Movie Bucket List

OK, this year, I am serious on watching the movies on My Movie Bucket List.

Here are the 15 movies that I will watch this year. These are movies that I have never watched.  I will post when I have seen the movie. Let’s see if I can complete this list by the end of the year.

  1. Citizen Kane (1941)
  2. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  3. Vertigo (1958)
  4. On the Waterfront (1954)
  5. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
  6. West Side Story (1961)
  7. Some Like It Hot (1959)
  8. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
  9. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
  10. An American in Paris (1951)
  11. Doctor Zhivago (1965)
  12. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
  13. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
  14. North by Northwest (1959)
  15. The Godfather (1972)

(The list is from IMDB — Top 100 Greatest Movies)

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Song of the Day

Thought I would start the week off with this song. I’ve been listening to is over and over and never get tired of it.

This was one of the very first songs I looked for when I got my very first iPod. I have always loved this song. It came out the year I was born, so a lot of things come out of the year!

Oh How Happy” (1966) by Shades of Blue

The Shades of Blue were an American blue-eyed soul vocal group from Livonia, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit.

The band started in high school as The Domingos. Original group members included Nick Marinelli, Ernie Dernai, Linda Allen, and Bob Kerr. By 1965 The Domingos signed a recording contract for the Detroit-based Golden World label. John Rhys, a sound engineer, suggested a name change and The Shades of Blue was the result.[2]

Their biggest hit was the 1966 song “Oh How Happy“, written by Edwin Starr, which reached number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, number 16 on the US Billboard R&B chart,

From Wikipedia.com

In case you need to words to sing this song.

 

Oh, how happy
You have made me
Oh, how happy
You have made me

I have kissed your lips a thousand times
And more times than I can count
I have called you mine
You have stood by me in my darkest hour

Oh, how happy
You have made me
Oh, how happy
You have made me

Oh, how happy
You have made me
Oh, how happy
You have made me

In our years together
We have had stormy weather
But our love has been so strong
That somehow we’ve carried on

Oh, how happy
You have made me
Oh, how happy
You have made me

And all that was wrong
You have made it right
And I love, I love, I love you

Oh, how happy
You have made me
Oh, how happy
You have made me

(Oh, how happy)
Oh, how happy
(Oh, how happy)
Oh, how happy
(Oh, how happy)
You

(You have made me)
You have made me
(You have made me)
You have made me
(You have made me)
You have made me

Side Note:

Happy Birthday, Elvis 

Happy Birthday, Elvis. 

Here’s my all-time favorite Elvis song. 

R.I.P. Fats Domino

Man!! Another famous person passes away.  Legendary ‘Blueberry Hill’ singer who helped create rock and roll and inspired Elvis and The Beatles passes away at 89 years old.

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Some of my favorite songs were by Fats Domino.
R.I.P. Fats Domino, you’re music will live on forever.

Elvis Presley

Today, it’s been 40 years since Elvis Presley died.

I have been an Elvis fan for as long as I was able to watch his movies and listen to his songs. I remember where I was when Elvis died on August 16, 1977. I was sitting in front of my parent’s console TV playing with the radio dial (I wasn’t supposed to playing with the radio dial). I remember sitting there and hearing the news that Elvis died. I don’t think I cried, I just sat there in shock.

“If I can Dream” (1968) has be my all-time favorite Elvis Presley song.

Watching the video gives me chills every time I watch it. I can listen to it over and over.

Here are the lyrics, in case you want to sing along.

“If I Can Dream”

There must be lights burning brighter somewhere
Got to be birds flying higher in a sky more blue
If I can dream of a better land
Where all my brothers walk hand in hand
Tell me why, oh why, oh why can’t my dream come true
oh why
There must be peace and understanding sometime
Strong winds of promise that will blow away the doubt and fear
If I can dream of a warmer sun
Where hope keeps shining on everyone
Tell me why, oh why, oh why won’t that sun appear
We’re lost in a cloud
With too much rain
We’re trapped in a world
That’s troubled with pain
But as long as a man
Has the strength to dream
He can redeem his soul and fly
Deep in my heart there’s a trembling question
Still I am sure that the answer gonna come somehow
Out there in the dark, there’s a beckoning candle
And while I can think, while I can talk
While I can stand, while I can walk
While I can dream, please let my dream
Come true, right now
Let it come true right now
Oh yeah
Songwriters: Earl Brown

Wouldn’t It Be Nice

“… Maybe if we think and wish and hope and pray it might come true…”

This has to be one of my favorite the Beach Boys song… Wouldn’t It Be Nice (1966).

https://youtu.be/lD4sxxoJGkA

 

Here are the lyrics, just in case you need them.

“Wouldn’t It Be Nice”

Wouldn’t it be nice if we were older
Then we wouldn’t have to wait so long
And wouldn’t it be nice to live together
In the kind of world where we belong

You know its gonna make it that much better
When we can say goodnight and stay together

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could wake up
In the morning when the day is new
And after having spent the day together
Hold each other close the whole night through

Happy times together we’ve been spending
I wish that every kiss was neverending
Wouldn’t it be nice

Maybe if we think and wish and hope and pray it might come true
Baby then there wouldn’t be a single thing we couldn’t do
We could be married
And then we’d be happy

Wouldn’t it be nice

You know it seems the more we talk about it
It only makes it worse to live without it
But lets talk about it
Wouldn’t it be nice

Good night my baby
Sleep tight my baby

R.I.P. Adam West

Well, this was sad when I saw this today. 

Adam West, who was best known for starring in the 1960s TV series Batman, died on Friday, June 9, after a short battle with leukemia. He was 88.

I remember watching him as “Batman” when I was a kid. I always thought he was handsome, even when I was that young. 

I’ll tell you, the entertainers that I grow up watching are dying. They were a part of my youth and I will always remember watching them. 

R.I.P. Adam West, you entertained us with your talent.



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