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Rob Hammerton, music educator etc.

The Daily Music Post Project, Part III

More Facebook fun! Every day, a new song category. Every day, an opportunity to bare your soul, or at least your record collection. (Your what?)

April 22 … Day 11: “A song from your favorite band.” I’m taking slight liberties with this, but… Frank Sinatra had a band, didn’t he?

Our winner: “New York, New York” (Frank Sinatra).

Honorable mention: “Just Kiss Me” (Harry Connick Jr.’s band!!).

April 23 … Day 12: “A song from a band you hate.” I’m going to re-punctuate this one: “A song[, from a band, that] you hate”. And hate is such a strong word. How about “don’t care for AT ALL”? And again, I’m talking about the song, not the band.

Our winner: “MacArthur Park” (I never cared for the original version of the song, but here’s a great rendition by the Grimethorpe Colliery Band, the UK brass band from “Brassed Off”).

Honorable mention: “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” (A goopy, awful tune; but this cover is phenomenal: by the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain).

April 24 … Day 13: “A song that is a guilty pleasure.”  Again, narrowing this down is hard work.

Our winner: “Take Me Home, Country Roads” (John Denver), a song which turned 40 years old a number of weeks ago. Still coming to grips with the idea that 1971 was 40 years ago.

Honorable mention: “Black or White” (Michael Jackson).

Another honorable mention: “Just You ‘N’ Me” (Chicago).

Another honorable mention: “Going Through the Motions” (from the “Buffy, the Vampire Slayer” musical episode “Once More, With Feeling”).

Another honorable mention: “Give It All You Got”, a not-great official Olympic song (Lake Placid 1980) song by Chuck Mangione.

Another honorable mention: “Everywhere” (Michelle Branch).

April 25 … Day 14: “A song that no one would expect you to love.”

Our winner: “Consider This” (Anna Nalick).

Honorable mention: “The World Is Not Enough” (Garbage).

April 26 … Day 15: “A song that describes you.”

Our winner: A Puzzlement” (from “The King and I”, sung by the incomparable Yul Brynner).

Honorable mention: Putting It Together”.

Another honorable mention: “Set Me In Motion” (Steve Winwood, from the Backdraft movie soundtrack).

To be continued, of course!…

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