I Write The Songs #46

Paul Simon

Main Theme: “One-story” tellers across borders Coat of Many Colours, Dolly Parton, USA – 7 seconds, Youssou N’dour/Neneh Cherry (N’Dour/Cherry/McVey/Sharp), Senegal/Sweden, 1994 Neneh Cherry revealed that “7 Seconds” tells about first seven seconds in the life of a newborn, arguably unaware of problems in the world. ” Neneh Cherry Online – Biography”. Retrieved 12 Jul 2009. The song appeared on N’Dour’s album The Guide (Wommat) and Neneh Cherry’s album Man as well as on the soundtrack of the 1998 … Read on…

I Write The Songs #43

Burt Bacharach

Special Burt Bacharach and Brazil World cup 2014 Dream a little dream of me, Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong (music: Fabian Andre and Wilbur Schwandt; lyrics by Gus Kahn cover), from c.1931 Somethin’ stupid, Robbie Williams & Nicole Kidman (written by C. Carson Parks and best known in the hit version by Frank Sinatra and daughter Nancy Sinatra) These are the days, Jamie Cullum (Ben Cullum), 2003, England Extraordinary Machine, Fiona Apple Royals, Lorde, 2013, New Zealand … Read on…

I Write The Songs #39

Crossroads, Tracy Chapman, 4.11, 1989 Grace, Jeff Buckley, 5.21, 1994 No more I love yous, Annie Lennox, 4.49, 1995, Scotland Ashes, Ben Harper, 3.51 Still, Macy Gray, 4.13, 1999, USA I need a dollar, Aloe Blacc, 4.03, 2011, USA Somewhere only we know, Lily Allen Everybody’s changing, Keane Beautiful that way, Noa, Israel Complainte de la butte Rufus Wainwright, Canada Confusion, The Zutons, England Feel it all, KT Tunstall, 3.46, 2013 Carolina on my mind, James Taylor, … Read on…

I Write The Songs #35

Karine Polwart - Comissioned Image take by Eamonn McGoldrick Tel: 07810 482491

Sorry, Karine Polwart Confusion, The Zutons, 2004 one of us, joan osborne ( Eric Bazilian’s cover; from the hooters) Everybody’s changing – keane (written by Tim Rice-Oxley, Tom Chaplin, Richard Hughes) once covered by Lily Allen, 2004 Bridges, Krista Detor, 2014 Creep, radiohead Your love is king, Sade Talk to me, Babyface and Eric Clapton, 1996 Picking up the pieces, Paloma Faith , 2012 walk us uptown, elvis costello and the roots Ironic, alanis morrissette, … Read on…

I Write The Songs #17

______, The Cranberries (O’Riordan Dolores), 2.58, 1994 Bridge Over Troubled Water, Simon and Garfunkel, 4.51, 1970, USA A Whiter Shade Of Pale, Annie Lennox Back To The River, Lily & Madeleine, 2013, USA Besame Mucho Desafindo, Astrud Gilberto & George Michael, 3.17 Save Tonight, Eagle-Eye Cherry, 3.56, 1998, Sweden Who’d Have Known, Lily Allen, 3.56, England Patience, Take That, 3.19, 2006, England Il Lila, Alessandro/Andrea Belli and Franco Meliopaoli, France/Italy ____, ____ ____, x.xx, xxxx, … Read on…

I Write The Songs #15

Talking About The Revolution, Tracy Chapman, 2.56, 1988, USA Umbrella, Manic Street Preachers, 3.28, 2008 UK Billie Jean, The Civil Wars (Michael Jackson cover), 4.09, 2012, USA The Black Rider, Tom Waits, 3.21, 1993, USA Sorry, Karine Polwart, 4.22, 2008, UK Crippled Inside, John Lennon, 3.47, 1971, UK — Chasing Cars (live), Natasha Bedingfield, 4.13, 2007, UK Zucchero, songwriter of the week – Il Volo, Zucchero, 5.28, 2004, Italy – Senza Una Donna, Zucchero and … Read on…

I Write The Songs #14

Feel It All, KT Tunstall, 3.49, 2013, Scotland Confusion, Zutons, 3.31, 2013, UK Handbags & Gladrags, Stereophonics, 4.39, 2001, UK Foundations, Kate Nash, 3.43, 2007, UK Every Single Night, Fiona Apple, 3.33, 2012, USA Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime, The Korgis, 4.24, 1980, UK Babooshka, Kate Bush, 3.28, 1980, UK You’re Lost Little Girl, The Doors, 3.03, 1967, USA Clown, Emeli Sand&eacute, 3.38, 2012, UK Temps Boy, Daara J Family, 3.39, 2010, Senegal Hey Jude, … Read on…