A song for Shirley?

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Most fans have a favourite song, or a list of songs, they would love DSB to record.

Here’s a beautiful song that might be suitable for her with translated lyrics.

It could be challenging though, with its soaring operatic chorus.

It’s by Andrea Bocelli, from his album Sogno (Dream)…

Canto della Terra

(Song of the Earth)

DSB fans love great music and outstanding singers, so here goes…

The Hungry Years

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…a sublime song, perfectly sung

The audio has now thankfully been added to YouTube (no video) by ‘flydarnafly’ 

A track originally on Neil Sedaka’s masterpiece of an album released in 1975

The Hungry Years 

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by Neil Sedaka / Howard Greenfield 

We made it to the top
We went so high we couldn’t stop
We climbed the ladder leading us no-owhere
Two of us together, building castles in the air-air-air

We spun so fast we couldn’t tell
The gold ring from the carousel
How could we know the ride would turn out bad
Everything we wanted, was everything we had

I miss the hungry years, The once upon a time
The lovely long ago, We didn’t have a dime
Those days of me and you, We lost along the way-ay-ay

How could I be so blind, Not to see the door-oor-oor
Closing on the world, I now hunger for
Looking through my tears-ears, I miss the hungry years

We shared our daydreams one by one
Making plans was so much fun
We set our goals and reached the highest star
Things that we were after, were much better from afar-ar-ar

Here we stand just me and you
With everything and nothing too
It wasn’t worth the price we had to pay
Honey, take me ho-ome, let’s go back to yesterday-ay-ay

I miss the hungry years, The once upon a ti-ime
The lovely long ago, We didn’t have a dime
Those days of me and you, We lost along the way-ay-ay

How could I be so bli-ind, Not to see the door
Closing on the world, I now hunger for
Looking through my tears-ears, I miss the hungry years
I miss the hungry years

Shirley, Fred and Ginger

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Some ‘mash-up’ juxtapositions are good, some are not so good.

This one works well in a strange way.

Starting with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers on the silver screen.

Fred sings ‘Cheek To Cheek’ from the 1935 movie Top Hat, written by Irving Berlin.

#Heaven, I’m in heaven, and my heart beats so that I can hardly speak…#

Then the soundtrack becomes the sultry ‘Slave To The Rhythm’ by Dame Shirley.

An unlikely combination but Shirley’s song works with their virtuoso dancing. It’s cleverly time-shifted to match.

See what you think… and thanks to DS9Sisko whoever you are!

Robert Goulet

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Sad news – Robert Goulet has died aged 73.

Who can forget his duet with Shirley –

‘You Don’t Bring Me Flowers’:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo95a8VsB_U

Thanks to Scot

Bigspendah paid this tribute: 

“He was great with Shirley on “A Special Lady” and I met him after the ‘Night of 100 Stars’ in London in 1994.

 Got my photo taken with him whilst waiting for Shirley.”

One of the best singer/actors of stage, screen and TV, with a wonderful talent and stage presence.

We all send his wife, family and friends our deepest sympathy.

Official web site

Read more about Robert here