Tag: Friday 5

Friday 5: Cover Songs

This week on the Friday 5 we have a fun topic- it’s cover songs!

I picked 2 Disney songs from an album called We Love Disney I think you will really like.  I could have done all 5 from the album.

Then I have a favorite song from Ingrid Michelson singing Elvis Can’t Help Falling in Love with You

Next one of my all time favorite songs by Hawaiian singer IZ his cover of Over the Rainbow

Finally we have from the failed movie Across the Universe a great cover of a Beatles song Blackbird

I hope you enjoy these songs and I would be so grateful if you watched my video on youtube and gave it a thumbs up if you feel so inclined.  And if you aren’t subscribed I have been doing daily videos so I think you will find it worth your while!

Next week is 5 Favorite Lullabies so that should be fun!

Friday 5: 5 Great Broadway Singers

This week on the Friday 5 we were asked to focus on 5 great female singers.  Well, I could have easily went with singers like Adele, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion etc but the more I thought about it the more I came back to Broadway.  For my money there is nothing like a Broadway singer in terms of quality of the singing voice.  Maybe you could make a claim for opera but I’m not as familiar with individual opera singers as Broadway.  Anyway, Broadway was my pick and I chose 5 singers I love:

  1. Julie Andrews- Does anything even need to be said to defend this choice? I mean Mary Poppins and Sound of Music alone seal the deal alone. The fact she can no longer sing makes me very depressed.  What an amazing voice and actress! Here she is singing Spoonful of Sugar
  2. Linda Eder- You might not be as familiar with Linda but she is an incredible talent.  She became famous playing Lucy in Jekyll and Hyde.   The most famous song from that show is Someone Like You.  I almost went with her rendition of Anthem from Chess but I couldn’t find a good 25 second or under section.  That’s the trouble with Friday 5 is you have to find a song that sell’s itself in a short section because of copyright issues. Not all songs do.
  3. Idina Menzel- My favorite belt singer is Idina and after seeing her live I am an even bigger fan of hers.  What a mastery over this particular type of sound.  It’s bold, striking and beautiful.  Here she is singing Defying Gravity from Wicked and Let it Go from Frozen
  4. Judy Garland- Ok she was not technically Broadway but she was in a lot of musicals and did a lot of concert albums, so I say it counts.  This particular song I went with because You Made Me Love You is such a heartbreaking reality of Judy’s life.  I also love her in Meet Me in St Louis and maybe I will use some of her songs from that show in later Friday 5s like the Trolley Song. . Of course I love Over the Rainbow.  Here she is singing it live in her famous London concert
  5. Kelli Ohara- Perhaps non-Broadway buffs might not be super familiar with Kelli but she has an amazing voice and has done just about everything on Broadway.  Recently she lit it up playing Anna in the King and I.  She’s also been amazing in Light in the Piazza, Nice Work if You Can Get It, South Pacific, Pajama Game and more.  Here she is singing Getting to Know You.  and here is Beauty Is from Light in the Piazza. 

What do you think of my 5 choices?  What are some of your favorite female Broadway singers both living and past on?  As a musical buff I would love to talk about it!  What’s your favorite musical?

Friday 5: Favorite Love Songs

Hi guys!  I just wanted to share with you my latest Friday 5 video.  This week’s topic is favorite love songs and I have done 6 songs, so you get a bonus!  I wanted to share with my youtube audience my 2016 valentine, which I will post here on Valentines Day.  Consider this a sneak peak.

What do you think of my picks? and What are some of your favorite love songs?

I hope you guys have a great Valentines weekend and feel lots of love.

Friday 5: My Theme Songs

So this week on the Friday 5 the topic was surprisingly tricky.  Sara asked us to pick 5 songs that could be our theme song.  That might sound easy but I really struggled because a lot of songs I love didn’t really have that feeling of describing me and some felt too on the nose and uncreative.  I can’t say I’m 100% happy with my picks but I did the best I could.

What would be your theme song?

Friday 5: Songs about Winter

Happy Winter guys!  Today it has been snowing most of the day and it looks like it is going to be a white winter.  It has been one of the biggest snowfalls this season that I remember in Utah for quite some time.  Luckily I don’t have to drive in it so it isn’t too stressful for me. For all of you out in it please be safe and take your time on the roads!

Well, just in time for winter weather Sara assigned us to pick ‘5 Songs that Remind You of Winter’ for the Friday 5.  This was a little tough because I didn’t want to pick holiday songs.

One song I ended up with is technically on a holiday album but isn’t really a holiday song.  One song is from a broadway musical based on the amazing documentary Grey Gardens.

Another is the great Nora Jones singing about a cold cold heart.  And finally the last is a stretch to be about winter but is Amos Lee’s Colors and I feel it captures the gray lack of color we get here in Utah during the summer.  ‘The color seems to fade” is a line from the chorus.

Let me know what you think of my picks and what songs remind you of Winter:

Speaking of Winter I also just posted on my movie blog my review of the very cold movie, The Revenant.  It is not for everyone so if you were thinking of seeing it check out the review.


Have you caught any movies recently?  January is usually a tough month.  Have you been doing anything else that is fun?  I’ve been missing my nieces something fierce but trying to stay busy as best as I can.

I hope you are all well.  Sure love ya!

Friday Five: Songs with Places in the Title

Hey guys!  It’s time for the Friday Five!  This is a series where a bunch of youtubers pick out songs that fit a topic from the series creator Sara Crawford.   This weeks topic was ‘songs with places in title’.  I went with places that have personal meaning to me.  If you are a fan of my blog you won’t need much explanation for these picks but I gave them anyway.

What would be your picks for songs with places in title?  What places are special to you?  If you have any suggestions for blog topics please let me know.  Been in a bit of a funk lately but doing my best and having a blast!

Friday 5: Songs from a Decade 1950s

Hi guys!  Sorry I’ve been a little MIA this week.  I have honestly been busy but have also had a bit of a writers block and couldn’t think of anything good to write about on this blog.  If any of you have suggestions for things you’d like me to opine on let me know.

But today I have my 3rd entry in the Friday 5.  This week’s topic is to select 5 songs from a particular decade.  I chose the 1950s because I wanted to be a little different (watch everyone will pick 1950s now!) and I like the wholesomeness of that decade as far as music and movies.

I think the 5 songs I chose are very iconic along with the singers attached to them.  What decade would you pick and what songs?  What are your favorite songs from the 1950s?

If any of you would like to join in and do the Friday 5 on your blog please do.  It would be fun if we could get it both in the youtube and blogging world (bridge the gap as they say 🙂  ).

Happy Friday!