Posted by Lou. The time is 9.00am here in London UK.
Your favorite song
Yikes! As if I can answer that singularly... Instead here are a few songs I love:
A Day in the Life - by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
If pushed I would probably have to name this as my favourite song. It says so much about The Beatles, about John and Paul specifically, and about fantastic song-writing.
Falling Slowly - by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová (from the film Once)
Not only do I looooove this song, but I love that these two totally unexpectedly won an Oscar for it in one of the best decisions against the commercialisation of film music ever.
Here is them performing it on Irish TV after the victory - even sitting on a talk show sofa they manage to infuse it with beauty and emotion:
Moon River - by Frank Sinatra
I adore Sinatra's version of this song - his voice is like heaven.
While My Guitar Gently Weeps - by George Harrison
The version of this song on the Beatles Love album is stunning.
On My Own - from Les Miserables
I had to have a song from a musical on this list, and this one wins for being the one I most covet having the talent to be able to perform.
This version by Lea Salonga at the Les Miserables 10th Anniversary concert is hands-down the best version out there: