Great Love Songs #15 to #21 for February Facebook Meme

In late January, I proposed a Facebook meme to share a love song a day for February that contains Valentine’s Day.

Here are the first seven songs and the second seven songs I had shared.

Below is the third set of seven great love songs I shared, with some short commentary for each.

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Songs and Feelings Facebook Note

facebook notes for thinkersCopy the text between the dotted line as your note in Facebook, MySpace or other places. Put each of your answer on the line just below each emotion.

To make this an English as a Second / Foreign Language exercise, assign the note with some degree of explanation for each answer, whether a sentence, short paragraph or presentation.

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Songs are often associated with feelings.

List a song (or piece of music without lyrics) and performer/composer that you associate with each of these feelings. Challenge yourself to come up with an answer for each feeling. Your answers don’t have to be your ultimate choice, just a choice that is true. Trust your feelings!

So put your CAPS LOCKS key ON to accentuate your answers and let’s get going!

1. Happy

2. Sad

3. Inspired

4. Majestic

5. Romantic

6. Sexy

7. Pumped

8. Thankful

9. Peaceful

10. Stressed

11. Lonely

12. Empowered

13. Nostalgic

14. Divine

15. Giddy

What do I think of my choices?

Please tag some friends to encourage them to try this note as well, and please include me because I would like to know the songs you associate with these feelings.

For more introspective Facebook notes like this, please see https://digitalcitizen.ca/facebook-notes/
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Can you sort out all those feelings? This might be a tough one to put on a lot of the guys! I’m a big music lover and have a wide range of emotions so I created this note. I hope you will like it, too.

Here are my answers, with links to videos that’s just an extra I’m putting for my blog post.

Happy


I’m Walking on Sunshine – Katrina and the Waves

Sad


Send in the Clowns – from the musical A Little Night Music
(Glenn Close singing)

Inspired


Tomorrow – from the musical Annie

Majestic


O Fortuna from Carmina Burana – Carl Orff

Romantic


Earth Angel – The Penguins

Sexy


I’m Too Sexy – Right Said Fred (first one that came to mind, really)

Pumped


Bette Davis’ Eyes – Kim Carnes

Thankful


For Good – from the musical Wicked

Peaceful


Piano Sonata #14 in C, First Movement – Ludwig van Beethoven
(nobody plays it like Claudio Arrau in this video link, either!)

Stressed


Flight of the Bumblebee – Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Lonely


Somebody to Love – Queen

Empowered


Wir setzen uns mit Tränen nieder – Johann Sebastian Bach

Nostalgic


Memory – from the musical Cats
(sung by Elaine Page, Susan Boyle’s idol)

Divine


Lacrymosa, from Requiem K626 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (and whoever finished it)

Giddy

(Doris Day and Robert Goulet singing)

What do I think of my choices?

Pretty much reflects my current music base and diverse interest in older Western music.

Doris Day Sings “A Wonderful Guy” with the Original Lyrics

Doris Day

Doris Day

In the musical South Pacific, there is a well-known song called (I’m in Love with) A Wonderful Guy. What’s not well known, though, is that the song had a life before South Pacific, with the original lyrics.

So what? You’re saying. And quite frankly, I have to agree. So what?

Sorry, readers, but this post’s for me, first and foremost… though there’s great music here.

I’m working on improving my singing and one of the songs I like to sing is A Wonderful Guy. I love it enough that I don’t care that I’m a guy singing the thing! Mind you, I’d bet money that one day, I’ll rewrite the lyrics to get a version I can really sing, as I’m also a songwriter.

Anyway, the best version of A Wonderful Guy I was able to find is one sung by the fabulous Doris Day. However, it was not from South Pacific. Too bad, as she would have been so perfect for it, in my opinion. Doris Day sang the original song lyrics and so for my singing practice, I went to piece it together since there was no page I could easily find with those lyrics! Imagine that! Something so well-known so well hidden on the Internet!

So because I either have something new or is just too hard to find on the Internet, I turned into a blog post. New or added value content, that’s my raison d’être to blog. I don’t think many people would be interested, but that’s OK. It’s for me to use, first and foremost, and anyone who wants to enjoy it.

Btw, my blog does not count my usage of it, in case anybody is thinking I’m pushing traffic my own way. 🙂

I expect everyone of my crowd to make fun
Of my proud protestations of faith in romance,
And they’ll say I’m naïve as a babe to believe
Every fable I hear from a person in pants.

I’ve been known to share your satirical attitude,
Thinking that love could be kept in its place.
‘Til all of a sudden that lyrical platitude
Bounced up and hit me smack in the face.
That’s how I turned out to be
The happy young woman you see.

I’m as corny as Kansas in August,
I’m as normal as blueberry pie.
No more a smart
Little girl with no heart,
I have found me a wonderful guy!

I am in a conventional dither,
With a conventional star in my eye.
And you will note
There’s a lump in my throat
When I speak of that wonderful guy!

I’m as trite and as gay
As a daisy in May,
A cliché comin’ true!
I’m bromidic and bright
As a moon-happy night
Pourin’ light on the dew!

I’m as corny as Kansas in August,
High as a flag on the Fourth of July!
If you’ll excuse an expression I use,
I’m in love, I’m in love,
I’m in love, I’m in love,
I’m in love with a wonderful guy!

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South Pacific version of italicized verse

Fearlessly I’ll face them and argue their doubts away,
Loudly I’ll sing about flowers in spring,
Flatly I’ll stand on my little flat feet and say
Love is a grand and a beautiful thing!
I’m not ashamed to reveal
The world famous feelin’ I feel.

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