First, Last and Always: A Song Game

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by gb66, Nov 13, 2015.

  1. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Here's a thought for a song game! Any song with First, Last or Always in the title or lyrics. Shall I go first?
  2. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"
    Written by Ewan MacColl for Peggy Seeger, who later became his wife. Made popular in the '70's by Roberta Flack. Also recorded by Johnny Mathis.

    "The Last Dance"
    Sung by Donna Summer, from the film "Thank God It's Friday".

    "Always On My Mind"
    Recorded by Elvis Presley, Brenda Lee, Willie Nelson
    and others.
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2015
  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Oh, good! Another GB game.

    Irving Berlin is always a good place to start. Always. "I'll be loving you,
    always. With a love that's true, always."

    Ebb Tide, "First the tide rushes in, plants a kiss on the shore..."

    Save the Last Dance for Me. Recorded by the Drifters.

    At Last, a hit for Etta James. Written by Harry Warren who wrote lotsa
    songs for the movies.

    I Will Always Love You, written by Dolly Parton for Porter Wagoner
    who was extremely reluctant to split up their relationship (musical,
    not romantic).

    You Always Hurt the One You Love, recorded by lotsa singers. Big
    hit for the Mills Brothers.

  4. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    A 'new GB game'! I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing! :)

    How about if we add a couple more categories to the mix: Forever, Ever, and Never. It'll give us more song options. Ok? GB
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  5. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi, y'all --

    A "new GB game" is always a good thing!!!!!!!

    Ever since I read the title of the thread, I've had this song running through my mind:

    "You're The First, The Last, My Everything", BARRY WHITE

    "My first, my last, my everything
    And the answer to all my dreams
    You're my sun, my moon, my guiding star
    My kind of wonderful, that's what you are
    I know there's only, only one like you
    There's no way they could have made two
    You're all I'm living for, your love I'll keep forevermore
    First, you're the last, my everything"

    I'll be back later...........

    Diane :)
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  6. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Diane is right: A "new GB game" is always a good thing!!!!!!!

    I'll Never Say No from Meredith Wilson's Unsinkable Molly Brown.
    "I'll never say no to you, whatever you say or do."

    The 12th of Never. Gisele MacKenzie made a wonderful recording
    of this old song. Recorded by dozens of singers.

    The song from Moulin Rouge aka Where is Your Heart.
    "Whenever we kiss, I worry and wonder. Your lips may be
    near, but where is your heart?"

    If I Ever Needed You
    I need you now.

    You'll Never Know
    How my poor heart is breaking.
    Sung by Alice Faye. Won Harry Warren another Oscar.

    Forever and Ever
    Another 1940s song. English lyrics set to a German tune.
    Recorded by Dinah Shore, Perry Como and Margaret Whiting.

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  7. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    "If Ever I Would Leave You"
    From Camelot, sung by Robert Goulet

    "Never Say Never" Sung by Justin Bieber

    "Always Something There To Remind Me"
    Written by Burt Bacharach- My favorite recording, Karen Carpenter.

    "The Last Waltz" Sung by Englebert Humperdinck

    "Young Love" Young love, FIRST love
    filled with true devotion...Sung by Lesley Gore/Sonny James.
  8. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    I saw Robert Goulet in Camelot. But, he wasn't playing Lancelot. He
    was playing King Arthur. He sounded just like Richard Burton.
    Probably because he played Lancelot when Burton was playing the

    Dunno if it's true or not, but I read he was so shy and inexperienced
    when he was cast in Camelot, he kept looking at the stage floor. The
    director finally told the make up man to tape his eyes open.

    Here's an old song Marty Robbins used to sing in my teen years.
    Singing the Blues. Well, I never felt more like singin' the blues...

    I'm Always Chasing Rainbows. An old favorite from WW I.
    Wikipedia says the melody is by Chopin.

    The Last Word in Lonesome is Me, written by Roger Miller. I
    woke up one morning and found that during the night, my
    unconscious mind had figured out that the title contains
    a pun.

  9. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    I always like that song I'm Always Chasing Rainbows. I knew it was from a classical piece that I'd heard but not who wrote it or the title. It's called Fantaisie-Impromptu.

    There are some other pop songs based on classical songs. Maybe we should make a thread about them?

    "Full Moon and Empty Arms" Rachmaninoff's 2nd Piano Concerto.
  10. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB

    Song of Love, sung by Jeanette and Nelson and Lois Hunt and Earl
    Wrightson. Based on Schubert's Unfinished Symphony. Adding
    to the fun, the Unfinished Symphony wasn't a symphony anyway.
    It didn't have the necessary development and organization.

    It's Now or Never, sung by Elvis. Melody is from the old Italian song O
    Sole Mio. Pavarotti used to sing it a lot.

    Several opera tenors have recorded an Italian song called musica probita
    which means forbidden music. Just looked it up. Turns out the old
    song is from an obscure opera. So the tune has been borrowed and

    Sometimes composers will borrow for part of their new work.
    The "bridge" or middle section was borrowed in some song I
    was reading about a week or so ago.

    And John Williams borrowed the opening measures of the Star Wars
    theme from Austrian film composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold. I
    read an interview in which he said he did it at the request of
    George Lucas. But Williams has written lottsa great scores. I
    think it was a tribute to Korngold.

  11. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, Those are interesting facts.

    Another one from Rachmaninoff's 2nd is called "All By Myself" and was written and recorded by Eric Carmen.

    I know a few more but, of course, I can't think of them now! :) I'll post them as they pop into my mind.

    There was a movie in the 1950's called 'Sincerely Yours' and the title song was taken from a classical piece. I've looked online but cannot find the name of it Found it, it's Chopin's etude opus 25 no. 1. It's on youtube by Vladimir Horowitz.

    I also remember a song called, something like, To Love Again. It was a classical too. (Can't find it online either.) :(
    Found it too! It's the theme from the movie 'The Eddy Duchin Story', taken from Chopin's E-Flat Nocturne.

    Thought of 2 more: "Tonight We Love" from Tchaikovsky's piano concerto in B-Flat Minor.

    Liebestraum by Franz Liszt has a pop version too. I found a video but can't get the audio to play. It's called Liebestraum/A Dream of Love Elvis Presley Today, Tomorrow and Forever. Don't know if this is the one I'm looking for though.

    Another is "Our Love", recorded by Frank Sinatra. It's taken from Charles Gounod's Opera Romeo et Juliette.
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  12. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    I did find most of the ones I've been searching for in the above post. I added them to the post. GB
  13. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    More Songs:

    "Little Things Mean a Lot" ...that's now and forever, always and ever, little things mean a Kitty Kallen

    "Never Say Never Again, Again" by Nat King Cole

    "When I Fall in Love" will be forever, or I'll never fall in love... by Nat King Cole

    "Always" by Irving Berlin

    "Endless Love" by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie

    "I'll Never Stop Loving You" recorded by Doris Day

    "You Are Never Far Away From Me" by Perry Como

    "Forever in Blue Jeans" by Neil Diamond

    "Friendship" ...if you're ever in a jam, here I am.... Written by Cole Porter Sung by Judy Garland and others
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2015
  14. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Love Me Forever, recorded by John Davidson, crooner, game show host
    and sometime player, etc.

    There's also a song called Please Love Me Forever. Bobby Vinton sings
    it on Youtube.

    Forever Darling, from the Lucy and Desi movie of the same name.

    There are a couple of songs on Youtube about Never, Never Land. One
    is from the old TV show with Mary Martin playing Peter.

    There is also a song called Forever and a Day. It is described as a
    "worship song". Doesn't sound like a hymn though. Sounds like
    a pop tune.

    I'll Never Stop Loving You from Doris Day's first film.

    For the First Time, Kenny Loggins.

    I found a song called Last in Line.
    "We're the last in Line
    See how we shine." Took 5 people to write the lyrics. I think one
    person could have achieved the same degree of mediocrity in
    a shorter amount of time.

    To end on a happier note, the Sons of the Pioneers do a nice job on
    The Everlasting Hills of Oklahoma. Leonard Slye aka Roy Rogers
    got his start singing with the group. The sons appeared in several
    of his movies.

  15. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    I remember listening to The Sons of the Pioneers on the radio when I was a kid. Didn't know Roy Rogers was one of them. GB
  16. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Always Look on the Bright Side of Life. Written by Eric Idle, one of the
    Monty Python crew. Was in one of their movies and in their last
    live concert from England which I just saw on a DVD from the library.
    They are very, very old now, but still pretty funny. But not as funny as
    they were 40 some years ago when they were new.

    Never Will I Marry by Frank Loesser. Sung in the Broadway show
    Greenwillow by Tony Perkins.

    Always On My Mind, recorded by Brenda Lee and by Elvis.

    My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys recorded by Waylon Jennings.

    Never Too Late, written by a committee and recorded by 3 Days Grace.

    Tomorrow Never Comes, old country favorite recorded by Slim Whitman.

    Forever in Blue Jeans, written by Neil Diamond and his guitar player.


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