Monday, July 28, 2008

My Favorite Tune By Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra had so many memorable songs throughout his illustrious career. These classic songs still live on today. Think about how many movies, television shows, commercials, and so forth that use his songs. Most people would probably say his signature song is My Way. It's not necessarily everybody's favorite Sinatra song, but it's the one that seems to be synonymous with the legendary entertainer. The lyrics for the song were written by Paul Anka. The melody is from a French song by Claude Francois. The song would be an international hit for Sinatra during the late 60's and early 70's. It is the song that defines who he is and what he is all about.

It is my favorite song by Sinatra. I've loved this song since I can remember. It's still a song that I cherish to this day. While I am a bigger fan of Dean Martin than Frank Sinatra, I will admit that I do love the music of Sinatra. This song always moves me. I'm turning 40 in a couple of years. I'm at that point in my life where I'm looking back at the life that I've lived so far. I do have my share of regrets. There are risks and opportunities that I wish I would have taken advantage of. I've made my share of mistakes. Some of them that I'm still paying the consequences for. I do want to live my life on my own terms. I don't want others trying to tell me who and what I should be. I'm my own man. Whether I succeed or screw up, I want to be the one deciding the direction of my life. Life is too short whether one lives to be 100 or not. There's never enough time to enjoy all that this world has to offer. Stop living the life that others might want you to live. Enjoy life to the fullest. Chart your own course.

I hope you will enjoy this video clip of the Chairman of the Board performing My Way. I know I do every single time I watch it. Let me know what you think.

7 comments:

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie Keith, well dude's this post reminded me of the Dinoparody I wrote and sent to pallies at our little ilovedinomartin Dinopad of our Dino's version of "My Way."...

And, once there was a tine
the mops, they thought that they were tops. But, then I knew what
t'do, I sang a song and they were gone. I've sang 'bout amore lots, I've shared my love with every pallie. And, more, much more then this, I did it my way!.

Jeremy Richey said...

Hey Keith,
Great clip...what do you think of Elvis' version of the song?

Hemingway's Lounge / Bukowski's Basement said...

I TOTALLY AGREE! Frank owned this song... One of - if not -- THE BEST Sinatra tune there is...

The King Of Cool said...

Hey pallie DMP. Thanks. That is really cool. I loved it. I could just imagine Dino croonin' that tune. It would have been neat. I do think it's important for each of us to do things our own way.

The King Of Cool said...

Jeremy: Glad you like it. I like the version that Elvis did as well. I was actually watching a clip of it the other day.

Anthony: Glad to see you agree. It's definitely one of those songs that is synonymous with Sinatra. He really owns this song.

Bill Bennett said...

This is a real classic clip - out of this world! And what sound equipment too! Keith, my dear Pallie, your song clips are fantastic! Do you have any dvds/videos of some of Dino's shows other than his tv ones? If so I'd love to purchase!

The King Of Cool said...

Hey Bill. Glad you enjoyed this clip. I thought it was wonderful. Sinatra really owns this song. It's a powerful rendition he gives to it. Thanks. I try to pick out some really cool clips to share up here on my blog. No, I don't have any videos or dvds like that. I wish I did though. Sorry.