I discovered my love for Thomas Newman with the Adjustment Bureau soundtrack. I focused tonight's music inquiry into finding more music from Newman. Some of my favorite movies are scored by Newman and I had never connected the dots. Does Newman' music tip these movies into my favorites category, or does Newman only score movies that I'm drawn to?
Here are a few samples and I love and treasure each of these films.
I know I said I would find new music, and this isn't new to me. But.... I don't have it in my rotation and I really should. I was reminded of it when i found it listed as number one best song of all times according to Rolling Stone.
I found a list of the 100 best songs of all times from Rolling Stone. I clicked on the top ten and came across this one and I love it. I'd never heard the whole song before and I'm glad I found it tonight!
My intent for August Rush was to discover new music and refresh my playlist. I believe we have a soundtrack to our lives and mine needed some new energy.
Tonight, I'm not discovering new music, but exploring one of my all time favorite songs: Hallelujah. I loved this when I heard Jeff Buckley's version years ago. Listening to Pandora tonight I heard a new version which prompted a search for all possible versions. There are too many to post, but here are a few.
For those who love this song as much as I do, I'd love to know which version is your favorite. This song feels transcendent. It feels as if it was written for my soul to sing. It feels as if it holds the weight of the world, effortlessly.
My favorite version:
Jon Bon Jovi:
Jason Castro - I remember when he sang this on American Idol:
Regina Spekor - always with her own twist:
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Celine Dion and the Canadian Tenors - a beautiful surprise!