Romance, flirting, mad passion, melancholy regret, and bitter heartbreak… Find songs that share every nuance of love from male and female points of view on this sweet musical blog hop!
Music is a strong theme in Random Magic – so strong, in fact, that one of the celestial characters Winnie and Henry meet is Efterpe, the Muse of music. Love is another strong theme in the book, and so in honor of Valentine’s Day, here’s a fun blog hop to check out, featuring songs about love.
For each stop, you’ll be able to listen to two love songs – one love song written by (or interpreted by) a man, and one by a woman, to be fair and give the fellows equal time to wax lyrical or poetic or happy-go-lucky or broken-hearted or philosophical, and so on… You are here: #6 of 7: Fiction Folio
Senza fine - Gino Paoli and Ornella Vanoni He said: Non m’importa della luna Non m’importa delle stelle Tu per me sei luna e stelle Tu per me sei sole e cielo (I don’t care about the moon I don’t care about the stars For me, you’re the moon and stars For me, you’re the sun and sky) Song’s commentary on love: Sometimes one person can be an entire world. Or, love can distort the perception of time. Lyrics: English translation
Padam, Padam - Tanya Bulanova She said: This song obsesses me day and night This song is not the sort written today It comes from as far away as I do Carried along by a hundred thousand musicians… Padam, padam, padam It follows right behind me Padam, padam, padam It strikes me with your memory Song’s commentary on love: Love, like music, is a human experience that’s uniquely personal and eternally universal at the same time. This song was recorded by French chanteuse Édith Piaf in 1951, and by Russian electro-pop singer Tanya Bulanova in 2001. It was relevant – and true for many – both times. Lyrics: English translation
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