Unlike my previous film challenge, this will not be a daily feature. I will also be taking liberties with the placing of the letters, using either the names of the recording artist, or the title of the songs. There may well be duplicates too, where I feature an artist for one letter, and one of their songs for another. I will do my best not to repeat songs that have featured in my ‘Significant Songs’ series, but make no promises that this will not happen. I do not claim that they are all great songs, and like most music, it will be a matter of taste. I hope that you will play along, with your own choices in the comments. After getting so much satisfaction from the film challenge, I wanted to do something similar.
Starting off with A offers lots of choices, and I will try to make some of them unusual. Taking me back to hot summer nights at a certain time in my life. are the long-forgotten Alessi Brothers, with the middle of the road classic from 1976, ‘Oh Lori’. When I first heard this, I thought it was a ‘female vocal’.
Adele has to feature in ‘A’. This formidable British singer songwriter can do no wrong it seems, from heartbreaking ballads, to James Bond themes. I love her look, her style, and her attitude, and she has a wonderful voice too. Too many to choose from really, so here’s one I like a lot.
Rolling In The Deep
George Michael had a successful career. After hitting big with Wham, he became a solo singer, eventually becoming one of the top recording artists in the pop world. He died young, but left behind a huge legacy of great song performances. Including this one.
A Different Corner
My top pick for today (and probably other days too) was always going to be David Bowie. From his huge catalogue, my choice for his ‘A’ song is this hit for Mott The Hoople, on this occasion performed by the man himself.
All The Young Dudes
This is much easier than the film challenge. You can use the ‘A’ in any way you like, from artist name to song title. I will look forward to your personal choices. (Even the heavy metal ones, honest!)