Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Rhydian:What Song Should I Pick for Rhydian To Sing This Week

Obviously, Ms Dannii Minogue reads this blog religiously...but, just to make sure, I have titled this post so that when she is doing a Google search looking for ideas about what the Rhydler should sing next she finds this. For suggestions of songs that are due a Rhydification I was initially going to just pick more unusual choices and avoid the obvious ones.
But, one song Rhydian has got to sing on the show is Thunderball. Not only is it a great tune but has lyrics that could have been written for him. Listen to Tom Jones (Wales' 2nd best baritone) on the MP3. Hear how, like Rhydian, he treats those long notes purely and with just a touch of vibrato. If it was that melismatic Leona Lewis (last year's Rhydian) singing the song then no doubt there would be about 25 extra notes in there on each syllable.

He always runs while others walk,He acts while other men just talk. He looks at this world, and wants it all, So he strikes, like Thunderball.

He knows the meaning of success.His needs are more, so he gives less.They call him the winner who takes all. And he strikes, like Thunderball.

Any woman he wants, he'll get. He will break any heart without regret. His days of asking are all gone.His fight goes on and on and on. But he thinks that the fight is worth it all.
So he strikes like Thunderball.

NB: There is an urban legend that says that upon hitting the final high note of the song Tom Jones passed out, but that the take was so good it was the version that was released.

MP3 Tom Jones:Thunderball

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Blogger Claire said...

It's probably never been on your personal playlist Montegue, but I think he'd do a good version of Eloise, a 60's song made popular by The Damned in their Phantasmagoria phase. Dave Vanian, the singer, has always set trends with his hairstyles too, but he has been known to sing a little flat and forget the words occasionally.

Still, Dannii's missed that opportunity as we presumably can't have another overblown gothic extravaganza. Rhydian's Phantom of the Opera performance was the turning point for me though, when I realised he'd do a good job filling in for Dave Vanian on the odd song. (Apologies to any Damned fans out there, though I don't suppose many visit Rhydian blogs.)

21 November 2007 at 08:30  
Blogger Mr Blister said...

A Neat Neat Neat suggestion. I think he could carry Damned gothic and Eloise in particular really well too

I wouldn't try to pre-judge who reads this blog. For all I know there may be lots of readers who also massive Gang of Four and Au Pair fans

21 November 2007 at 08:47  
Blogger Claire said...

Yes, you're right - I should know better than to pigeon-hole people's tastes by now. I got the Phantom of the Opera DVD out, on the strength of Rhydian's performance and mild curiosity, although I've never seen an Andrew Lloyd Webber thing in my life.

21 November 2007 at 09:14  

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