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 #44

Play dead, Bjork, Iceland Save tonight, Eagle Eye Cherry, 3.56, Sweden Full steam ahead, David Gray and Annie Lennox, England All fall down, Ultravox, 1986, UK Who will save your soul, Jewel, USA Everybody’s changing, Keane, England The sweetest thing, Lauryn Hill, Jamaica You give me something, James Morrisson, 3.35 Underneath your clothes, Shakira, Columbia The girl from Ipanema, Frank Sinatra, USA Sleep like breathing, Alison Moyet (featuring David Freeman), 4.20, 1987 Eyes wide open, … Read on…

I Write The Songs #42

Main theme: Guitars Bye, Bye Baby, Janis Joplin a song written by Powell St. John, interpreted by Big Brother and the Holding Company on their first album, featuring Janis Joplin) 1966 – Angel, Jimi Hendrix – This garden, Jo Bywater, 2013, England – Wind cries Mary, Jimi Hendrix, 3.21, 1967, USA – You know, Laura Marling, 2013 – Streets of Philadelphia, Bruce Springsteen, USA Against All Odds, Phil Collins, England – Elderflower Fall, Pitch Feather, … Read on…

Re-introducing Bob Marley

Bob Marley

If the music of Bob Marley has the immediate hook of a greatly crafted melody, the lyrics clarify themselves truly only to the awoken mind. No matter how much you think you understand their depth and how the reggae rythmic (especially when acoustically sparse) cleverly carries it, you will only discover them through experience and it takes you back to that chorus… No one but yourself can free your mind. All that Marley’s music does is … Read on…

I Write The Songs #33

Angel, Sarah McLachlan, 04.27, 2002, Canada Sweet Baby James, James Taylor, 2.50, 1970, USA Easy, Sheryl Crowe, 3.37, 2014, USA Islands in the stream, Dolly Parton & Kenny Rodgers, 4.08, USA The bottle that pours the wine, David Ball, 4,21, USA Don’t know why, Norah Jones, 3.05, 2002, USA Play dead, Bjork (feat David Arnold) (Jah Wobble, Björk David Arnold), 3.35, 1993, Iceland A Murder of One, Counting Crows, 5.44 Sleep like breathing, Alison Moyet … Read on…

I Write The Songs #19

Willow, Joan Armatrading, 4.47, xxxx, x Planet Telex, Radiohead, x.xx, xxxx, x Eye In The Sky, Noa (cover), x.xx, xxxx, Israel/UK Chemical World, Blur, x.xx, xxxx, x Littlest Things, Lily Allen, x.xx, xxxx, UK x, x, x.xx, xxxx, x As, Stevie Wonder, 3.27, 1976, USA My Kind Of Love, Emile Sande, 3.16, 2012, Scotland Redemption Song, Richard Bona (Bob Marley cover), 4.53, xxxx, Cameroon/Jamaica Everybody Hurts (unplugged), The Corrs (cover), 5.15, 1993, x The River, … Read on…

I Write The Songs #16

Theme: The many faces of love Love Is A Losing Game, Amy Whinehouse, 2.35, 2007, UK Lilac Wine, Jeff Buckley, 4.32, 1994, USA Never Is A Promise, Fiona Apple, 5.54, 1996, USA Love Is Like A Butterfly, Dolly Parton, 2.20, 1974, USA L’amoureuse, Carla Bruni, 3.04, 2008, France/Italy Mad About You, Sting, 3.53, 1991, UK Music Box, Mariah Carey, 4.58, 1993, USA Back To The River, Lily & Madeleine, 3.55, 2013, USA Orinoco Flow, Enya, … Read on…

#I Write The Songs 11

Suzanne Vega

Luka, Suzanne Vega, 3.51, 1997, USA x,The Zutons, Who Killed…… The Zutons, 3.31, 2004, UK Waiting To Reach You, Travis, 3.41, 1999, UK New Soul, Yael Naim and David Donatien, 3.44, 2008, France Linger, The Cranberries, 4.34, 1994, Republic of Ireland Coat Of Many Colors, Dolly Parton, 3.02, 1971, USA Turn The Light Down Low, Bob Marley feat. Lauryn Hill, 3.39, 1977, Jamaica, USA Layla, Eric Clapton, 4.47, 1970, UK Love Is A Losing Game, … Read on…