Showing posts with label Orleans. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Orleans. Show all posts

Sep 11, 2019

Orleans - Dance With Me (1975)

Orleans - Dance With Me (1975)
"Dance with Me" is a 1975 hit single by American soft rock band Orleans from their second studio album, Orleans II (1974).

Featuring a melodica solo by Larry Hoppen, "Dance With Me" was introduced on the band's third studio album Let There Be Music (1975) and was issued as that album's second single July 19, 1975 to become Orleans' first Top 40 single, reaching a Billboard Hot 100 peak of #6 that October.



Jul 12, 2015

Orleans - Still The One (1976)

Orleans - Still The One (1976)
"Still the One" is a song written by Johanna Hall and John Hall, and recorded by the soft rock group Orleans on their album Waking & Dreaming, released in 1976, which made it to No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Country singer Bill Anderson recorded and released a successful cover version, peaking at No. 11 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart in 1977.




The lyrics of the song are of a man describing his feelings for a woman with whom he has a long lasting and, of course, intimate relationship ("You're still the one, I want to talk to in bed; Still the one that turns my head") and all the reasons why she is "Still the One" for whom he has feelings.

Features of This Track

pop rock qualities
mild rhythmic syncopation
interweaving vocal harmony
extensive vamping
intricate melodic phrasing
demanding instrumental part writing
a clear focus on recording studio production
major key tonality
melodic songwriting
electric guitar riffs
an electric guitar solo
a dynamic male vocalist
electric pianos
romantic lyrics
a mid-tempo swing feel
vocal harmonies
emphasis on instrumental arranging
heavy instrumental improvisation