Sunday, 22 June 2008

Seven Songs for Spring

I've been tagged by lovely Fashion* CHALET! It is such a sweet tag - something shows our mood and music tastes at the moment. Me? I'm bit retro ... so I like these classics for spring!

  • Carpenter – (They Long to Be) Close to You (70s)
Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, it was originally recorded by Richard Chamberlain in 1963. However, the Carpenter’s version is the most recognised as a hit in 1970.


  • U2 – With or Without You (1987)
It is the lead single from U2’s 1987 album, The Joshua Tree. It was released in March and was first spring song I fell in love with. I was 6 years old and thought I was so cool.


  • U2 – Everlasting Love (1987)
It was written by Buzz Cason and Mac Gayden. The song was first a hit for Robert Knight in 1967 and then repeatedly recorded by many famous artist, such as Carl Carlton, Sandra Cretu, U2 and many others.

  • Tracy Chapman (1988) – Fast Car
It was released on Tracy Chapman self-titled debut, Tracy Chapman, in May 1988 and won a Grammy for "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance". The complex lyrics gave a deep story of her hard but determined life.


  • Alison Krauss (1995) - Baby, Now That I've Found You

It was written by Tony Macaulay and John MacLeod for The Foundations’ debut single in 1967, but it did not go well. The lucky thing is that BBC’s newly formed Radio 1 tried to find records that pirate stations had missed. Then, by November it became UK No. 1. In 1995, Alison Krauss collected the single into her album Now that I’ve Found You: A Collection. Her voice is just sooooo spring and sweet.


  • Coldplay (2008) - Viva La Vida

Named after Mexcian artist Frida Kahlo, Viva la Vida (long live the life, in Spanish) is the fourth studio album by Coldplay released in May 2008. I adore the artwork featured on the album cover - the painting Liberty Leading the People (La Liberte Guidant Le Peuple) by French Painter Eugene Delacroix, commemorating the July Revolution of 1830.




  • Duffy (2008) - Mercy
It is the second single from the album Rockferry by Duffy, released in February 2008! The retro-soul style of the song is just beautiful!



I'm happily tagging some of great Amie's Style Dungeon, Observation Mode, Searching The Inner Me, Retro Life Style, Super Kawaii Mama,The Wandering Alchemist and Silje's Fashion, and hope all of you enjoy this little tag!




43 comments:

Cammila said...

Oh, I agree about With or Without You! All of Joshua Tree feels like a summer album to me. Maybe it's all the desert references?

hannah said...

i love u2, and coldplay, i love them all! great picks.

Blonde hair, Blue jeans said...

duffy single is so great! i adore her voice!

Sharon Rose said...

An excellent choice of tracks!!

Super Kawaii Mama said...

I'll get started on this one straight away. Thanks for thinking of me.

Cate said...

hey sweetie - thanks so much for the tag!!! it's the perfect tag for me as i love music so much. and i like all the songs you mentioned, i'm a bit retro too (as you see from my blog title ^^)...thanks so much sweetie! i love you & your style in music and clothes! i'm going to do a post with the tag right now!
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STYLE DU MONDE said...

Alison Krauss has a voice like an angel. Great selection :-)

Ida said...

You have so much style!
Every little detail of this post proves it:))
I love that you took the time and patience to look up all the album covers of your favorite songs. I used to like U2 very much, too, their older music at least. Well, actually exactly what you picked.
And who doesn't love Duffy?:))

xx

ray said...

great song choicesxx

Miss White said...

That Tracy Chapman album brings back lots of good memories for me!

Winnie said...

Duffy has such a great voice!

Paris said...

My internet just lost connection so apologies if you get a similar message twice!!

Great choice, I am really into Duffy at the moment too! Looking forward to seeing her at Glastonbury, and great to hear that she is D&G's new muse!

I have also been tagged so will get around to it soon, there are so many great songs around, how did you choose?

P.S I still haven't got a jumpsuit! Two days to go...xx

The Seeker said...

Thank you so much darling for have thought of me.
This is cool ;)
I love U2, at least the ones you chosed and Tracy Chapman.
You say you're retro... well I'm having this idea to dig more back in the past ;)
Great post sweetie.

xoxo

Jill said...

You definetly love your classics! I love the new album by Coldplay, and Viva la vida was definetly a favourite.

Aretha said...

Hey, you have great fashion taste and now I discovered that you also have great music taste! Everlasting love by U2 is one of my fav covers ever haha

enc said...

I've never heard Duffy, but apparently she's hitting it big. I'll have to check her out. U2 and Coldplay get my votes.

Thanks for tagging me, I'll get to work! :D

lucy said...

Great list!

Carpenters- what a lovely voice she had.

U2's Joshua Tree- socially important album. Bono might seem like a turd now, yet, that album will forever keep him legit.

Tracy Chapman Fast Car- that entire album perfection & again very socially important album.

Alison Krauss- will be looking up!

Cold Play- for yesterday, today, and tomorrow. any man who writes or sings those lyrics... *sigh

Duffy- very excited to look up!!

GREAT List!!

vogued out!!! said...

love love duffy.

Sunniva said...

wow I love all of your choices! Especially With or without you, Fast car and Viva la vida.

and oh how I adore your latest outfit! so 60s chic and those shoes are absolutely fantastic!

xx

Belowen said...

Wonderful songs! <33

Miss at la Playa said...

lovely songs :)

I love romantic songs too

Fashionably collaborative thought box said...

that was a fun post! x

angelgrotton said...

Your choices are great ))) love the last photo ))) so stylish!

Hugs from Angel.

Sam said...

thanks so much for the tag, i'll be working on it for the next post!

design for mankind. said...

Ooooh, the Carpenters! :)

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

while i thought that i had taken my time and truly come up with a great playlist, i'm now obsessed with yours. the tracy chapman is what truly sold me, such a fantastic song.

said...

hello there, Lovely.
great song list!! <3

Nemerae said...

Hii :) thanks for your comment!!
:O I've never heard of that Colplay song in Spanish! I need to listen to it! haha :P
Loreal is great and not very expensive, yep ^^
I do love your blog, you have a great style and incredible shoes and clothes *.*
I'll add you to my fav blogs, ok??
Byeee
xxx

Carolina Lange said...

I love Cold Play and U2!

Secretista said...

I love Coldplay! Oh gee, their perfect for 'songs of spring'

AsianCajuns said...

Perfect choices! I'm going to add the ones I don't already have to my summer playlist!

AsianCajuns said...

I'm loving the new Duffy album too- and she seems so sweet in interviews.
Thanks for sharing!

fashion herald said...

Richard Chamberlain recorded that first? must get that version!!

autumn said...

wish we have spring here in our country, too. boohoo. lol. my hubby likes U2 and i like Alison Krauss' song, too. nice post. ^^

iƱaki said...

There is something about MErcy that has me utterly obsessed!

xx

Annabel said...

yeah, i agree, i love the viva la vida cover too. I didnt know it was named after Frida Kahlo, I'm planning to do a post on her soon.

MHBass said...

thanks for your sweet comment, i love your blog! and tracy chapman, particularly that song, never fails to move me to tears.

p said...

love the songs. i've had a thing for coldplay's viva la vida artwork too, and alison krauss is simply awesome

thanks for the comment on my site. as always, love dropping by here!

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Fashion Ivy said...

Oh i love Coldplay and Duffy

Danz said...

You picked some great songs Miss L! I love most of the artists you mentioned except Duffy. I've been hearing her name for a while but I haven't heard any of her music yet. I must go check her out now!

Kira Fashion said...

i used to love the songs of carpenters since i was i kid!

amazing post!!!


a kiss!!!

Psyche said...

I love anything by Tracy Chapman!

miss cavendish said...

I love Viva la Vida; the title song reminds me of a very upbeat New Order album.