Am intarziat sa raspund la aceasta leapsa trimisa de Anca pentru ca imi este chiar foarte greu sa aleg o singura melodie preferata. Sunt melodii pe care le-am adorat in copilarie, melodii care m-au ajutat sa trec peste anumite momente grele din viata, melodii care imi amintesc de anumite persoane dragi…Dar voi incerca sa aleg o singura melodie, pe care am mai postat-o pe acest blog, si care cred ca este melodia mea preferata in acest moment (tine acest loc in inima mea de cand am redescoperit-o in iulie, anul trecut).
Este vorba de Streets of Philadelphia, cantata de Bruce Springsteen. In 1994 a castigat 4 premii Grammy si premiul Oscar pentru cea mai buna melodie originala, fiind soundtrack-ul filmului Philadelphia. Daca nu ati vazut acest film, va recomand sa o faceti, este ceva deosebit.
Si acum cateva informatii despre melodie, preluate de aici:
“Streets of Philadelphia” is a song written and performed by American rock musician Bruce Springsteen for the first mainstream film on HIV/AIDS in the 1993 film Philadelphia. Released in 1994, the song was a hit in many countries, particularly Canada, France, Germany, Ireland and Norway, where it topped the singles charts.
The song was a critical success and went on to win the Academy Award for Best Original Song and four Grammy Awards, including Song of the Year, Best Rock Song, Best Rock Vocal Performance, Solo, and Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television.
In early 1993, Philadelphia director Jonathan Demme asked Springsteen to write a song for the in-progress film, and in June, after the conclusion of the “Other Band” Tour, Springsteen did so. It was recorded with Springsteen supplying almost all of the instrumentation, with bass and background vocals from “Other Band” member Tommy Sims. Additional saxophone and vocal parts by Ornette Coleman and”Little” Jimmy Scott, respectively, were recorded but never used – although those elements are used in a brief scene in the film when Tom Hanks exits Denzel Washington’s office. Released in early 1994 as the main single from the film’s original soundtrack, it became a huge success for Springsteen all over Europe and North America.
“Streets of Philadelphia” achieved greater popularity in Europe than in the United States. While it peaked at number nine on the BillboardHot 100 chart, it became a number-one single in Germany, France and Austria. It peaked at number two in the United Kingdom, becoming Springsteen’s highest charting hit in that country, and number four in Australia. As of 2010, “Streets of Philadelphia” ranks as his most recent top ten hit. The song was included on the album All Time Greatest Movie Songs, released by Sony in 1999.