BOTB: Hello & Valentine Blog Hop




Battle of the Bands!

I hope this isn't considered cheating, but this was such a last minute decision to join in the blog hop, that I found myself scrambling to come up with something.

Last year for Valentine's Day I wrote a series of posts featuring various loves that I had found and lost.  If you'd like to revisit those posts and catch a glimpse of my personal life, here is where they can be found:

Love Songs: Right Here Waiting
Love Songs: Stuck On You
Love Songs: Love Is All Around
Love Songs: It Must Have Been Love
Love Songs: Light My Fire

It should be noted that each of these posts/songs are about completely different individuals. (Don't look at me that way! I was 'enjoying' my youth!) 

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Battle of the Bands

Here’s how it works: I’ll be posting two versions of the same song and after you give a listen to each, place your vote for your favorite and reason for the way you voted in the comments section. I’ll tally the votes and post the results in another post 6 days later. The Battles take place on or around the 1st and 15th of each month, and the results will be posted on or around the 7th and 21st.  The other blogs participating in the Battle of the Bands are posting different battles (different songs), So once you’re done voting and commenting on my battle, take a moment to visit the other participants and vote & comment on their battles.  There are some really good battles going on!

The Song:  "Hello"

Wikipedia tells us this:

"Hello" is a song by English singer and songwriter Adele. It was released on 23 October 2015 by XL Recordings as the lead single from her third studio album, 25. Adele co-wrote the song with her producer, Greg Kurstin. "Hello" is a piano ballad with soul influences, and lyrics that discuss themes of nostalgia and regret. Upon release, the song received acclaim from music critics, who compared it favorably to Adele's previous work and praised the song's lyrics and Adele's vocals.
"Hello" attained international commercial success reaching number one in 28 countries including the United Kingdom, where it became her second UK number-one single, following "Someone like You", and has the largest opening week sales in three years. In the United States, "Hello" debuted atop the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Adele's fourth number-one on the chart and breaking several records, including becoming the first song with over a million digital sales in a week.

The Original (NOT part of the battle):

The First Contender: Lydia Lee

The Second Contender: Karen Rodriguez

Who will you choose?

Alright now, it’s time to cast your vote! In the comments, please enter who you are voting for and why you chose them.  Stay tuned, results will be posted on or around the 7th and 21st!

What love songs bring out the memories for you?
Tell me about them in the comments.

And don’t forget to visit these other battles  and blog hops going on today!

What does tomorrow bring?

Tune in to find out! 

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