Posts Tagged ‘pop music’

This Is the New Year

January 1, 2019

‘This Is the New Year,” written by Ian Axel and performed by him with Chad King as A Great Big World. in 2012. Video director: Leiv Parton.

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Happy New Year

January 1, 2019

“Happy New Year,” written by Chuck Collins, arranged by Gordon Jenkins, and performed by Judy Garland in 1957.

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Happy New Year

January 1, 2019

“Happy New Year,” from ABBA in 1980. written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus.

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Corrido de Auld Lang Syne

January 1, 2019

“Corrido de Auld Lang Syne” by Little Bobby Rey and his Band, an early LA Chicano pop band (also called “The Masked Phantom Band”) in about 1960. “Corrido” here means the music is in a galloping rhythm. Mr. Rey learned the saxophone from Earl Bostic.

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It’s Just Another New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2018

“It’s Just Another New Year’s Eve,” written by Barry Manilow, sung by Lea Salonga.

Lea Salonga website.

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Five Pound Box Of Money

December 22, 2018

“Five Pound Box Of Money,” written by Jack Barker and Pearl Bailey, sung (and narrated) by Ms. Bailey in 1959.

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Driving Home for Christmas

December 22, 2018

“Driving Home For Christmas,” written and performed by Chris Rea. Another version is here. Despite 24 albums and 72 hit singles in the UK, the British artist is not well-known in the USA.

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L-O-V-E

December 1, 2018

“L-O-V-E,” written by Bert Kaempfert, an international hit for Nat King Cole. in 1965. The original English lyrics are by Milt Gabler; don’t know who wrote the Japanese ones.

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Désappointée

October 6, 2018

“Désappointée,” written by Robert P. Marcucci and Russ Faith, with French lyrics by Jean-Michel Crétois, recorded by Nancy Holloway in 1963. The song was originally recorded by Claudine Clark the year before.

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Party Lights

September 1, 2018

“Party Lights,” written and recorded by Claudine Clark,1962. It was her one big hit, initially intended as the “B-side” of a ballad, “Disappointed.”

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