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Fighting the FEAR, depression and BDP on a daily basis AND making my own bread. Bring it on 2016….

25 DAYS OF SONGS CHALLENGE: DAY 15 – A SONG I LOVE SINGING ALONG TO

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When tackling today’s challenge, I had no problem choosing, as whilst I love singing along to lots of songs, especially when driving, Elton John‘s ‘Philadelphia Freedom’ immediately came to mind.

I know it was written by Elton and Bernie Taupin at the behest of Billy Jean King as a tribute to Philly back in the ’70’s, so as a Brit it’s not a patriotism thing for me, but it’s such a joyful song, I know it word for word, and the sweeping strings just sends my spirits soaring whenever it comes on the radio or my Shuffle.

When Billy Jean first approached Bernie apparently he said ‘I can’t write a song about tennis!’, but I for one am glad he had a crack at it…

Thanks BJ!

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11 thoughts on “25 DAYS OF SONGS CHALLENGE: DAY 15 – A SONG I LOVE SINGING ALONG TO

  1. Oh, songs of my youth. Loverly. Elton John was the first big concert I ever saw. I blew all my money on a ticket to get to see him in Vancouver and had just barely enough money to get the ferry back to the Island. Had to hitchhike home. Every Elton John song makes me think of that adventure. Thanks for the memory!

  2. The first bit of this – the organ melody – plays in my head every time I walk up the four flights of stairs (8 steps per flight) to my unit. Yep, weird, but we know that. But don’t knock it – it gets me to the top with a modicum of jaunt still in my aged legs.

    http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=saint+saens+organ+symphony+youtube&qpvt=saint+saens+organ+symphony+youtube&FORM=VDRE#view=detail&mid=0F149409E032FDB627AD0F149409E032FDB627AD

  3. “SUSPICIOUS MINDS”, ELVIS PRESLEY
    Car, bar, restaurant, department store, grocery store, elevator, taxi, while on hold waiting for customer service—if this song is heard, it’s a duet.
    Somebody get me a peanut butter and banana sandwich!
    Thank you…thank you very much.

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