Marine Sings Moving Rendition Of ‘Home’ On His Way Stateside

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Another aeroplane
Another sunny place
I’m lucky, I know
But I wanna go home
Mmmm, I’ve got to go home

-“Home,” Michael Buble

It is not just this marine’s beautiful voice that will bring a smile to your face as he sings Michael Buble’s “Home.” It is the obvious joy emanating from the plane full of soldiers. They have spent months away from families—and finally they are on their way home.

I can remember being on the other side of that, waiting for my father to arrive home from duty. Seeing him coming off the plane, holding back until he got across the line where I was allowed to hug him. The tears inevitably began to flow with the emotion of the year’s longing finally bubbling over. He was home. He was one of the lucky ones. He was safe.

The sacrifices of these soldiers and their families go deeper than many will ever know. Enjoy your time home, soldiers, may it be all that your hearts have longed for. You have more than earned it.

Can You Listen To 1500 People Sing ‘Hallelujah’ Without Getting Chills?

I’m not sure what exactly it is that creates the power behind these moments. Whether it’s the music that is chosen, the individuals who sing it, or the sheer number of people united as one, this video of a 1500-voice choir singing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” is sure to stir up some emotions.

Choir! Choir! Choir! is a Toronto based group led by Daveed Goldman and Nobu Adilman. The group is open to anyone, and the choir meets twice weekly to learn new arrangements of pop songs.

The group recently came together at the Hearn Generating Station in Toronto and were taught back-up parts to “Hallelujah” prior to Rufus Wainwright (whose cover of the song you may know from “Shrek”) joining them as the lead singer.

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The gathering was diverse, encompassing all different nationalities, ethnicities and ages—making the result even more powerful. So take a moment to join the group by singing along or simply by taking the time to watch.

Whatever way you are a part of this performance, you will undoubtedly be a part of something bigger than just yourself.

Robert Downey Jr’s Vocals Will Blow You Away In Duet With Sting

Whoa. We all knew RDJ could act, but sing? In this video, we see Robert Downey Jr. join Sting on stage to perform a duet of “Driven to Tears.”

I’ve watched this video three times now and expect his voice to crack or make some type of big rookie mistake. But he doesn’t. Mind=blown. Is there anything he can’t do?

This clip is from Sting’s October 2011 concert. He celebrated his 60th birthday with an epic setlist and invited many superstars to join him.

Other famous celebs included will.i.am, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Rufus Wainwright, Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga and more.

[h/t: Little Things]

A 3-Year-Old Sings “Part Of Your World” And It Will Melt Your Heart

We’ve all heard countless covers of Disney classic songs, but this version of The Little Mermaid’s “Part Of Your World” may win the prize for the cutest cover yet.

Claire Ryan Crosby is the three-year-old star of this video.  According to KSL.com, her father, David, said that two of her favorite things are singing and dressing up like Disney princesses.

In an interview with KSL, David wrote that “A few months ago, I was paying for an oil change, and when I turned around (Claire) was singing ‘Little Mermaid’ in the lobby while everyone had their phones out recording her.”

This sparked an idea for David. He decided to create a professional quality version of Claire singing one of her favorite songs. The duo worked on the recording for about a week and then David published it on YouTube.

I think it’s safe to say it turned out pretty darn perfect.

H/T Hello Giggles

 

Watch This 92-Year-Old Man Sing To His Dying Wife

This touching video seems to be a scene straight out of The Notebook. 92-year old Howard is seen singing “You’ll Never Know” by Rosemary Clooney with Harry James to his wife Laura.

Filmed by the couple’s granddaughter, Erin Solari, she expressed that she recorded this tender exchange to capture their final moments together. According to Erin’s comments on her YouTube video, the couple was still madly love and this was their love song. When Howard went away to fight in WWII, this song comforted Laura. And at family gathering’s they often sang it together.

In fact, after fifty years of marriage, they renewed their vows and performed this song as a duet for the entire family at the reception. Sadly, Grandma is now too weak to sing, but that doesn’t stop her from saying the words to him (see at 1:00).

When she cannot continue the song, Howard gently takes over and sings the remainder of the tune. The best part about this story is in Erin’s update below:

After posting this video to Facebook, it began to go viral and all the outpouring of love lifted everyone’s spirits… including Grandma’s! Hospice eventually deemed her well enough to go back home to live out her remaining few days. As of this posting my beautiful Grandma Laura Virginia is still with us resting peacefully at home. Our family along with the wonderful people from hospice are taking care of her and making sure she remains as pain-free and comfortable as possible while she prepares for her nearing departure. We all thank you so much for the love and kind words.

 

Here is the full song from the clip. “You’ll Never Know” performed by Rosemary Clooney and Harry James:

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True love is a beautiful thing.