This past month I asked the singers here on RK to join in a slightly different challenge than our normal "who can sing this song better" contest. I asked users to sing a song that had a special meaning for them, and to share that memory with the rest of us. In this way we can all learn a little more about our fellow Red Karaoke singers, and also share the importance and power of music, which I'm sure we can all understand.
Here I have gathered some of the memories and music that you all shared. Take your time reading these beautiful messages and listening to these special songs.
Latinadulce not only shared the beautiful memory of her daughter Francine and her heartwarming rendition of Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton, she also shared a wonderful poem which everyone should take the time to read.
Tears in heaven – Vote for my rendition!
"This song touches my heart and I always sing it for my daughter Francine. She was only one month old and so beautiful. I miss her so much and I will never forget her." Latinadulce
Feyth shared her gorgeous voice, which she has shared since she was just a little girl, as she gave the words to Somewhere over the rainbow even more meaning with her memory of childhood and the wishes she has for her own children.
Over the rainbow – Vote for my rendition!
"Every day has its ups and downs, each one brings frustrations, challenges, worries, even small tragedies….but in the end, I am blessed. I always seem to have "enough", my children love me, I have the most amazing family and friends in the world, and I feel joy in my life every single day. So, it looks like my childhood wish came true." Feyth
Smudgerk shared You will never walk alone in honor of her "dear old dad", who always reminded her that thing would work out in the end, something all dad's are usually pretty good at.
You´ll Never Walk Alone – Vote for my rendition!
"I chose this song in memory of my dear old dad. When things got really bad for me at times he would always be there with a loving smile and warm embrace and say to me 'Come on girl keep your chin up. You will get through this.' Of course he was right." Smudgerk
Sweetheart4sure shared her rendition of Wynona's Testify to love, remembering a touching episode of Touched by an angel with a message of hope and faith that reached her heart.
Testify To Love – Vote for my rendition!
"I remember the t.v. show Touched by an angel, and the little boy was sick going to die and he showed faith and trust and it gives me such hope, every time I hear the song." Sweetheart4sure
Yun5017 shared the cutest memory of first love and joining his high school band just to see more of her. We can all relate to that first serious crush and the leaps and bounds we will take for that special someone, even if we would've recognized The Beatles famous Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da!
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da – Vote for my rendition!
"I became an adult, and I knew Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da was a famous tune of The Beatles and was really surprised after wards because the lyrics resembled the memory of the first love very much. I still remember first love when I listen to this song." Yun5017
Karen_jara's rendition of The Last Waltz, as well as the story of her grandparent's and her own last waltz with her grandfather touched my heart and nearly brought tears to my eyes.
THE LAST WALTZ – Vote for my rendition!
"One day was different. When we got home, we went into the kitchen and my grandfather took my hands and started waltzing around the kitchen with me singing this song. I was so happy and so was he. My grandmother was shocked and told me that he doesn´t like to dance, not even with her. She said that he must be so happy because I was there." Karen_jara
Thank you to everyone who took the time to sing a song and share their own special memory. The stories were truly touching and a joy to read. I hope this month we all thought about how powerful and strong music can be, and what a place like Red Karaoke can do for us, allowing us to sing out our joys and sadness.
Enjoy reading everyone's memories in the forum, or feel free to share your own!