I made it to the end of the 30 day song challenge. The song I chose for today is “The Sound Of Silence” covered by Bobaflex. This song was originally performed by Simon and Garfunkel. The reason this song reminds me of me is I am very quiet and reserved but at certain times I can be vocal about things I care about. I feel the tempo of this cover version represents this well.
Thank you for taking this 30-day journey with me. I hope there were songs you liked and maybe some you discovered.
There are many songs I can remember hearing when I was younger but the one song I remember from actual childhood is “Come And Get your Love” by the group Redbone (and no, Leon Redbone is not associated with this group), which consisted of Native American musicians. The reason I remember this song is because this group’s double album is the first one I purchased with my own money. Over the years I’ve heard sampling of the song on the To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! – Julie Newmar soundtrack and a cover by Real McCoy. Years later the original would be part of the Guardians Of The Galaxy sountrack.
Most people who have listened to the Carpenters know that Karen Carpenter is one of the best female singers. Her voice is recognizable and had a rich, soothing tone. I like many of the Carpenters songs so I thought I’d pick one that is not as well-known as some of their other hit singles. The song I chose is “Road Ode”.
“Silence On The Line” by T.G. Sheppard tells the story of a rodeo performer who is finally going home because of a devastating injury. But when he calls to let his family know he is met with indifference.
Day 26: A Song That Makes You Want To Fall In Love
I’m not one who thinks falling or being in love has to be a significant part of one’s life, most specifically mine. But the lyrics to today’s song are ones that I think someone in love would promise to their significant other in a “perfect” world. The song of the day is “The Fighter” by Keith Urban featuring Carrie Underwood.
Day 25: A Song You Like By An Artist No Longer Living
I heard a song, which caught my attention, during the closing credits of the movie “Good Will Hunting”. I read through the musical credits and found the name of the artist. It was Elliott Smith. I looked up his music and heard today’s song, “Waltz #2 (XO)”.
Day 24: A Song By A Band You Wish Were Still Together
This band was one of a handful of all girl rock groups during the late 70s. Music critics of the day didn’t take this group seriously and often criticized their musicianship because they were teenage girls. Two well-known musicians to come out of this band are Joan Jett and Lita Ford.
Today’s song is “I Love Playing With Fire” by The Runaways.
Day 23: A Song You Think Everybody Should Listen To
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find a YouTube video for today’s song. Even though the song is melancholy, the melody and vocal harmonies are soothing and I always take the time to listen to the song until it is finished. Hopefully, anyone who may come across this post can find this song on their music streaming service.
Today’s song is “Waiting In The Weeds” by the Eagles.
The song for today is “Running” by Goapele and it is from the motion picture soundtrack Sparkle. Although this movie wasn’t well received and it was Whitney Houston’s last film, this song from the soundtrack caught my ear. It is very up-tempo and it is about running. How much more could a song make you want to move forward?