Sin Ti by LAYLA‏

 

I’ve always loved Latin music, especially the kind that has an infusion of various styles and genres from other kinds of music including salsa, bachata or even pop/rock.  Well, I recently discovered this phenomenal artist named LAYLA, who is the daughter of my really good friend Debra Rigas, author of the amazing book “Everyone’s a Guru.”

Well, like mother like daughter, Layla is one very talented artist.  Not only is she beautiful, a topnotch musician and has an incredible singing voice, but Layla is also an exceptional songwriter.  And, as everyone knows, I consider songwriting the first layer of artistic greatness!  To demonstrate this, I have pasted herein below the link to a beautiful song by Layla from her new album “Triangulo” for your listening pleasure.  And the video to the song is most outstanding, too!

So take a gander and listen to “Sin Ti” by Layla and visit the sites below to learn more about this beautiful, versatile artist.  Then seriously check out her album Triangulo and infuse some Latina sonic beauty into your life for years to come.  It’s an album you will be forever glad to own!

Patrick The Poet

LINK TO SIN TI:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inmt46d-vDA

LINK TO TRIANGULO: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/laylaangulo1

LAYLA’S WEBSITE:  http://www.laylaangulo.com/

LAYLA ON FACEBOOK:  https://www.facebook.com/laylaangulo

Take On Me

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The 1980’s (and 1880’s, too!) remains my favorite decade for music and is known for a lot of great songs and music, especially by one-hit-wonder singers and bands.  My favorite one-hit-wonder song for the ’80’s still remains the Grammy-winning No. 1 hit “Take On Me” by the Norwegian pop band A-Ha.  However, the 1980’s is also known for ushering in music videos and producing some if not most of the best music videos ever.  But for all of them, the music video for Take On Me is my absolute favorite.  It’s one of a kind, except for maybe a few copycats that don’t size up.  So if the song doesn’t grab you, the video certainly should.  It’s a pop music video that tells a story with a beginning, middle and end…and a happy ending.  It’s still absolutely awesome!

Patrick The Poet

LINK TO SONG/VIDEO:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djV11Xbc914

LINK TO LYRICS:  http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/aha/takeonme.html

DELICATE by Damien Rice‏

DAMIEN RICEI recently discovered this folksy pop singer and this beautiful torch song of his.  And I wanted to share with everyone on my song mailing list.  After listening to some of his other songs on the YouTube channel it seems apparent this guy knows how to write amazing songs…that are beautiful, sensitive and inimitable.  And he knows how to sing with feeling, conviction and passion…as only a torch song should be sung, of course.  Anyway, I hope you enjoy Delicate and Damien Rice as I did and intend to keep enjoying!

PaTricKThEPoeT

P.S.  And I wish to welcome all the new people to my list here.  I hope you love melodic music.  And torch songs, too! 🙂

Link To Song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huDIF–HmPU

Link to Lyrics: http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Delicate-lyrics-Damien-Rice/81296F1E98164AD048256DA0000AED2A

Shadow Morton

The Shangri-LasWe lost a superb songwriter a few weeks ago, and his name was Shadow Morton.  He wrote very unusual pop songs, mostly in the early ’60s and mostly for a female group named The Shangri-Las.  Some of those songs were huge hits.  Here are three of them.  Enjoy!

PaTricKThEPoeT


Remember (Walking In The Sand): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zRHovccHDo

The Leader of The Pack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SM_99DtI0tE

Give Him A Great Big Kiss: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2nD4Z0eE3E

ADIOS sung by LR‏

America’s known some pretty fine songwriters over the years, but perhaps none finer than Jimmy Webb, who wrote several of his masterpieces for Glenn Campbell, Amy Grant, The Fifth Dimension, Richard Harris, Frank Sinatra, and even Elvis.  Some of his incomparable songs include “Up, Up and Away,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman,” “Galveston,” “The Worst That Could Happen,” “Didn’t We,” “MacArthur Park,” and this incomparable torch song written for and sung by Linda Ronstadt.  If you’ve never experienced this haunting ballad by “The Voice,” you’re in for a treat.  It even hosts a few popular back-up singers you may have heard of…The Beach Boys.  Enjoy!
 
PaTricKThEPoeT

LINK TO SONG:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvO0H2JF92w&feature=related
 
LYRICS TO SONG:  http://www.metrolyrics.com/adios-lyrics-linda-ronstadt.html

BE WITH YOU by Enrique Iglesias

Here is a hot torch song from not so many years ago…from a crossover artist still very hot on the charts: Enrique Iglesias.  Not sure which is more compelling, the video or the song.  But it definitely has a melodic, lyrical hook and romantic message that are more than contagious.  I hope you enjoy.
 
But wait!  There’s more!  A bonus song by Enrique–another mega-hit entitled Tired Of Being Sorry, which he sings live with Latin flame, Paroles Nâdiya.  Man oh man, I’m not sure which song is more torch and more beautiful.  Not sure either which is more beautiful, the song or the singers!  You decide…and let me know when you can.  (:-o 
 
PaTricKThEPoeT

 
LINK TO BE WITH YOU:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYZG-3jmkQY 
LINK TO TIRED OF BEING SORRY:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=5np-3mJaqqU
 
 
Tired of Being Sorry
 
I don’t know why
You want to follow me tonight
When in the rest of the world
With you whom I’ve crossed and I’ve quarreled
Let’s me down so
For a thousand reasons that I know
To share forever the unrest
With all the demons I possess
Beneath the silver moon

Maybe you were right
But baby I was lonely
I don’t want to fight
I’m tired of being sorry
 
Eighth and Ocean Drive
With all the vampires and their brides
We’re all bloodless and blind
And longing for a life
Beyond the silver moon
 
Maybe you were right
But baby I was lonely
I don’t want to fight
I’m tired of being sorry

I’m standing in the street
Crying out for you
No one sees me
But the silver moon
So far away – so outer space
I’ve trashed myself – I’ve lost my way
I’ve got to get to you got to get to you
 
Maybe you were right
But baby I was lonely
I don’t want to fight
I’m tired of being sorry
I’m standing in the street
Crying out for you
No one sees me
But the silver moon
(lalalala [till end])

Maybe you were right
But baby I was lonely
I don’t want to fight
I’m tired of being sorry
I’m standing in the street
Crying out for you
No one sees me
But the silver moon.

Three Mega-Hits By Wings‏

The Paul McCartney-led pop-rock group Wings had seven number one albums during its illustrious career and is one of the most successful groups ever.  The 1976 album Wings At The Speed of Sound is one of them, and a favorite of mine.  Here are what I consider the three best songs from that mega-hit album–each song in its own way a tome of melodic beauty and unusual lyrics and instrumentals.  Not sure which of these three songs is my absolute favorite, but I could listen to all three everyday and would be a very happy camper!  Enjoy.
 

PaTricKThEPoeT

 
 
LINK TO SILLY LOVE SONGS:  http://www.last.fm/music/Paul%2BMcCartney%2B%2526%2BWings/_/Silly+Love+Songs
 
LINK TO BEWARE MY LOVE:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LKtfP3ubaM
 
LINK TO WARM AND BEAUTIFUL:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C2z1PaF8Cs