Good morning, kittens and dawgs! Last week, I featured battle song Eternal Flame by The Bangles and asked you my pets to pick between Candice Accola and Human Nature covering this classic 80s hit. It was a close, but clean fight. The final tally revealed….
Candice – 10 (including my vote)
Human Nature – 8
Congratulations Candice and thanks to every body who participated. Don’t forget to see how the other showdowns went down with Stephen the official BoTB roll call keeper and now it’s time to hit the dance floor with the 4M crew. Whoo-hoo!
Can you feel the love? I hope y’all had a beautiful Valentine’s Day with someone special. Ballads are excellent ways to express ones affections and I have a song stuck in my head. It has been for weeks now!
Let’s flashback to the 80s to learn about the inspiration behind today’s feature song.
The song was inspired by two eternal flames: one at the grave site of Elvis Presley that the Bangles saw when the band visited Graceland, and one at a local synagogue in Palm Springs which Steinberg attended as a child. Steinberg recalled to Songfacts: Susanna was talking about the Bangles having visited Graceland, and she said there was some type of shrine to Elvis that included some kind of eternal flame. As soon as those words were mentioned, I immediately thought of the synagogue in the town of Palm Springs, California where I grew up. I remember during our Sunday school class they would walk us through the sanctuary. There was one little red light and they told us it was called the eternal flame.~Wikipedia source
Billy Steinberg, Tom Kelly and Susanna Hoffs of the Bangles wrote Eternal Flame and it topped the charts in nine countries in the late 80s.
The history of the lyrics don’t suggest a love song, but it’s interpreted by the listener as such. For your enjoyment and not part of the contest here are The Bangles.
After hearing Carolina Forbes a character from The Vampire Diaries sing this song is why it got stuck in my head. Her rendition is very close to the original. What I like about her cover is how breathy she sings. I just love that soft sound! Please listen to Candice Accola.
If you want to go straight to the song, jump to about the 1:15 mark.
If you have trouble with the above vid, then you might want to listen to Candice singing Eternal Flame, here. Please let me know, if you have any problems with either.
What did you think of contender #1? Nice, right? Next on the grind is contender #2, a band who did the same cover on the same episode (season 2 episode 16), as Candice of the show. I don’t remember it, but that’s what the info says on YouTube. Anywho, here is Human Nature!
This cover is good. I enjoyed hearing male vocals covering it, but not well enough to give them my vote. I’m going with Candice Accola.
How about you, which artist did you favor, Candice Accola or Human Nature? Please leave your answer in comments; if you have time and want to share what makes your pick the “best” of the two, then I’d love to read your reasons.
Don’t forget, the polls close at midnight on the 21st and the results will post the following day, so mark your calendar and stop by to see if your pick gets named!
The fun continues with more epic battles underway. I invite you to visit, Stephen, who manages the ever-growing list of BoTB players. Thanks for doing a fine job, my friend, and a special thank you to the brain child of this cool meme, Fae.
Thanks for visiting today. The fun isn’t over quite yet. I’m dancing with the amazing 4M crew and hope you’ll come to the party with me. This is Curious as a Cathy signing off with have a bandtastic day!
Why the urgency? Up until now, I kept ahead of the daily #AprilA2Z prompt, but it finally caught up with me and now I’m feeling Under Pressure (Queen) to get my mojo juices working. U inspired me!
Now, forget understanding this little ditty because it’s simply a fun, catchy number and in my book that makes it a winner! U inspire me (like yoU always do) and this morning, I want to say…U is in yoU, which makes yoU, YOU.
What makes yoU, YOU? For me, it’s mUsic! Throughout this challenge, I shared with yoU my daily mUsic choice. This is my utopia!
The first group I thought of was U2. I was pleasantly surprised when in October 2014 Apple launched the global rock band’s Songs of Innocence (click the link to listen) newest album to 500 million iTunes users for free. How utterly insane is that? I loved it! There are a couple of good tracks (The Miracle is my fave) on this cut and I hope yoU listen to decide for yoUrself.
Now, let’s flashback (coz I can’t forget my Flashback Friday edition) wayback!
DH and I were dating. He was a senior and I was a freshman in high school. I vividly remember this song coming out and no doubt played at DH’s senior prom. Do yoU remember it?
O’Day described this tune as a Nocturnal Novelette. It was put out without fanfare in February 1977. Four months later, it was the #1 song in the country, and certified gold.
As A2Z unwinds, just know I’ll be keeping the mUsic alive on my blog three days a week and I hope yoU will continue to join me. Before you go, tell us, what song describes yoU (or your life) in a nutshell?
Simon & Garfunkel recorded and released this piece written by Paul Simon in 1966 which hit the Billboard chart hits at #13. In 1987, the song became a do-over for the pop group, The Bangles and featured on the soundtrack Less Than Zero.
Thank you for joining Angela from Mommy Time Out and me for another edition of Wayback Wednesdays. To participate in this blog hop you don’t have to follow a bunch of rules. Just link up your blog, twitter, or Facebook URL below (only one please) and visit. Wanna make someone’s day? Then, leave a comment telling them how you found them & that you’re their newest follower.
I’ll be popping over to your lovely niche soon until then I’m looking forward to sharing musical memories & photos with you!
Linking today’s photo contribution with a few of these blog hops.
Welcome to another edition of Monday’s Music Moves Me! This week’s theme is “Freebie” pick. This means simply, you share whatever tunes you got stuck inside your head or just those that are stirring your soul to boogie. It’s time to get this party on the show!
It was 1976, when DH & I began our courtship. These songs didn’t originate in the 70s, but these titles fall right in line with my musical theme today. In memory of September’s long past or not-so-distant past.
Was that fun or what? Don’t contain your electric experience, shout it from the tree tops to all of your musical friends to come join party each Monday.
Are you ready to get dancing this week? Admission to ride the Love Train is totally doable for anyone. Are you ready to rock n’ roll with all the other passengers? Then, here’s what you do….
Lorie of The Shewbridge of Central Florida is taking a little hiatus because of health issues. My prayers and thoughts are with you, my friend. I hope you’re well soon. We’ll hold things up while you’re away. Take care and God bless!
Our spotlight dancer tops the linky line up in the number one spot – Congratulations, my friend!
Don’t forget to show our featured dancer some love and go ahead, shake your bootie with any of the fellow rockin’ bloggers below.
The Love Train will be pulling into your depot soon and I’m eager to begin by following you. Next stop… your place!
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