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Two Great American Pop Singers and Their Signature Songs

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From 1950 to date, in my opinion there are two greatAmerican singers of popular songs – Frank Sinatra and Tony  Bennett – each with their signature songs thatall Americans love. They are “MY WAY” by Sinatra and “I LEFT MY HEART IN SANFRANCISCO” by Bennett.

 

The Wikipedia bios of these two persons can be found at

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Sinatra,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Bennett,respectively.

But the two signature songs they each sang and made famousin many ways exemplifies the American spirit and love of country that many ofus, immigrant and native-born alike, instinctively feel about the United Statesand about life. The Sinatra song is a perfect summary of the life of an imperfectbut decent person at the end of life. I believe many of us would be proud tohave it sung at our own memorial service. Every time I fly back from China tothe US and as the plane approaches the American west coast, the Bennett songwould be silently played back in my mind. I never get tired but rejuvenatedlistening to these two songs.

There are many other pop songs these two men made well knownbut for me and many others these two songs stood out and above all others.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6E2hYDIFDIU(my way)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryF9p-nqsWw(I left my heart in San Francisco)

 





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