I chose “Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison for the song I love.
I’m going to discuss why I chose the song, the background and success of the song as well as the meaning and strategy behind it. Then I’m going to play the song and then we will play a quick game so pay attention.
I grew up listening to Brown Eyed Girl because it was one of my dad’s favorites. This classic has stuck with me over the years and still puts me in a good mood.
Brown eyed girl, written by the Northern Irishman Van Morrison, is a song of the British R & B genre.
It’s on the top ten list of most frequently played songs.
In 2007, Brown-eyed girl was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Although Brown-eyed girl launched Van Morrison into stardom, he never made money from the song. A bad contract deal is to thank for that. He wrote a song about his misfortune called the Big Royalty Check.
Van Morrison's "Brown Eyed Girl" was originally very racy and very much about sex. When radio stations refused to play it, Van Morrison changed out some of the sexual lyrics.
The song’s original title was “Brown Skinned Girl” which Van Morrison also learned was not politically correct.
The song is also about interracial relationships, which the Supreme Court finally legalized in 1967.
The 1960s WERE a complex period filled with political conflict, cultural alienation, and racial, gender, and generational rebellion.
The song is about interracial relationships, which the Supreme Court finally legalized in 1967.
Van Morrison WAS a complex artist and with Brown Eyed Girl
he taps into the more exuberant side of his musical character.
The song, like a portion of the decade, is pretty innocent.
The songis based on a simple, three-chord pattern and has a slightly Latin feel, instead of something complex. It tells a simple tale of rural romance and fond remembrances of geographic...