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(Everything I Do) I Do It For You (Everything That Touches You)

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Once a member of the New York Rock Ensemble and for a brief time Pink Floyd, Michael Kamen issued the 1973 LP "New York Rock" and the track "Everything That Touches You" (Michael Kamen) was the lead track. Michael was well known as a session musician…


How Come You Do Me Like You Do

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At the time they were a vaudeville comedy team Gene Austin and Roy Bergere wrote "How Come You Do Me Like You Do" in 1924. Gene went on to be one of the first crooners and in 1972 issued the LP "This Is Gene Austin" which had a medley of his hits inc…


Brokenheartsville

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The venue is Backstage Nashville in Music City and the singer, songwriter is Clint Daniels performing "Brokenheartsville" (Donny Kees - Blake Mevis - Randy Boudreaux - Clint Daniels). In 2002 Joe Nichols released the album "Man With…


Rumour Has It

37 visits
Ultra talented Ryan Tedder sings "Rumour Has It" (Adele Adkins - Ryan Tedder) with One Republic. This performance happened at RiverEdge Park in Aurora, Illinois in the summer of 2018. Ryan and Adele wrote the song inspired by tabloid stories.…


American Boy (Impatient)

45 visits
From the 2007 album "Songs About Girls" this is will.i.am (William Adams Jr.) and "Impatient" (W. Adams - Josh Lopez - Caleb Speir - Keith Harris). This was the inspiration for "American Boy" which contains an almost identical instrumental track. Wil…


Tell Me That You Love Me (Parlami d'amoure Mariu)

54 visits
"Parlami d'amoure Mariu" (Speak To Me Of Love Mariu) (Cesare Andre Bixio - Ennio Neri) was originally debuted in the film "What Scoundrels Men Are" in 1932 by Vittorio De Sica. The song was written for Cesare Andres Bixio's wife Mary. This track is n…


Why Was I Born

54 visits
Just before the stock market crashed in 1929 Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein ll wrote "Why was I Born" for the musical comedy "Sweet Adeline" where it was introduced by Helen Morgan. A motion picture based on the show was produced in 1935 and the s…


Baby, I Love You

60 visits
In 1963 The Ronettes (temporary lead vocalist Elaine Bennett, Estelle Bennett and Nedra Talley) were part of the touring Dick Clark Caravan of Stars. Producer Phil Spector kept lead singer Ronnie Bennett in his California studio to record "Baby, I Lo…


Fantastic Voyage

59 visits
Funk band Lakeside (lead singer Mark Wood, Fred Alexander Jr., Norman Beavers, Marvin Craig, Fred Lewis, Tiemeyer McCain, Thomas Shelby, Stephen Shickley and Otis Stokes) had the chart topping R&B hit "Fantastic Voyage" (Lakeside). The single crossed…


Dirt On My Boots

59 visits
One third of the Country songwriting team The Peach Pickers with Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip, this is singer, songwriter Rhett Akins performing "Dirt On My Boots" (Rhett Akins - Jesse Frasure - Ashley Gorley). Rhett paid his dues in Nashville sin…


Frogg (King Kong Kitchie Ki-Me-O)

58 visits
"The Frog Cam To The Myl Dur" is a Scot song first brought to light in 1549. Two years prior Mary of Guise, Scottish Queen Consort wanted her daughter to marry (Mrs. Mouse) Prince Louie of France (the frog). There have been many tales of the like in…


Nice Work If You Can Get It

57 visits
In 1930 George and Ira Gershwin worked on a tune titled "There's No Stopping Me Now". After perusing an English magazine the titled changed to "Nice Work If You Can Get It". The song was used in the 1937 movie "A Damsel In Distress". The first to rec…


April Showers

57 visits
The 1921 Broadway production "Bombo" introduced "April Showers" (Lou Silvers - Buddy DeSylva) by Al Jolson (Asa Yoelson). The 78 r.p.m. recording topped the charts. Wikipedia: "Jolson's mother, Naomi, died at 37 in early 1895, and he was in a state o…


She's All I Got

60 visits
Singer, songwriter and producer Jerry Williams aka Swamp Dogg issued his writer's version of "Don't Take Her She's All I Got" (Gary U.S. Bonds - Jerry Williams) recorded when he was well into his seventies for the 2020 album "Sorry You Couldn't Make…


I'm An Old Cowhand

61 visits
Johnny Mercer and his wife were driving to his Savannah, Georgia hometown after apparently bombing out in California. On the way he enjoyed the cowboys riding in cars and trucks while still wearing ten gallon hats and even spurs instead of riding hor…


I Can't Escape From You

61 visits
Singer Margaret Whiting's father Richard A. Whiting and Leo Robin wrote the music for the 1936 movie "Rhythm On The Range" where Bing Crosby introduced "I Can't Escape From You" when he sang it to Frances Farmer. Frances has been quoted as saying tha…


Wrecking Ball

66 visits
Singer, songwriter Maureen Anne McDonald is better known as Mozella and for writing "Wrecking Ball" (Mozella - Stephan Moccio - Sacha Skarbek - David Kim - Likasz Gottwald aka Dr. Luke - Cirkut aka Henry Walter). Mozella has written hits for Madonna,…


The Mocking Bird

64 visits
The Four Lads (lead vocalist Jimmy Arnold, Frank Busseri, Connie Codarini and Bernie Toorish) sing "The Mocking Bird" (Jordan) their first single on the Okeh label. Up to this time the group was considered a backing vocal group. This was issued in 19…


Glad You Came

63 visits
From the 2019 album "Ten" Ed Drewett sings the opening track, "Glad You Came" (Steve Mac - Wayne Hector - Ed Drewett). This is the song that launched The Wanted on both sides of the Atlantic. The 2011 album "Battleground" by…


Before He Cheats

64 visits
Grammy winner Chris Tompkins performs "Before He Cheats" (Chris Tompkins - Josh Kear) in a 2009 performance in front of an engaged crowd at Side Pocket Lounge in Florence, Alabama. Chris has been a professional musician since he was twenty-two. His l…


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