Monday, May 26, 2008

Manic Monday - Star

When I saw that today’s Manic Monday word was Star, the first thing that happened is that I started to get a few songs stuck in my head (a couple of 80’s tunes in particular), so I thought I would share. Here are a few of my favorite songs with the word Star in the title. I have linked them all to YouTube so you can listen to them. Enjoy!

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star – Besides being the only song I can play on the piano, this song has a special place in my part because it is the first one that my daughter learned to sing all by herself.

Stardust – This is one of my dad’s favorite. Originally composed in 1927, it is a truly beautiful classic song.

Lucky Star (Madonna) – And this is one that popped into my head because seriously, what girl doesn’t love a little Madonna!

Waiting for a Star To Fall (Boy Meets Girl) – The other one that popped into my head. I think this song was the one hit for the band Boy Meets Girl back in 1989.

Video Killed The Radio Star (The Buggles) – This song is a great piece of trivia. This is the very first video that was shown on MTV (you remember – back when they used to show music videos).

Lucky Star (Goo Goo Dolls) – If you’re not a Goo fan, you probably don’t know this one. It’s from one of their earlier albums, Superstar Car Wash, which is one of my favorite albums. If you’re not familiar with it, check it out. It's one of the great Goo songs sung by Robby Takac, not John Rzeznik.

Paint the Sky With Stars (Enya) – Another absolutely beautiful song. This is off the album of the same name, which I played for both kids when they were babies. It almost always succeeded in putting them right to sleep. It’s soooo relaxing!

When You Wish Upon A Star – When I sing this in my head, I hear Jiminy Cricket’s voice, don’t you?

Star Spangled Banner – Happy Memorial Day everyone! Enjoy the Star-Spangled Banner below, beautifully sung by The Dixie Chicks.


Desert Songbird said...

The Star Spangled Banner never fails to choke me up.

Cheerio said...

Such a lovely post.

Crazy Working Mom said...

Wonderful "star" songs. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star was also the first song that my children learned. :)

Happy Manic Memorial Monday from CrAzY Working Mom

narissa said...

unique take.. didnt think of songs with stars on the title!

Sandy M said...

Madonna's Lucky star is now stuck in my head,lol. Great post.

Travis said...

Happy MM!