February 12, 2010

Flashback Friday: "At Last!".

Considering that we are about to enter the famous Valentine's weekend, I though I would share with you my favorite love song of all.

Love, the universal feeling, that only one we crave at all times and some of us spend a whole lifetime seeking. It is as elusive as it is enchanting and it is as fleeing as it is everlasting. Love means so many different things to so many, yet it unites us all.

Love has inspired many artist and many love songs have been written throughout the times. "At Last" from 1960, performed by the incredibly talented Etta James is a classic in every possible way. It appeals to me, as it is a positive love song. The lyrics convey in such a pleasing way a certain end to the time of longing, bringing a true happy ending to a tangibly trying time, hinted at in the words.

Perhaps it is because I recognize my own faith in the sentiments, or simply because I am a hopeless romantic, always believing that love is eventually all we really need - the lyrics nevertheless symbolize to me a conviction that eventually all will be well.
At last.


Jeannette StG said...

I know that you're a romantic, but that's what I like about you. We can't all be like me (LOL!) Have a romantic Valentine's Day!

Gal Friday said...

Oh yeah, that is one whopper of a song! I LOVE Etta Jame's passionate and emotional voice and talent--a perfect choice for Valentine's Day.

Gal Friday said...

Oh yeah, that is one whopper of a song! I LOVE Etta Jame's passionate and emotional voice and talent--a perfect choice for Valentine's Day.

Brian Miller said...

wonderful song...love is all we need...and one day soon...hope you have a great weekend!

A Bit of the Blarney said...

FANTASTIC!!!!!! Happy Valentine's Day to you!! Cathy

Reading Tea Leaves said...

Oh bless you Zuzana - all the photos on my post this morning are indeed from last year. No sign of daffodils any time soon! Sorry to hear you still have so much snow, at least its a good escuse to stay home in the warmth snuggled with Batcat!

Anyway back to your post! Etta James has a wonderful voice and this song is a perfect choice for Valentine' Day. I'm off to have another listen.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Jeanne x

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

happy valentine's day! i love this song! =)


Claus said...

As soon as I read the title, I was singing! I do know this one, and love her singing and the clearly 60's feeling of the song. Hopeful song indeed!, and I can certainly dream and hope for the moment when I will say "at last!"...it took you a while! :-D
have a great Friday!

Kat Mortensen said...

Wonderful song, Zuzana and you are so right about the sentiment of faith and hope in it.

I love what you've done on the blog! The sidebar pictures are really perfectly laid out for your site.


Jill from Killeny Glen said...

OH, do I EVER love this song and Etta James...that smoky, sexy voice? NO ONE can sing it like she can!!

Love always WINS!

Anonymous said...

I love Etta James and this song. They made a movie of her life last year with Beyounce playing Etta. I haven't seen it, but sounds good. Happy Valentine's Day, Zuzana!

S. Susan Deborah said...

Love is in this post and everywhere else.

Joy and love,

G said...

Mmmm.... so evocative. I love this song and this recording. Thank you for this pre-Valentine's day treat.

Cat in the road said...

I saw your comment on my post on Switzerland, I guess we were both at the same place but probally at different times. Wouldn't it be funny if we were there on the same day?
So to a 'Hopeless Romantic'... I want to wish you a "Happy Valantines Day"

Nessa said...

She is so smooth and sultry. Her voice is perfect for warm ocean breezes and dancing in candle light.

Flash 55 - Priorities

Margie said...

A perfect song for Valentine's day!
I so loved it and what an incredible voice she has!

Dear Zuzana, I wish a Valentine's day full of much love and joy!

I will be back here to visit when I get home from San Francisco.
I'm so excited to be going on a romantic little getaway with my hubby!

I shall miss you!


sprinkles said...

This is a beautiful song! Etta James has such a smooth and sultry voice.

Unknown said...

one of our wedding songs.

wonderful song. At Last!

I am Denise Katipunera

Richard Jesse Watson said...

So nice.

Four Seasons in a Life said...

Dear Zuzana,

I am glad I came by this evening to find this posting of yours, considering I like jazz and blues music.

Etta's music is in a class by itself and I listen to her off and on. Having too much of Etta is like eating too much, I rather savor her voice.

Thank you for sharing and I wish you a wonderful weekend and a Happy Valentine Sunday.

Warmest regards,

Anonymous said...

I like it!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

So sweet music and nice song!

Zuzana said...

jeannette, Tina, Brian, Cathy, Jeanne, Adela (welcome!), Claudia, Kat, Radka, Jill, Ladycat, Susan, BPG, F, Nessa, Margie, sprinkles, Denise, Richard, Egmont, Mel and Phillip, yes indeed, Etta and this beautiful song is exactly as described by your lovely comments.
I am delighted to learn that it belongs to your personal favourites as well.

Thank you all for taking the time to stop by - I always appreciate your kind words.

Happy Valentines Weekend everyone,

Julie Hibbard said...

my favorite song EVER. It WILL be played at my wedding...someday.

Hilary said...

A perfectly beautiful classic. We agree! ;)

Zuzana said...

Julie and Hilary, I am glad that once in a while I share something you approve off.;) Hope you had a lovely Sunday.;) xo

Rebecca said...

Love this song...It's a favorite around here, too... :)