Line(s) of the Day #InYourRoom

Depeche Mode - In Your Room

In your room
Where time stands still
Or moves at your will
Will you let the morning come soon?

The opening lines of In Your Room by Essex band Depeche Mode from Songs of Faith and Devotion (1993), an album which among other notable successes topped the UK and US charts. I’m a huge fan of the band and saw them live at the 02 a few years ago. They’ve just released their 14th studio album, Spirit, which along with all their other ones has been a UK top ten smash. Other songs I’ve quoted here have been Precious and Walking in my Shoes.

Line(s) of the Day #Time

the dark side of the moon album cover

Tired of lying in the sunshine, staying home to watch the rain,
And you are young and life is long, and there is time to kill today,
And then one day you find, the years have got behind you,
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun.

Taken from the song Time from the seminal album The Dark Side of the Moon (1974) by hugely influential alternative rock group Pink Floyd. Along with its iconic cover, the album was a worldwide smash, is regularly voted one of the best ever and has sold over 45 million copies. It is one of my favourite Pink Floyd songs, along with Comfortably Numb.

Gr8at: Songs To Whistle Along To

I’ve been told I’m as good as whistling as I am singing. Which I’ve decided to take as a compliment and use it as inspiration for a post about some of the best whistling songs around. Featuring more one hit wonders than you might think (more here), please enjoy my eight favourite whistling songs that just beg you to join in. Do you have a favourite? Any others that you like?

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Line(s) of the Day #LosingMyReligion

losing-my-religion-rem

Oh no I’ve said too much
I haven’t said enough

Taken from the song Losing My Religion by REM, from their multi-award winning album Out of Time (1991). Among their other songs I’m a big fan of is Everybody Hurts.

Line(s) of the Day #MoreThanAFeeling

boston-more-than-a-feeling-single

I looked out this morning and the sun was gone
Turned on some music to start my day
I lost myself in a familiar song
I closed my eyes and I slipped away

The opening lines of the hugely popular song More than A Feeling by Boston from their self-titled debut album.  While Boston (1976) was a success (more details here) and the band’s output has sold 75m copies worldwide, you’ll struggle to find a catchier and toe-tapping riff.

Gr8at: Favourite One-Hit Wonders (okay, 9)

I’ve covered countless artists who have left a huge legacy through their consistently superb and prolific output. But sometimes there are artists who only strike gold once. At least here in the UK. But hey, that’s one more than the rest of us. Before listing mine, I actually thought others could be included. But while they may be best known for one song, artists like Haddaway, Shakespeare’s Sister, Soul Asylum, Vance Joy and Sinead O’ Connor have had chart success with other tracks. Do you have a favourite one hit wonder? Was there an artist you thought would go on to more success?

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Line(s) of the Day #ADifferentCorner

a-different-corner-single

I’d say love was a magical thing
I’d say love would keep us from pain
Had I been there, had I been there.

A Different Corner from the Music from the Edge of Heaven album (1986) has long been one of my favourite George Michael songs. With its heartfelt lyrics and gorgeous vocals, it really does highlight how special he was. A UK number one, it was written, sung, played produced and arranged by George himself, the first British person to do so. I never thought I would be writing a George Michael dedication for quite some time, 53 is no age at all. George had a ridiculous amount of talent and as long as I can remember listening to music he was always around. I even quoted one of his lyrics for Last Christmas only a few weeks ago. It’s also clear from the many tributes just how kind, caring and generous he was.

Line(s) of the Day #LastChristmas

wham-last-christmas

Now I know what a fool I’ve been
But if you kissed me now I know you’d fool me again

Taken from the song Last Christmas by 80s pop band Wham, from their final studio album Music from the Edge of Heaven (1986).  Kept off by the The Power of Love by Frankie Goes to Hollywood and Band Aid’s Do They Know it’s Christmas?, the much-loved song has regularly charted and been covered by a wide selection of artists, including Jimmy Eat World.

Line(s) of the Day #NeverForget

never-forget-take-that-cover

Never forget where you’ve come here from
Never pretend that it’s all real
Someday soon this will be someone else’s dream

Taken from the song Never Forget by English band Take That from their third studio album Nobody Else (1995). This was the group’s seventh UK number one single before they disbanded, until they regrouped 10 years later.