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ELO – Can’t Get It Out Of My Head

Originally posted on PowerPop… An Eclectic Collection of Pop Culture:
The song is appropriately named because it’s hard to get it out of your head after you listen to it. The song peaked at #9 in the Billboard 100 in…

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Canon in D Major – Johann Pachelbel

As a young-en, I was so in awe of this, but after hundreds of listens I’m not as enamored as before. I still like it, lets say, on the odd occasion. This piece is one of the most admired and

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Candelaria – Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto

Today I have for you a musical jewel from the Caribbean Coast in Colombia. This folklore music from the group Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto (The Pipers from San Jacinto) is about as rich and pure as Colombian folklore music

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Cancion de Otoño (1982) – Jose Luis Perales

One of the first songs I remember hearing upon arriving in Colombia was Cancion de Otoño (Autumn Song) and it was love at first listen. This is my ‘Desert Island’ Spanish song. I made a Family DVD for my son’s

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Canadee-I-O (1992) – Bob Dylan

So she bargained with the sailor boy, All for a piece of gold. Straightaway then he led her Down into the hold, Sayin’, “I’ll dress you up in sailor’s clothes, Your jacket shall be blue. You’ll see that seaport town

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Bye Bye Pride (1987) – The Go-Betweens

The quintessential Australian rock group The Go-Betweens have made a strong showing so far in this music library project. Today’s song Bye Bye Pride was the fourth song released from their 1987 record Tallulah.  This song failed to chart in Australia

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Burbujas de Amor (1990) – Juan Luis Guerra

Burbujas de Amor (Bubbles of Love) is the second song to appear from the Dominican – Juan Luis Guerra in this music project. It appears on the same 1990 album as the title song Bachata Rosa (see image above) which

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String Quartet No. 2 in D Major Notturno (1881) – Alexander Borodin

I challenge long-term happily married couples to top this romantic gesture. According to Alexander Borodin’s biographer Serge Dianin, this quartet was composed as Borodin’s  20th Anniversary gift to his wife Ekaterina Protopova. Not only was he a Russian music composer

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Lynyrd Skynyd (Freebird) – How Life Once Was!

I think when I saw this video today in my YT feed of Lynyrd Skynyrd performing Freebird I knew I was in trouble nostalgically from the get-go. My understanding is this concert was performed just 40 days or so days

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Buffalo Bill (2000) – Sara Storer

This Australian country song was sent to me by mother many years ago and I took an immediate liking to it. Buffalo Bill is from Sara Storer’s debut studio album called Chasing Buffalo. Storer won the Best New Talent award

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