Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 2005 Part One – Mariah Carey, Green Day, James Blunt, Westlife


Welcome to our show and we are excited to share decades of music with you in 2022.

Here is my first selection of top 2005 hits which I hope you will enjoy.

Mariah Carey – We belong together

“We belong together” was written by Carey, Jermaine Dupri, Manuel Seal, and Johntá Austin. The song broke chart records in the US, staying at #1 for 14 non-consecutive weeks, and joined four other songs in a tie as the third longest running #1 song in US chart history. Billboard listed it as the “Song of the Decade” and the eleventh most popular song of all time. Internationally the song topped the charts in Europe and the UK. “We Belong Together” was nominated for Song of the Year and Record of the Year, and won “Best R&B Song and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. The song was named “Song of the Year” at the ASCAP Awards and “Song of the Year,” “Most Performed Song” and “Number-one Billboard Song” at the BMI Awards.

February 28th Stereophonics release their single “Dakota”, later their first #1 UK single 

Green Day – Boulevard of broken dreams

“Boulevard of broken dreams,” from the album “American Idiot,” was composed by lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong and the band. It peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #5 on the UK Singles chart. “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” is the only song to win both the Grammy Award for Record of the Year and the MTV Video Music Award for Video of the year. It also won Best Group Video, Best Rock Video, Best Direction, Best Editing, and Best Cinematography. The song was ranked #1 on Rolling Stone’s Reader’s Choice: Singles of the Decade list in 2009 and #65 on the 100 Best Songs of the Decade list in the same year. In response to Hurricane Katrina and the popularity of “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” Green Day donated all of the iTunes proceeds from this song for the year to the American Red Cross for Katrina aid efforts.

March 14th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Buddy Guy; The O’Jays; The Pretenders; Percy Sledge; U2; Frank Barsalona; and Seymour Stein 

Now time for my first picks from 2005 and I hope you will enjoy my selection.

James Blunt – You’re Beautiful

“You’re Beautiful” is a song by English singer-songwriter James Blunt. It was written by Blunt, Sacha Skarbek and Amanda Ghost for Blunt’s debut album, Back to Bedlam (2004). It was released as the second single from the album in 2005. In the United Kingdom and Australia, the song reached number one and number two respectively. When released as the debut single from Back to Bedlam in Canada and the United States, it reached number one on both charts and received widespread airplay. James Blunt

March 29th “We Belong Together” single is released by Mariah Carey (Grammy Awards for Best R&B Song and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance 2006, Billboard Song of the Year 2005) 

Westlife – You Raise Me Up

“You Raise Me Up” is a song originally composed by the Norwegian-Irish duo Secret Garden. The music was written by Secret Garden’s Rolf Løvland, and the lyrics by Brendan Graham. It has been covered by many artists.

The song was released as the lead single from Westlife’s sixth studio album Face to Face. This version is one of the most successful covers of the song, peaking at No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart, the only version to do so. This was the band’s 13th number-one single as well as the first single to be released following Brian McFadden departure from the group. Westlife

April 11 39th CMT Music Awards: Keith Urban, Gretchen Wilson & Kenny Chesney wins

Additional sources: On This Day – Music – Hits of the 2000s: Playback FMWikipedia

Your Hosts for The Breakfast Show

William Price King is an American jazz singer, crooner, and composer.

His interest in music began at an early age when he studied piano and clarinet in high school. At Morehouse College in Atlanta where he grew up, he sang in the Glee Club and studied classical music. After graduation he went off to the Yale School of Music where he earned a Masters degree. From there he journeyed to New York where he created a jazz trio ‘Au Naturel’ which performed in some of the hottest venues in Manhattan including gigs on Broadway and the famous ‘Rainbow Room.’ These gigs opened doors for performances in Montreal and a European tour.

While touring Europe he met a lovely French lady, Jeanne Maïstre, who, a year later became his wife. King left the group ‘Au Naturel’ and settled in the south of France where he started a new life on the French Riviera, opening his own music school – the “Price King Ecole Internationale de Chant.” He has had the pleasure over the years of seeing many of his students excel as singers on a professional level, and some going on to become national celebrities. He continues to coach young singers today, in his spare time.

Blog– IMPROVISATION William Price King on Tumblr – Buy William’s music: William Price King iTunes – FacebookWilliam Price King – Twitter@wpkofficial
Regular Venue – Cave Wilson

Sally Cronin is an author, blogger and broadcaster who enjoyed four years as part of the team on Onda Cero International’s English speaking morning show in Marbella and then for two years as a presenter on Expressfm the local radio station in Portsmouth. She co-presented two ‘Drive Time’ shows a week with Adrian Knight, hosted the live Thursday Afternoon Show and The Sunday Morning Show guests including musicians and authors. Following this she became Station Director for a local internet television station for two years, producing and presenting the daily news segment, outside broadcasts and co-presenting the Adrian and Sally chat show live on Friday evenings.

She and her husband David have now returned to Ireland where they live on the Wexford Coast where she blogs and continues to write books.

Books :Amazon US – And: Amazon UK – More reviews: Goodreads – blog: Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Twitter: @sgc58 – Facebook: Sally Cronin – LinkedIn: Sally Cronin

Next week 2005 Part Two – We hope you will tune in.. as always we love to hear from you.. thanks William and Sally.

Smorgasbord Weekly Round Up – 26th September – October 2nd 2022 – Hits 2004, Bocelli, Culinary ‘H’ foods, Basking Sharks, Podcast, Reviews, Health and Humour


Welcome to the round up of posts you might have missed during the week here on Smorgasbord.

I know this week has been very difficult for many of you living in the US and in the path of the hurricane weather. I do hope that you are safe and that you didn’t suffer any damage to your homes. You have been in our thoughts.

Nothing much to report on the home front as we carry on getting the small jobs in the house completed and get the garden ready for the autumn. We are keeping an eye on the house selling market and if necessary we may hold off until the spring. Once you get into November and Christmas (sorry to use that word so early) house sales do tail off. We are not in a rush and may well wait until spring when it picks up again. However, at least we will be ready should the opportunity present itself and we will keep an open mind.

Contributor News this week.

William Price King joined me for The Breakfast Show for the second part of chart hits from 2004 and the second post in the series on Andrea Bocelli You can also find William Blog– IMPROVISATIONWilliam Price King on Tumblr

Debby Gies​ will be here tomorrow morning with her first post in her Spiritual Awareness series on Angels… and over on her own blog you will find her less than successful attempt to switch internet providers with some lessons we can all learn from. Also links to two visits she made to Resa and Judith Barrow with a nostalgic look at a famous landmark in Toronto and photographic memories. Follow the link to Debby’s posts D.G. Kaye

Carol Taylor was here on Wednesday with her  A-Z of food with the letter ‘H’… on her own blog a welcome to October and what is coming up in the month…Monday Musings, a lovely recipe for Mushroom Lasagne, a post on the frightening and appalling statistics on food waste, more of the lovely fragrant leaves we can use in our cooking and Saturday Snippets where the prompt word was ‘Rain‘ -Head over to enjoy CarolCooks2 weekly roundup… 25th September -1st October 2022

Thank you too for all your visits, comments and shares during the week. As always very much appreciated…♥

 

The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 2004 Part Two – Dido, No Doubt, Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears

William Price King meets the Music Legends – #Classical – Andrea Bocelli – Pavarotti, Celine Dion, Awards 1990s

‘H’ is for Honey, Hamburgers, Hummus, Herbs, Haggis and Hoisin Sauce

#Ireland #Waterford 1950s – The Sea Angler’s Club by Geoff Cronin

#Ireland #Waterford 1950s – Achill Island and Keem Bay Shark by Geoff Cronin

Podcast – #Poetry and #Flash – Cats at Play and My Mouse by Sally Cronin

Ancient Healing Therapies – #Tai Chi – Non-Combative Chinese Martial Art by Sally Cronin

Size Matters: The Sequel – #Morbid Obesity – Putting your Healthy Eating Plan together Part One #Measurements #Motivation by Sally Cronin

#Malaya #1950s – The Girl Who Taught Herself to Fly by Kwan Kew Lai

Book Reviews – September 2022 – #Poetry #Prose Lauren Scott, #Fantasy D.Wallace Peach, #Biography #Humour John Cornelius Rogers and Sue Bavey

New Book on the Shelves – #Contemporary #Romance – Falling by Stevie Turner

How To Prevent Leishmaniasis In Your Dog When Travelling In Europe by Jacqueline Lambert

#Pethealth – Pets Eat Grass – Why? by Nikki Frie

A Valentine Gift by Gwen Plano

#Children #Reading by Sue Wickstead

#History – Pump Organs by Joy Neal Kidney

Best Medicine 2022 – Host Malcolm Allen – WFH and Bagpipes

Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Family Photos and Ramblings

 

Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will join me again next week… Sally.

 

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 2004 Part Two – Dido, No Doubt, Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears


Welcome to our show and we are excited to share decades of music with you in 2022.

Here is my second selection of top 2004 hits which I hope you will enjoy.

Dido – White flag

“White flag” was the lead single from the album “Life for Rent” penned by Dido. The song reached #1 in Australia, Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Norway, and Portugal. In her native UK it peaked at #2 on their Singles Chart while stopping at #18 on the Billboard Hot 100.

“White Flag” was nominated for the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 46th annual Grammy Awards and won the Best British Single at the 2004 Brit Awards. It ranked at #317 on Blender’s list “The 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born.”

May 26th 39th Academy of Country Music Awards: Toby Keith & Martina McBride win 

No Doubt – It’s my life

“It’s my life” was written by Mark Hollis and Tim Friese-Greene. It was a strong hit in the US and peaked at #10 on Billboard’s Hot 100. In Europe it reached the top ten in many countries but peaked at #20 in the UK. “It’s My Life” was nominated for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group at the 47th Grammy Awards. At the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards it won the awards for Best Group Video, and Best Pop Video. It also received nominations for Best Direction, Best Cinematography , and Best Art Direction.

June 23rd Bob Dylan accepts honorary doctorate of music degree from the University of St Andrews, Scotland’s oldest university 

Now time for my second picks from 2004 and I hope you will enjoy my selection.

Kylie Minogue – I Believe in You

“I Believe in You” is a song recorded by Australian singer Kylie Minogue for her ninth greatest hits compilation, Ultimate Kylie (2004). It was written by Minogue alongside its producers Jake Shears and Babydaddy. It was released as the lead single from Ultimate Kylie on 29 November 2004, by Parlophone.in which she does not believe, but that she does believe in her lover.

Commercially the song was also successful, reaching number one on the Romanian Top 100, number two in the United Kingdom and at number six in Australia. The song became a dance club hit in the United States, peaking at number three on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart in 2005 and earning a nomination for a 2006 Grammy Award in the “Best Dance Recording” category.  Kylie Minogue 

June 30th British rock guitarist Dave Davies (The Kinks) suffers a debilitating stroke, at 57; he recovers in 2006 to resume his music career 

Britney Spears – Everytime

“Everytime” is a song by American singer Britney Spears for her fourth studio album, In the Zone (2003). It was released on April 21, 2004, by Jive Records as the third single from the album. On May 22, 2004, “Everytime” debuted at number 61 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, becoming the “Highest Debut” of the week. On July 3, 2004, it peaked at number 15 and stayed in the position for four weeks. The song also peaked at number four on Billboard’s Pop Songs and at number 17 and number 25 on the Hot Dance Club Songs and Adult Pop Songs charts, respectively. Britney Spears

November 30th RCA releases “Breakaway”, Kelly Clarkson’s 2nd studio album; wins 2 Grammy Awards and becomes her best selling album to date with over 12 million units sold 

Additional sources: On This Day – Music – Hits of the 2000s: Playback FMWikipedia

Your Hosts for The Breakfast Show

William Price King is an American jazz singer, crooner, and composer.

His interest in music began at an early age when he studied piano and clarinet in high school. At Morehouse College in Atlanta where he grew up, he sang in the Glee Club and studied classical music. After graduation he went off to the Yale School of Music where he earned a Masters degree. From there he journeyed to New York where he created a jazz trio ‘Au Naturel’ which performed in some of the hottest venues in Manhattan including gigs on Broadway and the famous ‘Rainbow Room.’ These gigs opened doors for performances in Montreal and a European tour.

While touring Europe he met a lovely French lady, Jeanne Maïstre, who, a year later became his wife. King left the group ‘Au Naturel’ and settled in the south of France where he started a new life on the French Riviera, opening his own music school – the “Price King Ecole Internationale de Chant.” He has had the pleasure over the years of seeing many of his students excel as singers on a professional level, and some going on to become national celebrities. He continues to coach young singers today, in his spare time.

Blog– IMPROVISATION William Price King on Tumblr – Buy William’s music: William Price King iTunes – FacebookWilliam Price King – Twitter@wpkofficial
Regular Venue – Cave Wilson

Sally Cronin is an author, blogger and broadcaster who enjoyed four years as part of the team on Onda Cero International’s English speaking morning show in Marbella and then for two years as a presenter on Expressfm the local radio station in Portsmouth. She co-presented two ‘Drive Time’ shows a week with Adrian Knight, hosted the live Thursday Afternoon Show and The Sunday Morning Show guests including musicians and authors. Following this she became Station Director for a local internet television station for two years, producing and presenting the daily news segment, outside broadcasts and co-presenting the Adrian and Sally chat show live on Friday evenings.

She and her husband David have now returned to Ireland where they live on the Wexford Coast where she blogs and continues to write books.

Books :Amazon US – And: Amazon UK – More reviews: Goodreads – blog: Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Twitter: @sgc58 – Facebook: Sally Cronin – LinkedIn: Sally Cronin

Next week 2005 Part One – We hope you will tune in.. as always we love to hear from you.. thanks William and Sally.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – 19th – 25th September 2022 – Hits 2004, Andrea Bocelli, Spiritual Awareness, Waterford Stories, Book reviews, Podcast, Health and Humour


Welcome to the posts from the week here on Smorgasbord that you might have missed.

Not a great deal to report this week on the home front. We have some areas that we think would benefit from some more work and that is okay. To be honest if we slip to the end of October we might consider waiting until the spring as a more appropriate time to sell. We are in no rush and the garden would look better then too. We shall see what happens. In the meantime plenty to be getting on with.

The weather is definitely on the turn but still some nice days and I have quite a bit of online work to catch up on anyway.

I am going to be working on my own WIP or two over the next few weeks as well as things around the house, so I have scheduled ahead. I will be in and out obviously to catch up with comments and your blogs.

Contributor News this week.

William Price King joined me for The Breakfast Show for the first part of chart hits from 2004 and the first in the new series on Andrea Bocelli You can also find William Blog– IMPROVISATIONWilliam Price King on Tumblr

Debby Gies​ was here on Monday with her next post in her Spiritual Awareness series… and over on her own blog you will find her introduction to her new podcast Grief Talk, a wonderful Q&A with Alex Craigie and her Sunday Book Review for Falling by Stevie Turner. Follow the link to Debby’s posts D.G. Kaye

Carol Taylor will be here on Wednesday with her  A-Z of food with the letter ‘H’… on her own blog Monday Musings, Homemade Chicken Curry with Bamboo, the Cuisine of Estonia, more aromatic leaves with the Maple and Saturday Snippets where the prompt was Curve. Head over to enjoy Carol’s Weekly Round Up

Thank you too for all your visits, comments and shares during the week. As always very much appreciated…♥

The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 2004 Part One – Hoobastank, Maroon 5, Keith Urban. Alicia Keys

 

William Price King meets the Music Legends – #Classical – Andrea Bocelli – The Early Years

Spiritual Awareness – How Do You Know If You Are An Empath – The Signs by D.G. Kaye

Podcast – #Poetry and #Flash – A Dog’s Life and Runaway by Sally Cronin

Milestones Along the Way – #Ireland – Shakespeare and Traditional Fencing Methods by Geoff Cronin

Milestones Along the Way – #Ireland #Waterford 1950s The Saga of Selby by Geoff Cronin

Size Matters: The Sequel – #Morbid Obesity – Delicious foods you can eat on a healthy #weightloss programme by Sally Cronin

Ancient Healing Therapies – Reflexology by Sally Cronin

#Biography – #Poetry – #Life – Daydreams and Narcoleptic Nightmares: Memoirs and Poems by John Cornelius Rogers

#WednesdayWonders – Lapis Lazuli by Jan Sikes

#Family – Memories in Photographs by Darlene Foster

#Nostalgia #Writing by Elizabeth Gauffreau

#Children’s – #New – #Playtime – David’s Bathtime Adventure by Sue Wickstead

#Comingofage #Fantasy – The Evil You Choose: Dreamer’s Alliance – Book 2 by Dan Antion

#Occult #Ghosts The Haunting of Chatham Hollow by Mae Clair and Staci Troilo

– Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – #Court and #Caught

Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp – Energy and Candle Power

 

Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will join me again next week.. Sally

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 2004 Part One – Hoobastank, Maroon 5, Keith Urban. Alicia Keys


Welcome to our show and we are excited to share decades of music with you in 2022.

Here is my first selection of top 2004 hits which I hope you will enjoy.

Hoobastank – The reason

“The reason” was Hoobastank’s most successful single. It reached #2 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and #1 on the US Modern Rock Tracks chart. This was their second single from the album of the same name. It was nominated for two Grammy Awards: Song of the Year and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. Internationally, the song peaked at #1 in Italy and in the top ten in several other countries.

January 27th “Yeah!” single released by Usher featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris (Grammy Award Best Rap/Sung Collaboration 2005, Billboard Song of the Year 2004) 

Maroon 5 – This love

“This love” reached the top ten in most charts around the globe and topped Billboard’s Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks chart for 10 weeks while in the UK it peaked at #3. The music video won the MTV Music Award for Best New Artist. The live version of the song won Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals at the 2006 Grammy Awards.

February 10th Kanye West releases his debut album “The College Dropout” (2005 Grammy Best Rap Album) 

Now time for my first picks from 2004 and I hope you will enjoy my selection.

Keith Urban – You’ll Think of Me

“You’ll Think of Me” is a song written by Darrell Brown, Ty Lacy, and Dennis Matkosky and recorded by Australian country music singer Keith Urban. It was released in January 2004 as the fourth and final single from his 2002 album Golden Road. The song reached number one with a two-week stay on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. It additionally peaked at number 24 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at number 2 on the US Adult Contemporary chart. It even peaked at number 6 on the US Adult Top 40 chart. Keith Urban

March 13th Luciano Pavarotti performs in his last opera at New York Metropolitan Opera’s “Tosca” 

Alicia Keys – If I Ain’t Got You

“If I Ain’t Got You” is a song by American singer-songwriter Alicia Keys from her second studio album The Diary of Alicia Keys (2003) released as a single in 2004. Inspired by the 2001 death of singer Aaliyah, the terrorist September 11 attacks, and other events in the world and in Keys’ life, the song is about “how material things don’t feed the soul.”
The song peaked at number four on the US Billboard Hot 100 and became Keys’ second consecutive R&B chart-topper, remaining atop of the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for six weeks. The song received two nominations at the 2005 Grammy Awards, for Song of the Year and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, winning the latter. Keys herself said that it is one of her favorite songs. Alicia Keys 

May 15th 49th Eurovision Song Contest: Ruslana for Ukraine wins singing “Wild Dances” in Istanbul 

Additional sources: On This Day – Music – Hits of the 2000s: Playback FMWikipedia

Your Hosts for The Breakfast Show

William Price King is an American jazz singer, crooner, and composer.

His interest in music began at an early age when he studied piano and clarinet in high school. At Morehouse College in Atlanta where he grew up, he sang in the Glee Club and studied classical music. After graduation he went off to the Yale School of Music where he earned a Masters degree. From there he journeyed to New York where he created a jazz trio ‘Au Naturel’ which performed in some of the hottest venues in Manhattan including gigs on Broadway and the famous ‘Rainbow Room.’ These gigs opened doors for performances in Montreal and a European tour.

While touring Europe he met a lovely French lady, Jeanne Maïstre, who, a year later became his wife. King left the group ‘Au Naturel’ and settled in the south of France where he started a new life on the French Riviera, opening his own music school – the “Price King Ecole Internationale de Chant.” He has had the pleasure over the years of seeing many of his students excel as singers on a professional level, and some going on to become national celebrities. He continues to coach young singers today, in his spare time.

Blog– IMPROVISATION William Price King on Tumblr – Buy William’s music: William Price King iTunes – FacebookWilliam Price King – Twitter@wpkofficial
Regular Venue – Cave Wilson

Sally Cronin is an author, blogger and broadcaster who enjoyed four years as part of the team on Onda Cero International’s English speaking morning show in Marbella and then for two years as a presenter on Expressfm the local radio station in Portsmouth. She co-presented two ‘Drive Time’ shows a week with Adrian Knight, hosted the live Thursday Afternoon Show and The Sunday Morning Show guests including musicians and authors. Following this she became Station Director for a local internet television station for two years, producing and presenting the daily news segment, outside broadcasts and co-presenting the Adrian and Sally chat show live on Friday evenings.

She and her husband David have now returned to Ireland where they live on the Wexford Coast where she blogs and continues to write books.

Books :Amazon US – And: Amazon UK – More reviews: Goodreads – blog: Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Twitter: @sgc58 – Facebook: Sally Cronin – LinkedIn: Sally Cronin

Next week 2004 Part Two – We hope you will tune in.. as always we love to hear from you.. thanks William and Sally.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 2003 Part Two – Kid Rock featuring Sheryl Crow, Evanescence, Annie Lennox, Celine Dion


Welcome to our show and we are excited to share decades of music with you in 2022.

Here is my second selection of top 2003 hits which I hope you will enjoy.

Kid Rock featuring Sheryl Crow – Picture

“Picture” was penned by Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow from the album “Cocky,” and peaked at #4 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and #21 on its Hot Country Songs chart where it spent 33 weeks. In Canada “Picture “ was a huge success peaking at #2, according to Nielsen Soundscan. The song is Sheryl Crow’s second-most successful single in the US.

September 15th ISO/Columbia Records releases David Bowie’s 23rd studio album, “Reality”; he supports it with what becomes his final concert tour 

Evanescence – Bring me to life

“Bring me to life” is from Evanescence’s debut album, “Fallen” and topped the charts in Australia, the UK, and Italy. It charted in the top ten in more than 15 countries including the US, Argentina, Germany and New Zealand. At the 46th Grammy Awards the band won in the category for Best Hard Rock Performance, the song was also nominated for Best Rock Song. At the MTV Awards the band was nominated in the category for Best New Artist, and at the MTV Europe Music Awards it was nominated for Best Song. It won the Soundtrack Single of the Year award at the annual Billboard Music Awards and was ranked #69 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of the 2000s.

October 30th “Wicked” premieres on Broadway at the Gershwin Theatre starring Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth 

Now time for my second picks from 2003 and I hope you will enjoy my selection.

Annie Lennox – Into The West

“Into the West” is a song performed by Annie Lennox, and the end-credit song of the 2003 film The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. It is written by Lennox, Return of the King producer and co-writer Fran Walsh, and composed and co-written by the film’s composer Howard Shore. The song won the Oscar for Best Original Song at the 76th Academy Awards Annie Lennox

November 17th Britney Spears, at 21 years old, becomes the youngest singer to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Celine Dion – I drove all night

“I Drove All Night” is a song written and composed by American songwriters Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly and originally intended for Roy Orbison. Orbison recorded the song in 1987, the year before his death, but his version was not released until 1992. Cyndi Lauper recorded the song and released it as a single for her A Night to Remember album. Her version become a top 10 hit on both sides of the Atlantic in 1989. The song was covered by Canadian singer Celine Dion, whose version topped the Canadian Singles Chart and reached number 7 on the U.S. Adult Contemporary chart in 2003. CelineDion 

November 29th The first of Nelson Mandela’s 46664 AIDS benefit concerts held at Green Point Stadium, Capetown 

Additional sources: On This Day – Music – Hits of the 2000s: Playback FMWikipedia

Your Hosts for The Breakfast Show

William Price King is an American jazz singer, crooner, and composer.

His interest in music began at an early age when he studied piano and clarinet in high school. At Morehouse College in Atlanta where he grew up, he sang in the Glee Club and studied classical music. After graduation he went off to the Yale School of Music where he earned a Masters degree. From there he journeyed to New York where he created a jazz trio ‘Au Naturel’ which performed in some of the hottest venues in Manhattan including gigs on Broadway and the famous ‘Rainbow Room.’ These gigs opened doors for performances in Montreal and a European tour.

While touring Europe he met a lovely French lady, Jeanne Maïstre, who, a year later became his wife. King left the group ‘Au Naturel’ and settled in the south of France where he started a new life on the French Riviera, opening his own music school – the “Price King Ecole Internationale de Chant.” He has had the pleasure over the years of seeing many of his students excel as singers on a professional level, and some going on to become national celebrities. He continues to coach young singers today, in his spare time.

Blog– IMPROVISATION William Price King on Tumblr – Buy William’s music: William Price King iTunes – FacebookWilliam Price King – Twitter@wpkofficial
Regular Venue – Cave Wilson

Sally Cronin is an author, blogger and broadcaster who enjoyed four years as part of the team on Onda Cero International’s English speaking morning show in Marbella and then for two years as a presenter on Expressfm the local radio station in Portsmouth. She co-presented two ‘Drive Time’ shows a week with Adrian Knight, hosted the live Thursday Afternoon Show and The Sunday Morning Show guests including musicians and authors. Following this she became Station Director for a local internet television station for two years, producing and presenting the daily news segment, outside broadcasts and co-presenting the Adrian and Sally chat show live on Friday evenings.

She and her husband David have now returned to Ireland where they live on the Wexford Coast where she blogs and continues to write books.

Books :Amazon US – And: Amazon UK – More reviews: Goodreads – blog: Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Twitter: @sgc58 – Facebook: Sally Cronin – LinkedIn: Sally Cronin

Next week 2004 Part One – We hope you will tune in.. as always we love to hear from you.. thanks William and Sally.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 2003 Part One – Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z, 3 Doors Down, Christina Aguilera, Blue and Elton John


Welcome to our show and we are excited to share decades of music with you in 2022.

Here is my first selection of top 2003 hits which I hope you will enjoy.

Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z – Crazy in love

“Crazy in love” was a #1 hit in the US and UK, and reached the top ten in many countries worldwide. It won Grammy Awards for Best R&B Song and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, and three MTV Music Video Awards. VH1 declared it the greatest song of the 2000s decade, while Rolling Stone ranked it at #16 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and in 2018 the greatest song of the 21st century so far.

January 13th 30th American Music Awards: Sheryl Crow & Eminem win

3 Doors Down – When I’m gone

“When I’m gone” is from the album “Away from the Sun.” It peaked at #4 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and spent 17 weeks atop Billboard’s Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks, becoming one of the longest-running number-one singles on that chart. The song was featured in the crime drama series “Third Watch.” The official music video was directed by The Emperor and features the band performing live on the USS George Washington in the Mediterranean Sea.

February 20th During a Great White concert in West Warwick, Rhode Island, a pyrotechnics display sets the club ablaze, killing 100 and injuring over 300 others. 

Now time for my first picks from 2003 and I hope you will enjoy my selection.

Christina Aguilera – Beautiful

“Beautiful” is a song recorded by American singer Christina Aguilera for her fourth studio album, Stripped, released as the album’s second single in late 2002, written and produced by Linda Perry. It won the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and was also nominated for Song of the Year at the 2004 ceremony. The song topped the charts in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Romania, and the United Kingdom. The song peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. gluclax 

April 19th Nina Simone is awarded and honorary degree by the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia

Blue and Elton John – Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word

“Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word” is a song written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. The song was covered in 2002 by English boy band Blue for their second studio album, One Love (2002). The song was recorded as a collaboration with Elton John and was the second single from the album. It peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart and also reached number one in Hungary and the Netherlands. It peaked within the top 10 in an additional 16 countries Official Blue

May 24th Paul McCartney performs in his first-ever concert in Russia, in Moscow’s Red Square, to a crowd of over 100,000 people

Additional sources: On This Day – Music – Hits of the 2000s: Playback FMWikipedia

Your Hosts for The Breakfast Show

William Price King is an American jazz singer, crooner, and composer.

His interest in music began at an early age when he studied piano and clarinet in high school. At Morehouse College in Atlanta where he grew up, he sang in the Glee Club and studied classical music. After graduation he went off to the Yale School of Music where he earned a Masters degree. From there he journeyed to New York where he created a jazz trio ‘Au Naturel’ which performed in some of the hottest venues in Manhattan including gigs on Broadway and the famous ‘Rainbow Room.’ These gigs opened doors for performances in Montreal and a European tour.

While touring Europe he met a lovely French lady, Jeanne Maïstre, who, a year later became his wife. King left the group ‘Au Naturel’ and settled in the south of France where he started a new life on the French Riviera, opening his own music school – the “Price King Ecole Internationale de Chant.” He has had the pleasure over the years of seeing many of his students excel as singers on a professional level, and some going on to become national celebrities. He continues to coach young singers today, in his spare time.

Blog– IMPROVISATION William Price King on Tumblr – Buy William’s music: William Price King iTunes – FacebookWilliam Price King – Twitter@wpkofficial
Regular Venue – Cave Wilson

Sally Cronin is an author, blogger and broadcaster who enjoyed four years as part of the team on Onda Cero International’s English speaking morning show in Marbella and then for two years as a presenter on Expressfm the local radio station in Portsmouth. She co-presented two ‘Drive Time’ shows a week with Adrian Knight, hosted the live Thursday Afternoon Show and The Sunday Morning Show guests including musicians and authors. Following this she became Station Director for a local internet television station for two years, producing and presenting the daily news segment, outside broadcasts and co-presenting the Adrian and Sally chat show live on Friday evenings.

She and her husband David have now returned to Ireland where they live on the Wexford Coast where she blogs and continues to write books.

Books :Amazon US – And: Amazon UK – More reviews: Goodreads – blog: Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Twitter: @sgc58 – Facebook: Sally Cronin – LinkedIn: Sally Cronin

Next week 2003 Part Two – We hope you will tune in.. as always we love to hear from you.. thanks William and Sally.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up -August 29th – September 4th 2022 – Decluttering, Breakfast Show, Pavarotti, Food A-Z, Book Reviews, Podcast, Waterford, Weightloss and Humour


Welcome to the round up of posts you might have missed this week on Smorgasbord.

I hope you are well and have enjoyed your week so far. Nothing really to report on the home front this week as we are getting on with final jobs inside. We have not been out and about much the last three months but hope that once those jobs are done we can be a little more social.

As with most people at the moment we are aware of the energy issues associated with selling a larger house these days. But hope that the new windows, boiler and new central heating we have installed over the last few years have made it as efficient as possible. We also have wood burner and about 5 years worth of wood from the old trees we removed which might be a bonus for the new owner.

I have just finished a radical declutter of my clothes and now only have what I can wear summer and winter and some dresses that are just a wee bit too tight still and I hope to be in by Christmas. The ‘heels’ have all gone except for two pairs that are very dear to my heart, and I can get away with wearing provided I don’t have to walk far.  Somethings a girl keeps for life lol.   I have also given away many of my handbags accumulated over the last 40 years or so. I found some interesting little mementos as I checked them before sending to a charity shop, including some old currency, which shows how long it is since I used them. I hope they will be enjoyed by someone else for many years to come.

Contributor News this week.

William Price King joined me for The Breakfast Show and shared next post in the life and music of the great Pavarotti. Lovely to have him back from his summer break and we are looking forward to sharing much more music with you in the coming weeks. You can also find William Blog– IMPROVISATIONWilliam Price King on Tumblr

Debby Gies​ shares her review for Second Firsts by Christina Rasmussen – Grief, Loss and a Path to Healing, a book she definitely could relate to…head over to check Debby’s archives too D.G. Kaye

Carol Taylor was here on Wednesday with her next A-Z of food with the letter ‘F’… on her own blog she has some fantastic posts including Monday Musings, Aubergine and Potato Curry, Aromatic Leaves and Saturday Musings where ‘light’ is the prompt.. music, entertainment, and all things food.  Carol Taylor Weekly Round-up

Thank you too for all your visits, comments and shares during the week. As always very much appreciated…♥

On with the show…

The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 2002 Part Two – The Calling, Linkin Park, Atomic Kitten, Phil Collins 

William Price King meets the Music Legends – #Classical – Luciano Pavarotti – 1970s – Developing Recording Career

Carol Taylor’s – Culinary A – Z Rewind – ‘F’ for Figs, Finger limes, Flambe, Fenugreek, Fruit Pectin, Fugu

Smorgasbord Short Stories – Milestones Along the Way – #Waterford 1930s – The Banks (of The Suir) by Geoff Cronin

Milestones Along the Way – #Waterford 1940s – The Rural Electrification by Geoff Cronin

Size Matters: The Sequel – #Morbid Obesity -Before you Get Started – Managing People, Environment and expectations

#Poetry and #Flash – Farewell to Summer and White Washing by Sally Cronin

Smorgasbord Book Reviews – August 2022 – #History #WWII Joy Neal Kidney, #Ireland, #Romance #Recipes Mary Crowley, #Cancersurvival Miriam Hurdle, #Humour #Legacy Peter Davidson

Archives 2022- ‘Lucky Dip – #Furfamily #Cats D.L. Finn

#Depression #Semicolon by D.G. Kaye

New Book on the Shelves – #YA #Travel Amanda in France: Fire in the Cathedral (An Amanda Travels Adventure Book 9) by Darlene Foster

Summer Book Fair 2022 – #Historical Aislish Sinclair, #Crime Jane Risdon

#CrimeThriller Jaye Marie, #Contemporary Jessica Norrie

#Contemporary Anne Goodwin, #Cancer Miriam Hurdle

Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Smart Feet and Marital Advice part one

Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp – Yorkshire Welcome, Children’s Views on life and Wisdom of a Tree

 

Thanks very much for dropping in and I hope you will join me again next week.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 2002 Part Two – The Calling, Linkin Park, Atomic Kitten, Phil Collins


Welcome to our show and we are excited to share decades of music with you in 2022.

Here is my second selection of top 2002 hits which I hope you will enjoy.

The Calling – Wherever you will go

“Wherever you will go” is from the album “Camino Palmero.” It peaked at #5 in the US and topped the Adult Top 40 for 23 weeks, the second-longest #1 in the chart’s history. Outside the US, the song topped the music charts of Italy, New Zealand, and Poland, reaching #3 in the UK, #5 in Australia, and becoming a top-ten hit in several European countries.

June 11th “American Idol” created by Simon Fuller with judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson premieres on Fox 

Linkin Park – In the end

“In the end” hit the #2 spot in the US and was a top ten hit in many countries around the globe. It ranked at #121 in Blender magazine’s “The 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born” and became the first nu metal (alternative metal) song to surpass one billion streams on Spotify.

November 18th Dark Horse/EMI posthumously releases “Brainwashed”, George Harrison’s 12th and final studio album 

Now time for my second picks from 2002 and I hope you will enjoy my selection.

Atomic Kitten – The Tide is High

“The Tide Is High” is a 1967 song written by John Holt, originally produced by Duke Reid and performed by the Jamaican group the Paragons, with Holt as lead singer. The song gained international attention in 1980, when a reggae version by the American band Blondie became a US/UK number one hit.] The British girl group Atomic Kitten also had a number one hit with their version of the song in 2002,

Their version of the song also added a new bridge, hence the subtitle “Get the Feeling”. . This was the group’s third and final UK number one single. AtomicKittenVEVO

November 29th “The Concert for George”, a benefit memorial to George Harrison held at the Royal Albert Hall, London, features Eric Clapton; Paul McCartney; Ringo Starr; Jeff Lynne; Tom Petty; Joe Brown; Anoushka Shankar; Billy Preston; and members of Monty Python 

Phil Collins – Can’t Stop Loving You

“I Can’t Stop Loving You (Though I Try)” is a song written by singer-songwriter William Nicholls. It is  the tenth song by English singer Phil Collins on his seventh solo album Testify, released in 2002.  Although it had minor airplay, the song was yet another number one Billboard adult contemporary smash hit for Collins, his eighth. The song also reached the number ten on the Eurochart. Phil Collins

December 27th “Chicago” (Best Picture 2003), based on John Kander and Fred Ebb’s musical, directed by Rob Marshall, starring Renée Zellweger, Richard Gere, and Catherine Zeta-Jones released.

Additional sources: On This Day – Music – Hits of the 2000s: Playback FMWikipedia

Your Hosts for The Breakfast Show

William Price King is an American jazz singer, crooner, and composer.

His interest in music began at an early age when he studied piano and clarinet in high school. At Morehouse College in Atlanta where he grew up, he sang in the Glee Club and studied classical music. After graduation he went off to the Yale School of Music where he earned a Masters degree. From there he journeyed to New York where he created a jazz trio ‘Au Naturel’ which performed in some of the hottest venues in Manhattan including gigs on Broadway and the famous ‘Rainbow Room.’ These gigs opened doors for performances in Montreal and a European tour.

While touring Europe he met a lovely French lady, Jeanne Maïstre, who, a year later became his wife. King left the group ‘Au Naturel’ and settled in the south of France where he started a new life on the French Riviera, opening his own music school – the “Price King Ecole Internationale de Chant.” He has had the pleasure over the years of seeing many of his students excel as singers on a professional level, and some going on to become national celebrities. He continues to coach young singers today, in his spare time.

Blog– IMPROVISATION William Price King on Tumblr – Buy William’s music: William Price King iTunes – FacebookWilliam Price King – Twitter@wpkofficial
Regular Venue – Cave Wilson

Sally Cronin is an author, blogger and broadcaster who enjoyed four years as part of the team on Onda Cero International’s English speaking morning show in Marbella and then for two years as a presenter on Expressfm the local radio station in Portsmouth. She co-presented two ‘Drive Time’ shows a week with Adrian Knight, hosted the live Thursday Afternoon Show and The Sunday Morning Show guests including musicians and authors. Following this she became Station Director for a local internet television station for two years, producing and presenting the daily news segment, outside broadcasts and co-presenting the Adrian and Sally chat show live on Friday evenings.

She and her husband David have now returned to Ireland where they live on the Wexford Coast where she blogs and continues to write books.

Books :Amazon US – And: Amazon UK – More reviews: Goodreads – blog: Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Twitter: @sgc58 – Facebook: Sally Cronin – LinkedIn: Sally Cronin

Next week 2003 Part One- We hope you will tune in.. as always we love to hear from you.. thanks William and Sally.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up- 22nd – 28th September 2022 – #IrishDNA, Pavarotti, #Waterford, Empaths, #Obesity Podcast, Poetry, Book Reviews, Afternoon Videos


Welcome to the round up of posts you might have missed this week on Smorgasbord..

I hope your week has gone well. The house decoration is still going well and still waiting for return calls from outside contractors to come in to do some maintenance work but hopeful that will be done in the next couple of weekends.

Genetic update

I received my annual Ancestry update which proved very interesting. Millions will have uploaded their DNA in the last 12 months and it means that my own DNA has been updated based on their results. As you can see from the first image, I am definitely a mongrel! What is intersting is that for the first time my Irish and Welsh ancestry exceeds my English.

My nordic bloodline has also expanded and this is probably because my Irish genes have been identified across a wider area of the South East of the country, up the West as far as Galway. The Vikings were all over the area in those days and I imagine a fair bit of pillaging went on if you know what I mean…

Also on my father’s side on the East Coast of England where raids from the Northmen were frequent. He was tall and blonde as a young man and I can definitely see that genetic link in him.

Anyway here are some graphics…

My husband is going to be joining the fun with his own DNA and it will be interesting as his family all originate from the same area. I wonder if paths were crossed at some point by our ancestors in the last two hundred years or are we even distantly related?

Just a reminder that if you have a new book coming out in the next six to eight weeks either on pre-order or available on Amazon do let me know if we have not already chatted about a promotion for it. sally.cronin@moyhill.com

Contributor News this week.

This week William Price King joined me for The Breakfast Show and shared second post in the life and music of the great Pavarotti. The Breakfast Show will cover the hits to 2005 and then we thought that as there are now so many different music genres we might go retro and cover the chart hits of the 1940s and 1950s until the end of the year. Prepare to get your swing and jive on. Next year we will be covering the Big Band Era from the 1930s through to the 1950s and it is amazing that I am able to find videos going back to the early 30s and some are even remastered which is great. We are both looking forward to that and hope you will enjoy too.You can also find William Blog– IMPROVISATIONWilliam Price King on Tumblr

Debby Gies​ interviews Martha Perez​ about her life, love of books and stories from childhood.. an inspiring Q&A and introduction to Martha’s many books available on Amazon including Kindle Vella. Debby Gies Q & A with Martha Perez – Debby also reviews The Catalyst a thriller by Joy Lennick for her Sunday feature and highly recommends. Catch up on her other posts D.G. Kaye

Carol Taylor will be here on Wednesday with her next A-Z of food with the letter ‘F’… a wonderful exploration of food. Carol also took her slow cooker on the road as a guest of Willow Croft for her series Eco-Tuesday. Carol shares her love of food markets and her passion for food sustainability and conservation. Willow Croft and Carol Taylor Eco-Tuesday On Carol’s own blog Monday Musings and using plastic in your microwave, Homemade chicken stew, the cuisine of Ecuador and a review of aromatic leaves..You can catch up with all the posts this week Carol Taylor’s Weekly Round Up

Thanks too for all your visits, comments and shares this week… they mean a great deal..♥

 On with the show…..

The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 2002 Part One – Nickelback, Ashanti, Las Ketchup, Kelly Clarkson

William Price King meets the Music Legends – #Classical – Luciano Pavarotti – The 1960s and Joan Sutherland

Spiritual Awareness -How Empaths Can Shield Negative Energies by D.G. Kaye

Memoir #Waterford #Ireland #History – The Colour of Life – The Rosary 1955

Milestones Along the Way – #Ireland #Waterford – How I met Joan by Geoff Cronin

Podcast – #Poetry – #DoubleEtheree The Robin -Size Doesn’t Matter by Sally Cronin

Size Matters: The Sequel – #Morbid Obesity – #Emotional Factors, Developing Willpower by Sally Cronin

Making Your Mark – Leaving a Legacy – And then… A Grand Exit That’ll Have Their Tongues Waggin’ by Peter Davidson

New Book on the Shelves -#Pre-order August 25th – #Fantasy – The Necromancer’s Daughter by D.Wallace Peach

– #Romance – Wrong Line, Right Connection by Karina Bartow

#GymAnnoyances #Toptenthings John W. Howell

#FlashFiction #Poetry by D.Wallace Peach

#TopTenThings – Gwen Plano by Marcia Meara

#Family #Wildlife by Pete Springer

‘Potluck – Lord of the Rings #Tolkien by Audrey Driscoll

#Poetry – #Earthday by Miriam Hurdle

First in Series – #Mystery James J. Cudney, #NorthernIreland #Thriller Jane Buckley

Sally goes out and about with with Judith Barrow, #review Olga Nunez Miret, #Monarchs Bette A. Stevens, #Marketing D.L. Finn, #Family Kit Troyer

 

 

Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will pop in again next week… Sally.