Tuesday, July 13, 2010

tunes i like tuesday: the first time ever i saw your face

Earlier today I read a blog post in which the writer talked about her first favorite song.  That made me think... what was mine? Apparently, I must have discovered the radio when I was about 10, give or take a bit. (And just a sidebar... we still listened to AM radio back then.)  All the songs (cheesy as they are) that I can recall loving as a kid were from about that time.  There was Seasons in the Sun by Terry Jacks,  The Night Chicago Died and Billy Don't Be a Hero by Paper Lace, Hooked on a Feeling by Blue Swede and this song... The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack.  Only the lovely Ms Flack has stood the test of time. I love this song as much today as I did then.



You can thank me later for not posting the Blue Swede video of Hooked on a Feeling with the wonderful "ooga chaka ooga chaka" background vocals and the lead singer dressed like a viking.  (It was the 1970s after all.)  But for kicks and giggles, you can see it here if you're curious. 

12 comments:

  1. This is one of the most beautiful song ever written!

    ~Jen @ OurFineHouse

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  2. Ah now there's an idea i get when i try to start a music meme on my blog. Thanks for dropping by... and a very happy SITS Tuesday to you... hope you have a great day :)

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  3. would you mind if i take ur title "tunes i like tuesday" as a tuesday meme name for my blog?

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  4. It reminds me of the old Oil of Olay commercial, but also of when they put my son on my belly for the first time and I looked into his eyes. It was a little bit out of body, KWIM. It was special with my daughter too, but there is nothing like that first moment with your first baby!

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  5. My first favorite song was Here Comes the Sun by the Beatles. My uncle used to play it over and over again for me.

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  6. Oh goodness, I will definitely be clicking the ooga chakka link. That was one of my favorites back in the day. I played that 45 over and over and over and...

    I love the other one too.

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  7. I love music. I like the way you interweave music into your posts. And thanks for kind words at my blog.

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  8. Love love love this song. What a great first love! I'm pretty sure mine was Don Henley's End of the Innocence (from 1989, I was 5 or so). And I still love it to this day.

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  9. I LOVE that song! Thanks for posting it.
    Over to say a massive thankyou for following my blog - it really made my day to see you up there - cheers! x

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  10. Mine was "She Loves You" by some British band.

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  11. I love Roberta's song. It has always been a favorite and the ooga chucka song is one of my favs, too. I love the sound and beat of that one.

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  12. Mine was "playing with the queen of hearts" by Juice Newton. I'm sure my parents must have been listening to it. Still love that song.

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