Musings From A Musical Mind

Rocket Man

It should be no surprise that I have chosen a song by Elton John and from the 70’s as my favorite pick from American Idol the other night, sung by Charlie.

It’s not so much Charlie, as the song.  His vocal performance was by no means the best one of the evening – but he is a great performer!  And that song!  Anything from the 70’s brings back a wonderful time of innocence for me.  And they just don’t write songs the same way anymore.  There was something simple and magical about those tunes – whether we’re talking about Elton or Simon and Garfunkel.  As soon as the first notes play from one of those classics – I am immediately transported back to my teenage years.

This last week a young voice student told me that she liked “Sunshine on my Shoulders” from John Denver.  My heart soared!  Another convert to 70’s classics!  Whether you are referring to Joni Mitchell, Billy Joel or The Carpenters – there is no better or heart-felt era of music.

So here is Charlie’s version of that great 70’s song.  Thanks Elton for the memories.

God Bless

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