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This song was written and recorded by singer-songwriter Fred Neil in 1966 and released by himself two years later. The version of the song performed by Harry Nilsson sold over a million copies and became a hit in 1969. It reached No. 6 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and won a Grammy Award after it was featured in the film Midnight Cowboy. The song describes the singer's desire to retreat from other people to the ocean. It has also appeared in the 1994 film Forrest Gump as well as being included on the film's soundtrack album. It can also be found in the comedy film Borat and in the O..
This song was written by Eric Clapton, Marcella Detroit and George Terry. It was recorded & performed by Clapton and appeared on his 1977 album ‘Slowhand’. The up-tempo tune is one of Clapton's biggest American hits. He intentionally wrote it in the style of one of his favourite songwriters, Oklahoma musician J.J. Cale. Clapton said the song was "as close as an Englishman could get to being J.J. Cale. The song lyrics reference Clapton trying to convince a girl to hang out with him in bed instead of leaving. It was the Bee Gee’s who kept Clapton out of the No.1 spot in the charts wit..
This is a ballad written, produced, and performed by Stevie Wonder and remains his best selling single to date, having reached No.1 in a record 19 different charts around the world. The song was used as the lead single from the 1984 soundtrack album ‘The Woman in Red’ and reached No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 3 weeks in October 1984. It is his only solo UK No.1, staying at the top for six weeks. In the process it also became Motown Records' biggest-selling single in the UK, a distinction it still holds as of 2019. In addition, the song won both a Golden Globe and an Academy Award fo..
As our style ranges continue to grow, we have got to No.100 in our single style range. Our latest new style is a gem. Whitney Housten's Saving all my love for you! If you haven't done so, please have a listen to the style demos. For those of you new to Carillon the original principles behind these styles is to give our players the ability to create a song without the use of midifiles as accurately as possible. However, that was not enough. Instruments get upgraded and superseded and we thought why should customers be forced to re-buy software they have already paid for? With that i..
This song by Michael Jackson was from his 9th studio album ‘HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I’ and released on August 15, 1995. The ballad was written by R&B singer R. Kelly for Michael in response to difficult times in his own personal life. Kelly sent a bare demo tape to Jackson, who liked the song and decided to produce it with him in Chicago. Jackson's interest in the song was also linked to recent events in his personal life. The song's corresponding music video, which featured Jackson and his then-wife Lisa Marie Presley, featured scenes of semi-nudity. The track toppe..
This song by Billy Joel first appeared on his 1978 album ‘52nd Street’. A single version was released in the autumn of 1978 and reached No.2 on the U.S. adult contemporary chart. Early in 1979 it peaked at No.3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and got to No.12 in the UK. The song begins with drums and electric bass, followed by a keyboard riff. The riff is also used as a fill between verse and chorus sections and is also played at the end. The section order is intro-verse-fill-chorus-bridge-v-f-c-b-solo-c-outro. Chicago members Peter Cetera and Donnie Dacus performed the backing vocals and sang..
This song was written by Elton John and Gary Osborne. It was released in 1982 both as a single and on the album ‘Jump Up!’ (which reached No. 8 in the UK). In the US, it achieved two weeks at No. 1 on the Adult Contemporary chart. The video for the song was filmed in Australia, on Sydney's famous Bondi to Bronte walk. The exact location is at the most easterly point of Marks Park, Tamarama, where a low, sandstone turret rests on the top of the cliffs and overlooks the Tasman Sea. The white grand piano was positioned right in the middle of the turret. The song and video was in dedication..
This pop ballad was written by George David Weiss & Bob Thiele. It was first recorded by Louis Armstrong and released in 1967 reaching No.1 in the UK. Armstrong's recording was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. The songs recording session followed Armstrong's Las Vagas midnight show. By 2am the musicians were recording. ABC president Larry Newton showed up to photograph Armstrong. Newton wanted a swingy pop song like "Hello, Dolly!", a big hit for Armstrong when he was with Kapp Records, so when Newton heard the slow pace of "What a Wonderful World", he tried to stop the ..
The song was recorded by Buddy Holly on October 21, 1958. It featured the pizzicato strings and orchestral backing of Dick Jacobs. The music and lyrics of the song were written by the songwriting team of Felice Bryant and Boudleaux Bryant. It was released as a single on Coral Records in 1959, peaking at No. 88 on the USA Billboard charts as the B-side of "It Doesn't Matter Anymore". The recording was included on Buddy Holly's first "greatest hits" compilation album titled The Buddy Holly Story that was released in March 1959. In 1968, The Beatles paraphrased the first line of "Rainin..
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