Monday, February 11, 2008

Fun Monday #52: the music of my life edition

The Crown Princess played RIGHT into my evil hands with this week's Fun Monday challenge.

Remember last week when, as part of my Bucket List, I wanted to sing in public? My precise words, in fact, were this: "I want to sing in public. Not just karaoke sing. I want to have a one-woman concert that sells out the house. I don't need Carnegie Hall. An intimate club setting would work too. I just want the adoration of the crowd. (An ego? Why, yes. Why do you ask?)"

So here is what Ms. Princess asks of us today:

Music plays a vital role in most of our lives. It is everywhere. I want to hear the ONE song that is you. The song that whenever it is heard, you smile. I am not looking for the soundtrack of your life, just that one song. Your friends hear it and think of you. You can post the video, the lyrics, the wav file.

Ah, CP, you know not what you ask.

Because several years ago, in a fit of romantic I-don't-know-what, I recorded a CD of the Wonderhubby's fave-rave songs that I sing (yes, in karaoke. Told you... that's not enough for the Bucket List version!)

It was a Valentine's Day present to him ... and he plays it all the time. It's even on his iPod.

So this is the best of it. The song that truly is associated with me, me, me! (And yes, that really is me singing.)

Unchained Melody.m...


A tip of the hat and many hugs to Melodyann, who totally saved me from myself and got this sucker up on my site. Love you ...

Tomorrow? More fun and frivolity from the weekend ski trip. It's a must-not-miss.

Meanwhile, I'm going to check out everyone else's musical Mondays.

53 comments:

Patience-please said...

Oh my goodness, you have a beautiful voice. Looks like that is a bucket list wish that is an easy come-truer!

all the best-
Patience

-Ann said...

I can't get it to play on the Mac. Will have to come back to you when I'm at a windows computer. :) (Don't worry, it's nothing you've done - stuff works funny in different browsers/OS.)

Joy T. said...

Holy shit! Whoops sorry. But holy shit!! I want to put this on MY iPod! I can't seem to use enough exclamation marks to put how great I think you sound. I'm dead serious, you have a beautiful voice. Now excuse me while I go listen to you again. HS!!

Peter said...

That is sensational Janet, I am so jealous, with all the music I own I simply cannot carry a tune, your voice is superb, you're a shoe in for your bucket list!!!!

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

Oh my! Not only one of my favourite songs but what a voice singing it! Girl, you so do deserve Carnegie Hall!

I can't carry a tune in a bucket so I am incredibly envious!

Karen Sugarpants said...

Oh WOW Janet! You have such a beautiful voice! Absolutely beautiful!
I'm with Joy T. - I want this for my iPod!

SwampAngel65 said...

Damn! I was expecting to hear something like Lucy Ricardo squealing...but DAMN! You are good, woman!! I think you ought to post a weekly song for all of your new fans!

ChrisB said...

Wow 'dream really do come true' this is brilliant you have a beautiful voice. Now I want to hear more. I think you will get the gold star for originality this week. I'd love to put that in my itunes!

Lil Mouse said...

i think you SHOULD sing. seriously. that is pretty darn good.

Megnificent said...

Darn, I can't get it to play! I'm sure it's beautiful, though.

Junebug said...

Excellent! A great song but even greater is that you're singing it. Very nice. You have a fantastic voice. No wonder your husband listens to it.

ellen b. said...

Janet! You have a marvelous voice. Great tone...How wonderful to be able to sound that great on a recording....
What a great song, too. It takes me back to my highschool prom where my date took me to dinner at the Coconut Grove in LA and the righteous brothers were the show. Yikes that was 41 years ago!

nikki said...

You have a beautiful voice. Great job.

Linda said...

Sing in public - well, this is about as public as it gets! WOW! You have a beautiful voice - I hope there is some agent/blogger out there that hears this and signs you up! You are way better than any American Idol I've seen!

Jenni said...

Wow! You have an AMAZING voice! I bet your the only Fun Mondayer who did something like this:o)

Kaytabug said...

WOW! You have a beautiful voice! That was fantastic!!! You go girl!!!

Robin said...

Oh my!!!! Lord have mercy, girl. I bow down, I am not worthy.

Seriously, you have a beautiful voice and those high notes -- smooth. I had tears in my eyes at the end. Thank you for sharing.

Robin of mytwoblessings

Mama Drama Jenny, the Bloggess said...

Wow. You have such an amazing voice!

Robocop said...

Nice song.

Simply Jenn said...

Beautiful!!!! I couldn't wait to see if you could hit the high note- awesome!!! I don't think I ever told you that I would rather sing than do anything else in the world. I don't have a karaoke tape, although I do have a "after I took my sleeping pills and thought it was a good idea to video myself singing On My Own from Les Miz" video. It was a trainwreck. I think, I've been to embarrassed to watch. I can sing fairly well, but the kids saw Patti LaPone singing one day and told me I wasn't "that" good. Well, no kidding. That would be why I'm not a professional.

Great singing!!!!

Around The Funny Farm said...

Wonderful!!! I love it.. Your coming out of my speakers right now!

How did you do that recording and get it onto the computer?

This is something I need to learn!

Not that I'd sing! lolol

:-) Beth

Burfica said...

You should go on American Idol, or America's got tallent or soemthing like that. Wow!!!!

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

Wow. It's Janet vocals. I'm jealous you can carry a tune. If I tried to sing like that dogs would howl.

The Rotten Correspondent said...

I can't make it play. Aargh! I want to hear it!!

DIXIECHICK said...

I can't listen to it from work..but, I can't wait to check it out when I get home....wow, look at all your comments...you rock!

Pamela said...

beautiful.

Irish Coffeehouse said...

How sweet! You have a lovely voice!

secret agent mama said...

Oh Janet, my dear, wow...what a beautiful tribute! I absolutely love your voice. We need to do a duet someday!

Crown Princess said...

HOW cool is that. THANK YOU THANK YOU for sharing.

Retrohipster said...

You are my hero!!! That is awesome!!!

Bren said...

Oh, wow, Janet! I'm truly speechless! You have a beautiful voice and I think it's incredibly romantic that you recorded it for your hubby!

Huckdoll said...

Wow, that was a very lovely song, Janet!! Amazing!

Jenni said...

Gorgeous. Just gorgeous. Beautiful tone.

Mamalang said...

Very Nice!

Southern Doll said...

Who doesn't love this song? It's the classic love song! Great pick, and great voice!

Alison said...

This is all around awesome!! Not only putting together a song list for your husband...which is awesome by itself...but your voice!! My God Woman...you have an incredible voice!!! That was down right beautiful!!! You have a gorgeous talent!!

Nekked Lizard Man said...

I concur with the majority and sorry or those who could not play it. One of my fun kareoke songs to perform was "Paradise by he Dashboard Light" by Meatloaf - about 8 minutes of bantering between man and woman. I am sure you could have held your own on it.... Nice - NLM

Gattina said...

I am wordless ! what a wonderful voice you have ! Now I can understand your wish on your bucket list ! You should put some more songs on your blog so that we could hear them. And this special song is also one of my favourites from Elvis.

alisonwonderland said...

you have a beautiful voice! i understand why your hubby would want to listen to this over and over! fabulous!

Yummy said...

Oh, and you can really sing! Beautiful!

Mariposa said...

OMG! Your version makes me cry! I wish you can sing at my wedding! LOL I'm keeping this version in iPod...and will tell friends...it's sung by a wonderful blogger I met through Fun Monday!

You should post more songs here!

mjd said...

Oh my sis,
You have inherited all the musical genes in the family. What a treasure, Unchained Melody is one of my very favorite songs. My husband and I danced to the Righteous Brothers version at our 40th wedding anniversary party last year.

Happy Valentine's Day

kitten said...

OMGees! You have an outstanding voice! Beautiful song also! That was so sweet for you to do that to your hubby!

Tink said...

Holy cow. You have a GREAT voice! Not only could you sing in public, but people in down town St. Augustine would PAY you.

Joyce said...

That was beautiful, Janet. And the lyrics . . . No wonder your husband wants to listen over and over to you singing those lovin' words to him. :)

~JJ! said...

That's YOU????

Gorgeous.

I love your voice.

I'm jealous.

Karina said...

I'm WAY late on visiting Fun Mondays, but boy am I glad I stopped in here. Three things I loved about your song:

1. It's a great, beautiful song.

2. While I was listening to it, I had a chance to go through and read some of your posts and decided that I REALLY need to add you to my blog roll, because I love your blog.

3. You have an AMAZING voice. Really, it was beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Sauntering Soul said...

I'm late getting around to everyone too. You have such an incredibly beautiful voice.

This song was "our song" with my ex-husband. It brought back a lot of memories.

karisma said...

Well I was going to say "Why can't I hear this on my computer? And then I was getting really jealous because from the comments I can see it must be good!" Now I am thinking that it is because I do not use Windows? I will have to go and try on my sons computer. See you later. ;-)

Jo Beaufoix said...

Wow!
I am gobsmacked. That was fabulous. No wonder you have 5 kids, hee hee.

Canadian flake said...

omg you are amazing...thanks for sharing...hope to hear more of your singing...

Willowtree said...

Holy Crap!!!! That was amazing!! (I'm sure that's been said already, but I haven't read any comments).

I'm not doing Fun Monday so I didn't see this, but I have seen a few references to it so I thought I'd take a look...I'm really glad I did.

That was first grade (and I'm a bit of a music snob)

Blue Momma said...

I was listening to this and Punkin ran in here and said "oh yes! Music!". I asked him if he liked it and again I got "Oh yes!"

You pass the three year old cool test!!!!

 
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