Best song ever?

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I would like to suggest to you all that this song is the best song ever. Seriously. Is it possible to encompass an impactful message, beautiful melody, incredible vocal blending, and musical arrangement all in one song? I think so.

“The Prayer” is by far and away, in my opinion, is the best song ever. The history on this song is kind of interesting, but I would have to say that it is best done as a duet (even though it was originally done as a solo). It has been done by lots of people at this point, but there are some better versions than others, obviously.

For me, this song hits me at a level that I can’t explain but I can say that almost every time I hear it causes an emotional reaction, one that involves tears. The cause? Not sure. Vocals? Maybe. Message? Probably. Music? could be. Connection to person, place, or thing? Nope. But, put it all together and some how I end up being a teary pile of mush.

So, I submit to you for your review the top three versions (in order) of this song, in my opinion. Plug in the headphones or make sure the speakers are on, but turn it up loud so you can feel this music:

The studio version is paramount, but there is also a live performance version that is pretty good and is nice if you want a fuller experience than just the music itself.

And finally this last one is probably the best version I have heard that didn’t involve Celine Dion.

Ah, man. As I researched this song, I have an even greater appreciation of it. It honestly never gets old! I could listen to it a hundred times in a row and not get tired of it.

So, what do you think? What version to you like best? Do you agree that it could possibly be the best song ever? Drop me a comment about what you think, or just agree with me in totality by click LIKE.

Love, Bach

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This is absolutely perfect.

The world needs to have this. If this doesn’t evoke some sort of emotion in you, I don’t know what will.

I like music. Perhaps, maybe I love music. I am not sure. There is something about it that goes into every fiber of me. No, I am not the dancing kind and yet at times it makes me want to dance. It can, at times, bring tears to my eyes. It speaks for me, when sometimes I don’t know what I want to say. It’s a mystery and yet I think we all can relate.

Nearly everyone has a specific genre they like more than others. Unlike may people, I enjoy a rather wide range of genres and my iTunes library reflects that. I don’t like everything, let’s be clear about that. Not all music is good music. Plain and simple.

When I saw this video I knew I just had to share. It is an obviously well known classical piece that is recognizable even if you don’t know it’s name or who it is by. It’s been used in TV commercials, movies, tv shows, and in theater. BUT, the part that stood out for me this time was how it was broken down, “deconstructed,” and demonstrated in a way that lets you feel the music. It’s moving, and if you haven’t seen this you need to.

You can thank me later.

Current Favorite Version of Christmas Music

Every year we are treated to a month (plus or minus) of Christmas music. For most people, that is about all they can stand. For others, they can’t get enough and play it all year round.

I am mostly in the first group because of the fact that there are very rarely new Christmas songs and the old ones get played over and over, just with someone new singing them. I mean, really, how many different versions of “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” can there be? 5,279?? I don’t know, but it seems like a lot (and that’s only in English…) Every singer, it seems, has done their rendition of it. I swear there are times where you can hear the same song six times in an hour, just done by a different artists.

So, each year I look forward to Christmas music (typically played AFTER Thanksgiving) in my house with a little trepidation. However, this year there was a new entry into the Christmas music catalog and I have to say that it might be my new favorite version of a classic song.

I include it here for your listening pleasure. Turn up the sound and sit back.

I hope you enjoyed it. Check out some of their other stuff too. I am not being paid for advertising, I just happen to like their stuff – especially this song.