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Musical Alphabet Letter M

Songs with titles beginning with the letter M

By Rasma RaistersPublished 14 days ago 3 min read

Usually, we choose songs we like by the melody, the lyrics, and by the musical genre. I’m starting a series with songs from all kinds of genres going according to the alphabet. Here are songs with titles that begin with the letter M. Links will be posted below as we proceed through the ABCs. At the end, you’ll find the links to the songs with titles that begin with the letters A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, and L.

“Mellow Yellow” is a delightful song with a playful melody by Scottish singer and songwriter Donovan. It was written and recorded by Donovan and charted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart as well as on the UK Singles chart.

This English song with French words “Ma Belle Amie” by the Dutch pop-rock band The Tee Set perked up my ears when I first heard it because I took French in high school. It is a beautiful song. The title of the song means “My Beautiful Friend”. The song was released as a single from their album of the same name. It was written by band members Peter Tetteroo and Hans Van Elijck. The song charted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also features a French lyric line - "Apres Tous les beaux jours je te dis merci merci" ("After all the beautiful days, I say thank you, thank you").

“MacArthur Park” might have lyrics that are a bit different especially when you consider a cake left out in the rain but when Donna Summers made it into a disco song I fell in love with it right away. The song was written by American singer and songwriter Jimmy Webb and was first recorded by Irish actor and singer Richard Harris in 1968. His version charted on both the Billboard Hot 100 and UK Singles charts. In 1978 American singer Donna Summer came out with a multi-million-selling vinyl single disco version of “MacArthur Park”. The song went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Summer became the first female artist of the modern era to have the number one single and album simultaneously on the Billboard pop charts.

Not only does the song “Magic Carpet Ride” by Canadian-American rock band Steppenwolf have the word “magic” in the title but I think the song is rather magical itself. Steppenwolf recorded the song in 1968 and it's featured on their album The Second being the lead single from that album. It became one of their better-known hits.

Loved this song “Manic Monday” by American pop-rock band The Bangles right from the start. Finally, instead of complaining about my Mondays, I could sing about them instead. The song was written by American musician Prince under the pseudonym “Christopher”. It is on the band's 1986 album Different Light. It became The Bangles first hit and charted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Just fell in love with the song “Mississippi” by Dutch country pop band Pussycat from the first time I heard it. It flows nicely just like the Mississippi River. The song was written by Werner Theunissen. It became the band's first number one single in their home country. Songwriter Theunissen said he was inspired to write this song by The Bee Gees song “Massachusetts”.

I think that “More Than Words” by the American rock band Extreme is a wonderful love ballad. The song was the third single to be released from their album Pornograffitti in 1990. The song went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and charted on the UK Singles chart. The RIAA certified it Gold.

I don't know how many love the really old songs before rock came along but I think this song “Memories Are Made of This” sung by American singer and actor Dean Martin is just fantastic. So sentimental and beautiful. This popular nostalgic song was written by Terry Gilkyson, Richard Dehr, and Frank Miller who were the members of a three-piece group The Easy Riders. They also were the backing band for Martin's version of this song. The song quickly went to number one on the Billboard Top 100 chart. It became Martin's biggest hit and a Gold record. The song also topped the UK Singles chart and was Martin's only UK number one hit.

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Rasma Raisters

My passions are writing and creating poetry. I write for several sites online and have four themed blogs on Wordpress. Please follow me on Twitter.

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