Oct 28, 2012

I Hate Songs Sung by Whitney and I Love Songs Sung by Carole

I hate songs sung by Whitney Houston and her followers. It doesn't mean that I hate her herself, but rather I have pity for her life. I just don't want to listen to her songs.


She could sing loudly in a very high note, and when she sung she looked so comfortable. But so what?

Her voice was a kind of acrobatic performance. When I heard her voice at first time, I was surprised at her voice, but I had got used to it quite soon, and I've been never moved by songs that were sung by her at all.

I think that it was the dark age of soul music from the late 90s to early 00s, because soul music world was flooded with songs without soul, like songs that were sung by Whitney and her followers.


I'm listening to Carole King's album "Tapestry". It's first time for me to listen to this album, but I've heard most of the songs in this album before.

Her songs are so simple that they could be poor when other singers sing, but when she sings, they are really rich. I love her hoarse voice, which move me deeply.


 
「ずっと友だちだから」キャロル・キング
つらくて落ち込み、なぐさめが必要で
そして、何もうまくいかない時
目を閉じて私のことを考えて
すぐにそばに行くよ
どんなに暗い夜でも明るくするために

私の名前を呼んでくれさえすればいい
どこにいても会いに駆けつけるよ
春夏秋冬いつでも
呼びさえすれば
そばに行くよ
ずっと友だちだから

頭の上の空が雲に包まれ暗くなり、いつもの北風が吹き始めたら
しっかして、私の名前を大声で呼んで
すぐにあなたのドアをノックするから

私の名前を呼びさえすれば
どこにいても会いに駆けつける
春夏秋冬いつでも
呼びさえすれば
そばに行くよ、きっと

ずっと友だちだってわかっているだろ
みんなに冷たくされて、傷つけけられ、見捨てられた時、
放っておくと、魂まで取られてしまう
だめ、放っておいては

私の名前を呼びさえすれば
どこにいても会いに駆けつける
春夏秋冬いつでも
呼びさえすれば、
そばに行くよ
ずっと友だちだから、ずっと友だちだから
きまっているさ、ずっと友だちだから
きまってる、きまってる、きまってる
ずっと友だちだから
そう、ずっと友だちだから
そうなんだ、ずっと友だちだから
そう、ずっと友だちだから

4 comments:

  1. I hate anything by Celine Dion! Ugh.

    I agree with you about Carole King, though: she has a beautiful voice.

    Now I'm curious: who's your favourite (contemporary) Japanese singer?

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    1. I checked my iTunes, and I found three Japanese female singers.

      UA
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DjfYxIAon0

      aiko
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlssNyJSKXQ

      Shiho (Fried Pride)
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Xglme3Sl6A&feature=BFa&list=PL2D629DD0F9DCFF00

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    2. Thanks, Yagian! You've introduced me to three singers I didn't know. Powerful voices, all three of them, and I love their jazzy/bluesy sound.

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