At Monday’s Grammy Awards, Taylor Swift won the honor for Best Pop Vocal Album for 1989 , and immediately thanked James Taylor.
While approving the award via phone, she said,
Is James Taylor there? Can you tell James Taylor I adoration him? Can somebody who knows James Taylor tell him I cherish him?
James Taylor was not at the Grammys, but he did give Taylor a special shoutout on his Facebook sheet.
While Taylor may be James’ most famous fan, she certainly isn’t alone in her approbation of the famed musician.
Thanks to our parents, grandparents and pals who have enormous feeling in music, many of us are still very well known classics like “Country Road” and “You’ve Got a Friend.” We grew up falling asleep to the soothing guitar observes of “Sweet Baby James.” “Fire& Rain” brought us to weeping in the car gate-crash vistum in “Remember the Titans.”
James Taylor’s music characterized many of our childhoods. And most of us probablydidn’t even realize Sweet Baby James , Taylor’s well-known second album, came out in 1970.
And there’s a reason his songs transcend generations: There is nothing a James Taylor song can’t fix.
When you’re missing your mothers: “Sweet Baby James”
There’s a carol that they sing when they take to the roadway,
A carol that they sing when they take to the sea,
A song that they sing of their home in the sky,
Maybe you can believe it if it helps you to sleep,
But singing works just fine for me.
It doesn’t matter how old-time “you think youre” or how far “youre living” from home, missing your parents is bound to happen. Sometimes, a phone call or FaceTime doesn’t cut it, and you just have to have a good old-fashioned call. Move on “Sweet Baby James, ” and mourn the times your mom would construct you dinner and fold you in bed.
When you’re fondnes homesick: “Country Road”
I guess my paws know where they want me to go
Ambling on a country road
Even if you aren’t from the country, this song induces believes of consolation , nostalgia and longing. You’ll be gazing up flights on Skyscanner within a minute of listening.
When you lose someone close to you: “Fire& Rain”
I’ve read fire and I’ve ascertained rain
I’ve experienced sunny daylights that I contemplated would never end
I’ve heard lonely epoches when I could not find a friend
But I always thought that I’d see you again
James Taylor wrote this song after his then-girlfriend, Suzanne, tragically was killed in a plane crash on the path to one of his concerts. He didn’t know she was coming, but his pals wanted to operate her out to stun him.
When happens go wrong and you need a feel-good psalm: “Blossom”
Blossom, smile some sunshine down my route lately, I’ve been lonesome.
Blossom, it’s been often too long a era, seems my dreamings have iced, defrost my cares away.
I’m actually not sure what “Blossom” is technically about, but my best friend’s mom danced to it with her daddy at her wed, so I’m going to premise it’s a feel-good ballad that’ll “melt[ your] attentions away.”
When your friend moves throughout the country: “You’ve Got a Friend”
You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I’ll pas scurry, oh yeah baby, wants to talk to you again
You can’t listen to this and not should be considered how luck you are to have good friends, even if you no longer live in the same region. Call them and tell them how much they’re appreciated.
When you’re in a fight with your boyfriend: “How Sweet It Is( To Be Affection By You) ”
You were better to me than I was to myself
For me, there’s you and there ain’t nobody else
I wanna stop and thank you baby
I just wanna stop and thank you newborn, oh yes
OK, this might not be relevant for every contend, but when he does thosesmall things that chafe you, put on some James Taylor. Some nuisances precisely aren’t worth get mad over.
When you lose your job: “Never Die Young”
( Make other nerves be broken, let other nightmares run dry)
but our golden ones voyage on, voyage on to another land beneath another sky, beneath another sky.
Hold them up, prop them up, comprise them up, comprise them up, accommodate them up, support them up…
( Prop them up, don’t let them descend)
Losing your job sucks. Everyone knows that. But it also isn’t the end of the world. Make James Taylor’s words induce you to update your resume and start undertaking hunting again.
When you need a vacation: “Carolina In My Mind”
In my head I’m gone to Carolina
Can’t you experience the sunshine?
Can’t you precisely find the moonshine?
And, ain’t it just like a friend of mine
To affect me from behind?
Yes, I’m gone to Carolina in my mind
I’m biased: I would listen to this on my Walkman on 7-hour errands their own families would do to South Carolina every summer growing up. Still, close your eyes and feign you’re somewhere that isn’t your frigid office.
When everyone is irritating you: “Shower the People”
Things are gonna work out fine if you only will do as I suggest, just
shower the person or persons you adore with ardour, show them the mode you feel.
Things are gonna be something better if you only will.
Deep breathers, deep sighs. Kill them with kindness.
James Taylor simply stirs everything better.