A Song for Today: October 2019

October 1:   I’m gonna stick to you… “Honey, Honey” by AbbaLYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

October 2:  Your silvery beams will bring love dreams… “By The Light of the Silvery Moon” by Gus Edwards and Edward Madden and sung here by Bing Crosby.  My paternal grandmother Rosamond Sherman was born on this day in 1910 and this song was a huge hit by Billy Murray and the Haydn Quartet. (Also, happy birthday to Debbie Weisburger Strachan and happy 1/2 birthday to my wonderful sister, Caroline.)

October 3: Need somebody to help me say it one time… “Land of a Thousand Dances” by Chris Kenner and performed by Wilson Pickett.  Happy Birthday to Kerstin Warner Rao! LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

October 4:  The glory of that sight might restore us… “Dinosaurs” by Morgan Morse.

October 5:  You make me feel so alive… “Natural Woman” performed by Aretha Franklin and written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin (I did Carole King’s version of this song for my Auntie Dee’s birthday last November but when birthday girl Louisa Borden requested it this week, as sung by Aretha, I could not say no.)  Check out Aretha’s tribute to Carole at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2015LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

October 6:  All the love you won’t forget… “Good Old Days” by Macklemore, Ke$ha (with BudoAndrew Joslyn, Sam Wishkoski and Tyler Andrews).  Happy Birthday to Storey Jones!  LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

October 7: What in the world did I do? “Crazy” written by Willie Nelson and sung by Patsy Cline and The Jordanaires. Thanks to Lois Himes for the suggestion!  LYRICS & SONGFACTS SPOTIFY

October 8:  After all that’s been said and done… “Hard To Say I’m Sorry” by Peter Cetera and David Foster and performed by Chicago.  Happy Birthday to Rhonda Payne.  LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

October 9:  The promised chance remains… “The Prayer” sung by Celine Dion & Andre Boccelli and written by David Foster* and Carole Bayer-Sager.  Thanks to Debbie Weisburger Strachan for the suggestion. xo LYRICS & SONGFACTS SPOTIFY *I’ve posted about 600 SOTD songs and today is the first time I’ve randomly posted the same composer’s songs (David Foster) two days in a row.

October 10:  Waiting for someone to say… “Hello In There” by John Prine, whose birthday is today.  Happy Birthday, Mr. Prine, and thanks for the amazing songs.  LYRICS & SONGFACTS  CHORDS  SPOTIFY

October 11:   See my morning sun… “Little Green Apples” sung by Glen Campbell and Debby Campbell and written by Bobby RussellLYRICS  SONG HISTORY  SPOTIFY

October 12:  What day demands a date? “Sunflower” written by Ezra Koenig and performed by Vampire Weekend featuring Steve LacyLYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

October 13:  Everything is easy ’cause of you… “Our House” by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.  Happy Birthday to Maya Sherman & Michael Winston (I love when you visit our house…) LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

October 14: That night was just like you… “Unforgettable” by Thomas Rhett.  Happy Birthday to Bob Hull and Pierce Haley.  LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

October 15:  Will everybody please give him a little bit of space?  “Home” by Cavetown (a.k.a. Ryan Skinner). Thanks to Amanda & Lenny for sharing…  LYRICS  CHORDS SPOTIFY

October 16:  Truly the angel’s best…  Isn’t She Lovely? by Stevie WonderLYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

October 17:  A favorite sound of mine… “Marigolds” by Kishi Bashi (Thanks to Henry and Phaedra for introducing me to Kishi Bashi and for sharing “A Song For You”  (Here is the official Marigolds video.)  LYRICS  SPOTIFY

October 18:  Who’s reaching out to capture a moment… “Windy” performed by The Association and written by Ruthann FriedmanLYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY  Happy Birthday to Maggie Zeldes!

October 19:  Keep swinging…  “Sing, Sing, Sing” written by Louis Prima and performed here by The Andrews Sisters.  LYRICS  SONG HISTORY  Check out Anita O’Day‘s version on SPOTIFY

October 20:  This is all just in our head… “All There Is” by Gregory Alan Isakov.  LYRICS SPOTIFY

October 21:  You’ll be there between each line of pain and glory… “The Best Thing That Ever Happened” written by Jim Weatherly and sung by Gladys Knight and the Pips.  Happy Birthday to Camille Addario and thanks to her four beautiful daughters for the song suggestion!   LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

October 22:  When I believed in forever…  “Memories” by Maroon 5.   LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

October 23:  Gotta have it… “Faith” by George Michael. Happy Birthday to Eileen Barreca!  LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

October 24:  There’s a reason to believe you’ll be ok… “You Will Be Found” written by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul and sung by Ben Platt and the Original Broadway Cast of Dear Evan Hansen.  Thanks, CJ. xo LYRICS  SPOTIFY

October 25:  Find yourself some fun… “Teacher” written by Ian Anderson and performed by Jethro Tull.  Love the flute in this one.  Happy Birthday to my brother’s flute teacher and the woman who gave me one of my dearest friends, Ann Wriedt Forbes.  xo  LYRICS & SONGFACTS SPOTIFY

October 26:  Ain’t it wonderful to be where I’ve always wanted to be?   “I Guess The Lord Must Be In New York City” by Harry Nillson.  Thanks to Uncle Donny Sherman for the suggestion and Happy Birthday to my sister-in-law, Elizabeth Propp.  LYRICS SONG HISTORY SPOTIFY

October 27: Yes, I would give my heart gladly… “The Girl from Ipanema” performed by João Gilberto, Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto; written by Antonio Carlos Jobim, who wrote the music; and Vinicius de Moraes, who wrote the lyrics in Portuguese. English lyrics were later written by their producer, Norman Gimbel.   LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

October 28:  Don’t let it get away… “Beautiful Day” by U2.  Happy Birthday to Marilyn Becker and Meg Pomeroy Hurdman (thanks for the song suggestion).  LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

October 29:  The heart is always singing one song… “Funiculi, Funicula” written by Luigi Denza and Peppino Turco and sung, I think, by Andrea Bocelli (though I’m not positive).  Buon Compleanno to Anne Parise and Debbie Wennett! XO  LYRICS, TRANSLATION & SONG HISTORY  SPOTIFY

October 30:  It’s a waste of time to worry ’bout the things that they have not… “There Is Nothing Like A Dame” from Rodgers & Hammerstein‘s 1949 movie “South Pacific” (inspired by tomorrow’s birthday boy, our favorite Seabee Luther Billis, Stanley Becker). xo   LYRICS & CHORDS SPOTIFY

October 31:  Thank you for your trouble and the kindness you have shown…  “Bringing Mary Home” written by Joe Kingston, Chaw Monk and John Duffey and performed by Red Sovine.  (P.S. Happy Birthday to two of my favorite Stanleys: Stanley Becker & Stan Lewis. )  LYRICS & CHORDS  SPOTIFY