Friday, November 02, 2018

November Twilight: As 2018 Ends After Christmas


Julie London had a quiet song called, November Twilight. She's known for her 'Cry Me A River' big hit.

Gone Till November, November Has Come, November, November Boogie, 8th Of November and November Twilight are pop songs about this month.

It's November, my month because it's this time of the year when I was born but a long time ago. So it's my favourite season.

There are some sweet songs about this cool, autumnal spell, definitely more than two dozens, but my post is about every named month on the calendar; so let's find out how many melodies there are.

This list is but a fraction:

June In January - Bing Crosby 
February Brings The Rain - Julie London
Melancholy March - Julie London 

April Love - Pat Boone 

April In Portugal - Les Baxter
First Of May - Bee Gees

Then there's 
June Is Busting Out All Over - Rodgers/Hammerstein 
July Morning - Uriah Heep 

August, October - Robin Gibb
September In The Rain - Frank Sinatra, Carole King 
September Morn - Neil Diamond

When October Goes - Barry Manilow 
This October - Julie London
November Twilight - Julie London 

November Rain - Guns n Roses
I Can See The Sun In Late December - Stevie Wonder
December Song - George Michael.
The cover of London's famous Long Play she recorded depicting months.

Julie London woos Calendar months? 

On the same subject, Ms London had specially recorded a Long Play record in 1956 using all the names of the months for the titles of her songs. Unique indeed. Here they are:

June in January 
February Brings The Rain 
Melancholy March 
I'll Remember April 
People Who Are Born In May 
Memphis In June 
Sleigh Ride In July 
Time For August 
September In The Rain 
This October 
November Twilight 
Warm In December 
Thirteenth Month.

All calendar months were featured in many pop songs of the past. Most of them are still playing over the radio today. April Love, April In Portugal, First Of May, an instrumental Come September, were some of the top hits in Singapore.

These particular songs were heard on radio, Rediffusion, in cabarets and hotel nightspots during the 60s and available on vinyl too. At that time most music was copied from the west and resurrected on vinyl with local artistes and bands singing and playing them. 

Then Neil Sedaka came, with one of his biggest hits and highlighted the calendar girl. The world and Singapore went wild.

A nostalgic November to all.

CALENDAR GIRL (N.Sedaka/H.Greenfield). Video by mjuzik PL. Thank you.

I love, I love, I love my calendar girl
Yeah, sweet calendar girl
I love, I love, I love my calendar girl
Each and every day of the year

(January) You start the year off fine
(February) You're my little valentine
(March) I'm gonna march you down the aisle
(April) You're the Easter Bunny when you smile

Yeah, yeah, my heart's in a whirl
I love, I love, I love my little calendar girl
Every day (every day), every day (every day) of the year
(Every day of the year)
Cover of Julie London's record done in 1956, special indeed those years.

(May) Maybe if I ask your dad and mom
(June) They'll let me take you to the Junior Prom
(July) Like a firecracker all aglow
(August) When you're on the beach you steal the show

Yeah, yeah, my heart's in a whirl
I love, I love, I love my little calendar girl
Every day (every day), every day (every day) of the year
(Every day of the year)

Yeah, yeah, my heart's in a whirl
I love, I love, I love my little calendar girl
Every day (every day), every day (every day) of the year.
November Twilight. Julie London. YouTube, Thank you.

Images: Google.
Original article: 
Andy Lim.
Re-edited on: 3rd November 2018.

12 comments:

STEPHEN HAN said...

Frank Sinatra sang “The September Song”.Bobby Darin’s Band played “Come September”

KOH SUI PANG FB said...

Stephen Han ...music encyclopedia man ...heeee give us a song pls .

FRED CHING (FACEBOOK POST) said...

Listening to an original on the car stereo en route home. Perks me up when I drive... Julie is her name❤️💕💖

DR ANGELINE KHOO (LECTURER) said...

Thanks, I like FIRST OF MAY

TONY KWEK (MYSTERIANS ) said...

My favourite is CRY ME A RIVER

Anonymous said...

Husky voice, actress in SADDLE IN THE WIND and THE WONDERFUL COUNTRY.

ERNST PATTYNAMA YOUTUBE said...

She doesn't sing... she croons... and beautifully so !

FACEBOOK said...

Thanks to the following who LIKE this post

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James Kwok said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cy0kNX5xrnE

ANNE BOLDERSON said...

I'm in Canada I love the oldies too

ANNE BOLDERSON said...

I'm in M T L.
BRRRRRRRR IM FINDING SONGS I THAUT ID FORGOTTEN
YEEEEEES

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Hi Anne,
again top music makers are from Canada too: PAUL ANKA, ANNE MURRAY, JULIE LONDON, etc. Love them all. I lived in Winterpeg (Winnipeg) for some years.:-)
Red River Valley is my fave song.

Thanks so much for the warm comment. Must be cold out there.
Yes, the blog discusses a lot of sparkling classics and memorable melodies. :-)
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