Monday, January 11, 2021

Comforting Songs #MusicMovesMe

It's time for #MusicMovesMe.

Who are the #MusicMovesMe bloggers? We are bloggers who blog about music each Monday and if you have music to share with us, you are most welcome to join! (Music Posts Only , please!)   First, there is XmasDolly,   Her co-cohostesses are: Stacy of Stacy Uncorked, Cathy from Curious as a Cathy, and me. As Xmas Dolly likes to say, "Applause!"

Each month we have a guest co-hostess who picks themes for the month, and this month it is Cathy at Curious as a Cathy.  Welcome again, Cathy!

I have a feeling a lot of people all over the world may need comforting today in these difficult times so I am offering some songs today in case any of us could use these.

From Simon and Garfunkel's last album, Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970), the title song.  I'm using a live version from The Concert in Central Park.


Simple Man, a 1973 hit for Lynyrd Skynyrd from their first album, contains words of wisdom.

Mariah Carey rerecorded her 1993 hit "Hero" for the shutdown last March/April.  

Folk and Americana are not normally genres I listen to all that much (although I was exposed to folk music by camp counselors of the sleep away camp I went to.)   But I think you will enjoy this song by folk artist Carrie Newcomer. 

From 2016,  Lean In Toward the Light.

Last but not least is a song that I played a lot after 9/11.  Not sure it's considered a "comfort" song but it did that for me.  There's an interesting controversy about this 1990 song claiming that it was written by the CIA as a tool to influence peoples' emotions to end the cold war.  I truly don't care.

The Scorpions and "Wind of Change".

And that's a wrap!  See you again, same time, same place, next Monday.


  1. Nothing comforts like music does.

  2. ...we need comfort now more than ever!

  3. Bridge Over Troubled Water and Simple Man are favorites from way (way) back. Comforting songs was the perfect theme for today.

  4. Alana,

    Songs of comfort is what we can use right now. Right now, I find comfort in seeing the snow fall outside my window. I know this won't stay around and we don't have to be out in it, so it's great to watch the fluff dance to the ground. Don't let the cares of this world weigh you down. Rest in God's arms knowing all is in His hands. Have a peaceful week, my dear. {{hugs}}

  5. So very perfect. Something that is needed these days. Thanks for sharing them.

  6. Always loved that Scorpions song. That's one band I want to see live some day.

  7. Oh, now these are perfect for the times.
    Carol cassara

  8. I love Simple Man. It's one of those songs you hear and you're instantly in the middle of a memory. I love songs like that.

  9. Yes,I agree, we need more music in the "calm the savage beasts"!

  10. It's been quite a week...great song choices for our unprecedented times.

  11. Music goes to the soul. Comforting music comforts my soul! Thank you!

  12. Not feeling to well today, so short & sweet. GREAT JOB! I hear the flu is goin round, so take those vitamins. hugs

  13. Loved the music,even though Newcomer was a newcomer to me...


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