Or should I say Never Gonna Give You Up, ever so slightly mashed up with Here Comes The Hotstepper! This one is for Julie who celebrates her birthday today. Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up was recorded in 1987, though I’m not sure if this helps my claim that 1987 was the best musical year of the 80s! It topped the charts in no fewer than 25 countries, but more recently has been the subject of the Rickrolling internet meme. The idea is that internet users are baited into clicking on a link which has nothing to do with the Rick Astley classic, but on clicking on the link they end up seeing the video for Never Gonna Give You Up. Unfortunately Rick Astley hasn’t benefitted from this meme, earning only $12. It has, however, succeeded in ensuring that this wonderful Barack Obama Rickroll video was seen by over 7 million YouTube viewers:
B flat minor
There’s only one tune suitable to play today and that’s the theme from the brilliant US TV show, The Amazing Race. Since discovering this show on iTunes about a year ago, we’ve binge-watched around fifteen seasons of it, and the first episode of Season 28 was shown last night in the US, ready for us to catch it on iTunes as prime-time Saturday night viewing. I hope you enjoy my piano version of the great all-action theme tune written by John M. Keane.
Today I’m playing my own arrangement of some of the music from the soundtrack of the 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves written by Michael Kamen. I think the opening music in the film is one of the best film themes. My arrangement includes the Maid Marian theme which returned at the end of the film in the form of the classic Bryan Adams song Everything I Do (I Do It For You) which I played back in 2010.
I hope you enjoy this piece today.
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Given the time of the year, I’ve decided to make today’s and tomorrow’s song from the musical Jesus Christ Superstar. Since I played a number of songs from this show in 2010 including Could We Start Again, Please?, I Don’t Know How to Love Him and the wonderful I Only Want to Say, I’m a bit more limited in what I can play. Today it’s the understated song Pilate’s Dream in which Pontius Pilate foresees the impending events of the Crucifixion.