My Sunday Song – “Don’t Give Up” by Ryan Star

My Sunday Song #72 is “Don’t Give Up” by Ryan Star.  Tomorrow is January 1st, New Year’s Day.  I thought it would be nice to end the year with this song as I think it is appropriate as 2017 saw a year where so many musicians took their own life and suicide prevention became top of mind.  Even a song was released with the suicide prevention hotline number as the title of the song (“1-800-273-8255” by Logic).

“Don’t Give Up” is a piano ballad and Ryan sounds amazing on it.  It is a moving and an inspirational song written by Ryan Star which is telling you to do just that…don’t give up!. There are people out there that love you no matter what happens in your life.  If 2017 was a bad year for you, think of the possibilities that 2018 might hold.  Get back on your feet and fight another day.

Ryan Star is one of my favorite singer/songwriters to come along in many years and I wish he got more press and radio time as he deserves it.  It is songs like this on why I love his music so much.  Give the song a listen and I hope it inspires you in some way!

God Bless!! And Happy New Year!!

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My Sunday Song – “You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban

For My Sunday Song #30, my wife chose “You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban.  This is the final selection of her 10 part series.  Hard to believe it has already been 10 weeks.  I guess that means I will have to start thinking of songs for the next 10 weeks.

Now back to the song, the song is off his second album ‘Closer’ and was released back in 2003.  The song was #1 on the Adult Contemporary Chart and made it as high as #73 on the Billboard Hot 100.  It even was nominated for a Grammy but didn’t win.

My wife was unable to write a post this week as she has been so busy preparing for my youngest daughter’s 10th birthday party and then to top it off my daughter got sick with the flu which we had to reschedule the party for another weekend.  So I will write up the final song she chose and I am sorry as it won’t be as good as what she would say and it won’t even be about why she chose the song.  It will be about her and my girls.

What an amazing and inspirational song.  Josh Groban has such an amazing and powerful voice. This version of the song is so moving and when played at the right moment can bring you to tears like if it was played in some sort of video montage.  Come to think of it I think I used it in a video I did for my wife for Mother’s Day one year.  I am sure it made her cry as it probably did me as I was putting the pictures together for the video.

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