Tuesday, 23 April 2013

T Song Lyrics - A to Z Challenge

This is an April Blog Challenge. Normal blog posts will resume in May.

So much more than moons and Junes
  • We've reached songs beginning with T
  • And more lyric snippets!

1960s:           Tracks Of My Tears - Smokey Robinson and the Miracles [People say I'm the life of the party, cause I tell a joke or two...]

1970s:           Theme From Mahogany - Diana Ross

1980s:           That's What Friends Are For - Dionne Warwick

1990s:           Truly Madly Deeply - Savage Garden [...I want to stand with you on a mountain, I want to bathe with you in the sea...]

Theme From Mahogany

This song, written by Masser and Goffin, is from the film Mahogany. The opening lines have always struck a chord with me.

'Do you know where you're going to?
Do you like the things that life is showing you?'

There have been times in my life when I haven't really known where I was going to and I didn't much like the things that life was showing me.

How about you?

That's What Friends Are For

This song was originally written by Burt Bacharach and Carol Bayer Sager for the film Night Shift. It was rerecorded in 1986 to raise money for research into Aids. Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight, Elton John and Stevie Wonder sung it. My favourite singers all in one YouTube clip which I've attached here. I've watched this clip more times than I will admit to. [There should be a YouTube clip next. Apologies if it doesn't show.]

'...if I should ever go away
Well then close your eyes and try
To feel the way we do today
And then if you can remember
Keep smiling, keep shining...'

A lot of people lost a lot of friends to Aids, especially during the 1980s when people were unaware of the risks. The Elton John Aids Foundation is continuing to raise money for research into Aids.

What favourite T songs have I missed out?


  1. Oh Ros, what a wonderful film recording of that beautiful song. You are right! Four great, great singers. It made me feel quite teary. Thank you for this. That's what friends are for, right? As for your other choices, Tracks of my Tears is a true classic. The other two are not so much my thing, but great choices all the same. I can't think of any other T songs offhand.

  2. Wonderful selection. A beautiful recording of That's what Friends Are For.
    most enjoyable post.


  3. There But For Fortune - Joan Baez - that always made me think. Though I've no idea what decade it's from.

  4. I have the Mahogony theme (Di Ross) on cassette - like to drive with roof down and DR blasting forth. You are stirring some good memories...

  5. Diana Ross is a beautiful singer with a mesmerizing voice, Her songs have often enthralled me, nice playlist you got there, I havent heard all of them but will give em a go :)

  6. Great T choices. In my book, you can never go wrong with a Smokey song. Tracks of My Tears is so plaintive. Heard him sing last year, and the man still hits the high notes. As far as Diana Ross - there is no other.

  7. Hi, how about. Thanks For the Memories? I've always liked that one, because at the age of 80 in May, I h ave a lot of great ones. :). Best regards to you, my fellow blogger. Ruby.

  8. Haven't heard that Mahogany theme in years but I've always loved it. The lyrics strike a chord with me as well. And I totally love Tracks of my Tears.

  9. Every day you make me think of the songs of my youth.
    Katie atBankerchick Scratchings

  10. You open up a lot of eyes. We sing and listen to certain songs but never know what they mean or why they were written. For instance, "Thats what friends are for." I never knew.

  11. I never know where Im going I just go where fate takes me. The theme from Mahogany is a lovely song.
    What about Two Little Boys it always makes me cry.

  12. Good ones, and lots of poignancy in those lyrics.

    For T, I also like Time in a Bottle, Jim Croce.

    T is for Triple Play: Two Teasers and Time's Running Out
    The Daille-y News

  13. Tracks of my Tears - I cried at that one years ago!

  14. Tracks of my tears! Classic song by an amazing singer and writer. I sing this with my band. Such a great lyric and melody.

  15. You picked some super T songs.

    Let's see: how about "Time After Time" and "Tequila"?

  16. Hi Ros .. I think you've taken the biscuit .. with "That's what friends are for" - great clip - thanks for posting it up ..

    Cheers Hilary