Monday Music: Carly Simon ‘Let The River Run’

Grammy, Oscar, Golden Globe winner Carly Simon
Grammy, Oscar, Golden Globe winner Carly Simon
Pop music legend Carly Simon (photo: Heidi Wild Photography via Facebook)

Happy Monday, folks!

First featured in the 1988 film Working Girl, “Let the River Run” was written and recorded by pop music legend Carly Simon.

The song scored an Academy Award for Best Original Song as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song. The song also earned Simon the Grammy Award for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television.

Let the river run, Let all the dreamers wake the nation
Come, the New Jerusalem
Silver cities rise, The morning lights the streets that lead them
And sirens call them on with a song

Monday Music: The Beach Boys “God Only Knows”

Easily one of my favorite songs.

Someone mentioned The Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows” to me recently, so I went in search of a YouTube video, and here the Boys are – from all the way back in 1966.

I literally can’t listen to the tune just once. The rolling motif – by the band’s unstable yet brilliant Brian Wilson – builds to such aural awesomeness.

Happy Monday!