Walking in Memphis song dates from 1991 and was Marc Cohn’s biggest hit, peaking at #13 on the Billboard chart. Cohn described it as a biographical song, recounting a trip to Graceland and reflecting his own feelings about religion. Cher released a version of the song as her first solo European single release in 1995 and it peaked at #11 in the UK charts.
A house, with a door, 1 2 3 4, ready to play, what’s the day? It’s Thursday!
Something a bit daft today. This is the theme from the BBC Children’s TV series Playschool which I grew up watching in the 70s. Here’s one example of the opening sequence if you can’t remember what I’m talking about, if you’re not old enough to remember, or if you’re from anywhere other than the UK! The theme changed around 1980 I think, and I’ve put a bit of the new theme into my performance for the younger members of the audience…
Today I’m playing Islands in the Stream, a classic 1983 song written by the Bee Gees and performed by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. It actually knocked Bonnie Tyler’s Total Eclipse of the Heart off the number #1 position in the US charts (mental note, I’ve not yet played that one!)
Today’s song, Why, God, Why? is from the 1989 musical Miss Saigon. In the musical Chris is about to leave Vietnam but realises he has fallen for Kim and this will have a profound effect on events. I actually recorded four other songs from Miss Saigon in 2010, so I’ve put these together in a Soundcloud playlist. Please let me know what you think by posting a comment here on the blog!
Running at the last minute today – I’ve been a bit distracted with the launch of Coffee Break Italian! Anyway, in honour of Australians everywhere, and despite the fact that it’s already 27th January Down Under, here’s my Australian song for Australia Day. No, it’s not Waltzing Mathilda, but Savage Garden’s Truly Madly Deeply.
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