I prefer 1970s Isley Bros
After my ex and I split, I fell madly in love with the most beautiful young woman I'd ever met. Because of our age difference I knew I couldn't keep her forever, but I got three years. And for three years this song was running through my mind almost constantly. I don't know why this song but apparently, she brought this out somehow. And for three years I could barely function. She was all I could think about. It was profoundly incapacitating. And it was the greatest experience of my life. I didn't know it was possible to be so happy.
I only got a chance with her because from the moment we met, I was willing to do anything to see her again. It was a case of love at first sight. It was total reckless abandon for a once-in-a-lifetime love. And I wouldn't give it up for anything.
I knew it couldn't possibly last, and I knew that in the end I was going to get hurt badly but gave it my all anyway. And that was the best decision I've ever made. It even struck me that it is far better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all. And you can quote me on that. But seriously, those were just words before. Not now! Letting her go was the hardest thing I have ever had to do but I wouldn't give up one second of any of it. It was the pinnacle event of my life.Always tricky responding to this kind of thing because ultimately it's nice to think that people can find happiness.
Totally on board with that and music is like a glue when that happens with that right person in the moment.
Relationships are another matter (I will not expand ha ha)
Anyway, John Denver just beautiful. A clear flawless voice in all his range, no deviation.
My personal favourites are, Sunshine on my shoulders, Calypso, The eagle and the Hawk and Amsterdam (prefer these live at the London Palladium 1976)
(and the verse in French is still surprising to me, it is very unusual to hear both English and French in a song, I don't know any other song that has it)
And there is the mother of all language mixtures.Good call, I knew the song but I didn't think of that! And it's a good song.
I hadn't heard the Iggy Pop song before, I think.
I have about ten ready!I wonder whether we should have a thread about songs that are mainly known by their cover instead of the original.
Ah, "Wooden heart/Muss i denn", I haven't heard that one in a very long time.And there is the mother of all language mixtures
I'll start the thread.Ah, "Wooden heart/Muss i denn", I haven't heard that one in a very long time.
Oh, I just remembered this one... The Beatles also mixed English and French, of course:
The Beatles - Michelle
Does "yeah" already count as English? I mean ...
... one has to respect that they tried their best with all those "ch", "ü", "eu", and "h".
It wasn't the only one, though.That was the next thread but the light hearted one has already hit a problem!