Stop, Look, & Listen - A Song Game

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by gb66, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Songs that have Stop, Look, Listen, or any form of those words, such as Halt, See, Seeing, Looking, Listening, Hearing, and also, Feeling, Touching, Thinking.
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2014
  2. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    "Stop in the Name of Love" The Supremes

    "Listen to the Mockingbird" By Steve Forbert

    "Look to the Rainbow" From Finian's Rainbow
  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hear, Hear! Very Good GB.

    I'll See You Again, Noel Coward.
    I See the Moon, the moon sees me.
    I See Fields of Green, red roses too...What a Wonderful World.

    Blue Skies, smiling at me. Nothing but blue skies do I see. Irving Berlin.
    Hey! Look Me Over, lend me an ear.
    I'll Be Seeing You
    Do You Hear What I hear?

    I Am Woman. Hear me roar. Helen Reddy
    I hear a bird. A Londonderry bird. How are things in Glocca Morra?
    (Also from Finian's Rainbow.)

    I was gonna post about Rachmaninoff, but I couldn't find the thread where we
    were talking about him. Guess I could do it here.

  4. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, I couldn't think of anywhere near that many! Good ones!
    I'm going to add feeling and touching and thinking to that list. That gives us more chances for songs.

    Go ahead and post wherever you want to. I did read some on Wikki about Rachmaninoff that was interesting but I'd like to hear more. GB
  5. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB

    From "Exiles in Hollywood" by David Wallace.

    A recent poll, says the author, revealed Britain's most popular classical work to
    be Rachmaninoff's 2nd piano concerto. The music was used in the 1945 British
    film "Brief Encounter" from Noel Coward's play, directed by David Lean.

    Rachmaninoff and Harpo Marx once had adjacent bungalows at the Garden
    of Allah, a hotel complex on Sunset Blvd. Harpo was annoyed by the composer's
    "banging" on the piano so he opened his windows and played the opening bars of Rachmaninoff's Prelude in C Sharp Minor on his harp, over and over. After
    some hours of this, Rach (that name is too long to keep typing) moved to a
    distant bungalow.

    Rach and his wife Natalie lived in an estate in Beverly hills. The music room
    held two pianos. Like Edvard Grieg, Rach was given a grand piano by the
    Steinway people. (I once heard a recent CD of music played on the Grieg piano.)

    I think the rest of the info is pretty much the same as in Wikipedia.

    "Full moon and empty arms
    The moon is there for us to share
    But where are you?"

  6. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, That's very interesting. I am thinking that movie Brief Encounter might be the same one that I was writing about, just with a different name. I'm going to look that up. Thanks for posting this info. :)

    I looked it up and it's a different movie. The one I saw was in 1954 (I was 14 at the time) , 'Seven Year Itch' with Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell. It was played during a hayride scene. The reason I remember it so well is because I had heard the piano concerto playing on the radio and though it was the most beautiful music I'd ever heard. I always listened for the title of the piece but never heard what it was.

    When seeing that movie, I was so so surprised to hear my favorite concerto in the background. I watched to credits when the movie was over, and there it was Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto #2. When I left the theater I went to the local dept. store's music dept. and bought the record. It was Eugene Ormandy conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra with Eugne Istomin on the piano. I played the record till there wasn't anything left but one big scratch. I looked for a replacement for many year and about 5 years ago, I found one on Ebay. Had to buy a turntable to play it. :)

    I know this is more information than anyone wants to know. But thought I'd share it. GB
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  7. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    Listeeeeeen, I'm all alone at a crossroad... nanananaa nananaa naaaah.....
  8. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Soul

    You posta lotta songs I don't know. Could be because they are Dutch. Could also be
    just because they are new. I am completely out of touch with modern pop culture.
    That includes music, movies and TV. Good thing we have Youtube.

    GB, Got a new catalog from Daedalus. They sell remainders: books, CDs, DVDs,
    and other items such as reading glasses, calendars, etc. Anyhoo, the current
    catalog includes The complete works of Rachmininov on 32 CDs (the Decca Label).
    Price is $85 plus $7 shipping. According to my solar powered calculator, that's about
    $2.66 per CD. Lots of famous artists involved: Byron Janis, Vladimir Ashkenazy,
    Andre Previn,Elizabeth Soderstrom, etc.

    Of course that might be more Rachmaninoff than you need at the moment. Should
    you want more info you can find Daedalus on the net.

  9. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, Thanks for the "Rach" info.

    A few years ago, I bought a CD of the piano concerto #2 that was recorded at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. It's by the winner of the 2009 competition. His name is Nobuyuki Tsujii. He is a phenomenal pianist, and he's also blind.

    Have you ever heard of him? You can find a video on YouTube. GB
  10. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB

    Nope, never heard of the Japanese pianist. But I remember Van Cliburn. He
    won the Tchaikovsky Award in Russia the same year I was graduated from High
    School. I had a copy of his first record. Never acquired any others though. I
    prefer vocal music over instrumental.

    Just read Wikipedia's bio of Van Cliburn. I was surprised to find out his
    first name was Harvey, that he was gay, and that he died last year from bone
    cancer. He was 6' 4". The same height as Lincoln and my Uncle Rod.

  11. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, I remember seeing Van Cliburn on tv when I was a teen. I don't really remember much about his music though. GB
  12. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover. Cheerful tune; popular when I
    was a kid.
    The Look of Love by Bart Bacharach and Hal David.

    I'm Looking For the One I Love. (In looking up the lyrics I found half a
    dozen songs with a similar title such as "You're Just the One I'm Looking For"
    and "Looking for a New Love.)

    The Three Bells. The lyrics talk about church bells ringing, so hearing is
    implied if not actually stated. This was a hit song for the Browns when I
    was young. The Browns were a brother and sisters trio with a mellow sound.
    Jim Ed Brown and sisters Maxine and Bonnie.

    One of the Andrews sisters was also a Maxene. So if you want your daughter to
    become part of singing group, you know what to name her.

    Another song the Browns recorded from the same period was Unchained Melody
    which was written by film composer Alec North for a little known
    film called (surprise) "Unchained".
    "Oh my love my darling. I've hungered for your touch. A long lonely time."

    Although it was his only hit song, Alec was nevertheless a successful composer.
    Wrote lots of scores. Nominated for an Oscar 17 times. Finally, in his 70s,
    he was awarded an honorary Oscar. His films included Who's Afraid of Virginia
    Woolf?, Spartacus, and Streetcar Named Desire.

    And an old Simon and Garfunkel tune, Feeling Groovy. Apparently the song
    is also known as the 59th Street Bridge Song which is an actual bridge in
    actual New York.

    Happy Listening
  13. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    " We love you Conrad
    Oh, yes we do
    We love you Conrad
    And we will be true.

    "When you're not near us
    We're blue.
    Oh, Conrad, we love you!"

    From Bye, Bye, Birdie. I read recently that the name Conrad Birdie was
    a parody of Conway Twitty. Of course Conway Twitty was also a show
    biz name. The singer's real name was reportedly Harold Lloyd Jenkins.

    From the same musical we have A Normal American Boy (which was
    not included in the movie).

    "Ah, Ah, how does he feel...You ask how he feels.
    He's much too shy to tell you,
    So, I'll tell ya how he feels.
    He feels brave and eager!
    Strangely humble! Proud to be a plain GI!"

    "I Feel Pretty" from West Side Story.

    "When you're weary, feeling small
    When tears are in your eyes,: From B Over T W.

    "And sometimes when we touch, the honesty's too much"
    Written by Dan Hill and Barry Mann.

    "I wanna go home, where I belong.
    I'm just a lonely teenager." Sung by Dion. I believe he retired
    from singing. Is now in the mustard business.

    I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover. A song from the 20s that was
    popular when I was a kid in the 40s. It was on the juke box in my
    Dad's cafe.

  14. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    "Look To The Rainbow'

    "Listen To The Mockingbird"