Top of The World

Such a feeling’s coming over me…

Even as I write this blog I can feel happiness taking over. It’s that type of song.

Seamie O’Dowd and I have been playing a Monday night residency in Thomas Connolly’s for 4 years now – and the only time the crowd have spontaneously burst into song with us was when Tabby Callaghan was our guest and he did this number. It’s that type of song.

Listen to the playful nature of the Wurlitzer and electric guitar lines, how the violins come in and add even more cheer to the second half of each verse.

And the lyrics – it ticks all the boxes of joy, mentioning wonder, love, the sun, a dream, wishes, tomorrow, leaves on the trees, the breeze, heaven.

But the first line of the chorus and the title of the song is the one that gets me.

“I’m on top of the world”.

Think about it. Aren’t we all on top of the world? Walking, driving, going about our day on top of this huge lump or rock we call the world. And if you’re having a tough one, remember that at least you’re on top of the world. It could be worse.

Have a listen to the song. Go on.

PS Tabby’s back with us next Monday 10th.

I'm Kieran and I play piano. Actually I do a bit more than just playing - I teach others how to play, and I write music, arrange it and host/produce shows.

4 thoughts on “Top of The World

  1. Ah thanks Paddy. Am enjoying it I must say so will keep at it for a while more for sure. Greetings to you all too…


  2. Congrats kieran on continuing to write an engaging musical blog. Always thought provoking and the fact that there are so many new ideas. Keep it up for as long as you can. By the way greetings from Oz. Paddy

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  3. Ah thanks kieran!I high tried playing along with the clarinet and it’s an easy song to back!✋can you tell me what key their singing in?

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