Song Lyric Sunday 24th October

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.


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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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16 Responses to Song Lyric Sunday 24th October

  1. Maggie says:

    Great song, Di. I can appreciate both versions of the song. I loved the inclusion of the Harrison Ford clip, too.

  2. Nice choice Di and I like the Bee Gees version better also.

  3. I thought nobody remembered that song, and I did not know that the Bee Gees ever recorded it. It would have been my second choice too, the Kenny Rogers version. πŸ˜‰ Great minds do think alike and we most definitely do not have CRAFT syndrome! πŸ˜›

  4. ghostmmnc says:

    Such a super song! I’ve liked it for years. I’d only heard the Dolly & Kenny version, but the Bee Gee’s were really good, too. πŸ™‚

  5. willowdot21 says:

    I really love islands in the stream, such a great choice.πŸ’œ

  6. This was a given that someone would pick this today. It’s a great song and I like both versions β˜ΊοΈπŸ’•

  7. Carol anne says:

    I love this song! I always have! xo

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