Heidi-ho, it’s music Monday and I’m here once again to thrill and wow you with my musical choices. Today’s list comes from my piano lessons as a youth. I began piano lessons at the age of five. I hated them. But then by the time I was in middle school, I’d discovered Billy Joel, and thought that I, too, could be Piano Man. Alas, that did not work out, thankfully, I think, but that hasn’t tarnished my love for Bill. Take a gander at my favorite songs (at least today) from this artist. The list is in no particular order.
The song that started it all. For some reason, I was fascinted by the fact that you could sing and play the piano. (Bear with me,I was kinda young at the time.)
The music beneath the melody just makes you feel like you’re bracing yourself against the sway of a rolling boat.
A sad song about lost, broken, lives.
River of Dreams
In the middle of the night….
That jabbing synthesizer rift….
“You have to learn to pace yourself.”
And there’s my faves from the piano man. Have any Billy Joel favorites? Drop them in the comments!
Peace, Love, Unity
There were five Police studio albums released between 1978 and 1983. I know this because I owned them all. For Music Monday, let’s take a trip down memory lane and name my favorite track from each of these studio albums.
Outlando D’Amour was the first album released by The Police. They “broke out” with the hit “Roxanne”. I don’t need to go into the whole story now, everyone knows what the song is about. However, while I did like Roxanne, my oh-so-favorite track from this album is “So Lonely”.
Reggatta de Blanc
Released in 1979, the hot “hit” from this album was Message in a Bottle. While I do love Message in all its iterations (the acoustic version is especially stirring), here’s my go to from this album:
The song “Don’t Stand So Close to Me” hit the U.S. charts with a bang and spent three years there. I guess….people liked it? 😉 The songs did have staying power. My personal favorite, because I know you’re waiting for it is…Shadows in the Rain. Who can resist a song that begins “Woke up in my clothes again this morning/Don’t know exactly where I am…”
Ghost in the Machine
Their fourth studio album. My pick: Secret Journey
The final studio album before Sting broke out on his own, although after listening to some of the early “demos” on YouTube, it seems that The Police was mostly Sting and two guys. Regardless of who wrote what when and where, my pick from this album is Tea in the Sahara.
There you go, there it is…my five favorite Police songs!
Peace, Love, Unity