Ok, I hope I can add my name to the Monday Music Moves Me since Cathy from Curious as a Cathy and John from The Sound of One Hand Typing asked me. I normally just do 3 songs but I am choosing songs that spell my first name. So here we go...
1. BEGIN THE BEGUINE WITH FRED ASTAIRE & ELEANOR POWELL-1940
This is one of the best dance numbers ever done to this famous song written by Cole Porter back in 1935. I can watch this over and over. Fred was 41 at this point, can you believe it?
2. I HAD A DREAM SUNG BY ABBA-1979
This comes from their "Voulez Vous" album and it’s a song my mom loved....so do I.
3. RIDE MY SEE-SAW BY THE MOODY BLUES-1968
I love The Moody Blues and this song is not as famous but still famous enough and one I always loved. It’s from their album, “In Search of a Lost Chord.”
4. GET HAPPY SUNG BY JUDY GARLAND-1950
This Song was written by Harold Arlen with lyrics by Ted Koehler back in 1930 and introduced by Ruth Etting but I always loved this rendition by the great Garland from the musical, "Summer Stock."
5. I LIKE MYSELF SUNG BY GENE KELLY-1955
This song was written by...Gene Kelly for the film, “It’s Always Fair Weather” and he performed this with regular roller skates he bought in a hardware store He didn’t alter the skates or anything like that, he just started to work out the dance number with regular skates. He was 43 yrs old when he did this number!
6. TIME TO SAY GOODBYE SUNG BY SARAH BRIGHTMAN & ANDREA BOCELLI-1995
As soon as I heard this song, I had to get the CD and am so glad I did and still have it. This song is what brought Andrea Bocelli to fame. It’s written by Francisco Sartori with lyrics by Lucio Quarantotto and has been redone by many others since then but nothing beats this version...in my humble opinion.
Hope you enjoyed this lengthy music post. I may not join every week but, I thought I would, this time:)