Wednesday, 24 April 2013

U 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
  • Today its songs beginning with U
  • And lyric snippets

1960s:           Up on the Roof - Kenny Linch

1970s:          Under the Moon of Love - Shawaddywaddy [Let's go for a little walk, under the moon of love...]

1980s:           Up Where We Belong - Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes

1990s:           Unbreak My Heart - Toni Braxton [...undo this hurt that you caused, when you walked out the door, and walked out of my life, un-cry these tears...]

Up on the Roof

This is a Goffin and King song recorded by many people. Kenny Lynch's version is my favourite.

'...when I come home feeling tired and beat
I go up where the air is fresh and sweet - up on the roof
I get away from the hustling crowd 
And all that rat-race noise down in the street - up on the roof...' 

I'm not suggesting that anyone goes climbing onto their roof, espcially if it has a steep pitch! You could insert the words 'down the end of the garden' but that wouldn't scan so well. In the summer I get away from the rat-race by sitting on my swing seat in the garden.

Where do you go to shake off that rat-race feeling?

Up Where We Belong

From the film An Officer and a Gentleman this song, written by Jack Nitzsche, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Will Jennings, won a number of awards.

'...Who knows what tomorrow brings
In a world few hearts survive...

...The road is long
There are mountains in the way
But we climb a step every day...'

Some of those mountains are pretty huge, aren't they?

And I could have added: 

Showaddywaddy are from my home city of Leicester UK. Just saying.
The video from Unbreak My Heart were she sees her boyfriend die in a motorbike accident is so sad and you can't unbreak hearts, or uncry tears.

This was another difficult letter. Can you think of any more U songs?


  1. If only U2 had a song beginning with U.

  2. I remember Up on the Roof...loved singing the words. But I'm with Bob--I'm a U2 fan.

  3. I with you Ros I love lying on my swing seat blocking out the world and I'd love to do it again if only we had some sun.
    Under The Boardwalk.

    1. Under the Boardwalk was a good sound but the lyrics aren't particularly thought provoking!! I did manage to sit on my swing seat for five minutes yesterday morning in full sunshine. It was lovely.

  4. Again I remember all these and great songs they still are.


  5. I simply can't choose my favourite...I love and remember them all!

  6. I thought "U" might be a tough one for songs, but you had no trouble in remembering them.

  7. I love Up on the Roof but have only heard versions from James Taylor and Carole King. Curious now to check out Kenny Linch.

    1. I don't like to admit it but he's probably before your time, Julie.

  8. Excellent choices! Well done. I couldn't think of a single U song, even though I know all four of these.

  9. What a difficult letter! I don't really know any of these either. Like Anne, I would suggest Under the Boardwalk!

    1. Sorry you don't know these songs. Maybe you'll know the V songs.

  10. I love Up on the Roof - timeless. The song that popped into my head is Rihanna's Umbrella and now that darn thing is sticking. It's not the words so much as that darn catchy tune.......under my umbrella...ella...ella...ella.
    arrggghh. Ear candy

  11. I love Tony Braxton. Her career seemed to be short-lived... what a pity...

    Writer In Transit

  12. My mum and dad met at a Showaddywaddy concert



Thank you for commenting. I do love receiving comments. Your comment will be sent to me for moderation before appearing here.

If you do not have a Google account, click on the Google account box and select Anonymous. Spam comments are not accepted on this blog.