heart if you don't watch out!

(Colbie Caillat 2007)

Colbie Caillat Bubbly 2007

Big Girls Don't Cry
(Fergie 2007)

Fergie Big Girls Don't Cry 2007

You're Beautiful
(James Blunt 2005)

James Blunt You're Beautiful 2005

These next 3 chicks... and songs...

are really quit amazing.
But of course...
you didn't hear that from me.

The 1st one is by far going
to be my next wife! Love this woman
and love this song.

The 2nd can just melt you with brilliant pools of perfection and for sure will be my next wife after the woman above finally throws me out!
This lyric "I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean"... is too amazing!

And the 3rd... well...
she's never going to be my wife
because for some reason that I just can't
place my finger on... she just annoys
the muthafuck right outta me but...
this girl can sing her ass off.
Her voice is so powerful.
Love all 3 of these songs!!
Who said that?? Wasn't me!!

You're Still The One
(Shania Twain 1998)

Shania Twain You're Still The One 1998

I Hope You Dance
(Lee Ann Womack 2000)

Lee Ann Womack I Hope You Dance 2000

Taking Chances
(Celine Dion 2007)

Celine Dion Taking Chances 2007

And that should about do it for now. There are others, but I think you get the idea. It was so much fun listening to these tracks again.
It's been way too long.

So... are any of these favorites of yours???

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