I never marry, anniversary song dey hungry me, Blogfam isn’t that putting the cart before the horse? lol
So on Sunday, I was watching a music channel that was playing oldies and this song came up. I coulda sworn the guy was Billy Ocean though I wondered about the hair. Billy Ocean if I remember has short jerrycurled/nappy hair not long and wavy. I could remember the song from childhood but hearing it as an adult now the words also made me nostalgic. So I waited for the names of the singers. Ashford and Simpson. I know I had heard the names but just never knew who they were.
On Wiki-ing them here.... I found they were a popular singing/song-writing duo. Wrote songs for musicians like Marvin Gaye(no not sexual healing), Teddy Pendergrass, Amy Winehouse, Diana Ross, Chaka Khan etc. Songs like:
I’m Every Woman
Reach out and touch..somebody’s hand
Ain’t no mountain high enough
Nick Simpson and Valerie Ashford met in choir in 1960 (don’t they all meet in choir!), collaborated on songs and finally married in 1974. Stayed married until Nick’s death in 2011 from throat cancer. RIP.
I was so touched. Hope someone writes a book about their life together. That’s a worthier read than biographies of Cheryl Cole, Katie Price, Victoria Beckham, Snookie, *rolls eyes*
It seems I am not the only one who marveled at their marriage. Here’s a short interview of the couple I found on Youtube.
Anyway, their song got me thinking. About songs that celebrate enduring love and/or relationships.
My top 4 anniversary songs are…ok, make it 5 I can’t decide between those two Shania Twain songs:
Solid by Ashford and Simpson
Always Shania Twain
Still The One Shania twain
God Bless The Broken Road Rascal Flats
Everytime I close my eyes Babyface
Over to you...What song/s would be on your anniversary playlist?