Hopes, Wishes, and Dreams: Song Game

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by gb66, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    I don't think we've done this one before, I hope not.

    Any song with Hope, Wish, Dream, or any form of the word in the title or lyrics.

    We might also add Yearning, Longing, and Imagining.
  2. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    To start us off:

    "I'm Wishing" A song from the Disney movie 'Snow White'.

    "Whispering Hope" A beautiful hymn.

    "My Heart Cries For You" sighs for you, dies for you. And my arms long for you, please come back to me. Recorded by Guy Mitchell.

    "Dreaming of You" By Selena

    "Imagination" Recorded by Frank Sinatra

    "The Wheel of Fortune" By Kay Starr. While the wheel is turning, turning, I'll be yearning, yearning for loves precious flame.....
  3. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    I remember this "oldie" -- I didn't realize it was recorded in 1931!

    Dream a Little Dream of Me, Wayne King & His Orchestra


    PS: GB, I like the songs you posted!
  4. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Thanks Diane! I remember Dream a Little Dream of Me, Stars shining bright above you, night breezes seem to whisper I love you, birds singing in the sycamore tree, dream a little dream of me.

    Is that the one? My speakers went out on my laptop and can't hear the videos! GB
  5. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    GB -- do you mean your EXTERNAL SPEAKERS you have hooked up to your laptop??

    You should have INTERNAL SPEAKER(s) too (built in to the laptop).

    Let me know.

    And, yes, those are the lyrics! :)

  6. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    I've got another song!

    Wishin' and Hopin', Dusty Springfield

    "Wishin' and hopin' and thinkin' and prayin'
    Plannin' and dreamin' each night of his charms
    That won't get you into his arms"

  7. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hey! Another good category, GB. I think there are a couple Disney songs
    that fit here.

    When you wish upon a star. From Pinocchio which was released the year I
    was born. Sung by Cliff Edwards aka Ukelele Ike.

    And another Disney song, A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes from

    Dream Along With Me. Perry Como's theme song. Used to watch all
    those great musical-variety shows. Now we got...Uff-da!

    High Hopes. High in the sky apple in the sky hopes.

    Well, lost part of my post. Between the electronic gremlins and a real
    live person, I'm not getting too far here. Been working at this off and
    on for hours. "Yikes!" as Jack Benny used to say.

  8. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    How about John Lennon's "Imagine." One of my favorites. It was the theme of my DD's college graduation and it was played at the ceremony. I was crying anyway but when they played the song, I wept deeply.

    Love, Mikie
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  9. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    Here is one of the sounds of the sixties. The Seekers. Their hits included Georgy Girl,
    Morningtown Ride, A World of Our Own, I'll Never find Another You. This
    song is titled "Island of Dreams". Somehow, despite having recordings of the
    group, I never heard this song till now.


  10. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Diane, It's the internal speakers. My laptop is on its last legs, very old. I have a newer one but keep putting off using it. I don't like it as well but I guess I have to now. :( GB
  11. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Ah GB, I know what it's like to "lose" a favorite computer.

    Then you have to "train" your new computer, to your favorite sites, etc.

    I was hoping your problem would be as simple as turning on your internal speaker function.

    Have you thought about buying a cheap external speaker, and plugging it into your old laptop?? Might work, might not. Who knows? PCs/laptops can be so cranky! :(

    I remember when my tiny "netbook" just up and quit working. Thank goodness it had enough oomph in it, for Kevin to get my data off and onto "disk" (or flash thingies or whatever they are called). Then I had my data and favorites, etc., I just had to get used to using a larger laptop, rather than a mini netbook.

    Good luck GB. I hope you are able to listen to music soon!

  12. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    OK. A few more.

    By Myself. Written by Dietz and Schwartz. "The dreams I dreamed went
    up in smoke."

    Singing the Blues, big hit for Guy Mitchell in my yute. "The dream is
    gone I thought was mine."

    I Dreamed I was There in Hillbilly Heaven. Recorded by
    such greats as Tex Ritter and Dolly Parton.

    The French Song. "I'm alone with my dreams on the hilltop."

    And a hymn I used to play when I traveled with a circuit preacher,
    "My Hope is Built on Nothing Less than Jesus' blood and righteousness.

    Dusty Springfield's brother BTW was Tom who wrote "Island of Dreams"
    (see video above) and other hits for the Seekers: I'll Never Find Another
    You; A World of Our Own; Georgy Girl. You can hear the group The
    Springfields on Youtube.

    Hope you are all doing OK and having Sweet Dreams. (One of
    Patsy's best.)


  13. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Diane, M DH had mentioned putting aux. speakers on the laptop but the table it sits on is so small they'd be in the way. It's just a little roller table, made for a small tv. I need to get used to the new laptop anyway. This old one takes half a day just to boot up. :) GB
  14. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, I've never heard that one about Hillbilly Heaven! I'll have to look that up. Dolly Parton you say? Dollywood used to be called Silver Dollar City . It's in Pigeon Forge, TN . GB
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  15. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    I Dreamed a Dream from Les Miserables. Millions of folks have watched Susan
    Boyle sing it on Youtube; the most exciting win by a contestant in the history
    of the world.

    I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas.
    All I Do is Dream of You from "Singing in the Rain".
    Mr Sandman, Bring Me a Dream.

    All I have to do is Dream. Sung by the Everly Brothers in the
    days of my yute.

    Beautiful Dreamer by Stephen Foster, America's greatest composer during
    the 19th century. He died during the Civil War at age 37. And George
    Gershwin also died very young; age 38. We can only imagine what songs
    they might have written had they lived a few years more.

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  16. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    More songs:

    "Longing For You" Teresa Brewer

    "I Wish I Had a Nickle" Hank Williams

    "Wish You Were Here" Eddie Fisher

    "Three Coins in the Fountain" (song about making wishes). Title song from 1954 movie.

    "There's a Small Hotel" (with a wishing well) Frank Sinatra

    "Dream Lover" Bobby Darin

    "I'll See You in My Dreams" Louis Armstrong and others. Written in 1924.
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  17. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    Anyone post I'm Dreaming of a "White Christmas" yet?
    I Want a Girl (Just Like The Girl That Married Dear Old Dad). Big hit in 1911,

    I Wish I Was an Apple, a hanging on a tree. I think one of our folk singers like
    Joan Baez or Judy Collins recorded this back in the folk era.
    And a similar concept is found in the song "Get Along Home Cindy, Cindy".
    Johnny Cash sings it on Youtube.

    Daydream Believer. Sung by the Monkeys.
    California Dreaming. The video by the Mamas and the Papas on Youtube
    shows over 32,000,000 views and more than 16,000 comments.

    All I Do is Dream of You the whole night through. Lyrics by Arthur
    Freed. Freed was a songwriter who became a producer at MGM and
    produced many of their best musicals including Singing in the Rain.
    Most, maybe all, of the songs in that film were written by Freed and his
    partner Herb Nacio Brown.

    Brown aka Nacio Herb Brown also wrote a song called You Stepped Out of
    a Dream.

    GB, your computer, speakers, etc. working OK now?

  18. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    Here's an oldie. Almost a century old. Wikipedia says William Frawley sang
    it in a movie and on a couple TV shows including I Love Lucy.
    If I had Aladdin's lamp for only a day
    I'd make a wish and here's what I'd say

    Here's a song that's only slightly newer. It was a hit for Frankie Laine when
    I was a kid.
    To spend one night with you
    In our old rendezvous
    And reminisce with you
    That's my desire

    And old Blue Eyes used to sing this one.
    I wish you bluebirds in the Spring
    To give your heart a song to sing
    And then a kiss but more than this
    I wish you love

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