April 27th – Sandy Shaw – “Puppet on a String”

In 1967, #SandieShaw was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Puppet On A String’, her third UK No.1 and the #Eurovision Song Contest winner that year.

27-4 Puppet on a String

Puppet on a String

I wonder if one day that, you’ll say that, you care
If you say you love me madly, I’ll gladly, be there
Like a puppet on a stringLove is just like a merry-go-round
With all the fun of a fair
One day I’m feeling down on the ground
Then I’m up in the air
Are you leading me on?
Tomorrow will you be gone?I wonder if one day that, you’ll say that, you care
If you say you love me madly, I’ll gladly, be there
Like a puppet on a stringI may win on the roundabout
Then I’ll lose on the swings
In or out, there is never a doubt
Just who’s pulling the strings
I’m all tied up in you
But where’s it leading me to?I wonder if one day that, you’ll say that, you care
If you say you love me madly, I’ll gladly, be there
Like a puppet on a stringI wonder if one day that, you’ll say that, you care
If you say you love me madly, I’ll gladly, be there
Like a puppet on a stringLike a puppet on a….. string

 

27-4 Sandie Shaw - Puppet on a String

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April 26th – Dusty Springfield – “You don’t have to say you love me”

In 1966, #DustySpringfield achieved her only No.1 in the UK charts, “You don’t have to say you love me”. #feelgood

26-4 Dusty Springfield

You don’t have to say you love me

When I said I needed you
You said you would always stay
It wasn’t me who changed but you
And now you’ve gone away

Don’t you see
That now you’ve gone
And I’m left here on my own
That I have to follow you
And beg you to come home?

You don’t have to say you love me
Just be close at hand
You don’t have to stay forever
I will understand
Believe me, believe me
I can’t help but love you
But believe me
I’ll never tie you down

Left alone with just a memory
Life seems dead and so unreal
All that’s left is loneliness
There’s nothing left to feel

You don’t have to say you love me
Just be close at hand
You don’t have to stay forever
I will understand
Believe me, believe me

You don’t have to say you love me
Just be close at hand
You don’t have to stay forever
I will understand
Believe me, believe me, believe me

Dusty S - You don't have to say

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April 25th – Today I’m Singing is two years old!

In 2013 #TodayImSinging started!  I try to have a different song, associated with an anniversary specific to the date, each day of the year.  I also include songs from the shows and hits that made number 1 on a specific day

In 1917 #EllaFitzgerald was born so we celebrate that with one of her wonderful songs.  And we share a #birthday !

Cheek to Cheek

25-4 Ella Fitzgerald

 

Heaven, I’m in heaven
And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak
And I seem to find the happiness I seek
When we’re out together dancing cheek to cheek
Heaven, I’m in heaven
And the cares that hung around me through the week
Seem to vanish like a gambler’s lucky streak
When we’re out together dancing (swinging) cheek to cheek
Oh I love to climb a mountain
And reach the highest peak
But it doesn’t thrill (boot) me half as much
As dancing cheek to cheek
Oh I love to go out fishing
In a river or a creek
But I don’t enjoy it half as much
As dancing cheek to cheek
(come on and) dance with me
I want my arm(s) about you
That (those) charm(s) about you
Will carry me through…
(right up) to heaven, I’m in heaven
And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak
And I seem to find the happiness I seek
When we’re out together dancing, out together dancing (swinging)
Out together dancing cheek to cheek

Ella F - Cheek to Cheek

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April 24th – Jane Fonda first workout video released – “Eye of the tiger – Survivor”

In 1982, #JaneFonda released her first #workout video.  Can you “survive” a workout?  #Singing #Feelgood

Eye of the tiger

24-4 Jane Fonda

Rising up, back on the street
Did my time, took my chances
Went the distance, now I’m back on my feet
Just a man and his will to surviveSo many times it happens too fast
You change your passion for glory
Don’t lose your grip on the dreams of the past
You must fight just to keep them alive

It’s the eye of the tiger
It’s the thrill of the fight
Rising up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor
Stalks his prey in the night
And he’s watching us all with the eye of the tiger

Face to face, out in the heat
Hanging tough, staying hungry
They stack the odds ’til we take to the street
For the kill with the skill to survive

It’s the eye of the tiger
It’s the thrill of the fight
Rising up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor
Stalks his prey in the night
And he’s watching us all with the eye of the tiger

Rising up, straight to the top
Had the guts, got the glory
Went the distance, now I’m not going to stop
Just a man and his will to survive

It’s the eye of the tiger
It’s the thrill of the fight
Rising up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor
Stalks his prey in the night
And he’s watching us all with the eye of the tiger

The eye of the tiger
The eye of the tiger
The eye of the tiger
The eye of the tiger

24-4 Survivor Eye of the Tiger

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April 23rd – St. Georges Day – “Puff the Magic Dragon”

It is #StGeorge s day and #Shakespeare s birthday.  Here is a #dragon song.  #Singing #Feelgood

Puff the Magic Dragon

23-4 St George

Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee,
Little Jackie paper loved that rascal puff,
And brought him strings and sealing wax and other fancy stuff. ohPuff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee,
Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee.

Together they would travel on a boat with billowed sail
Jackie kept a lookout perched on puffs gigantic tail,
Noble kings and princes would bow whenever they came,
Pirate ships would lower their flag when puff roared out his name. oh!

Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee,
Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee.

A dragon lives forever but not so little boys
Painted wings and giant rings make way for other toys.
One grey night it happened, Jackie paper came no more
And puff that mighty dragon, he ceased his fearless roar.

His head was bent in sorrow, green scales fell like rain,
Puff no longer went to play along the cherry lane.
Without his life-long friend, puff could not be brave,
So puff that mighty dragon sadly slipped into his cave. oh!

Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee,
Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee.

23-4 Peter Paul & Mary Puff the Magic Dragon

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April 22nd – Earth Day 2015 – “Earth Song”;”Rocky Mountain High”;”Don’t go near the water”

Today is #EarthDay2015 Here is a medley of three songs that tell that story  #MichaelJackson #JohnnyCash #JohnDenver #Singing #Feelgood

Earth Song

22-4 Earth Song

What about sunrise
What about rain
What about all the things
That you said we were to gain…
What about killing fields
Is there a time
What about all the things
That you said was yours and mine…
Did you ever stop to notice
All the blood we’ve shed before
Did you ever stop to notice
This crying Earth, this weeping shore?Aaaaaaaaah Oooooooooh
Aaaaaaaaah OoooooooohWhat have we’ve done to the world
Look what we’ve done
What about all the peace
That you pledge your only son…
What about flowering fields
Is there a time
What about all the dreams
That you said was yours and mine…
Did you ever stop to notice
All the children dead from war
Did you ever stop to notice
This crying Earth, this weeping shore?

Aaaaaaaaah Oooooooooh
Aaaaaaaaah Oooooooooh
Aaaaaaaaah Oooooooooh

I used to dream
I used to glance beyond the stars
Now I don’t know where we are
Although I know we’ve drifted far

Aaaaaaaaah Oooooooooh
Aaaaaaaaah Oooooooooh
Aaaaaaaaah Oooooooooh
Aaaaaaaaah Oooooooooh

Hey, what about yesterday
(What about us)
What about the seas
(What about us)
The heavens are falling down
(What about us)
I can’t even breathe
(What about us)
What about apathy
(What about us)
I need you
(What about us)
What about nature’s worth
(ooo, ooo)
It’s our planet’s womb
(What about us)
What about animals
(What about it)
Turned kingdoms to dust
(What about us)
What about elephants
(What about us)
Have we lost their trust
(What about us)
What about crying whales
(What about us)
Ravaging the seas
(What about us)
What about forest trails
(ooo, ooo)
Burnt despite our pleas
(What about us)
What about the holy land
(What about it)
Torn apart by creed
(What about us)
What about the common man
(What about us)
Can’t we set him free
(What about us)
What about children dying
(What about us)
Can’t you hear them cry
(What about us)
Where did we go wrong
(ooo, ooo)
Someone tell me why
(What about us)
What about baby boy
(What about it)
What about the days
(What about us)
What about all their joy
(What about us)
What about the man
(What about us)
What about the crying man
(What about us)
What about Abraham
(What about us)
What about death again
(ooo, ooo)
Do we give a damn

Aaaaaaaaah Oooooooooh

22-4 Michael Jackson Earth Song

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Rocky Mountain High

22-4 Rocky Mountains

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He was born in the summer of his 27th year, coming home to a place he’d never been before.
He left yesterday behind him, you might say he was born again,
you might say he found a key for every door.
When he first came to the mountains, his life was far away on the road and hanging by a song.
But the strings already broken and he doesn’t really care,
it keeps changing fast, and it don’t last for long.And the Colorado Rocky Mountain high, I’ve seen it raining fire in the sky.
The shadows from the starlight are softer than a lullaby.
Rocky Mountain high, Colorado. Rocky Mountain high.He climbed cathedral mountains, he saw silver clouds below,
he saw everything as far as you can see.
And they say that he got crazy once and he tried to touch the sun,
and he lost a friend, but kept the memory.
Now he walks in quiet solitude, the forest and the streams, seeking grace in every step he takes.
His sight is turned inside himself, to try and understand
the serenity of a clear blue mountain lake.

And the Colorado Rocky Mountain high, I’ve seen it raining fire in the sky.
You can talk to God and listen to the casual reply.
Rocky Mountain high, Colorado. Rocky Mountain high.

Now his life is full of wonder, but his heart still knows some fear,
of a simple thing he can not comprehend.
Why they try to tear the mountains down to bring in a couple more,
more people, more scars upon the land.

And the Colorado Rocky Mountain high, I’ve seen it raining fire in the sky.
I know he’d be a poor man if he never saw an eagle fly,
Rocky Mountain high, the Colorado Rocky Mountain high, I’ve seen it raining fire in the sky.
Friends around the campfire and everybody’s high
Rocky Mountain high, Colorado. Rocky Mountain high.
Rocky Mountain high, Colorado. Rocky Mountain high.

22-4 John Denver Rocky Mountain High

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Don’t go near the water

22-4 Wild Ocean

Your mama used to worry about that big muddy river
Honey do your remember?
You let the screen door slam when you stepped off the front porch
Then your mama calling don’t be late
And I’d hear your daddy holler “Son she’s my only daughter”
You’d stick your nose in the honeysuckle down by the gate
I could still hear your mama calling “don’t go near the water”We fell right in
Went over our head
But we didn’t go near the water
Nothing beats the young and sweet
And the nights got hotter and hotter
We were sure enough getting our feet wet mama
But we didn’t go near the waterWe’d hear the rocking chair squeaking
As you sneaked up the back stairs
Mama waiting like a grizzly bear
Had to get the honeysuckle out of your hair
But in the morning light
You’d look her right in the eye
It wasn’t a lie
We didn’t go near the water

We fell right in
Went over our head
But we didn’t go near the water
Nothing beats the young and sweet
And the nights got hotter and hotter
We were sure enough getting our feet wet mama
But we didn’t go near the water

Your mama used to worry about that big muddy river
She should’ve worried about me

‘Cause we were sure enough getting our feet wet mama
But we didn’t go near the water
Didn’t go near the water
Didn’t go near the water yeah

22-4 Johnny Cash Dont go near the water

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April 21st – Tony Orlando gets to No. 1 with – “Tie a Yellow Ribbon”

In 1973, Tony Orlando got to No.1 with #TieAYellowRibbon round the ol’ oak tree  #Singing #Feelgood

Tie a Yellow Ribbon

17-4 Tie a Yellow Ribbon

I’m coming home I’ve done my time,
Now I’ve got to know what is and isn’t mine,
If you receive my letter tellin’ you I’d soon be free,
Then you’ll know just what to do, if you still want me, if you still want me.
Tie a yellow ribbon `round the ole oak tree,
It’s been three long years, do ya still want me?
If I don’t see a ribbon ,round the ole oak tree,
I’ll stay on the bus, forget about us, put the blame on me
If I don’t see a ribbon `round the ole oak tree.
Bus driver, please look for me `cause I couldn’t bear to see what I might see,
I’m really still in prison, and my love, she holds the key,
Simple yellow ribbon’s what I need to set me free.
I wrote and told her please tie a yellow ribbon `round the ole oak tree,
It’s been three long years, do ya still want me?
If I don’t see a ribbon `round the ole oak tree,
I’ll stay on the bus, forget about us, put the blame on me,
If I don’t see a ribbon `round the ole oak tree.
Now the whole damn bus is cheering and I can’t believe I see
A hundred yellow ribbons `round the ole oak tree.
21-4 Tony Orlando Tie a Yellow Ribbon

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