Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Harry Connick Jr. - Your Songs

When I was in high school, the TV show Will and Grace was my all time favorite show (she was an interior designer, I wanted to be one). So I always thought that Harry Connick, Jr.'s only talent was being an actor - (Grace's in-and-out husband on the show).

So imagine my surprise when I found out that he was a musician who could act!

When I heard that he was in fact a singer, I initially thought, oh great, here goes another actor trying to sing. Yeah, I was naive and very mistaken. Harry Connick Jr. is an AMAZING SINGER.

I just downloaded onto my ipod his latest creation, Your Songs. On the Your Songs album, Harry performs many classic songs that we already know and love (original to other great artist like Elvis, Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra, just to name a few).

Set to music by a full jazz band and string orchestra, this album is smooth, beautiful, and easy on the ears. I've found it perfect for playing while I try to get work done in the office.

My favorite song on the album? Track #7, "The Way You Look Tonight" (and not just because it was my first dance with my husband at my wedding, almost 8 years ago).

GET IT YOURSELF. Your Songs was just released last week, September 22. Go ahead and download it on iTunes or pick it up on Amazon for only $9.99!

WIN YOUR OWN! We have a copy of this awesome album to give to one lucky simple reader. To enter, visit Harry's site, let us know either what song off the album is your favorite or just something you learned about him by visiting the site.

Additional Entries (leave a separate comment for each entry method):
  • Blog about this contest. Please link back to this Simple Reviews post and Harry Connick, Jr.
  • Become (or already be) a follower of Simple
  • Become a Fan of Harry on Facebook
  • Tweet this giveaway. Please include us in your tweet, we're @simplereviews
Winner will be randomly chosen and notified October 11th, 2009.

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94 comments:

  1. I learned from his discography section that he has released 25 albums!

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  2. I love, love, love "The Way You Look Tonight!" I used to listen to Harry on my discman during college. He sung me to sleep every night.
    Swoon...

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  3. I look forward to the beatles and she loves you...not too sure about redoing the carpentars- that is a classic. he is an amazingly talented actor and singer who loves his country and loves his wife and daughter.

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  4. I didn't know he had done the music for When Harry Met Sally AND that he won awards for it.

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  5. I am now a Facebook fan of Harry's.

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  6. I know that Harry and I share the same birthday 9/11. luckylady4163@yahoo.com

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  7. I'm a fan of Harry's on Facebook.
    luckylady4163@yahoo.com

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  8. Many good songs to choose from, but I would pick Mona Lisa as my favorite.

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  9. I want to hear him sing Can't Help Falling In Love on this CD. I learned on his site that he has sold over 20,000,000 albums in his career.

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  10. I am a Facebook Fan of Harry Connick, Jr.

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  11. I learned that Harry Connick Jr first widespread success as a musician came when director Rob Reiner asked him to contribute the score to the 1989 smash film, When Harry Met Sally… The film's success led to Harry’s first multi-platinum album, an accomplishment made even more impressive by the fact that it was also Harry’s first Big Band recording.

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  12. I love Some Enchanted Evening

    plur268 at yahoo dot com

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  13. I found out that Harry grew up in New Orleans. Thanks for the great giveaway:)

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  14. I didn't know he came from New Orleans. Great place for a budding musician to grow up in! All the great influences!

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  15. I love the song First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, so that's the song I'm most looking forward to hearing from Harry. Thanks!

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  16. Looking forward to hearing "Smile" from the album! Love it!
    garyandalesha at cox dot net

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  17. besame mucho
    timgus at cox dot net

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  18. My favorite new song of the Your Songs CD is "Besame Mucho (Kiss Me Much)".

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  19. I learned that Come by Me debuted at #1 on the Billboard Jazz Chart.

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  20. All The Way

    psychebabe2000@yahoo.ca

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  21. I learned that he's sold over $20 million in albums.

    Thank you.
    msurosey@yahoo.com

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  22. Follower (mail4rosey).

    msurosey@yahoo.com

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  23. One of my favorite songs from his new album is The Way You Look Tonight.
    Thanks for the giveaway
    ladylourdes1@aol.com

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  24. Already follow ladylourdes1@aol.com

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  25. I love Harry Connicks Jr.
    My favorite song on this album is "Besame Mucho (Kiss Me Much)".

    fly18grl21(at)aol(dot)com

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  26. I'm a follower.
    fly18grl21(at)aol(dot)com

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  27. My favorite song is "The Way You Look Tonight" too ~ he just get's it on the mark!

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  28. Tweeted ~ http://twitter.com/susanlanai/status/4609585284

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  29. All the Way would be my favorite but they are all great songs!

    ehhogan at bellsouth.net

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  30. My favorite song is First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.

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  31. I am a follower of your blog!

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  32. I tweeted about the giveaway:
    http://twitter.com/ferbird/status/4655955435

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  33. I'm an old Beatlemaniac so my favorite is "And I Love Her". Please accept my entry. Thank you.

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  34. "Your Song" has always been one of my favorite songs, and I can't wait to hear Harry Connick Jr.'s version. Thank you!

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  35. The Way You Look Tonight would be my favorite.

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  36. I didn't know he had so many music albums! wow...

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  37. I love the song Smile.

    My grandmother used to sing that to me when I was little

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  38. And She Loves You sounds awesome!

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  39. Besame Mucho is a great song! I also can't believe how many albums he has released...I mean wow, this guy is a machine!

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  40. I love "The Way You Look Tonight!"
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  41. "Just The Way You Are" is my favorite!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  42. And I Love You So

    Deborah
    comfortjoydesigns AT gmail DOT com

    Michigan Addy Ready

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  43. And I Love Her is my favorite of all time.

    Allegro966(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. I LOVE "Smile", it's one of my favorite songs and I can't wait to hear Harry singing it!

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  45. I blogged you! http://www.kidazy.com/contests/harry-connick-jr-cd-giveaway-and-more/

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  46. I'm a fan of HCJ on Facebook! (Amy B)

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  47. I tweeted you! http://twitter.com/Kidazy/status/4772699522

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  48. i like the song Smile




    cpsnsamples@aol.com

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  49. My favorite is 10.Some Enchanted Evening

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  50. Love him! He's done much to help New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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  51. I'm already a follower on GFC. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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  52. The way You Look Tonight!
    I love these songs!

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  53. The Way you Look Tonight is a favorite song of mine.

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

    dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

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  54. My favorite song from his album Your Songs would be I Love You Just The Way You are. I love that song. Thank you for having this giveaway.
    litefoot873 (@) hotmail.com

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  55. I tweeted-http://twitter.com/litefoot873/status/4785536297
    litefoot873 (@) hotmail.com

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  56. I didn't know he was from New Orleans

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  57. I follow your blog.
    litefoot873 (@) hotmail.com

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  58. I love the song Smile. It is amazing



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    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  59. I follow your blog


    Canadian Contests, Freebies, Coupons, Deals, Games and Chat - join us at http://forum.coolcanucks.ca/


    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  61. I like All the Way!

    kngmckellar@hotmail.com

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  62. tweeted

    http://twitter.com/Prairiebelle/status/4786678249

    Canadian Contests, Freebies, Coupons, Deals, Games and Chat - join us at http://forum.coolcanucks.ca/


    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  63. http://kngmckellar-glorias.blogspot.com/2009/10/httpwwwsimple-momreviewscom200909harry.html

    blogged
    kngmckellar@hotmail.com

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  64. follow your blog

    kngmckellar@hotmail.com

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  65. http://twitter.com/kngmckellar/status/4786784088

    tweeted
    kngmckellar@hotmail.com

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  66. Harry took on a new challenge in February 2006, when he made his Broadway debut as an actor in the revival of The Pajama Game

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  67. following your blog as klp1965 kathy pease

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  68. http://twitter.com/klp1965/status/4787439018

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  69. I would love to hear The Way You Look Tonight from this album.

    Kim
    sunkissed212@yahoo.com

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  70. I found out that Harry grew up in New Orleans. Mmm he is so cute. Thanks

    mightynaynay@cs.com

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  71. Harry grew up in New Orleans, and it is here you will find the roots of his love for music and performing. His early talent was shaped by study with such luminaries as James Booker and Ellis Marsalis, and he was but five years old when he began performing.

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  72. Harry Connick Jr. Facebook Fan!

    Had to go to his site & then Facebook.
    Your link went to another page which & became a fan too!

    ZESTYWONDERLAND

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  73. I can't wait to hear his version of Can't Help Falling In Love.

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  74. mona lisa is my favorite! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  75. Some Enchanted Evening is my favorite. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  76. I like mona lisa.

    Thanks

    axelrulz@hotmail dot com

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  77. I became a fan of Harry on Facebook.

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