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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
It's been awhile, @mohempstead. Here are my GSTOD choices for today:
Indie Pop with Electronic Influences: Coming Over by James Hersey
I also like this version too. You can find it here (Filous Remix).
R&B: Ordinary People by John Legend
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.
@AlyssaPandora yes, it has been awhile, but I am glad you are adding GSOTD today. I will add them to the GSOTD playlist as I listen to each one. Have a great day, take care and stay safe.
P.S I listened to all of your choices, they were great, including the remix from the first song of your choice. Thank you AlyssaPandora. Be safe.
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving day with loved ones yesterday. Here are my choices for GSOTD for this Friday, enjoy the music.
Pop: Girls Chase Boys by Ingrid Michaelson. https://pandora.app.link/WIs8VnC5Kbb Michaelson discussed the background of the project on her Facebook page: Girls Chase Boys started out as a breakup song but took on a deeper meaning as I continued writing. More than just being about my experience, its focus shifted to include the idea that, no matter who or how we love, we are all the same.
Adult Contemporary/Rock & Roll: Sea Of Love by The Honeydrippers. https://pandora.app.link/Lu94FVV5Kbb
About “Sea of Love”. Sea of Love was originally sung by Phil Phillips in 1959. In 1984, The Honeydrippers covered the song and their version peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart for a week in December of 1984.
Alternative Rock: Everybody Hurts by R.E.M. https://pandora.app.link/RbhJXTb6Kbb
R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts” is designed to prevent people from taking their own lives.
Singer/ Songwriter: Hold Back The River by James Bay. https://pandora.app.link/F9EhwHr6Kbb
'Hold Back The River' is a metaphor for that feeling.". James Bay penned the song after a headlining show in London. He wanted to connect with all those he knew who had come to the gig, even if he barely had the time to see them.
Country: Satisfied by Jewel. https://pandora.app.link/zVGLUMG6Kbb
According to the Satisfied Song facts, this song arose from conversations Jewel had with her husband Ty Murray about what is happiness and what makes a person happy.
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Here are my choices for GSOTD for this Saturday. Enjoy the music.
Adult Contemporary: I Love You Always Forever by Donna Lewis. https://pandora.app.link/3f2GVJiKMbb Donna Lewis's 1996 hit 'I Love You Always Forever' became a global phenomenon, climbing to the top of the charts in countries around the world.
Indie Rock: How We Operate by Gomez. https://pandora.app.link/bftoePzKMbb How We Operate is the fifth studio album by the English indie rock band Gomez released in May 2006 by ATO Records. Production on the album was overseen by the band as well as Gil Norton, known for his work on albums by artists such as Pixies, Foo Fighters and Pere Ubu.
Progressive Rock: Give A Little Bit by Supertramp. https://pandora.app.link/uucuORRKMbb In addition to “Give a Little Bit,” Roger also gave us timeless classics such as Breakfast in America, The Logical Song, Dreamer, Take the Long Way Home, School, It's Raining Again, Fool's Overture, and many more. "Give a Little Bit has a wonderful message that makes people light up and I get them to sing with me.
Indie Pop: Hands by Jewel. https://pandora.app.link/Zx0NVr0KMbb "Hands" is the first single released from American singer Jewel's second album, Spirit. Jewel wrote the song following an incident in which she considered stealing a sundress after getting fired from various jobs due to kidney troubles, and she decided that her hands were better suited to writing songs than stealing clothes. Written as one of the last songs for the album, the lyrics express how the smallest decisions have the power to make change.
Reggae: One Day by Tate McRae. https://pandora.app.link/BCYndX9KMbb “One Day” is Tate McRae’s debut single, posted to YouTube on October 20th, 2017. In the song, Tate speaks about unrequited love and the inner thoughts of a girl and a guy pining over each other. It was initially recorded in Tate’s bedroom unprofessionally.
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Here are my choices for GSOTD for this Sunday. Enjoy the music.
Folk Rock: Budapest by George Ezra. https://pandora.app.link/XCmUZ9xwObb “Budapest” is George Ezra’s lead single from his debut album Wanted on Voyage. The song was released in Italy on 13 December 2013, in the UK 18 April 2014, and in the US on 23 September 2014. “Budapest” is basically Ezra’s declaration that nothing matters as much as his love.
Dance: Roar by Katy Perry. https://pandora.app.link/EhNwwXMwObb “Roar” by Katy Perry. This song is all about overcoming challenges and getting back up on your feet when someone or something comes along and knocks you down.
Pop: Distance by Christina Perri. https://pandora.app.link/QF6Bn4YwObb "I wrote it about being in love with someone and not being able to tell them. All of my songs are so specific. They're a story in my life or something I went through which I pull from. I wrote this about the summer of 2010. I fell in love with someone, and we had to work pretty closely together. I had to pretend I didn't like him which was the hardest thing for me because I'm not good at lying [Laughs]. The song is about the feelings and swimming in that kind of tension when you're around someone and trying to keep it cool. That's what it means for me. Instead of telling him I loved him, I wrote it to him in a song.
Jazz: Venice by Chris Botti. https://pandora.app.link/lMf05LixObb Christopher Stephen Botti, is an American trumpeter and composer. In 2013, Botti won the Grammy Award in the Best Pop Instrumental Album category, for the album Impressions. He was also nominated in 2008 for his album Italia and received three nominations in 2010 for the live album Chris Botti In Boston. Four of his albums have reached the No. 1 position on the Billboard jazz albums chart.
Soul: When You Love Somebody by Leela James. https://pandora.app.link/1F7RFkFxObb A Change Is Gonna Come is the debut album by American soul singer–songwriter Leela James. It was released on Warner Bros. Records on June 21, 2005 in the United States.
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