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 Posted:   Oct 30, 2013 - 9:45 AM   
 By:   sheetmusicman   (Member)

John Barry composed the music for a long-running series of British T.V. commercials for Sunsilk Shampoo. The tune became so popular, Don Black added lyrics to create the pop song, THE GIRL WITH THE SUN IN HER HAIR.

Here singers Rena Stober and Stephen Van Dorn sight-read their take on the song with pianist Mike Farrell.



Sunsilk Commercial (The Girl With the Sun in Her Hair) lyrics by Don Black


Here is a link to a checklist of Sheet Music from which this was chosen.
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=96853&forumID=1&archive=0

Hope you enjoy.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2013 - 3:48 PM   
 By:   Alex Klein   (Member)

That was great, thanks for posting it! I only wish the male vocalist had given a more polished rendition. The song itself reminds me that there are tons of Barry themes that can be adapted in similar fashion with surprising results.

Alex

 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2013 - 4:01 PM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)

Here singers Rena Stober and Stephen Van Dorn sight-read their take on the song with pianist Mike Farrell.




Disneytised JB - ha ha!...

 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2013 - 5:03 PM   
 By:   CH-CD   (Member)


They've got to be kidding...right ?

What GHASTLY performers !

I wonder if Barry ever regretted giving away one of his most beautiful melodies to a Shampoo company ???

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2013 - 5:32 PM   
 By:   sheetmusicman   (Member)

Sorry that you found our performances GHASTLY.

While everyone is entitled to their opinion, it is nice to remember that there are real people involved in this reading your comments and how something critical is expressed might matter to the people reading it.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2013 - 7:16 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

Sorry that you found our performances GHASTLY.

While everyone is entitled to their opinion, it is nice to remember that there are real people involved in this reading your comments and how something critical is expressed might matter to the people reading it.


While I agree there is often a lack of sensitivity on this board, I have to say that by not taking this song even somewhat seriously you can't blame people who react negatively.

I appreciate bringing a lot of these unknown songs to light, but sometimes by just hearing a first reading and a silly performance it doesn't help either the song or the singers/performers.

James

 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2013 - 1:53 AM   
 By:   chriss   (Member)

The commercial release sung by Davy Clinton is not that bad. It also has a nice Barry-esque orchestral arrangement.

 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2013 - 2:27 AM   
 By:   laurent   (Member)

John Barry composed the music for a long-running series of British T.V. commercials for Sunsilk Shampoo. The tune became so popular, Don Black added lyrics to create the pop song, THE GIRL WITH THE SUN IN HER HAIR.

Here singers Rena Stober and Stephen Van Dorn sight-read their take on the song with pianist Mike Farrell.



Sunsilk Commercial (The Girl With the Sun in Her Hair) lyrics by Don Black


Here is a link to a checklist of Sheet Music from which this was chosen.
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=96853&forumID=1&archive=0

Hope you enjoy.


sorry but i hate this voice...

 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2013 - 7:08 AM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

The piano playing was very lovely, at least.

 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2013 - 7:50 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

I found it quite charming, although am glad to have the instrumental version in my collection. I think we need to remind ourselves of the concept here of taking unfamiliar songs from soundtrack melodies (that many of us have never heard) and to record them cold and without rehearsal. The disparagement is mostly unwarranted and even mean-spirited, and, yes, there are real people here who I'm sure would LOVE to have gone back for Takes 2 and 3. Again, it's charming, and I especially liked the final notes by Stephen!

 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2013 - 8:01 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

I wonder if Barry ever regretted giving away one of his most beautiful melodies to a Shampoo company ???


I know what you're getting at, but why would he?

The exposure was immense and it was the public response to the adverts that created the demand for a commercial recording. Without that exposure, nobody would have ever heard of this tune except a few die-hards.

Besides, you write as if he wrote it first and then gave it away later. I think it's more likely he was actually hired by the advertising agency to write this. If anything, he's the one that gained because he got paid to write it the first time and then he get to re-exploit it as a commercial recording and then again as a song.

Cheers

 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2013 - 8:04 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Stephen: Re: " I think it's more likely he was actually hired by the advertising agency to write this."

A N D: "John Barry composed the music for a long-running series of British T.V. commercials for Sunsilk Shampoo. The tune became so popular, Don Black added lyrics to create the pop song, THE GIRL WITH THE SUN IN HER HAIR."

Yes, from the very first time I saw it (back in the 60s or early 70s) on a Barry compilation LP, it was identified as coming from the shampoo commercial, so it was clearly written FOR the commercial and not something he later allowed to be USED for one. Of course he may have wished he had saved the lovely melody for one of the movies he scored, just as many composers have used some of their best themes for films that disappeared without much attention (remember Delerue's music for "The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne"?)

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2013 - 8:18 AM   
 By:   follow me   (Member)

I think we need to remind ourselves of the concept here of taking unfamiliar songs from soundtrack melodies (that many of us have never heard) and to record them cold and without rehearsal. The disparagement is mostly unwarranted and even mean-spirited, and, yes, there are real people here who I'm sure would LOVE to have gone back for Takes 2 and 3.

So, WHY didn´t they go back for takes 2 and 3? The concept itself is flawed. I honestly don´t know if I have ever heard such awful singing in my life before. Why release such a thing to the public? Better to keep it restrained to a private party with lots of alcohol.

 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2013 - 8:26 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Re: "So, WHY didn´t they go back for takes 2 and 3? The concept itself is flawed. I honestly don´t know if I have ever heard such awful singing in my life before. Why release such a thing to the public? Better to keep it restrained to a private party with lots of alcohol.

Because that's NOT their (clearly stated) purpose! If you're looking for musical perfection, then simply avoid these posts and spare yourself the aggravation! No one is holding a gun to your head and FORCING you to watch and listen to them -- now that you know the impromptu nature of them, merely avoid them.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2013 - 8:33 AM   
 By:   follow me   (Member)


Because that's NOT their (clearly stated) purpose! If you're looking for musical perfection, then simply avoid these posts and spare yourself the aggravation! No one is holding a gun to your head and FORCING you to watch and listen to them -- now that you know the impromptu nature of them, merely avoid them.


Yes, NOW I can avoid them. There should have been a warning included at the top of this post! I´m not sure what the PURPOSE of this video really is: to promote singing out of tune?

 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2013 - 8:39 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

It's an experiment in spontaneity, which some of us appreciate and which leaves others cold. Take care.

 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2013 - 8:42 AM   
 By:   Chris1770   (Member)

Charming performance.
I like it the way it is.

However, certain Barry fans seem in a strong need of some fresh air and sun in their hair.
Lighten up, folks.

 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2013 - 10:31 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Chris1770: You made me laugh at THAT!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2013 - 12:30 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

They both have nice voices and for the most part I am enjoying this and for a one take it is darn competent I feel.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2013 - 12:31 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

They both have nice voices and for the most part I am enjoying this and for a one take it is darn competent I feel.

 
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