Hi everyone! Have I told you lately that I adore Canadian crooners?? Well, not all of them, but I do love Michael Bublé! I was uber excited to hear he had a new album. The album is To Be Loved, out now, and finds the Grammy winner covering songs by Frank Sinatra, the Bee Gees, Jackson 5, Elvis Presley, Van Morrison, and more. In the mix of golden standards are four original songs co-written by Bublé, dipping into his persona.
These are good times for the singer, who is about to become a first-time dad. He sounds like a man in love with life. "I wrote Close Your Eyes about my wife and about the power of all the women in my life—my sisters, my mom, my grandma and all women in general. Let’s face it, where would we be without them?" said Bublé.
I have listened to the entire album. It swings big time: it rocks, it’s soulful, it’s happy, sometimes a little sad. It’s romantic, it’s yummy, and it’s heartfelt. I found there were many favorites from the great American songbook that people of all ages will know and sing along with. Every time a track played I would start singing along or remembering a special time in my life. My seven year old daughter even got into the act when the song from Toy Story, "You've Got a Friend in Me", came on. My favorite songs from the album are --- "You've Got a Friend in Me" and "Young at Heart". Michael's voice is unique, touching, and easy to listen to on all the tracks.
Here's the track list from To Be Loved:
1. "You Make Me Feel So Young"
3. "To Love Somebody"
4. "Who's Lovin You"
5. "Something Stupid" (featuring Reese Witherspoon)
6. "Come Dance with Me"
7. "Close Your Eyes"
8. "After All" (featuring Bryan Adams)
9. "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You" (with Naturally 7)
10. "To Be Loved"
11. "You've Got a Friend in Me"
12. "Nevertheless (I'm in Love with You)" (featuring The Puppini Sisters)
13. "I Got It Easy"
14. "Young at Heart"
Check out Michael's awesome video for It's A Beautiful Day here:
Also here is the subway performance Michael did:
You can buy To Be Loved here:
Please leave a comment below to let me know what you think of the new album and if you have a favorite track.
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