Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Burt Bacharach Day

Although this blog is largely on hiatus at the moment, I can pause long enough to post this song by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager.

If you count yourself as a Sentimental Sap (and at least some of the time I do), "That's What Friends Are For" registers a very high rating on the Sap-O-Meter. Some Burt Bacharach songs register way past the end of that dial, while others (the ones co-written with Elvis Costello), barely register.

Actually, this is my snide way of suggesting that I like this song a lot, provided the vocalist delivers it honestly, straight from the heart and without a diabetes-inducing dose of sickly, syrupy sugar. It ain't easy.

In this case, Trintje Oosterhuis, a fabulous singer, does a very nice job with this: knocks it out of the park.

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