Blues Brothers – Rawhide (1980)

Blues Brothers soundtrack with a cover of RawhideJust returned from a short holiday in a rented house listening to The Blues Brothers soundtrack. In the house I found a very obscure CD compilation (called Golden Oldies vol 8) including the theme from Rawhide originally recorded by Frankie Laine together with Sabrina’s Boys (summertime love) – Who on earth found it a great idea to put Sabrina on that compilation? I missed the day when it was decided that Boys was both Golden and an Oldie… But listening to Rawhide made me long for the Blues Brothers soundtrack so back home again I of course give it a listen.

The Blues Brothers is an epic movie starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd that I have seen a number of times. Funny all the way with fantastic guest performances by for instance Ray Charles, James Brown and Aretha Franklin and naturally remembered for its totally absurd but still hilarious car chases. As I remember the Blues Brothers movie Rawhide is played doing a Blues Brothers gig in a country and western bar where they where hired to play some western classics (Hank Williams song I believe). If you have not seen the Blues Brothers movie do it as soon as possibleJ – fun movie and great music on the soundtrack including the theme from Rawhide.

Frankie Laine originally recorded Rawhide in 1959 as a theme for the western series Rawhide.

Here you can see all titles on the Golden Oldies vol 8. More or less a fine collection but what is Sabrina doing there?
What is Sabrina doing on this compilation of oldies?






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Blues Brothers together with Ray Charles

The Cure – Why Can’t I be You (1987)

Why Cant I Be You by The Cure are just simply fantastic!Why Can’t I Be You is one of my favourites by The Cure and has an ambivalent influence on my mood – it can always make me both happy and sad. It is quite easy going compared to some other songs by The Cure – and you cannot be mad at a song beginning ”You’re so gorgeous I’ll do anything”. But the song is also a bit sad to me because it makes me think that other people have a better life than I have – hence Why Can’t I Be You. But my life is not that bad so no need to complain it is just my brain plying with me!

Why Can’t I Be You by The Cure can be found on the album Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me.

Take a look at the music video if you dare to see The Cure dressed out as a bear, zebra, Dracula, lips!!! and more. I try avoiding this video simple because these costumes do not match my image of how The Cure look like. But that is of course just I.

Highest chart position: #21 at UK Singles Chart and #54 at Billboard Hot 100.


Phil Collins – Two Hearts (1988)

Phil Collins cover to single Two HeartsTwo Hearts by Phil Collins is an easy pop song reflecting exactly what I was listening to in my youth – pop songs that the radio was playing without either much critics from my side or interest in digging into music that the radio did not play.

Two Hearts appears in the movie Buster also starring Phil Collins and although I may not have been a very critical youngster I did find Phil Collins a better musician that an actor. Nevertheless I listened to the Buster soundtrack quite a lot.

Two Hearts by Phil Collins can be found on the movie picture soundtrack Buster.

Highest chart position: US Billboard Hot 100 #1 and UK singles chart #6.

Buster movie poster feat. Phil Collins