Category:k.d. lang songs
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The following 14 pages are in this category, out of 14 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 14 pages are in this category, out of 14 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. K.d. lang – Lang, OC, known by her stage name k. d. lang, is a Canadian pop and country singer-songwriter and occasional actress. Lang has won both Juno Awards and Grammy Awards for her performances, hits include Constant Craving and Miss Chatelaine. She has contributed songs to soundtracks and has collaborated with musicians such as Roy Orbison, Tony Bennett, Elton John, Anne Murray, Ann Wilson. Lang is also known for being an animal rights, gay rights and she is a tantric practitioner of the old school of Tibetan Buddhism. She performed Leonard Cohens Hallelujah live at the ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Previously, she had performed at the ceremony of the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. Lang possesses the range of a mezzo-soprano. Lang was born in Edmonton, Alberta, the daughter of Audrey and she is of English, Irish, Scottish, German, Russian Jewish, Icelandic, and Sioux ancestry. When Lang was nine months old, her moved to Consort, Alberta. Her father, an owner, left the family when she was twelve. After secondary school, Lang attended Red Deer College, where she became fascinated with the life and music of Patsy Cline and she formed a Patsy Cline tribute band called the Reclines in 1983, and they recorded a debut album, Friday Dance Promenade, at Sundown Recorders. Label owner Larry Wanagas became her personal manager, the first band featured Stu Macdougal on keys, Dave Bjarnson on drums, Gary Koligar on guitar and bassist Farley Scott. The Reclines regularly played the legendary Sidetrack Cafe, a venue that featured live bands six nights a week. In 1983, Lang presented a piece, a seven-hour re-enactment of the transplantation of an artificial heart for Barney Clark. A Truly Western Experience was released in 1984 and received strong reviews, in August 1984, Lang was one of three Canadian artists to be selected to perform at the World Science Fair in Tsukuba, Japan. I was broke at the time, so Id find things at Value Village or get my mom to make me a skirt from the curtains she was about to throw out, I loved playing with the clothes as much as the music. Lang made several recordings that received positive reviews and earned a 1985 Juno Award for Most Promising Female Vocalist. She accepted the award wearing a wedding dress borrowed from her roommate at the time
2. Watershed (k.d. lang album) – Watershed is the fifth solo studio album by k. d. lang and was released on February 5,2008. It is her first collection of material since 2000s Invincible Summer. In the US, it debuted at #8 on the Billboard 200, in Australia it debuted at #3 on the ARIA Albums Chart and in its ninth week moved to the #1 spot, up from the #38 position one week earlier. In the UK, it debuted and peaked at #35, a limited edition of the album was released in deluxe packaging which contained a bonus disc with four live tracks and an interview. I Dream of Spring was the albums first single, released on November 18,2007
3. Tony Bennett – Anthony Dominick Benedetto, known professionally as Tony Bennett, is an American singer of traditional pop standards, big band, show tunes, and jazz. He is also a painter, having created works under the name Anthony Benedetto that are on permanent public display in several institutions and he is the founder of the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens, New York. Born and raised in Astoria to an Italian-American family, Bennett began singing at an early age and he fought in the final stages of World War II as a U. S. Army infantryman in the European Theater. Afterward, he developed his technique, signed with Columbia Records and had his first number-one popular song with Because of You in 1951. Several top hits such as Rags to Riches followed in the early 1950s and he then refined his approach to encompass jazz singing. He reached a peak in the late 1950s with albums such as The Beat of My Heart and Basie Swings. In 1962, Bennett recorded his song, I Left My Heart in San Francisco. His career and his personal life experienced a downturn during the height of the rock music era. Bennett staged a comeback in the late 1980s and 1990s, putting out gold record albums again and he has won 19 Grammy Awards and two Emmy Awards, and was named an NEA Jazz Master and a Kennedy Center Honoree. He has sold over 50 million records worldwide, Anthony Dominick Benedetto was born on August 3,1926, in Astoria, Queens, New York, to grocer John Benedetto and seamstress Anna Suraci. In 1906, John had emigrated from Podàrgoni, an eastern district of the southern Italian city of Reggio Calabria. Anna had been born in the U. S. shortly after her parents emigrated from the Calabria region in 1899. Other relatives came over as well as part of the migration of Italians to America. Tony grew up with a sister, Mary, and an older brother. With a father who was ailing and unable to work, the children grew up in poverty, John Sr. instilled in his son a love of art and literature and a compassion for human suffering, but died when Tony was 10 years old. The experience of growing up in the Great Depression and a distaste for the effects of the Hoover Administration would make the child a lifelong Democrat. Young Tony grew up listening to Al Jolson, Eddie Cantor, Judy Garland, and Bing Crosby as well as artists such as Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden. His Uncle Dick was a tap dancer in vaudeville, giving him a window into show business
4. Rose Garden (Lynn Anderson song) – Rose Garden is a song written by Joe South, best known as recorded by country music singer Lynn Anderson, and first released by Billy Joe Royal in 1967. The song was also a pop hit internationally, topping the charts in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, Norway. Andersons version of Rose Garden remains one of the most successful country crossover recordings of all-time, the Lynn Anderson single was her third release for Columbia Records in 1970, after several years of recording for Chart Records. The single proved to be the first crossover record of her career, Rose Garden was originally an album cut by the songs writer, Joe South, in 1969. Several other male vocalists recorded it on albums including Freddy Weller, Billy Joe Royal and Dobie Gray and Third Avenue Blues Band, but it was never a hit until Andersons version. A recording by the girl group The Three Degrees, best known for their 1974 hit When Will I See You Again, also pre-dated Lynn Andersons hit version. Anderson wanted to record the song but her producer Glenn Sutton felt it was a mans song, according to Anderson, Sutton agreed to record the song as a potential album cut when there was time left during one of her scheduled recording sessions. After arranging a more up-tempo, light-hearted melody, Sutton and the studio musicians, Columbia Records executive Clive Davis was equally impressed and insisted the song be released as a single in both the country and pop markets. Shortly after its breakthrough on American Top 40 radio, the became an international hit. A cover version released by Sandie Shaw in UK failed to chart, the song became Andersons signature tune and one of the biggest hits of the 1970s, in any genre of music. Anderson won a Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 1971, Anderson said, I believe that Rose Garden was released at just the right time. People were trying to recover from the Vietnam years, the message in the song—that if you just take hold of life and go ahead, you can make something out of nothing—people just took to that. This album earned Anderson her first Grammy nomination in over 30 years, the songs chorus, from Andersons original version, was sampled by the pop/dance group Kon Kan in their similarly titled song I Beg Your Pardon, released in 1988. This track proved to be one of the biggest dance hits of the late 1980s. Canadian country pop group k. d. lang and the Reclines covered the song for their 1987 album Angel with a Lariat, the single was Langs first release in the United States but failed to chart. In 2005, Martina McBride included the song on her album of covers and this album featured classic country songs from over the years, including Rose Garden. The song was released as a single, peaking at 18 on the singles charts. Canadian synthpop band Kon Kan sampled parts of the song and its lyrics in their 1989 single I Beg Your Pardon, the song peaked at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100, #3 in the Netherlands, #8 in Germany and #5 in the UK Singles Chart
5. Crying (Roy Orbison song) – Crying is a ballad written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson that was a hit for Orbison. Dave Marsh calls the song a rock-bolero with blaring strings, hammered tympani, a chorus, the gentle strum of a guitar. Billboard observes an expressive reading on the country-flavored ballad, despite not reaching the summit in the latter publication, Billboard ranked the record as the No.4 song of 1961. In 1987, Orbison rerecorded the song as a duet with k. d. lang as part of the soundtrack for the motion picture Hiding Out and their collaboration won the Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals. In 2002, Crying was honored with a Grammy Hall of Fame Award, in 2010, Rolling Stone ranked it 69th on their list of the 500 greatest songs of all time. Don McLean recorded by far the most successful cover of the song, taking it to No.5 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in early 1981 and his version of Crying also reached No.2 adult contemporary and No.6 Country. It was yet more successful in the UK, where it reached No,1, spending three weeks atop the UK Singles Chart. McLean issued an album in 1981, however, Crying was taken from his 1978 album and it became his second greatest hit. In 1962, Waylon Jennings released his version on BAT Records as one of his first singles, Del Shannon included the song in his 1964 album Handy Man. A version by Jay and the Americans reached No.25 in the US in 1966, dottie West recorded it on her 1968 album What Im Cut Out to Be. Lynn Anderson recorded it for her 1968 album Big Girls Dont Cry, B. J. Thomas included the song on his 1975 album Reunion Experimental art rock guitarist Adrian Belew recorded a simple solo acoustic version of the song on his 1993 album The Acoustic Adrian Belew. The Brazilian duo Chitãozinho & Xororó performed a Portuguese version of the song entitled Lágrimas in their 1998 album Na Aba do Meu Chapéu, Gene Pitney included the song in his 1999 album Gene Pitney Sings Great Ballads. Rebekah Del Rio performed an a cappella Spanish language version of the song entitled Llorando in the 2001 David Lynch film Mulholland Drive, belgian singer Dana Winner recorded a version for her 2002 album Unforgettable Too South African singer Nicholis Louw recorded a version in 2004. In 2007, Billy Gilman released it as a single, russian Red covered the song in 2009 Mark Vincent covered the song for his 2010 album Compass Clay Aiken recorded the song with Linda Eder on his 2010 album Tried and True. La India covered the song in a style on her 2010 album. Il Divo included the song on the album Wicked Game in 2011, austra recorded a version for their deluxe edition 2011 album Feel It Break. Billy Joe Royal released a version of the song, three other cover versions made country music charts over time. Charting with the song were, Arlene Harden, Ronnie Milsap Stephanie Winslow, glen Campbell also covered this song on his Gentle On My Mind album
6. Constant Craving – Constant Craving is a song written by k. d. lang and Ben Mink, and performed by k. d. lang on her album Ingénue. The song first made the charts in 1992, and won her the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1993, Constant Craving peaked at #38 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also reached #2 on the Billboard adult contemporary chart, the music video was filmed in black-and-white. It presents a fanciful recreation of the premiere of Samuel Becketts play Waiting for Godot in Paris,1953, here, she is depicted singing backstage while the actors perform. The director, Mark Romanek, says the lyrics of desperation. Much to Langs surprise, the video won Best Female Video at the 1993 MTV Video Music Awards, the Rolling Stones used a refrain very similar to that of Constant Craving in their 1997 single Anybody Seen My Baby. They later gave writing credits on that song to K. D. Lang and Mink, shared with the original authors Mick Jagger, montreal based electropunk band Lesbians on Ecstasy reworked the song as Kündstant Krøving on their 2004 album Lesbians on Ecstasy. Charlotte Martin has also recorded a cover of the song on her album Reproductions, in 2011, the song was featured in the Glee episode I Kissed a Girl with vocals by Naya Rivera, Idina Menzel and Chris Colfer. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
7. Home on the Range (2004 film) – Home on the Range is a 2004 American animated musical western comedy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 45th Disney animated feature film, it was the last 2D animated Disney film released until The Princess and the Frog in 2009. Named after the country song of the same name, Home on the Range features the voices of Roseanne Barr, Judi Dench, Jennifer Tilly, Cuba Gooding Jr. Randy Quaid. The film is set in the Old West, and centers on a trio of dairy cows—brash, adventurous Maggie, prim, proper Mrs. Caloway. The three cows must capture an infamous cattle rustler named Alameda Slim for his bounty in order to save their farm from foreclosure. Aiding them in their quest is Lucky Jack, a feisty, peg-legged rabbit, but a horse named Buck, eagerly working in the service of Rico. Home on the Range was released on April 2,2004 to mixed reviews, Maggie is the only cow left on the Dixon Ranch after Alameda Slim stole all the rest of Mr. Dixons cattle. Dixon sells Maggie to Pearl, a kind and elderly woman who runs a farm called Patch of Heaven. The local Sheriff arrives to tell Pearl that her bank is cracking down on debtors, Pearl has three days to pay the bank $750, or her farm will be sold to the highest bidder. Hearing this, Maggie convinces the other cows on the farm to go to town to attempt winning prize money at a fair, while the cows are in town, a bounty hunter named Rico drops a criminal off and collects the reward. Stating he needs a replacement horse to go after Alameda Slim while his own horse rests, when Maggie find out that the reward for capturing Slim is exactly $750, she convinces the other cows to try to capture him to save Patch of Heaven. That night, they hide among a herd of steers. Before any of them can do anything, Slim begins a yodeling song which sends all the cattle into a trance that causes them to dance madly and follow Slim anywhere. Grace is able to bring Maggie and Mrs. Caloway back to their senses just before Slim closes the path behind him with a rock-slide to stop Rico and his men from chasing him. As Rico discusses with his men what his next move will be, Buck starts talking with Maggie, Grace and this causes Rico to believe Buck is frightened by cows, so he sends Buck back to the Sheriff. Buck escapes, determined to capture Slim for himself to prove his worth, Maggie, Grace, and Mrs. Caloway continue their search for Slim, determined to pass Buck and get to Slim first, but they have a fallout when they lose the trail in a downpour. Mrs. Caloway accuses Maggie of wanting to go after Slim only as a personal vendetta, arguing that she and Grace are better off without Maggie. The three spend the night under a rock, with Maggie deciding to leave the next morning while Grace