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Tears are not Enough and other Christmas music on Majic 100.3 FM

There is nothing like Christmas music to get you into the holiday spirit…

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While Christmas music never fails to inspire me, it also makes me realize how lucky we in Canada are to be able to celebrate the holiday season with loved ones.

Yesterday, while sitting in a dentist chair, I heard the song “Tears are not Enough” on Majic 100’s radio station.  “Tears are not Enough” is a single musical collaboration produced in Canada, in 1985, to raise money for the victims of famine in Ethiopia.  A group of Canadian talents such as singer Bryan Adams and songwriter David Foster came up with the hit under the banner Northern Lights.

The lyrics and voices of Northern Lights and Tears are not Enough were powerful back in 1985, raising more than 3 million dollars for charity.   Today the lyrics continue to be powerful and are especially appropriate and meaningful with all of the unrest in the world.  Take a moment to read the lyrics and listen to the video…

      “Tears Are Not Enough”

As every day goes by
How can we close our eyes
Until we open up our heartsWe can learn to share
And show how much we care
Right from the moment that we startSeems like overnight
We see the world in a different light
Somehow our innocence is lostHow can we look away
‘Cause every single day
We’ve got to help at any costWe can bridge the distance
Only we can make the difference
Don’t ya know that tears are not enough

If we can pull together
We could change the world forever
Heaven knows that tears are not enough

It’s up to me and you
To make the dream come true
It’s time to take our message everywhere

C’est l’amour qui nous rassemble
D’ici ?l’autre bout du monde
Let’s show them Canada still cares
You know that we’ll be there

If we should try together you and I
Maybe we could understand the reasons why
If we take a stand every woman, child and man
We can make it work for God’s sake lend a hand

 

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Bryan Adams’ Reckless tour has fans on cloud #9 in Ottawa

If you were at the Canadian Tire Center in Ottawa Friday night, you were on cloud #9 with Bryan Adams and thousands of other fans as part of his Reckless tour. From the opening song to the encore performances, Adams put on a spectacular show.

 

The Reckless tour is to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the album that made the Canadian rocker a superstar. Reckless was the first album in Canada to sell one million copies. He had the fans singing along to most of his songs, as soon as they recognized the first few notes, and often before he even started to sing.

 

Familiar Bryan Adams hits like:
  • Summer of ’69
  • 18 till I die
  • Cuts like a knife
  • One night love affair
  • Run to you
  • Heaven
  • Kids wanna rock
  • It’s only love
  • Somebody like you
  • Everything I do
  • Cloud #9

 

and even the less familiar ones had everyone singing and dancing all night.
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