51 Weeks: 51 Songs From The Past: Week 46: John Miles – Music

With only six weeks of this feature left (hooray, I can hear some of you shout), you may think I’d keep my all-time favourite song until the last week. However, next week I’ll be handing over the controls of my music time machine for the last time, and then there’s the little matter of a particular event coming up that happens every December (why does it always happen in December when the shops are busy?). 🤔

Welcome back to the year I bought my first ever 7-inch single. Welcome back to the year that the United Kingdom experienced something called ‘summer.’ Welcome back to 1976.

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Now, you’re going to have to excuse me if I start crying while we listen to this week’s featured song. Not because it’s the best rollercoaster ride of a piece of music I’ve ever experienced, but because I’ve just been peeling onions for this evening’s dinner. Take it away, John…

John Miles is a British born rock artist. However, that’s not why this song is my all-time favourite. I just happen to think that ‘Music‘ is the best piece of music ever written and performed. When I listen to the song, it’s like being on a road full of twists and turns, because you never quite know where the song is going to take you. It has highs and lows and never fails to make my day when I hear it.

Reaching number three on the U.K singles charts, ‘Music’ only managed to stall at number 88 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S.A. However, two years later, John would go on to have a number three hit, in the U.S.A, with the lesser known 1978 hit ‘Slow Down.’

Before we leave 1976 behind, we must also congratulate John for being awarded the ‘Outstanding Musical Achievement’ award at the 2017 Progressive Music Awards. Need I say any more about this great musician?

What’s your all-time favourite piece of music or song? Share a link to it in the comments.

As I mentioned earlier, next week I’ll be handing over the controls of my music time machine to a guest. I’m delighted to announce that my guest will be Donna Connolly from Retirement Reflections. Donna will almost be taking you back home when she lands the time machine in the year 2016, so please join her.  I’ll be returning behind the wheels of this feature in a few weeks time. Right, I’d  better get back to peeling those onions.

Thank you to everyone who left a link to a favourite song in the comments section of last week’s post. I always appreciate you sharing your favourite music with me.

Want to join me in building up your 51 favourite songs from the past? There’s not much time left, but you can still leave a link in the comments section below and showcase your next song.

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