Prompt: “Write about a song you like and why?” My whole life revolves around music; everyday I’m going to either choir or orchestra. While I’m driving I’m singing along with the radio. Narrowing down all of the songs in my repertoire is a difficult task. After thinking about this question for a good half an hour I came to a conclusion. Liking a song doesn’t mean it has to be on the radio or on the track list of a pop star’s album; which is why a song I like is “Fiddles on Fire” by Mark Williams. This song is an iconic orchestra piece for Middle school or slightly advanced Elementary school orchestras. Its melody will infect your brain to the point of insanity. Ask any orchestra conductor their thoughts on “Fiddles on Fire”, and their face will immediately scrunch up in agony.
The first view this song supports is that you are in charge of your own life and destiny; the lines "No one else, no one else can speak the words on your lips. Drench yourself in words unspoken live your life with arms wide open. Today is where your book begins, the rest is still unwritten," represent that perfectly. Another view this song embraces is one of non-comformity and being willing to do what others may not in the lines of "I break tradition, sometimes my tries are outside the lines. We've been conditioned to not make mistakes, but I can't live that way". This is a wonderful song that represents transcendentalist
David Leonhardt’s “Chance and Circumstance” is an intriguing story about Malcolm Gladwell and his outstanding achievements in the field of journalism. He goes further into Gladwells childhood, being raised by some accomplished parents. “His mother was a psychotherapist, and his father was a mathematician.” (Leonhardt 579). Leonhardt imposes this certain idea to the reader, the idea known as “chance”. Considering how gladwell had successful parents influenced his way to becoming a successful journalist was evidently by chance. He also continues on this topic, stating that, “he is instead a talented person who took advantage of singular opportunities” (Leonhardt579). I see myself similar to Malcolm Gladwell not in a journalistic point of view, but in the art of music. Music has
Alphonse de Lamartine, French writer and politician, once said, “Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends” (“Quotes About Power Of Music”). What is one of your favorite songs? Does this song have any special meaning for you? Music can be motivational, relaxing, exciting, or even frightening. Sometimes choosing a specific song as your favorite can be challenging, but there is usually one that you really like because the lyrics are relatable to you, maybe it describes your mood, or it may just be really catchy. Music also evolves and changes as time elapses; consequently, different generations identify with songs from various genres that are prominent during their lifetime.
There are many ways for individuals to interpret this song, but one way is that it expresses the
Billie Holiday is one of the most influential jazz singers of her time. Her attitude, determination and most of all her music inspired artists throughout time and inspired major social change. Throughout her lifetime she explored the world of jazz, her identity, and how far the limits of her talent would take her. She exchanged her poor life, full of drugs and scandal for a life of performing the arts and showcasing her talents and abilities. Her incredible determination led her to do what she loved regardless of what anyone thought , which led to her inciting major social exchange; moving black suffering into white consciousness.
This song has made me fight for what I believe in no matter if I lose some people on my journey. I can connect with this song emotionally not only because of its strong message but what it stands for. In the song Rachel talks about how if no one else believes, she still has a fight left in her. This message makes me feel like I will always have a fight in me no matter how hard life will get. This song is a perfect song for me, because sometimes I forget that my voice matter and it makes me realize that it does
The song that I chose was “Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield. It was released in 2004, and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. It also hit number five on the Billboard Hot 100. Natasha Bedingfield has another popular song “Pocketful of Sunshine” and was really only popular in 2004-2006. You can find her songs on multiple 00’s playlists.
After viewing the documentary and listening to each song by Rodgers and Hammerstein the song that made the most impact on me was the song “Some Enchanted Evening.” The song consists of very smooth and romantic melodies. Due to that I am a hopeless romantic I really enjoy the song lyrics and melody. The song was very catchy that I ended up singing the song for the rest of my day. One of my favorite lyrics of the song was.
When we write we are often confronted with some sort of “rhetorical situation”. This term is best described as a combination of factors. There is a rhetor(s), an exigence, an audience, and specific constraints to consider when analyzing a text. Through an interview with Professor Funnell, who teaches a course that aims to explore the representation of women in various facets of popular culture, I identified how these elements contribute to Beyoncé’s song, Flawless, and consequently discovered how to better address future situations regarding other texts.
They both possess incredible vocal talent, but when it comes to singing technique, Whitney is superior. They begin the song in a similar style, soft, delicate and vulnerable. The difference in talent between both singers becomes evident after the first chorus. Dolly’s song falls flat after the first chorus. She continues singing the song in a soft, mellow, and boring way. Whitney Houston’s iconic acapella opening to the song is what catches her listener’s attention. This is when Whitney begins to build the dynamic of the song after the first chorus, when the song shifts into a stronger and bolder feel. She then begins displaying her uplifting and powerful vocal abilities. Whitney is known in this song for her capability to hold certain notes throughout her performance. Unlike Dolly, who was calm, Whitney is crying out and declaring her love. The listener can hear the compassion and soul in her voice. She is strong and bold, even expressing some amount of desperation to cling on to her love. Whitney poured out her heart in the song and expressed extreme emotions. It is no surprise that Whitney’s rendition evoked more emotions than Dolly, even causing the listeners to shed some tears. Dolly’s song does not tug at your heart like it does when Whitney sings it. Dolly may have written the song, but Whitney’s voice owns
I did not understand the meaning of the lyrics being sung, or better yet screamed. The rhythms and melodies’ did not come across as pleasing as Disney songs, and they definitely did not carry my imagination to an enchanted world. During my youth, Gospel music was something I became a fan of, only because of the fact that I looked up to my grandma; I wanted to be just like my grandma and becoming a fan of Gospel music made me feel as if I was closer to being just like her. I was a big fan of the music my mom listened to: country and pop. It was something that brought my mother and I together. Many times we would be in the car singing and dancing to the tunes she would blast through the speakers.
During this era (1960s), many things had taken place such as the death of the president John F. Kennedy, the war in Vietnam, the fight for civil rights, the younger generation trying new things such as drugs, and experimentation with music. Although the popularity of Swing was already dying down, Frank Sinatra continued his singing career with this type of Jazz which still appealed to a majority of audiences at the time. Before his career flourished, Sinatra sang in different big bands and appeared in many films in the 40’s and 50’s.
Love. A singular feeling I have when I look at him. My Mr. Hooper, I am ecstatic that I get to marry the love of my life, MY Reverend. When I am with him, I feel as if I am on top of a cloud floating above reality. It is a feeling unlike any other. It has the perks of being happy, that feeling in your gut from guilt, and it settles your brain like peace does. Two weeks too this day I will officially be married to my best friend and will become Mrs. Hooper.
Music always plays an important role in our daily lives. Especially if it speaks to a particular category of people or there is a message behind it, like firework by Katy Perry. I believe this song is a favorite song for many people. But the question here how many of those people stops for a moment and think why they like this song? Do they like the music or lyric? What made this song a favorite song? So I’ll argue each part of this song separately to understand why it’s become so popular or why those people like it.