Thursday Tidbits

Posted on September 30, 2021 under Thursday Tidbits with 3 comments


Dust off those old vinyls

(Photo credit: Shelley Carroll)

Warning: This post is guaranteed to give you an earworm. If you don’t know what an earworm is, you’ll know by the end of the day when you start humming some of these tunes repeatedly.

What is your absolute favourite song of all time? That’s a tough one. I happen to love music from many eras and many genres but, as a child of the 60s, my bias is obvious. I can’t remember a day in my life when I didn’t listen to music. Even when I’m not actively listening to the radio or Youtube, I always seem to have a tune rattling around my brain.

I was having supper with friends the other evening and California Dreamin’ was playing in the background. It may not be my all- time favorite song, but it is certainly on the list. “All the leaves are brown, and the sky is gray.” When I got home, I started to scratch out a list of some other notables that formed the soundtrack of my teenage years and my early 20s. Here are a few more that you might remember. Maybe you can share a memory of one of these songs or one of your favs.

How many of these do you know?

“When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me…” Let it Be – The Beatles.

“Well I’m a runnin down the road trying to loosen my load…” Take it Easy – The Eagles

“R.E.S.P.E.C.T…”  Respect. Aretha Franklin

“You, who are on the road, must have a code, that you can live by…” Teach Your Children – CSNY

“We skipped the light fandango, turned cartwheels cross the floor…” Whiter Shade of Pale – Procol Harum

“Those schoolgirl days, of telling tales and biting nails are gone…” To Sir With Love – Lulu

“I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution, take a bow for the new revolution…” Won’t Get Fooled Again – The Who

“When you’re weary, feeling small…” Bridge Over Troubled Waters – Simon and Garfunkel

“Rows and flows of Angel hair, and ice cream castles in the air…” Both Sides Now – Judy Collins

“Almost heaven, West Virginia…” Country Roads – John Denver

“I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain…” Fire and Rain – James Taylor

“Stayed in bed all mornin’ just to pass the time, there’s something wrong here, there can be no denyin’…” It’s Too Late – Carole King

“Left a good job in the city, workin for the man every night and day…” Proud Mary – Creedence Clearwater Revival

“Hey, have you ever tried, really reaching out for the other side…” Make it With You – Bread

“Strumming my pain with his fingers, singing my life with his words…” Killing Me Softly – Roberta Flack

“Long ago, and oh so far away, I fell in love with you before the second show…” Superstar – The Carpenters

“Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter…” Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles

“I wanna live, I wanna give, I’ve been a miner for a heart of gold…” Heart of Gold – Neil Young

“Memories, light the corners of my eyes…” The Way We Were – Barbra Streisand

“Sometimes in our lives, we all have pain, we all have sorrow…” Lean on Me – Bill Withers

“Don’t you feel it growin’ day by day, people getting’ ready for the news…” Listen to the Music – The Doobie Brothers

“Nobody gonna take my car, I’m gonna race it to the ground…” Highway Star – Deep Purple

Ooh, I heard it through the grapevine, not much longer would you be mine…” I Heard it Through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye

“I pulled into Nazareth, was feelin’ about half past dead…” The Weight – The Band.

“What would you do if I sang out of tune…” With a Little Help From My Friends – Joe Cocker

My personal all- time favourite? Man, that’s really tough but I think I’ll have to go with this one:

“Remember to let her into your heart, then you can start to make it better…”

Last waltz. Parish Center. 1968.

Every guy’s dream… to get the final dance with that someone special.

“Hey Jude”

Three Beatles tunes on the list you say? I could have had 25!

Have a great weekend.

P.S. Don’t forget to send me your #1 pick!

P.P.S. As you can tell, I “mailed it in” today!!!

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