My Heart Cries For You: A Song Game

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by gb66, Feb 6, 2015.

  1. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    With Valentine's Day coming up soon I thought maybe we could look for songs with "Heart", "Valentine" in the title or lyrics. Sweetheart too! :)
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  2. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Here's a start:

    "My Heart Cries For You" A song from the '50's. Recorded by Guy Mitchell as well as others.

    "Heart of My Heart" Written in 1926 and recorded by Mitch Miller, The Four Aces, The Four Lads, and others.

    " Sweetheart, Sweetheart, Sweetheart" (Will You Remember) From the 1937 film 'Maytime", sung by Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald.
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  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB

    Good category. And I like all of the above songs too.

    Here's an old favorite of mine that was a hit about half a century ago.
    "They say a man ain't s'posed to cry
    But when I see you passing by
    My heart breaks down and cries a million tears."
    From Johnny Tilotson's big hit "It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin'."

    "Deep in My Heart, Dear", I have a dream of you. From the
    operetta The Student Prince.

    Peg of My Heart. You can hear Pat Boone sing it on Youtube.

    And now for something different as they say on Monty Python:
    I want to wake up in that city
    That doesn't sleep,
    And find I'm king of the hill;
    Top of the heap.

    Remember those lyrics? Have you clicked on "Members" on the green
    tool bar above. You can see who is the top of the heap.

    Well, I'd better come back tomorrow. The keyboard is acting goofy.

  4. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, Interesting selections! Now, I've never heard of Johnny Tilotson or the song "It Keeps Right On A Hurtin". I'm thinking he's country?

    The Student Prince is one of my favorites. I also remember Peg Of My Heart from when I was a young teenager. Pretty song.

    As for top of the heap on 'members', I think that GB person must like to talk a lot. :) GB
  5. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Patsy Cline, YOUR CHEATIN' HEART (written by Hank Williams), 1962

    Your cheatin' heart
    Will make you weep
    You'll cry and cry
    And try to sleep
    But sleep won't come
    The whole night through
    Your cheatin' heart will tell on you...

    Janis Joplin (Big Brother & The Holding Company), PIECE OF MY HEART, 1968

    I want you to come on, come on, come on, come on and take it,
    Take it!
    Take another little piece of my heart now, baby!


    As I walk this land of broken dreams,
    I have visions of many things.
    But happiness is just an illusion,
    Filled with sadness and confusion.
    What becomes of the broken hearted
    Who had love that's now departed?
    I know I've got to find
    Some kind of peace of mind

    Dionne Warwick, HEARTBREAKER, 1982

    Why do you have to be a heartbreaker
    Is it a lesson that I never knew
    Got to get out of the spell that I'm under
    My love for you

    Another great thread GB! LOL about being the member that likes to talk a lot! :)

    I just realized that most of these songs are "sad" -- I'm gonna have to try to find some HAPPY "heart" songs.

    Diane :)
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  6. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Diane, We can always count on you to come through with great videos!

    You're right, most heart songs seems to be sad. Broken hearts I guess. :(

    I've always been a big talker, now I'm a big typer. :) GB
  7. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    I FOUND ONE!!!! YIPPEE!!!!

    Petula Clark, HAPPY HEART, 1969 (also recorded by Andy Williams)

    It's my happy heart you hear
    Singing loud and singing clear
    And it's all because you're near
    Be my love

    Diane :p
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  8. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hey Kids

    Glad to see you're up to posting, Diane. It gladdens my heart. GB, I think "It
    Keeps Right On A-hurtin'" is one of those crossover songs that fits into both
    country western and pop categories. OK, just looked in Wikipedia. The song
    was on 4 different charts when it came out in 1962: pop, country and rhythm &
    blues. Plus it was number 31 in the United Kingdom.

    Five years later it was a hit for Margaret Whiting on 2 charts. Twenty years
    later it was again a hit for Billy Joe on two charts. One of them Canadian
    Country. Tillotson, BTW, was not only the performer, but the writer. To
    me, the most unusual thing about the song is that the band included a
    very prominent organ. How often do you hear that in a country tune?!

    Musical trivia: singer Margaret Whiting had a TV show when I was a kid.
    Her father was Richard Whiting, composer of many songs for the
    movies. He wrote: On the Good Ship Lollipop for Shirley Temple: Hooray
    for Hollywood; Beyond the Blue Horizon, and many more.

    In addition to Margaret, he had a daughter who was an actress. Sad to say
    his grandson went bad and became a politician.

    Just thought of a very obvious and popular heart song: I Left My Heart in
    San Francisco written by two gay guys for their friend Claramae Turner.
    Turner was a mezzo soprano who sang at the Met and recorded with
    Toscanini. She often sang the song at concerts, but never recorded it.
    You can hear here on Youtube. Or in the movie Carousel. She sings June
    is Bustin' out All Over and You'll Never Walk Alone.

    Oops! Gotta go help Gordon hunt for the staple gun. He found one, but wants
    its bigger brother.

  9. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Connie Francis, DON'T BREAK THE HEART THAT LOVES YOU, 1962

    Don't break the heart that loves you
    Handle it with care
    Don't break the heart that needs you
    Darling, please be fair

    Bonnie Tyler, IT'S A HEARTACHE, 1977

    It's a heartache
    Nothing but a heartache
    Hits you when it's too late
    Hits you when you're down

    It's a fool's game
    Nothing but a fools game
    Standing in the cold rain
    Feeling like a clown

    Well, I did find that one happy song. Now, it's back to sad songs again!

    Hi Rock, great to see you posting too! I love these music threads.

    And my brain won't seem to quiet down until I post and post and post! LOL


    PS: I found another song that I love!

    Rod Stewart, RHYTHM OF MY HEART, 1990

    Oh the rhythm of my heart is beating like a drum
    with the words "I love you" rolling off my tongue

    No never will I roam for I know my place is home
    where the ocean meets the sky
    I'll be sailing

    PPS: One More! I almost forgot about this one ...

    The Isley Brothers, THIS OLD HEART OF MINE, 1966

    Ooh, this old heart of mine, been broken thousand times
    Each time you break away, I fear you're gone to stay
    Lonely nights that come, memories that go
    Bringing you back again, hurting me more and more


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  10. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    "There Goes My Heart" Recorded by Joni James.

    "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" A song from 1910. (My grandmother sang this one a lot).

    "Sweetheart of Sigma Chi" A popular college song written in 1911.

    "I Have But One Heart" Published in 1945. Sung by Al Martino, Vic Damone and others.

    "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" The Bee Gees, 1971.

    "Heartbreaker" Led Zeppelin, 1969.
  11. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Achy Breaky Heart sung by Billy Ray Cyrus. Never heard him or this wildly
    popular hit before. Went to Youtube for a sample. He has pages of recordings,
    but he doesn't sing any of the county western standards. And his songs sound
    like pop-rock rather than country. Wikipedia says he has been enormously
    successful. He is the father of 7 kids, the most notorious of which is Miley.
    My final observation: from the way he holds his guitar I deduced that
    he's left handed.

    I listened to part of a duet with Billy and Miley. She sings in a little
    girl voice. I guess her appeal is other than vocal. I also saw another
    heart song that Billy recorded: In the Heart of a Woman.

    On a happier note, I listened to Love Me with all Your Heart by the
    Ray Charles Singers. Checked out something I've wondered about
    previously. Is that the same Ray Charles as the blind singer? The
    answer is: no.

    Dear Heart by Henry Mancini. Never met Henry. Did have a nice
    chat with Mrs. Mancini about 25 years ago in Hollywood.

    Yours is My Heart Alone from an operetta. You can hear lots of
    people sing it on Youtube including Frank Parker who used to be
    the tenor on the Arthur Godfrey programs. In the 50s, Arthur was
    so popular he had a radio show. Then moved to a morning show
    every weekday on TV plus an evening show plus a talent scout show.
    The President of CBS said after Arthur's morning program, the
    rest of the day's income was all profit for CBS.

    Two Hearts in Three Quarter Time sung by Deanna Durbin; written
    by the operetta composer Robert Stolz. According to Hollywood
    legend, Deanna's films saved Universal Studios from bankruptcy
    during the Great Depression.

    The only Valentine song I can think of is My Funny Valentine.

    Happy listening
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  12. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, That's the only Valentine song I can think of too. Think I'll check it out. Those are good songs.

    I remember a song called Dear Heart. I'm wondering if it's the same one you posted. I found another one, "So Dear To My Heart" from the Disney movie of same name. GB
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  13. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    "So Dear to My Heart" Disney movie theme.

    "From The Bottom Of My Heart" by Frank Sinatra, 1939

    "All Of a Sudden My Heart Sings" Paul Anka, 1959

    "My Foolish Heart" Sung by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and others.

    "Good Night Sweetheart" The 1931 version.
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  14. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kiddo

    Yes, I remember "So Dear to My Heart". It came out when I was a kid. It
    combined live action and animation. Burl Ives was in it. When Burl Ives died
    one of the obituaries said something like, "He was also an actor as well as a
    singer. His first film was "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof". But actually he had been
    in several previous films including "So Dear to My Heart".

    I went to Youtube yesterday to listen to Hank Snow. Found some songs sung
    by Wynn Stewart. Three of them had "heart" in the title: Heartaches for a Dime;
    Wall to Wall Heartache; Never out of my heart. Two of them were honky tonk
    and the other wouldn't play.

    Also listened to the Seekers. Someone left a wonderful comment. I couldn't
    find a source on the net, so it must be original.

    Our souls are the sails good music fills to transport us through time.

    Pretty cool, huh?

  15. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, I remember that movie Cat, etc. Did Burl Ives play the old man they called Big Daddy or something like that. Didn't like his character at all. Were Paul Newman and Liz Taylor in it?

    That is a good quote. GB
  16. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi y'all!

    I found a "Valentine" Song --

    Dore Alpert, WON'T YOU BE MY VALENTINE, (not sure what year?)

    Apparently "Dore" Alpert is a name used by Herb Alpert early in his career (remember Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass?). Sounds like this song is from the '60s maybe?

    And I found another! WooHoo!

    The Solitaires, BLUE VALENTINE, 1954

    Happy listening!

    (I had my dental work yesterday, so I'm a little woozy still today. Please pardon any typos! But I'm all done with the dentist and anesthesia NOW. Yippee!!!)

    Hugs, y'all. I'm enjoying reading this thread, and looking up all the tunes mentioned.

    Diane :D

    PS: I found another one ...

    Willie Nelson, VALENTINE, 1993

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  17. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    GB, you're "Write with Eversharp!" Burl played Big Daddy, and the character
    was rotten to the core. Very dramatic film with two beautiful people to look at.
    Liz and Paul.

    Diane, I just said Hi to you on the porch. Well, now you needn't make the
    long walk over there to read it. But maybe you'll want to catch up tomorrow
    when you're woozierless. HaHa!

    That's great that you are done with the dentist. For a long time, I hope.
    Soon as I saw that name Dore Alpert I wondered; could he be Herb's
    brother? The song is pleasant.

    Never heard of the Solataires. Wikipedia says they were a Doo Wop
    group that was around for a short time. Had 3 hits in the 50s. My
    attitude toward Doo Wop is I don't do doo wop, but Gordon loves it.

    You know all those old groups that get together for reunions. Often
    on a PBS station. They and the band and the arrangements sound
    exactly the way they did 40 - 50 years earlier. Time doesn't stop;
    not even for great groups. They are just lip syncing. (Gordon
    doesn't agree. :rolleyes: )