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

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Pop: Foolish Games by Jewel.   https://pandora.app.link/1hevyahfIab"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 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.    https://pandora.app.link/Dc5m2aGfIab   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.  https://pandora.app.link/gIxYpUOfIab   Emmylou Harris is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. She has released dozens of albums and singles over the course of 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 the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Christian/ Christian Contemporary: How Can It Be by Lauren Daigle.  https://pandora.app.link/NaW39ulgIab   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.  https://pandora.app.link/4UlhkOXgIab   This is regarded by many as The Black Crowes' best and 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.

 

Here is the GSOTD Playlist. download.jpg   Genre Songs Of The Day (GSOTD)  updated 10/26/2021

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Here is my selection for GSOTD. Enjoy the tunes. 

Singer Song Writer: Love Is Fire by Freya Ridings.  https://pandora.app.link/y9A2xyxuebb

Freya Ridings (born 19 April 1994) 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 (2019). Her self-titled debut album was supported by the single "Castles", which would become her international breakthrough.

Rock: Superman (It's Not Easy) by Five For Fighting.  https://pandora.app.link/WqicjY2uebb

"Superman (It's Not Easy)" (also titled as "Superman") is a song written and performed by American singer Five for Fighting. It was released in April 2001 as the second single from his second studio album America Town. Following the September 11 attacks, the song was used to honor the victims, survivors, police, and firefighters involved in the attacks.

Electro: Bone Tired by Gomez.  https://pandora.app.link/XJN9LDrvebb

Gomez are an English indie rock band from Southport, comprising Ian Ball, Paul "Blackie" Blackburn, Tom Gray, Ben Ottewell and Olly Peacock. The band has three singers and four songwriters, employing traditional and electronic instruments. Their music covers the genres blues, indie, alternative, rock, folk, psychedelic and experimental. 

Celtic Music: Kecharitomene by Loreena McKennitt.  https://pandora.app.link/SIJ3282vebb

 There is an instrumental called "Kecharitomene" and this piece of music was inspired primarily from three different directions. One of the inspirations harkens back to a book by a woman called Susan Whitfield. The book was called Life Along the Silk Road and it's a wonderful profiling of different kinds of people who travelled up and down the Silk Road, whether they were soldiers, whether they were monks, whether they were merchants. And it gives a very intimate taste of what their experience was and the different cultural expressions and permutations there was along the Silk Road at that time, how those cultural permutations expressed themselves in food or in music or in religion, even animal husbandry. And again, I'm always fascinated to look at places or roads or circumstances where cultures come together and influence each other. 

Until Tomorrow, take care and stay safe.  

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Here are my choices for GSOTD on this beautiful Sunday morning. Enjoy the tunes.

Rock -n- Roll: Love Reign O'er Me by Pete Townshend.  https://pandora.app.link/ie9MXsAyfbb 

"Love, Reign o'er Me", subtitled "Pete's Theme", is a song by English rock band The Who. Written and composed by guitarist Pete Townshend, it was released on 27 October 1973 as the second single from the band's sixth studio album and second rock opera, Quadrophenia. It is the final song on the album, and has been a concert staple for years. The song peaked at number 76 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 54 on Cash Box.

Soundtrack: Don't You (Forget Me) by Simple Minds.  https://pandora.app.link/joG0jaZyfbb" Don't You (Forget About Me) " is a 1985 pop rock song performed by Scottish rock band Simple Minds. It was written and composed by producer Keith Forsey and Steve Schiff, a guitarist and songwriter from the Nina Hagen band.

Alternative Rock: Crack The Shutters by Snow Patrol.  https://pandora.app.link/Kwg6N8bzfbb

"Crack the Shutters" is a song from alternative rock band Snow Patrol's fifth album A Hundred Million Suns. It was released as the follow-up single to "Take Back the City" on different dates in December 2008 depending on the region, and was the second single taken from the album. The lyrics were written by Gary Lightbody and the music was composed by Snow Patrol. The song was described by lyricist Lightbody as the purest love song he'd ever written.

Christian/Gospel: This Is Amazing Grace by Phil Wickham.  https://pandora.app.link/p4l3qolzfbb

"This Is Amazing Grace". (2013) "This Is Amazing Grace" is the lead single on Phil Wickham's fifth studio album The Ascension. It was released on August 6, 2013 by Fair Trade Services, and it was written by Wickham, Josh Farro and Jeremy Riddle, and produced by Pete Kipley. Billboard named it No. 1 on the Christian Airplay Songs chart for 2014.

Until tomorrow, take care and stay safe.  

 

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Good Monday morning all. Enjoy these choices for GSOTD. 

Rock: Let It Be Me by Ray LaMontagne.  https://pandora.app.link/BEgnEVR8gbb   

Ray LaMontagne (born Raymond Charles Jack LaMontagne on June 18, 1973, in Nashua, New Hampshire) is an American folk singer-songwriter currently living in western Massachusetts. In 2010 he began recording as Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs.

Hard Rock: November Rain by Guns N' Roses.  https://pandora.app.link/p1xm8o98gbb 

November Rain is a song about love, pain and fear. The opening statement clearly says that the narrator sees the love in his partner's eyes, restrained by a fear that she may be hurt. However, the love is there and the narrator feels it just as well.

Singing: GOD Gave Me Horses by Leigh Nash.  https://pandora.app.link/3uzzNFm9gbb

Leigh Nash and Matt Slocum formed Sixpence None the Richer (named for a line from the book Mere Christianity by the author C.S. Lewis) soon after and went on to record four full-length albums with the band. Their first album, released when she was just 16, was The Fatherless & the Widow. The album garnered critical acclaim and Slocum and Nash searched for new band members.

Pop: Like I'm Gonna Lose You by Jasmine Thompson.  https://pandora.app.link/NCKHgPeahbb

Jasmine Ying Thompson is an English singer and songwriter. Thompson began her career at the age of ten by filming herself singing and uploading the videos to YouTube. In 2014, she was featured on German deep house producer Robin Schulz's song "Sun Goes Down". This song charted within the top 10 in multiple countries including Australia, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. As of March 2019, her YouTube channel has over 3.3 million subscribers and over 570 million views.

Until tomorrow, take care and stay safe.  

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Good Tuesday morning all. Here are my choices for GSOTD, enjoy the tunes. 

Pop: Alive by Sia.  https://pandora.app.link/ADx31lePibb

“Alive” is the first single of Sia’s seventh studio album This Is Acting. “Alive” is the first single of Sia’s seventh studio album This Is Acting. According to Sia via Slovenian site RTV “Alive” was co-written with Adele and Tobias Jesso Jr for Adele’s third album, 25. However, it was rejected by Adele from the project.

Indie Rock: Wasting My Young Years by London Grammar.  https://pandora.app.link/VAM8wZrPibb "Wasting My Young Years " is a song by English trip hop trio London Grammar. The song was released as a digital download in the United Kingdom on 16 June 2013. The song peaked at number 31 on the UK Singles Chart .

Gospel Music: Like A Prayer by Madonna.  https://pandora.app.link/PipB1xCPibb

"Like a Prayer" is a song recorded by American singer Madonna for her fourth studio album of the same name. Sire Records released it as the album's lead single on March 3, 1989. Written and produced by Madonna and Patrick Leonard, the track heralded an artistic and personal approach to songwriting for Madonna, who believed that she needed to cater more to her adult audience. Thematically the song speaks about a passionate young girl in love with God, who becomes the only male figure in her life.

Rock/Rap: Steal My Sunshine by Len.  https://pandora.app.link/LRXJ8HQPibb

The song became a sleeper hit when radio stations began playing it in March 1999, four months before Len planned to release its album. "Steal My Sunshine" had a commercial single release in July 1999 (see 1999 in music). It received positive reviews from music critics, and its chart success has made Len a one-hit wonder.

Until tomorrow, take care and stay safe.  

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Hello all, here is my selection for GSOTD for this Wednesday. Enjoy the tunes. 

 Pop: Angel Standing By by Jewel.  https://pandora.app.link/KIi3Rq4Qkbb

"There really aren't mistakes. Be very adventurous and brave in your life. Love bravely, live bravely, be courageous--there's really nothing to lose. There's no wrong you can't make right again, so be kind to yourself. . . There are no bounds." --Jewel.  "Angel Standing By offers an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at the struggles and successes of Jewel Kilcher, who in a few short years went from living in her van near the beach in San Diego to becoming a multiplatinum recording artist and nationally best selling author. 

Country: I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston.  https://pandora.app.link/qh0KreASkbb

 Whitney Houston ‘I Will Always Love You’ #1 In 1992. Twenty-four years ago this week, Whitney’s version of “I Will Always Love You” reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song was written and originally recorded in 1973 by American singer and songwriter Dolly Parton.

Alternative Rock: Calling All Angels by Jane Siberry.  https://pandora.app.link/1rShrLkTkbb

Calling All Angels. This song is about losing faith. Or trying to find it. When all hope for the world is lost, when everything seems like it's going to hell, you search for something somewhere-any strand of hope-for things to be set right. 

Electronic Music: You Are The Reason (Duet Version)Calum Scott / Leona Lewis.  https://pandora.app.link/0ww4nVLTkbb

Best duet ever!!!! Calum Scott and Leona Lewis together their voices are incredible especially for this song. The original song is lovely but the duet is a step above. His partner's voice is so rich and strong, she elevates the song to amazing! Great Love Song! With Smooth Melody! Their voices blends perfectly. ❤

Until tomorrow, take care and stay safe.   

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My choices for GSOTD for this Thursday. Enjoy the tunes.

Classic Rock/Rock: In The Mood by Robert Plant.  https://pandora.app.link/VWjaik5ambb(1985) "In the Mood" is a song by English recording artist Robert Plant from his second solo studio album, The Principle of Moments (1983). As a popular album track it reached No. 4 on the Billboard Top Tracks chart It was later released as a single and entered the Billboard Hot 100 on November 19, 1983, peaking at No. 39 in January 1984.

Easy Listening/Rock: Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinead O'Conner.  https://pandora.app.link/HAWQxGtbmbb

Sinéad Marie Bernadette O'Connor (/ʃɪˈneɪd oʊˈkɒnər/; born 8 December 1966) is an Irish singer-songwriter who rose to fame in the late 1980s with her debut album The Lion and the Cobra. O'Connor achieved worldwide success in 1990 with a new arrangement of Prince 's song "Nothing Compares 2 U". 

Electronic Music: Elements by Lindsey Stirling.  https://pandora.app.link/GJ03B41bmbb

Lindsey Stirling (born in September, 21, 1986 in Santa Ana, California, United States) is a violinist, dancer and composer based in Utah. A former member of the rock band  Stomp on Melvin,  Stirling began releasing videos on YouTube in 2007 and in 2010 competed on "America's Got Talent". Her appearance on "America's Got Talent" gained the attention of cinematographer Devin Graham, with whom she has collaborated on several videos since 2010. Her YouTube channel has become extremely popular and has received upwards of 100 million views.

Pop: Don't by Jewel.  https://pandora.app.link/yXRigyBcmbb

Jewel Kilcher (born May 23, 1974), professionally known as Jewel, is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, actress and poet. She has received four Grammy Award nominations and has sold over 27 million albums worldwide.

Christian/Gospel: Rescue by Lauren Daigle.  https://pandora.app.link/bSgZ068embb

 “I wrote Rescue with a loved one in mind so this makes that one of the most personal songs I’ve ever been a part of. I remember getting this vision about a girl who was caught in a really desperate situation. She was running to all of these vices in order to find just an element of hope or just something to keep her in the process of this desperation. And in came walking down the hall Jesus. And instead of judging her for maybe some of the actions she had chosen that were really painful and difficult, He sat with her in the midst of it all. He didn’t try to fix her, He just was with her.” – Lauren Daigle

Until tomorrow, take care and stay safe.  

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My choices for GSOTD for this Friday.

This first song say's it is in the category of Rock genre, in my opinion, it should be Easy Listening, or Soft Rock. So that is what I am going to categorize it as. 

Easy Listening/Soft Rock: Green Arrow by Yo La Tengo.  https://pandora.app.link/jcwmo86Unbb 

Yo La Tengo is an American indie rock band formed in Hoboken, New Jersey in 1984. 

Trance: Now We Are Free by Lisa Gerrard, Gavin Greenaway, & The Lyndhurst Orchestra.  https://pandora.app.link/LLm0RICVnbb

Gladiator: Music From the Motion Picture is the original soundtrack of the 2000 film of the same name. The original score and songs were composed by Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard and were released in 2000, titled Gladiator: Music From the Motion Picture. The Lyndhurst Orchestra performing the score was conducted by Gavin Greenaway.

New Age/Celtic: Even Now by 2002.  https://pandora.app.link/TQLztjvWnbb

Pamela and Randy Copus, the duo known as 2002, have charted 10 albums on the Billboard Charts (271 weeks total). This Moment Now, won the COVR award for Best New Age Album in 2003. 2002 made the list of top new age artists in the Billboard Magazine “Year in Review” issue, December 2003.

Rock: The Maker by Daniel Lanois.  https://pandora.app.link/tOPzoqGWnbb

 Rolling Stone called Daniel Lanois “the most important record producer to emerge in the '80s” for his work with U2(The Unforgettable Fire and The Joshua Tree), Peter Gabriel (So), and Bob Dylan (Oh Mercy). Each of those albums expressed spirituality more explicitly than the artists had previously. No wonder, then, that beginning in 1989 Lanois’ own musical expressions became more spiritual. Known earlier for ambient work with Brian Eno, he has since become known for a song he wrote that year, “The Maker.” In the same vein as “Amazing Grace,” Lanois’ “Maker” draws smooth lyrics across a simple but powerful musical base. The singer laments having erred into darkness, and pauses to sigh at his choosing to be saved. The song’s smooth spirituality has fooled some to think it is an old hymnal. But even though not penned until 1989, “The Maker” has already become a classic, covered often by Willie NelsonEmmylou HarrisJerry Garcia Band, and the Dave Matthews Band. Lanois himself re-released it as part of his sound-track to the 1996 movie Sling Blade– and, a year later, recorded “Amazing Grace” for a compilation by the same name.

Until tomorrow, take care and stay safe.   

 

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Here are my choices for GSOTD this Saturday. Enjoy the tunes.

Pop: Stand By You by Rachel Platten.  https://pandora.app.link/w9kvvJhxpbb

"Stand by You" is the second single by American singer and songwriter Rachel Platten's major label debut studio album, Wildfire (2016). The song was released on September 11, 2015, by Columbia Records

Rock: Fight Song by Rachel Platten.  https://pandora.app.link/45zLz2txpbb

"Fight Song" is a song recorded by American singer and songwriter Rachel Platten, released as a single by Columbia Records on February 19, 2015.

Latin: You Sang To Me by Marc Anthony.  https://pandora.app.link/K1TnC3Expbb

"You Sang to Me" is a 2000 hit song by Marc Anthony, and was released as the third single of his first English language album Marc Anthony .

Folk: 10,000 Miles by Lily Kershaw.  https://pandora.app.link/mA3n9AQxpbb

Singer and actress known for the release of her debut album Midnight In the Garden in September 2013. She is known for her appearance and song inclusions in the hit crime show Criminal Minds.

Until tomorrow, take care and stay safe.   

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Here are my choices for GSOTD for this Sunday. 

Pop: Someone Like You by Adele.  https://pandora.app.link/TeccbN2Jrbb

"Someone Like You" is a song by English singer-songwriter Adele. It was written by Adele and Dan Wilson for her second studio album, 21. It is the second single and final track on the album. The song was inspired by a broken relationship, and lyrically speaks of Adele's coming to terms with it.

Blue Eyed Soul: Stay With Me by Sam Smith.  https://pandora.app.link/59IkFXdKrbb 

Samuel Frederick Smith is an English singer and songwriter. He has also won 1 Academy Award, 1 Golden Globe, 8 Grammy Awards and 9 other Awards. 

Classic Rock/Folk Rock: Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin.  https://pandora.app.link/Ngy876LKrbb

"Stairway to Heaven " is a song by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, released in late 1971. It was composed by the band's guitarist Jimmy Page and vocalist Robert Plant for their untitled fourth studio album (usually called Led Zeppelin IV ). The song is often regarded as the most popular rock song of all time.

Jazz: The Long Way Home by Norah Jones.  https://pandora.app.link/h0stM81Krbb

Norah Jones is an American singer, songwriter and pianist. She has won multiple awards and has sold more than 50 million records worldwide. Billboard named her the top jazz artist of the 2000s decade. She has won nine Grammy Awards and was ranked 60th on Billboard magazine's artists of the 2000s decade chart.

Instrumental/Movie Score: The Kiss by Trevor Jones & Randy Edelman.  https://pandora.app.link/5cvnupxLrbb

Trevor Alfred Charles Jones is a South African composer of film and television scores. Having spent much of his career in the United Kingdom, Jones has worked on numerous well-known and acclaimed films including Excalibur, Runaway Train, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, Mississippi Burning, The Last of the Mohicans, and In the Name of the Father. 

Enjoy the tunes. Until tomorrow, take care and stay safe.  

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Here are my choices for GSOTD for this Monday, enjoy the tunes.

Rhythm & Blues: Rise Up by Andra Day.  https://pandora.app.link/YjQ62qnmtbb, Andra Day is an American singer, songwriter and actress from San Diego, California. Her debut album, Cheers to the Fall, was released in 2015 and peaked at number 48 on the US Billboard 200 chart. At the 2016 Grammy Awards, the album was nominated for Best R&B Album and the album's main single, "Rise Up", was nominated for Best R&B Performance. Day also appeared alongside Stevie Wonder, who is partially credited for her discovery.

Pop: Mercy by Duffy.  https://pandora.app.link/zq0D9ZwmtbbDuffy told the Daily Mail that this retro-soul song, "is about the way my heart rate increases whenever I leave Wales to go to London." (Source Mercy Song facts). In Feb 2008 'Mercy' stormed to the top spot of the UK charts on download sales alone.

Soul: Fallin' by Alicia Keys.  https://pandora.app.link/Bohl4AHmtbb

“Fallin” is the successful lead single from Alicia Key’s debut studio album Songs in A Minor. The single gained worldwide success, earning Key’s three Grammy Awards out of 4 nominated, number 1 record on the US Billboard Hot 100 and being praised as the 29th most successful song of the early 2000s. 

Rock: Even Flow by Pearl Jam.  https://pandora.app.link/FJt6OeXmtbb

"Even Flow" is a song by the American rock band Pearl Jam. Featuring lyrics written by vocalist Eddie Vedder and music written by guitarist Stone Gossard, "Even Flow" was released in 1992 as the second single from the band's debut album, Ten. The song peaked at number three on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. The song was included on Pearl Jam's 2004 greatest hits album, rearview mirror. A remixed version of the song was included on the 2009 Ten reissue. 

Gospel/Christian: It Is Well by Lauren Daigle.  https://pandora.app.link/BU7ghWlntbb

The Lyrics for It Is Well by Lauren Daigle have been translated into 7 languages.

Until tomorrow, take care and stay safe.   

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Here are my choices for GSOTD for this Tuesday. Enjoy the tunes.

Pop: Then He Kissed Me by the Crystals.  https://pandora.app.link/m2Ti6auyubb

"Then He Kissed Me" is a song written by Phil Spector, Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry. The song, produced by Spector, was initially released as a single on Philles Records (#115) in July 1963 by The Crystals. The lyrics are a narrative of a young woman's encounter, romance, and eventual engagement with a fellow youth.

Country Rock: Hey, Hey, Hey, What Can I Do by Led Zeppelin.  https://pandora.app.link/79v9TxIyubb

It is the only non-album track the band released before their 1980 breakup, appearing on the Atlantic Records compilation album The New Age of Atlantic, released in 1972. The song was first released on CD in September, 1990, on the Led Zeppelin Boxed Set collection. In 1992, as a 20th-anniversary release, "Immigrant Song"/"Hey, Hey What Can I Do" was released as a "vinyl replica" CD single. In 1993.

Rock: Don't Bring Me Down by Electric Light Orchestra.  https://pandora.app.link/OFcgdb9yubb 

The song was dedicated to the NASA Skylab space station, which re-entered the Earth's atmosphere and burned up over the Indian Ocean and Western Australia on 11 July 1979. On 4 November 2007, Lynne was awarded a BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc) Million-Air certificate for "Don't Bring Me Down" for the song having reached two million airplays.

Argentinian: If This Is Love by Ruth B.  https://pandora.app.link/rYdJRszzubb

Ruth Berhe (born July 2, 1995), better known by her stage name Ruth B., is a Canadian singer and songwriter from Edmonton, Alberta. She started by singing songs on Vine in early 2013. In November 2015, she released her debut EP, The Intro. On May 5, 2017, she released her first album, Safe Haven.

Singer Songwriter: I Get To Love You by Ruelle.  https://pandora.app.link/zj85J7XAubb

“I Get to Love You” is a song penned by Ruelle (Maggie Eckford) as a surprise for her husband, to play for their first dance at their wedding. Eckford explained the story behind the title in a tweet: The words “I Get to Love You” are an honest reflection of how I feel about Jess [her husband]. 

Until tomorrow take care and stay safe.  

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My choices for GSOTD for this Wednesday. Enjoy the tunes. 

Classical/Folk: Ari Sasoon/ Pique 7 by Wolgemut.  https://pandora.app.link/f018M7Vewbb

Ari Sasoon & Pique 7 This song is by Wolgemut and appears on the album Schauspiluden II (1998). The first minute of this song will make you lose interest, after that first minute you will be glad you stuck with the song, (my own personal note).   

Rock: Born In The U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band.  https://pandora.app.link/2AWtR0jfwbb   “Born in the USA.” This song was written in 1981 and recorded in 1982 as the first song on Springsteen’s Born in the USA Album. Upon its release, the song quickly became a hit, and individuals around the country viewed it as a pro-American theme song. Many conservative politicians latched onto the song’s chorus, and Pres. Ronald Reagan even recognized Springsteen’s values during a reelection campaign speech. However, the song was not a pro-American statement. Instead, Bruce Springsteen wrote “Born in the USA” as a protest to the hostility and indifference that many Vietnam veterans faced when they returned to the country. The lyrics of the song’s chorus were written in irony. The song tells the story of a working-class individual who was drafted into the armed forces and exposed to numerous hardships after returning to the United States following a tour in Vietnam. This story contrasts the upbeat tune of the song and makes the ironic nature of “Born in the USA” even more impactful.

Country Rock: Turn! Turn! Turn! by The Byrds.  https://pandora.app.link/zpZAPcVfwbb

"Turn! Turn! Turn!", or "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)", is a song written by Pete Seeger in the late 1950s and first recorded in 1959. The lyrics – except for the title, which is repeated throughout the song, and the final two lines – consist of the first eight verses of the third chapter of the biblical Book of Ecclesiastes. The song was originally released in 1962 as "To Everything There Is a Season" on folk group the Limeliters' album Folk Matinee.

Pop: Torn by Natalie Imbruglia.  https://pandora.app.link/yYTyri9fwbb

Natalie Imbruglia’s song “Torn” focuses on the emotional damage that comes with a bad breakup. Here, the singer tells the story of how she thought she had gotten the perfect man of her dreams, only to realize later that he’s nowhere near perfect for her.

Synthpop: Take My Breath Away by Berlin.  https://pandora.app.link/7ZCyOimgwbb

About “Take My Breath Away”. The song was written for the film Top Gun and helped the soundtrack become not only the best selling of 1986, but eventually one of the best selling of all time. Upon it’s release, the song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song and a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song. 

Until tomorrow, take care and stay safe.  

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Here are my choices for GSOTD for this Thursday. Enjoy the tunes.

Adult - Alternative pop/Rock: Answer by Sarah McLachlan.  https://pandora.app.link/gNaDggxLxbb

Sarah Ann McLachlan OC OBC is a Canadian singer-songwriter known for her emotional ballads and mezzo-soprano vocal range. As of 2015 she had sold over 40 million albums worldwide. McLachlan's best-selling album to date is Surfacing, for which she won two Grammy Awards and four Juno Awards. 

New Wave: I Melt With You by Modern English.  https://pandora.app.link/3z10558Lxbb

These conditions and his fears of a nuclear war inspired "I Melt with You". The song depicts a couple making love while an atomic bomb is dropped. He described the song in an interview as a "love song", but more about the "good and bad in people [...] The last thing we wanted was to write a song where boy meets girl.

Alternative Rock: Uninvited by Alanis Morissette.  https://pandora.app.link/xkGQyClMxbb Alanis Morissette’s “Uninvited” seems to be about a lady feeling good about how a man seems crazy about her but she finds him unworthy of her. She is intrigued by this man but for some reason does not want to be with him. At the beginning of the song, she seems excited about how much he seems to like her.

Pop: The Rose by Bette Midler.  https://pandora.app.link/FF2OQKzMxbb

The music and the voice and performance of Bette Midler. What a thrill it is to see an artist like Bette Midler perform to such an extreme and lofty level. What a dazzling radiant star that burned so brightly for so short a time and then was so suddenly and prematurely snuffed out. But when an artist gives so much of herself in every song she sings, it is no wonder that her life was slowly drained and eventually terminated by the fans who loved her. (The movie, The Rose, many say it was based on the short life and career of Janis Joplin). 

Country: Streets Of Baltimore by Bobby Bare.  https://pandora.app.link/uzl5enkNxbb"Streets of Baltimore" is a heavily covered country song written by Tompall Glaser and Harlan Howard in 1966.
Although Glaser co-wrote the song, his group, Tompall Glaser & The Glaser Brothers, were not the first to record the song. Bobby Bare released his Chet Atkins-produced version in June 1966; the Glasers recorded theirs in September 1966.

Easy Listening: I'll Stand By You by The Pretenders.  https://pandora.app.link/aCbQyIDNxbb 

"977". (1994) "I'll Stand by You" is a 1994 song recorded by The Pretenders from their sixth studio album, Last of the Independents. It was written by Chrissie Hynde in collaboration with the songwriting team of Tom Kelly and Billy Steinberg.

Until tomorrow, take care and stay safe.   

MOHLovesAlaska

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My choices for GSOTD for this Friday.

R&B/Soul: Gin & Juice (Let Go My Hand) by Andra Day.  https://pandora.app.link/NLWOuyjrzbb At the 2016 Grammy Awards, the album was nominated for Best R&B Album and the album's main single, "Rise Up", was nominated for Best R&B Performance. Day also appeared alongside Stevie Wonder, who is partially credited for her discovery, in an ad for Apple TV in late 2015. Her Cheers to the Fall Tour began in November 2016. She is set to star as the iconic singer Billie Holiday in the upcoming biographical drama film The United States vs. Billie Holiday.

Singing: If You Keep Leaving Me by Anderson East.  https://pandora.app.link/diAP9pHrzbb 

Michael Cameron Anderson (born July 17, 1988), known professionally as Anderson East, is an American R&B musician from Athens, Alabama, who currently is based in Nashville, Tennessee.

Gospel/Soul: What Have We Done by Eli "Paperboy" Reed.   https://pandora.app.link/gQdOU33rzbbEli "Paperboy" Reed is an American singer and songwriter. After graduating from Brookline High School in 2002 he moved to Clarksdale, Mississippi and immersed himself in the juke joint culture of the Deep South.

Salsa y Tropical: Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow by Leslie Grace.  https://pandora.app.link/yl4s2QDszbb

She recorded and released an independent Christian music album in partnership with CD Baby while in middle school. Her mainstream debut came with " Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow ", a bilingual cover of the 1961 Shirelles hit.

Rhythm &  Blues: Shine by Leon Bridges.  https://pandora.app.link/chrFHk7szbb

Todd Michael "Leon" Bridges (born July 13, 1989) is an American soul singer, songwriter and record producer from Fort Worth, Texas. He is best known for his song "Coming Home", which received regular airplay and was also a Top 10 Most Viral Track on Spotify. Bridges' debut album, also titled Coming Home, was released on June 23, 2015, on Columbia Records and subsequently nominated for Best R&B Album at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards.

Enjoy the tunes. Until tomorrow, take care and stay safe.   

MOHLovesAlaska

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My choices for GSOTD for this Saturday.

Folk Rock: Kind & Generous by Natalie Merchant.  https://pandora.app.link/Lu20dqi0AbbThis is one of the more straightforward Natalie Merchant songs. She explained in her VH1 Storytellers special: "I'm proud of the song because I always wanted to write a song that had an extremely universal, simple sentiment. And just gratitude, that's all this song is about and really I feel like I accomplished my mission: simple, to the point. And everyone knows what I'm talking about the first time they hear the song, and they can sing along."

Indie/Folk/Contemporary: Anything by Adrianne Lenker.  https://pandora.app.link/dWPOBUG0Abb

Adrianne Elizabeth Lenker is an American musician from Indianapolis and Minnesota, best known as the lead vocalist and guitarist of Big Thief.

Singing: Take Another Turn by Sarah Jarosz.  https://pandora.app.link/WomHg1y1Abb

Sarah Jarosz is an American singer-songwriter from Wimberley, Texas. Her first album, Song Up in Her Head, was released in 2009 and the tune "Mansinneedof" was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Country Instrumental Performance.

Soul: I've Been Loving You Too Long by Otis Redding.  https://pandora.app.link/hYOv4LQ1Abb

"I've Been Loving You Too Long" is a soul music ballad written by Otis Redding and Jerry Butler. Considered by music critics and writers to be one of Redding's finest performances and a soul classic, it is a slow, emotional piece with Redding's pleading vocals backed by producer Steve Cropper's arpeggiated guitar parts and a horn section.

Hard Rock: November Rain by Guns N' Roses.  https://pandora.app.link/tZ4iB261Abb "November Rain" is a song by the American hard rock band Guns N' Roses. Written by the band's lead vocalist Axl Rose, it was released as a single in 1992 from their third studio album, Use Your Illusion I (1991).
"November Rain" peaked at number three on the United States Billboard Hot 100chart, making it the longest song in history to enter the top ten of that chart.

Enjoy the tunes. Until tomorrow, take care and stay safe.  

P.S. Tomorrow's GSOTD choices will be a late post.  

MOHLovesAlaska

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My GSOTD choices for this Sunday. (Sorry for the late post).

Rock: Drops Of Jupitar by Train.  https://pandora.app.link/3ryGghSoDbb

Drops of Jupiter is the second studio album by American pop rock band Train, released in 2001. The album's title is derived from "Drops of Jupiter", its lead single, which was a hit internationally and won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Song.

Pop: Say Something by A Great Big World (Feat. Christina Aguilera).  https://pandora.app.link/Pie7xj9oDbb

“Say Something” is a song by indie band A Great Big World. The song became a breakout hit after Christina Aguilera performed it on The Voice. The song represents the struggle of someone giving up on a relationship. Offering a plea to their significant other to “say something” to reverse the failing relationship. “Say Something” reached #4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and became a Grammy winner in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category at the 57th Grammy.

Soundtracks: I Will Find You by Clannad.  https://pandora.app.link/yE6JlqupDbb 

Clannad began by performing traditional Irish folk songs and Irish music of their own creation and quickly gained a loyal following. In the early ‘80’s, they began to expand their sound, fusing traditional Irish sounds with new-age, creating the entirely new genre of 'Celtic music’. At the same time, younger sister Eithne, who had been performing with Clannad for about 3 years, left to pursue a solo career under the name Enya.

Country: Let Your Love Flow by The Bellamy Brothers.  https://pandora.app.link/n1nh3jSpDbb The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 for a week in May of 1976. It also peaked at #2 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart & #21 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart. Internationally, the song topped the charts in Austria, Canada, Switzerland and Germany.

Singing: The Joke by Brandi Carlile.  https://pandora.app.link/2em6LS8pDbb

The song was awarded with a GRAMMY for Best American Roots Song at the 2019 GRAMMY Awards:

Enjoy the tunes, until tomorrow, take care and stay safe.  

MOHLovesAlaska

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Good Monday morning, here are my choices for GSOTD for today. Enjoy the tunes.

Pop: 2 Become 1 by Jewel.  https://pandora.app.link/K8668VSiEbb

2 BECOME 1 is a nice melancholic song, but, shocking enough, I agree it wasn't the best choice as a third single, sure it was close to the old sounding Jewel, but if 0304 was praised about something it was Jewel's boldness to don't be afraid and try something new. 

Singer/Songwriter: You Mean The World To Me by Freya Ridings.  https://pandora.app.link/0qvZHd6iEbb

"YouMeanTheWorldToMe" is a ballad that FreyaRidings wrote alone in her living room about a period when her mother was ill. The song was produced by Adele/Sia key collaborator Greg Kurstin.

Soul: Goodbye Goodnight by Andra Day.  https://pandora.app.link/wVRypuijEbb

Cheers to the Fall is the debut studio album by American singer Andra Day. It was released on August 28, 2015 by Warner Bros. Records and Buskin Records. She worked with Jenn Decilveo, Adrian Gurvitz, Rob Kleiner, Raphael Saadiq, and Chris Seefried in the production of this album. The album was nominated for Best R&B Album at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards.

R&B: This Is Me by Leela James.  https://pandora.app.link/TD8ZL0OjEbb 

Singer, songwriter and R&B diva Leela James has no shame in her heart and wants you to feel the same way. Or at least that’s how she’s made us feel with her cover of “This Is Me.” You may know “This Is Me” from a little movie called The Greatest Showman, originally sung by Keala Settle.

Rock: Dream Weaver by Gary Wright.   https://pandora.app.link/B5u1BWhkEbb

The Dream Weaver is a solo album by Gary Wright released in July 1975. The album was said by Wright to be the first-ever all-keyboard album, but in fact it also features drums, vocals, and guitar, among other instruments. Was also a huge success from the moment of it's release. 

Until tomorrow, take care and stay safe.  

MOHLovesAlaska

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Here are my choices for GSOTD for this Tuesday. Enjoy the tunes. 

Soft Rock: In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel.  https://pandora.app.link/gWahzwVnGbb

In Your Eyes is a song performed by noted English singer and songwriter Peter Gabriel. According to Gabriel himself, the lyrics of In Your Eyes, which are inspired by the African tradition, can either refer to a romantic relationship between a man and a woman or a divine relationship between someone and his God.

Pop: Sweet But Psycho by Ava Max.  https://pandora.app.link/wX72do7nGbb "Sweet but Psycho" is a song by American singer Ava Max, released as a single on August 17, 2018 through Atlantic Records.

Indie Rock: Flume by Bon Iver.  https://pandora.app.link/EUA69amoGbb On "For Emma" Boston musicians John DeHaven and Randy Pingrey added trumpet and trombone in a studio. "Bon Iver" is an artful misspelling of the French for "Good Winter.". Vernon explained his name to the London Times April 12, 2008: "I don't speak French, it's from a story about a town in Alaska;

Hard Rock: Roll With The Changes by REO Speedwagon.  https://pandora.app.link/viI5cKHoGbb 

Cronin: I actually wrote that song as I was traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles, when I rejoined the band; I left the band for a couple years. When I rejoined, the band had moved from Champaign, Illinois to Los Angeles. I didn’t really picture myself as a Los Angeles person, I’m a Midwest boy. So when I came to Los Angeles I really wanted to feel the journey. I didn’t just want to jump on an airplane—it was too big of a move for me. So I wanted to drive. “Roll With The Changes” was personally about me moving from Chicago to L.A.—I was quite literally rolling with the changes. I had just stopped at a truck stop in New Mexico—I had a brown paper bag that was sitting on the seat next to me, when the thoughts of the lyrics started coming to me. I was writing [the words] on this brown paper bag as I was rolling down the road. So I was quite literally and figuratively rolling with the changes (laughs).

Gospel/Christian Contemporary: He Knows My Name by Francesca Battiselli.  https://pandora.app.link/OrRnZ2cpGbb

Francesca Battistelli is an American Christian singer and songwriter from New York City. She was originally an independent artist and had released an independent album, Just a Breath, in 2004. Her first studio album on Fervent Records, My Paper Heart, was released on July 22, 2008. Her first single, "I'm Letting Go", was released to radio stations on July 15, 2008, and charted on national Christian CHR charts. The song was the 16th most played song of 2008 on Christian radio stations according to R&R magazine. Battistelli received her first Grammy Award nomination in 2009, for Best Gospel Performance with her single, "Free to Be Me". She later received her first Grammy Award in 2016 at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song with her single "Holy Spirit" from her album If We're Honest.

Until tomorrow, take care and stay safe. (Sorry for the late post)

 

MOHLovesAlaska

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My GSOTD for this Wednesday, I hope you enjoy the tunes.

Alternative/Indie Rock: Blackout by Freya Ridings.  https://pandora.app.link/QAyNboPMHbb 

May 05, 2017 · Freya Ridings: I do value the opinions of people close to me, but when you’re in that heartbreak phase, another part of you just wants to be loved by one person so much that you go mad.

Pop: All We Do by Oh Wonder.  https://pandora.app.link/XEvY87YMHbb

May 12, 2020 · All We Do is written and performed by Oh Wonder, a songwriting duo made up of Ant West and Josephine Vander Gucht.

Singing: 7 Minutes by Dean Lewis.  https://pandora.app.link/Jtba6G9MHbb

7 minutes is about a taxi journey around London whereby Dean had an argument with the girl he was seeing, in the ‘cab’ he see’s all the places that they spent time together, and considers turning around to return back to his girl. ; ‘7 Minutes’, spawned from a disagreement Lewis had with a woman in London.

Blues: Blue On Black by Kenny Wayne Shepherd.  https://pandora.app.link/GAh60OoNHbb 

About “Blue on Black”. “Blue on Black” is a song about a mangled relationship. In each line of the chorus one piece completely consumes the other when the two are combined. For example, with blue and black, when the 2 colors are combined, you are left with only black.

Folk/Folk popballad: I Won't Give Up by Jason Mraz.  https://pandora.app.link/eU8iRwGNHbb

About “I Won’t Give Up”. The first single released from Jason Mraz’s 4th Album, Love Is a Four Letter Word. The song was a success, becoming his second top-ten single since “I’m Yours”, released back in 2008. It debuted at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving, until Friday, take care and stay safe.   

MOHLovesAlaska

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It's been awhile, @MOHLovesAlaska. Here are my GSTOD choices for today:

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Indie Pop with Electronic Influences: Coming Over by James Hersey

I also like this version too. You can find it here (Filous Remix).

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R&B: Ordinary People by John Legend

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Acoustic (R&B Live Version): I Gotta Find Peace of Mind by Lauryn Hill (on Vocals and Guitar)

This is one of my favorite performances and songs by Lauryn, it's from the MTV Unplugged session. 

 

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