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GSOTD (Genre Songs Of The Day) (Clean Only)

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Pop: Foolish Games by Jewel."Foolish Games"/"You Were Meant for Me" ranked at number 15 on Billboard's All-Time Top 100 and held the record in the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest chart run of a single for "Foolish Games"/"You Were Meant for Me", which charted for 65 weeks. (Side note). This is my favorite overall song, as well as the artist. 

Easy Listening: Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers.   The repertoire included some of the Righteous Brothers' best-known songs, such as "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'," "Soul & Inspiration," "Unchained Melody", but also the later "Rock and Roll Heaven", as well as Bill Medley's "The Time of My Life".

Country: Making Believe by Emmylou Harris.   Emmylou Harris is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. She has released dozens of albums and singles throughout her career and has won 14 Grammys, the Polar Music Prize, and numerous other honors, including induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 2018 she was presented with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Christian/ Christian Contemporary: How Can It Be by Lauren Daigle.   Lauren Ashley Daigle was born on September 9, 1991. Daigle grew up in Lafayette, Louisiana in an environment of zydeco, Cajun, and blues music.

Rock/ Rock-n-Roll: She Talks To Angels by The Black Crowes.   This is regarded by many as The Black Crowes' best and most well-known song. It hit number one on the US Album Rock Tracks chart and number 70 on the UK Singles Chart in 1991. The eighth track on The Black Crowes ‘ 1990 album Shake Your Money Maker and one of the singles from the album.


download (11).jfif Genre Songs Of The Day (GSOTD)    Updated as of 12/22/23.

Take care and stay safe. 

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@AlyssaPandora  nice choices for GSOTD. I do have the song Eternal Sunshine, and if I'm not mistaken I got it from you from a playlist. Although I am not 100% sure. You have a great Friday, and also have a great weekend. You take care and stay safe. 


GSOTD for today: 

Vocal Music: Distant Dreamer by Duffy.  Aimee Anne Duffy, known by her surname, is a Welsh singer, songwriter and actress. Her debut album, Rockferry, released in 2008, became the best-selling album in the United Kingdom that year and led to worldwide attention. It spawned the successful single "Mercy". In 2009, Duffy received the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album for Rockferry, one of three nominations, and won three out of four Brit Awards nominations, for British Breakthrough, Best British Female and Best British Album. In 2010, she made her acting debut in the film Patagonia and released her second studio album Endlessly to moderate success.

Classic Rock: Up Around The Bend by Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR)   Creedence Clearwater Revival, also referred to as Creedence and CCR, was an American rock band which recorded and performed from 1968 to 1972. The band initially consisted of lead vocalist, lead guitarist, and primary songwriter John Fogerty; his brother, rhythm guitarist Tom Fogerty; bassist Stu Cook; and drummer Doug Clifford. These members had played together since 1959, first as the Blue Velvets and later as the Golliwogs.

New Age: Return To Innocence by Enigma.   "Return to Innocence" is a song by German musical group Enigma. It was released on 4 January 1994 as the lead single from their second album, The Cross of Changes.
It became the project's most successful international single after "Sadness (Part I)", reaching number one in over 10 countries (including Ireland, Norway, Sweden and Zimbabwe), number three on the UK Singles Chart, and the top five in several countries, including Canada, Germany and New Zealand.

Pop: Breathe (2am) by Anna Nalick.   Anna Christine Nalick is an American singer-songwriter. Her debut album, Wreck of the Day, featuring her first radio hit, "Breathe", was released on April 19, 2005. Nalick left her label under Sony in 2009 after a falling-out surrounding the release of her second album. Nalick's second album, Broken Doll & Odds & Ends, was released on June 5, 2011. On October 19, 2017, Nalick released her third full-length album, At Now. Nalick's fourth album, The Blackest Crow, was released December 6, 2019.

Gospel: From This One Place by Sarah Groves.    Groves has been nominated for three Dove Awards including New Artist of the Year in 2002 and Special Event Album of the Year 2003 by the Gospel Music Association. She was named one of the best Christian music artists of 2005 and the album, Add to the Beauty, was named Album of the Year for 2005 by CCM Magazine.

That is my GSOTD choices. Enjoy the tunes. Until tomorrow, take care and stay safe. 


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🎧Friday's GSOTD:

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R&B with Disco Influences: Smile by Leven Kali

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Neo-Soul: Slowly Surely by Jill Scott

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Electronic with Folk Influences: The Wheel by SOHN

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Pop: cardigan by Taylor Swift

@MOHLovesAlaska Breathe (2am)  - this song brings back many memories.

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@AlyssaPandora  The song Smile was a good tune.  I also liked Slowly Surely by Jill Scott, Taylor Swifts, Cardigan was a good tune as well. Although I must admit, I have never been a fan of hers. Great tunes, great choices. Take care and stay safe.  


GSOTD for today:

Pop: Bound To You by Christina Aguilera.   

Burlesque: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the soundtrack album to the film of the same name, released by Screen Gems, Inc and RCA Records on November 19, 2010. The soundtrack consists of ten songs sung by the film's stars, American singers Christina Aguilera and Cher; Aguilera sung eight of the tracks, while Cher performed the remaining two. The album is inspired by jazz music style, in style with Aguilera's fifth studio album Back to Basics, but contrasting to her then-recent release Bionic, which was recorded concurrently with Burlesque. Burlesque served as Cher's first album since the release of Living Proof nine years earlier.

Singing: Somebody To Love by Valerie June.

Somebody to Love is a musical recording by Valerie June. 

Easy Listening: Drive by The Cars.   

The Cars were an American rock band formed in Boston in 1976. Emerging from the new wave scene in the late 1970s, the line-up consisted of singer, rhythm guitarist and songwriter Ric Ocasek, bassist and singer Benjamin Orr, lead guitarist Elliot Easton, keyboardist Greg Hawkes and drummer David Robinson. In 1984 The Cars won The MTV Video Music Award. 

Country: Everything Reminds Me Of You by Jewel. 

Jewel Kilcher (born May 23, 1974) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, producer, actress, author, and poet. She has received four Grammy Award nominations and, as of 2015, has sold over 30 million albums worldwide.. Jewel was raised in Homer, Alaska, where she grew up singing and yodeling as a duo with her father, a local musician. 

Gospel/Christian: Ogewu Otuka by Minster G Prince.  Very, very little is spoken about the voice behind this beautiful song. I collected this song sometime ago from another Pandora Post. The one who posted this song was pretty excited about it. So I gave it a listen. I must say, it truly is a beautiful song. Why don't you give it a listen too!! You may like it. 

That is GSOTD for today. Have a great day, as well as a great weekend. Until tomorrow, take care and stay safe. Oh, and I almost forgot to mention....enjoy the tunes.  

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GSOTD for today: 

Rock: Just Breathe by Pearl Jam.

Pearl Jam outsold many of its contemporary alternative rock bands from the early 1990s, and is considered one of the most influential bands of the decade, being dubbed as the "the most popular American rock & roll band of the '90s". Pearl Jam has won a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance, Grammy Award for Album of the Year, MTV Video Award for Music Video of the Year . Pearl Jam also has won 8 other Awards. 

Indie Rock: Maps by Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

According to an interview that aired during ABC's Live from Central Park Summer Stage series, the band's name was taken from modern New York City vernacular. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs have won NME Award Philip Hall Radar Award, Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album. 

Soul: No One by Alicia Keys.

Alicia Augello Cook, known professionally as Alicia Keys, is an American singer-songwriter. A classically-trained pianist, Keys began composing songs by age 12 and was signed at 15 years old by Columbia Records. VH1 have listed Keys in their "100 Greatest Artists of All Time", 14th on "100 Greatest Women", and 33rd on "50 Greatest Women of the Video Era" lists. Considered a music icon, Keys was placed at number 27 on  "Billboard's" 35 Greatest R&B Artists of All Time" list in 2015. The BET Honors, honored Keys for her contributions to music with the Entertainment Award in 2008. In 2009,  ASCAP honored Keys with its Golden Note Award, presented "to songwriters, composers, and artists who have achieved extraordinary career milestones. She is also a 15 time Grammy Award winner. So much more could be said about her extraordinary career.

Bluegrass: Down To The River To Pray by Alison Krauss. 

Union Station is an American bluegrass and country band associated with singer Alison Krauss. Awards are CMA Award for Single of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album. 

These are GSOTD for today. Enjoy the tunes. Until tomorrow, take care and stay safe.   



Here are GSOTD for today, enjoy the tunes.

Indie Rock: 1234 by Feist."1234" is a song from Feist's third studio album, The Reminder. The song was co-written by Feist and Sally Seltmann, an Australian singer-songwriter who also recorded under the stage name New Buffalo. It remains Feist's biggest hit single in the US to date, and her only song to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 and UK Top 40.

Rock: You're Beautiful by James Blunt. James Hillier Blount, better known as James Blunt, is an English singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. A former reconnaissance officer in the Life Guards regiment of the British Army, he served under NATO during the 1999 Kosovo War. After separating from the military, he rose to fame in 2004 with the release of his debut album Back to Bedlam, achieving worldwide fame with the singles "You're Beautiful" and "Goodbye My Lover".

Celtic Music:  The Gates Of Istanbul by Loreena McKennitt.

Loreena Isabel Irene McKennitt, CM OM CD is a Canadian composer, harpist, accordionist, and pianist who writes, records and performs world music with Celtic and Middle Eastern themes. McKennitt is known for her refined and clear dramatic soprano vocals. She has sold more than 14 million records worldwide.

Country: High Sierra by Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton & Linda Ronstadt.   

Longtime friends and admirers of one another, Parton, Ronstadt and Harris first attempted to record an album together in the mid-1970s, but scheduling conflicts and other difficulties (including the fact that the three women all recorded for different record labels) prevented its release. Finally a collaboration effort went to full fruition, being produced by George Massenburg. Their album has sold over 4 million worldwide.  

Gospel/Christian Contemporary: Where You Are by Passion.

After a decade-long stint growing a popular student ministry at Baylor University in Texas, Louie Giglio and his wife Shelley moved to Atlanta in 1995 and started the Passion conferences, a national collegiate ministry that used live worship music and teaching to encourage young people to live for the glory of God. 

Enjoy GSOTD for today, until tomorrow, take care and stay safe.   



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Monday's SOTD: 

R&B: Gonna Love Me by Teyana Taylor

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Soulful Jazz / Adult Contemporary: The Sweetest Taboo by Sade

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Indie Electronic: Day at the Museum by Geoffroy

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Pop with Folk Influences: Lost Without You by Freya Ridings



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@AlyssaPandora what a beautiful selection of songs. The melodies, the soft tunes. I have "Sweetest Taboo" by Sade in my collection already, I added "Lost Without You" by Freya Ridings. I never heard the song before until now. It is beautiful, I added it to my personal playlist, my reading playlist, and to my all women's playlist. Thanks for your choices of SOTHD. Have a great day, take care and stay safe. 


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@MOHLovesAlaska Thanks so much! It's very rainy and cold where I live today so I decided to go with some smooth tunes. Checking out your selections as well! 🎶

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My choices for GSOTD for today. Enjoy the tunes.

Pop: Heart And Soul by T'pau.

T'Pau are an English rock group formed in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, led by singer Carol Decker. They had a string of Top 40 hits in the UK during the late 1980s and early 1990s, most notably "China in Your Hand", "Heart and Soul" and "Valentine", and several hits in Europe, before disbanding in 1992. Decker still performs under the name T'Pau at solo shows and 1980s nostalgia concerts, and in 2013 she reunited with original band member and co-songwriter Ronnie Rogers for a 25th-anniversary UK tour.

Alternative Rock: Bitter Sweet Symphony by The Verve.

"Bitter Sweet Symphony" is a song by English alternative rock band The Verve. It is the lead track on their third studio album, Urban Hymns (1997). It is based on a sample it uses from the Andrew Loog Oldham orchestral cover of the Rolling Stones' song "The Last Time", and involved some legal controversy surrounding a plagiarism charge. As a result, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were added to the songwriting credits, and all royalties from the song went to former Rolling Stones manager Allen Klein.

Pop/Folk: Lost Without You by Freya Ridings.

Freya Ridings is an English singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Ridings rose to prominence in 2017 with her ballad, "Lost Without You", which became a top ten hit on the UK Singles Chart. She followed this with the release of her debut extended play, You Mean the World to Me. Her self-titled debut album was supported by the single "Castles", which would become her international breakthrough. (Side note) This song was posted yesterday by AlyssaPandora for her GSOTD choices, but I liked it so much I am posting it for my GSOTD, get over it!! It is a beautiful song and worthy of a repeat. 

R&B/Soul: I Tried by Ruby Amanfu.

Ruby Amanfu is a Ghana-born, Nashville-based recording artist and Grammy, Soul Train nominated songwriter. In 2020, Amanfu was nominated for the Grammy Award for Song of the Year for co-writing "Hard Place" by H.E.R.. Amanfu has released seven studio albums and multiple singles. She is well known for being one half of the duo Sam & Ruby, whose album was named Associated Press Album of the Year in 2009.

Pop/Rap/Hip Hop: Good Vibrations by Boho Dancer. 

May 20, 2014 · Pistols also juggles time signatures and quiet-loud dynamics while the last of the additions, Good Vibrations (not the Beach Boys classic), is built around a drone with Wenøe’s delivery all witchy and conspiratorial as she sings about “growing in your arms” and being “the honey in your skin”.

Symphony: A Thousand Miles by Josh Vietti.

Josh Vietti is an American violinist and composer from Los Angeles, California. On December 27, 2012, Vietti was named one of Los Angeles' Best Breakout Music Acts of 2012 by CBS Los Angeles for his unique talent and contributions to music education. Although generally billed as a hip-hop violinist, Vietti also incorporates country, gospel, pop, jazz and classical music styles into his repertoire.

These are my choices for GSOTD for today. Until tomorrow, take care and stay safe.  


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Tuesday's GSOTD:

Acoustic Rock: Way Down We Go by KALEO

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Electronic: Rebound by (Feat. Elkka) (Twice As Nice Remix)

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Rap: Too Much by Drake (featuring Sampha) (Explicit)

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R&B with Reggae Influences: All Night by Beyoncé

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@MOHLovesAlaska As far as Freya Ridings, I just discovered her music recently. Definitely worthy of a repeat! I really love the album - songs I like are "Blackout" "Lost Without You" and "You Mean the World To Me". You can check out  her full album here.

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@AlyssaPandora great tunes, I added "Way Down We Go" to my personal playlist, my Thumbs Up playlist, as well as my Work playlist. I also liked "All Night" by Beyoncé. As you probably already knew, Drake was a no go, even though I did give it an ear. Thanks for posting AlyssaPandora. Have a great day, take care and stay safe.  


GSOTD for today, enjoy the tunes. 

Electropop: Royals by Lorde.

Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor, known professionally as Lorde, is a New Zealand singer and songwriter. Taking inspiration from aristocracy for her stage name, she is known for employing unconventional musical styles and introspective songwriting. Lorde's music is primarily electropop and contains elements of subgenres such as dream pop and indie-electro.

Pop: Only Human by Delta Goodrem.

Delta Lea Goodrem is an Australian singer, songwriter, and actress. Goodrem signed to Sony Music at the age of 15. Her debut album, Innocent Eyes, topped the ARIA Albums Chart for 29 consecutive weeks. It is one of the highest-selling Australian albums of all time, with over four million copies sold.

Rock: Clocks by Coldplay. 

Coldplay are a British rock band formed in London in 1996. Vocalist and pianist Chris Martin, guitarist Jonny Buckland, bassist Guy Berryman, and drummer Will Champion met at University College London and began playing music together from 1996 to 1998, first calling themselves Pectoralz and then Starfish before finally changing their name to Coldplay. The band's creative director and former manager Phil Harvey is often referred to as the fifth member by the band.

Alternative Rock: Mary Jane by Alanis Morissette.

Alanis Nadine Morissette is a Canadian-American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. Known for her emotive mezzo-soprano voice, Morissette began her career in Canada in the early 1990s with two mildly successful dance-pop albums. Afterward, as part of a recording deal, she moved to Holmby Hills, Los Angeles. In 1995, she released Jagged Little Pill, a more rock-oriented album which sold more than 33 million copies globally and is her most critically acclaimed work to date. Her follow-up album, Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, was released in 1998.

Country: Perfectly Clear by Jewel.

Perfectly Clear is the sixth studio album recorded by American singer Jewel. Her first album of country music, it was released on Valory Records (an imprint of Big Machine Records) on June 3, 2008 (see 2008 in country music). 

Until tomorrow, take care and stay safe.   


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Happy Wednesday! Hope everyone is having a nice one.

Here are my choices for the GSOTD:

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R&B: I Want You Around by Snoh Aalegra (Explicit)

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Electropop: Drive by Oh Wonder 

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Folk with Electronic Influences: Settle by Vera Blue


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Soul with Rockabilly Revival Style: Paris Nights / New York Mornings by Corrine Bailey Rae

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@AlyssaPandora some great tunes for your GSOTD, I added your first choice to my All Women's playlist. Thanks for sharing as well as posting. Take care and stay safe.  



Late to the party, but here's my picks for the day!

R&BHold On (Single) by H.E.R.

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Pop/Hip-Hop (not really sure what this falls under but I like it 😌😞 Mood (feat. iann dior) by 24KGoldn

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ElectronicWake Me Up by Avicii

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Thanks for sharing your tunes, @HausOfKIWI! Love your choices for today.

Feel free to join the party at any time. 🎉

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@HausOfKIWI  it is never too late. Thanks for posting your GSOTD (genre songs of the day) just in case you were puzzled about the abbreviations. I do hope to see more of your choices for GSOTD. I will give each song a listen to. Take care and stay safe.  


My GSOTD for today is going to be only one song. That one song was written based on true events that happened in World War 1. I will share the story word for word as it was written by the Great Grandson who wrote the song, as well as the story. This song has been in movie films, and played by some of the most famous Bagpipers, as well as well known Celtic music artists. 

I do hope all who read this will give the song a listen to. 

"The Story Of SGT. MacKenzie"                                                                                                                 

Charles Stuart MacKenzie was a sergeant in the Seaforth Highlanders. He went to fight in France during World War One and was shot in the shoulder, the military sent him home to Scotland for treatment, where the surgeon wanted to amputate his arm. He immediately refused, stating that he had to get back to his men. During his time in the hospital he was asked what was it like to kill "the hun" (as the Germans were called then). He replied what a waste of a fine body of men. On the steps of the hospital, the last picture of him was taken in his uniform. This picture hung in his home above the fireplace. On his return to battle, he and his men were engaged in fixed bayonet combat. To the best of my knowledge, and taken from reports of the returning soldiers, one of his close friends fell, badly wounded. Charles stood his ground and fought until his was overcome and died from bayonet wounds. On that day, my Great Grandmother and my Grandmother were sitting at the fireplace when the picture of my Great Grandfather fell from the wall. My Great Grandmother looked, and said to my Grandmother "oh, my Bonnie, Charles is dead." Sure enough a few days passed, then the local policeman brought the news that SGT. Charles Stuart MacKenzie had been killed in action.            This same picture now hangs above my fireplace. A few years back my wife Christine died of cancer, and in my grief I looked at his picture to ask what gave him the strength to go on. It was then, in my mind, that I saw him lying on the field and wondered what was his final thoughts were. It was then, the words and music just appeared in my head. I believe the men and women like yourself who are prepared to stand their ground for their family, their friends, and for their country; deserve to be remembered, respected, and honored. SGT MacKenzie, is my very small tribute to them. The rest as they say is history! 

Joe Kilna MacKenzie Great Grandson of Charles Stuart MacKenzie. 

Enjoy my GSOTD choice:

A Lament: Final Battle/SGT MacKenzie by Joseph Kilna MacKenzie.   

P.S This is not the original version. Pandora does not have it to offer. The original version is the best by far.  I found these lyrics on-line. They are the original as well as the translated English version. 

   Original Scottish Version
Lay me doon in the caul caul groon
Whaur afore monie mair huv gaun
Lay me doon in the caul caul groon
Whaur afore monie mair huv gaun

When they come a wull staun ma groon
Staun ma groon al nae be afraid

Thoughts awe hame tak awa ma fear
Sweat an bluid hide ma veil awe tears

Ains a year say a prayer faur me
Close yir een an remember me

Nair mair shall a see the sun
For a fell tae a Germans gun

Lay me doon in the caul caul groon
Whaur afore monie mair huv gaun

Whaur afore monie mair huv gaun

Whaur afore monie mair huv gaun

English Translation
Lay me down in the cold cold ground
Where before many more have gone
Lay me down in the cold cold ground
Where before many more have gone

When they come I will stand my ground
Stand my ground Ill not be afraid

Thoughts of home take away my fear
Sweat and blood hide my veil of tears

Once a year say a prayer for me
Close your eyes and remember me

Never more shall I see the sun
For I fell to a Germans gun