A Song for Today: March 2020

March 1:  Cast away those doubts… “Why?”  by Annie LennoxLYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

March 2:  Hold on tight… “That’d Be Alright” by Steve Forbert for Donald Sisto; Happy Birthday! LYRICS  CHORDS  SPOTIFY

March 3:  Everything still remains the same…  “Sittin’ On The Dock of the Bay” by Otis Redding (written by Otis Redding & Steve Cropper) Thanks for the song suggestion to Cassie Levitt Dippo. xo LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

March 4:  Hoping to learn a bit ’bout how to give and take… “New Soul” by Yael NaïmLYRICS & SONGFACTS SPOTIFY

March 5:  Tale as old as time… “Beauty and The Beast” written by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman and performed by Celine Dion & Peabo BrysonLYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY  GFS Kids: Break A Leg!!

March 6:  It sounds just like a song… “Watermelon Sugar” by Harry Styles.  Thanks to Eden for the song suggestion!  LYRICS & SONGFACTS SPOTIFY

March 7:  Here’s to the wild and here’s to the free.. “Alaska and Me” by John Denver.  It’s the first day of the Iditarod (check out the Song of the Day from 2018 to hear a favorite Iditarod song).  LYRICS & CHORDS  SPOTIFY

March 8:  I’m not the mistakes that I have made… “I Am Light” by India.Arie.  Thanks to Ellen Hardy for the song suggestion. xo LYRICS & CHORDS  SPOTIFY

March 9:  Those fishing boats with their sails afloat… “Blue Bayou” written by Roy Orbison and sung here by Linda Ronstadt.  Thanks to Lisa Brailey for the song suggestion.  LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

March 10:  Love like no one has ever loved before… Sara(h?) by Jefferson (?) Starship.  Happy Birthday to Sarah Guterman.  LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

March 11:  Let the melody shine… “Bitter Sweet Symphony” by The Verve.   LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

March 12:  I don’t wanna go wrong… “Somebody’s Knockin'” by Terri Gibbs. Happy Birthday to Lisa Schatz Strausser & Miriam Pomerantz. xoxo LYRICS & CHORDS SONG HISTORY  SPOTIFY  

March 13: I’ll be your shelter through the wind and the rain… “From The Ground Up” by Dan + Shay.  Thanks for the song suggestion to Miriam Pomerantz and happy birthday to Susie Scull Aldrich! LYRICS & SONGFACTS SPOTIFY

March 14:  There’s only one place they call me one of their own… “Who Says You Can’t Go Home” by Bon JoviLYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

March 15:  Hang on…  “Everybody Hurts” by R.E.M.  Check out the Official Music Video, too. LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

March 16:  You jump in the saddle, hold on to the bridle… “Jump In The Line” sung by Harry Belafonte and composed by Lord Kitchener. After you sing the song, enjoy this clip from Beatlejuice.  Happy Birthday to Lee Sherman and Joyce Rossell. xoxo LYRICS & CHORDS SONG HISTORY  SPOTIFY

March 17:  What’s a fellow to do?  Well, since you can’t go anywhere, transport yourself virtually by watching “Galway Girl” recorded live by Sharon Shannon, Mundy & Galway City in Ireland.  Then, sing along with the songwriter, Steve Earle“Galway Girl”.  “May your troubles be less and your blessings by more.  And nothing but happiness come through your door.”  Happy St. Patrick’s Day.  LYRICS & SONGFACTS  CHORDS  SPOTIFY

March 18:  This seems like excellent advice right now… “Breathe” by Faith Hill.  Thanks for the song suggestion and happy belated birthday to Lee Norman. xo  LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

March 19:  All this energy calling me… “Cleveland Rocks” by Ian Hunter because Cleveland gave us today’s birthday girl: Jen Dowd.  Love you, Jen!  xo LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

March 20:  Sing and Echo and Sing again…“Tongo”.  Happy Birthday to Chelsea Steinberg;March 20:  Sing and Echo and Sing again…“Tongo”.   Happy Birthday to Chelsea Steinberg; I enjoy imagining you singing this with your students! xoxo

March 21:  The more you cool down, the easier love is found…  “Is That Love?”  by SqueezeLYRICS & CHORDS SPOTIFY

March 22:  We rely on each other… “Islands in The Stream” written by The Bee Gees and sung here by Kenny Rogers (RIP) and Dolly Parton.  Happy belated birthday and THANK YOU for the perfect suggestion to Allison Becker Pollack.  For one of my favorite Kenny Rogers’ songs please check out the www.singdaily.com Song of the Day for January 13, 2019.  LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

March 23:  It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of… “What The World Needs Now” written by Hal DavidBurt Bacharach and sung here by Sara Bareilles.  I don’t usually duplicate songs, but my bff and birthday girl Ann Wriedt Sisto picked this song and video and I think some songs are worth duplicating, don’t you?  If you want to sing along with a lyric video, visit the singdaily.com post from August.  Happy Birthday, also, to Judy Shore Stone!   LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

March 24:  My whole life crumbled before my eyes!  “Shopping Cart of Love; The Play” by Christine Lavin.  Happy Birthday to Lori Hashizume xo LYRICS  SPOTIFY

March 25:  Hey, who’s in charge here?  “It’s A Jungle Out There” by Randy Newman in honor of Michael Balaban and with love to Melissa, Mark, Carolyn, Barbara and all whose lives were touched by him. (And a very Happy Birthday to Lori Lane!)  LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

March 26:  You’re the star that turns ordinaries into extraordinaries… “Boy With Luv” by BTS (featuring Halsey).   LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

March 27:  We can try to understand The New York Times effect on man… “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees in honor of Dan Woog’s birthday.  Dan’s blog, 06880danwoog.com, gives us Westporters important news every day and his effect on our town is impossible to measure.  Thanks, Dan, for all you do!  LYRICS & SONGFACTS SPOTIFY 

March 28: I tend to close my eyes when it hurts…  “Someone You Loved” written & performed by Lewis Capaldi.  Bonus: here is Choir! Choir! Choir! singing the song “Someone You Loved”; Choir! Choir! Choir! is hosting a Springtime Social-Distan-Sing-Along tomorrow, Sunday, 3/29/20 at 3:00 pm EST.  Let’s do this!  (Thanks, Peter, for the heads-up! xo)  LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

March 29:  There is quiet and there’s comfort in the days that all have been… “Mirror of Life” written by Judy Shore Stone and performed by JoJo, Jud & Sas from their album Camp Friends.  xo

March 30:  Yeah, I believe it’s gonna work out ok… “I Believe” by Chris Isaak.  Thanks to Donald Sisto for the song suggestion.  Happy Birthday to Barbara Bayers Douyard, one of my favorite teachers who made believe in myself.  I hope my own students know how much I believe in them, even though I’m not there in person to show them.  LYRICS & CHORDS  SPOTIFY

March 31:  How about love?? “Something To Talk About” sung by Bonnie Raitt and written by Shirley Eikhard.  Thank you to my dear friend Betsy Morris Rosen who introduced me to Bonnie Raitt‘s music; I think about you every day. LYRICS & SONGFACTS SPOTIFY