Booking Through Thursday

A weekly meme about (mostly) books and reading.

Sing! Sing a Song… January 15, 2009

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But, enough about books … Other things have words, too, right? Like … songs!

If you’re anything like me, there are songs that you love because of their lyrics; writers you admire because their songs have depth, meaning, or just a sheer playfulness that has nothing to do with the tunes.

So, today’s question?

  • What songs … either specific songs, or songs in general by a specific group or writer … have words that you love?
  • Why?
  • And … do the tunes that go with the fantastic lyrics live up to them?

You don’t have to restrict yourself to modern songsters, either … anyone who wants to pick Gilbert & Sullivan, for example, is just fine with me. Lerner & Loewe? Steven Sondheim? Barenaked Ladies? Fountains of Wayne? The Beatles? Anyone at all…

Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

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108 Responses to “Sing! Sing a Song…”

  1. Den Says:

    My first BTT this year is right here.

    Happy BTT!

  2. claire Says:

    I love music.. this is the BTT I most enjoyed answering!
    Mine’s here.

  3. romelettedj Says:

    Happy thursday! Mine’shere

  4. Nicole Says:

    I am SO up here. Enjoy!

  5. Beth F Says:

    Mine’s up here.

    Thanks for hosting!

  6. Mo Says:

    I played along, too, this week

    Enjoy your weekend!

  7. gloriana Says:

    I picked a few of my favorites. You can see them heree.

  8. bluestockingbb Says:

    Here is mine!!

    Sing! Sing a Song

  9. fuzzyface Says:

    My favorite song is one that my wife wrote me for our wedding, I write about it here:

    http://quambrevetempus.wordpress.com/2009/01/15/booking-through-thursday-la-la-la/

  10. Jessica Slone Says:

    Oh, I had a good time with this one.

    Here’s mine!

  11. Chris Says:

    Love this question. I have a small rant and an answer here

  12. drey Says:

    Here‘s mine… =)

  13. mizb17 Says:

    This was fun! Here’s my answer, complete with a video!

    http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com/2009/01/15/btt-sing-sing-a-song-jan14/

    MizB

  14. http://elizabethwillse.wordpress.com/2009/01/15/booking-through-thursday-reading-song-lyrics/

    Mine is a bunch of lists. I’m going to have such fun looking through other comments and finding new music!

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  16. Megan Says:

    I love blogging about my favorite artists! I have a core group I’m always chatting about.

    My post is up!

    Happy Thursday!

  17. Julie Says:

    Here’s mine!

    http://shinyshiny.wordpress.com/2009/01/15/abstract-theory-and-music/

    Green Day, Shiny Toy Guns and Muse… quite a collection. :D

  18. Alexa Says:

    Mine is up, I could have gone on and on and on but restricted myself to three :)

    http://notenoughbookshelves.blogspot.com/2009/01/btt-sing-sing-song.html

  19. Sherrie Says:

    Hi!
    My Booking Through Thursday is posted. Brian Adams, check it out! Have a great day!!

    Sherrie

  20. That was an interesting question, here’s my answer.

  21. Laza Says:

    Here’s mine. Had to break out the iPod after making the list. :)

  22. JonJon Says:

    Mine is up at http://jonjon-journeys.blogspot.com.
    Feel free to come! Happy BTT everyone!

  23. Breezey375 Says:

    Yeah. I like this one…

  24. Suey Says:

    Fun fun question. Interesting for me to see what I thought of first. My answer here.

  25. [...] What about you? Find links to other responses here. [...]

  26. Smash Says:

    Oh my gosh I loved loved loved this question! My answer (with videos) is here:

    http://greatbooksandfreshcoffee.blogspot.com/2009/01/loving-lyrics-aka-smashs-favorite-songs.html

  27. Barbara H. Says:

    Mine’s up, a little late. I had to think about this one a lot — I love music!

    http://barbarah.wordpress.com/2009/01/15/booking-through-thursday-sing-sing-a-song/

  28. sherry Says:

    For someone who named their blog after a favorite song, this was F U N!

    http://niteswimming.blogspot.com/2009/01/this-week-its-all-about-those-songs.html

    ~ nite swimming ~

  29. Shelly Burns Says:

    Enjoyed this question today. Mine is here.

  30. J.C. Says:

    This one was easy for me!

    Here’s my post.

  31. D Dubs Says:

    I really enjoyed this one! I wrote more than I ever have for a BTT! You can check it out at

    http://www.ddubsreads.com/DDubsReads/Blog/Entries/2009/1/15_Booking_Through_Thursday%3A_Sing!_Sing_a_song….html

    and thank you for the great question!

  32. Seems like reading and music go hand in hand with so many of us. Anyway, here’s mine.

  33. Matthew Says:

    My answer is up finally!

    This is the longest and most time-consuming answer I’ve ever done for BTT. Have a great Thursday everyone! :)

  34. Carol Says:

    My post is up. Happy BTT every one!

  35. Here is my post for the week. I hope it is what you wanted. http://mybeetlebugs.blogspot.com/

  36. J.S. Peyton Says:

    Here’s my contribution!

  37. J.S. Peyton Says:

    Ok now, here it is:

    Hometown Glory

  38. Mish Says:

    Coincidentally, I was already composing a music post at my Stage and Canvas

  39. This was so much fun! Here is my post.

  40. I usually like music because of the beat, the sound of the singer’s voice, and sometimes the lyrics. I think some of my favorite lyrics belong to Jack Johnson. One of the sweetest is “Angel” :

    I’ve got an angel
    She doesn’t wear any wings
    She wears a heart that can melt my own
    She wears a smile that can make me wanna sing
    She gives me presents
    With her presence alone
    She gives me everything I could wish for
    She gives me kisses on the lips just for coming home

    She could make angels
    I’ve seen it with my own eyes
    You gotta be careful when you’ve got good love
    Cause the angels will just keep on multiplying

    But you’re so busy changing the world
    Just one smile and you can change all of mine
    We share the same soul
    Oh oh oh ohhh
    We Share the same soul
    Oh oh oh ohhh
    We Share the same soul
    Oh oh oh ohhh
    Oh oh oh ohhh
    Umm umm umm uhhhhhhmm

  41. Jessi Says:

    My response is here, about halfway down. :)

  42. Florinda Says:

    I needed more time with this one, but I really enjoyed it – now I’m Booking Through Thursday on Monday :-).


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