30 Songs In 30 Days – Day 3

Day 3 – A Song That Makes You Happy

I Call Your Name – Johnny Clegg and Juluka

Music generally relaxes me and makes me happy – apart from the kind I had to consider for yesterday’s selection obviously – so another difficult decision.  I have gone for a song that definitely always puts a smile on my face when I hear it.  The track itself is upbeat and positive, while I love Johnny’s lyrics, as I do on many of his songs.  But it’s really the associations of the song that make me smile. It was the first Johnny Clegg song I remember hearing – he was a singer my friend in the next room in halls at university liked but I’d never heard of.  Dan always used to play this one loud when he was going for a night out and, when we later shared a house where all four of us liked Johnny Clegg, it became the standard tune that echoed around the house as we got ready or had a pre-going out beer.  Ever since, it has been a song I have put on when I am off on a jolly, or just when I feel the need to cheer myself up.  I recently saw Johnny Clegg live for the first time (in Paris), and was delighted that he played this one during the show.

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One Response to 30 Songs In 30 Days – Day 3

  1. Alan says:

    Never heard of this guy, the exotic arrangement reminds me of Paul Simon

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