It's Monday. It's time to get colorful with Music Moves Me!
Who are the members of Music Moves Me ? We are bloggers who blog about music each Monday. If you have music to share with us, you are most welcome to join! Just remember our simple rule: you must include at least one You Tube or Vimeo video or your post may be subject to removal or labeling "NO MUSIC". You are welcome to write about music. too but there must be at least one music video.
Every month we have an honorary co-hostess. For the month of September it's Cathy from Curious As a Cathy.
Today, she has picked the theme of "For National Coloring Day, song titles/lyrics about art in general - or, use your high school colors to build your theme around."
My junior high (what they called middle school "back then") and high school colors both had gold in them. My high school had green where my junior high used blue. So, why not use all three?
But first, a video with amazing cartoon art that tells the story of a song: a-ha and Take on Me.
If you have the time, here's a video on the making of that video. If not, let's move on to some Green.
Al Green, that is. Or, better yet, Reverend Al Green. Here, though, is a secular song from 1973. This is a cover of "Unchained Melody" with a wonderful gospel-music type beginning.
My other "green" selection is Green Day with Holiday/Boulevard of Broken Dreams, perhaps my two favorite songs by them. I know I had Boulevard of Broken Dreams on a Sunday post a couple of weeks ago. Now my Monday readers will
Let's turn to Gold.
Gold - Spandau Ballet, from 1983. Love them 80's.
Goldfinger was a 1964 hit for Shirley Bassey. I had the 45 record of this song, which was the theme to a James Bond movie, and I loved trying to hold that final note the way Shirley did. But this is a slightly different version (she actually recorded two versions, the soundtrack and a single.) Here is Dame (yes, Dame) Shirley Bassey performing the song at a tribute to one of the co-writers of the song, John Barry, in 2011. And she can still hold that note!
From 1968, some more nostalgia: Crystal Blue Persuasion, sung by Tommy James and the Shondells.
Finally, Paul Mauriet's 1968 instrumental hit Love Is Blue. Oh for the days of instrumentals...
And that is a wrap.
Same time, same place, next Monday!