Friday, 27 February 2009

Top 5 On Friday

Over at The Music Memoirs this week they're asking for the Top 5 "Forget" ful songs...(interpret as you see fit), so here goes:

1. Don't You Forget About Me - Simple Minds

A song just full of the word "forget" that reminds me of The Breakfast Club and numerous discos.

2. I Remember It Well - Maurice Chevalier and Hermione Gingold

A song from the musical Gigi all about memory loss.

3. It Started With A Kiss - Hot Chocolate

Appropriately enough considering this week's theme, I couldn't actually remember the name of this song, just the lyric "You don't remember me, do you?" (which tied in with the forgetful theme) and unfortunately in my mind I couldn't hear the original version just that lyric being shouted loud and accusingly by Alan Partridge who once sung along with the song on his show (not sure if the US readers of this blog will have heard of him; if not, it's a travesty of the highest order that over there you get Mamma Mia but not Knowing Me, Knowing You).

4. More Today Than Yesterday - Andy Williams

Andy doesn't remember what day it was or what time it was, in fact he's pretty blank on everything apart from his falling in love.

5. It's All Coming Back To Me Now - Pandora's Box

A Jim Steinman song also covered by Celine Dion and Meat Loaf, although I prefer the original version. Still, no matter who's singing it, the lyrics make it clearly that they've been fairly forgetful until now.


Anonymous said...

I think Simple Minds will be on a lot of lists this time. :) I like your choices!

Lord Mhoram said...

Nice list.

Cool for including Pandora's Box. I can't believe I didn't think of that one - I've been listening to a Steinman mix for the last few weeks too.

The Gal Herself said...

Sure Simple Minds showed up a lot, but I'm confident you're the only one with Hermoine Gingold! Great inclusion.

The Bumbles said...

How about "Hello It's Me" by Todd Rundgren? Just in case you forgot who it was.

Anonymous said...

I've never heard that version of "It's All Coming Back to Me Now", but I love the song & I have the Celine Dion & Meatloaf covers. Hah.

Definitely check out "Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone)". Seems we're all mentioning Simple Minds, too!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

How about "Kayleigh" by Marillion? Fish spends a lot of time asking "Do you remember ... ?" in that song.

An Eerie Tapestry said...

Thanks for all the comments.

Janelle, if you want to hear that version then you can now find it on the Eight Track on my blog page.

The Bumbles - I've never heard the song so can't really comment, besides saying that it seems like a bit of a stretch.

Dennis - I had a hard time coming up with five, and was going through songs with remember in them, but most of them I decided were more about remembering than forgetting. Having said that, I didn't even consider Kayleigh, which is quite surprising since I bought that track off iTunes not so long ago.