Today is a double-hitter. We’ve got the start of the AtoZchallenge, as well as a Battle of the Bands.
Let’s start with the AtoZchallenge
The theme I’ve chosen this year is 1970’s Billboard Hits ~
A is for... "Alone Again (Naturally)"
"Alone Again (Naturally)" is a song by English-Irish singer-songwriter Gilbert O'Sullivan. It was released in 1972 at the same time as (but not on) the album, Back to Front. In total, the single spent six weeks, non-consecutively, at #1 on the United States Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Billboard ranked it as the No. 2 song for 1972. In Casey Kasem's American 'Top 40 of the 1970s', "Alone Again (Naturally)" ranked as the fifth most-popular song of the decade (Debby Boone's "You Light Up My Life" was #1). "Alone Again (Naturally)" also spent six weeks at number one on the Easy Listening chart. The track reached #3 in the UK Singles Chart.
And now on to the battle ~
How the battle works: Twice a month, on or about the 1st and the 15th, various bloggers get post a battle on their blogs. Each battle is different, so you’ll want to be sure to visit the bloggers that are participating in the battles. You can find a list of participants here (I try to keep it up to date) On or about the 7th and 21st of each month, the winners of the battles are announced.
I found two pretty good contenders for today’s battle. In keeping with the AtoZ theme, I am using today’s song.
Please listen to the contenders and vote for your favorite in the comments. I’d love to know your thoughts on this song and the contestants.
First up, we have Contestant #1: Zsa Zsa Padilla
Next up, Contestant #2: Michael Buble & Diana Krall
If you’d like your blog to be part of this year-round bi-monthly Battle of the Bands BlogHop, let me know, and I’ll help direct you to the guy in charge. Don’t forget to visit the other battles taking place today.
What does tomorrow bring?