Another Candle on Your Cake

Getting older has made me become a better version of myself.  To be considered a whisky, the liquor must be aged for at least three years in most countries, but quite often it is left for even longer.  Whisky that has been aged for over a decade can have unbelievably rich flavor.  Since aging is a part of the winemaking process, it does get better with age.  Many cheeses get better with age, especially cheddar, gouda, parmigiano and pecorino, and this is because aging allows for the formation of calcium lactate crystals, which translates to hearty and complex flavors which are often described as umami.  When I buy a new pair of jeans, I always wash them before I wear them, and the more I wear them the better they seem to fit.  Some music gets better with age and scientists have figured out why most people don’t like new music when they get older, as once you reach the age of 40, your brain distinguishes every sound more or less as being the same.  Researchers have discovered that people are much more likely to enjoy music if they’ve heard it before.  I feel that music is getting worse every year, but some of the old classics should never be forgotten.

Last week we had Going Deep where the theme was to find Underrated Deep Album Cuts suggested by Greg’s Blog.  This week the theme is Better with Age: Failed or Overlooked Songs that Eventually Became Fan Favorites suggested by Greg’s Blog.  Take some time to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this music challenge, and even better, read as many of them as you are able to as you will probably find many enjoyable songs and it is quite possibly that you will learn a thing or two.  Share your music with others and post a video, try do some research and let everyone know something about the song that you post.  Tell everyone why you like the song, whether it was a hit, or what you think the song is about.  Show the lyrics, let’s all listen to our favorite songs and explore some new music.  Try to find a song that fits the theme, then write your post and create a pingback, or you can just place your link in the comments section.

• Try to use the prompt words or at least conform to a general theme, as you see it.  If the song you select does not meet the criteria, then please explain why you chose this song.
• It would be good if you could post the lyrics to the song of your choice, as this is helpful for the people that want to follow along with the music.
• Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due. It would also be a good idea to give credit to the singer and the band associated with your song.
• Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be, but please try not to include too many videos as that just makes it take longer to look at all of the other posts.
• Link to the YouTube video, or you can pull it into your post, so others can listen to the song.
• Ping back to this post or place your link in the comments section below.
• Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
• Feel free to suggest future prompts.
• Have fun and enjoy the music.

This week I will be writing about the Derek and the Dominos song ‘Layla’, and next week, I will be writing about the song ‘Let It Be’ by the Beatles.  The upcoming prompts will be:
September 4, 2022 – Sounds, Talk, Voice, Words suggested by Di of pensitivity101
September 11, 2022 – Novelty songs suggested by Di of pensitivity101
September 18, 2022 – Australian music
September 25, 2022 – Sweet, Honey, Sugar, Candy, Chocolate suggested by Angie of King Ben’s Grandma

23 thoughts on “Another Candle on Your Cake

    1. Within two weeks of its release, the song roared to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, it took the #1 spot on the R&B charts and went to #3 on the pop charts. It remained on the charts for five months and became Gordy label’s first million-seller, and it still holds the record as Motown’s fastest rising hit of all time.

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  1. I agree with you that a lot of music today sounds really awful (to my ears) but I never get tired of listening to a lot of different genres from the sixties, seventies and eighties (psyche, rock, disco, glam, punk, new wave etc).

    This is my choice this week. I’ve always liked Paul Rodger’s voice and he was the vocalist of both Free and Bad Company. He even had a spell as lead vocalist for Queen.
    This classic Free song still sounds as great today as it did back in 1970.

    There she stood in the street
    Smiling from her head to her feet
    I said hey, what is this
    Now baby, maybe she’s in need of a kiss
    I said hey, what’s your name baby
    Maybe we can see things the same
    Now don’t you wait or hesitate
    Let’s move before they raise the parking rate

    All right now baby, it’s all right now
    All right now baby, it’s all right now

    I took her home to my place
    Watching every move on her face
    She said look, what’s your game baby
    Are you tryin’ to put me in shame
    I said slow don’t go so fast
    Don’t you think that love can last
    She said love, Lord above
    Now you’re tryin’ to trick me in love

    All right now baby, it’s all right now
    All right now baby, it’s all right now

    All right now baby, it’s all right now
    All right now baby, it’s all right now

    All right now baby, it’s all right now
    All right now baby, it’s all right now

    All right now baby, it’s all right now
    All right now baby, it’s all right now

    Source: LyricFind

    Songwriters: Andy Fraser / Paul Bernard Rodgers

    All Right Now lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group

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