Tuesday, April 01, 2014

April 1st - April Fool's Day Song List?

Not all April songs have a fool's theme. Here's a short list with songs that are beautiful to listen to. It's a pity that some of these recordings are unavailable but check the music shops and you may be lucky enough to find them.

1.    April Showers (B.G.D. Sylva) Al Jolson: 1921
2.    April (Blackmore/Lord) Deep Purple: 1968 
3.    April Come She Will (Simon) Simon n Garfunkel: 1965 

4.    April Fools Dionne Warwick: 1969 
5.    April In Paris (Duke/Harburg) Frank Sinatra: 1954 
6.    April In Portugal (Ferräo/Kennedy) Vic Damone : 1953 
Pieces of April Three Dog Night: Video by Ruth Gutierrez. Thank you.
7.    April Love (Fain/Webster) Pat Boone: 1957 
8.    I'll Remember April* (Gene de Paul) Frank Sinatra: 1945 
9.    In April (Baker) Michael Cox: 1962

10.  Pieces of April (Dave Loggins) Three Dog Night: 1973
11.  April In Singapore (Bobby Sing) Michael Sing: 1965

About 50 singers have recorded this number.*
Have fun and have a great April folks! 
You Tube Video: Pieces of April.

One of the above titles is an April Fool's joke. Do you know which one?


anon said...

Uploaded on Jan 2, 2009

I would like to thank everyone for their kind thoughts on "Pieces." I wrote it at a very special time of my life. Special, because I met the "love of my life" and had recently lost her. By chance, we were together for three consecutive Aprils and then she left me for good. Today, I don't know where she is or how her life turned out. May is symbolic of the present, April was, and still remains a sweet yesterday. I have never really gotten over "April" and the "pieces" still remain. Those sweet Aprils... It's my favorite song, too.

from: Dave Loggins (composer)


It is a really beautiful song, but it is very sad. I also think that the memory that he has of the woman is really an illusion. What he is really attached to is the feeling of sadness and longing that is evoked by his memory of the relationship. At the end of the day she did abandon him (and ladies he did abandon you) so why honor her/him for that? Love God, love life and love yourself first....

myboylollipop09 said...

I think its a great shame people today have stopped writing the beautiful love songs we had in the sixties and seventies. I think it really made the country happier to turn on the radio and hear music that made you want to fall in love.. :)

Poppa Madison said...


Pity so many young women of today don't merit this kind of romantic approach. I feel sorry for the young guys of recent generations who want to give their hearts to a lovely fair maiden, but more often than not come face to face with a gaggle of boozed up, foul mouthed, violent, out of their mind female juvenile delinquents when they go out try and find one they can give their all to.

50 years ago I can vouch that we actually had real Ladies and Gentlemen with good manners and a sense of socially interactive behaviour that many of today's young lot could not even begin to be able to get close to understanding let alone emulate.
Wot a shame!

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

We had April showers this morning at about nine. What a blessing!

suituapui said...

Ooooo...one of my all-time favourite songs. 3 Dog Night's Pieces of April - 1973. I was in Singapore that year, Stamford College, Waterloo Street. Those were the days. I saw Heather and the Thunderbirds - Lost Horizon, Shangri La...and also another place, Malaysia Hotel...can't remember the name now. I saw a very young Anita Sarawak too - Top of the Hilton. Oooo...what memories.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Thank you for the visit and comments about the singers, songs and places of fun in Singapore 70s, was it?

I tried logging on to your blog but couldn't get in. You've got a great site too and I enjoy the postings.

Please write again anytime soon.

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Thanks for reading
Ann Rowena Lim
Tan Soo Khoon
Billy Loh
Martin Ong
Philip Chew
Dawn Karen Tan
Chen Hui Si
Jimmy Appudurai-chua
Fred Ching
Merlin Lim
Leslie Wilson Joseph
Joseph Goh
John Cher


April Love is for the very young. We were young once. I love Pat Boone's songs

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Thanks Philip. I like some of his songs too. Songs like these are no more appreciated by many.