Friday, February 21, 2014

Martin swept music lovers off their feet and into the arms of elegant, light and carefree romance.

Hey pallies, likes Dino-amore-month marches on and we find ourselves askin' the evocative question, "Is there anyone who doesn't need the love of our Dino?"  Well, likes we knows the plain and simply truth is that everybody everywhere is indeed in need  of Dino-amore, but today's post accents a certain segment of the population who can hugely hugely benefit from spendin' time bein' crooned by our King of Cool.

From the blog, Alz Tunes, " an online community platform, for caregivers and others, interested in using music to improve the quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias," comes a dude tagged Adam's prose "5 Memorable and Timeless Dean Martin Songs."

Now we think that Adam is right on the Dino-mark here 'cause like whose tunes coulda be more "memorable" then our Dino?  And, likes whose tunes are truly truly "timeless" in appeal then our great great man?  Likes, the answer to both provocative quires is, of course, zero, zip, nadda!  There coulda never ever be anyone's performances more soothin' and comfortin' for those strugglin' with memory loss then our King of Cool.

And, likes Adam has chosen a quintet of our Dino's best to share with his blog readership  They're all songs of amore......even the one that is seasonal in selection is so so filled with the most lovin' of thoughts.  So, this post is very timely in our month of most special amore to Dino!

ilovedinomartin gratefully salutes Mr. Adam and all the pallies at "AlzTunes" for highlightin' our most beloved Dino and remindin' all of us of the transformin' power that our Dino has 'specially for those whose memories can be most improved by takin' in huge quanities of our Dino's soothin's sounds.
To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-gram.  Dino-comfortin', DMP

Original studio publicity photo of Dean Martin for the film Bells Are Ringing (1960)
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5 Memorable and Timeless Dean Martin Songs

By Adam On February 6, 2014 · Add Comment · In Blog

Many of us cherish songs for personal reasons. The emotional connection we have with music still remains well after the onset of dementia. The favourite love songs we used to listen to can help us connect with memories from our past. Even though everybody’s top song list is unique, there are some songs that are more universally loved.
Get ready to make way for our new beloved and featured musician of the week. He’s known as the ‘King of Cool’ and one of America’s most popular romantic singers of the mid-20th century – Dean Martin. As a celebrated ballad, jazz, and pop singer in the 50s and 60s, Martin swept music lovers off their feet and into the arms of elegant, light and carefree romance. Here are 5 of his love songs that will live on and on in our memories.

1. Everybody Loves Somebody (1964)

Everybody Loves Somebody is a laid-back, intimate song about falling in love after just a kiss. In 1964, it had been nearly 6 years since Martin had scored a Top 40 hit. But when Martin released Everybody Loves Somebody, the song conquered The Billboard Hot 100 and Easy Listening charts for 8 straight weeks. It became Martin’s most famous song, which he sang for nine years on his variety TV show, The Dean Martin Show.

2. That’s Amore (1953)

That’s Amore is a colourful, happy song about how alive and beautiful it feels to be in love. This signature tune was first released on Martin’s and Jerry Lewis’s comedy movie soundtrack, The Caddy. Martin first performed That’s Amore in the movie and the song received a nomination for Best Original Song at the Academy Awards. That year, the song scored No. 2 on The Billboard Charts.

3. Let It Snow (1966)

Let It Snow is a lively, romantic song about a couple keeping warm together indoors on a snowy day. Other musicians like Patsy Cline, Herb Alpert, Chris Isaak, the Carpenters, Martina McBride, Garth Brooks, Carly Simon, and Jessica Simpson have sung it as well, but Let It Snow wouldn’t be the classic Christmas song it is without Martin’s light touch.

4. Ain’t That a Kick in the Head (1960)

Ain’t That a Kick in the Head is a fun, cheerful song about the pleasant and dizzying effects love can make us feel.  Though the song has appeared in many movies and TV shows, including The Butler, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Six Feet Under, it first appeared in the original Ocean’s 11 movie, which Martin personally starred in and performed himself.

5. Memories Are Made of This (1956)

Memories Are Made of This is a ‘sweet-sweet’, endearing song about the lifelong, happy memories that a singer’s wife has given him. It was Martin’s first hot single after splitting up with his comedy routine partner, Lewis.  The song scored No.1 on The Billboard Charts for 6 straight weeks and even scored No.1 on the UK charts for 4 straight weeks.


Danny G. said...

The powers of Dino are unending!

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Danny-o....truly truly universal and unendin' as well....whenever, whatever...we always always turn to our most beloved Dino! Keeps lovin' our greatest of great man!