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Natasha Bedingfield – Pocket full of Sunshine Lyrics


“Pocketful of Sunshine”

is a song performed by British singer and songwriter Natasha Bedingfield, released as the second single from her second North American studio album, of the same name (2008). Bedingfield co-wrote the song together with American songwriter Danielle Brisebois and American musician and songwriter John Shanks; Shanks also produced the track as well as performing on most of the instruments present. Epic Records serviced the song to mainstream radios on 11 February 2008 in the United States. It received an international release in spring 2011 to promote the release of Strip Me Away (2011).

Bedingfield noted “Pocketful of Sunshine” as her favorite, stating that it centers on escaping from one’s troubles. It adapts dance-pop and adult contemporary styles, differing from her previous recordings. Lyrically, the song discusses escapism and finding a peaceful place in difficult situations. The message is amplified by the melancholic tone of the lyrics mixing with the exuberance displayed in Bedingfield’s voice. “Pocketful of Sunshine” was well received by contemporary music critics; the majority of them named it as one of the album’s highlights. Several critics also praised it as a bright and lively summer tune.

“Pocketful of Sunshine” experienced commercial success in North America, peaking at number five in the United States on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and sold three million downloads, becoming her most successful single there. It also charted in Canada, peaking at #3 and receiving the platinum certification. It however did not replicate the success in North America as it charted moderately in several countries, reaching the top thirty in international territories.

The music video for

“Pocketful of Sunshine”

was released in spring 2008 and features Bedingfield escaping from a stressful situation and dancing on a roof with other background dancers. The video also portrays scenes of other people escaping their troubles, coming to Bedingfield for comfort. The single has been used widely in the media, being featured in movies and television series like Easy A, Degrassi: The Next Generation and The Ugly Truth.



Contagion of an early Celebrate ….St. Patrick’s Day at Celtic Bayou!  Happy, Safe St. Patrick’s Day!!


Irish Coffee from Ireland takes more fame on St. Patrick’s day. It is DE-li-cious and most often consists of espresso, whipped- cooled cream, and, a shot or two of Irish Whiskey…Wow-wee!!

Celtic Bayou Festival is an event that the whole family can enjoy! We begin our festivities on Friday evening with a Lenten CRAWFISH BOIL &IRISH DRINK. Lafayette’s own, Ryan School of Irish Dance and Celjun (fusion of Celtic and Cajun music) will perform. March 10th & 11th, Parc Putnam (across from Courthouse), dowtwon Lafayette. 

Saturday’s festivities kick-off with a GREEN MILE PUB CRAWL sponsored by JAMESON beginning at 9:30am and finishing at noon. Over 21’s can join in by wearing your green and parading with us down Jefferson St. celebrating in the Irish drink specials along the route then making our way back to the festival grounds for a full day of festivities. Admission to join is $5.00.

The festival then begins at 12 noon, with an opening Irish blessing from our guest Priest. We will have 3 music stages, a children’s stage, LUS FIBER genealogy tent, food vendors and an authentic Irish Pub built by our Irish Staff!

Local and IRISH MUSICIANS will be performing on the GUINNESS MAIN STAGE throughout the day. We will have a children’s tent with Irish crafts, face painting, a pot o’ gold treasure hunt, IRISH FOLKLORE STORYTIME and Irish & Scottish dance displays and workshops. Our Cultural tent will have guest speakers discussing the comparisons of the Cajun and Celtic cultures, traditional musicians and singers from Ireland and songs from Brittany as well as a young musicians Irish music competition. Our Pub will provide live pub songs, WHISKEY TASTING, Irish coffee bar and serve our special 2 Gingers drink, THE BIG GINGER!

One of our highlighted events is a GUINNESS COOK-OFF. Each team is to cook a savory dish on site, utilizing a can of Guinness in their recipe. This is a unique cooking competition sure to give national attention! We also will have a BAILEY’S BAKE-OFF where deserts and sweets can be dropped off and judged. Prizes will be awarded for both competitions.

Friday admission is $10.00 with kids 12 and under free. Pre-orders for Crawfish are available on our website, $20.00 for 3lbs.
Saturday admission is $15.00 with kids 12 and under free. A weekend pass for both Friday and Saturday is only $20.00.





“Borderline” is a song by American singer Madonna from her eponymous debut studio album Madonna (1983). It was released on February 15, 1984 by Sire Records as the album’s fifth single. Written and composed by producer Reggie Lucas, the song was remixed by Madonna’s then-boyfriend John “Jellybean” Benitez. She used a refined and expressive voice for the song. Its lyrics dealt with the subject of a love that is never fulfilled.

Contemporary critics and authors applauded the song, calling it harmonically the most complex song from the Madonna album and complimenting the dance-pop nature of the song. “Borderline” became Madonna’s first top ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number ten. In the United Kingdom it reached number two after it was re-released as a single in 1986. Elsewhere, the song reached the top 10 or top 20 of a number of European nations while peaking the singles chart of Ireland. The song was placed at 84 on Blender magazine’s “The 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born”, while Time included it on the critic list “All-Time 100 Songs”.

The accompanying music video portrayed Madonna with a Latin-American man as her boyfriend. She was enticed by a British photographer to pose and model for him, but later returned to her original boyfriend. The video generated interest amongst academics, who noted the use of power as symbolism in it. With the video, Madonna was credited for breaking the taboo of interracial relationships and was considered one of her career-making moments. The release of the video on MTV increased Madonna’s popularity further. Madonna has performed the song on her Virgin Tour (1985) and the Sticky & Sweet Tour (2008), where a punk-rock version of the song was performed. “Borderline” has been covered by a number of artists, including Duffy, Jody Watley, Counting Crows, and The Flaming Lips.

“Borderline” was recorded in February 1983 and ushered a change from the normal vocal tone expressed by Madonna in her songs.[3] A sentimental track, the song talks about a love that is never quite fulfilled.[4] According to author Santiago Fouz-Hernández in his book Madonna’s drowned worlds, the lyrics of the song like “Something in way you love me won’t let me be/I don’t want to be your prisoner so baby won’t you set me free” depicted a rebellion against male chauvinism.[5] Madonna used a refined and expressive voice to sing the song, backed by Lucas’s instrumentations.[4] Considered as the best example of the working relationship between Lucas and Madonna, he pushed her to find emotional depth in the song. Although sounding icy, the chorus is contemporary in style and the vocal range for this song, was later used by Madonna as her own personal range through her whole music career.[6] It opens with a keyboard rich intro played on a Fender-Rhodes Electric Piano and a catchy synth melody provided by Fred Zarr.[7] Bass player Anthony Jackson doubled Dean Gant’s synth bass to provide a solid and more complex texture.[7]


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On Tour | The Official Bob Dylan Site


On Tour


Posted by on January 12, 2018 in concerts and events



Jeffrey Osborne in Concert

Jeffrey Osborne in Concert

Jeffrey Osborne @ Soul at Sea in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Sat, Jan 27, 2018, 7:00 PM

Ponderosa Soul Food Restaurant

880 Northwest 25th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Posted by on January 10, 2018 in concerts and events, music



“Foreigner – I Want To Know What Love Is (With Lyrics)”


Foreigner is a British-American hard rock band, originally formed in New York City in 1976 by veteran English musician Mick Jones and fellow Briton and ex-King Crimson member Ian McDonald along with American vocalist Lou Gramm.

Jones came up with the band’s name as he, McDonald and Dennis Elliott were English, while Gramm, Al Greenwood and Ed Gagliardi were American.[1][2] Their biggest hit single, “I Want to Know What Love Is”, topped the United Kingdom and United States Charts among others. They are one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time with worldwide sales of more than 80 million records,[3] including 37.5 million albums in the US alone.[4]


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“THE COMMODORES – Lady (You Bring Me Up)


“Lady (You Bring Me Up)” is a 1981 Top 10 hit single by The Commodores. It reached #8 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and also reached the Top 10 of the Billboard R&B Chart, peaking at #5. It was also a hit in England, reaching # 56 on the UK Chart.

It was written by Commodores member William King, his wife, Shirley, and Harold Hudson, a member of the Commodores’ backing group, The Mean Machine. Lionel Richie sang the lead vocal, and it was one of the group’s last big hits before he left the group for a solo career.


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