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Music with the word "Song" in the title - what's your favorite? - check out my blog and playlist!

On December 19, 1970, Elton John’s first US hit “Your Song” entered the Billboard Hot 100, where it went on to reach number eight. The song had already been recorded and released by Three Dog Night – who knew? And The Hollies has been offered the song and turned it down – that was a mistake! His song serves as the theme for this week’s music blog, featuring songs that contain the word “Song” in their title. Elton and Led Zeppelin seemed to have had a fond attachment to the word, with 6 and 5 offerings each. But other standouts from REM, Billy Joel, Howard Jones, Yes, Bob Marley, Marshall Tucker Band, and many others are included. Even the all-male acapella group the Dartmouth Aires from my alma matter made the list twice! I think you’ll enjoy these “Song” songs.
 

 

I hope that this music and my blog truly serve as a “revival: a new presentation of something old,” a springboard to return to the music of your youth, or perhaps to find artists you want to discover anew. Rediscover the passion of music in your life. Live in the moment. Enjoy the moment. Love the moment. Listen to the MUSIC!
 
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This Is My Song  -  Scorpions, 1972

From the Uli Jon Roth era, with Hendrix inspired guitar solo

 

Your Last Song   -  Scorpions, 2007

One of their lesser known but well done power ballads

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Look What They’ve Done To My Song, Ma-Melanie

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Love In Song-Paul McCartney and Wings. 

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Windsong - John Denver

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Rain Song by Led Zeppelin

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The Song Remains The Same-Led Zeppelin 

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Song for Juli - Jesse Colin Young

 

(guess it can also fit the tribute category)

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A Song for You-Leon Russell. Covered by hundreds. 

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Almost impossible to name them all, but here are a few more. . .

 

Song For The Asking - S&G

The Prophet’s Song - Queen

The Song Is Over - The Who

Yesterday’s Songs - Neil Diamond 

Without A Song - pick one, I’ll go with Willie Nelson 

This Ain’t A Love Song - Bon Jovi 

A Summer Song - Chad & Jeremy 

Wrote A Song For Everyone - CCR or John Fogerty solo version 

 

There must be about 50 in my library, but these were the most well known of the lot.

My favorites on the list are A Song For You by Leon Russell, and Your Song by Elton. 
I might add that Willie Nelson does a fine cover version of A Song For You, as well. 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Song Sung Blue- Neil Diamond

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Its on there 😉 

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Also didn’t see “Authority Song” by John

Mellencamp

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OMG, can't believe I left this off!  Thanks so much for catching that - added it 🙂 

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I played that Elton album to death! I’m a huge

fan and have had the privilege of seeing him 

in concert years ago. Honestly, it’s good that

everyone else turned down “Your Song”,as no

one but Elton could sing it anyway!

I do love your list but have one to add. “This

Cowboy Song” by Sting, one of my favs of his

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Agree.  And thanks on the Sting song - forgot about it.  Added it to the playlist 🙂 

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