‘Extraordinary how potent cheap music is,’ said Amanda in Private Lives (a production of which, starring Matthew MacFadyen and Kim Cattrall, has just closed at The Vaudeville Theatre).
I love my early evening Saturday night telly. It’s one time in the week when I know I can settle down and relax. Don’t mind what’s on particularly, I just like to chill. As a result, I see an awful lot of Dr Who, Merlin and whatever talent show the BBC and Andrew Lloyd Webber have cooked up. This year of course, it’s Over the Rainbow.
The producers are bravely tackling that Judy Garland classic, The Wizard of Oz and have found girls with some exceptional talent. Last week Jessica sang There You’ll Be, one of my favourite big belt it out ballads. I only know it from a Faith Hill CD I bought recently, to get hold of another song, This Kiss. Where You Are is from the soundtrack of Pearl Harbour. Despite being connected to a turkey of a film (although the flying sequences were breathtaking and Josh Hartnett easy on the eye) the song has endured. I think it’s touchingly romantic. Jessica sang it with gusto – and a bit too much theatricality – always a problem on a tiny TV screen. The girls need to prove they can fill a theatre auditorium but it sometimes feels too over the top on a screen in the living room.
Anyway, I’m inviting you to share your favourite romantic song. It doesn’t have to be one that has a personal connection (I’m keeping those private too) just a song you like and makes you go gooey inside. After all, the potency of cheap music shouldn’t be overlooked!