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25,588. The doctor’s going to sing something called Danny Boy. (Star Trek: Voyager & Sing) Star Trek: Voyager: Fair Haven s6e11, Neelix to Janeway
43,322. Ken Dodd to ventriloquist dummy: What do you want to sing?
Dummy: What do you know? (Comedy & Sing)
44,538. Thou suck’st away the intoxicating air,
Trailing a wake of song in trilling bubbles. (Song & Sing) Wilfred Owen, The Swift, An Ode
44,545. Tenors by Christ are a torment beside which mosquitoes are positively benign ... They attack the central nervous system. Chekhov: Comedy Shorts: A Reluctant Tragic Hero starring Johnny Vegas & Mackenzie Crook, Vegas
44,546. The idle singer of an empty day. William Morris, The Earthly Paradise 1868
44,547. Will no one tell me what she sings?
Perhaps the plaintive numbers flow
For old, unhappy, far-off things,
And battles long ago. William Wordsworth, The Solitary Reaper 1807
44,548. Do you sing it, and I’ll dance it. (Sing & Dance) William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing III iv 41, Margaret to Beatrice and others
44,549. You don’t want to get fat, do you? (Sing & Fat & Star & Celebrity & Mental Health) The Karen Carpenter Story 1989 starring Cynthia Gibb & Mitchell Anderson & Peter Michael Goetz & Louise Fletcher & Michael McGuire & Lise Hilboldt & Kip Gilman & Scott Burkholder et al, director Joseph Sargent, Richard to Karen
44,551. You look too thin, if you ask me. (Sing & Fat & Star & Celebrity & Mental Health) ibid. mother to daughter
44,552. Remember that one article – they called me chubby. (Sing & Fat & Star & Celebrity & Mental Health) ibid. Karen
44,553. You are not fat! (Sing & Fat & Star & Celebrity & Mental Health) ibid. mother to daughter
44,554. It’s called Anorexic Nervosa. (Sing & Fat & Star & Celebrity & Mental Health) ibid. shrink
44,556. Karen Carpenter’s struggle over the years with anorexia nervosa caused damage to her heart. As a result, she suffered heart failure in her parents’ home on February 4 1983 and later died. She was thirty-two years old. (Sing & Fat & Star & Celebrity & Mental Health) ibid. caption
44,557. She had had her momentary flowering, a year, perhaps, of wildrose beauty, and then she had suddenly swollen like a fertilized fruit and grown hard and red and coarse, and then her life had been laundering, scrubbing, laundering, first for children, then for grandchildren, over thirty years. At the end of it she was still singing. George Orwell, 1984
44,558. Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet. (Sing & Song) Plato
44,559. When I sing, I feel like when you're first in love. It’s more than sex. It’s that point two people can get to they call love, when you really touch someone for the first time, but it’s gigantic, multiplied by the whole audience. I feel chills. Janis Joplin
44,561. I won’t be satisfied until people want to hear me sing without looking at me. Of course, that doesn’t mean I want them to stop looking. (Sing & Look & Monroe) Marilyn Monroe
44,560. I never wanted to sing. I just wanted to play rhythm guitar – hide in the back and just play. (Sing & Guitar & Cobain) Kurt Cobain
44,561. I won’t be satisfied until people want to hear me sing without looking at me. Of course, that doesn't mean I want them to stop looking. (Sing & Look & Monroe) Marilyn Monroe
44,562. I knew I wanted to sing when I was a very small boy. When I was probably 4 years old. My mother played a guitar and I would sit with her and she would sing and I learned to sing along with her. Johnny Cash
44,563. You’ve got a song you’re singing from your gut, you want that audience to feel it in their gut. And you’ve got to make them think that you’re one of them sitting out there with them too. They’ve got to be able to relate to what you’re doing. (Sing & Song) Johnny Cash
44,564. I believe that singing is the key to long life, a good figure, a stable temperament, increased intelligence, new friends, super self-confidence, heightened sexual attractiveness, and a better sense of humour. Brian Eno
44,565. I’d rather be dead than singing Satisfaction when I’m forty-five. Mick Jagger
44,566. If I heard someone else singing like me, I would buy it in a heartbeat. Amy Winehouse
44,567. Sometimes the magnetism of a song is impossible to ignore, and it demands that it be sung in a certain way. (Song & Sing) Tom Waits
46,294. The fiery blues soul singer Etta James ... Etta also pointed forward to both the Soul divas of the sixties and Rock belters such as Janis Joplin. (Music & Blues Music & Sing) A Journey Through American Music
46,295. Etta is now drug-free and recently underwent an operation to help her lose 200 pounds. She is now singing better than ever. (Music & Blues Music & Sing) ibid.
46,309. The ancient Greeks … they were mad about singing competitions. (Music & Sing) Howard Goodall’s Story of Music: The Age of Discovery, BBC 2013
46,310. The singing of chant has always been central to Christian worship. (Music & Sing) ibid.
46,433. I can’t stand to sing the same song the same way two nights in succession, let alone two years or ten years. If you can, then it ain’t music, it’s close-order drill or exercise or yodeling or something, not music. (Jazz & Sing) Billie Holiday, Lady Sings the Blues
44,544. The only thing better than singing is more singing. Ella Fitzgerald
46,516. A lot of singers think all they have to do is exercise their tonsils to get ahead. They refuse to look for new ideas and new outlets, so they fall by the wayside ... I’m going to try to find out the new ideas before the others do. (Jazz & Sing & Idea) Ella Fitzgerald
46,533. Jazz took too much discipline. You have to come in at the right place, which is different than me singing the blues, where I can sing, ‘Oh, baby’ if there’s a pause in the melody. With jazz, you better leave that space open, or put in something real cool. (Jazz & Blues & Sing) Etta James
46,597. Her name was Bessie Smith. And her public overwhelmingly black, mostly poor, always looked to her to say what they could not. (Jazz & Sing) Ken Burns, Jazz: The Gift 1924-1929
46,658. Sarah Vaughan saw herself as a musician rather than a singer. She was a gifted pianist in her own right. And when she closed her eyes on stage she said she could see and sing lines that might have been improvised on the piano. Musicians loved her for her perfect pitch, and rhythmic sense; he sophisticated ear for chord changes and her astonishing voice. She could sing everything. (Jazz & Sing) Ken Burns, Jazz the Gift: 1956-1960
46,677. Sarah Vaughan’s voice was one of the most remarkable instruments in the annals of song: it spanned almost three octaves. Her career spanned five decades. Her art transcended such categories as jazz and pop. (Jazz & Sing) Masters of American Music: Sarah Vaughan
46,678. For six years running from 1947-1952 she [Sarah Vaughan] won both the Downbeat and Metronome polls. During this period she moved from the ... Craft small record label to big-time Columbia records, who saw her as a potential pop star. (Jazz & Sing) ibid.
46,721. The arrival of some of the greatest singers of the twentieth century – people such as Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee and Ella Fitzgerald. (Jazz & Sing) That Swing Thing, BBC 2013
46,931. Emerging from a dirt-poor background, Bessie Smith at her peak commanded $2,000 a week. (Blues & Sing) Blues America I: Woke Up This Morning, BBC 2014
97,786. ‘There was this girl. Sitting behind a drum-kit. Singing like an angel. And I was totally amazed.’ (Pop Music & Music & Sing) The Carpenters: Close to You ***** (Your All American College Show 1968), Sky Arts 2016, Petula Clark
97,787. She was only five foot four. (Pop Music & Music & Sing) ibid. Richard
97,788. The best of them all. (Pop Music & Music & Sing) ibid.
97,789. Karen and Ella did a lovely piece: This Masquerade. And it was really quite a special moment. Because you’ve got in different way two of the greatest female singers who have ever lived. (Pop Music & Music & Sing) ibid.
97,790. ‘There was a kind of a shadow that I saw over the smile, that fell across the smile in all the recent pictures. And I suspected something was wrong.’ ibid. Paul Williams, lyricist