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Name That Tune

November 24, 2019

A little Sunday meditation from the past…

allenrizzi

As a songwriter with four decades of experience, I would like to think that I know a thing or two about songs. Even as a youth of 14, I studied the “B-sides” of all the hit singles and got a pretty good handle on who was who.

Flash forward. In my kitchen here in Italy a couple of years ago, a friend casually mentions to me that Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” was written by Paul Anka. “No damn way!” I protest. “I’m a songwriter and I knew Paul Anka!” Well, apparently I don’t know what I think I know. Yes, he wrote the song.

But why is it that I can recall that a group named The Thirteenth Floor Elevators recorded “You’re Going To Miss Me” and that “How is Julie?” is my favorite Lettermen cut? Is time making me tone deaf or has the music shuffle mechanism in my…

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  1. I was never good to consider doing Name That Tune TV show, but I loved watching it.

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    • I have been told I know the lyrics and music to over 10,000 songs. While I doubt that precise number, I sure know a lot of them. 😎

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