Posts Tagged ‘pop music’

The End of the World

May 7, 2017

“The End of the World,” composed by Arthur Kent with lyrics by Sylvia Dee, performed by Sharon Van Etten on Resistance Radio. The song was a huge hit for Skeeter Davis in 1962.

Sharon Van Etten website

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Fille Dimanche

April 16, 2017

“Sunday Girl” by Blondie, with Debbie Harry singing in French.

Blondie website

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Wait for Me

February 19, 2017

“Wait for Me,” written by Daryl Hall, performed by Pat Monahan of Train, with Daryl Hall and friends. An episode of the Live From Daryl’s House webcast.

Pat Monahan website

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To Be With You

January 29, 2017

“To Be With You,” written by Eric MartinPaul Gilbert, and David Grahame and recorded by  Mr. Big in 1991. It was the number one song in fifteen countries. Music video director: Nancy Bennett. The hairdresser is uncredited.

Mr. Big: Eric Martin (lead vocals), Paul Gilbert (guitar), Billy Sheehan (bass guitar), and Pat Torpey (drums).

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This Is the New Year

January 1, 2017

‘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, 2017

“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, 2017

“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, 2016

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

Lea Salonga website.

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Mele Kalikimaka

December 27, 2016

“Mele Kalikimaka,” written by Robert Alex Anderson in 1949, recorded by Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters the following year. Honolulu-born Bette Midler has a good version.

Related:

“How to Say ‘Merry Christmas’ in Hawaiian,”TravelToParadise.com

“Santa arrives in Waikiki on canoe,” KHON-TV News

“A very merry, sun-soaked Christmas,” Nikkitha Bakshani, The Week

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Driving Home for Christmas

December 23, 2016

“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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