October 09, 2010

"Killing Me Softly..."

What songs just kill you softly...?


33 comments:

  1. YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE...You are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me happy when skies are grey, you'll never know dear, how much I love you, please don't take my sunshine away...the other night dear, while I lay sleeping, I dreamt I held you in my arrms...This song was sung to me acapella by my maternal grandfather (who is now deceased) when I was a very young girl.

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  2. "Blame it on the Sun"....Stevie Wonder

    "The Long and Winding Road"...the Beatles

    "Unloved"...Jann Arden

    "Somewhere"..Leonard Bernstein

    "Don't Let It Bring You Down"...Neil Young

    "Lean on Me"...Bill Withers

    "All is Fair in Love"...Stevie, again

    "Ribbon in the Sky"...Stevie, aleays

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  3. everything by Donnie Hathaway!

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  4. Well, I know all the word´s to KMSoftly... Love Roberta Flack, have. Right now...Dixie Chicks, Easy Silence.

    Easy Silence by Dixie Chicks


    Just learned to play it on the guitar. Decided to take lessons with my son´s teacher a f...ew months ago.

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  5. Never Dreamed You'd Leave in Summer - Stevie Wonder
    When Something is Wrong with my Baby - Sam & Dave
    Yes - Shekinah Glory Ministry

    Ironically, Killing Me Softly was a song that I had to sing for my final exam in Voice Class. My professor was untrained in playing R&B so I had to sing it acapella in front of almost the entire music department including the Dean of the department. I got an A.

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  6. It all depends on what’s going on in my life. Currently my killing me softly song is One Step at a Time by Jordan Sparks.

    An interesting thing: The song killing me softly is not about a love affair, but about singer who has a song with lyrics that mirrors the life of the singer. When Al B Sure remade the song he made the other singer female "killing me softly with her song" but when Luther remade the song he maintained the song's integrity keeping the lyrics "killing me softly with his song," thus forcing folk to really listen to and understand the true meaning of the song.

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  7. "Two Occasions" by Babyface. This was the song that was playing on the radio when I set off to find my family after learning of my brother's death. It kills me softly with the memories of a wonderful person whose life ended too soon.

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  8. There are so many but if I have to choose just one it is Somewhere in My Lifetime by Phyllis Hyman. That song just kills me every time.

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  9. Love Dance (or most anything) by Diane Schuur

    Love Dance by Diane Schuur

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  10. India Arie is my girl....I See the God in You sung in a souful voice.....
    I See the God in You by India Arie

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  11. Harris, that Shirley Horn, words and music speaks to me. Nice....

    Can you believe my 21 year old daughter walked in and she listens to Shirley Horn...my kids are so old school....lol

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  12. Harris, I concur; Sade's War of the Hearts gets to me every time. Likewise, the following tunes speak to me and move me profoundly each and every time I hear them:

    Sade's "You're Not the Man"

    Donny Hathaway's "A Song for You" (only his version, nobody else's)

    Earth Wind and Fire's "Ponta De Areia (Brazilian Rhyme/Be Ever Wonderful"

    The Eagle's "Desperado"

    Elton John's "Someone Saved My Life Tonight"

    Marvin Gaye's "When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You?"

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  13. "Try A Little Tenderness" by Otis Redding. I love the lyrics, I love the music and I love watching the Alvin Ailey Dancers performing to the song.

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  14. @Betty: I too have an audition song that kills me a little bit to this very day. It's Monday Monday
    While trying out for the high school chorus, I sang "Monday Monday" in its entirety without hitting one correct note.

    Years later I realized why Ms. Vandeberg, the music teacher, had me audition with just her during the lunch period instead of in front of the whole class like everyone else did...Bless her heart!!!

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  15. "At Last" by Etta James hooked me when I was a teenager. Also Lenny Welch singing "Since I Fell for You"

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  16. R.V. AtlantaOctober 11, 2010

    George Bensons version of Nature Boy! My Fav- even over N.K.C's....

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  17. My most favorite song in the whole wide world. "Bridge over Troubled Waters" Simon and Garfonkel. It's what I would do to stand by my friends!

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  18. What an impossible question Harris!! There are a few, but for "more" recent times here are six. In the category for love & sensuality: "Crown Royal" & "He Loves Me (Lyzel in E Flat") by Jill Scott, "Deep Waters" by Incognito & "Peace of Mind" by Maysa. For self reflection, Ledisi gets the prize for "Stop Living in Your Head" & "Free Again".

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  19. O Holy Night (sung by Mario Lanza)

    honorable mention: Guardian Angels (also sung by Mario Lanza)

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  20. "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" is one of mine too. Also, for very different reasons:

    Judy Collins's "Someday Soon" (written by Ian Tyson)



    Joan Baez's "I Never Dreamed You'd Leave in Summer" (written by Stevie Wonder)


    Aretha Franklin's "If Ever I Would Leave You" (written by Lerner and Loewe)

    and Nina Simone's "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free" (written by Billy Taylor and Dick Dallas)

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  21. Hmmmm...good question. Let's see -- My choices are: My Cherie Amour (Stevie Wonder) and Kissing you (Keith Washington), Honorable Mention: Quincy Jones: Tell Me a Bedtime Story.

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  22. Thats how strong my love is (Otis Redding) and I'm in love (Wilson Pickett).

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  23. K. L. R. @ AtlantaOctober 17, 2010

    This song just breaks my heart...Ledisi's Find Me from her Lost and Found CD

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  24. K.L.R. @ AtlantaOctober 17, 2010

    Harris your Shirley Horn took me there....so on a happier note...Eric Benet's 'The Last Time I'll Fall In love'; Dwele's 'Kick Outta Of You'; 'Left Alone', 'It Was You' by Frank McComb....anything by Frank McComb, actually! Oh yeah,..and 'Song For You' by Rodney Franklin OK, I'm done!

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  25. The songs that has always killed me softly to this day is

    "I write a song for you" by Earth, Wind and Fire

    "God Is" by James Cleveland and the Mississippi Mass Choir

    "Dreadlock" by Michelle Indegocello

    You got to know your music and history to know this song

    "Fork in the road" by Mtume

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  26. The songs that has always killed me softly to this day is

    "I write a song for you" by Earth, Wind and Fire

    "God Is" by James Cleveland and the Mississippi Mass Choir

    "Dreadlock" by Michelle Indegocello

    You got to know your music and history to know this song

    "Fork in the road" by Mtume

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  27. "At Last" by Etta James hooked me when I was a teenager. Also Lenny Welch singing "Since I Fell for You"

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  28. "Try A Little Tenderness" by Otis Redding. I love the lyrics, I love the music and I love watching the Alvin Ailey Dancers performing to the song.

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  29. Harris, I concur; Sade's War of the Hearts gets to me every time. Likewise, the following tunes speak to me and move me profoundly each and every time I hear them:

    Sade's "You're Not the Man"

    Donny Hathaway's "A Song for You" (only his version, nobody else's)

    Earth Wind and Fire's "Ponta De Areia (Brazilian Rhyme/Be Ever Wonderful"

    The Eagle's "Desperado"

    Elton John's "Someone Saved My Life Tonight"

    Marvin Gaye's "When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You?"

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  30. "Two Occasions" by Babyface. This was the song that was playing on the radio when I set off to find my family after learning of my brother's death. It kills me softly with the memories of a wonderful person whose life ended too soon.

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  31. YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE...You are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me happy when skies are grey, you'll never know dear, how much I love you, please don't take my sunshine away...the other night dear, while I lay sleeping, I dreamt I held you in my arrms...This song was sung to me acapella by my maternal grandfather (who is now deceased) when I was a very young girl.

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