Lisa Gerrard sings composer Hans Zimmer’s Now We are Free from the movie Gladiator.

Czarina Russel sings composer Hans Zimmer’s Now We are Free from the movie Gladiator.

2Cellos.  Two fabulous cello players play one of my all time favorite songs, Now We Are Free (aka Elysium) from the movie Gladiator .

Emilia Jones sings Both Sides Now written by Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell. It was first recorded by Judy Collins and made the singles chart in 1968. The next year it was included on Mitchell’s album Clouds and became one of her best-known songs. It has since been recorded by dozens of artists, including Dion in 1968, Herbie Hancock in 2007.  Emilia’s version of the song is from the Academy Award nominated best movie Coda.

The 2 Cellos play an instrumental version of U2’s With or Without You.

Enrique Iglesias’ music video of the song he wrote called Hero.  Jennifer Love Hewitt is his girl in the video.

Benedetta Caretta, is one of my favorite singers.  She is a young Italian born in 1996.  When she sings in English she does not have an accent.  In this video she starts and ends with Somebody I Loved with several other pop songs in between.

Never Enough from The Greatest Showman by Benedetta Caretta.  For some strange reason there was a period of time when all of Benedetta’s music videos did not show the top of her face.

Never Enough from The Greatest Showman by a fabulous German singer named Helene Fischer.  This woman has a beautiful voice and is another one of my favorite singers.  She puts on incredible presentations when she performs.  She sings Never Enough in front of an orchestra.

Never Enough from The Greatest Showman by Jessica Lowndes.  Jessica is an actress who is in many Hallmark and Lifetime movies.

Supermarket Flowers by Ed Sheeran. In an interview Ed revealed that the song is about his late grandmother. He said “She was in a hospital near my house . . . so I saw her quite a lot . . . and she passed away while I was in the studio. So that’s my first reaction for anything that happens to me, good or bad, pick up a guitar.”

Nights in White Satin by the Moody Blues, one of my favorite groups from the 1960s.  They sing the song with support from an orchestra.  This video had 30,477,226 views as of February 1, 2022.

Connor Maynard and Pixie Lott in a sing off competition.  They take turns singing various pop songs.  Very creative.

Simon & Garfunkel sing their most popular song, The Sound of Silence, in a 2009 performance at Madison Square Garden in New York city.  This song was number 1 on the pop chart in 1965.

Katharine McPhee and Andrea Bocelli sign The Prayer

Andrea Bocelli and Katherine Jenkins sing I Believe

The most watched music video of all time is Despacito by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee. As of January 30, 2022, the video on Youtube has been viewed 7,721,829,983 times. YES that is SEVEN BILLION VIEWS.  The video is entirely in Spanish.

Luciana Zogbi is a young Brazilian singer born in 1994.  In this Despacito video she sings a duet with herself.  Luciana on the left sings in English and Luciana on the right sings in Spanish.  As of January 30, 2022, this video had 57,438,054 views.

Joey Feek sings “When I’m Gone.”  As of July 1, 2018, this video had 18,778,655 views.  Listen carefully to the words to this beautiful song and you will definitely cry.  Cancer killed Joey on March 14, 2016.  Joey recorded this song in 2012, before she was diagnosed with cancer. It was written by a friend of hers, Sandy Lawrence, whose mother was dying of cancer. The song touched Joey, and she recorded it.  The man in the video is her husband Rory Feek.  It was filmed on the Feek’s ranch.  Rory and Joey won a Grammy on February 12, 2017, for the Best Roots Gospel Album for their album, Hymns That Are Important to Us.

Donna Taggart sings Jealous of the Angels.  I love this song.

Remember Me by Lizzie Palmer. Near the end of November 2006, 15 year old Lizzie Palmer, a high school sophomore in Columbus, Ohio, used her artistic talents and modern technology to create an unforgettable video tribute to all of the brave men and women who serve and have served our country during a second time in American history when too many Americans wrongly and tragically believe they can support the troops, but not support the war they are fighting.

As of January 30, 2022, the video had been viewed more than 32,000,000 times on YouTube. The images, text and music combine to create a powerful message that should be viewed by all Americans.

“I felt like there needed to be more support for our troops,” said Lizzie Palmer. “This video was my contribution.”

Chris Wallace’s Fox News Sunday showed the video on national TV. Chris Wallace said, “We had decided it was such a special, moving tribute to the troops, that you cannot watch it, no matter what you think of the war, and not be tremendously affected by her message. Uniformly, people’s reaction has been that they had never seen anything quite so special, quite so meaningful. It chokes me up just reading these e-mails.”

The background music is “Pacific Wind” by Ryan Farish.

Hymn to the Fallen from the movie “Saving Private Ryan.” The video visits cemeteries around the world where Americans who gave their lives for the U.S. during wars are buried. The first cemetery is Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, at the site of the U.S.S. Arizona where 1,102 men are entombed in the remains of the battleship. The video ends at Arlington National Cemetery where more than 300,000 military men and women are buried. It’s another video that brings a tear to my eye.