Day 9 – As I type the penultimate post for this challenge I’m wondering what two songs I can’t live without, or what two songs I tend to destroy whilst singing in the shower. But I guess I’d like to pick two songs that have touched me or moved me in some way and are in fact, timeless. For that reason I’ve decided to pick the following classics:
1. We Are The World By Various Artists: ‘There comes a time…when you hear a certain call…and the world must come together as one. There are people dying…Oh, it’s time to lend a hand to life…the greatest gift of all!’ I get goosebumps whenever I hear this song. It takes me back to when I was about 6 years old. The song remained relevant then and it remains even more relevant now. It was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie to raise Humanitarian Aid for Africa in 1985. We need more love in this world, no question about it. This song was sung from the bottom of the hearts of prominent artists including Cindy Lauper, Kenny Rogers, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen and Michael Jackson. It’s definitely my all-time favourite. A newer version was done for Haiti after the 7.0 magnitude earthquake.
2. Rock With You By Michael Jackson: I’m Michael Jackson’s no.1 fan and I’m a bit pissed off I never got a chance to tell him. The lyrics of this song are just perfect for when you meet that special someone and all you want to do is just dance to the rhythm of your heartbeats (excuse the mushy-ness). Not sure what MJ was trying to pull off with that neon, one-piece, spandex glitter-suit but Quincy Jones made sure that the focus was on the music production (phew!). I could listen to this song…all night and dance you into day, sunlight! I digress with no apologies (scampers off to find photo for final blog challenge).
OMG !! Just thinking of ‘We Are The World’ gave me goose bumps ! It’s one of the best tunes out there.
You can never really go wrong with an MJ track. Truly the King of Pop =)
So you chose two classic songs, ehn? Good choice. I prefer that 1985 version of “We are the world” to the more recent version. Something about re-doing classic songs; not everyone can do it properly. But yes, the message is still very relevant today.
Glad you agree TRB. Thanks for commenting 🙂
I’m glad you agree! Thanks for commenting TRB 🙂