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Name some inspirational songs

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by chris-ccc, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. chris-ccc

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    Today, Monday 10-Oct-2011, I have just heard this song again "You'll Never Walk Alone". It is such an inspirational song.

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    When you walk through a storm
    Hold your head up high
    And don't be afraid of the dark

    At the end of the storm
    There's a golden sky
    And the sweet silver song of a lark

    Walk on
    Through the wind
    Walk on
    Through the rain
    Though your dreams be tossed and blown

    Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart
    And you'll never walk alone
    You'll never walk alone

    Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart
    And you'll never walk alone

    You'll never walk alone


    ====== * ====== end of song ====== * ======

    And for you to listen to it;

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJ-jYTKtXVI

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    I bet many Liverpool fans knows this one. :)
     
  3. chris-ccc

    chris-ccc Regular Member

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    This song is also sung at association football clubs around the world

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    Yes, you are right. :D:D:D

    Actually, this song is also sung at association football clubs around the world, where it is performed by a massed chorus of supporters on matchday.

    This tradition began at Liverpool Football Club in the early 1960s and later spread to several other clubs around the world.

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    Checking Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, we have this info;

    After the end of a concert by the rock group Queen, the audience spontanously sang this song (according to guitarist Brian May), and this helped to inspire the creation of their songs "We Are the Champions" and "We Will Rock You".

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You'll_Never_Walk_Alone_(song)

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    From what I heard it actually didn't start at LFC, just made famous by them. And today indeed sung around the world by various supporter's whose clubs I'd rather not (have it) associate with 31.gif 9.gif

    Mention was made of it being ManU after the airplane disaster and I think that was indeed what I heard in a feature story/documentary type thing on Football Focus on BBC. But not regularly, perhaps the one off ...

    At some point this apparently was on the wiki page: “Its first outing in an English football ground was in Old Trafford, home of Manchester United Football Club in 1958. It was sung by the New Mills Operatic Society, who were practising the musical ‘Carousel’ at the time, to honor the victims of the 1958 Munich Air disaster. The song was sung weekly by the Manchester United supporters until they abandoned it after its subsequent release by the Liverpudlian Merseybeat group Gerry & the Pacemakers in 1963. It reached number one in the UK Singles Chart on the 26 October 1963 and stayed there for four consecutive weeks. It quickly became the anthem of Liverpool Football Club"

    Would doubt the 5 year weekly part though ;)
     
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    And to burst that bubble :D:

    "Manchester United

    Manchester United supporter Jane Hardwick said in 2004 that she had performed the song, together with friends from the New Mills Operatic Society, at "one of the games" following the Munich Air Disaster as her "own special tribute", before spontaneously being joined "by thousands of fans" around her, until "the whole ground was singing it".[5] This would predate Gerry Marsden's pop cover by five years. However, as researchers have observed, the composition and performance of the musical version compared to the popular Gerry Marsden version sounds completely different. "The Carousel rendering expresses an intimate operatic moment, an individual reassuring another during a time of grieving and despair. You listen and are moved, but you don't necessarily feel an overwhelming urge to join in. The Gerry & the Pacemakers version is at once more accessible and 'sing-along', the perfect vehicle for thousands voicing their solidarity, for the communal rush of emotion of a football crowd."[6] Put another way, Hardwick may have been an aspiring teenage opera singer, but it's highly improbable the Old Trafford faithful joined her in belting out an operatic version of "You'll Never Walk Alone".[7] Furthermore, nothing is recorded on film or in print to support her claim. An emotional occasion such as this would be worth a paragraph or two in most newspapers, following the tragedy, which received a great deal of media attention. It would be easy to examine the records around this specific date. Many authors have already done so, recounting public reaction to the disaster in numerous written works, yet no supporting evidence has come to light. Author Frank Worrall repeated Hardwick's belated revelation in his 2007 book, Celtic United, without attempting to verify its accuracy. He later conceded that the claim was only meant to be "a bit of fun."[8] On the other hand, writing in Soccer History magazine in 2009, writer Graham Phythian considered Hardwick's previous published account to be exaggerated but essentially plausible. He quoted Jane Hardwick now saying, "My friends all sang it probably 2-3 times at home matches, and a few around us joined in." Phythian concludes his piece by remarking indecisively: "Were they [Liverpool] the first to give the song an airing on the terraces? The evidence suggests that, albeit in a comparatively minor, inconsequential way, quite possibly they weren't."[6] Two separate radio programs tracing the history of the song, including its connection with soccer, found Hardwick's account so unreliable and/or unpersuasive as to not even bother mentioning her.[09][10] Other individuals such as Jim White, author of Manchester United: The Biography, have researched similar anecdotal accounts, including the assertion that "You'll Never Walk Alone" was originally performed at Old Trafford by members of the Chorlton Operatic Society. But finding no record of such a performance, White says "this is unlikely".[11]
     
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    You'll Never Walk Alone

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    There is so much interesting history of this song, "You'll Never Walk Alone". :):):)

    Also, Renée Fleming sang this song for the Obama Inauguration on January 20, 2009.
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    'Bollocks' is all I have to say to that. ;)

    You can hear it regularly at the Westfalenstadion as well as before matches at Celtic Park. One famous occurence was after the Hillsborough Disaster at the San Siro sang by fans of AC Milan.

    Mariah Carey's 'Hero' is one of my favourites and then you have the light hearted Hakuna Matata.

    "When he was a young warthog".
     
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    We Are The Champions

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    What about this song "We Are The Champions"?

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    I've paid my dues
    Time after time
    I've done my sentence
    But committed no crime
    And bad mistakes
    I've made a few
    I've had my share of sand kicked in my face
    But I've come through
    (And we mean to go on and on and on and on)

    We are the champions my friend
    And we'll keep on fightin' till the end
    We are the champions, We are the champions
    No time for losers 'cause we are the champions

    Of the world

    I've taken my bows
    And my curtain calls
    You brought me fame and fortune and everything that
    goes with it
    I thank you all

    But it's been no bed of roses
    No pleasure cruise
    I consider it a challenge before the whole human race
    And I ain't gonna lose
    (And we mean to go on and on and on and on)

    We are the champions my friend
    And we'll keep on fighting till the end
    We are the champions
    We are the champions
    No time for losers
    'cause we are the champions

    Of the world

    We are the champions my friend
    And we'll keep on fighting till the end
    We are the champions
    We are the champions
    No time for losers
    'cause we are the champions.


    ====== * ====== close song ====== * ======

    And to hear it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7S_gLohI4XE&feature=related
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    Speaking of Queen

    The Miracle
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    Every drop of rain that falls in Sahara Desert says it all
    It's a miracle
    All God's creations great and small
    The Golden Gate and the Taj Mahal
    That's a miracle
    Test tube babies being born
    Mothers,fathers dead and gone
    It's a miracle

    We're having a miracle on earth
    Mother nature does it all for us
    The wonders of this world go on
    The hanging Gardens of Babylon
    Captain Cook and Cain and Abel
    Jimi Hendrix to the Tower of Babel
    It's a miracle it's a miracle it's a miracle
    It's a miracle

    The one thing we're all waiting for is peace on earth - an end to war
    It's a miracle we need - the miracle
    The miracle we're all waiting for today

    If every leaf on every tree could tell a story that would be a miracle
    If every child on every street had clothes to wear and food to eat
    That's a miracle
    If all God's people could be free to live in perfect harmony
    It's a miracle

    We're having a miracle on earth
    Mother nature does it all for us
    Open hearts and surgery
    (wonders of this world go on)
    Sunday mornings with a cup of tea
    Super powers always fighting
    But Mona Lisa just keeps on smiling
    It's a miracle it's a miracle it's a miracle

    (wonders of this world go on)
    It's a miracle it's a miracle it's a miracle
    It's a miracle

    The one thing (the one thing) we're all waiting for (we're all waiting for)
    Is peace on earth (peace on earth) and an end to war (an end to war)
    It's a miracle we need - the miracle
    The miracle peace on earth and end to war today

    That time will come one day you'll see when we can all be friends
    That time will come one day you'll see when we can all be friends
    That time will come one day you'll see when we can all be friends
    That time will come one day you'll see when we can all be friends
     
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    This one. [video=youtube;Wnfgoqg79kI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wnfgoqg79kI[/video]
     
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    And this.
    [video=youtube;894atZ2sHiY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=894atZ2sHiY[/video]
     
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    Somehow I couldn't load the videos to listen/watch them. Don't know why. :confused::confused::confused:
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    It works alright for me. Do try again later or refresh it.
     
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    sorry double post.....
     

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