Tuesday, March 8, 2016

A Groovy Kind Of Love...

Most of us have heard this song "A Groovy Kind of Love" sung by former Genesis drummer, Phil Collins in 1988 which went to No. 1 on most of the world charts. It also featured in the soundtrack of 'Buster'. But did you know that the song was originally recorded by The Mindbenders, all the way back in 1965. 

'That's What Friends Are For' performed here by Dionne Warwick and Friends - Gladys Knight, Elton John and Stevie Wonder was originally performed for Rod Stewart. But this version went on to win not one but two Grammy awards - one for the performers and the other for the song writers. 

If you heard the introduction on the video it gave credit to the songwriters who were awarded the 'Song of the Year' - Burt Bacharach and his then wife Carol Bayer Sager. 

The songs above have something in common with Leo Sayer's "When I Need You" and also by Celine Dion.

While we know most songs by the singers, not many of us pay attention to the writers of the song. All the three songs above and many more wonderful songs that we have enjoyed over the years have a common writer behind them.

Today's #MusicalBirthday wish goes out to the lovely Carol Bayer Sager, who has given us many many love songs to dance cheek-to-cheek. Hope we get many more wonderful songs from you. 

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