The Speed of Joy, “Isn’t She Lovely?” | Stevie Wonder | unclassified tempo map, video embed

Whenever I think of the joy of a new life, it is very often that the Stevie Wonder classic “You Are The Sunshine Of My Life” comes into my focus.

Whenever I think of the joy of a new life, it is very often that the Stevie Wonder classic “You Are The Sunshine Of My Life” comes into my focus.

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You Are The Sunshine Of My Life

“Take On Me”, a-ha |unclassified tempo map of one of the most enthusiastic songs and creative videos ever made

One of the most enthusiastic songs and videos of the late 20th century was a-ha’s “Take On Me.”

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a-ha, Take On Me

It is known as one of the “truly great pop songs” of the era. This video is the great story of the song –

No comment I read in public said it better than this on YouTube┬« –

“The interesting thing here is that the song was composed before they even met Morten, and still it appears to be written exactly for his vocal range There are very few singers who have volume and expression across more than two octaves. The riff and the refrain were created independently from each other but still it all fits together so nicely and organically.”

A song of maudlin melancholy that every forgets was on the most popular album in American History – Randy Meisner’s TRY AND LOVE AGAIN, eagle, ‘hotel California’_unclassified tempo map

TRY AND LOVE AGAIN, the eagles

To me this song has a feeling of deep bittersweetness – an America hiraeth.

What do you think the Eagles are trying to express?