Tag Archives: music

Take a Trip on Down to ‘Bama

These three songs are the only ones by the band Alabama that I know by name, but they have to be some of the group’s best work. Try them out for yourselves, readers!

The Mithril Guardian

 

Mountain Music 

 

I’m in a Hurry (And I Don’t Know Why)

 

Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler)

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Lights, Camera – ABBA!

Yes, I saw the film Mamma Mia! No, that is not where I first heard ABBA. Did you know ABBA was offered about a billion dollars to go on tour again, but they all turned the offer down? Talk about class!

Want to know something else interesting? Not one member of ABBA could speak English when they were originally performing. They memorized and sang the words for their songs, but they did not actually understand English. You would never know that when you heard them perform, though! 🙂

Okay, history lesson over. Go have fun thanking ABBA for the music!

The Mithril Guardian

 

Dancing Queen

 

Knowing Me, Knowing You

 

Take A Chance on Me

 

Mamma Mia

 

Lay All Your Love (On Me)

 

Super Trooper

 

I Have a Dream

 

S. O. S.

 

Fernando

 

Voulez-Vous

 

One of Us

 

The Name of the Game

 

Thank You for the Music

 

Waterloo

Oldies But Goodies

Here are some more tunes to get you rockin’ and rollin’, readers! Call me a nostalgist or a retroist or a whatever-you-wish, there is no way to beat those oldies but goodies. Rap’s got nothing on these songs which charm and inspire, lifting minds to the higher things in life even though some of them aren’t exactly perfect.

So take some time to “listen to the music,” readers, and may these songs bring many smiles to your faces in the future!

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You Make My Dreams Come True (Hall & Oates)

 

Owner of a Lonely Heart (Yes)

 

Don’t Stop (Fleetwood Mac)

 

Only You (Yaz)

 

Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now (Starship)

 

Your Kiss Is On My List (Hall & Oates)

 

Chantilly Lace (Big Bopper)

 

Keep on Loving You (REO Speedwagon)

 

Heading For the Light (The Traveling Wilburys)

 

Wait For Me (Hall & Oates)

Kyrie

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Kyrie eleison is Greek and translates as “Lord, have mercy,” readers. This is one of the very few Greek phrases I know – let alone pronounce – and I cannot tell you how much I love these words.

This is one of the reasons why I love Mister Mister’s song “Kyire.” The words Kyrie eleison are a part of the song’s refrain, and the uplifting verses and music still make me happy no matter how many times I hear this song. Hopefully, this little melody will do the same for you.

Happy Easter!

The Mithril Guardian

 

Kyrie (Mister, Mister)

Sing a Spell

I am not a musical person. I could not play an instrument to save my life – which may be the reason why I enjoy listening to music so much. There are several songs I can pick out by the introductory notes. Although it may take me a while to recall the name of the song, I will recognize it on some level and be able to start singing it – sometimes long after the song is over.

For your aural pleasure, readers, stop and enjoy some of the music below. Maybe you’ll be able to sing these songs later on, too. 😉

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Diamond Girl (Seals and Crofts)

Maneater (Hall & Oats)

I’ve Got Two Tickets to Paradise (Eddie Money)

The Little Drummer Boy (Huey Lewis)

Witchy Woman (The Eagles)

Learning to Fly (Tom Petty)

Ain’t No Sunshine (Bill Withers)

Where the Streets Have No Name (Pet Shop Boys)

It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me (Billy Joel)

Pop Goes the World (Men Without Hats)

Private Eyes (Hall & Oates)

Fun, Fun, Fun (The Beach Boys)

Who Can It Be Now? (Men At Work)

I Ran So Far Away (Flock of Seagulls)

God Only Knows (The Beach Boys)

Have Yourself a Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

Wow, is it the Christmas season already? Yeow, does time fly! It seems like I was just putting up Christmas posts a few months ago. Whew….

Anyway, readers, here is some more Mannheim Steamroller cheer for you this Christmas. Hope you like them!

The Mithril Guardian

 

Los Peces en El Rio

Gagliarda

Fum, Fum, Fum

The Holly and the Ivy

Silent Night

Good King Wenceslas

Veni, Veni, Emmanuel

Kling, Glockchen

Jingle Bells

The Songs from Disney’s Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins was one of my favorite Disney films while I was growing up. I still love it, perhaps more now than I did when I was young. Saving Mr. Banks probably has something to do with that. 😉

It is Saving Mr. Banks and the Disney franchise’s reboots of Sleeping Beauty and Beauty and the Beast that make me wary of the new Mary Poppins film scheduled to come out next year. I am a big believer in the phrase, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” The original Mary Poppins might be old, but it is NOT broken. I am not sure I see the sense in making a new film about Mary Poppins – other than the crass, corporate urge to make money off of everything that has sold before, rather than on what could be created now.

However, you came here to listen to music, not to read me carp about the stupefied imagination of most of Disney’s hierarchy. So let the music play, readers!

The Mithril Guardian

 

One Man Band

 

Just A Spoonful of Sugar (Helps the Medicine Go Down)

 

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

 

I Love to Laugh

 

Feed the Birds (Tuppence a Bag)

 

Step In Time

 

Let’s Go Fly a Kite!