People say that they don’t make music like they used to anymore. There’s a huge debate over which decade produced the best music. Some people believe it was the 40s, 50s, 60s or 70s. Others believe that it was a little bit closer to the 80s and 90s. The fact of the matter is that the music of yesterday brings feelings and nostalgia about wonderful things that happened to us.
For some people, they evoke memories of people that they have left behind. It might be a lost love, a past friendship or even a family member that a particular song will remind them of. The fact of the matter is that we have associated a few songs to a past occurrence in our lives.
An example of this is the song “Tears in heaven.” This song was composed by Eric Clapton after the tragic death of his son. Everyone who has lost someone they love will tell you that it’s the song that reminds them of the loved ones that are not with them anymore. It has a way of conveying the solitude and nostalgia that the person is left with. It does it in a way that doesn’t convey sadness, but memories of wonderful things.
I have heard many renditions of this song, and although there are some great ones out there, I’d have to say that the best one is the one sung by Eric Clapton. It’s probably because he wrote it, that he can communicate all the feelings he experienced. Things that we can only imagine. This and the fact that he is a fantastic songwriter and singer make his rendition the very best for this song.
I’ve seen some pretty good covers for classics like “Hotel California” that have been great. Some of the singers manage to capture the sentiment of the writer and convey it to the listener. It takes a very special person to be able to do that, not only a good singer. You need to relate to your own feelings well enough as well as with the feelings of the composer.
I recently saw a video of a classic song. The song is “Stairway to heaven.” What makes this rendition more special is that it is being sung in front of none other than Robert Plant himself, the person who wrote the song. The acoustic guitar starts playing and the singer starts singing. The atmosphere starts to fill with this warm aura of feelings. It’s so touching that it even makes Robert Plant shed a tear. But don’t take my word for it, check it out!