Monday, December 27, 2010

WHAT A FOOL BELIEVES ~ THE DOOBIE BROTHERS

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Grammy Song Of the Year 1980
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"What a Fool Believes" is a song written by Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins. The best known version was recorded by The Doobie Brothers for their 1978 album Minute by Minute (with McDonald singing lead vocals and Michael Jackson backing voice). The single reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on April 14, 1979, remaining in that position for one week. The song received Grammy Awards in 1980 for both Song of the Year and Record of the Year.
"What a Fool Believes" was one of the few non-disco No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 during 1979. The song lyrics tell a story of a man who is reunited with a former lover and attempts to rekindle the relationship with her, only to realize she never really loved him and shows no interest in continuing an affair with him.


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JUST THE WAY YOU ARE ~ BILLY JOEL

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Grammy Song Of the Year 1979
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Just the Way You Are" is a love song from Billy Joel's 1977 pop rock album, The Stranger. It was written as a birthday gift to Joel's first wife, Elizabeth Weber. After they divorced, Joel said that when performing the song, he would imagine what he would eat for dinner or what he would do after the show, or even accidentally sing alternate lyrics written by Liberty DeVitto ("She took the dog, the house, the car"). "Just the Way You Are" was Joel's first US Top 10 (reaching #3) and UK Top 20 single, as well as Joel's first Gold single in the US. "Just the Way You Are" won the 1978 Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Joel has gone on record stating that he personally dislikes the song and was originally going to leave it off the album.[citation needed] However, at the request of both Linda Ronstadt and Phoebe Snow (both were recording in other studios in the same building at the time), Joel and Ramone agreed to leave it on the album. Since its initial release, the song has been covered by such notable performers as Barry White, Diana Krall, Ahmad Jamal, Shirley Bassey, Frank Sinatra, Isaac Hayes, Will Martin, and Harry Connick, Jr..

Every Man's Dream

Car is definitely what every man is dreaming to have. If women are more into shoes and bags, men like us are more into gadgets and cars. However, cars are more expensive then any other jewelries, shoes, bags and accessories. It can be as expensive as a house unit. That’s why we almost treat cars as a great investment. Buying a car is not a laughing matter. It is really something that you have to work hard for in order to afford it. Well, good thing there are also car dealers that are open for paying installments which will help you to own a car even though you’re budget is not yet enough to pay it cash. This is also the reason why most car owners are applying for an auto insurance. Getting an insurance like the auto insurance Vancouver WA has is highly recommendable especially for those who are not yet fully paid for their cars. This will help them to hedge the risk of a possible devastating loss which may include car accidents and other related scenarios.

Monday, December 20, 2010

YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE ~ DEBBY BOONE

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Grammy Song Of the Year 1978
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"You Light Up My Life" is a ballad written by Joe Brooks and originally recorded by Kasey Cisyk for the soundtrack to the film of the same name. The song was performed in the film by its lead, Didi Conn, who lip synched Cisyk's version. Pat Boone's daughter, Debby Boone, was recruited to record the single, which became a massive success, topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a record-setting ten consecutive weeks. It easily became the most successful single of the 1970s in the United States and set a new Hot 100 record for longest reign at No.1. (Elvis Presley's double-sided "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog", then recognized as the longest-running No.1 of the Rock Era, spent 11 weeks atop the Billboard Best Sellers chart in 1956, before the debut of the Hot 100.) The record was matched in 1982 by Olivia Newton-John's Physical, but never surpassed until a 1991 change in chart methodology allowed songs to achieve longer reigns at No.1 ("End of the Road" by Boyz II Men set the new record, 13 weeks). The single, which was certified platinum by the RIAA, also hit #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart and even reached #4 on the Country chart. Although written by Brooks as a love song, the devout Boone interpreted the song as inspirational and proclaimed that it was instead God who "lit up her life."



I WRITE THE SONGS ~ BARRY MANILOW

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Grammy Song Of the Year 1977
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"I Write the Songs" is a popular song written by Bruce Johnston in 1975 and made famous by Barry Manilow. Manilow's version reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in January 1976 after spending two weeks atop the Billboard adult contemporary chart in December 1975. The song won a Grammy Award for Song of the Year and was nominated for Record of the Year in 1977 and became one of Manilow's signature songs. Manilow was initially reluctant to record the song, stating in his autobiography Sweet Life: "The problem with the song was that if you didn't listen carefully to the lyric, you would think that the singer was singing about himself. It could be misinterpreted as a monumental ego trip." After persuasion by Clive Davis, then president of Arista Records, Manilow relented and recorded the song, and his version of "I Write the Songs" was the first single taken from the album Tryin' to Get the Feeling. It first charted on the Billboard Hot 100 on November 15, 1975, reaching the top of the chart nine weeks later, on January 17, 1976.


Blancpain Le Brassus


If there’s one thing that I would like to received this Christmas that would be an authentic watch like the Blancpain Le Brassus for men. I saw this kind of model on a magazine which really took my interest and makes me eager to have one. Isn’t great if you will be attending a very special event wearing that elegant-looking watch? These watches are long lasting and highly durable and sometimes take forever like a very expensive diamond. Just like any other jewelry, buying an Authentic watches is such a great investment too. So I guess I have to start saving my money and cut down my allowance this month in order to have enough money to buy that Blancpain. By the way I also discovered a site that offers a huge collection of Authentic watches, if you are interested, you can visit them at http://www.essential-watches.com

A Fashion Statement


We buy watches for us to know what the time is. We buy them to avoid us from getting late and to help us to wake up early and be at our office or school in time. Nowadays, watches can be used more than its time-checking function. They can actually be used now as a fashion statement. Since, watches come up with different styles and colors; they can be worn and be matched with your clothes. For me, Rolex Watches are the greatest watches of all as it provides an elegant look and will definitely makes you look more appealing and decent. Authentic Rolex watches are versatile and can be worn with any type of clothes and in any type of event and occasions. If you are interested to know more about Rolex watches, you can check the huge collection of it by visiting http://www.essential-watches.com.

SEND IN THE CLOWNS ~ JUDY COLLINS

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Grammy Song Of the Year 1976
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"Send in the Clowns" is a song by Stephen Sondheim from the 1973 musical A Little Night Music, an adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's film Smiles of a Summer Night. It is a ballad from Act II in which the character Desirée reflects on the ironies and disappointments of her life. Among other things, she looks back on an affair years earlier with the lawyer Fredrik. Meeting him after so long, she finds that he is now in an unconsummated marriage with a much younger woman. Desirée proposes marriage to rescue him from this situation, but he declines, citing his dedication to his bride. Reacting to his rejection, Desirée sings this song. The song is later reprised as a coda after Fredrik's young wife runs away with his son, and Fredrik is finally free to accept Desirée's offer. Sondheim wrote the song specifically for the actress Glynis Johns, who created the role of Desirée on Broadway. The song is structured with four verses and a bridge, and uses a complex triple meter. It became Sondheim's most popular song after Judy Collins and Frank Sinatra recorded it in 1975. In 1975, Judy Collins recorded "Send In the Clowns" and included it in her album, Judith. The song was released as a single, which soon became a major pop hit. It remained on the Billboard Hot 100 for 11 weeks in 1975, reaching Number 36. Then, in 1977, the song again reached the Billboard Hot 100, where it remained for 16 weeks and reached Number 19. At the Grammy Awards of 1976, the Judy Collins performance of the song was named "Song of the Year".






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Sunday, December 19, 2010

THE WAY WE WERE ~ BARBRA STREISAND

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Grammy Song Of the Year 1975
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"The Way We Were" is the title song to the 1973 movie The Way We Were, starring Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford. The song was written by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman, scored by Marvin Hamlisch and performed by Streisand. It won the Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Song and also made AFI's list of Top 100 Songs from Film; it was ranked number eight.
"The Way We Were" topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for one week in 1974 and was replaced by "Love's Theme" by Love Unlimited Orchestra. It then returned to number one for two additional weeks. The song also spent two weeks atop the easy listening chart, Streisand's second single to reach the top of this chart (following 1964's "People").The 45 version of the song is a different vocal take than the version which appeared on the original movie soundtrack and subsequent greatest hits compilations. Streisand's version was listed at #90 on Billboard's Greatest Songs of All Time.



KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG ~ ROBERTA FLACK

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Grammy Song Of the Year 1974
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"Killing Me Softly with His Song" is a 1971 song composed by Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel. It has been covered by numerous artists, most notably by Roberta Flack, whose version topped the U.S. pop singles charts, and won a Grammy Award and The Fugees, whose rendition charted at number two, contributing to their Grammy Award-winning album, The Score. Lori Lieberman was the first to record Fox and Gimbel's song, in 1971. It became a bigger hit when covered by Roberta Flack in 1973. Her version won three Grammy Awards: Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Female Performer and it was number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for 4 weeks. It was replaced by "Love Train" by The O'Jays, then returned to the top of the U.S. charts for another week. In 1999 Flack's version was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. It also ranked #360 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and #82 on Billboard's Greatest Songs of all time.

THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE ~ ROBERTA FLACK

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Grammy Song Of the Year 1973
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"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" is a 1957 folk song written by political singer/songwriter Ewan MacColl for Peggy Seeger, who was later to become his wife. At the time the couple were lovers, although MacColl was married to someone else. The song entered the pop mainstream when it was released by Roberta Flack, in 1972. The Flack version was much slower than the original: an early solo recording by Seeger, for example, clocked in at two and a half minutes long, whereas Flack's is more than twice that length. It was subsequently covered by numerous other artists. The song was popularized by Roberta Flack and became a breakout hit for the singer after it appeared in the film Play Misty for Me. Though the song first appeared on Flack's 1969 album First Take, Flack's recording of the song topped the Billboard Hot 100 and won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year three years later. Flack's slower, more sensual version was used by Clint Eastwood in his 1971 directorial debut Play Misty for Me during a lovemaking scene. With the new exposure, Atlantic Records cut the song down to four minutes and released it to radio. It became an extremely successful single in the United States, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and Easy Listening charts in April 1972 for six week runs on each.. It reached number fourteen on the UK Singles Chart. Celine Dion has a version of this song too

YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND ~ JAMES TAYLOR

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Grammy Song Of the Year 1972
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"You've Got a Friend" is a song from 1971. The song, written by Carole King, was included in her album Tapestry of 1971, but was made famous by James Taylor's cover version the same year. Taylor's rendition, released as a single from his own 1971 album Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon, reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 4 on the UK Singles Chart. The James Taylor version also spent one week at the top of the Easy Listening charts . "You've Got a Friend" won Grammy Awards both for Taylor (Best Male Pop Vocal Performance) and King (Song of the Year). The song was recorded also during 1971 by Dusty Springfield, a recording that predates Taylor's version. It was recorded for her third album for Atlantic Records, but a dispute with the company meant the album was unreleased. The song was left unissued until 1999, when it was issued as a bonus track for the Rhino Records deluxe re-release of Dusty in Memphis. "You've Got a Friend" was performed by Céline Dion, Shania Twain, Gloria Estefan, and Carole King at the VH1 Divas Live concert on April 14, 1998. The event took place in New York City's Beacon Theatre. The entire concert was released on CD and DVD on October 6, 1998. Mariah Carey and Aretha Franklin also participated with this event


No more Space for Games

I think I have to mark down my calendar today! Today is something very special because I was able to finish my Plants versus Zombies Game LOL. I really love playing online games and I used to download a lot of them on my pc. However, the capacity of my hard disk is now loaded with games and is not capable of storing big data anymore. This forced me to remove some of my game files on my pc. Well, maybe I will just check for some brand new games as soon as my dad bought a newly upgraded Hard drive. For the mean time, I will also check some cool Gambling sites to entertain me while I am not allowed to install any games on my pc.

Let's Play Casino

I really love playing casino games. I used to ply these games to keep me away from getting bored especially now that I will be having a 2 weeks holiday vacation. Well, I am not saying that my holidays will be that boring… Of course, I am about to attend some social gatherings and reunions this next few days but again, I will still be spending most of my time inside my house and that would be a little bit boring. Good thing we have Internet and we can install as many games as we want. Of all the online games, I love online casinos the most. First, it offers more thrilling and exciting gaming experience knowing that you will be dealing with real money as if you are playing in the real land-based casinos. In fact, there are some gambling sites that offer cashable casino bonuses which make the game more interesting. For starter, you can join a site that offer no deposit casino bonus which enables you to play casino games free for a set amount of time or with a set amount of casino credit for free. Well, if you think you can only play these games on your PC, well then think again, because there are now mobile casinos for your phones. You can now have a good source of entertainment anytime, any where! Interesting!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER~ SIMON AND GARFUNKEL

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Grammy Song Of the Year 1971
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"Bridge over Troubled Water" is the title song of Simon & Garfunkel's final album together, released January 26, 1970, though it also appears on the live album "Simon & Garfunkel, Live 1969." It reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on February 28, 1970, and stayed at the top of the chart for six weeks. "Bridge over Troubled Water" also topped the adult contemporary chart in the U.S. for six weeks.This song's recording process exposed many of the underlying tensions that eventually led to the breakup of the duo after the album's completion. Most notably, Paul Simon has repeatedly expressed regret over his insistence that Art Garfunkel sing this song as a solo, as it focused attention on Garfunkel and relegated Simon to a secondary position. Art Garfunkel initially did not want to sing lead vocal, feeling it was not right for him. "He felt I should have done it," Paul Simon revealed to Rolling Stone in 1972.Garfunkel said that the moment when he performed it at a 1972 Madison Square Garden benefit concert, as part of a one-off reunion with Simon, was "almost biblical."In performances on the 2003 "Old Friends" tour, Simon and Garfunkel have taken turns singing alternate verses of the vocal. Rolling Stone named it number 47 on The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The single won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year and Song of the Year in the Grammy Awards of 1971, with its album also winning several awards in the same year.

GAMES PEOPLE PLAY ~ JOE SOUTH

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Grammy Song Of the Year 1970
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"Games People Play" is a 1968 song written, composed and performed by singer/song-writer Joe South. The lyrics and title are thought to be a direct reference to Dr. Eric Berne's work on transactional analysis of the same name. The book, which was released in 1964, deals with the "games" human beings play in interacting with one another.The song closely resembles an older song, the traditional Cajun "'Tit Galop Pour Mamou", which was played by the Balfa Brothers among others, and is on the Balfas' Play Traditional Cajun Music. After South's hit got around, Nathan Abshire (accordionist with the Balfas and others), recorded a version in French, with singing by Don Guillory, on his album A Cajun Legend. A new Cajun version, introduced by a partial recounting of the genealogy of the versions, is at under the heading Robert Jardell.




Saturday, December 11, 2010

Car Exhibit

I remember the last we went to a car exhibit; we have seen a lot of cool cars being showcased on the event. The event showcased different cars! Some are new models while others are vintage cars. We even saw An RV being promoted on this event and they let us show the interior. I guess, it would be amazing to have this kind of car. I love to travel and i guess, this kind of vehicle is very ideal to me. I did some research about this car and i have found out that it is widely use in North America. There are also some people who live full time with their RV while others are using it mainly for traveling. RV is like a very dynamic type of Car and you can customize it based on your own preferences. You can design it the way you want it to be. In fact, i just saw a website last night that is showcasing different stylish and elegant looking RV Faucet. If you are interested, you can visit the site at http://www.durafaucet.com/ and see what else it has to offer for your RV.

Friday, December 10, 2010

LITTLE GREEN APPLES ~ O.C SMITH

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Grammy Song Of the Year 1969
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"Little Green Apples" is a country song written by Bobby Russell. The version by O. C. Smith, from the album Hickory Holler Revisited, peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and on the R&B chart. It also received a gold record from the RIAA for sales of one million records. Other artists to have charting versions of this song in the United States were Roger Miller, on his album A Tender Look at Love, and Patti Page, on her album Gentle on My Mind, both in 1968; Miller's rendition also charted in the United Kingdom. "Little Green Apples" won Russell the 1969 Grammy Award for Song of the Year and the Grammy Award for Best Country Song.

UP, UP AND AWAY ~ THE 5TH DIMENSION

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Grammy Song Of the Year 1968
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"Up, Up and Away" is a 1967 song written by Jimmy Webb and recorded by The 5th Dimension, that became a major pop hit, reaching #7 on the U.S. Pop Singles chart and sold well in Canada. The single peaked at #9 on Billboard's Easy Listening Top 40. A canonical example of sunshine pop, themed around images of hot air ballooning, it cleaned up at the Grammy Awards of 1968, winning for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, Other Pop/Rock&Roll/ Contemporary Awards or Instrumental, and the big prizes of Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Al Casey was the guitarist on this recording, as was fellow "Wrecking Crew" drummer Hal Blaine. Diana Ross & the Supremes recorded a version of the song in 1967 for their album Reflections. Dionne Warwick recorded a version of the tune on her 1967 Valley Of The Dolls.

Preparing For Tax Returns

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

MICHELLE ~ THE BEATLES

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Grammy Song Of the Year 1967
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Michelle" is a love ballad by The Beatles, mainly written by Paul McCartney, which is featured on their Rubber Soul album. The song departs from most of The Beatles' other recordings in that some of the lyrics are in French. "Michelle" won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 1966, and has become one of the most famous Beatles songs in France. "Michelle" won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 1966. The song's win over standard fare "Born Free", "The Impossible Dream", "Somewhere My Love" and "Strangers in the Night" was seen as something of a triumph for The Beatles, who had in 1965 been nominated, but were unsuccessful, in nine categories. In 1999, BMI named "Michelle" as the 42nd most performed song of the 20th century. "Michelle" was performed by McCartney throughout his 1993 world tour. He has rarely performed the song since, but did include it in a 2009 performance in Washington, DC, in honour of Michelle Obama, the American First Lady, and he would play it on most (if not all) of his performances in France or other French-speaking countries.



HiFi Room


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THE SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE ~ TONY BENNETT

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Grammy Song Of the Year 1966
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"The Shadow of Your Smile", also known as "Love Theme from The Sandpiper", is a popular song. The music was written by Johnny Mandel with the lyrics written by Paul Francis Webster. The song was introduced in the 1965 film The Sandpiper with a trumpet solo by Jack Sheldon and later became a minor hit for Tony Bennett (Johnny Mandel arranged and conducted his version as well). It won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year and the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Tony Bennett re-recorded this song for his album Duets: An American Classic with Colombian-rock singer Juanes in a "Spanglish" version. This marked the first time that Juanes sang in English and Tony Bennett in Spanish.Carly Smithson performed "The Shadow of Your Smile" on Season 7 of American Idol during the top 24 performances. It was released for download from the iTunes store on February 21, 2008.


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Grammy Song of the Year 1966 Nominees
  • "I Will Wait for You" by Connie Francis
  • "The September of My Years" by Frank Sinatra
  • "Yesterday" by The Beatles
  • "King of the Road" by Roger Miller

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Cosmetic Surgery

Will you ever consider undergoing cosmetic surgery just to have the body that you desire to have? Well, for me there’s nothing really wrong in cosmetic surgery. Some of you might say that we should have what so-called “Contentment” but believe me guys, contentment will not save you from being insulted and being teased. I have a friend who undergone such surgery and we saw a big improvement on her not just physically but also they way she socialize with others. Cosmetic surgery comes with wide variety. There are different kinds of Cosmetic surgery including rhinoplasty, liposuction, male organ enhancement, breast augmentation and more. The procedure is now very common especially in California. The california cosmetic surgery offers huge variety of treatment including the well known beverly hills rhinoplasty procedure being offered by The Rodeo Drive Cosmetic clinic. Rhinoplasty is a procedure where nose are being reconstructed based on the customer’s preferences. If your nose is too short or too long, then let it be reconstructed and make it more appealing to you. In fact, I just went to their official site to see what’s new. The Rodeo Drive Plastic Surgery is well known for providing quality service and very satisfying results for their costumers. No wonder why a lot of my friends are buzzing about it. If you are worrying about your flabs, then you can also try tummy tuck in Beverly Hills to get rid of those unwanted stomach flabs and get ripped in no time. Overall, for me, it is okay to undergo cosmetic surgery as long as you will be dealing with the right and well trained surgeons. Do not ever take the risk and always observe or else you will be living in a nightmare forever. Seek advises from the experts and let them recommend you the best options for you.

HELLO, DOLLY ! ~ LOUIS ARMSTRONG

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Grammy Song Of the Year 1965
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"Hello, Dolly!" is the title song of the popular 1964 musical of the same name. Louis Armstrong's version was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001. The music and lyrics were written by Jerry Herman, who also wrote the scores for many other popular musicals including Mame and La Cage aux Folles. The best-known recording is by Louis Armstrong in 1964. His version reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, ending The Beatles' streak of three number-one hits in a row (they also held the top three spots) and becoming the biggest hit of Armstrong's career, followed by a gold-selling album of the same name. The song also spent nine weeks atop the adult contemporary chart shortly after the opening of the musical. "Hello, Dolly!" won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 1965, and Armstrong received a Grammy for Best Vocal Performance, Male. Louis Armstrong also performed the song (together with Barbra Streisand) in the popular 1969 film Hello, Dolly!.



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Grammy Song of the Year 1965 Nominees
  • "A Hard Day's Night" by The Beatles
  • "Dear Heart" by Andy Williams
  • "People" by Barbra Streisand
  • "Who Can I Turn To?" by Tony Bennett
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I Need Payday Loans

This is my HP laptop and I’ve been using this for years now and I guess it is the right time for me to replace it and buy a brand new one. My sister Mirasol has been requesting me to buy her a laptop but I just keep on refusing to her request because we all know how expensive the laptop is. I just told her that when I bought a new one, I will give the old one to her and I think, looking at her face, it satisfies her. I guess I need to apply for payday loans in order to buy a new one. Well, my budget is enough for me and for my daily expenses but I don’t have enough money to buy other stuffs like this. Most of my colleagues are buzzing about these payday loans which make me really more interested to apply for it. Well, payday loans are not that big compare to other loans which is good because it will be easy for you to pay your bills without worrying about the monthly payments. Some lending companies are deducting your payment directly from your monthly salary. You can even apply for payday loans online. Anyway, I’m sure Mirasol will be very happy as soon as she finds out that I will b buying a brand new lappie.

Monday, December 6, 2010

DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES ~ ANDY WILLIAMS

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Grammy Song Of the Year 1963
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"Days of Wine and Roses" is a popular song, from the 1962 movie of the same name. The music was written by Henry Mancini with lyrics by Johnny Mercer. They received the Academy Award for Best Original Song for their work. The song is composed of only two sentences, one for each stanza. The best-known recording of the song was by Andy Williams in 1963, but several other recording artists have done the song, including Perry Como, composer Henry Mancini and the famous guitarist Wes Montgomery (1963: Boss Guitar) and Canadian virtuoso Lenny Breau. Andy Williams' version was recorded for Columbia Records. It was released as catalog number 42674. The song reached #26 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and was the featured track of an album by Williams of the same name, which was a #1-charting album on the Billboard album charts.


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Grammy Song of the Year 1963 Nominees
  • "Call Me Irresponsible" by Frank Sinatra
  • "The Good Life" by Tony Bennett
  • "I Wanna Be Around" by Tony Bennett
  • "Wives and Lovers" by Jack Jones
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A Car Accident on the road

There was such a huge and heavy traffic yesterday. We were actually on the way back to our office after our Manager Miss Nelie assigned us to make a product inventory check on the other branch near us. However, there was this horrifying accident on the road which caused the heavy traffic. I have seen the place of the accident and it was a bit shocking! We saw a man lying down on the floor being knocked down after getting hit by a car. He was riding on a motor cycle. I just don't know how all this event get started but after it was being published in the newspaper today, i found out that it was the car owners fault. The driver was over speeding and failed to notice the motorcycle ahead of him. But the weird thing here is that, instead of apologizing, the driver of the car still depending himself and planning to sue the motorcycle which is quite unfair to me. And one more thing! The car owner is connected to a highly appointed official which make me quite worried wheter the driver of the motorcycle, who is obviously the victim here will win the case or not. I think he better seek for something like the Personal Injury Lawyer Albany OR has. They will ensure that all the victims of such kind of unlawful accidents will get the best chances of winning the case and let them achieve the justice that they deserve. Anyway i have learned one good lesson here, Always keep yourself ready because any time and anywhere, accidents can happen so be prepared and insure yourself!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

MOON RIVER ~ ANDY WILLIAMS

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Grammy Song Of the Year 1962
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"Moon River" is a song composed by Johnny Mercer (lyrics) and Henry Mancini (music) in 1961, for whom it won that year's Academy Award for Best Original Song. It was originally sung in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's by Audrey Hepburn, although it has been covered by many other artists. The song also won the 1962 Grammy Award for Record of the Year.It became the theme song for Andy Williams, who first recorded it in 1961 and performed it at the Academy Awards ceremonies in 1962. He sang the first eight bars at the beginning of his television show and also named his production company and venue in Branson, Missouri after it. Williams' version was disliked by Cadence Records president Archie Bleyer, who believed it had little or no appeal to teenagers. Andy Williams' version never charted, except as an LP track, which he recorded for Columbia in a hit album of 1962. The song's most famous line, "...my huckleberry friend...", was not a reference to Mark Twain's Huck Finn. Rather, Mercer had originally titled the song "Blue River" (changing it only after recalling another song with the same title), and the initial lyrics contained many references to that color. Although Mercer dropped most of the blue references in his revised lyrics, he kept the huckleberry in simply because he liked how it sounded.





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Grammy Song of the Year 1962 Nominees
  • "Big Bad John" by Jimmy Dean
  • "A Little Bitty Tear" by Burl Ives
  • "Lollipops and Roses" by Jack Jones
  • "Make Someone Happy" by Various Artists
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THEME FROM EXODUS ~ ERNEST GOLD

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Grammy Song Of the Year 1961
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Exodus is a 1960 epic war film made by Alpha and Carlyle Productions and distributed by United Artists. It was produced and directed by Otto Preminger from a screenplay by Dalton Trumbo from the 1958 novel, Exodus, by Leon Uris. The Super Panavision 70 cinematography was by Sam Leavitt. The music, including the frequently covered title theme, was written by Ernest Gold. The main theme from the film has been widely remixed and covered by many artists. A version by Ferrante & Teicher went all the way to number 2 on the Billboard Singles Chart. Another notable version was recorded by jazz saxophonist Eddie Harris. Other versions were recorded by Mantovani, Peter Nero, Connie Francis, and the Duprees, who sang the theme with lyrics written by Pat Boone. Other artists include Gospel pianist Anthony Burger (in the Gaither Vocal Band's "I Do Believe"), singer Edith Piaf who used french lyrics, Classical pianist Maksim Mrvica and T.I. as a sample for Bankhead. Trey Spruance of the Secret Chiefs 3 rescored the theme for "surf band and orchestra" on the album 2004 Book of Horizons. Howard Stern uses it for comedic effect when discussing aspects of Jewish life. A sample of the Exodus was used also in Ice-T´s song Exodus from the Album 7 Deadly Sin, and Nas's song "You're Da Man" from the album Stillmatic. A portion of the main title was included in a montage arranged by composer John Williams and performed at the 2002 Academy Awards ceremony.



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Grammy Song of the Year 1961 Nominees
  • "He'll Have to Go" by Jim Reeves
  • "Nice 'n' Easy" by Frank Sinatra
  • "Second Time Around" by Andy Williams
  • "Theme from A Summer Place" by Percy Faith
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Friday, November 26, 2010

Fashion od the Past Decades

Styles and fashions keep on evolving from time to time. Hair styles most especially, changes every decades. Each decade had its own unique style and they come in every shape, color and material you can imagine. Remember that curls and bangs of the 60’s, the retro style of the 70’s, the punky and futuristic hairs of the 80’s (think of Cyndi Lauper), the simple and neat style of the 90’s and the modern hair styles of today. You can even change your hair color using those hair dyes. From brunette, you can change your hair into blonde in an instant. But we have to be very careful in using hair dyes because the frequent use of such product can cause dry hair. Dry hair can make you feel itchy and uncomfortable. It makes your hair dull and frizzy. Other chemicals that can damage your hair aside from hair dyes include bleach, perms, relaxers and straighteners. Well in every problem, there’s always a solution. You can remedy your dry hair using specialized dry hair products. These dry hair products will moisturized your hair and bring its normal and healthy condition. Being “in” is not bad as long as you know how to handle it properly.
Did you know that Joico makes a broad selection of
hair color products? Their salon-quality hair products such as their K-PAK Color Therapy shampoo and conditioner are world class.

THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS

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Grammy Song Of the Year 1960
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"The Battle of New Orleans" is the name of a song written by Jimmie Driftwood. The song details the 1815 Battle of New Orleans from the perspective of an American fighting alongside Andrew Jackson against British forces, but the tone is lighthearted. It has been recorded by many artists, but the one most often associated with this song is Johnny Horton. His version topped the Billboard Hot 100 in 1959 (see 1959 in music). In Billboard magazine's rankings of the top songs in the first fifty years of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, "The Battle of New Orleans" was ranked as the twenty-eighth song overall and the number-one country song to appear on the chart. The melody has its roots in a well-known American fiddle tune "The 8th of January", which was the date of the Battle of New Orleans. Jimmie Driftwood, a school principal in Arkansas with a passion for history, set a historical account of the battle to this music in an attempt to get students interested in learning history. It worked, and Driftwood became well known in the region for his historical songs. He was "discovered" in the late 1950s by Don Warden, and eventually signed to a recording contract by RCA, for whom he recorded 12 songs in 1958, including "The Battle of New Orleans".


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Grammy Song of the Year 1960 Nominees
  • High Hope by Frank Sinatra
  • I Know by Perry Como
  • Like Young by Andre Previn
  • Small World by Johny Mathis
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A Big Turn Off

Having a dry, dull and damaged hair is such a big turn off for a guy like me. No matter how good your dress is and no matter how clean you are, dry hair can still ruin everything. This is what my big problem is. I have been looking for the best hair care products to help me get rid of this unhealthy hair condition but it seems that nothing works effectively to me. According to my friends, i might be using wrong hair products for my hair. Before you buy any item for your hair, you have to know first what your hair type is. There are hair products specifically made for a certain hair condition. So you have to know first whether you have an oily, frizzy, dry, fine thick hair, then seek for the right item to cure it.
Did you know that Joico makes a broad selection of
hair color products? Their salon-quality hair products such as their K-PAK Color Therapy shampoo and conditioner are world class.

VOLARE ~ BY DOMENICO MODUGNO

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Grammy Song Of the Year 1959
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"Nel blu dipinto di blu" ("In the blue, painted blue"), popularly known as "Volare" (Italian for the infinitive form of the verb "to fly"), is Domenico Modugno's signature song. Modugno's recording became the first Grammy winner for the Grammy Award for Record of the Year and Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 1958. It is the only foreign-language recording to achieve this honor. It spent five non-consecutive weeks atop the Hot 100 in August and September 1958 and was Billboard's number-one single for the year. It is one of only three one-hit wonders to become single of the year in the history of the Hot 100 (followed by "Stranger on the Shore" by Acker Bilk in 1962 and "Bad Day" by Daniel Powter in 2006). The song became widely known as "Volare", from its refrain, and reached the top of the charts all over the world through translations into various languages: "Воларе (Volare)" in Russian; "Dans le bleu du ciel bleu" in French, "En el azul del cielo" in Spain, "Jouw ogen" in Belgium, "Taivaan sinessä" in Finland and "Azul pintado de azul" in Brazil and Latin America.


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Grammy Song of the Year 1959 Nominees
  • Catch a Falling Star By Perry Como
  • Fever by Peggy Lee
  • Theme to Gigi by Various Artist
  • Witchcraft by Frank Sinatra
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The Effect of Dr yers, Rollers and Irons

If you use hair dryers, curling irons or hair straightener every more often, then you might be putting your hair at risk. Frequent usage of those heat styling tools including dryers, hair rollers, and irons can damage your hair so bad. Damage hair can make your hair look dull, dry and frizzy which is very unhealthy. This is the reason why you should always include hair conditioner as a part of your everyday hair care routine. Using conditioner, you can bring your hair back to its healthy condition and protects it from those harmful elements at the same time. It will sure provide moisture making your hair looks healthy, shiny and smooth. You can also visit the nearest salon in your area from time to time, to maintain its healthy condition or ask a cosmetology some tips about proper hair care and ask some products or brands that he or she can refer to you.
Did you know that Joico makes a broad selection of
hair color products? Their salon-quality hair products such as their K-PAK Color Therapy shampoo and conditioner are world class.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

SOMEONE'S WAITING FOR YOU ~ THE RESCUERS

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Bluedreamer's Choice No 50
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The Rescuers is a 1977 American animated feature produced by Walt Disney Productions and first released on June 22, 1977. The 23rd film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, the film is about the Rescue Aid Society, an international mouse organization headquartered in New York and shadowing the United Nations, dedicated to helping abduction victims around the world at large. Two of these mice, jittery janitor Bernard (Bob Newhart) and his co-agent, the elegant Miss Bianca (Eva Gabor), set out to rescue Penny (Michelle Stacy), an orphan girl being held prisoner in the Devil's Bayou by treasure huntress Madame Medusa (Geraldine Page).The songs were written by Sammy Fain, Carol Connors, and Ayn Robbins, and performed by Shelby Flint. For the first time since Bambi, all the most significant songs were sung as part of a narrative, as opposed to by the film’s characters as in most Disney animated features. Someone’s Waiting For You – Sung as Penny begins to lose her faith, after Medusa cruelly speaks to her. During this segment, the star of faith, that Rufus mentioned earlier lights up the night sky. Bambi and his mother appear during this segment. Various artists, such as Lea Salonga, have covered it.



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These Top 50 songs are based on my personal choice and are not listed in order
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PERHAPS LOVE ~ JOHN DENVER

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Bluedreamer's Choice No 49
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"Perhaps Love" is a song written by John Denver. It was addressed to his wife while they were separated and moving towards a divorce.The song was recorded as a duet by John Denver and Plácido Domingo and appeared in the album by Domingo with the same title Perhaps Love. The orchestra is conducted by Lee Holdridge."Perhaps Love" is the only song on the album with Denver's vocals alongside Domingo. Denver however also appeared in the album's cover version of "Annie's Song" where he accompanies Domingo on guitar.The song peeked at #22 on the U.S. Adult Contemporary chart and #59 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1982. Denver recorded a solo version of this song for his 1982 album Seasons of the Heart.


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These Top 50 songs are based on my personal choice and are not listed in order
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Being Practical

Nowadays, we really have to be very practical in our decisions especially now that we are experiencing global financial crisis. You really don't have to be very luxurious all the time especially when it comes to buying items or products. Just like in buying clothes, you do not have to wear and buy those branded clothes, there are clothes being sold in the market or malls that are lesser in price but provides the same quality and feeling of comfortability. Instead of buying a brand new or expensive car, why don't you try buying used car? They are cheap yet performs well as long as you bought it from a well trusted used car dealer. You can also make that car more appealing by replacing some of its parts to items that you can buy from scrapyards like that Auto Wrecking Seattle shop. they sure have something for your car and make it look like brand new again. Well, there's nothing wrong in buying cheap and recycled items as long as they provide the same quality when you use it. Well again,that's just being practical and being practical is such a wise option.

A trouble Along the Way

I just went to a party last Friday and i was able to see some of my friends and former high school classmates on that event. I also get a chance to see their cars. In fact, we had a discussion about their autos and tell us how much they've bought it. It is very undeniable that all of us there love cares and it's funny to see how serious they face whenever they heard something about cars. LOL. One of them told us that he just bought a new car accessory and upgraded his gps system for his car. I do not have a car of my own but my dad used to let me borrow his Honda Civic every time i will be attending a special occasion like this. I remember one day, i borrowed his car and drive it all the way to Baquio City. However, while i was on the middle of my driving, the engine starts to malfunction for some reason. I do not know how to fix any car related problems so i just ask for help from an auto repair shop. I am very thankful that i was able to seek help from a repair shop like that auto repair spokane has. they were able to fix the issue in no time and i was able to go back safe and sound. Oh i didn't tell this to my dad too LOl so that he can let me borrow this car again.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

YOU'RE THE VOICE ~ JOHN FARNHAM

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Bluedreamer's Choice No 48
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"You're the Voice" is a song written by Andy Qunta, Keith Reid, Maggie Ryder and Chris Thompson for John Farnham, which he recorded for his sixteenth album Whispering Jack released in 1986. The song was awarded the 1987 Aria Award for "Single of the Year". The song was one of the biggest hits of the year in Australia, topping the singles chart there for many weeks. It is also one of Farnham's biggest international successes, reaching the top 10 in many European countries, although in the US it performed relatively poorly. BMG/RCA re-released the song in the US in February 1990, after Farnham made the Adult Contemporary charts with "Two Strong Hearts". It spent 8 weeks on the charts, peaking only at #82.The power metal band Blind Guardian covered the song on their 2010 album At the Edge of Time. Also covering this song is Essex metal band Forever Never for their exclusive EP "I Can't Believe Its Not Metal"

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These Top 50 songs are based on my personal choice and are not listed in order
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FAITHFULLY ~ JOURNEY

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Bluedreamer's Choice No 47
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"Faithfully" is a popular song and power ballad by the band Journey, and the second single from their album Frontiers. It peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100, giving the band their second consecutive top twenty hit from Frontiers. The music and lyrics were written by keyboardist Jonathan Cain an performed by Steve Perry. While the song was relatively successful on the charts, it has gone onto become one of their most recognizable songs, and has enjoyed lasting popularity.The song describes the relationship of a "music man" on the road. The difficulties of raising and maintaining a family, two strangers having to fall in love again, and staying faithful while touring are brought up. However he suggests that he gets the "joy of rediscovering" her, and insists "I'm forever yours... Faithfully."The music video featured a "life on tour" theme parallel to the song's lyrics, showing the band's performances in different venues and their travels around the USA. Steve Perry can be seen shaving his short-lived but talked-about moustache in the video. This video utilized footage from the documentary video Journey: Frontiers and Beyond narrated by John Facenda, voice of NFL Films, shortly before he died. The concept of the "road video" has been utilized by several other bands, including Bon Jovi, Guns N' Roses, Genesis, Mötley Crüe and Richard Marx.The song was performed by Lea Michele and Cory Monteith in the first season finale of Glee, along with several other Journey songs in the same episode.



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These Top 50 songs are based on my personal choice and are not listed in order
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BETTER GET TO LIVIN' ~ DOLLY PARTON

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Bluedreamer's Choice No 45
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"Better Get to Livin'" is the first single from Dolly Parton's album, Backwoods Barbie, and was released on August 28, 2007. It was the first single released by Parton's own record label, Dolly Records. An upbeat country pop song, its lyrics deal with keeping a positive attitude and overcoming negative emotions. The song garnered positive reviews from critics and reached number 48 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. A video for the song, featuring Parton and Amy Sedaris, was released later that year.Critics gave the song positive reviews. Jim Malec, writing for The 9513, remarked that the song "should have been a hit… Dolly sounds as good (maybe better) than she ever has." Jac Chebatoris of Newsweek considered it "the CD's standout tune", and remarked that Parton's voice on the track is "still powerful and clear after all these years." Allmusic was somewhat less enthusiastic, deeming the song "cloyingly wise", but "catchy enough". Chris Jones, writing for the BBC's online service, remarked on the song's feminist undertones, characterizing it as "a strident ode to the lessons that Parton's learned in a lifetime spent in an arena where men most definitely are men and women are expected to be grateful."The music video for "Better Get to Livin'" is set in a carnival, filmed on location at a farm in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The video begins with Parton putting on her make-up while a hawker, played by Amy Sedaris, tells everyone to gather around. Parton comes out and begins singing to the depressed women in the audience. The next segment has Parton comforting a friend in the kitchen of her house. The video then returns to the carnival where Parton is running a projector showing an old-fashioned silent movie. In the movie, a fortune-teller (also played by Sedaris) is telling Parton's friend all the things that are wrong with her life. Parton then sings to the women in the audience about how to cope with their problems by keeping a good attitude. At the end, everyone leaves the carnival with their spirits lifted.





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These Top 50 songs are based on my personal choice and are not listed in order
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