Monday, April 25, 2011

Music Monday ~ Astrology in Song

There aren't too many songs with a hint of astrology in the lyrics - I know of a handful:

Weird Al Yankovic with That's Your Horoscope for Today.

As it happens, Weird Al doesn't have many astrological weirdness credentials - at least, not the usual Uranus/Aquarius thing. Born 23 October 1959, Lynwood, CA. Sun 29 Libra conjunct Mars at 1 Scorpio and Neptune at 6 Scorpio. But... Neptune can be pretty weird I guess.

Horoscope performed by Chely Wright, written by her and Brad Paisley.

Born Under a Bad Sign written by famous blues guitarist Albert King, performed here by Koko Taylor ("Queen of the Blues") and acclaimed guitarist Buddy Guy.

and ( kind of): Cycles sung by Sinatra written by Gayle Caldwell.

Not astrology exactly - any excuse for more Sinatra! Lost in the Stars (below) is from a musical, with lyrics by Maxwell Anderson and music by Kurt Weill, based on the novel Cry, The Beloved Country (1948) by Alan Paton.

Lovely song!


Wisewebwoman said...

Never been much of a fan of Ol'Blue Eyes and I know I'm in the minority!

Twilight said...

WWW ~~~ Well, if we all shared the same taste it'd be a boring ol' world.