This week, Jim’s theme is Atoll, Island, Key, Lagoon, Peninsula, Reef, Tropical as suggested by Tales from the mind of Kristian
I am cheating a bit and scheduling this as I’ll be late accessing my blog again .
Here’s Jim’s link for the challenge
First of all though, here’s a film clip from Six Days and Seven Nights which NEVER fails to make me laugh……….. it occurs when they have ‘lost the peninsular’ and aren’t where they thought they were.
Here is my choice for the challenge today, the lyrics of which are in the videos:
According to WIKI
“Islands in the Stream” is a song written and later recorded by the Bee Gees. It was sung by American country music artists Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton. It was released in August 1983 as the first single from Rogers’s album Eyes That See in the Dark. Named after the Ernest Hemingway novel, it was originally written for Marvin Gaye in an R&B style, only later to be changed for the Kenny Rogers album.
The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States, giving both Rogers and Parton their second pop number-one hit (after Rogers’s “Lady” in 1980 and Parton’s “9 to 5” in 1981). It also topped the Country and Adult Contemporary charts. It has been certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for selling over two million physical copies in the US. In 2005 the song topped CMT’s poll of the best country duets of all time; Parton and Rogers reunited to perform the song on the CMT special.
Rogers and Parton went on to record a Christmas album together, and had an additional hit with their 1985 duet “Real Love”..
Due to licensing reasons, this song wasn’t included in digital release of Eyes That See in the Dark from Capitol Records Nashville. Sony Music, the current owner of RCA Records, protected copyrights for this recording, and is digitally available only in various compilations from Sony Music, especially those of Dolly Parton.
Much as I like their version, I prefer the Bee Gees.